Educational Field Trip Conducted By Dept. of Botany, Himalayan University, Itanagar

Himalayan University, being a top ranking university of India is a name tagged to enhance the strength of Indian higher education while offering the quality and nurtureful education in almost every theme of major disciplines. Himalayan University being  a top ranking university of India is committed to bring the student with bright future.

As a part of M.Sc curriculum, an one day educational field trip was conducted from Itanagar to Arunachal Pradesh. This trip was organised by Dept. of Botany,  Himalayan University Itanagar to NEEPCO Dam, Yazali, Lower Subansiri Distt. Arunachal Pradesh. This trip was attended  by enthusiastic students. The major objective of the trip was to familiarize the students with the natural vegetation, impact of dam on upstream and downstream vegetation. The field trip was attended by M.Sc (Botany) Students accompanied by 4 faculties of Botany Dept. of Himalayan University. The trip successfully inculcated in students the practicality of different theoretical concept of Botany.

Poonam Mahajan, President of BJYM announced her fresh list of National Bearers NEC Member

In the month of Nov 16, Ms Poonam Mahajan was appointed on the post of  BJYM President. Being daughter of veteran BJP leader Late Pramod Mahajan, she is presently MP from Mumbai North Central, Maharashtra.  Since her appointment this fresh list of NEC members and others were yet to declare but due to UP elections, it was put on hold. Now the fresh list of office bearers, executive NEC member can be seen by clicking the link below.

Two most noted appointment in this regard were of  Mr. Sourabh Choudhary (Delhi) and Mr. Abhijat Mishra (UP) on the post of National General Secretary.

General Secretary of previous team Mr. Rahul Kothari and Mr. Harsh Sanghvi is accomodated as  Vice President in new list.

Mr. Sourabh Sikdar from West Bengal, is continued as National Secreatary.

Mr. Bharat Bhushan is appointed as NEC Member from Delhi State.

Mr.Yashvir Raghav from Haryana is appointed as New Office Incharge along with Mr. Shivam Chhabra is appointed as on the post of media in charge.



The list of the team members is attached:

List of New BJYM National Office Bearers NEC Members-2017


UK PM Theresa May to trigger Brexit on March 29

Britain said Monday it will trigger its exit from the European Union on March 29, nine months after the country voted to leave the bloc.

Triggering Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, the formal procedure for leaving the bloc, will open a two-year timetable for difficult negotiations, meaning Britain could be out of the EU by 2019.

“The UK’s permanent representative to the EU informed the office of (European Union President) Donald Tusk that it’s the UK’s intention to trigger Article 50 on March 29,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said.

The spokesman said May would notify Tusk in writing and then give a speech to the British parliament.

Britain voted in a June referendum by a 52 percent majority to leave the EU — the first member state ever to do so.

Monday’s announcement comes just days before the European Union celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which created the bloc.

The European Commission, whose chief negotiator Michel Barnier will spearhead the talks with London on behalf of the other 27 member states, said it was ready for the Brexit process.

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said in a statement that Britons had approved a “historic decision” to leave the EU after four decades of membership.

“Next Wednesday, the government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process by triggering Article 50,” he said.

“We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation,” Davis added.

May has said she wants to leave the European single market in order to be able to control immigration.

The European Commission is expected to provide an initial answer to Britain’s Article 50 notification within 48 hours but negotiations are not expected to start for several weeks or even months.

The British government has insisted the Brexit process is irreversible once Article 50 is triggered, although experts have said there is no legal ban on member states changing their minds before they have actually left the European Union.

May’s preparations for Brexit have been hit by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week that she planned a new independence referendum in order to keep EU ties.

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland, which made major gains in regional elections earlier this month, has also called for a referendum on breaking off from the United Kingdom and uniting with the Republic of Ireland.

Of the United Kingdom’s four nations, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay in the EU in the June 23 vote while England and Wales voted to leave.

May on Monday began a tour of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland aimed at boosting support for Brexit.

