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आप राष्ट्रवादी हैं या देशप्रेमी? अंतर समझने की करें कोशिश

जेएनयू में जो भी घटनाक्रम चल रहा है, धीरे- धीरे उसकी असलियत सामने आ जाएगी, अखलाक के बारे में क्या अफवाह फैलाई गई लेकिन रिपोर्ट में सब कुछ अलग ही निकला । लेकिन जेएनयू की घटना के बाद आम लोग इस तरह भड़के हुए हैं कि खुले आम गोली मार देने की बात करने लगे हैं। राष्ट्रवाद और देशप्रेम के अंतर को समझने की कोशिश कीजियेगा।

कुछ साल पहले एक फिल्म देखने के दौरान राष्ट्रगान बजा तो रोहतक के थिएटर हॉल में सिर्फ तीन लड़कियां खड़ी हुईं । सभी को ये बात इतनी छू गयी कि उसके बाद से गणतंत्र दिवस की परेड के बाद बजने वाले राष्ट्रगान पर घर में भी खड़े हो जाते थे। 3 लड़कियों ने सिर्फ अपना फ़र्ज़ निभाकर दूसरों को फर्ज़ निभाने के लिए प्रेरित कर दिया। प्रेम कोई भी हो, महसूस होने की चीज़ है। मार-पीट कर महसूस नहीं करवाया जा सकता, आप ऐसा करते हैं तो आप किसी कुंठा के शिकार हैं जिसके बारे में शायद आप ही पता लगा पाएं।
भारत के संविधान की प्रस्तावना में साफ़-साफ़ कुछ शब्द लिखे हैं। जिस किसी ने दसवीं तक भी पढ़ाई की है, वो इससे वाकिफ़ होगा। प्रस्तावना में लिखा है कि हम समाजवादी हैं, हम धर्मनिरपेक्ष हैं, हम लोकतांत्रिक हैं। तो समझिए कि इनमें से किसी भी बात को गाली देने वाला राष्ट्र का अपमान कर रहा है ।
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After Arvind Kejriwal lead Delhi Govt The latest global metropolis to introduce car rationing

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India’s Capital Delhi launch #OddEvenPlan sucessful. odd days odd number vehicle’s,  Even day Even number vehicles are allowed. In first time so large scale Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launch OddEven formula for reduced the Pollution in capital.  see the air pollution reduce in Delhi by OddEven plan https://rajkumarmeena.wordpress.com/2016/01/

TOKYO – A number of global capitals have tried a car rationing system over the years to try to reduce congestion . Beijing , Paris, New Delhi, Mexico City: All have at some stage introduced rules to keep cars with odd – or even – numbered license plates off the road on set days.

Now another city can be added to that list:

Pyongyang.
The North Korean capital is hardly known for its gridlock. After all, it’s only in the past couple of

years that the city has gotten its first traffic light – its famous female traffic police are still the norm – and there are still no privately owned cars in

North Korea .
But the number of cars on the roads has increased markedly in recent years, the result of a sharp increase in the number of taxis and government vehicles , as well as a steady uptick in tourist numbers.

Just take a look at this video of a North Korean- style traffic jam from Jaka Parker , who lives in Pyongyang (and runs an excellent Instragram account here ): https://www.instagram.com/jakaparker/?hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/8DnDpBACdJ/

A video posted by jakaparker.blogspot.com watch the traffic video in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un ’s regime has instituted a system this year to keep cars off the road. From Jan . 1 , cars with even- or odd – numbered license plates have been allowed on the roads only on alternate days , according to people who either live in Pyongyang or have visited this year. There are exceptions to the rule : government and other “high- ranking ” cars , military vehicles , foreigners’ cars and minibuses with more than 24 seats .

Locals report being told that the system is modeled on the restrictions in various Chinese cities and , like those , is intended to reduce congestion and emissions.

But many speculate that the real reason is linked to a shortage of gasoline for vehicles .

Although residents and visitors alike say they ’ve seen no signs yet of gas shortages – unlike electricity , which is clearly in short supply, with frequent and lengthy power cuts – they wonder if it is looming. (All the people contacted for this post spoke on the condition of anonymity , concerned about jeopardizing their relations with North
Korea. )

Some say the government appears to anticipating a shortage and want to ration gasoline as their foreign exchange reserves are depleted – in no small part because of the economic slowdown in China.

Others suggest that move may be preparation for China, angry about the recent nuclear and missile tests, turning off the oil tap to North Korea .

