Power centralisation in PMO behind poor economy: Sena

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December 10, 2019

Mumbai, Dec 10: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said centralisation of power in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was one of the main reasons for the "poor" economic health of the country.

The central government wants the finance minister and RBI Governor under its control, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' claimed, adding that the present BJP-led dispensation is not ready to listen to economists as it considers the economy as a "share market gamble".

It supported concerns raised by former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, who recently said India is in the midst of a "growth recession" with signs of deep malaise in the economy that is being run through extreme centralisation of power in the PMO and powerless ministers.

India's economic growth slowed to a six-year low of 4.5 per cent in the July-September quarter. With inflation rising, fears of stagflation -- a fall in aggregate demand accompanied by rising inflation -- have resurfaced.

The Shiv Sena said former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi cannot be held responsible for the country's present economic situation.

"Centralisation of power in PMO and powerless ministers - this situation is not good for the economy," the Marathi publication said.

"The present government is not ready to listen to economists as it considers the economy like a 'share bazaar satta'. What is Nirmala Sitharaman's contribution as finance minister - 'I don't eat onion, you also do the same'," the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said in taunting remarks.

The government wants the finance minister, RBI governor, finance secretary and Niti Aayog Chairman under its control, it claimed, adding that this is the main reason for the country's "poor" economic health.

The economy is "paralysed" and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan's "diagnosis" is absolutely correct.

"The government is not ready to accept the economic slowdown. When the onion prices touch Rs 200 per kg, the finance minister says 'I don't eat garlic, onion, so don't ask me'," it quipped.

The Sena said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "not trying" to improve the situation. "When he was the chief minister of Gujarat, he had expressed concern over the rising onion prices," it noted. The Sena said that PM Modi had said onion is an essential commodity and it has become so costly that it will have to be "kept in lockers".

"The situation has changed and Modi is now the prime minister and the economy is in a 'crisis'. An unconscious person is brought back to senses by being made to smell onion, but this is not possible now since onions have disappeared from markets," it said in sarcastic comments.

The Sena also blamed decisions like demonetisation and "unnecessary focus" on projects such as the bullet train for the current economic situation.

"Whatever Pandit Nehru and his colleagues earned for the country, this government is selling it off," it said, apparently referring to the proposed sale of public sector undertakings like the BPCL and Air India.

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dead indian
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Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

Vote for hindu rastra and eat sand and mud this is the aukaat of you people..all the best for futur

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January 11,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 11: Amid fears of bird flu spread in neighbouring Kerala, seven crows were found dead at different places in Mangaluru on Monday.

Three crows were found on the road near Pacchanady dumping yard, two near Shaktinagar housing colony and two more near the Kuppepadavu school road, sources in the state health department said. Health officials have visited the spots and collected samples.

It may be recalled that six crows were found dead in Manjanady near here recently and samples collected from them had tested negative for bird flu.

Health Minister K. Sudhakar had stated a couple of days back that there were no cases of bird flu in Karnataka and all the samples tested so far have returned negative.

He had also directed the health officials in the border districts to be vigilant in the wake of an avian flu outbreak in other states, including Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Four districts in southern Karnataka bordering Kerala have been put on alert following the outbreak of bird flu (H5N8) in the neigbouring state.

"We have put four districts bordering Kerala -- Chamarajanagar, Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu and Mysuru -- on alert and taken steps to prevent bird flu spread from the adjacent state though no case of the disease has been reported in Karnataka so far," a state animal husbandry department official had told IANS on January 7.

The animal husbandry department has also set up kiosks at border check-posts to monitor vehicles from Kerala to ensure chicken and eggs are not allowed to enter the districts without certification.

The Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairies on Monday said that avian influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country till date. The 10 states are -- Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Avian influenza or bird flu is a contagious viral disease caused by influenza type A viruses, which affect poultry birds like chickens and turkeys.

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January 19,2021

Mumbai, Jan 19: Equity benchmark indices were upbeat during early hours on Tuesday with fresh buying from foreign and domestic buyers amid firm cues from their Asian peers.

At 10:15 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 422 points or 0.87 per cent at 48,986 while the Nifty 50 surged by 117 points or 0.82 per cent to 14,398.

All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green zone with Nifty realty jumping by 4.5 per cent, PSU bank by 1.4 per cent, financial service by 0.9 per cent and auto by 0.8 per cent.

Among stocks, Godrej Properties was up by 3.9 per cent to Rs 1,408.60 per share DLF Ltd surged ahead with gains of 6.3 per cent to Rs 294.20.

Tata Motors moved up by 3.4 per cent, Grasim by 3 per cent, SBI Life by 2.6 per cent and Reliance Industries by 1.8 per cent.

However, those which lost marginally were HDFC Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, ITC, Hindustan Lever and Bharat Petroleum Corporation.

Meanwhile, Asian shares climbed as investors wagered China's economic strength will help underpin growth in the region.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside Japan firmed 0.98 per cent. Japan's Nikkei bounced 1.5 per cent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 1.8 per cent.

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January 19,2021

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Surat, Jan 19: As many as 15 migrant labourers, including three children sleeping on a pavement were run over by a truck late on Monday night in Gujarat. Police said that 13 labourers died on the spot while two others succumbed in the hospital.

The accident took place near Kosamba in the Surat district. Police said that five families, hailing from Banswada in Rajasthan, were sleeping on the pavement when the dumper truck ran over them. Police said that four injured labourers have been shifted to the hospital.

Surat District Superintendent of Police Usha Rada said, "The driver of the truck is in our custody. He told us that the accident happened after he lost balance as his truck collided with a tractor carrying sugarcane and ran over the labourers who were sleeping on the pavement."

She added that the driver had ducked the tractor, but his dumper collided with the sugarcane which pierced the windshield and blocked his view resulting in the accident in which 15 persons were killed while four others, who were injured, are stable in the hospital.

Hours after the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole the death of labourers. He wrote, "The loss of lives due to a truck accident in Surat is tragic. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Praying that the injured recover at the earliest."

He also announced, "Ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the accident in Surat. Rs. 50,000 each would be given to those injured. "

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of the kin of those who lost their lives in the accident in Surat.

"Deeply saddened to know many labourers from Banswara, Rajasthan have lost lives after a truck ran over them as they were sleeping near a road in Surat. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families and prayers for a speedy recovery of the injured," said Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.

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Ramesh Mishra
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Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021

This type of atrocities and crimes against humanity India has become the Capital of the world, where are our leaders, IAS, IPS and PCS who have the Godly attitudes. The Indian Government has a legal obligation to look after the families of the victims. India pretend to be a civilized and Democratic Nation, the negligent conduct of the Provincial and the Central Government of India is reprehensible.I am an UP NRI residing in Canada since 1975,I frequently visit India and have witnessed absolute lawlessness in entire India,I offer my sympathy to the victims families.
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Ramesh Mishra
Victoria BC Canada

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