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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 in Kerala to review flood situation

PM in Kerala to review flood situation

17 Aug 2018 | 11:56 PM

Kochi, Aug 17(UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Thiruvananhapuram
International airport on Friday night by a special Air Force flight to review the flood situation
in Kerala.

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PM arrives in Kerala to review flood rescue, relief ops

17 Aug 2018 | 11:55 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday night to take stock of the flood situation in the rain-ravaged southern state.

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Devastating rain submerges low-lying areas in Kerala; claims over 324 lives

17 Aug 2018 | 11:49 PM

Kochi, Aug 17 (UNI) The devastating rain in Kerala since May 29 has so far claimed over 324 lives while over 82,442 people have been rescued from the water-logged places across the state.

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South Central Railway to run 2 special trains between Nanded &

17 Aug 2018 | 11:15 PM

Nanded, Aug 17 (UNI) In order to clear extra rush of passengers
during Onam festival, the South Central Railway (SCR) will run two
special trains between H S Nanded and Ernakulam on August 22.

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17 Aug 2018 | 11:13 PM

Meanwhile, two more men, one from Badlapur and another from
Kasarwadavli area of Thane city, have been arrested for allegedly
molesting teenagers aged 15 and 17, respectively.

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