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BSP leader shot dead outside Allahabad University; supporters torch bus, attack hospital

A leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was shot dead at a shelter near Allahabad University in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Energetic BSP activists staged a violent protest and set fire to a bus that demanded the authors’ premature arrest. Strong police forces were rushed near Indian Press Crossing to control the situation.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Rajesh Yadav had gone to meet someone at the Tara Chand Hostel with his friend, Dr. Mukul Singh, where he had an altercation with some people.

Dr. Singh told police that some people attacked the BSP chief and shot him around 2:30.

Yadav suffered a gunshot wound in the stomach and was transported to a private hospital by Dr. Singh where he died during his treatment.

Allahabad police chief Siddarth Shankar Meena said the empty cartridges were found in the Yadav vehicle.
According to media reports, on Tuesday two buses were set on fire and a hospital was reportedly attacked by BSP workers.

Police investigate the incident and an FIR will be filed after receiving a complaint, authorities said.

Originally from the village of Bhadohi in Duguna, Yadav challenged the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 on a BSP ticket.

Reports indicated that Yadav lived with his family in Haritkunj apartment near Chandrashekhar Azad Park.

Rodman’s gives Kim the gift of Trump

Rodman’s gives Kim the gift of Trump

Rodman’s gives Kim the gift of Trump

Dennis Rodman has sent a message from President Donald Trump in North Korea.

On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country’s Sports Minister a copy of Trump’s book titled “The Art of Boxing”, a gift for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was not signed by Mr. Trump, who was the boss of M. Rodman for two seasons of the reality show “Celebrity Apprentice”. M. Rodman said his visit had nothing to do with the White House.

Some other highlights of what has so far been a small trip to Pyongyang often extravagant celebrity, who visited the North four times before,

While his previous visits in 2013 and 2014 have often sparked controversy, M. Rodman said this week that he is there just to meet old friends and have a good time.

M. Rodman also met with the North Korean Olympic athletes, including the judo gold medal Un Kum-ae.

“All of you should be proud of all of you, because, you know, a lot of people do not give him the confidence, because it’s a small country and not a lot of North Korea can not compete in the world,” Rodman has said.

“An old friend”

M. Rodman, one of the few Westerners to have personally met Kim Jong Un, was criticized for an earlier trip when he sang “Happy Birthday” to M. Kim and suggested that an American missionary was to blame for his imprisonment in North Korea , The comments for which he later apologized.

But the Sports Minister said that M. Rodman lives with affection in Pyongyang.

“In the past, our respected supreme leader met many times and used his valuable time to see the basketball game with players he brought here. In the past, we met you, so our people all know well,” Said M. Kim Il Guk M. Rodman. “And we think you’re an old friend.”

There is no role in the student’s release

The arrival of M. Rodman Tuesday came hours after the North has decided to release Otto Warmbier, a university student from the United States who had been imprisoned for 15 years with hard work trying to steal a propaganda banner.

M. Warmbier, who had been confined for 17 months, reportedly fell into a coma shortly after his training and Pyongyang issued a statement Thursday saying he had decided to let him go for “humanitarian reasons.”

Officials from Washington and Pyongyang stated that M. Rodman played no part in the liberation. Discussions on the subject of M. Warmbier were under way long before his visit.

Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia for 25 years, was convicted in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court in March 2016. It took 15 years in prison with hard work for subversion after tears Of tears had attempted to steal the banner of propaganda.

The publication report of M. Warmbier the official official of the North Korean agency did not mention the health of M. Warmbier.

Although US citizens are not barred from visiting North Korea, the State Department strongly recommends it.

Two Slain Nationals' 'Preaching' Allegation will be Probed, Says China

Two Slain Nationals’ ‘Preaching’ Allegation will be Probed, Says China

Two Slain Nationals’ ‘Preaching’ Allegation will be Probed, Says China

Beijing: China will maintain coabduction ntrol of the and death of its two citizens by militants in Pakistan’s ISIS and cooperate to investigate their alleged illegal “preaching” activities in the Muslim nation, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

The department’s response came after Chinese state media have accused Christian groups in South Korea of ​​converting young Chinese and sending them to proselytize in Muslim countries.

Earlier, Pakistan had said that the two Chinese citizens killed by ISIS were involved in “preaching” in the country.

In a statement Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China had received no official confirmation of Pakistan’s death and will do its utmost to ensure that the two died soon possible, Lu said.

According to Pakistan reports, the two were killed by an Islamic state group after being kidnapped by armed police dressed in Quetta last month.

