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Ltd.” read the ED statement The properties attached by the ED include plots in Jalgaon Pune Solapur Ratnagiri shops in Akola Amaravati Chalisgaon Jintur Pandharpur Nashik Chandrapur Sangamner Usmanabad Nagpur Aurangabad Mapusa in Goa Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh among others The ED has also attached two hotels — Hotel Orchard and Hotel Le Royale Residency — in Pune allegedly run by the Motewar family “During investigation under PMLA it was revealed that the company has obtained huge amount of money as deposits from investors which was neither refunded nor interest or assured returns on the investments were made Thus the entire activity of rearing sale and purchase of livestock and other business activity was nothing but a smokescreen to collect huge funds from lakhs of investors mainly in cash” the statement read In 2013 the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had barred the directors of Samruddha Jeevan from raising money from its investors The company had been collecting money from small investors majority of whom are from rural and semi-urban areas with promises of huge returns from cattle and goat farms SEBI board had found that besides facing several allegations of malpractices the company was running the scheme without a proper approval which was mandatory For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Julio Ribeiro | Published: July 24 2015 12:00 am Teesta Setalvad Related News The “caged parrot” that sings to its master’s tune is at it again Twelve “parrots” searched Teesta Setalvad’s home and office in Mumbai for proof that she had used foreign donations to her NGO for private purposes I would think that the CBI has weightier matters to deal with but Setalvad has offended those in power with her single-minded devotion to the cause of justice for Gujarat’s Muslims If not for this intrepid woman the injustices of Delhi 1984 would have been repeated in Gujarat Setalvad has fought the case almost single-handedly I for one would not have had the patience and perseverance to fight for so many years through the maze of our judicial system She kept vigil over grovelling police investigators partisan prosecutors and timid adjudicators to finally force the system to convict a few of the murderers including a minister in the state’s cabinet and a notorious thug of the extreme right This required guts and determination that only she could muster Share This Article Related Article The allegation that Setalvad has diverted funds supplied by the Ford Foundation for personal use has been summarily discarded by all who know her and her husband Javed Anand Both live simply and frugally have no social life outside their one overarching interest of “communal harmony” and have no taste at all for the good life Setalvad hails from an old respected Gujarati family settled in Mumbai for more than a century Her family has a long tradition in the legal profession Teesta was born with the proverbial silver spoon and could have lived a life of leisure but instead chose to stand up and fight for causes It is inconceivable that she could have misused any money she had sourced from foreign donors to sustain the work of her NGO If the government wants to ferret out acts of non-compliance with the laws of the land it will be able to silence any citizen It is not possible for ordinary citizens to keep track of each and every government rule or regulation a bulk of which are couched in legalese It is the intent of the accused that must be ascertained If it is criminal in nature the culprit needs to be punished In Teesta’s case it can hardly be that she intended to break or ignore any law If there is a transgression it will be purely coincidental and unintended The government will be able to find thousands of people who have “contravened” the provisions they accuse Teesta of flouting But it has picked on Teesta She has dared to bring some its supporters and active members to heel for crimes that no decent human being should even contemplate I am sorry though for the parrots After all they belong to my erstwhile service They are doomed to remain caged even when masters change In earlier times they used to be told to get some culprits off the hook and now they are instructed to “hook” someone who is not a criminal I cannot decide which is worse While the rulers in Delhi and Gujarat busy themselves with silencing Setalvad the rulers of our largest state Uttar Pradesh are busy silencing another doughty character known to me personally Vijay Shankar Pandey is an IAS officer of more than 30 years’ standing He should have been elevated to the rank of secretary to the government of India but languishes at a junior level in UP for the sole reason that he is intolerant of any form of corruption When he was a junior officer Pandey pushed his colleagues in the IAS state association to hold a secret ballot to determine who among them were the three most corrupt The three whose names came up in the ballot later became chief secretaries of the state and all got into trouble for corrupt practices Pandey had approached me to write to the then chief of the “caged parrots” asking why the CBI was delaying submission of the chargesheet in an open-and-shut case that it had investigated The chief parrot I am glad to record acted quickly thereafter The chief secretary concerned was ultimately sentenced to a term in prison Pandey had got together a group of 15 retired officers from different disciplines We meet once in two months and take up cases of deep concern to the people of the country We had filed a PIL in the Supreme Court