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Shunglu report: Maken files police complaint against Kejriwal

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New Delhi, April 20: Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Thursday filed a complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under the Prevention from Corruption Act.

Citing corruption charges by Shunglu report against Delhi CM, Maken said “We have approached Delhi Police and filed the complaint under Prevention from Corruption act against Arvind Kejriwal and his co-workers. On Nov 27, the report of Shunglu committee was out in front wherein Kejriwal was accused of serious corruption charges. Till now no action has been taken by the central government.”

Maken asserted that he has taken the matter to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Accusing central government for helping Kejriwal, Maken said, “I believe Kejriwal and Central Government are supporting each other and this is the reason why he is still not getting punished. I want the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to stop helping his government.”

He warned against inaction and said if no action is taken then we will consult the judiciary system. We will also send the report to the CBI to take the issue under Prevention of Corruption Act said Delhi Congress President.

Earlier this month, the three-member Shunglu Committee questioned irregularities in the allotment of land by Arvind Kejriwal-led government.

The committee, was set up by former Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung after Delhi High Court gave him primacy to the LG in Delhi administrative affairs in August last year.

The Shunglu Committee was headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V.K. Shunglu, and in its 100 page report it raised questions on the allotment of 206, Rouse Avenue – a minister’s bungalow used as party office – to Aam Aap Party (AAP).

The report read: Allotment of 206, Rouse Avenue, known as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg (Ministers residences), to AAP. On 08.10.2015 Chief Secretary circulated a decision of the Cabinet approving allotment of land to political parties for construction of offices. The Cabinet “feels that there is an elected Government in National Capital Territory of Delhi and it has the prerogative to frame its own guidelines to allot land, to the political parties having their representation in Delhi Legislative Assembly…… Since Land is a reserved subject this decision should be deemed null and void. It is clear that this decision to allot land to political parties was really to validate allotment of government accommodation to AAP.

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4 killed, 22 injured in bus accident in Bihar

The incident occurred near Shankar Lohar village under the jurisdiction of Baheri police station when the bus was on its way to Darbhanga town from Biraul sub-division in the district, the police said.

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Darbhanga, May 20 : Four persons were killed and 22 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and turned turtle in Bihar’s Darbhanga district today, police said.

The incident occurred near Shankar Lohar village under the jurisdiction of Baheri police station when the bus was on its way to Darbhanga town from Biraul sub-division in the district, the police said.

The bus skidded off the road in order to save a motorcycle-borne person and turned turtle, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Darbhanga distrit, Manoj Kumar, said.

Four persons died on the spot, he said adding that out of the 22 injured, 12 were admitted to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital with serious injuries.

The rest of the injured were admitted to Baheri primary health centre, the SP added.

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Delhi will be world’s most populous city by 2028, says UN report

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New Delhi, May 17 : The Indian capital will be the most populous city on the planet by 2028, says a new UN report.

Currently, Tokyo is the worlds most populated city, with an agglomeration of 37 million inhabitants, followed by New Delhi (29 million), and Shanghai (26 million). Mexico City and Paulo, come next; each with around 22 million inhabitants.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) report projects that by 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.

Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts DESA.

Most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in just a handful of countries.

Together, India, China and Nigeria will account for 35 per cent of the projected growth of the worlds urban population between 2018 and 2050. It is projected that India will have added 416 million urban dwellers, China 255 million and Nigeria 189 million, said DESA, announcing the findings on Wednesday.

The report also estimates that by 2030, the world could have 43 so-called megacities (up from 31 today, according to reports) – those with more than 10 million inhabitants – most of them in developing countries.

These swelling populations will place extra demands on both resources and services in urban areas, notes the report.

Many countries will face challenges in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations, including for housing, transportation, energy systems and other infrastructure; as well as for employment and basic services such as education and health care, said DESA, urging governments adopt better integrated policies to improve the lives of both urban and rural dwellers.

At the same time, linkages between urban and rural areas will need to be strengthened, building on their existing economic, social and environmental ties, the report concludes.

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Tejaswi accuses Nitish of supporting BJP`s ‘bare corruption’ in Karnataka

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Patna, May 20 : Senior RJD leader and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav today fired a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by accusing him of supporting BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism and bare corruption in Karnataka.

Reacting on his official Facebook account to target the chief minister, Mr. Kumar said, Self-proclaimed crusader of morality and a person of conscience is silent on BJP`s alleged democratic hooliganism, act of snatching, mafiadom and open horse trading of MLAs in new India.

Carrying out his attack on BJP in the backdrop of latest political developments in Karnataka, Mr Yadav said, They are ready to feed but nobody is ready to eat, making an oblique reference to alleged attempt of horse trading in Karnataka.

Nitish is giving his full support to such bare corruption, he further remarks.

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