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Sisodia condoles demise of environmentalist GD Agarwal

Sisodia condoles demise of environmentalist GD Agarwal

New Delhi, Oct 11 (UNI) Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of environmentalist GD Agarwal, who was on hunger strike to save the Ganga river.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, Mr Sisodia, in a condolence message in Hindi, said,”eminent environmentalist GD Agarwal who fought throughout the life to save Ganga river from pollution, death while fasting is a very tragic incident. May his soul rest in peace.”

Activist and lawyer, Prashant Bhushan has also condoled the death of the environmentalist.

“GD Agarwal, our leading environmentalist who fasted 109 days to save the Ganga, was forcibly picked up by the Uttarakhand police and hospitalized yesterday.He passed away today after his pleas to save the Ganga fell on Modi's deaf years. RIP Dear Sir. This world is not for pure souls,” he tweeted.

The 87-year-old activist passed away on Thursday afternoon at AIIMS Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

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French Foreign Minister in India to boost strategic partnership

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14 Dec 2018 | 9:47 PM

New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) On a day the 2016 Indo-French Rafale fighter jet deal hogged the limelight, Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in the country to discuss various aspects of the Indo-French strategic partnership with the Indian leadership.

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Cong likely to declare Chhattisgarh CM on Saturday

14 Dec 2018 | 9:45 PM

New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) After appointing Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and reaching a settlement in Rajasthan, the Congress is likely to decide the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister on Saturday.

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Modi's refusal for JPC in Rafale deal is proof of corruption, says Sitaram Yechury

14 Dec 2018 | 9:39 PM

New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s refusal to have a Join Parliamentary Committee probe is the biggest evidence of corruption in the Rafale deal.

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Reality show of women farmers from Dec 17

Reality show of women farmers from Dec 17

14 Dec 2018 | 9:11 PM

New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Acknowledging their contribution in agriculture and allied activities, DD Kisan, a Doordarshan TV channel for agriculture will be launching a mega reality show here from December 17 showcasing an initiative by the women farmers where they have mixed traditional agricultural practices with modern techniques.

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BJP flays Rahul for his 'continuous' attack on PM and govt on Rafale

BJP flays Rahul for his 'continuous' attack on PM and govt on Rafale

14 Dec 2018 | 9:03 PM

New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) The BJP on Friday lashed out at Congress president for his observations on the Rafale aircraft deal despite the Supreme Court orders and said Rahul Gandhi's utterances and continuous attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi were akin to addressing election rallies.

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