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NCP chief slams Centre over its policy on onions

NCP chief slams Centre over its policy on onions

Nashik, Oct 29 (UNI) Former Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led central government for its import and export policy, saying the bitter taste of onion was due to the contradictory policy of the central government.
During an interaction with onion growers and traders at Bhujbal Knowledge City here, he said that due to the central government's contradictory decision to stop export and allow import of onions, onion growers are facing difficulties.
Mr Pawar also said that as the Centre had already removed onions from the list of essential commodities, there was no need to intervene again and sought to lift restrictions on onions as early as possible.
He also said that the issue of onions being that of the Centre and not of the state, he assured that he would take up the issue of onion with the concerned department heads of the central government.
He advised the traders to re-start onion markets and assured that efforts were being made to redress the grievances of the traders, he added.
The NCP chief expressed his displeasure over a 25 tonne cap imposed on transportion of onions.

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Polling begins in Maharashtra's Marathwada

01 Dec 2020 | 8:43 AM

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Aurangabad, Dec 1 (UNI) Voting began peacefully at 0800 hrs on Tuesday in eight districts by following Covid norms at 813 centre for Aurangabad Division Graduate constituency in Maharashtra's Marathwada region amid tight security, official sources said.

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Man dies, 3 others seriously injures in strange accident

01 Dec 2020 | 1:03 AM

Kolhapur, Nov 30 (UNI) In a strange accident, a 38 year-old man was killed on the spot and three others were seriously injured, when three vehicles collided each other, which incident occured near Jaysingpur town of this district on Kolhapur-Sangli national highway this evening.

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Sakal Maratha Samaj to welcome any leader for participate in reservation agitation- Patil

01 Dec 2020 | 12:56 AM

Kolhapur, Nov 30 (UNI) "Sakal Maratha Samaj (SMS) will welcome any leader from ruling party or opposition party if he wannts to participate in ongoing reservation agitation with leaving his political party", said SMS coordinator Deelip Patil.

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Shiv Sena leader calls for ‘Azaan’ competition for Muslim kids on lines of ‘Bhagwat Gita'

01 Dec 2020 | 12:46 AM

Mumbai, Nov 30 (UNI) Shiv Sena South Mumbai Vibhag president Pandurang Sakpal on Monday said that a competition for Muslim call of prayer, ‘Azaan', on the lines of the ‘Bhagwat Gita' competitions, should be held frequently.

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Aurangabad celebrates Guru Nanak Jayanti

Aurangabad celebrates Guru Nanak Jayanti

30 Nov 2020 | 11:57 PM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Nov 30 (UNI) Special prayers were organised here, while following all Covid norms, to mark the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
Popularly known as Guru Nanak Jayanti, the auspicious day was celebrated with social programs like Langar was organised after the prayers at different Gurudwaras in the city.

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