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The House was then adjourned again. As the Opposition councillors entered the House.

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Alice G Wells,Awesomeness and Ocean Princess grab top honours. it is imperative on the part of district and state level authorities to initiate prompt legal action without any delay.." a strongly-worded directive of the Commission said Taking a serious note of the delay on part of field poll authorities the EC has asked officials to closely monitor and videograph all campaigns as per existing instructions "without any deviation" The directive said in case of any provocative and inflammatory speech made by any campaigner the district electoral officer — which in most cases is the DM — and SP of the district should initiate simultaneous measures "After verifying the factual evidence the district electoral officer and SP shall ensure that legal course of action on the FIR like filing of FIR under relevant sections is initiated without any delay.the action taken shall be brought to the notice of the CEO immediately and also to the public knowledge through media briefing" it said The Commission has also directed the CEOs to promptly respond to media reports about such violations It said organisers of the events should be asked in writing to provide with two copies of CDs carrying unedited versions of speeches of leaders The EC had recently admonished Siddaramaiah for his remarks and had banned Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh during elections for their controversial remarks PTI New Delhi: With the Rs 100 currency note performing a Houdini act rumour panic and unexplained fear hit the city on Thursday leading to a maddening rush at branches of banks and post office counters across Delhi as banks reopened after a day-long closure following the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes Amidst the hullabaloo the worst-hit were the senior citizens and women who were found waiting patiently in queues outside banks The long serpentine queues that spilled over the main roads of the city caused severe traffic jams leading to chaos on prominent arteries of the city The chaos began early as hundreds of citizens had started queueing up outside banks and post offices from as early as 7 am to be among the earliest ones to have their old currency notes exchanged A serpentine queue forms outside an ICICI Bank branch in Delhi on Thursday Naresh Sharma/ Firstpost The trouble was compounded as the new Rs 2000 notes were dispensed in greater numbers when compared to the humble Rs 100 notes which made it difficult for the service class and small vendors to buy items of daily need That coloured the mood of the people who have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s war against black money but wished it didn’t come with the attendant troubles of having little ready cash in hand to make essential purchases “I have only one Rs 1000 and two Rs 500 notes in my pocket but I couldn’t buy any vegetables or groceries I had to borrow Rs 5 to get photocopies of my identity-proofs so that I could exchange my currency today It has been so difficult as no one was ready to accept these notes and refund the amount” said Rajkumar Singh a security guard who was waiting in a queue for his turn to come Also the Reserve Bank of India public and private-sector bank branches and post offices witnessed a huge rush all through Thursday At many bank branches cash ran out within the first three hours causingchaos Crowds gather outside the RBI on Thursday Naresh Sharma/ Firstpost And at every location visited by theFirstpost team immense frustration was palpable among the public “Modiji’s step to curb black money is appreciated but what have I to do with it I don’t have any black money I have been standing in this queue for the last three hours to exchange the Rs 2000 I have with me No one in the market is ready to refund even Rs 50 If I don’t get new currency notes today I won’t be able to buy my groceries Rs 100 notes have vanished entirely The government should have thought about the aam aadmi while making this announcement” said Shailender Kumar who was in a queue at the Delhi GPO (Gol Dak Khana) A large number of people complained that waiting for hours didn’t result in much as they received Rs 2000 currency notes — which would be difficult for them to use while making payments “Due to the shortage of Rs 100 notes no one is giving change If you go to petrol pump you have to buy petrol worth Rs 500 or Rs 1000 Even at Metro stations commuters are compelled to get a recharge of Rs 500” complained Sarita Ahuja a homemaker A major queue formed outside the Delhi GPO on Thursday Naresh Sharma/ Firstpost According to a few traders rumour and panic have led to a situation where hoarding of Rs 100 currency notes has begun However the RBI and other bank officials clarified that people need not panic as sufficient Rs 100 currency notes are available BS Shekhawat general manager (Delhi zone) Central Bank of India told Firstpost “Banks are not holding back any currency notes In exchange for banned currency notes we are disbursing a mix of Rs 2000 and Rs 100 notes We’ve received Rs 100 notes from the RBI in large number for public distribution Since today is the first day there’s a panic amongst public but it’ll be normal by the weekend We’ve opened extra counters and diverted extra staff members from administrative offices to deal with the situation on war-footing so that customers don’t have any problem From Friday ATMs will be operational as well” A lawyer for the Turkish government Robert Amsterdam said that "there are indications of direct involvement" in the coup attempt by Fethullah Gulen a Muslim cleric who is living in exile in Pennsylvania He said he and his firm "have attempted repeatedly to warn the US government of the threat posed" by Gulen and his movement According to Turkish intelligence sources he said "there are signs that Gulen is working closely with certain members of military leadership against the elected civilian government" The president of a group that promotes Gulen’s