As the international community considers how to punish Kim ’s regime for its recent provocations , and becomes increasingly frustrated with the priority that Beijing places on stability, such a
move would show that China does have an influence on North Korea and will use it – even if not to the degree that Washington wants .

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The odd-even pilot reduced hourly particulate air pollution in India’s Capital Delhi

Yes, Delhi, it worked written by Rajkumar Meena

The odd-even pilot reduced hourly particulate air pollution concentrations by 10-13 per cent. But for the longer run, a congestion-pricing programme may be better

In WHO report India’s Capital Delhi is the most polluted city in the world, now newly formed Government in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal decided to fight from Pollution, he started most important ODD-EVEN policy in the city, and Unite the peoples for support it.

Delhi’s ambitious odd-even pilot experiment to reduce the number of cars on the road, and pollution in the air, has come to an end — at least for now. But the question remains: Was it successful?Answering this question is challenging. Air pollution data is limited and it comes from many different sources. Pollution also varies with time and weather conditions for reasons that have nothing to do with the odd-even pilot. Thus, simply looking at trends in pollution monitors cannottell us what we need to know. Reflecting these challenges, different assessments so far have been contradictory, ranging from “complete failure” to “massive success”. In a rigorous new study, however, we conclude that the odd-even pilot did have some impact — reducing hourly particulate air pollution concentrations by 10-13 per cent.
                      To judge the scheme’s true impact, we compared Delhi’s pollution with the rest of the NCR, which has similar weather but didn’t fall under the ambit of the scheme. We did this between January 1-15, when the scheme was in effect, and in November and December, when it was not in effect.The first step was to analyse the effect of the odd-even policy on traffic. Anecdotally, there is a general consensus that there were fewer vehicles on the road during the scheme. We attempted to back this up with some hard data. Analysing real-time vehicle speed data from Uber Delhi revealed that during the odd-even programme, average speeds went up by a statistically significant 5.4 per cent (2.8 standard deviation from normal). This is an especially significant change given that radio taxi drivers are meant to stay within speed limits. If shorter trip times reflect fewer cars on Delhi’s roads, and if vehicle emissions significantly impact Delhi’s air pollution, then we may expect the odd-even pilot to translate into lower pollution. We should keep in mind that lower congestion itself reduces pollution as all vehicles (not just cars) spendless time on the road idling and in slow-moving traffic.Having said this, the key question is to statistically quantify the level of impact. To do this, we first put together a dataset of hourly air pollution numbers from 23 monitors in Delhi, and three monitors from Faridabad, Gurgaon and Noida, where the odd-even policy was not implemented. This included both government and India Spend monitoring stations. Our results remain similar using only government data.In December 2015, before the odd-even programme began, daily pollution trends in Delhi and the neighbouringregions were very similar.

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                   This is not surprising considering that they have similar temperatures and weather patterns, and are affected in anequivalent way by crop burning and holiday periods. Starting January 1, while absolute pollution levels increased both inside and outside Delhi (for atmospheric reasons, as noted by other commentators), the increase in fine particle levels in Delhi was significantly less than in the surrounding region. Overall, there was a 10-13 per centrelative decline in Delhi.It is possible to go one step further in our analysis by tracking pollution changes hour by hour, since the odd-even policy was only in effect from 8 am to 8 pm. The results are striking (see figure). Around 8 am, the gap between Delhi’s pollution and that in neighbouring regionsbegins to form and steadily increases until mid afternoon. As temperatures begin to fall, and pollution is less likely to disperse, this gap starts to close. We see another small gap emerge between 9-11 pm, which probably reflects thenew limits on truck traffic in Delhi, which also came into force on January 1. Soon after midnight, the gap closes, and Delhi and neighbouring areas show similar pollution patterns until 8 am comes around again. When focusing just on the hours that the odd-even policy was in effect, our estimates suggest that particulates pollution declined by 18 per cent due to the pilot. For more details see http://j.mp/odd-even-QA

