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Brutality on police: NCP’s Ramesh Kadam and followers attack police station

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Solapur: Nationalist Congress Party’s Ramesh Kadam along with thousands of supporters attacked a police station in Mohol town of Solapur district on Sunday afternoon. At least  13 policemen were injured in the resultant clashes, officials said.

According to a police official M. N. Jadhav of Solapur Control, the local NCP legislator Ramesh Kadam, accompanied by more than 3,000 supporters, led a noisy procession, to ‘surrender’ at the Mohol police station.

The surrender was to pre-empt his impending arrest after a summons was served on him for damaging public properties near the Pune-Solapur Highway on June 28, Jadhav said.

On his part, Kadam issued advertisements in the local media and circulated messages on social networking sites about his decision to ‘surrender’ which attracted hundreds of supporters joining the procession this afternoon.

As they walked shouting anti-police slogans, police attempted to stop them with barricades, but the activists started stoning police and the station house and also knocked down the barricades.

In the free-for-all, police resorted to a minor cane charge to disperse the agitated activists, but at least 13 policemen sustained injuries due to the stone-throwing.

Later, Kadam and around 15 of his supporters were detained and process was on to arrest them for rioting, damaging public properties, attacking police and other charges.

Speaking to media persons, Kadam denied that his supporters had attacked the police station or stoned policemen.

“All this is instigated by the district collector Tukaram Munde who is ‘mentally deranged’ and a ‘corrupt’ officer … He had deliberately tried to frame me in this matter,” Kadam alleged.

Top police and civil administration officials have rushed to Mohol, around 40 km from the district headquarters and the situation was brought under control by Saturday evening.

Police were deployed in large numbers in the town to defuse the tense situation and ward off any untoward incidents.

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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Food wastage in developed countries inexcusable: India

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United Nations: In a world grappling with the hunger of millions, it was “inexcusable” that consumers in developed countries waste as much food as all of Sub-Saharan Africa produces every year, India said here on Monday.

Speaking at a session of a General Assembly committee dealing with economic matters, Supriya Sule said over 100 kg of food is wasted every year for each person in the developed countries.

“It is indeed a travesty that the world today produces enough food to feed the global population and yet millions of poor go hungry every day,” she said citing Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) figures.

“This happens because over one-third of all food produced — as much as 1.3 billion tonnes — is wasted every year.”

Sule blamed “unsustainable and wasteful consumption patterns” for the “colossal wastage” that is “inexcusable”.

“It is important to focus greater efforts at awareness creation and attitudinal change in the developed world which will enable us to save huge amounts of food,” she added at the discussion on “Agriculture Development, Food Security and Nutrition”.

Sule, a Nationalist Congress Party member of the Lok Sabha representing Barmati in Maharashtra, is currently among parliamentarians in India’s UN delegation.

Turning to the problem in developing countries, she said there was an “unacceptably high level of post-harvest losses”.

This was due to poor infrastructure and lack of advanced technologies for production, processing and transportation, she said.

“This problem needs to be addressed by means of enhanced investments in rural infrastructure and transportation and storage facilities as well as better access to and deployment of technologies,” Sule said.

Sule, whose Barmati constituency is a major farming area, paid tributes to farmers.

“It is a matter of pride for us that Indian agriculture has achieved self-sufficiency,” she said.

“Today it is not only able to meet the needs of India’s population but is also playing a major role in agricultural trade.”

Referring to the UN’s declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, she said: “In India, a new ambitious scheme has been launched to provide Soil Health Cards to all farmers in the country in a time-bound manner.”

Under the programme launched in February, more than 140 million farms will have their soils tested and issued Soil Health cards detailing the fertiliser and nutrient requirements for productivity and preservation.

More directly for combating hunger and malnutrition, Sule said the National Food Security Act, which seeks to ensure access to quality food at affordable prices, “has already started showing positive results in combating hunger and malnutrition”.

(IANS)

 

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Thackeray lambastes BJP on price rise, asks to fulfill Ram Temple’s promise

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Mumbai:  Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, on Thursday, lashed out at BJP for failing to curb rising food prices and warned that the price hike would trigger a movement that would topple the government.

