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Amarinder thanks Amit Shah for decision to release 5 Punjab police personnel

Chandigarh, Oct 14 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has welcomed the Centre’s decision to release, on humanitarian grounds, five police personnel, languishing in various prisons of the state for human rights violations allegedly committed during the militancy period in Punjab.
Thanking Union Home Minister Amit Shah for the decision, the Chief Minister hoped that the central government would also give due cognizance to favourably consider his plea to release other cops whose release he had sought last month on humanitarian grounds.
Granting special remission and release of five of the around 20 personnel, the Union Home Minister has termed it a decision motivated by humanitarian and compassionate consideration. The decision comes within days of the central government’s announcement on grant of special dispensation for nine Sikh prisoners in various prisons in the country.
Capt Amarinder had written to Shah in September seeking the release of about 20 police personnel, pointing out that these men had acted while fighting terrorism, sponsored from across the border, in the interest of Punjab and the country. Some of these police personnel were, in fact, suffering from serious/terminal illnesses and deserved the Centre’s mercy, he added, pointing out that these men risked their lives during the dark days of terrorism for the nation, without any personal vested interest.
Most of the men whose release had been sought by the Chief Minister are now at advanced ages.
Capt Amarinder had further pointed out that around 1800 police officers of various ranks sacrificed themselves during the terrorism days, while fighting proxy war with terrorists to protect the unity and integrity of the country.
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Energy Dept gets OSD

09 Jul 2020 | 3:07 AM

Bhopal, July 8 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday posted Additional Chief Engineer Shivkumar Sharma of the Power Generating Company as Officer on Special Duty in the Energy Department.
The related order has been issued, an official release said.

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MP CM expresses grief

09 Jul 2020 | 3:00 AM

Bhopal, July 8 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday expressed sorrow over the death of six individuals in a truck-auto head-on collision within Katni District.
The senior politician wished the five grievously-injured people a rapid recovery. The administration was directed to provide assistance to affected families, an official release said.

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MP CM mourns Churaman’s death

09 Jul 2020 | 2:48 AM

Bhopal, July 8 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief on Wednesday over the demise of Bundeli folk dancer Churaman Yadav who was a resident of Sagar.
“The artiste contributed significantly vis-à-vis enriching the Baredi dance. I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the bereaved family for bearing this grief,” the veteran leader averred in a message.

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MP CM unveils Mukhya Mantri Street Vendor Loan Scheme

09 Jul 2020 | 1:37 AM

Bhopal, July 8 (UNI) When the government is present to extend financial assistance to people for business, there is no need whatsoever to approach moneylenders for credit, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on Wednesday while underlining that his dispensation will make available working capital of Rs 10,000 from banks to rural street vendors on the lines of the facility being provided to urban counterparts and the interest shall be borne by the regime even as targeted beneficiaries are not required to submit any type of collateral.
The senior politician launched the ‘Mukhya Mantri Street Vendor Loan Scheme’ and ‘Gramin Kamgar Setu Portal’ via videoconferencing at Mantralaya in the presence of Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayat and Rural Development) Manoj Kumar Shrivastava plus other senior bureaucrats, official sources said.

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Tourists make beeline as Himachal unlocks with conditions

09 Jul 2020 | 12:42 AM

By Mohan Lal Verma
Shimla, Jul 8(UNI) As the Himachal Pradesh shows a green signal towards the opening up of tourism sector--the backbone of the state--tourists mainly from neighbouring states making a beeline to the hill stations which were inactive for more than three and half months.

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