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worker?with majority involved in agriculture For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 26 2016 4:38 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI photo Related News The BJP received the biggest share of political donations from electoral trusts the year Narendra Modi became Prime Minister an analysis by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) has found Six electoral trusts — Satya Electoral Trust Progressive Electoral Trust Janpragati Electoral Trust Bajaj Electoral Trust Triumph Electoral Trust and Samaj Electoral Trust — together donated Rs 17740 crore to 19 political parties in 2014-15 Of this Rs 11135 crore went to BJP Share This Article Related Article The Congress was a distant second with just Rs 31658 crore from such trusts in the same period In India electoral trusts are usually established by big corporations Satya Electoral Trust is set up by Bharti Group and K K Birla Group has registered Samaj Electoral Trust Progressive Electoral Trust has been established by the Tata Group Bajaj Electoral Trust by the Bajaj Group and Triumph Electoral Trust by Murugappa Group Satya Electoral Trust was the biggest donor (Rs 107 crore) to BJP in 2014-15 Indiabulls Housing Finance and DLF were the top contributors to this trust They donated Rs 40 crore and Rs 25 crore respectively Incidentally promoters of both firms were among Indians named in the Panama Papers and allegedly have links to entities in offshore tax heavens WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: March 27 2016 2:08 am Related News Expressing gratitude to the BJP for extending unconditional support to the PDP in forming the government in Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti who is set to take over as the state’s first woman chief minister sometime next month says that peace reconciliation and development will be the main focus of her government “I would like to repeat that Mufti-sahib (her father late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed whose death in January necessitated a fresh alignment) had formed this coalition (with BJP) by respecting the mandate of 2014 Assembly polls and also to preserve communal amity and brotherhood among people of different faiths in the state’’ she said on Saturday Share This Article Related Article Accompanied by BJP legislature party leader Nirmal Singh Mehbooba called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan in the afternoon and staked claim to form the government Singh had handed over to Vohra his party’s letter of support to the PDP Mehbooba was accompanied by senior PDP leaders Muzaffar Hussain Baig and Tariq Hamid Karra; Singh came alone to represent the BJP Mehbooba justified the time taken to arrive at the decision to form a coalition government with the BJP — an 11-week interval which saw tough negotiation between the allies and talks seemingly reaching a breaking point before almost rising from the death She said: “I am happy that in the last two-and-a-half months implementation of the Agenda of Alliance… has been reiterated by both sides… Also I think the time taken by us to gain confidence and to restore trust in view of the vacuum created by Mufti-sahib’s death was worth it” Putting a government in place however may take nearly a fortnight still as the two parties are yet to decide on a swearing-in date “We need to discuss it with our alliance partner We cannot take a unilateral decision’’ Mehbooba said “Dr Nirmal Singh and Muzaffar Baig will discuss and take a decision” She also dismissed reports that the allies are taking time to form the government due to differences over portfolio allocation with the BJP reportedly insisting on Finance and Home which were with the party in the Mufti government “Portfolios which are with us are (also) of the BJP and those with the BJP are ours There are no differences It is a coalition government; we are not separate (entities)” Mehbooba said Pointing out that both parties will carry forward Mufti’s ‘Agenda of Alliance’ for development peace and reconciliation in Jammu and Kashmir she said “Where good governance is necessary you also need to address issues politically economically and socially…Jammu and Kashmir is faced with peculiar situations which are unlike any other state” Mehbooba also said that she is “satisfied” with the “reiteration” made by BJP about implementation of the Agenda of Alliance On her meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Delhi Mehbooba said “I am very satisfied (with) the reassurance I got from the Prime Minister She added that Modi assured her that he will extend all support to “this government’’ on every issue to ensure there is peace and all-round development in the state For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar | Published: July 19 2015 12:00 am The house where Gura Munda and his family were killed allegedly by his elder brother Tumba Munda and a neighbour (Source: Express photo by Debabrata Mohanty) Related News Dambaru Munda clutches the feverish wailing Krishna to his chest trying his best to pacify the three-year-old In another room of his kuchcha home in Lahanda Mundasahi village in Joda block of Keonjhar district his 6-year-old daughter Bamuni and 12-year-old son Suresh too are running high temperatures It could be malaria but Dambaru wouldn’t know Though nervous he is waiting for a verdict from the witch doctor to take his three children to the nearest government hospital around 4 km away Earlier that day the quack gave shots of some antibiotics to Bamuni and Suresh for Rs 100 Now he is trying to propitiate the tribal god Marangburu with the help of the local witch doctor “Let the rawadia (witch doctor) tell me to take my children to hospital” Dambaru purses his lips “The gods need to be satisfied” It’s been just a couple of days since Gura Munda and five of his family were killed in the village allegedly by his neighbour and elder brother Tumba Munda for “practising witchcraft” Two of Gura’s sons survived one of whom is still critical None of the neighbours came to his help though the attack lasted at least half an hour Share This Article Related Article A reason Gura’s wife Budhini was