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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

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Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary

According to India Today-Axis survey, the BJP would win around 180-191 seats in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The poll also predicts a good number of seats for newly formed SP-congress alliance, giving them 168-178 seats, slightly behind the BJP. The poll also predicts a dismal performance by Bahujan Samaj Party which according to it would … Continue reading UP Election 2017 Opinion Poll Summary


Category: Delhi

Even as the national capital retained the title of India’s “rape capital”, the number of crime shot up by nearly 26 per cent in 2014 as compared to the previous year, the latest National Crime Records Bureau data shows. The country’s largest state, Madhya Pradesh, topped the list among the 36 states and union territories, while Nagaland was found to be the safest for women with 30 cases.

The sharp rise in the number of cases of rape in the national capital was much more than the country’s nearly 11 per cent rise. The number of cases of rape in India increased to 37,413 (per one lakh of the population) in 2014 from 33,707 in 2013.

Shockingly, as per the NCRB data, 524 girls under the age of six became rape victims across the country.

Among the 53 top cities listed by the NCRB, Delhi stood first again as far as the number of rapes in 2014 is concerned.

As per the NCRB statistics for 2014, Delhi reported as many as 1,813 rape cases (per one lakh of the population), followed by Mumbai with 607 rape cases. With three rape cases, Tiruchirappali emerged as the safest city for women. (Link to the official data).

Ironically, Delhi had topped the list in 2013 as well with 1,441 cases of rape per one lakh of the population.

Among the states, the BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh finished at the top with the highest 5,076 reported cases of rape in 2014. It was followed by another BJP-ruled state Rajasthan with 3,759 cases of rape.

The Samajwadi Party ruled Uttar Pradesh, which also often makes it to headlines over the incidents of sexual crimes against women, recorded a count of 3,467 cases, closely followed by Maharashtra at 3,438 rapes. Uttar Pradesh, however, witnessed the highest number of cases of custodial rape, which stood at 189. (Link to the official data)

While north-eastern state Nagaland recorded the lowest cases of rape in 2014, Assam had a contrasting figure of 1,980 incidents during the year.

New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said politics of growth obstructionism is not permissible. Addressing an interactive session on Vision 2020, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, in Kolkata today, he said the last session of the Parliament was disappointing as the maturity of political wisdom was put to test during the period. The Union Finance Minister spoke at length on various aspects of the economy and assured that Corporate Tax will be gradually reduced to 25 percent over the years. Advocating the need of introduction of GST, he pointed out that West Bengal has lent its support to the new regime and the state will be benefit from it.

Identifying the priority areas of the government, Shri Jaitley said a large amount of Rs. 50,000 crore will be allocated for the irrigation sector which is very crucial for growth of agriculture. In this context he spoke about the Financial Inclusion and the Social Security Schemes introduced by the government in detail and said that the next areas of financial inclusion will include agricultural insurance. Shri Jaitley however admitted that many reforms are pending, some of which could have been completed if the Parliament session could be held properly. However, the government will try to address the concerns of the industry, he added. In this context the Union Finance Minister appreciated the role of some states that they are doing well in a number of sectors.

A few stalwarts of business and industry from Kolkata like Shri Y.C.Deveshwar later participated in an interactive session with the Union Finance Minister.