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" Swaraj said. ?Hepatitis B vaccine given in place of polio drops?IESeptember 17) Although no major damage has been donethe incident highlights how such an important healthcare function is taken casually by the officials concerned Pulse Polio Day is a critical medical intervention by the government How can people be expected to have faith in it anymore The customary inquiry has been instituted The blame game has also begun Why do such lapses keep occurring in our country Is human life so cheap PG Menon Chennai Spiritual value * This refers to Kerala temple rejects RBI request to share details of gold assets (IESeptember 16) The Guruvayur temple was right to refuse to furnish the details of the gold in its treasury An innocuous enquiry could end up having curious consequences Temples have been the recipients of gifts in the form of gold over the centuries The act of giving to a temple is a mark of faith and devotion These gifts cannot be valued in terms of their weight or current market value They have tremendous sentimental and spiritual significance The RBI must clarify what it sought to do with this information HN Ramakrishna Bangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsCongress will introduce new faces in Karnataka for the next Assembly polls that will be fought on development agenda AICC general secretary and state in-charge KC Venugopal said on Saturday Speaking to reporters at Udupi after visiting the Sri Krishna Mutt along with KPCC president G Parameshwara he said meetings were being conducted at regional level to energise party workers Both leaders met Paryaya Sri Vishewshateertha Swamiji and sought his blessings Representational image AFP The seer had drawn flak from a fringe Hindu outfit for organising a "harmony feast" for Muslims during Ramzan in the ancient Krishna temple complex at Udupi on 23 June The senior pontiff had however defended his gesture saying it had in no way brought insult to Hindus Asked about a possible Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the polls Venugopal said it was the prerogative of the chief minister The Congress government led by Siddaramaiah had provided good governance and implemented pro-people programmes in the last four years he said He alleged that BJP’s attempt to polarise votes by creating communal disturbances in certain areas would not be accepted by the people of the state Commending the Iftar get together held by Vishweshateertha Swamiji Venugopal said the seer had given a good message to the people He said former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had hosted the Iftar get-together during his tenure but Narendra Modi hadnot yet hosted any such meet to foster harmony and goodwill Parameshwara said the two leaders had come to seek blessings from the Swamiji and had not discussed issues like the Iftar get-together at the mutt A Delhi court’s directive that Congress president Sonia Gandhi her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi and five others appear before it on 19 December in connection with the alleged breach of trust and misappropriation of funds in the National Herald case threatens to push them and their party into an existential crisis far worse than the one inflicted by the series of electoral debacles including the 2014 General Election As the party’s chief Sonia faces the herculean task of pulling herself her aides and the party out of the quagmire that threatens to suck them in She faces the spectre of five main but interlinked challenges — personal political ethical legal and organisational — that could take a toll of her her family and her party Image under threat File image of Sonia Gandhi PTI While the legality of the case would be decided by the court at the personal level it threatens to eclipse the halo the Congress president had acquired when she renounced the prime minister’s post in 2004 and installed Manmohan Singh in South Bloc That single act had invested her with an enviable moral authority and raised her personal and political stock status and standing dramatically The Herald case might dent — if not undo — that damage her image and reduce her stature something the party and its leaders will go all-out to prevent Moored to the Nehru-Gandhi family the Congress party’s own future is inextricably tied to the fate of its top leaders As it is one of the Gandhi family members Sonia’s son-in-law Robert Vadra is already under the scanner over his land deals The Congress has learned it the hard way the high cost of a damaged image when Singh’s clean persona was sullied by allegations of scams ranging from 2G to coal and more in the UPA government Rahul had attempted to repair that image and distance his family from the mudslinging when he donned the mantle of a crusader against corruption by trashing the ordinance that the UPA cabinet had cleared to provide a shield to convicted lawmakers And now there are allegations against him and his mother which if proved could impact their image and politics leave the party rudderless and allow the BJP to chortle over the growing possibility of a “Congress-mukt’’ India Indeed the latest events have shifted the ongoing narrative from the intolerance of the RSS-VHP-BJP supporters to corruption and once again linked the Congress leadership to it In the petition that he filed in 2012 Subramanian Swamy—then Janata Party chief and now a BJP member — has accused the Congress bosses of cheating criminal conspiracy criminal breach of trust and dishonest misappropriation of property in the