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With Congress offensive, BJP govt on retreat: Brahm Mohindra

Pathankot/Gurdaspur, Oct 7 (UNI) Punjab Health and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra on Saturday said the BJP government at the Centre was on the retreat after the Congress led by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched a massive offence against its anti-people policies like demonetisation and poor implementation of the GST.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of his campaign meetings in support of party candidate Sunil Jakhar here, Mr Mohindra said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had been forced to review the GST rates after Mr Gandhi consistently raised his voice against its wrong and draconian implementation.

He said the revision of the rates by the BJP government was an admission on its part that it had grossly gone wrong with the GST implementation. At the same time, he added, it was the vindication of the stand taken by the Congress that finally made the BJP to see the reason behind public outcry.

Mr Mohindra maintained that the Gurdaspur bypoll will mark the beginning of the end for the BJP government at the Centre. "This election will set the tone for the 2019 General Elections," he said, adding that it will herald the return of the Congress.

The Congress leader said the BJP had undone everything in three years that had been achieved during the 10-year-rule of the UPA under prime ministership of Dr Manmohan Singh.

He said Punjab under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh has already started the process of the return of the Congress. "Gurdaspur will be the repeat of the 2017 assembly elections under Capt Amarinder Singh's leadership", he asserted while expressing confidence that the Congress will win the election with a record margin and it will be a clear referendum against the wrong and anti-people policies of the BJP government.
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Some newly created administrative units yet to be made operational: J&K Minister

23 Jan 2018 | 9:29 PM

Jammu, Jan 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Tuesday said that some of the newly created administrative units were functioning satisfactorily but the remaining units could not be operationalized due to financial and other reasons.

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Archana, the right choice baby wins a double; Manav adds

23 Jan 2018 | 9:21 PM

three titles sans Junior Boys
Durgapur, Jan 23 (UNI) Archana Kamath proved wiser than Manav Thakkar in more ways than one in the 11Sports 79th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships that concluded at the Sidhu Kanu Indoor Stadium here today.

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'My responsibility increased after elevation in national executive':

23 Jan 2018 | 9:21 PM

Thane, Jan 23 (UNI) Shiv Sena leader and Yuva Sena chief Aditya
Thackeray on Tuesday said that he will now have to shoulder
additional responsibility after becoming the leader of the party.

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Lecturers engaged on academic arrangement to meet staff dearth: J&K Minister

23 Jan 2018 | 9:18 PM

Jammu, Jan 23 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government had engaged 1947 eligible candidates for the current academic session to meet dearth of teaching staff in Government Higher Secondary Schools of the state.

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New excise policy in UP to hit liquor syndicates

23 Jan 2018 | 9:14 PM

Lucknow, Jan 23 (UNI) In an attempt to break the monopoly of liquor mafia, the Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh will introduce on-line tendering system allowing people to bid for liquor outlets and has decided to link the whole process with Aadhaar and PAN card.

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