While the odd-even policy reduced pollution during its firsttwo weeks in effect, there are reasons to wonder about its ability to reduce pollution over the longer run. A natural concern is that the odd-even policy could easily be gamed or otherwise undermined. Further, Mexico City’s experience with the implementation of a similar policy suggests, it could even make pollution worse by encouraging households to purchase second cars that are old and very polluting.A more durable effect on pollution might come from a congestion-pricing programme, in which drivers are charged for using the roads at certain places and times. This approach, which has been successful in places like London and Singapore, allows cities to effectively reduce car use at periods of peak congestion and pollution. The Delhi government should pilot the use of congestion charging, and invest any income from the charge in high-quality, high-capacity public transport with zero local emissions — which would again help to reduce demand for driving, congestion, and pollution.Air pollution is shortening lives in Delhi and too many other places in India and elsewhere. The odd-even scheme has delivered over these two weeks, but may not over the long term. Furthermore, vehicles are only one source of pollution.There is no shortage of creative ideas and potential pilots, but what is all too often lacking is evidence on which ones work as intended. In one effort to improve matters, the University of Chicago has launched a competition with theDelhi Dialogue Commission to crowdsource ideas for reducing air and water pollution (the Delhi Urban Labs Innovation Challenge). More generally speaking, governments need to accept that we don’t have all the answers to policy problems and adopt a culture of trying out new ideas, testing them carefully, and then deciding which ones to adopt at scale.

Analysis Greenstone, Harish and Sudarshan are at the Energy Policy Institute  at the University of Chicago, and Rohini Pande is at the Evidence for Policy Design group at Harvard University

First month Report Card of Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi

14 Feb 2015 :- CM Arvind Kejriwal sworns as Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal denies for keeping any portfolio and say he would work on systematic changes

16 Feb 2015 :- First Cabinet meeting held and it was held that no demolition of Jhuggis or illegal colonies can be done in Delhi without proper permission from Delhi Govt. Order not applicable to the court orders and new encroachments

17 Feb 2015 :- Govt announces to draft policies for contractual labour and workers. Order passed for non termination of service before any further orders

19 Feb 2015 :- CM Arvind Kejriwal opens up 70 point agenda and declare to work on 67 on 70 at least before termination of 5 year period*.Asked corporations who are facing financial problems to put business or personal affairs into good order

20 Feb 2015 :- Special Camps for e rickshaw announced, over 1000 registrationstook place in first day. Before the month 4500 licenses has been issued*.Manish Sisodia asks DJB for reports on water and sewage issues*.Ground mapping to fix unauthorised colonies starts in Delhi

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21 Feb 2015 :- Unfortunate incident happened in Delhi, CM immediately orders magisterial inquiry into alleged rape of an African women in Moving car near Saket.*.No private lab can charge above 4500 rs for Swine flu tests, govt passes orders

23 Feb 2015 :- First session of assembly begins MLAs took oath with CM, Deputy CM and all other ministers. Deputy speaker and Speaker of Delhi assembly selected

24 Feb 2015 :- Demands for full statehood of Delhi and police control to the state to ensure better women security*.Officials to be posted on Merit, targets defined*.White paper on power announced*.Delhi govt seeks for in house production of Electricity asks centre for coal blocks

25 Feb 2015 :- 20 KL water per month free and 50% subsidy on electricity for consumption of 0-400 units, with effect from 1st March

26 Feb 2015:- PWD directed to ensure roads to be dust free, demands report where work at large scale is needed

27 Feb 2015 :- Announces Delhi Dialogue Commission which shall work on 21 points agenda  http://www.theindiantalks.com/delhi/21-points-action-plan-of-arvind-kejriwals-govt/3043/28 Feb 2015:- Adarsh Shastri starts consulting and making blueprint for free WiFi in Delhi

1 March 2015 :- New water plant in Dwarka inaugurated with extra capacity

3 March 2015 :- Cabinet clears proposal of relaunching anti corruption helpline within this month5 March 2015:- Govt waives of water surcharge which can give extra blocked money of 1000 crores back to govt.

7 March 2015 :– Amendments on VAT 2006 announced to perform

8 March 2015 :- Fast track courts shall be setup for giving quick justice to the women.Delhi to get online tracking system for complaints of vehicle theft

9 March 2015 :- Dedicated helpline and MLA sitting announces on 67 seats winned by AAP. Mohalla Sabha starts for consulting other issues. Phone nos and location of MLA sitting distributed in every constituency

12 March 2015 :- Adarsh Shastri announces open invitation to consult on makingDelhi WiFi with CCTV cameras  theindiantalks.com/delhi/wifi-in-delhi-soon-aap-govt-invite-offers/3267/

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13 March 2015 :- Govt announces security marshalls in every DTC bus after 6:00PM for security of women.

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Summary of what AAP govt has done

POWER

50% reduction in electricity tariffs for consumption up to 400 units for domestic consumers.· White Paper on Electricity commissioned under former DERC Chief Bijendra Singh.

WATER:· Free lifeline water up to 20k liters per month for every household with a metered connection. This facility has been extended to group housing societies as well. Sewerage charges have been waived as well.· Amnesty scheme announced for domestic consumers to pay their outstanding dues till March 31. Late user charges have been waived off till then.

