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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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Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

Kaifiyat Exp derailment: Prabhu directs officials to reach accident site

New Delhi/Auraiya, Aug 23 (UNI) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has directed senior officials to rush to Uttar Pradesh where Delhi-bound 12225 Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya this morning and take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

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23 Aug 2017 | 9:16 AM
Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Kaifiyat express derails in UP, 74 injured

Auriyya, Aug 23 (UNI) Around 74 passengers were injured, four of them critically, when Delhi-bound Kaifiyat express train derailed after hitting a loader between Pata and Achalada stations on the busy Kanpur-Delhi grand trunk route under North-Central railway today.

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23 Aug 2017 | 8:52 AM
Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Article 35-A: JKNPP protests BJP’s 'double standards'

Jammu, Aug 22 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today staged protest against the BJP here blaming them for 'double standards' on Article 35-A.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:09 PM
SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

SC quashes Triple Talaq; calls it unconstitutional, against Quran

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) In a 3:2 majority judgement, the Supreme Court today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, declaring it unconstitutional, illegal and void.

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22 Aug 2017 | 2:19 PM
Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

Seven lakh teachers observe 'Black Day'

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) More than seven lakh teachers today observed 'black day' across the nation to protest against the privatisation of education and demanding implementation of Seventh Pay Commission.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:41 PM
1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

1993 Mumbai bomb blast case: TADA court to deliver final verdict on Sep 7

Mumbai, Aug 22 (UNI) A special TADA court today fixed September 7 as the date for awarding the sentences and final verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, which includes gangster Abu Salem among seven convicts.

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22 Aug 2017 | 10:01 PM
DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief  for kin of  sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

DPCC demands Rs 1 crore as relief for kin of sanitation workers, blames AAP and BJP for negligence

New Delhi, Aug 22 (UNI) Blaming the AAP led Delhi government and BJP led MCD for the deaths of sanitation workers in recent months, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded Rs 1 crore as compensation for the families of the deceased.

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22 Aug 2017 | 9:30 PM
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