He also attacked BJP for its unfulfilled promises to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, while justifying his party’s action in preventing Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Maharashtra.

Addressing the Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park here, Thackeray demanded to know why the runaway inflation could not be controlled and why prices of onions and pulses cannot be checked.

“We are not able to face the people because of this inflation,” said Thackeray, whose Shiv Sena is a junior ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra.

“They (BJP) must remember that governments (in the past) have fallen because of price rise of onions. Any more price rise, the government can be in danger,” he warned.

Referring to a TV debate on cows, Thackeray demanded to know why debates were not taking place on inflation.

He also rapped the BJP on the delay in the Ram Temple coming up in Ayodhya and demanded to declare India as a ‘Hindu nation’ and implementing the uniform civil code.

“They say, temple will be made at the same (disputed) venue, but don’t give a deadline for it… we don’t want Hindus only ringing temple bells, we want Hindus who can fight terror,” he said, as the Shiv Sena entered its 49th year of formation.

Thackeray said the Dadri lynching had led the whole country hanging its head in shame and  not the ink attack on veteran journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni by his party activists.

“Why can’t the people yet identify with the government? What is the need to encourage such things? Tomorrow if (mafia don) Dawood Ibrahim writes a book claiming he is not involved in bomb blasts, should we believe him and allow him to release it full security?” he asked.

On the concert cancellation, he reiterated that when Pakistan is killing Indian soldiers on the borders, why should Ghulam Ali be allowed to sing here.

He also pointed out that since Pakistan declined to accept Eid sweets as wishings from India, then where is the question of maintaining cultural ties with them.

“Why do they get upset whenever we target Pakistan? My speech today is being targeted by enemies (like Pakistan) and even friends. But, we are like this only. We cannot change – take it or leave,” Thackeray declared amidst applause.

On the issue of continuing in power and still attacking BJP, Thackeray said questions are raised on this, even by persons like Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar, but the Sena would not unnecessarily bring down the Maharashtra government.

“We have known for long to continue in government. Ultimately, we are bound to the people, not to power,” he claimed.

He also trained guns on union minister VK Singh’s whose remarks about a dog’s stoning while reacting to the tragic death of two Dalit children in Haryana created a huge row, asking why did Prime Minister Narendra Modi come to lay the foundation stone for Ambedkar Memorial here last week. “Why should this drama continue?” he asked.

Earlier, Sena MP and party mouthpiece “Saamana’s” executive editor Sanjay Raut said that the party must be brought to power on its own majority and later, the party flag must flutter atop parliament also, while promising to fulfill VD Savarkar’s dream of “Akhand Bharat“.

Top party leaders were present at the rally.

(With inputs from IANS)

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No probe going on against Sharad Pawar, says Fadnavis

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Mumbai/Aurangabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday categorically stated there is no probe of any kind against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar.

“There is no investigation of any type against Sharad Pawar. He need not worry…” Fadnavis told media persons in Aurangabad.

He was reacting to Pawar’s statement earlier on Thursday expressing apprehensions about when the state government would put him and other NCP leaders in jail.

“Now we are waiting to see when they will put us also in jail,” Pawar commented sharply while speaking about the ongoing corruption cases slapped on senior party leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members.

Fadnavis reiterated that there is no interference of any kind by the state government as the probes against Bhujbals are being carried out under the orders of the Bombay High Court.

Pawar, who maintained silence on the series of probes Bhujbal is facing, claimed the BJP-Shiv Sena combine is “specifically targetting” him, after a meeting with Bhujbal on Thursday morning.

Some of the cases being probed against Bhujbal and family include the alleged scam in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi, land scam in Kalina, near Mumbai, and amassing huge wealth and properties which were searched at 16 locations across the state on Tuesday.

“Instead of conducting a fair investigations, the agencies are leaking out false information to the media… This is strange… I have handled the home department and this is not how investigations are carried out. The chief minister should look into this,” Pawar said.

He declared unstinted support of the party to Bhujbal and help him in every manner without interfering with the probes.

Besides Bhujbal, BJP’s ruling ally Shiv Sena has sought investigations against Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, Praful Patel and other NCP leaders, while social crusader Anna Hazare welcomed the probes against Bhujbal.

(IANS)