WOMEN SAFETY:· The Delhi government has asked the Delhi Police for a list of dark spots across the national capital.· Exercise is on to ensure marshals in DTC buses from 6 PM to 12 midnight.· Government is working on a plan to allow SDMs to conduct surprise checks in buses with powers to take appropriate action against eve-teasers

EDUCATION:· 200 private schools have been issued showcause notices for charging exorbitant fees.· Process for the installation of CCTVs in schools has begun.TRADERS:· In a major relief to city traders, the Delhi government has decided to allow “carry forward” of refund (input tax credit) of VAT and extend the date of filing R9 form.· Stamp vendor license will now be online.ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS:· Birth/death & other certificates to be online from April 1· Ration cards also to be online.

ENVIRONMENT:· 66 surprise checks were conducted at pollution control centers and 18 were found to be not working properly.· 18 waste burning checks found waste being burnt in open places and warnings were issued.· 170 challans of overloaded vehicles was conducted, which are a major source of air pollution.

OTHER DECISIONS

* Licences provided for 20,800 E-rickshaws in one month as compared to around 600 till now.·
*There were 1 lakh-stalled old-age pensions in the past. 30,000 cleared by the Delhi government and 20,000 will be done this month.·
* Anganwadi workers used to get Rs. 750 per month as rent for their Anganwadi premises, which have now been increased to Rs. 4-5 thousand per month.·
*Anganwadi material in now being purchased straight from FCI straight in place of open market, surplus money being utilized to provide fruits to children·
*Attention on Forensic labs·
*Mandoli Jail to be ready till October end·
* Redesigning of hospitals to increase their beds-capacity to allow poor people access to health care.·
* Health department conducted surprise checks on private labs to curb overcharging of Swine Flu tests beyond a cap of Rs 4500.·
* Free tests and medicines in all government hospitals for Swine Flu patients

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Arvind Kejriwal Stirring the Pot and Striking Fear in India

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HUNDREDS of reporters stood waiting, everyone expecting a helping of scandal, and Arvind Kejriwal did not disappoint. He pushed past the television cameras, smiling slyly in his white Gandhian cap, and took a seat on the podium. The crowd pressed forward, drawn by the question now shaking India’s political establishment: Who will Arvind go after next?

Slight and bespectacled, with a neatly trimmed mustache, Mr. Kejriwal, 44, could be mistaken for a bookkeeper, rather than what he has become — the unlikely bomb thrower of Indian politics. His recent appearance was one of his staged media spectacles, in which he has produced documents and leveled corruption charges at some of India’s most powerful political figures. Corruption, he argues, corrodes all the political parties in a fund
amentally compromised system.

His solution? The formation of a new political party, in time for national elections in 2014.

“We hope that the people of this country will be able to do something in 2014,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

That Mr. Kejriwal is now one of India’s most powerful figures represents a strikingly swift turnaround. Only months ago, conventional wisdom held that he was finished politically. He had been the mastermind of the huge anticorruption movement that last year shook the country — but had then seemed to miscalculate.

First, the movement fizzled. Then, earlier this year, his alliance shattered with Anna Hazare, the hunger striker and symbol of the movement: Mr. Hazare unexpectedly balked over plans to form a political party.

Politicos snickered that Mr. Kejriwal’s party, without Mr. Hazare, would be dead before it was born. Mr. Kejriwal, the backstage manager, would now be the public face, which raised a question: Would ordinary Indians rally behind a party whose public draw was a wiry, intense former tax examiner? That remains to be seen, but no one is snickering at Mr. Kejriwal any longer.

Instead, he is feared. He has accused Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, the country’s most powerful politician, of reaping millions in improper real estate deals. He has delved into the business dealings of Nitin Gadkari, leader of the main opposition party. He has alleged improprieties in a charity for the handicapped run by the family of Salman Khurshid, the country’s new foreign minister — prompting a barely veiled threat from Mr. Khurshid.

In some instances, he is merely resurrecting and amplifying existing accusations. Yet, through it all, Mr. Kejriwal has steadily pushed his simple, if radical, message: India’s democracy, the largest in the world, does not merely need reform. India needs a revolution.

IT is Sunday night, three days after Mr. Kejriwal’s news conference on Oct. 25. His target that day was Reliance Industries Ltd., India’s most powerful corporation, which he accused of exerting political influence to bilk billions of dollars on natural gas contracts. (On Friday, Mr. Kejriwal held another news conference, this time accusing Mukesh Ambani, the owner of Reliance, and others of illegally stashing money overseas.)

