Senior Congress leader and party’s core committee member Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday said that Pakistan had attacked our soldiers and violated the ceasefire 3,000 times in the last 52 months, but the Modi government had failed to it give a befitting reply.Mr. Surjewala was addressing ‘Shaheed Samman Samaroh’, organised by Rao Arjun Singh, the grandson of former Haryana Chief Minister Rao Birender Singh, at Football Ground in Haryana’s Mahendergarh district. The family members of martyrs and freedom fighters of the region were honoured on the occasion.Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘stoic silence on inhuman mutilation of Indian soldiers’, Mr. Surjewala said first Mandeep, and now Narendra Singh, had been tortured, tormented and murdered by Pakistan but Mr. Modi had not uttered even a word on Pakistan’s inhuman mutilation of Indian soldiers.Paying rich tributes to Rao Tularam, Mr. Surjewala said that he played a key role in the 1857 Revolution and fought for the motherland against the mighty British empire.Mr. Surjwala accused Mr. Modi of not honouring his poll promise of ‘one rank, one pension’. He also attacked the BJP and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and accused them of backstabbing the people of this region.He criticised the BJP for cancelling Jaipur Express Corridor and putting prestigious projects like Defence University, Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor and North-South Corridor projects on the back-burner. Mr. Surjewala also highlighted the State government’s failure to address various local problems like water scarcity, lack of development, educational facilities and basic amenities.The Congress leader also blamed the Central and State BJP Governments for the sky rocketing prices of petrol and diesel.
Police have arrested two persons on the charge of beating a one-and-a-half-year-old child to death in a fight that followed an objection by the infant’s father to a child from the accused family urinating in the open at Bagaspur village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on October 1. The accused have been identified as Ram Singh and his son Umesh.“As a six-year-old boy was urinating on the road, the child’s father objected to it. And in turn, the boy’s father and grandfather attacked attacked him with lathis. The 18-month-old boy he was holding suffered blows and died on the spot,” Amit Sanghi, Sagar Superintendent of Police, told The Hindu.“There is a running feud between the two tribal families,” he said.A case was registered under Section 302 [punishment for murder] of the Indian Penal Code. The injured father is being treated at a local hospital.The case had no similarities to the Shivpuri case where two children were beaten to death for allegedly defecating in public, Mr. Sanghi stated, adding, “There is confusion. There is no case of open defecation here.”
Micromax Canvas Win launch eventIndian handset maker Micromax has launched two new handsets, Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092, that are powered by Windows Phone 8.1. Micromax Canvas Win W121The Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 are the first Micromax devices based on the Microsoft’s Windows platform. On the specs front, both the devices are dual-SIM come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM.Priced at Rs 9,500, the Canvas Win W121 features a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel main camera with flash. It also has a 2-megapixel front snapper. The internal memory stands at 8GB, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.Micromax Canvas Win W092The Canvas Win W092 has been priced at Rs 6,500. It comes with a 4-inch screen with an IPS WVGA display It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera (with LED flash) and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The device comes with 8GB of built-in storage with up to 32GB of expandable memory.While launching the devices at an event in New Delhi, Micromax Executive Chairman Sanjay Kapoor said, “We are the first Indian brand that has brought devices that operate on the Windows 8.1 update.”The new devices will start selling from July.