The Islamic State terrorist group said it had killed two Chinese hostages, including one woman, were kidnapped by gunmen in the province of Baluchistan.

China firmly opposes all types of terrorism and extreme violence vis-a-vis the civilian population and supports Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism and internal security, he said, adding that China would work with the international community to combat The terrorism.

China appreciates Pakistan’s efforts to rescue the two hostages and the commitment to better protect Chinese citizens and institutions in Pakistan, Lu said.

China has always asked its citizens to comply with local laws and regulations, local customs respect and awareness of risks abroad, he said.

Lu said China will cooperate with the investigation in Pakistan of illegal preaching activities allegedly undertaken by its two nationals.

Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar today called on the department to look, to regulate and expedite the visa process for Chinese nationals.

Nisar said that all Pakistani missions were needed to examine visa applications and must obtain all the necessary details before exercising their authority to issue visas to foreigners.

Pakistan has fought against the Islamist and nationalist insurgency in Baluchistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting.

ISIS has made inroads into Pakistan with the help of its links with local militant groups such as Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar. However, the government has greatly minimized the presence of the feared terrorist organization.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on order banning cattle trade for slaughter

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on order banning cattle trade for slaughter

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on order banning cattle trade for slaughter

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday sent a notice to the Center on how a difficult notice prohibits the sale and purchase of livestock at animal markets for the massacre.

The top court also asked the government to file its response within two weeks, and the messages will be reviewed on July 1.

The controversial notification center prohibits the sale and purchase of farm animal markets for the massacre was challenged before the Supreme Court.

The petitioner argued that the provisions of the notification were unconstitutional because they violated fundamental rights, including freedom of conscience and religion and the right to life.

On the grounds said that the government notice issued last month was “against the freedom of religious practice to sacrifice animals” and prohibit the slaughter of animals for food violates the right to food, to life the Personal and private freedom guaranteed to citizens under the Constitution.

He said states such as Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura and Karnataka have said they will not implement the Center’s ban as this would have an impact on the livelihoods of the people involved in this business.

A notice issued by the Environment Ministry of the Union of 23 May prohibits the sale or purchase of livestock in the cattle markets for the massacre with the word “cattle” covering bulls, bulls, cows, buffaloes, Oxen, calves, calves, and camels.

The order essentially means that the meat supply of these animals depends to a large extent on the direct transactions between farmers and abattoirs registered on the farm. Leaders of the meat industry say such operations do not currently account for 10 percent of total beef buffalo production.

The new rules, known as the Regulations for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Cattle Market Regulations) stipulate that sellers must submit a signed statement that the cattle were not sold for slaughter. Buyers of cattle should “not sell the animal to a slaughtering goal.”

The notification specifying the establishment of an animal market committee should ensure that the statement includes the name and address of the owner of the animal and a copy of the identity of the photo. Cattle identification data should also be mentioned.

The panel must keep each report for six months and produce an inspector, if necessary during this period.

The Market Committee is also necessary for the commitment to the buyer that the animals were purchased for agricultural purposes and not for massacre. Make sure the buyer is a farmer and asked to see the entry of relevant documents.

The buyer must also state that the animal would not be sold for six months from the date of purchase.

The new rules prohibit animal markets within 25 km from any state border and 50 km from any international border.

Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

Europe is shutting its doors on migrants, numbers prove that

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations migration agency, in its most recent publication that the number of immigrants and refugees who have entered Europe by sea has experienced a drastic reduction in the year.

Data collected by the agency up to June 11 indicate that 73,189 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2017. The corresponding figure for January-June 11 of last year was 2.11 434 – nearly three times the number of this year.

The deepening of anti-immigrant sentiments and refugees after the terrorist attacks in many European countries can be attributed to the drastic reduction.

Britain has seen three terrorist attacks in the past four months, killing dozens of people. There have been two major terrorist attacks in France and Sweden in 2017.

The series of terrorist attacks in Europe, which began with the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris in January 2015, continued unabated in France, Britain, Germany, Belgium and other European countries. And in many of these attacks, migrants, refugees and their dependents were involved.

2015: year of crisis
In terms of movement of migrants and refugees, 2015 was a year of crisis that has seen more than a million countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria, are trying to enter Europe. According to the European Union (EU), there were 13,211,560 asylum applications in 2015.

The wave of immigrants and refugees in 2015 said that the biggest wave of human crisis since World War II creates pressure in many European countries, especially the smaller and economically weaker.

