· Candidates with Criminal Cases:Out of the 637 candidates analysed, 91(14%)candidateshave declared criminal cases against themselves.
· Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:54 (8%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves.
· Candidates with cases related to murder:5 candidates have declared cases related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302) against themselves.
· Candidates with cases related to attempt to murder:5 candidates have declared cases related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307) against themselves.
· Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women:5 candidates have declared cases related to crimes against women.
· Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases:19(27%) out of 70 candidates from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP),17(24%) out of 70 candidates from Indian National Congress (INC), 7(10%) out of 69 candidates from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), 4 (7%) out of 55 candidates from Uttarakhand Kranti Dal ( UKD), 2(10%) out of 20 candidates from Samajwadi Party (SP) and 32(12%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
· Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases:10(14%) out of 70 candidates from BJP,12(17%) out of 70 candidates from INC, 6(9%) out of 69 candidates from BSP, 3 (6%) out of 55 candidates from UKD, 2(10%) out of 20 candidates from SP and 14(5%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, crime against women, kidnapping etc. against themselves in their affidavits.
· Red Alert Constituencies*:10 constituencies in the Uttarakhand assembly elections have 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.
*Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections
· Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in assembly elections Uttarakhand is as follows:
Value of assets
No of candidates
Percentage of candidates
Rs 5 cr and above
Rs 2 crores to 5 crores
Rs 50 lakhs to 2 crores
Rs 10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
less than Rs 10 lakhs
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates
· Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 637 candidates analysed, 200 (31%) are crorepatis.
· Party wise Crorepati Candidates:52 (74%) out of 70 candidates from INC, 48(69%) out of 70 candidates from BJP, 19 (28%) out of 69 candidates from BSP, 13 (24%) out of 55 candidates from UKD, 4 (20%) out of 20 candidates from SP and 53 (20%) out of 261 Independent candidates have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore.
· Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Uttarakhand Assembly Elections 2017 is Rs 1.57 Crores.
· Party wise average assets:Among the major parties, the average assets per candidate for 70BJP candidates is Rs 4.20 Crores, 70 INC candidates have average assets of Rs 3.08 Crores, 69 BSP candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.55 Crores, 55 UKD candidates have average assets worth Rs 77.07 lakhs, 20 SPcandidates have average assets worth Rs 50.32 Lakhs, and 261 Independent candidates have average assets of Rs. 1.04 Crores.
· High asset candidates:The top 3 candidates with highest assets contesting in the Uttarakhand 2017 Assembly Elections are given below:
Table: Top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared ITR details
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
Other Background Details
· Education details of candidates: 256(40%) candidates have declared their educational qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while 340(53%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification of graduate or above.
· Age details of candidates:393 (62%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 years while 238(37%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years.
Gender details of candidates:56 (9%) women candidates are contesting in the Uttarakhand assembly election, 2017.
Cyclothon organized by PCRA in New Delhi to promote fuel-less transport
Cyclothon to create awareness for fuel conservation
MPs and Oil Officials pledge to conserve fuel in the cyclothon at India Gate
Cycling for better Health, Environment & Fuel Conservation
New Delhi, 06.02.2017: A cyclothon was organized today at India Gate as a part of ‘Saksham 2017’ – an initiative by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and oil and gas sector PSUs, under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum of Natural Gas. The cyclothon was flagged off by Shri Ajay Nishad, Hon’ble MP, Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Col. (Retd.) Sona Ram Choudhary, Hon’ble MP, Barmer (Rajasthan), Smt. Rama Devi, Hon’ble MP Sheohar (Bihar), Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon’ble MP, Dibrugarh (Assam). The Hon’ble MPs, while speaking on the occasion, stressed the need for cycling for better health, environment and fuel conservation.
Shri K D Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, senior officials of the Ministry, CMDs, Directors of various oil and gas sector PSUs led the participation in the event. More than 600 cyclists including celebrities, sports personalities and citizens from different walks of life took part in the event. The Cyclothon and ‘cycle ride’, which began early in the morning at 7.30 a.m., was flagged-off from Amar Jawan Jyoti and culminated at Parliament Gate.
Cheering up the cyclists, Shri K D Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas emphasized the need to optimize fuel consumption. Traveling short distances on foot or cycling, carpooling, route planning, switching off engine at red lights, switching to energy efficient equipment were a few simple tips, the Secretary urged people to adopt in their daily lives.
