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Punjab govt must release white paper on electricity : Khaira

Punjab govt must release white paper on electricity : Khaira

Chandigarh, Apr 21 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded from the Punjab government to release a white paper on the present situation of electricity production and demand in the state. In a statement here, AAP MLA and chief whip in Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira said the government is unable to meet the electricity requirement in state but is talking about selling electricity to Pakistan and Nepal. He said Punjab is an agriculture based state and the paddy grower farmers need 24 hour uninterrupted supply of electricity but in the peak season farmers are provided only 8 hours of supply. Many small villages and remote areas (Dhanis) of state are still deprived of electricity facility. The AAP leader said that government itself is not clear about the power situation in state as the electricity minister has asked to review the power purchase agreements with private players in the state. He said that the clarity about it necessary before taking further steps to sell electricity. He termed government’s claim of power surplus mere an eyewash. “The ties of India-Pakistan are not in good shape and both countries are engaged in many differences so in this time selling electricity to Pakistan does not make sense.” he said. Mr Khaira said the government also must clarify the rates at which it is selling electricity to the residents. UNI DB SW 1745

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Appreciable improvement in law and order in UP: Rajnath

Appreciable improvement in law and order in UP: Rajnath

21 Feb 2018 | 10:54 PM

Lucknow , Feb 21 (UNI) Lauding the efforts of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for controlling law and order, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there was appreciable improvement in controlling crime in the state.

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Suspect in NCP candidate killing held

21 Feb 2018 | 10:51 PM

Tezpur, Feb 22 (UNI) The 'c-in-c' of a Mizoram based militant outfit, suspected to be involved in the killing of a NCP candidate in Meghalaya recently, was arrested in Tezpur in northern Assam on Wednesday.

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21 Feb 2018 | 10:45 PM

Speaking on murder and rape cases, Dr Murugan said that 17 cases were reported during 2015.

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Capt Amarinder bats for development of Amritsar city, announces Rs 100 cr

Capt Amarinder bats for development of Amritsar city, announces Rs 100 cr

21 Feb 2018 | 10:30 PM

Amritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 21 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a grant of Rs 100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar, while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.

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Govt drafting new policy which may lead to relocation of casinos in Goa: Assembly told

21 Feb 2018 | 10:30 PM

Panaji, Feb 21 (UNI) Goa Public Works Deparment (PWD) Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Wednesday told State Assembly that the government was drafting a new policy which may lead to relocation of casinos in the state to an airport project which is coming up in North Goa.

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