It has been a highly entertaining 24 hours, no amount of Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hotstar can give you as much entertainment as Indian politics and politicians do, right now, one party more than others, not to say that others don’t have entertainers in their party, but none as vainglorious as the two and a half man running India.
To cover one lie, if you invent a thousand lies that at some point you will get stuck in the web of your own lies. But before we head to all the Jhoots and Boots making news in India let us start with a positive news, which must be celebrated.
COMPLETE BAN ON IMPORT OF SOLID PLASTIC WASTE
Taking an important step towards tackling the menace of plastic waste in India, the government has completely banned the import of solid plastic waste/scrap into the country. India generates 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day.
After being banned by China a few years ago, India had emerged as one of the world’s largest importers of plastic waste. The partial ban provision was misused by many firms on the pretext of being in an SEZ.
AG SCORES SELF GOAL ON RAFALE; ADMITS DOCUMENTS TRUE, THREATENS TO INVOKE OSA ON NEWSPAPER
It is 7th March 2019 and Chowkidar hi Chor hai was the go to slogan yesterday as Attorney General of India may have created a history of sorts when he scored what amounts to at least two three self goals.
Claiming in the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale fighter deal were “stolen” from the Ministry of Defence, the government Wednesday threatened to invoke the Official Secrets Act and initiate “criminal action” against two publications which ran reports on the basis of these documents.
The Centre has described as “stolen” the information published by The Hindu on the Rafale deal and threatened to prosecute the newspaper, prompting the Supreme Court to ask whether the government “can take shelter” under the Official Secrets Act or “national security”.
Significantly, the Centre did not question the authenticity of the documents on the basis of which The Hindu has been publishing reports on the Rafale deal and punching holes into several of the government’s accounts of the matter. he allegation, if not admission, by the Centre that confidential Rafale documents were “stolen” raises several tricky questions.
Is South Block — the colonial-era building that houses the Prime Minister’s Office besides the foreign and defence ministries ? imagine if papers are being stolen,
Around the same time the Centre was complaining to the Supreme Court that the Rafale reports were based on “stolen” documents, some TV channels were reporting that they had accessed a secret air force report that provided proof of the damage of the air strikes in Pakistan. Will the government treat as “stolen” property the purported satellite images shown by the TV channels?
Will the Centre classify as “stolen” a document accessed by a news agency that was held aloft by government-friendly media as a clean chit to the Rafale deal by the then defence minister Manohar Parrikar? Will those who leaked the information that suited the government’s narrative be prosecuted. Ram, The Hindu Publishing Group chairman who had written the reports on the Rafale deal, told PTI: “You (the government) may call it stolen documents. We are not concerned.… Nobody is going to get any information from us on these sources. But the documents speak for themselves and the stories speak for themselves.”
MISSING : DATA, BODY COUNTS, CEASED BLACK MONEY, VIKAS; FOUND: MODI ADS AND INAUGURATIONS
Essentially, if one were to look at some of the missing items, and I am not counting the missing brain in some. Missing – 300 bodies of terrorists killed. Missing – 15 lacs in bank accounts. Missing – Yale university degree/ entire political science degree. Missing – Black money found and seized! Missing – CBI entries and of course missing Rafale files. What is present and can be found everywhere are thse god damn full page ads…just count them to know how your tax money is being used to develop the nation, sorry, I meant the man’s image and of course inaugurations. But what is serious is that if secret documents are not in safe hands, then is the nation in safe hands?
BHARTIYA JUTA PARTY BARBS COME FLYING AS BJP MP HITS BJP MLA IN UP
And from Issues, we head to shoes. In a hilarious, if not sad, turn of events, the video that was making the rounds was that of a BJP MP beating up a BJP MLA because his name was missing on the foundation stone. Yes, it has already been gif’d , edited and is now onto becomig a succesfull meme. What will not become a meme is the shit that would not happen in Ram Rajya, but in Yogi Rajya, even Ravana would feel jealous and maybe ashamed. Two Kashmiri men selling dry fruits on a roadside were assaulted by two saffron-clad members of a right wing outfit in Lucknow on Wednesday. The two men were abused, slapped and beaten with a stick because of their identity and were rescued by some locals. The locals also called the police.
AFTER CLAIMING AYODHYA VERDICT COULD BOLSTER VIOLENT BACKLASH, UMA BHARTI SAYS SHE WOULD RATHER SACRIFICE HER LIFE THAN INCITE VIOLENCE
Well while we are on Ram Rajya, and Ram Janmabhoomi – Babri Masjid case is what we are waiting to get a verdict on, so that the good old days from the glorious past come back. On a day when the Supreme Court pushed for an amicable settlement of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute, union minister Uma Bharti claimed that Ayodhya could only have a temple and idea of building a mosque could bolster “a possibility of violent backlash”.
When asked if she was fuelling speculations of a riot, Bharti backtracked and said she would rather sacrifice her life than incite violence. She claimed she was part of the world’s biggest non-violent movement on the issue. Ah, I have even given up counting the number of times Irony dies in the country.
“THOSE QUESTIONING BE TIED TO AIRCRAFT IN NEXT OP”: V K SINGH
Before we head to International News, lets give a moment to the Junior foreign minister V K Singh and his tryst with the buzz word from previous weeks: Geneva Convention and the minister who has said so much shit, that the entire Arabian Sea will get a complex, has found an innovative way in which humans can be treated during conflict, specially if they happen to be fellow citizens with a brain enough to ask questions.
The minister said on Wednesday that those questioning the Balakot casualty figures should be tied to aircraft and “dropped so that they can count” the dead the next time air strikes are made on Pakistani territory. So all of us, and you too if you ask questions will get the Ahmed Dar feeling when one major was conveniently flogging Geneva Convention by tying a Kashmiri youth to the bonnet of his jeep and using him as a human shield.
COMING SOON A DODECAGON SHAPED COIN FOR Rs. 20
and before we head to International News, we’dlike you to welcome the Rs 20 coin hitting the street and your pocket soon. he Finance Ministry on Wednesday announced a new coin for Rs. 20 which will be shaped like a 27 mm “dodecagon” – a 12-sided polygon.
Interestingly, it was nearly 10 years ago, in March 2009, that the Reserve Bank of India had issued the first 10-rupee coin.
ZUCKERBURG WANTS TO TRANSFORM FB INTO PRIVACY FOCUSED PLATFORM
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms.
In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.”
MAN UTD’s COMEBACK AGAINST PSG IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE GREATEST
But the big story is perhaps the comeback of Manchester United.
Manchester United pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Marcus Rashford’s last-gasp VAR penalty sealed a 3-1 win at Paris St Germain on Wednesday and sent the English side into the quarter-finals on away goals. VAR also came to the rescue of Porto as Porto converted a penalty awarded following a VAR review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat AS Roma 3-1 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals after an epic finale.
That is all that I have for you for today.Until tmorrow, good bye from me at takeapart.in