Reliance has denied the charges — as have all of his targets — but Mr. Kejriwal seemed pleased. The establishment has been rattled.

Now Mr. Kejriwal sat inside a cramped conference room of his headquarters, in a small house at the edge of the capital, beside a dingy slum. He was engaged in a ritual of Indian politics: the public audience. One man had traveled hundreds of miles to pledge his support. Another unexpectedly started singing a tribute song. A father and mother presented their 10-year-old son as a future foot soldier in Mr. Kejriwal’s efforts.

“After seeing you,” the boy’s mother said, “I have the courage that now we can raise our voices.”

Mr. Kejriwal grew up in the city of Hisar, in the northern state of Haryana, the son of an engineer. Like many ambitious Indians, his parents wanted him to become a doctor or an engineer, and the young Mr. Kejriwal studied obsessively to gain entrance to India’s most prestigious engineering school. After graduation, he worked for three years as a mechanical engineer before testing into India’s elite civil service as a tax examiner.

It would change his life. He met his wife, another tax examiner, but also found himself confronted with rampant bribe-taking. “There was corruption at every stage,” Mr. Kejriwal recalled.

He grew disillusioned and quietly got involved in the nationwide effort by civil society groups that resulted in the Right to Information, the 2005 law that established a public right to access official records and documents. He had taken a formal leave from the tax bureau in 2000 and would earn international recognition after founding Parivartan, a nonprofit group focused on government transparency and accountability.

Then in 2006, Mr. Kejriwal decided to quit the civil service to become a full-time social activist, tendering his resignation without even telling his wife. Four years later, Mr. Kejriwal became involved in efforts that have lasted for decades to create an independent anticorruption agency, known as the Lokpal.

The Lokpal campaign, led by Mr. Hazare, brought together an odd coalition of civil society leaders, in what became known as Team Anna. To a degree, Mr. Kejriwal was the least established of these advisers, yet he quickly positioned himself as the key adviser to Mr. Hazare. And he was instrumental in building an organization, India Against Corruption, that was laden with technology-savvy young people who used the Internet and social media to make the Lokpal cause a nationwide campaign.

BUT if some allies regarded Mr. Kejriwal as a committed activist and brilliant tactician, others saw him as calculating and manipulative, a Rasputin whispering in Mr. Hazare’s ear.

“I could see through Arvind’s manipulative tactics from the very beginning,” said Swami Agnivesh, a longtime social activist who broke from Team Anna. “He was trying to get control of Anna, more and more.”

Ultimately, Team Anna splintered, after efforts stalled to pass Lokpal legislation in India’s Parliament. Today, Mr. Kejriwal blames India’s lawmakers for breaking their promise; yet others say Mr. Kejriwal’s uncompromising nature and refusal to budge in negotiations helped kill any deal.

“Today,” Mr. Kejriwal said, “these parties are very good at fighting elections on the basis of money and muscle power. We cannot win on that turf.”

The question, of course, is whether Mr. Kejriwal’s party can win anything at all. He and his team are expected to announce formal plans for the party — as well as the party’s name — at some point this month. Mr. Kejriwal has certainly tapped into public anger over official corruption, especially among India’s urban middle class, yet there is no certainty that anger will translate into votes against established parties with entrenched vote bank machines.

Mr. Kejriwal also has competition on other fronts: Mr. Hazare and a handful of others are reconstituting their anticorruption movement, even contemplating opening an office down the street from Mr. Kejriwal, according to Indian news media. But Mr. Kejriwal is careful to praise Mr. Hazare, saying he remains an ally, while emphasizing that the decision to enter electoral politics was a difficult one.

“We are getting into the system to change the system,” he said.

Mr. Kejriwal said his initial focus would be to field candidates in next year’s state elections in Delhi, the city-state that includes the national capital, New Delhi. This might be his best chance, since much of the middle class uprising over the Lokpal occurred in the capital. Meanwhile, Mr. Kejriwal seems likely to keep attacking the political elite.

“This little tiny ant has gotten inside the trunk of an elephant,” said Yogendra Yadav, a prominent political scientist who is serving as an adviser to the new party, “and the elephant is hopping mad.”
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More In Delhi Elections 2015- @wsj

After hours of counting, the Aam Aadmi Party has shocked even the biggest AAP optimists by snagging more than 90% of the Delhi Assembly seats.

As of Tuesday evening most media outlets were giving the common man’s party winning in 67 out of 70 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party was expected to win only 3 seats. The Congress party which ruled the state for 15 years until being ousted in 2013 did not win a single seat.
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