Delhi Metro Smart Cards to be Non-Refundable from April 1

The Delhi Metro’s smart cards will be non-refundable from April 1; It has been done to comply with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) said in a statement.

The smart cards sold after April 1 and the cards already in circulation will become non-refundable, it said.

The passenger-holders will be given a “sunset period” from March 1 till March 31 during which the passengers, if they so desire, may take refund for their smart cards from the Metro stations, it said.

The DMRC added that Delhi Metro commuters will get back only the security deposit, after relevant deductions, if they return the smart cards after April 1.

Parliament passes Enemy Property Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation)Bill,2016.

The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha earlier with some amendments.

The amendments to the Bill were moved by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the House. The Bill will replace the ordinance promulgated by the government. It guards against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after wars.

The Bill amends the Enemy Property Act, 1968, to vest all rights, titles and interests over enemy property in the Custodian. It also declares transfer of enemy property by the enemy, conducted under the Act, to be void.

As per the amendments, once an enemy property is vested in the Custodian, it shall continue to be vested in him as enemy property irrespective of whether the enemy, enemy subject or enemy firm has ceased to be an enemy due to reasons such as death.

The amendments are aimed at plugging the loopholes in the Act to ensure that the enemy properties that have been vested in the Custodian remain so and do not revert to the enemy subject or enemy firm.

Participating in the discussion in Lok Sabha Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the bill is not against natural justice.

Protests in PoK against Gilgit-Baltistan province issue

Protests have erupted in Pakistan occupied Kashmir over Pakistani govt’s move to carve out a 5th Pakistani province of Gilgit Baltistan.

Protesters have hit out at the move saying it is a bid to use land for the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project.

Voices raised against the move to create a 5th Pakistani province of Gilgit Baltistan. Lawyers in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, took to the streets in protest.

They termed it a camouflaged move by the Sharif government to use land for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

CPEC passes through Gilgit-Baltistan and it is strategically crucial as it connects China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. India has termed Pakistan’s move as “entirely unacceptable” as it pertains to challenging the sovereignty of the country.

A committee headed by Pakistan’s foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz had proposed to make Gilgit-Baltistan the fifth province of the country. Currently Gilgit-Baltistan is treated as a separate administrative unit by Pakistan with a regional assembly and an elected chief minister.

It shares a geographical boundary with Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and India considers it part of undivided Jammu and Kashmir. With voices from within POK condemning the move and with locals in Gilgit-Baltistan refusing to give up land for CPEC, Pakistan has been forced to tread cautiously in the matter.

North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul

A new North Korean missile test failed today, the South’s defence ministry said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on US bases in Japan.
The North fired one missile from an air base in the eastern port of Wonsan Wednesday morning, but the launch “is believed to have failed”, Seoul’s defence ministry said in a statement.

“We are in the process of analysing what type of missile it was,” it added. The statement came after Japan’s Kyodo news service, citing an unidentified government source, said the North might have launched several missiles and that they were a failure.

Nuclear-armed North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

It is on a quest to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the US mainland with an atomic warhead, and staged two nuclear tests and multiple missile launches last year. Earlier this month it launched a flight of four ballistic missiles, with three landing provocatively close to Japan in what Pyongyang described as practice for attacks on US military bases in Japan.

On Sunday, the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw and hailed a “successful” test of what Pyongyang said was a new rocket engine which can be easily repurposed for use in missiles.

Seoul said that experiment showed “meaningful progress” in the North’s missile capabilities.

The developments come as Seoul and Washington hold large-scale annual joint military exercises that always infuriate Pyongyang, which sees them as a rehearsal for invasion.

Analysts’ opinions are varied on how advanced the North’s missile technologies are but many agree that Pyongyang has made significant progress in recent years.

The engine test was apparently timed to coincide with a recent Asia trip by new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who warned that regional tensions had reached a “dangerous level.”

