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Rahul compares development indices of Guj & HP

Rahul compares development indices of Guj & HP

Shimla, Oct 7 (UNI) Lashing out at the BJP-ruled states, AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday compared the development indices of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and announced that Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would be the party's chief ministerial candidate for the seventh term again. Addressing a rally at Padal Ground in Mandi, Mr Gandhi said the Virbhadra Singh government gave employment avenues to about 70,000 youths during the past four years. Comparing to Himachal, only 10,000 jobs were created by Gujarat. Mr Gandhi said the Virbhadra Singh government opened as many as 1500 educational and 350 health institutions in past four years. However, no new such institutions are opened in Gujarat. As many as 55 new degree colleges were opened by Mr Singh in HP and only 10 colleges were launched in Gujarat. Congress rule is giving old age and widow pensions at the rate of Rs 750 a woman compared to Rs 400 a woman in Gujarat. Himachal was providing Rs 1.30 lakh assistance to the beneficiary of Indira Awas Yojana whereas Gujarat was giving only Rs 70,000. He said Himachal Pradesh under the leadership of Mr Singh has achieved many milestones but Gujarat which was projected as model state was much behind the Congress-ruled state. Making the revelation in the rally, Mr Gandhi said BJP would not succeed to win the assembly elections. Mr Singh, who has been Chief Minister for six time, would be elected to the CM office for seventh term and would create a new history. Mr Gandhi also took a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the rally referring an interview of Mr Modi in which he claimed to have a hobby and fondness to visit hill stations of Himachal and Uttarakhand with his footwear chappal. Referring the interview he said Mr Modi claimed to visit the height of 25,000 feet with his chappal. Mr Gandhi also referred the interview of former BJP minister Arun Shourie in which he lashed out at Mr Modi for taking suicidal step of demonetisation. MORE UNI ML KS SW

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17 Oct 2017 | 9:59 PM
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17 Oct 2017 | 11:13 PM
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17 Oct 2017 | 11:35 PM
LG fires fresh salvo at Kejriwal

LG fires fresh salvo at Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 17 (UNI) The war of words or rather letters, continued literally, between Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday, with the fresh salvo fired by Mr Baijal, in response to Mr Kejriwal's allegation of 'deteriorating' law and order in the national capital.

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17 Oct 2017 | 9:15 PM
Punjab CM releases Rs 211 cr, hands out  Rs 58 cr cheques to ULSBs for development works

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17 Oct 2017 | 10:30 PM
Delhi Metro sets up India’s first ever elevated stabling yard for metro trains at Jasola Vihar

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17 Oct 2017 | 9:48 PM
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17 Oct 2017 | 10:11 PM

Man die in LPG gas leak fire in HP

17 Oct 2017 | 11:36 PM

Shimla, Oct 17(UNI) A major fire broke out near Account General (AG) Office here on Tuesday evening, gutting down a food eatery on the mall road as the flames trigger from an LPG cylinder which took one live beside causing massive loss to the property, police sources said.

Hungary coach Storck leaves after World Cup qualification failure

18 Oct 2017 | 1:10 AM

BUDAPEST, Oct 17 (Reuters) Hungary have parted company with national team coach Bernd Storck by mutual consent after he failed to guide them to next year's World Cup finals, the Hungarian Football Association (HFA) said on Tuesday.

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