National Herald case At the core of the allegation is that a front company Young Indian — in which Sonia and Rahul had a stake of 76 percent — was set up and used in 2010 to acquire the assets and properties worth thousands of crores of the debt-ridden Associated Journals Ltd the publisher of the now-defunct National Herald The Delhi High Court which rejected the Congress leaders’ pleas for quashing the summons against them to appear on 8 December also said that their conduct in the case "smacks of criminality" Three-fold strategy As questions about the legality and ethics of such a move swirl around the Congress leadership Sonia appears to have taken a leaf from her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi’s book to deal with the latest crisis The three-fold strategy involves battling the case legally in the court projecting it as a political issue in Parliament and outside and turning it into an emotional issue on the streets to win public sympathy and support The big question is whether the 69-year old leader will be able to do this Will she be able to turn 19 December 19 — when she Rahul and others intend to appear before the court — into her Belchi moment in the manner in which Indira had done in August 1977 six months after her abject defeat in the Lok Sabha polls Back then Belchi had helped Indira revive her political career and fortunes when she rode an elephant through slush to the village in Bihar where Dalits had been massacred Invoking Indira Gandhi Not surprisingly on Tuesday Sonia signalled her intent to fight back by invoking the former prime minister’s name “I am the daughter-in-law of Mrs Indira Gandhi and I am not afraid of anybody or anything I am not scared’’ she said even as she held a series of strategy meetings to deal with the crisis Some read a parallel in the summons issued during the Janata party regime in 1977 for for Indira Gandhi’s arrest on charges of corruption which was later rejected by the courts Congress members in unison alleged a "political vendetta" against their top leaders “The Centre thinks they can stop me from asking questions about them by vendetta politics That is not going to happen’’ Rahul said Abhishek Singhvi Congress leader and Gandhis’ lawyer alleged a "political vendetta at its worst" and slammed the BJP for "using proxy litigation" to target Congress leaders Other party bigwigs slammed the BJP government of turning a blind eye to the charges of corruption against its chief ministers in Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan or Chattisgarh So far only the Trinamool Congress’s Mamata Banerjee has appeared to commiserate with the Gandhis over the directive to appear in court The political battle over the case echoed in Parliament as Congress members blocked proceedings in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Tuesday prompting the BJP to ask whether the main opposition was questioning the judiciary “Can you get parliamentary remedy to a judicial process’’ railed an exasperated Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu as the government-Congress confrontation intensified The passage of GST and other reforms bills appeared bleak and the rest of the winter session of Parliament seemed to hurtle towards another washout The Congress has already begun to hit the streets and is likely to intensify its campaign in the coming days Sonia’s birthday on 9 December has provided the impetus to party workers to replace the celebrations with a determination to launch a countrywide struggle against the BJP’s attempt "to malign" the family Sonia had on an earlier occasion in 2006 in a deft move warded off the threat to her image As the head of the National Advisory Council she was caught in the office of profit controversy that would have attracted disqualification She stepped down from the NAC chair quit her Lok Sabha seat recontested from Rae Bareli and returned with a thumping majority her image intact Severe crisis But the threat this time is far more severe Despite the intent to fight out the case there are fears that some of the mud will stick during the long-drawn out legal battle with a pugnacious Swamy snapping at their heels Party strategists are aware that a political and ideological fight is considerably different from a legal battle where any judicial observation reprimand or indictment could inflict a heavier damage than the onslaught of an opposition party or leader As it is the party is grappling with the challenge of trying to resuscitate ramp up and reinvigorate the organisation which saw its first faint ray of hope for the future when it piggy-backed on the grand alliance in the Bihar Assembly elections to win 27 seats wrested the Ratlam parliamentary seat from the BJP in MP and performed well in the rural areas in the recent panchayat elections in Gujarat Wiped out in most states across the country the party is finding it difficult to craft a reliable support base increase its social appeal or package Rahul into a leader who can pull crowds fetch votes take on Modi or even match the rising graph of some region-based leaders like JD-U’s Nitish Kumar And now the National Herald controversy and legal case threatens to undermine the reputation and credibility of its top leadership This in turn stands to impact the future of a wobbling Congress Written by Agencies | Srinagar | Published: August 5 2009 6:13 pm Top News A sessions court in Shopian may pronounce its order on Thursday on the bail pleas of four police officials including the then Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal