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Open FPO in every gram panchayat: CM

17 Jan 2020 | 10:14 PM

Lucknow, Jan 17 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that our goal is to open Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in all gram panchayats.

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State will have to implement Act passed by the Parliament as per the Constitution: LS speaker

17 Jan 2020 | 10:05 PM

Lucknow, Jan 17 (UNI) Amid the raging controversy over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has said the Citizenship is the issue of the Center as per the Constitution of India and the all the state government will have to implement the new citizenship law passed by the both the houses of parliament in December.

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Stage set to elect Rajiv Bindal next president of BJP unit

17 Jan 2020 | 9:55 PM

Shimla, Jan 17(UNI) The ruling BJP unit set as stage to elected Rajiv Bindal next president of hill
state unit as he filed a formal nomination in party office Deep Kamal in the presence of party
central observers here on Friday.

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BSF seizes 22 kg of heroin, Wi-Fi connectors from Punjab border

BSF seizes 22 kg of heroin, Wi-Fi connectors from Punjab border

17 Jan 2020 | 9:52 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 17 (UNI) The Border Security Force on Friday seized 22 packets of contraband suspected to be heroin from the Area of Responsibility near BoP Chontra in Gurdaspur sector.

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Great sacrifice of Kuka Martyrs would never be forgotten: Balbir Singh Sidhu

17 Jan 2020 | 9:48 PM

Chandigarh/Malerkotla, Jan 17 (UNI) The state levels function to commemorate the 66 Kuka Sikh martyrs, held by Punjab government at Malerkotla on Friday. On the occasion Cabinet Minister, Punjab Balbir Singh Sidhu recalled the sacrifice of the Kuka patriots in 1872, when the 66 Namdhari Sikhs stood in front of British cannons. Mr. Sidhu said that the great sacrifice of those martyrs would never be forgotten and always inspired us.

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Mayor calls meeting of Sanitation Inspectors; directs to ensure proper cleanliness in city

17 Jan 2020 | 9:46 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (UNI) Chandigarh Mayor Raj Bala Malik on Friday called a meeting of all the sanitary inspectors in the conference hall during which S.K. Jain, Additional Commissioner, Dr. Amrit Pal Singh, MOH and all the Chief Sanitary Inspectors, Sanitary Inspectors were present.

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UP Congress president claims rise in suicides of farmers in NDA regime

17 Jan 2020 | 9:43 PM

Lucknow, Jan 17(UNI) Uttar Pradesh Congress president, Ajay Kumar 'Lalu' on Friday targeted Bharatiya Janta Party’s government both in the Centre and here in Uttar Pradesh claiming that there was an increase of 45 per cent in suicides by farmers since the coming of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in 2014.
Interestingly Lalu made the attack minutes after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said due to the "apathy" of previous governments in the state, farmers were forced to commit suicide but the situation has changed for the better under the BJP rule.
The CM made these claims while addressing a conference of progressive farmers here

"There was everything in the state earlier, but due to the apathy of the previous governments, the farmers were in a pitiable condition. They were committing suicide and were thinking of whether to continue with farming or not. In two years, we were able to bring a lot of change", Mr Adityanath said.

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Punjab new year bumper lottery results announced

17 Jan 2020 | 9:43 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (UNI) Punjab Lotteries Department on Friday held the draw of Punjab State New Year Bumper-2020 at Ludhiana. An official Spokesperson of the department said that the first two prizes of Rs 3 crore (1.50-1.50 crore each) have gone to two tickets no. A-562783 and B-200528.

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Ashwini Sharma takes charge as new Punjab BJP chief

17 Jan 2020 | 9:40 PM

Jalandhar, Jan 17 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Pathankot MLA Ashwini Sharma on Friday took charge as new president of the Punjab BJP here in the presence of all former Punjab BJP chiefs and impressive gathering of workers from across the state to witness the occasion. He replaced Shweit Malik who relinquished charge as chief of the Punjab BJP after he was elected new chief of the state BJP on Thursday as no other candidate had filed nominations papers for the election.

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Haryana govt transfers HCS officer

17 Jan 2020 | 9:37 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (UNI) Haryana government has issued transfer and posting orders of one HCS officer with immediate effect.

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Tript Bajwa directs Panchayat officials to ensure proper utilsation of money granted under various schemes

17 Jan 2020 | 9:35 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (UNI) Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has directed the Panchayat department officials to ensure that money given by the government under various schemes and programs should be utilised on the development of villages in the true sense. Addressing a workshop and award distribution function to implement the MGNREGA scheme in a more efficient manner, the Minister said that strict action would be taken if any officer or employee found indulged in corrupt practices and creating hindrances in the development works of villages.

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Amend CAA to include muslims too: SAD

17 Jan 2020 | 9:33 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (UNI) Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday categorically demanded the application the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 to members of the Muslim community also so that they also get the same benefits as provided to the Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Christian and Parsi communities under the CAA.

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Haryana home minister criticizes those opposing NRC

17 Jan 2020 | 9:28 PM

Ambala, Jan 17 (UNI) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij has criticized those opposing the NRC (National Register of Citizens) and said they had been hiding people living in India unauthorisedly and working against the national interests. Vij through a twitter said that such people were fearful if the Act was implemented, they would be exposed of giving shelter to people who may be militants or anti nationals. In the meanwhile, Vij made a satire on Sonia Gandhi stating that she should go to Italy and verify whether National Register for Citizens was opened in that country or not.

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UP police to return to traditional beat system to counter crime

17 Jan 2020 | 9:25 PM

Lucknow, Jan 17(UNI) Amidst rapid modernisation of technology in the law enforcing system, Uttar Pradesh police would once again go back to age-old beat policing system, claimed an official statement of the state government here on Friday.

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Differences between Modi and Shah on NRC, claims Bhupesh

17 Jan 2020 | 9:21 PM

Raipur, Jan 17 (UNI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday claimed that there was a difference of opinion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue of National Citizenship Register (NRC).

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