NC Digest: The Stories That You Must Not Miss Today
Here are some of the top headlines of the day.
- Bullet Train Project Set To Miss Deadline; Modi Govt Seeks To Uproot Maharastra Farmers
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government wants to secure sections of 108-km long stretch in Dahanu-Palghar-Bhiwandi belt of Maharashtra for the Japan-backed bullet train project. The land in dispute is owned by the fruit growers there, who refuse to give in the ruthless demands of the government. Read more here.
- Modi Govt Trying To Brand Activists, Students As ‘Maoists’: Jadavpur University Students
Abhishek Mukherjee, convenor of an ultra-left students’ organisation ‘Radical’ said, “There is a growing discontent all over the country against the fascist regime of Modi-(Amit) Shah Sarkar against the communal hatred, caste atrocities and the divisive politics which they are playing.” Read more here.
- #SahiVikas? Rajasthan: Drinking Water Project Misses Deadline, 50% Complete In 4 Years, People Suffering
The Water Supply Department first sanctioned a work order of Rs 50 crore for supplying drinking water through Bisalpur dam in 2014 and set the deadline to start the project by July 2018. Read more here.
- Manmohan Singh Govt Provided More Jobs To The Youth Than Modi Govt, Report Suggests
The Narendra Modi government promised jobs to the youth before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Four years down the line, the employment figures reflect the sad state of affairs. PM Modi, who fought the elections on a promise of creating one crore jobs every year has certainly failed the people of this country. Read more here.
- 100 Kg Drugs Worth Rs 100 Cr Found In BJP Leader’s Commercial Premises In Goa
Vasudev Parab, General Secretary of BJP, North Goa is the owner of Vijay Industries, which was allegedly supplying drugs. The raid started on Monday afternoon and continued till late at night. Read more here.
- SC, ST Act Dilution Impact? Sharp Rise In Cases Of Atrocities; Sangli Records 105% Rise, Pune Shows 80% Rise
There has been a sharp rise in the cases filed by Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes in Maharashtra. The March 20 order of the Supreme Court, which has led to the “dilution” of the Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989, might have led to the increase in the number of cases. Read more here.
- Anarchy: Liquor Shops Running In Rajasthan Without Licence
As per the rule, formalities for procuring licence should be done at the time of completing the allotment procedure by the excise department. However, this is not happening and liquor shop owners have not taken a licence from the health department. Read more here.