Mattoo in connection with the double rape and murder case in Shopian The sessions court had heard the arguements of the state government counsel as well as that of the defence counsel for nearly a week before reserving its order on July 31 and adjourning the case to August six The officers concernedwho have been suspendedwere SP Javed Iqbal MattooDSP Rohit Baskotraformer Shopian SHO Shafeeq Ahmad and Sub-Inspector Gazi Abdul Karim While the state government’s counsel submitted in the court that the officers had been arrested on suspicion for not performing their dutiesthe defence counsel Asim Mehrotraappearing on behalf of the police officials countered the argument saying nothing adverse had been found against them In his written submission before the courtMehrotra challenged government’s plea about Jan Commission indicting the police officials saying the report “can be used and is being used only for the purpose of departmental proceedings “…it may be clarified that no opportunity of cross examination of witness was granted by the Commission of Inquirythereforem the report is in violation of principles of natural justice” Mehrotra submitted The Defence counsel also pointed out that while the state government was taking help of the Jan Commissionit should be put into consideration that the Commission itself had pointed a finger of suspicion on various persons Mehrotra submitted that the Special Investigating Team has been investigating the matter for the last 50 days but in spite of such an extensive investigation nothing has been found against these persons nor any material fact or evidence has been mentioned All four police officers in the Shopian case had been remanded in 15 days of Judicial Custody by the court after their police remand ended on July 30 They were first sent to 10-days police remand after being arrested in connection with the sensational case on July 15 following an order by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court “It is submitted that a person can be tried under provisions of criminal law on the material collected during investigation of an incidentwhich is lacking in the case” the defence lawyer said The four officerssuspended on June 22 for their alleged involvement in destroying evidence relating to the rape and murder of 17 year-old Asiya and her sister-in-law Neelofar (22) on May 30were arrested on July 15 following an order by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Overturning the High Court order that the four officers should seek bail only from itthe apex court allowed them to move the Sessions Court in Shopian which was directed to expeditiously consider their applications For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 5 2017 11:34 am The Sachin Tendulkar-backed firm has previously raised about Rs 150 crore from investors in the US and the Middle East Related News Technology firm Smartron is raising up to Rs 250 crore from investors in the US and the Middle East as it looks to expand its bouquet of products including smartphones and an electric scooter The Sachin Tendulkar-backed firm has previously raised about Rs 150 crore from investors in the US and the Middle East “We are closing another Rs 200-250 crore some of which is already closed This (funding) has come in from some sovereign funds in the Middle East investors from the US corporate investors” Smartron founder and Chairman Mahesh Lingareddy told PTI He added that the funds will be utilised in building an ecosystem of Internet-connected devices that would include smartphones smartbands home security products and an electric two-wheeler This would put Smartron in competition with the likes of Xiaomi and LeEco who are also trying to bring in ecosystem products that connect with Internet For example a smartband can help the user track health parameters like heart rate and sleep pattern which in turn can be monitored through a smartphone Also Read:Smartron srtphone first impressions: The ‘Sachin Tendulkar’ phone is here Xiaomi through companies that it has invested in has introduced products like smart air purifier and smart rice cooker LeEco had also said it was working on a smart electric car Smartron today launched its new smartphone — srt phone — priced at Rs 12999 onwards The smartphone which is the third device in Smartron’s portfolio will go on sale today on e-commerce platform Flipkart “We are not looking at just getting smartphones from China and then dumping it in the Indian market Instead we want to build an ecosystem We will introduce about eight more devices in this fiscal” Lingareddy said He added that this year the company aims to garner revenues to the tune of USD 100 million Also Read:Sachin Tendulkar launches Smartron srtphone in India: Price specs and features Speaking at phone launch event former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said he had requested the Smartron team to come up with a smartphone for everyone without compromising the “core” performance “This is another opportunity for me to engage with all who have given me much over the years including the second innings of my life” he said The Android Nougat-powered srt phone features a 55-inch display Qualcomm processor 4GB RAM 32/64GB internal memory 13MP rear and 5MP front camera and 3000 mAh battery For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn his latest ‘Mann Ki Baat’ broadcast Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked citizens to send him ideas on what he should say in his Independence Day speech? 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