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Bihar woman gangraped while taking dip in Ganga; incident filmed, circulated on social media #WTFnews

In the video, the woman is seen pleading to the accused and asking them to consider the “sanctity” of the Ganga, which she addressed as “mother”, in Barh police station area in rural Patna.

HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patna
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Officials said two men, including the person who captured the crime on video and later shared it on social media, have been arrested. (PTI File Photo)

A 45-year-old woman was  gangraped in Patna district of Bihar while she was taking a bath in the River Ganga during a religious ritual on Monday, police said on Wednesday.

Officials said two men, including the person who captured the crime on video and later shared it on social media, have been arrested.

The incident came to the fore after the video was widely shared on social media late on Tuesday evening. In the video, the woman is seen pleading to the accused and asking them to consider the “sanctity” of the Ganga, which she addressed as “mother”, in Barh police station area in rural Patna.

Local villagers alleged that when the woman reached the concerned police station to lodge her complaint against the culprits, the policemen refused to register a first information report.

Barh Police swung into action only after they came across the viral video of the crime and superintendent of police (rural) Anand Kumar took up the case to monitor it.

Police said the woman was dragged out of the river by a man named Shivpujan Mahto, a driver, and took turns to rape her along with others.

Confirming the incident, Patna senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaaj said they have arrested two men, including Mahto and Vishal, who recorded the crime. A minor girl, whom Mahto had lured into accompanying him, was also rescued, Maharaaj added.

The incident comes less than two weeks after the principal and clerk of a private school in Patna’s Phulwarisharif were arrested for allegedly raping a Class 5 student repeatedly in the school premises for over nine months.

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Unhappy with BJP, Narendra Modi’s lookalike to join Congress for LS polls

Unhappy with BJP, Narendra Modi’s lookalike to join Congress for LS polls

Narendra Modi, Abhinandan Pathak, Narendra Modi look alike, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Lok Sabha polls 2019, Prime Minister, Bhartiya Janata Party, Saffron party, Congress Party, UPCC headquarters, Politics newsPhoto of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lookalike person Abhinandan Pathak.

Lucknow: It seems like that Abhinandan Pathak who looks like of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not happy with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and have decided to campaign against Saffron party in upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 which gives hint that he may join hands with opposition leaders by joining Congress party.

 

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The failed promises of BJP have compelled him to campaign for the opposition in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Pathak who is said to be a native of Saharanpur had been spotted at several BJP rallies as Abhinandan has unbeatable resemblance to PM Modi has been used by the BJP several times in the past.

 

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The resembling personality with Narendra Modi, Abhinandan is making media headlines with reports claiming that he has joined hands with Congress to protest against the ruling, BJP.

According to reports, the failed promises of BJP have compelled him to campaign for the opposition in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

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The unbeatable resemblance to PM Modi, Abhinandan Pathak has been used by the BJP several times in the past.

Pathak who is said to be a native of Saharanpur had been spotted at several BJP rallies during the Delhi elections 2015 and Uttar Pradesh elections 2017.

 

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Now according to leading English newspaper, Abhinandan reached UPCC headquarters’ main building. The Congress workers were left in shocking state when they first saw Pathak as they thought it was PM Modi.

However, after being hit by the reality, a Congress worker reportedly mocked him with Rs 15 lakh in back account promise that PM Modi had made while campaigning for the elections.

 

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Earlier, Abhinandan Pathak had contested Lok Sabha elections in 1999 and also the Vidhan Sabha elections of 2012. He has also served as a two-time corporator in Saharanpur.

While speaking journalist, he said that he really admires PM Modi and also he accepted him with open arms. However, the failed promises forced him to campaign for Congress.

He added that he has urged the UPCC chief to organise his meeting with Congress president Rahul Gandhi. He added that people didn’t get their ‘Achhe Din’ and the conditions have worsened so far.

 

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Abhinandan further said that he has written several letters to PM Modi but he has not replied to even one.

Confirming the reports, Congress spokesperson, Zeeshan Haider said that they have received the request and are following the due procedure.

Unhappy with BJP, Narendra Modi’s lookalike to join Congress for LS polls

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Sudha Bharadwaj moves Pune court for bail

Sudha Bharadwaj, one of the Left-wing activists who are under house arrest after the registered a case against them for alleged Maoist links, has filed a application in a court here.

Bharadwaj, a trade unionist and civil rights activist, was arrested along with Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, and 

Navlakha was freed by the Monday.

of Yug Chaudhary, who is representing some of the activists, said that Bharadwaj’s plea was filed Thursday, but refused to reveal the grounds cited in the application.

Police arrested the five activists in connection with Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31 which allegedly triggered violence at Koregaon-Bhima next day.

Police alleged that some of the backers of the conclave had Maoist links.

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Woman sends WhatsApp msg to top cop, ‘hubby’ held for rape #Vaw

Kalyan:

The local police station’s refusal to a complaint of rape spurred a woman to dash off a WhatsApp message to the chief of Thane police. After being turned away by staff of Vishnu Nagar police station, it was police commissioner Vivek Phansalkar who, on the basis of the WhatsApp message, directed his team to take “immediate” cognisance of the woman’s complaint.

A rape case was ultimately registered and a 29-year-old accused arrested on Thursday.

The police said that the accused, Sachin Patil, a Bhiwandi resident who works as a chauffeur, had befriended the woman on a social networking site. A police officer said that he got into a physical relationship with her after promising to marry her.

