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Relook at dismissed tribal pleas: MP CM

Bhopal, June 18 (UNI) Reiterating the Madhya Pradesh dispensation’s commitment to protecting tribal interests, Chief Minister Kamal Nath averred on Tuesday that over 3.5 lakh applications for land titles – rejected by the predecessor government – shall be reconsidered, it was officially learnt.
The assurance was given during a discussion with a delegation – of adivasi families from Budhni Assembly constituency – that met him at Mantralaya and was led by erstwhile chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
“The state regime always pursued a policy of safeguarding tribal rights while ensuring overall development. The Forest Rights Act, 2006 was implemented by the then United Progressive Alliance dispensation. Under it, 6.25 lakh entreaties were submitted seeking recognition of dwelling privilege. The present government commenced the process of revisiting these requests. Tendu leaf collection rate was enhanced from Rs 2,000 per standard bag to Rs 2,500 and will be paid in cash instead of through banks as was done earlier. Injustice to adivasi families is intolerable,” Mr Nath said.

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Ex-minister & senior PDP leader Khalil Bandh resigns

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17 Jul 2019 | 1:47 PM

Srinagar, Jul 17 (UNI) Former minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mohammad Khalil Bandh on Wednesday resigned from the basic membership of the party.

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SP set to stall Monsoon session of UP Legislature

17 Jul 2019 | 1:39 PM

Lucknow, Jul 17(UNI) Principal opposition in Uttar Pradesh Samajwadi Party is expected to corner the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath over issues like law and order, corruption and lynching during the monsoon session of the state Legislature starting Thursday.

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Three Foreigners arrested in HP

17 Jul 2019 | 1:38 PM

Shimla, Jul 17 (UNI) Two Nigerian, including and One Ivory Coast Nationals were arrested by Kullu police for violating norms at tourist resort in Manali, senior police officials confirmed on Wednesday.

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CBI raids former MP Atiq Ahmed's offices, residence in Prayagraj

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17 Jul 2019 | 12:59 PM

Prayagraj, Jul 17(UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday raided Prayagraj-based residence and offices of mafia don-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad.

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