about the black money stashed abroad The government of UP took objection to Pandey’s association with this PIL and punished him under the All India Service Rules The Allahabad High Court overruled this decision Now the UP government refuses to release Pandey on deputation to the Centre He has approached the Supreme Court for redress No other option except the courts remain when the political parties in power choose to target individuals like Teesta who is out to fight communalism and Pandey who is out to fight corruption The writer a retired IPS officer was Mumbai police commissioner DGP Gujarat and DGP Punjab and is a former Indian ambassador to Romania For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: August 17 2013 12:51 am Related News * Thomas L Friedman makes an imaginative comparison between two very diverse instances of monoculture and draws interesting inferences (Monocultures of the east and westIEAugust 12) Closer homewe have a similar example Punjabs fertile land has been corrupted by an endless cultivation cycle of paddy and wheat Experts have been crying themselves hoarse about this dangerous trend and have tried to encourage soil replenishment through the cultivation of more diverse crops cerealssoybeanvegetables etc but to no avail The soil quality in Punjab has been ruined Efforts to encourage diversification are undone by artificially high minimum support prices for rice and wheat Shailesh Rai Jaipur Many a slip * This refers to Modi hoists his own flag (IEAugust 16)It is painful to see the BJPs poster boyNarendra Modiuse the ceremonious and solemn Independence Day function as a political rally He might have forgotten that the Gujarat governments I-Day function is sponsored by the state It is an occasion on which people from other political parties are also formally invited to participate It is not a BJP event The manner in which Modi compared himself to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was attention seeking His rhetoric and polemics may eventually prove to be self defeating Many people are at pains to understand why he is in such desperate haste He is not PM yet For that matterhe is not even the BJPs PM candidate yet Theres many a slip between the cup and the lip BK Chatterjee Faridabad * The way Narendra Modi reacted to Manmohan Singhs speech on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day surpassed all decency and decorum He seems to have donned the mantle as the BJPs prime ministerial candidate I am glad that senior BJP leader LK Advani criticised the way in which Modi acted In spite of his scathing criticism of the PMit is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the BJP and the Congress The BJP is supporting the Congresss food bill as well as all their attempts to insulate the political class from the recent Supreme Court judgmentsthe Chief Information Commissioners order and the Election Commissions attempt to regulate manifestos SK Khosla Chandigarh National tragedy * It was heartbreaking to hear about dead bodies being pulled out of the INS Sindhurakshak It is cruelly ironic that this submarinewhich was meant to protect the citizens of Indiawas ultimately responsible for the death of its own crew Remarks about the submarine being sabotaged are disconcertingand the truth must be revealed as soon as the navys fact-finding mission is complete It seems to be the season for bad news in our country the LoC violationsa falling rupeedisruptions in Parliament Most citizens have become passive observers and have learnt to expect the worst S S Ranshevre Pune For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Harsha Bhogle | Published: June 7 2013 3:53 am Related News England is tranquilthere is a freshness in the breezenature is still a bit uncertain about whether to present summer in all its glory or to keep the suspense lingering Accordingly there is the occasional nip to the airan uncertain tug at the jumperjoy at the gentle sunshine sweeping the land And the talk is of cricket; of playing conditions and of pitches; of T20 lengths and ODI field placements; even a side strain gets a mention It is nice to talk cricket When I boarded the flight there was anger in the airsome of it justifiedsome of it seen as a commercial requirement Cricket reporters were studying the BCCI constitutionback room manoeuvres were talked about in the kind of detail the switch hit never got; volume was being seen as a like for like replacement for reasontwitter was up in armsnews channels were up in armsthe front pages were up in arms Cricket was meant to have delicate phrases and a gentle cadencestrong arguments articulated in measured tones The situation was grimit called for action but theatre wasnt going to provide the solution YesAsia is in strife The epidemic of fixing has seen minor outbreaks elsewhere in recent times but its full impact has been felt in our part of the world Cricket needs men of strengthintegrity and charisma; the strength to address the situation squarelyintegrity to rise above it and charisma to carry loyal cricket lovers along In PakistanIndia and Bangladeshthe three worst affectedthere is a need for governance and systems and neither of those seem to be the flavour of the month Systems are ridiculed and looked down upon but when danger looms they save you The danger before Indian cricket comes as much from unsavoury elements as it does from a disregard for systems Indian cricket needs solid back room boys to lay down stringent rules not people seeking cameras to saywellnothing Indian cricket needs office bearers to agree to stringent codes of conduct not people anxious to leak confidential information from