“In fact, he even took her to a temple in Bhiwandi where the two supposedly got married. A few days later, he told her that it was an invalid marriage,” said the officer. “He started to harass her and even hacked into her social media accounts and sent offensive messages to her friends, relatives and acquaintances.”

That’s when the woman approached Vishnu Nagar police station in Dombivli, but claimed that they refused to take down her complaint. She later sent a WhatsApp message to the Thane police chief.

After officials of Vishnu Nagar police station in Dombivli refused to take down her complaint, the woman sent out a message to the police commissioner

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The Truth about PPP: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Looking at some of my earlier battles for Right to Information (RTI), I remembered an interesting aspect of public private partnerships (PPPs). As information commissioner, I had come across many instances where PPPs clearly refused to accept that they were public authorities and hence subject to the RTI Act.

Some of these agreements were scandalous and when I would order them to give information, since they were either controlled or substantially financed by the government, they would often get stays from courts.
In one case the government department officially confirmed that they had no copy of the agreement!
The Central information commission (CIC) sent a letter to the government in 2011 that it should include a clause in all PPP agreements that both parties acknowledged that these entities were public authorities and hence subject to the RTI Act. Unfortunately, at that time the government refused to do this.
After retiring, I filed an RTI application with Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd, since I was aware that the government had 26% equity in it. They refused to provide information, claiming that it was a private company and not a public authority. I approached the Maharashtra information commission, which gave a clear order that Mumbai Metro One was a public authority and hence subject to the RTI Act. I then obtained the agreements, bid documents and other information.
This also reveals a fascinating story.  The private company is Reliance Infrastructure Pvt Ltd (Reliance Infra) that has a French partner with minority stake. Reliance Infra got the right to make and operate the Mumbai Metro after a competitive bidding. Reliance Infra had committed that the project cost would be Rs2,356 crore and it would be completed within 60 months. It actually took 83 months and the company claimed that the project cost had gone up to Rs4,321 crore; an increase of 83.4%!
In the agreement it was committed that the fare would be Rs6 to Rs10 notionally for 2004 with an 11% increase every four years. By that calculation, the fare should be Rs9 minimum and Rs15 maximum in 2020. There is no clause in the agreement for any other increase due to any cause. It appears to be a well-crafted agreement.
One of the key reasons for having PPP projects is said to be to get finance and expertise. In this project the government gave Rs650 crore as ‘viability gap funding’, land worth about Rs600 crore and Rs132 crore as equity. Thus, the total amount given by the government was about Rs1,382 crore, plus monopoly rights.
Reliance Infra contributed only Rs380 crore as equity. The rest came as loans mainly from public sector banks. Yet the equity share of Reliance Infra is 74% and 26% for the government.
At present, the fare is Rs10 to Rs40. Reliance Infra claimed that since the investment has gone up, this too is unaffordable and fare should be Rs10 to Rs110 as decided by a wise fare fixing committee!
Reliance Infra claims it is losing Rs1 crore per day. The original agreement is for Reliance to build and earn for 30 years after which it should be handed over to the government.
The way this is going, it appears the government will probably give a subsidy to this project, or organise a loan waiver from all the banks and give the entire project to Reliance permanently, instead of for 30 years. It is also possible that all three may be done.
An international consultant, Louis Berger was appointed in May 2013 by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the government agency, to evaluate the increased costs and delays claimed by Reliance Infra.
It gave a report in the end of April 2014 stating that most of the claims for increase in project costs or fares by Reliance Infra were untenable and the government should not accept them. The report has clearly stated that most of the delays were due to Reliance Infra and many costs had been grossly underestimated while bidding by the company.
As an example, while bidding, Reliance Infra had estimated the cost of the car depot at Rs46 crore, but claimed that it spent Rs322 crore.
The agreement did not have any provisions for cost escalations and yet a fare fixing committee has recommended a fare structure of Rs10 to Rs110.
It is clear that at such a fare the ridership would go down significantly making the project completely unviable. Reliance had given a business plan when it bid for the project.
It is apparent that the cost estimates and the business plan were not even reasonably correct. Since Reliance Infra’s contribution is less than 10% of the stated cost, the government has to make it work, unless it has the courage to take it back.
Many of us have suspected that most PPP projects result in public resources being handed over to private businesses for a song.
It is also believed that private parties often gold plate the project. If the business plan works well, the business makes great profits; if it does not, the public loses.
This is the classic ‘heads I win, tails you lose’ in action.
This article is not about Reliance Infra or any particular government. My perception is that the government agency, MMRDA, has made a valiant attempt to defend public interests, but is unlikely to succeed ultimately.
In such PPP agreements, public resources are being given away almost as gifts to private business. The real loser is the poorest farmer in Vidarbha or the tribal in Gadchiroli whose resources are being given away as gifts.
Is the design of our PPP agreements flawed? Or is this the consequence of a legal-judicial system which favours the powerful?
I concede that the argument against PPPs has been lost a long time back. But it should be the endeavour of everyone in our nation to come up with agreements where the public’s interests are safeguarded and the tendering system becomes meaningful.
In many cases, vital changes are made subsequently, making the tendering process a farce.
I am hoping the government will at least make it mandatory that all PPP projects will be made subject to the RTI Act. They are public authorities as per the law, but take advantage of our dysfunctional legal system.
Perhaps citizens will better monitor such projects far better than the government agencies.
https://www.moneylife.in/article/the-truth-about-ppp-heads-they-win-tails-we-lose/55478.html

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