MP ISSUES CIRCULAR TO AVOID ASSURANCES
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has hit upon a unique solution to avoid coming under fire in the State assembly for making promises that are not kept and giving assurances that are soon forgotten. Simple, don’t use words or sentences that can be interpreted as a promise or assurance.
“Ministers must remain cautious that their replies do not turn into assurances,” the circular says.
Hence this latest circular which, to name a few, mentions the following statements that are to be avoided:
‘Yeh vishay vicharadhin hai‘
(the subject is under consideration).
That’s first on the list, followed by
‘Mai uski chaanbin karunga‘
(I will look into it),
‘Poochtach ki ja rahi hai‘
(information is being gathered),
‘Mai is par vichar karunga‘
(I will mull over it),
‘Sujhav par vichar kiya jayega‘
(suggestion will be discussed),
‘Main kendriya sarkar ko likhunga‘
(I will write to the central government),
‘Main apne daure ke samay par jakar stithi ka adhyan karunga‘
(I will assess the situation during my visit.)
GOVT RELAXES COMMERCIAL LICENSE RULE
The Indian government is doing away with the mandate that people require a commercial license to drive taxis, autos, e-rickshaws, and two-wheelers (for delivery).
Ministry officials have also said that since commercial licenses are no longer mandatory for taxis, autos – it will, in turn, ensure increased employment opportunities to lakhs of drivers.
Earlier, getting a commercial license was necessary to drive any transport vehicle.
However, the government has also said that it will be mandatory for a truck, bus, other heavy commercial vehicle drivers to get commercial driving licenses made.
12 YEAR OLD JAIN BOY RENOUNCES ‘LIFE FULL OF SINS”
A 12-year-old boy, Bhavya Shah from Surat, Gujarat, has decided to quit the luxuries of material life which his diamond businessman father offered and become a monk
”Life is full of sins. My parents have taught me that one should lead a life of truth. For the same, I am happy to renounce the world. I also know that my parents are happy with my decision,”
said the 12-year-old to the media before he took the vows of monkhood from Acharya Rashminratnasuri in Surat on Thursday.
Bhavya’s father Dipesh Shah said that on March 24 his son took one last ride in his favorite Ferrari car that belonged to a family friend. And on Wednesday the boy sported a pair of blue shades with his sherwani when the family organized a public procession for him in a chariot designed on the lines of the ones depicted in the blockbuster movie Bahubali.
RAJASTHAN WAS A DENSE FOREST
Geologists have found a cluster of trace fossils of aquatic insect mayfly dating back to millions of years in Rajasthan’s Barmer in the first-of-its-kind discovery in India.
The discovery indicates that the wasteland areas of western Rajasthan were dense forest with no dearth of water during that period, geologists say.
A research paper by the geology department on the discovery was published in the April issue of the “Current Science,” a science journal.
These fossils, well preserved in wood logs (stems), are the first ever such reporting from India and fourth in the world.
Barmer: Fossil evidence shows that a river beginning from a tropical forest apparently existed 55 lakh years ago. Prof. SC Mathur, says 'evidence shows that some aquamarine beings existed. This also proves that there was sufficient water in #Rajasthan & dense forests had existed' pic.twitter.com/0jpGARtDyA
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2018
18 ROHINGYAS ARRESTED IN TRIPURA
Police say the 11 men, four women and three children came from Chittagong in Bangladesh and were arrested as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi after entering illegally from Bangladesh in Khowai district of India’s Tripura state
According to the Khowai district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty, the 18 Rohingyas were arrested in Khowai district’s Teliamura — 70 km north of Agartala, he added.
Police officer Krishnendu Chakravertty said they were looking for jobs and going to New Delhi where other Rohingya live.