Cycling 30 minutes a day can keep one healthy, young and free from many ailments. It is an excellent inexpensive exercise to strengthen cardiovascular activity, increase brain power, reduce stress and shed body fat. Researchers from the University of Illinois found that a five per cent improvement in cardio-respiratory fitness from cycling led to an improvement of up to 15 per cent in mental test, because cycling helps in building new brain cells in the hippocampus –the Region Responsible for Memory. For a motorist, it is also an attractive financial proposition as this could result in a saving of upto Rs. 1000 per month on fuel bills, besides reducing 36 kilogram CO2 emissions from the environment.
‘Saksham (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mohotsav) 2017’ is a month long drive to spread awareness about fuel and environment conservation during 16th January to 15th February 2017 organised by PCRA. A number of people-connect activities like walkathons, cyclothons, fuel saving concerts, driver training workshops, group talks on LPG saving tips, fuel saving opportunities in transport, domestic, industry and agricultural sectors etc. are being conducted by PCRA and oil & gas sector PSUs to involve masses and create awareness on the need and ways to conserve fuel as a measure towards ensuring India’s energy security and environment protection.
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Based on extensive field work in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh (rural), West Bengal (rural), Mumbai and Patna, this talk discusses the results from research on the availability and quality of healthcare in the rural and urban India. The focus is on applying empirical tools, common to the study of markets, to healthcare in India, and open up a broader policy discussion of federal and state responsibilities towards health in India. The presentation is based on (but not restricted to) the following publications:
Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India (2016) – Jushnu Das, Alaka Holla, Aakash Mohpal and Karthik Muralidharan
The Impact of Training Information Healthcare Providers in India: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2016) – Jishnu Das, Abhijit Chowdhury, Reshmaan Hussam and Abhijit V. Banerjee
Socioeconomic Status and Quality of Health Care: New Evidence from Linked Surveys of Providers and Households in Rural India (2016) – Jishnu Das, Aakash Mohpal
Over-the-counter antibiotic use by pharmacists in urban India: A cross-sectional study with implications for tuberculosis control and antimicrobial stewardship (2016) – Jishnu Das, Ada Kwan, Ben Daniels, Srinath Satyanarayana, Ramnath Subbaraman, Sofi Bergkvist, Ranendra K. Das, Veena Das and Madukar Pai
About the Speaker: Jishnu Das, visiting senior fellow a CPR, is a lead economist in the Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team) at The World Bank. Jishnu’s work focuses on the delivery of basic services, particularly health and education. He has worked on the quality of health care, mental health, information in health and education markets, child learning and test-scores and the determinants of trust. His work has been published in leading economics, health, and education journals and widely covered in the media and policy forums. He is currently working on long-term projects on health and education markets in Kenya, India, and Pakistan. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard.
Top names in the field include Khalin Joshi, Sujjan Singh, Himmat Singh Rai, Shamim Khan, Honey Baisoya, Udayan Mane, Shankar Das
Noida, February 6, 2017: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) tees off its 2017 season with the PGTI Players Championship at Noida Golf Course which is scheduled to be played at the Noida Golf Course from February 7th – 10th, 2017. The season-opener carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.
The tournament features some of the top Indian professionals such as Khalin Joshi, Sujjan Singh, Himmat Singh Rai, Shamim Khan, Honey Baisoya, Udayan Mane, Shankar Das, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Om Prakash Chouhan, Ashok Kumar, Harendra Gupta, Feroz Ali Mollah and Abhijit Singh Chadha, to name a few.
The local challenge will be led by Noida-based professionals Amardip Sinh Malik, Gaurav Pratap Singh, Vikrant Chopra, Rahul Bajaj, Arjun Singh Chaudhri, Pradeep Kumar, Dipankar Kaushal and Raju Singh.
The prominent international names in the field are N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran (all from Sri Lanka), Kunal Bhasin of Australia, Nepal’s Toran Bikram Shahi and American Raj Randhawa.
Some of India’s leading amateurs will be making their professional debut at the event. The list includes Karandeep Kochhar (a tournament winner on the PGTI last year), Shubham Narain, Arjun Prasad, Jaibir Singh and Viraj Madappa.
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “As we begin the new season, I wish all the players a very successful 2017 and welcome all the rookies on the tour. In 2017, the PGTI will strive to build on the gains achieved over the past decade. We also look forward to some top-class golfing action through the year. The city of Noida has thrown up a lot of golfing talent in recent years and therefore the Noida Golf Course provides the ideal setting to begin the new season.”
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