Although hostile signs were initially visible, such as Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic great reluctance, the European Commission has established a plan to distribute and to move refugees from Member States and sets the deadline of September 2017.

But so far only 21 000 asylum seekers have been relocated, although the EU threatens legal action against countries in difficulty.

Reported numbers
Combined with the terrorist incidents attributed to migrants and refugees and a long increase in hostility, 2016 experienced a sharp decline with 3,64,000 asylum seekers in Europe.

Many European countries have erected fences to prevent migrants. The Balkan route was closed. The EU has made an agreement with Turkey to control and block the road to the Aegean Sea, the main route taken by asylum seekers to reach Europe through Greece.

Turkey, which was the gateway of Syrian immigrants to enter Europe, has sealed its border with Syria.

2017, it seems, following the trend of last year. During the first six months of the year, just over 70 000 asylum seekers arrive in Europe via the sea and in this case the number for the whole year is likely not to exceed 1 50 000.

The emergence of leaders of the right and extreme right in several European countries and governments hostile to migrants and refugees has aggravated the crisis.

France’s far-right politician Marine Le Pen has become the leading political opposition in the country with 34% of the votes in the last presidential election. In particular, the far right in France was almost non-existent until a few years ago.

Le Pen is a strong critic of immigration. Germany’s extreme right-wing leaders called compost asylum seekers, while British PM Theresa May has shown no particular interest in the welfare of refugees.

Similarly, across the Atlantic, President Donald Trump has always had a strong anti-immigration voices and tried to detain migrants and refugees who come to the United States.

Bank Audit Loss assets should be written off

If loss assets are permitted to remain in the books for any reason, 100% of the outstanding should be provided for.

brought by them should be a minimum of 20% of banks’ sacrifice or 2% of restructured debt whichever is higher. The term bank’s sacrifice’ means the amount of “erosion in the fair value of the advance”. The additional funds required to be brought in by the promoter should be brought up front and not be phased over a period of time.

  1. Promoter’s contribution need not necessarily be brought in cash and can be brought in the form of de-rating of equity, conversion of unsecured loan brought by the promoter into equity and interest free loans.
  2. The restructuring under consideration is not a ‘repeated restructuring’
  • Promoter’s personal guarantee should be obtained in all cases of restructuring. Corporate guarantee cannot be accepted as a substitute for personal guarantee. However, the same can be accepted in cases where promoters of a company are not individuals.
  1. Provisioning Norms
  • Substandard assets

A general provision of 15% on total outstanding should be made without making any allowance for ECGC guarantee cover and securities available.

The ‘unsecured exposures’ which are identified as ‘substandard’ would attract additional provision of 10%, i.e., a total of 25% on the outstanding balance! However, in view of certain safeguards such as escrow accounts available in respect of infrastructure lending, infrastructure loan accounts which are classified as sub-standard will attract a provisioning of 20% instead of the aforesaid prescription of 25%.

  • Doubtful assets
  1. a) 100% of the extent to which the advance is not covered by the realisable value of the security to which the bank has a valid

recourse and the realisable value is estimated on a realistic basis (unsecured portion), b) In regard to the secured portion, provision may be made on the following basis, at the rates ranging from 25% to 100% of the secured portion depending upon the period for which the asset has remained doubtful:

Period for which the advance has remained in ‘doubtful’ category Provision requirement (%)
Up to 1 year 25
1 to 3 years 40
More than 3 years 100



  • Loss assets

Loss assets should be written off. If loss assets are permitted to remain in the books for any reason, 100 percent of the outstanding should be provided for.

  • Standard assets
  1. Direct advances to agricultural and SME sectors at 0.25%;
  2. Advances to Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Sector at 1%;
  3. Advance to commercial Real Estate – Residential Housing Sector at 0.75%
  4. Housing loan at teaser rates 2% and 0.40% after 1 year from the date on which the rates are reset at higher rates
  5. All other loans and advances not included in (a), (b), (c) and (d) above at 0.40%
  6. Restructured account classified as standard would attract higher provision. Para of Master Circular may be referred for the same.
  • Valuation of security for provisioning


  1. There are specific guidelines in para 5.4(iii) of the Master Circular for consideration of security in respect of infrastructure projects. The same may be referred.

In cases of NPAs with balance of ^ 5 crore and above stock audit at annual intervals by external agencies appointed as per the guidelines approved by the board of the bank would be mandatory. Collaterals such as immovable properties charged in favour of the bank should be got valued once in three years by valuers appointed as per the guidelines approved by the Board of Directors.