SunDay www.thestatesman.com 31 march 2019 finD us online scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 20 | `5.00 |lc KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR Writing about MuMbai’s resonating heart ~ an exclusive interaction With Jayant KaiKini, Winner of the Dsc Prize for No PreseNts Please real girls eat ~ a society that shuns unrealistic boDy iMage stanDarDs can helP WoMen overcoMe severe eating DisorDers WeatheR Partly cloudy sky. Max and min temp to be around 34/25 degrees celsius, resp. Rainfall: Nil Relative humidity Max.93% tempeRatuRe Economy hit due to Modi’s reckless decisions: Cong press trust of india Min. 51% New Delhi, 30 March Min: 25.3°c (+1) Max: 33.8°c (-1) suN rises suN seTs 17:52 hrs 05:30 hrs MooN rises MooN seTs 02:27 hrs 13:43 hrs Next quarter of moon on 1 april thumbnails The bcci ombudsman DK Jain has received two complains that sourav Ganguly will be “conflicted” if he performs his role as Delhi capitals' adviser in an iPl encounter against p12 KKr at the eden Gardens on april 12. ED charge sheet against Deepak Talwar: The ED filed a charge sheet before a Delhi court against alleged lobbyist Deepak Talwar and his son aditya in a money laundering case. he allegedly acted as a middleman to favour foreign private airlines, causing loss to air India. SP candidate for Gorakhpur after party quits alliance: a day after the Nishad Party quit the SP-BSP-rLD alliance in UP, the Samajwadi Party on Saturday named its own candidate for the prestigious Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat, dropping sitting MP Pravin Nishad. Pentagon denial: The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India's anti-satellite (aSaT) missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development. The Congress Saturday alleged mismanagement of the economy by the government and that it has suffered due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's “reckless” decisions. Senior Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma said that in the past five years, India's economy is “gasping” instead of “galloping”. “The government is destroying the credibility of Indian data by embellishing the data, fudging numbers and inflating figures. The fact is that there has been an monumental mismanagement of Indian economy under his watch. It is not galloping economy but a gasping economy, a struggling economy which has also suffered because of the reckless decision of Prime Minister Modi,” he told reporters. The Congress leader claimed that Modi has to be held accountable for destroying tens of millions of jobs by demonetisation. “He has to answer for a hasty imposition of a flawed GST model which he claimed to be 'one nation, one tax', but it is one nation, five taxes which excludes 45 per cent of the revenue, making Indian GST the most burdensome most complex,” he said. Sharma said the four engines of the Indian economy -- investment, manufacturing, exports and capital formation -- were down. “How can you keep on claiming More than 100 landmarks across the UK from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle are switching off their lights to mark this year's Earth Hour. The lights will go off at famous buildings and structures across the country between 8.30pm and 9.30 pm on Saturday as part of the international event organised by conservation charity WWF to urge action to save the planet. Sydney Opera House, Egypt's Great Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer monument and the Empire State Building in New York are among the sites worldwide where the lights will be switched off. The event sees landmarks, businesses and people switching their lights off for an hour of darkness, and aims to high- light the impacts humans are having on the planet through climate change, pollution, plastic and food production. More than 7,000 cities in more than 170 countries and millions of people are expected to take part this year, to send a message to leaders that protecting the Earth should be top of their agenda, WWF said. In the UK, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Shard, Cardiff Castle, Liverpool Cathedral, Old Trafford, Brighton Pier and the Modi says as chowkidar he is committed to resolving the issue; praises Patel, bordoloi stand sns & pti MoraN/GohPur (assaM), 30 March P that we are the fastest growing (economy) by not creating jobs but by destroying them. There is a huge contradiction. This economy is not creating jobs. Exports have stagnated for five years, manufacturing has gone down, gross fixed capital formation has remained hovering over zero. National investment rate has fallen. These are the facts. The government has gone into heavy borrowing,” he told reporters. Sharma also alleged that the country has played with the credibility of the country's data. “Fudging of the data is not going to help. NITI Aayog's job is not meant to embellish numbers and fudge the country's data.’’ A day after the ECI held that Modi's 27 March address to the nation to announce India's successful demonstration of its anti-satellite (ASAT) missile capability did not violate its Model Code of Conduct (MCC) provision regarding misuse of official mass media, the complainant in the matter, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, today again wrote to the CEC stating that the ECI had taken a “narrow” view. Earth Hour: Lights off at iconic places and towers the independent and agencies 30 March PM blames Cong for influx in Assam and rest of N-E Eden Project are among the landmarks taking part. Last year across the UK, 10 million people took part, along with more than 7,000 schools, 400 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations, the charity said. WWF warns that people living today are the first generation to experience the effects of climate change, and the last to be able to change it, while the planet is also suffering plastic pollution and deforestation. The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour on Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity. The 13th edition of Earth Hour, organised by the green group WWF, will see millions of people across 180 countries turn off their lights at 8:30 pm local time to highlight energy use and the need for conservation. rime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Assam and the rest of the Northeast were suffering from infiltration due to the policies of the Congress and asserted that he, as the 'chowkidar', was committed to resolving the issue. He also said it was the erstwhile Jana Sangh and tall leaders such as Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had raised their voice in support of Bangladesh during the neighbouring country's independence movement, and not as the Opposition usually portrayed it. “Congress has always cheated the people of Assam and if Sardar (Vallabhbhai) Patel and (first Assam chief minister) Gopinath Bordoloi had not taken a strong stand at the time of Partition, then Assam's identity would not have been what it is today,” Modi said while addressing the second of the two election rallies at Gohpur in Assam. Indirectly referring to the Chinese aggression of 1962, Modi said the Congress policy was such that it was only due to the brave people of Tezpur and the armed forces that the state could be saved. “This chowkidar is committed to fight against Assam's problems of infiltration, terrorism and corruption and ensure the dig- nity of the people of the state,” he said. He urged the people to remember on polling day that Assam and the country can become free from illegal migrants and terrorists only if the BJP-led NDA is voted as on one side is the 'dumdaar chowkidar' (strong watchman) and on the other ''mahamilawat wala parivar'' (adulterated family). Modi has targeted the Opposition alliance as ''mahamilawat”. He highlighted the role played by the right-wing Jana Sangh, which was recreated as the BJP in 1980, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee in supporting Bangladesh liberation movement. Indira Gandhi, who was prime minister of the country during creation of Bangladesh in 1971, is usually credited for its liberation from Pakistan. Modi had in 2015 received award of Bangladesh Liberation War Honour on behalf ofVajpayee for his “active role” in the country's independence struggle and consolidating India's friendship with the nation. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid had handed over the award to Modi at a function at Bangabhaban, the President's House, on June 7, 2015 which was attended by Premier Sheikh Hasina. In his speech at that time, Modi had said he was one of the young volunteers who came to Delhi to participate in a Satyagraha launched by Jana Sangh to support Bangladeshi freedom fighters in 1971. He had also recalled Vajpayee's speech in Parliament on December 6, 1971 in which he had asked government to recognise Bangladesh as a nation. “The whole world is with country but this has worried the Congress and they are not only opposing the chowkidar alone but also the nation. Will you give a befitting reply on the polling day,” he said, launching a scathing attack on rivals. Referring to the Ahom commander Lachit Barphukan's historic quote that the 'Deshkot ke Mama dangor no hoi' (Mama or uncle is not greater than the nation), Modi quipped for Congress “all Mamas is greater than the country as is evident from Michel Mama, Quatrochhi Mama, etc for whom they have put the nation at stake.” He was referring to Christian Michel, arrested in the AgustaWestlandVVIP chopper scam, and Ottavio Quattrocchi, the middleman associated with the Bofors scam. He urged people to remember Barphukan's words on polling and strengthen the hands of the chowkidar and not those who are ready to sell the country. “You had earlier sent a Prime Minister from Assam (referring to Manmohan Singh) whom people do not even remember now,” he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people of Arunachal Pradesh to vote for a 'chowkidar' (watchman) who would provide security to the country even as he attacked Opposition parties, claiming they were “disheartened” by India's growth and success. Kicking off his campaign here for simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh, the prime minister said the state is a “shield for the country with the people Shah files papers in LS poll debut ahMeDabaD, 30 March BJP chief Amit Shah Saturday filed nomination papers for his maiden Lok Sabha elections from Gandhinagar, currently represented by L K Advani, and later asserted in a rally that people saw in Prime Minister Narendra Modi a leader they had been waiting for the last 70 years. A road show and a rally was held which was attended by two ex-BJP chiefs -- Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari -- besides allies. pti zealously guarding the border as sentinels”. Targeting the Congress, he said the grand old party is “synonymous with corruption” and has the habit of taking people of this country for a ride”. “When the country makes significant achievements, don't you feel happy? Everyone, irrespective of their social and financial status, regales at India's success stories’’.
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