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Mah Govt agrees to lower senior citizens’ age limit from 65 to 60

Nagpur, Jul 10 (UNI) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday agreed to
lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60
years, in order to bring it on par with the central government.
A demand to this effect was made by senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar in
the state Assembly on day two of second week of Monsoon session.
In a calling attention notice tabled in the House, Mr Pawar said
that the number of senior citizens in the state stood at 1.25 crore
and charged that the GR, issued by the state government for senior
citizens, was "pseudo".
"Not a single decision in the GR has been implemented by the
government so far, hence, it has proved to be useless for senior
citizens," he claimed.
The NCP legislator demanded that government should convene a meeting
in Chief Minister’s chamber and said unless and until the members
are satisfied, the calling attention notice should be kept reserved.
Subsequent to the demand, the Presiding Officer announced keeping of
the calling attention notice reserved.
The decision would come into effect from March 2016, Minister for
Social Justice Rajkumar Badole announced in the House.
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35-yr-old man commits suicide in Nashik

06 Jun 2020 | 3:54 AM

Nashik, Jun 5 (UNI) A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Lakhmapur village in Dindori taluka of the district on Friday.

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On ‘WE’ Day, MP CM calls for team efforts

06 Jun 2020 | 3:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Wishing citizens on the occasion of World Environment Day, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan emphasised on endeavours to fulfil “our collective obligation” vis-à-vis conserving natural heritage and biodiversity.
“Every individual should plant at least one sapling annually. If more seedlings are planted, it will indeed be a favour to humanity and nature. Biodiversity is the principal theme this year and our state happens to be extremely rich in that aspect. In Madhya Pradesh flows the lifeline ‘Mother Narmada’ and we have the Satpura, Vindhya and Maikal ranges. Rivers such as the Kshipra, Chambal, Betwa and Tapti also enrich our resources. At this juncture, humanity is encountering a challenging phase but my dispensation is determined to safeguard the habitat,” the veteran leader averred in a message.

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Aurangabad MP Jaleel demands for repatriation of Maha students stranded abroad

06 Jun 2020 | 3:29 AM

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Jun 5 (UNI) Aurangabad MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel on Friday demanded that the central government should make immediate arrangements to bring home the students from Maharashtra who are stranded abroad.

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444 new corona +ve cases detected in Thane

06 Jun 2020 | 2:37 AM

Thane, Jun 5 (UNI) With 444 more persons testing Covid-19 positive in Thane in a single day on Friday, the district's tally of infected patients zoomed beyond the 10,000-mark to 10,419.

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MP CM launches greening drive

06 Jun 2020 | 2:30 AM

Bhopal, June 5 (UNI) Emphasising that this planet is home not only to humans but also for fauna and feathered creatures, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern Friday over mankind’s blind exploitation of nature in the unbridled race for so-called progress.
“Forests have been decimated, toxic emissions from factories polluted the environment, chemical fertilisers and pesticides contaminated water plus food. This simply cannot be described as development; it is in fact destruction! Striking a fine balance between growth and the habitat is imperative. As is universally known but often conveniently disregarded, trees purify the environs, provide us with food, raise groundwater level and enhance storage,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while symbolically inaugurating – via videoconferencing – a major plantation initiative organised by the Harda-based Subhash Manch on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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