ideas the New York-based Alliance for Shared Values denied the charges Y Alp Aslandogan told The Associated Press "we categorically deny such accusations and find them to be highly irresponsible" Earlier in the evening the alliance said "we condemn any military intervention in (the) domestic politics of Turkey" Gulen however denied being behind the attempted coup in Turkey and condemned it "in the strongest terms" "As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades it is especially insulting to be accused of having any link to such an attempt I categorically deny such accusations" Gulen said in a brief statement just before midnight Friday "I condemn in the strongest terms the attempted military coup in Turkey" read the two-paragraph statement "The government should be won through a process of free and fair elections not force "I pray to God for Turkey for Turkish citizens and for all those currently in Turkey that this situation is resolved peacefully and quickly" Erdogan has accused the reclusive Islamic preacher who lives in a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains of the US state of Pennsylvania of being behind the coup A file photo of Turkish Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen AP Some background on Gulen: Who is Fethullah Gulen Trained as an imam or prayer leader Fethullah Gulen gained notice in Turkey some 50 years ago promoting a philosophy that blended a mystical form of Islam with staunch advocacy of democracy education science and interfaith dialogue Supporters started 1000 schools in more than 100 countries including about 150 taxpayer-funded charter schools throughout the US In Turkey they have run universities hospitals charities a bank and a large media empire with newspapers and radio and TV stations Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan has long accused Gulen of plotting to overthrow the officially secular government from a gated 26-acre compound in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains Gulen is rarely seen in public and has been put on trial in absentia at least three times Why not deport him The US has shown little inclination to send Gulen back to Turkey The Justice Department has declined to comment on Gulen’s case In an interview with the AP early this year Aslandogan of the Alliance for Shared Values said: "(Gulen) said that the United States has a long tradition of democracy and rule of law . They will see that these are politically oriented charges and they will not allow Erdogan to spread his ambition into the United States" What’s the status of legal claims against Gulen in the US Last month a lawyer representing the Turkish government said he would continue exposing Gulen’s "unlawful conduct" one day after a federal judge in Scranton Pennsylvania dismissed his lawsuit against the cleric "Despite the outcome of this ruling a very clear message has been sent to Gulen and his co-conspirators in the Poconos: the days of impunity are numbered and your unlawful conduct will be brought to light" lawyer Robert Amsterdam said The suit contended Gulen ordered sympathetic police prosecutors and judges in Turkey to target members of a rival spiritual movement critical of his teachings US District Judge Robert Mariani ruled the claims did not belong in US courts What about the schools Some of the US schools have been investigated by the FBI amid allegations of financial mismanagement and visa fraud One of the most explosive claims is that the schools are importing Turkish teachers to identify impressionable students and indoctrinate them into Gulen’s movement sometimes called Hizmet Turkish for "service" In May a complaint filed with Texas education officials accused a network of charter schools associated with the Gulen movement of abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying them more than American teachers The complaint also asserted that the network Harmony Public Schools skirts competitive bidding rules to award contracts to Turkish vendors Harmony has denounced the complaint as politically motivated and without merit What’s the response to the latest allegations In a statement Friday the Alliance for Shared Values said: "For more than 40 years Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet participants have advocated for and demonstrated their commitment to peace and democracy We have consistently denounced military interventions in domestic politics These are core values of Hizmet participants We condemn any military intervention in domestic politics of Turkey Events on the ground are moving quickly and it would be irresponsible for us to speculate on them We remain concerned about the safety and security of Turkish citizens and those in Turkey right now Comments by pro-Erdogan circles about the movement are highly irresponsible" What are Gulen’s days like An AP reporter was given a tour of Gulen’s Pennsylvania compound this year but was unable to see or interview him He spends hours a day in prayer and meditation and goes out rarely mostly to see doctors for ailments that include heart disease and diabetes according to Aslandogan Gulen’s living quarters are lined with books on shelves that also hold jars filled with soil from various regions of Turkey With inputs from AFP and AP By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 12 2017 12:20 am Wimbledon Day 8 saw the complete line-up of women’s singles Related News Though it was rest day for the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon Novak Djokovic had to play his postponed match against Adrian Mannarino The three time Wimbledon champion moved into the quarter-finals with a straight set win over the Frechman In the women’s singles category Venus Williams defeated Jelena Ostapenko Garbine Muguruza beat Svetlana Kuznetsova Jo Konta beat Simona Halep and world number 84 Magadelena Rybarikova defeat CoCoVandeweghe to enter the semi-finals Wimbledon 2017 Day 8: As is happened 2330 hrs IST: After the loss of Simona Halep Karolina Pliskova is the new world number one in women’s singles Welcome to World No1 @KaPliskova ? 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