DELHI + 21 INDIAN CITIES MAKE IT TO THE 30 MOST POLLUTED CITIES LIST
First up let’s send some wishes to Delhi and the 21 other cities that have made it to the hallowed list of 30 most polluted cities in the World and yes, Delhi tops the position, almost all others are part of North India.
But don’t you worry, we have Mazdoor No 1 at the helm, so what if the International Mazdoor is perhaps the biggest model for ads in the papers these days, just open any newspaper and you’ll know what are we talking about. Even Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal combined will not have that many ads in the year as Mazdoor No 1 has it.
‘ I AM MAZDOOR NO. 1’
“After independence, this is the first time such a scheme is being brought. Earlier nobody ever thought of the unorganized sector despite chanting slogans like ‘Garibi Hatao’ but it is your ‘Mazdoor number 1’ who has brought you this scheme,” PM Modi declared while launching a pension scheme for workers in the unorganized sectors in Gujarat.
WORD FOR 2019: “SOURCES”
It is 6th March 2019 and the word of 2019 is already upon us and the word in Sources. Sources are everywhere, mostly the government lackeys peddling propaganda and the Indian media lapping it up. Sources have told Times Now and Republic TV a lot but its not a disease of just these two, from print to digital, radio to the loudest speaker on the podium or the tv channel, all have been bitten by the sources. In honest times, in Ram Rajya, such sources were usually dubbed as rumours, but then hey, what the hell this is New India, we will enter the house of Irony and take out all the metal out of it.
INDIAN MINISTERS ASKING INDIAN MEDIA NOT TO ASK QUESTIONS BUT ASKING INDIANS TO ASK PAKISTANI MEDIA TO ASK QUESTIONS TO PAKISTAN
Today’s Telegraph puts this word in far detailed context.
“Sources” associated with the Indian establishment on Tuesday put the onus on the Pakistani media for asking searching questions so that the untruths being dished out by the government there would be exposed.
The shrill campaign has become a babel of voices with casualty numbers ranging from “large” to “350” to “nil” to “250” and “400” (the latest figure is a claim made by Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday).
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad held a media conference to accuse the Congress of weakening India’s morale by referring to international media reports that said evidence of high casualties were yet to be found and not paying attention to coverage in the Indian media.
A few hours before the minister spoke, two researchers had written an article in The Washington Post, headlined “After Pulwama, the Indian media proves it is the BJP’s propaganda machine”.
The “sources” went to the extent of saying the Pakistani media should be asked, “why they are not asking their government….”
Since “irony” has been a casualty, it may not have occurred to the sources that if “asking questions” is a crime in democratic India, it must be so for army-driven Pakistan, too.
INDIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ROSE TO 7.2% IN FEBRUARY
Now that I have quoted my source the Telegraph verbatim, we can head to the number that is making Modi shout more and more and the noise is only going to get much louder.
The unemployment rate in India rose to 7.2 per cent in February 2019, the highest since September 2016, and up from 5.9 percent in February 2018, according to data compiled by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) that was released on Tuesday.
And while we are on official official sources, if unemployment was an issue Pre Pulwama attack than there was another issue which was probably making the mazdoor a majboor. The word is Rafael.
SUPREME COURT TO HEAR RAFALE IN OPEN COURT, THE HINDU EXCLUSIVE REVEALS HOW INDIAN NEGOTIATION WAS WEAKENED
Today the Supreme Court will hear the petitions seeking a recall and review of its judgment giving a clean chit to the Modi government on acquiring 36 Rafale jet fighters in a ready-to-fly condition from French company Dassault Aviation.
Amidst all this, the Hindu has come out with a new exclusive claiming that the report by the Indian Negotiating Team or INT reveals how the Indian negotiating position was weakened and the French position bolstered by a parallel negotiating track.
In its final report submitted to the Defence Ministry on July 21, 2016, the seven-member Indian Negotiating Team (INT) estimated the cost of loading bank guarantees, which the French commercial suppliers with backing from the French government refused to do, as €574 million. This made the €7.87 billion inter-governmental agreement signed on September 23, 2016 by the National Democratic Alliance government for the aircraft and weapons packages for the 36 fly-away Rafale fighter jets more expensive by €246.11 million than the estimated aligned cost of the Rafale aircraft deal initiated by the United Progressive Alliance government.
SIX AWARDED DEATH BY SC IN 2009, ACQUITTED IN 2019
And before we head to the International news, do not miss out on this first ever by the Supreme Court when it yesterday acquitted six persons whom it had awarded death sentence 10 years ago in a 2003 case involving dacoity, gang rape of a woman and murder of five persons of a family in Nashik.
Apart from acquitting the accused, who were from a nomadic tribe and falsely implicated in the case by police, a bench of Justices A K Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah ordered the Maharashtra government to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each person within four weeks and identify officials who let the real culprits get away.
NORTH KOREA REBUILDS PART OF MISSILE SITE IT PROMISED TRUMP TO DISMANTLE
And with that let’s get away to the news from around the world where North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday.
CZECH MAN MAULED TO DEATH BY LION HE KEPT IN BACK YARD
In other news, A man has been mauled to death by a lion caged at his family home in the eastern Czech Republic.
Michal Prasek owned the nine-year-old big cat and another lioness for breeding, Mr Prasek’s father found his body in the lion’s cage and told local media it had been locked from the inside.
The animals – living in separate pens – were shot dead by police called to the scene. A police spokesperson told local media that the shootings were “absolutely necessary for them to get to the man”.
REAL MADRID THRASHED OUT OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, TOTTENHAM STROLLS AHEAD
And before we say our good bye’s , a bit of Champions league updates, because it was such a shocker seeing Real Madrid get sensationally thrashed 4-1 at home by an outstanding Ajax Amsterdam who overturned a first-leg deficit to reach the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate. The real journey for the Champions League cup has ended, but it has carried on for Tottenham. Tottenham Hotspur beat hosts Borussia Dortmund 1-0 earlier today thanks to a Harry Kane winner, to stroll into the Champions League quarter-finals for only the second time in their history with a 4-0 aggregate victory.
GOLDMAN SACHS RELAXES DRESS CODE
That is all I have for you for today except this last bit of news, especially if you are in a tie and suit. Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Tuesday that it is relaxing the dress code for all its employees, a move once considered unimaginable for the Wall Street firm’s leagues of monk-shoed partners and bankers in bespoke suits. What’s the catch: Its only for Computer Engineers, for Now, but hey it’s a start.
So give up on suits and you shall be able to also get rid of suit boot jibe and return as Mazdoor No. 1. Shall all laborers reach such heights of success. On that note, thank you for listening and good bye from takeapart.in