Washington would drop the “failed” approach of “strategic patience” with Pyongyang, Tillerson said, warned that US military action was an “option on the table” if necessary a sharp divergence from China’s insistence on a diplomatic approach to its neighbour, which it has long protected.

This week the North’s state news agency KCNA boasted that Tillerson had “admitted the failure” of US policy to denuclearise the nation. Pyongyang insists that it needs nuclear weapons for self-defence against “hostile enemies” including the South and its ally the US

Travel in Rajdhani, Shatbadi at mail/express fare from April 1

Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations.

Railways is launching a new scheme from April 1 under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in the next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets.

As per the scheme, there would be no extra charges taken from the passenger or any refund provided for the difference of fare.

Known as ‘Vikalp’, the alternative train accommodation scheme aims to utilise vacant berths in many premier trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and other special service such as Suvidha trains in all major routes.

Railways has to forego about Rs 7,500 crore in a year in refund to customers for cancellation of tickets for various reasons.

Describing the scheme as a “passenger friendly” move to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers in alternative trains, a senior Railway Ministry official said, “We aim to achieve the twin objectives of providing confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation by this scheme.”

After introduction of flexi-fare system in premier trains, some berths are going vacant while at the same time many passengers could not be accommodated in other Mail/Express trains due to huge demand.

“In any case these berths are running vacant. So whatever we can save in refund is going to be a neat save for us. No additional cost is involved to railways so anything we save will be earnings for railways,” the official added.

Currently, railways is running the scheme in six routes including Delhi-Lucknow, Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Mumbai sectors since November 1, on a pilot basis. The system is available for online ticketing now but it will be extended to over the counter sale also as the required software is being readied for the purpose.

As per the scheme, waitlisted passengers of a train would be given option of getting confirmed accommodation in the next train running on the route. While there is a huge demand for train berths in certain sector round the year, some routes witness increased rush during festive season.

The passenger, if opts for the ‘Vikalp’ scheme while booking tickets, will get SMS alert on his/her mobile phone about getting confirmed accommodation in the alternative train.

The name of the passenger who has been provided accommodation in the alternative train will not figure in the waitlisted charts of their original train, the official said, adding that a separate list of passengers transferred in alternative train will be pasted along with the confirmed and waitlist charts.

Cabinet approves Setting Up Of NSEBC As Constitutional Body

NSEBC to be set up by making an amendment to the Constitution

Union cabinet has approved setting up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes replacing the National Commission for Backward Classes.

There have been demands in Parliament for grant of constitutional status to the National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes to enable it to hear the grievances in the same manner as that of Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes.

In a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, approval was given to amending the Constitution and inserting Article 338B for setting up the new commission.

Sources say that the bill to be introduced in Parliament proposes:

 Insertion of provision to provide for Parliament’s approval for every inclusion into and exclusion from the Central List of Other Backward Classes
 Insertion of a new Clause to define Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
 Repeal of National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 and Rules framed there under  Dissolution of the Commission constituted under the Act of 1993
 Composition of the new Commission with a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and three other members
Set up in 1993, the NCBC was entrusted with examining requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and advice central government on the matter.

Proposals of National Commission for SEBC

 Parliament’s approval for every inclusion into & exclusion from Central List of OBC
 Insertion of new Clause to define Socially & Educationally Backward Classes
 Repeal of National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 & Rules framed there under
 Dissolution of Commission constituted under the Act of 1993
 Composition of new Commission with Chairperson, Vice Chairperson & 3 other Members

RSS accuses WB govt. of encouraging jehadi groups

The RSS has accused the Mamata Banerjee government of encouraging “jehadi” groups and anti-national elements in West Bengal due to what it called TMC’s Muslim vote bank politics.

It also expressed concern over the “declining” Hindu population in the state. A resolution adopted at the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the RSS’ top policy making body, condemned violence by extremists.

The organisation also welcomed the Supreme Court’s suggestion for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute, saying it should be resolved at the earliest and a grand shrine should be built with the participation of all.