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Sword of Damocles hangs over 8 lakh Indians in Kuwait, may face deportation: Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh, July 7 (UNI) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab state president and MP Bhagwant Mann has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue surrounding the lives and livelihood of 8 lakh Indians working in Kuwait for years now, seeking his personal intervention.
In a letter written to prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Bhagwant Mann said the Kuwait government had started the process of reducing the number of foreign workers in that country, saying that more than 8 lakh Indians working there for years might face deportation if the foreign quota Bill got the nod of the Kuwait parliamentary committee.
Bhagwant Mann appealed to the Prime Minister to intervene in the matter, saying, "Of course, it is an independent decision of the Kuwaiti government, but it will have its ramifications on the Indians presently working there. So, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must intervene to protect the Indian citizens there” He beseeched the PM to urge the Kuwaiti government to reconsider its decision so as to save the Indian people working for decades, who, he added, went there in search of pastures after facing great hardships and hiccups,he said.
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Ensure law and order, minimise inconvenience due to road blockade: Haryana govt

20 Sep 2020 | 12:53 AM

Chandigarh, Sep 19 (UNI) Haryana government on Saturday issued directions to ensure law and order and minimise inconvenience to the people of the state, in view of the statewide road blockade call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) and some other organisations, to be held between 1200 hrs to 1500 hrs on September 20.

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With the arrests of two fugitive gangsters police solve three murder cases

20 Sep 2020 | 12:49 AM

Hoshiarpur, Sept 19 (UNI) With the arrest of two fugitive gangsters the district police on Saturday claimed to have solved three cases of murder and robbery.

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MP CM voices support for farm bills

20 Sep 2020 | 12:38 AM

Bhopal, Sep 19 (UNI) Underlining the requirement for extending maximum relief to ryots in the present circumstances, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday described as revolutionary the Centre’s proposals for legislation vis-à-vis agrarian reforms that shall enable peasants to themselves determine crop prices and derive highest benefits as per one nation one market.
It was officially learnt that the senior politician welcomed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill passed in the Lok Sabha.

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Khattar urges farmers to defer agitation, invites them to hold talks

20 Sep 2020 | 12:31 AM

Chandigarh, Sept 19 (UNI) Once again reiterating Haryana Government’s commitment towards protecting farmers' interests, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in an appeal here on Saturday, said that while one the hand everyone in a democracy has the right to express their views, on the other maintaining peace in the state is also the utmost duty of any government.

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Smart phones to students will bring digital revolution- 532 smart phones to be distributed in second phase in Kapurthala

20 Sep 2020 | 12:08 AM

Kapurthala, Sep 19 (UNI) MLA from Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh today said that the smart phone distribution to the students from Government schools will bring a sea change in the Government education system by further bringing digital revolution in the state.

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