suspected to be practising sorcery was that one of their children had been ailing for some time as was Tumba’s son Their ailments were blamed on Budhini At a village meeting Budhini’s entire family was declared cursed Of all the people in this tribal-dominated village this shouldn’t have been Gura’s fate The 40-year-old was the chairman of the governing body of the village’s only government primary school “Gura sent two of his children to study here and encouraged other villagers to enrol their children” recalls headmaster Sukanta Rout He also remembers Gura sending his children to hospital when ill “disregarding the advice of witch doctors” Rout says there aren’t too many like Gura in Lahanda Mundasahi “We have been trying in vain to make villagers understand the futility of consulting witch doctors They just don’t listen” he says Of the 1200-odd tribals scattered around the Lahanda hills there are barely three to four matriculates Most such as Dambaru have never set foot inside a school The Lahanda Mundasahi primary school came up only five years ago with 32 students Now it has 162 But at least 70 per cent of the children still don’t go to school Beyond the primary school educational facilities are limited An upper primary school a high school and a government women’s college are all about 5 km away Police in Joda have held nine people so far for the murders of the Gura Munda family “No one was willing to even touch their bodies after the murders The tribals believe that the devil persists even after death” says Joda sub-divisional police officer Ajay Pratap Swain who is investigating the case While Joda the nearest town is just 4 km away most homes in Lahanda Mundasahi are difficult to access They are spread acoss a hilly terrain in scattered groups and electricity that arrived a couple of years ago is skeletal There are no streetlights and most homes just have a bulb Then there is the train line that cuts off the village from other areas “Ambulance drivers refuse to come this side as their vehicle axle brushes against the rails We have to take patients across” says Mangal Munda who works as a helper in a local transport company Modern medicine has made some difference with ASHA workers regularly coming to the village for vaccination and routine check-ups The results are beginning to show — only two brain malaria deaths were reported last year Before that the deaths always used to be in double digits However the tribals’ first port of call during an ailment remains the local witch doctor and quack “The quacks administer useless medicines and injections and the witch doctors delay treatment By the time the patient comes to us it becomes a tough job for us” says Dr Manas Ranjan Biswal medical officer at the Basudevpur Community Health Centre 10 km away And yet at Lahanda Mundasahi’s doorstep lies another world The village is ringed by some of the biggest iron ore-bearing mines of Joda which is also known as the Bellary of Odisha Gura worked at a railway siding in Joda where millions of tonnes of iron ore and manganese are loaded onto trains to carry them to steel plants in the state The tribal families however don’t earn more than Rs 5000 a month on an average for working in iron ore mines at construction sites railway sidings or pit-head plants in the region The Justice M B Shah Commission that probed the mining scam in Keonjhar and Sundargarh two years ago had said that if the value of the iron ore and manganese mined in the two districts for one year alone was passed on to the tribal families each would be richer by Rs 945 lakh Pana Munda who is separated from her husband and earns Rs 130 a day for masonry works laughs hearing about the amount “If we ask for the minimum wage the contractor would just throw us out There would be many like me ready to work for less money” says Pana who does odd jobs to bring up her two children With poverty a constant burden belief is an easier recourse Even for Gura’s mother Jingi “Without a puja and a sacrifice of roosters no one in the village would go to hospital” she asserts “The gods would not spare us” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThey used strike at traders who deal in illegal hawala transactions knowing that they would hesitate to lodge a formal complaint with the police, Deputy Commissioner (South) H G S Dhaliwal said Three pistols with live cartridgesa knife and three vehicles were recovered from the fourthe police said According to the policeduring interrogation the gang members confessed of having robbed a businessman carrying cash of Rs 35 lakh on Ring roadnear Civil Lines Stand trial in kidnap for ransom: courtFour personsincluding a doctors son and an IIT stafferhave been ordered by a city court to stand trial for allegedly kidnapping a businessmans five-year-old child for a ransom of Rs 12 crore Holding that there was sufficient prima facie evidence against the accusedAdditional Sessions Judge Sanjay Sharma framed penal charges against them under various sections of Indian Penal Code pertaining to kidnapping for ransomextortionforgery and criminal conspiracy Trial has been ordered against Satbir Singh (22)son of a doctorShantanu Sharma (26) from Jia SaraiArun (20)son of a Group-D employee of IITand Tej Prakasha storekeeper at IIT The accused had allegedly kidnapped Sanjuthe son of businessman Sunil Jainwhen they were attending a wedding function in Anand Vihar on May 5 and later abandoned him in Munirka For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 10 2009 3:02 am Related News 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The plea claimed that the provisions of the Act were “a case of legislative over-reach”. “After meeting the two officers, Related News Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding allegations that a top home ministry official rang up Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to stall the arrest of former union minister Matang Sinh in the Saradha chit-fund scam. 2010 1:40 am Related News This year, Al Faheem Meatex,assembly elections,country. He said India will raise the level of its support for the vision of a prosperous,” he said. – The NCP is also in touch with Congress.

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