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Agri Bills will cause loss of Rs 4,000 cr to Punjab every year : Manpreet Badal

Agri Bills will cause loss of Rs 4,000 cr to Punjab every year : Manpreet Badal

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) Accusing the NDA Government of violating the federal structure of Constitution by passing bills on items reserved on the State List, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday said that Punjab alone would suffer a loss of Rs 4000 crore every year that will lead to the mass destruction of rural livelihoods, increasing farmer distress and pauperization.
Addressing the media at Bathinda on Friday, the Minister stated that the NDA government is shying away from issuing a categorical assurance to the Indian farmers that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) will remain intact. “Why is the Union Government hesitating in announcing that unlimited and uninterrupted MSP will continue?”, Manpreet Singh Badal asked.
Agriculture falls in the state list of subjects, said he, adding that the Union Government’s action impinges on the state’s rights. This is not the first time the NDA Government has harmed the rights of the states.

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Man shot dead over possession of land in UP's Bahraich

24 Oct 2020 | 8:15 PM

Bahraich, Oct 24 (UNI) A man was shot dead over the possession of land in a populated area of the Gorwa Nevada village in the Ramgaon area here on Saturday.

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Social distancing should be ensured in view of festivals: UP CM

24 Oct 2020 | 8:12 PM

Lucknow, Oct 24 (UNI) Giving instructions to ensure full compliance of the protocol and social distancing related to Covid-19 in view of the festive season, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the infection of corona is steadily decreasing but in spite of that, vigilance and caution is required at every level.

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J&K Police cracks cross border, narcotics, arms smuggling case, seven held

J&K Police cracks cross border, narcotics, arms smuggling case, seven held

24 Oct 2020 | 8:11 PM

Jammu, Oct 24 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to cracked the high profiled case of cross border smuggling of narcotics and arms/ammunition with the arrest of seven persons.

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Two held with charas in Kangra

24 Oct 2020 | 8:07 PM

Dharamshala, Oct 24 (UNI) Two people were arrested with charas from Banal in the district, police said on Saturday.

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J&K Govt makes amendments in Panchayati Raj Rules

24 Oct 2020 | 7:54 PM

Srinagar, Oct 24 (UNI) The government on Saturday made amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Rules, 1996, an official spokesperson said here.
He said the amendments were made in exercise of powers conferred to J&K government by section 80 of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 and all other provisions enabling in this behalf. “As per a notification issued here today in this regard by the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sub-rule (1) of rule 74 shall be substituted by the sub-rule namely “ (1) Every candidate who desires to contest the election of Sarpanch/Panch of Halqa Panchayat/Elected Member in District Development Council/Chairperson of Panchayati Adalat/ Chairperson, Block Development Council/Chairperson and Vice Chairperson of District Development Council shall have to take an oath as per “Form 4” of the rules before the prescribed authorities,” he said.

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