meetings in progress Hopefully the cricket lover will see through personal agendas and raucous sounds and retain the desire to enjoy a contest that is still largely noble Test cricket started a hundred and thirty six years ago and the sport has survived two world wars The misdemeanours of a few will not halt it So let us ask questions but let us enjoy a cover drive to an outswinger; that is why we followed the game in the first place From that point of viewthe Champions Trophy is a wonderful place to be The best teams are hereevery contest is open and with two new balls and early summer conditions there will be a little bit of test cricket on view and a little bit of the frenzy that T20 provides At a presentation the ICC made to commentatorsthe first results of the changes in playing conditions were shared While the sample size is still smallit is pointing towards more wicketsless singles and a slightly higher percentage of boundaries; all of which is easily explained With two new balls the fast bowlers stay effective for longerask more questions of the top order; with five fielders inside the circle the singles are more difficult to get and those looking for boundaries to break out have a greater chance of getting out It might favour teams that rely on new ball bowlers but it is producing a tougher contest between bat and ball It is likely to produce the kind of cricket we saw in the eighties where keeping wickets was paramount and when 50 in the first 15 overs was perfectly acceptable But here is a wonderfully modern twist to the tale With the effect of T20and only four fielders outside the circlethe number of runs teams can score with wickets in hand is now completelyand joyouslyunrecognisable In the second one-day game against EnglandNew Zealand had wickets in hand and Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum hit 118 in 82 overs And in the warm up game against AustraliaIndia only managed 122 in the first 30 overs (even that constituted a bit of a revival) but amassed 186 in the last 20 I wonder if that will be the trend here; the start a little like a classical musician playing around delicately with his notes and the enda splendid burst of energythe notes now combining with great vigour to produce a stunning climax India will have to make friends with the DRS too; something that has been much opposed but rarely explained The ICC are claiming high resolution cameras will make the predicted path of a ball very accurate; only one unsuccessful referral means the top order cannot use it as a right to be conferred on themselves when faced with a 50-50 decision Part time bowlers cannot get away with an over here or another there and fielders in the deep will have to cover greater ground and send stronger returns in Hopefully the weather will holdhopefully the summer that bestows on England such beauty will not be stingy and hopefully for 17 daysthe original sounds of cricket will return For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: December 4 2015 12:31 am Officials in the 24 wards conducted the verification process in the past couple of months which included checking areas and alignments of proposed roads as well as cross-checking objections and suggestions that residents had submitted to the BMC Related News In a bid to maintain transparency in drafting the revised Development Plan 2014-34 in a first all assistant municipal commissioners are in the process of verifying all the proposed roads in each ward While some in the E-ward comprising Byculla and Mazgaon areas are yet to complete the process others have made significant corrections and added recommendations Officials in the 24 wards conducted the verification process in the past couple of months which included checking areas and alignments of proposed roads as well as cross-checking objections and suggestions that residents had submitted to the BMC Some of the wards such as H-West M-East and S-ward made recommendations that officials hope will improve the road alignments Ward officials said while some roads proposed in the original draft plan were cutting through buildings others would have displaced a large number of people For instance in M-East ward that covers Govandi Mankhurd Deonar Trombay and neighbouring areas one proposed road was through Sundar Bagh society and an adjoining slum housing about 5000 people located on WT Patil Marg in Govandi “The proposed road if built will displace 150-odd families We have thus suggested that the road be realigned” said M-East Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar Other corrections included the boundaries of the RCF Colony that was shown spilling on to a few private societies Dighavkar said their recommendations included a bridge to be built over a nullah in Mohite-Patil Nagar for the residents who have to walk through sludge consisting of bio-medical waste and sewage “Schoolchildren and others walk through the sludge which breeds diseases A bridge there is essential and people need it for better connectivity” said Dighavkar Children currently use a temporary bamboo bridge to reach school every day In H-West ward a road was proposed along Apostolic Carmel School in Bandra that was marked as touching the school building and through the open space next to the school “The road was too close to the school building Besides St Paul’s Road is already present Thus we have recommended that the road be cancelled” said Rajesh Yadav assistant engineer (maintenance) at H-West ward which covers Bandra Santa Cruz and Khar Another road which was proposed through the basement parking of a 10 floor high building in Union Park was recommended for realignment In