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Gujarat govt directs students to answer roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’

AHMEDABAD The BJP government in Gujarat has asked schools to ensure that students respond with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’ during roll call instead of customary ‘Yes Sir’, which it feels will instill “a feeling of patriotism”. The move has drawn flak from opposition parties which said the government should rather work towards improving …

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UP Cabinet approves setting up of temporary cow sheds for stray cattle

LUCKNOW The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Tuesday empowered the urban and rural civic bodies to run temporary shelters to take care of stray cattle. A policy decision to this effect was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a government spokesperson said. He said with the machines having taken …

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ACB books junior assistant on corruption charges in Kishtwar

JAMMU The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) had booked a junior assistant on corruption charges in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district, officials said on Tuesday. The ACB, Jammu had registered a case against Junior Assistant Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh of Doda district, presently residing on rent near the Makka Masjid at Bathindi in Jammu city, for allegedly accumulating huge assets disproportionate to his known legal sources of income, they said. Sheikh is presently …

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Modi must realise need to address farmers’ issues ahead of 2019 polls: Deve Gowda

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi must realise the need to address the concerns of farmers through some relief package including loan waiver ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls after the defeat of the BJP in three Hindi heartland states, former premier H D Deve Gowda said on Tuesday. Gowda, the JD(S) supremo, also hit back at …

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Amarinder orders filling up of 1.2 lakh govt job vacancies

CHANDIGARH Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered filling up of 1.2 lakh vacant posts in various government departments in a phased but focused manner, an official spokesperson said. The critical requirements of departments of health, education and medical education and research will be addressed in the first phase, he said. The directive came during …

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Chandrababu Naidu challenges PM Modi for debate on benefits country had under his rule

AMARAVATI Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a debate on what benefit the country got under the latter’s rule. Reacting to the Prime Minister’s interview, telecast on several television channels, the Chief Minister, who has been going hammer and tongs at the Prime Minister on various issues, asked what was …

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Debt burden on Rajasthan increased by over 1.70 lakh crore in five years of Raje govt: Gehlot

JAIPUR Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday accused the previous Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government of increasing the debt burden on the state and asked how it increased by over 1.70 lakh crore in just five years. The debt burden on the state was Rs 1.29 lakh crore when the BJP came to power …

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