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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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PM wishes happy Diwali to INSV Tarini crew through video call

PM wishes happy Diwali to INSV Tarini crew through video call

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a video call to the crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe, to extend them Diwali greetings.

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19 Oct 2017 | 11:04 PM
43 Afghan troops killed as Taliban attack army base in Kandahar

43 Afghan troops killed as Taliban attack army base in Kandahar

Kabul, Oct 19 (UNI) At least 43 Afghan troops were killed and nine were wounded in a Taliban claimed suicide attack on an army base in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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19 Oct 2017 | 6:15 PM
PM celebrates Diwali on border; calls upon jawans to help in building 'New India'

PM celebrates Diwali on border; calls upon jawans to help in building 'New India'

Srinagar, Oct 19 (UNI) Continuing his tradition of celebrating Diwali with security forces, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Gurez valley, near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to take part in the festivities along with jawans of Indian Army and BSF.

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19 Oct 2017 | 4:14 PM
India to grant medical visas to all needy as Diwali gift

India to grant medical visas to all needy as Diwali gift

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) As a Diwali gift to people abroad, India on Thursday said it will give medical visa to all the needy.

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19 Oct 2017 | 5:00 PM
PM greets people on Diwali

PM greets people on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his good wishes to the people on the occasion of Diwali.

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19 Oct 2017 | 12:50 PM
India can keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki Haley

India can keep an eye on Pakistan: Nikki Haley

Washington, Oct 19 (UNI) US Am­bassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters terrorists.

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19 Oct 2017 | 5:13 PM
Accountability Court rejects petitions of Nawaz, Maryam against indictment

Accountability Court rejects petitions of Nawaz, Maryam against indictment

Islamabad, Oct 19 (UNI) Accountability Court on Thursday rejected two separate applications - one by Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar and the other by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif - against their indictment.

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19 Oct 2017 | 2:54 PM

Dempo SC gets the better of FC Goa Development Team

19 Oct 2017 | 9:48 PM

Duler (Goa) Oct 19 (UNI) FC Goa development team lost 4-0 to Dempo Sports Club at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa in the second Goa Professional League game.

Eagerly awaiting public reaction for 'Secret Superstar': Aamir Khan

Eagerly awaiting public reaction for 'Secret Superstar': Aamir Khan

18 Oct 2017 | 6:17 PM

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) As he awaits the release of his film 'Secret Superstar' on Diwali, superstar Aamir Khan says that he has not been able to sleep for the past one week and is eagerly waiting for the reactions of the public.

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