order to improve connectivity for vehicles opting to take the Bandra-Worli sea-link route Assistant Municipal Commissioner of H-West ward Sharad Ughade stated that an elevated ramp would be built to make an exit on to KC Marg in Bandra Reclamation “We will connect the sealink road with K C Marg by building an elevated ramp This will improve connectivity and smoothen traffic movement significantly towards Lilavati Hospital and S V Road” said Ughade Ward officials have also taken care to ensure that tree felling is minimised In S-Ward which covers Powai Bhandup Nahur and Vikhroli one proposed road sought by a housing society as an access road would have cost 60-70 trees in the Hiranandani Complex Ward officials didn’t see merit in the proposal and the road was recommended to be realigned using the housing society’s premises instead A consolidated report on all alterations made to the revised draft of the Development Plan is expected to be released next week [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Chennai | Published: October 8 2015 1:02 pm “Earlier this week Nani met Mani Ratnam at his office here and signed on the dotted line He is said to have replaced Dulquer who with two Malayalam films in his kitty couldn’t find dates to allocate for this project” a source from the film’s unit told IANS Related News Actor Nani has reportedly replaced Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan in filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual which also features Karthi in the lead role “Earlier this week Nani met Mani Ratnam at his office here and signed on the dotted line He is said to have replaced Dulquer who with two Malayalam films in his kitty couldn’t find dates to allocate for this project” a source from the film’s unit told IANS Initially Dulquer and Karthi were confirmed for the project which was slated to go on the floors in December However it was a couple of weeks ago that Ratnam decided to delay the project as he planned to make it as a bilingual “Dulquer had set aside dates for Mani sir’s film in December But following the postponement of the project he had no other option than walking out as he was getting offers from Malayalam filmdom” the source said Dulquer apparently walked out of Ratnam’s project last week to make himself available for actor-filmmaker Pratap Pothen’s next yet-untitled Malayalam film The film which is said to be a revenge drama also features Nithya Menon and Keerthy Suresh The source also added that Ratnam is on the lookout for a co-producer for the film’s Telugu version due to which the project is getting delayed For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsLondon: The Libyan-origin suicide bomber who carried out the terror attack in Manchester city killing 22 people did not act alone police said indicating that more arrests are likely The Greater Manchester police said that their investigation into the terror attack carried out by Salman Abedi 22 at the end of a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande in May is likely to lead to further arrests File image of Salman Abedi AP Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson head of counterterrorism in north-west England said that Abedi had carried the explosive device through the streets of Manchester for "several hours" before blowing up at his intended target "We are still working to understand the manner by which he became radicalised" Jackson told reporters at Greater Manchester Police headquarters this week Abedi’s family is from Libya but fled during the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi Abedi travelled to Libya numerous times and police are investigating how he learnt to make a bomb Detectives are working with Libyan authorities to question Abedi’s brother 20-year-old Hashem who is being held in Tripoli He was arrested along with their father Ramadan "Salman Abedi travelled to Libya a number of times in his life What we are looking at is the number of ways he learned the skills to build the device" Jackson said Officers are still searching for a blue suitcase in a landfill site which has been described as a "key line in the inquiry" The police investigation into the attack is expected to continue for "many many months to come" as police have 16000 hours of CCTV footage and 755 statements to analyse More than 250 people were hurt with injuries ranging from paralysis and loss of limbs to internal and facial injuries in the blast The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city Greater Manchester Police also disclosed more emotional details of the aftermath of the attack on 22 May describing how forensics officers had used roses and nameplates to pinpoint where the bodies of families’ loved ones fell in a dignified way Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: August 1 2013 2:24 am Related News An average nine unidentified bodieslargely of drug addicts and beggarsare recovered from the streets of the national capital every day According to a recent data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)of a total 37838 unidentified bodies found across the country in 2012as many as 3359 were found in Delhian average of nine bodies per day Other big states that have witnessed a large number of such incidents include Maharashtrawhich tops the list with 5906 unidentified bodiesTamil Nadu with 5319 and Uttar Pradesh with 3996 bodies in 2012 Delhi Police claims most of these people died a natural death These are largely labourers who cannot afford rented accommodations and die due to harsh weather conditions Some of them are drug addicts too? 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