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Don’t blame gravity for dropping the catch: Priyanka to govt

This is not the first time that Priyanka Gandhi, also Congress in-charge for eastern UP, has attacked the government on the economic slowdown. On Tuesday, she slammed the government over the dip in commercial vehicles’ sales.

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New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, here on Friday, took a dig at the Narendra Modi government on the economic slowdown with a cricket video.

“To get the right catch, it is important to keep eyes on the ball and understand the essence of the game. Or else you will completely blame gravity, maths, Ola-Uber and such excuses,” Priyanka Gandhi said in tweet, attaching a video from a cricket match.

Her remarks came a day after Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal while discussing the economic slowdown and gross domestic product (GDP) growth stirred a row by saying, “Don’t go by all these calculations you see on TV. That if the country has to become a $5 trillion economy, it will have to grow at 12 per cent. But right now, it’s growing at 6-7 per cent”.

Goyal also added, “Don’t get into those maths. Those maths have never helped Einstein discover gravity. If he had only gone by structured formulae and what was past knowledge, I don’t think there would have been any innovation in this world”.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this week in Chennai said the automobile and components industry had been affected by BS6 and the mindset of millennial who preferred Ola and Uber over buying an automobile.

This is not the first time that Priyanka Gandhi, also Congress in-charge for eastern UP, has attacked the government on the economic slowdown. On Tuesday, she slammed the government over the dip in commercial vehicles’ sales.

The Congress has been attacking the government over the economic slowdown. The party has dubbed demonetisation and implementation of the flawed goods and services tax as reasons behind the economic slowdown.

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Priyanka to meet Unnao victim’s family; Akhilesh on dharna

Priyanka Gandhi, who was on a two-day visit to the state left for Unnao to meet the family members of the victim.

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Lucknow, Dec 7 : The death of the Unnao rape victim has stirred up the Uttar Pradesh politics with Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra rushing to meet the victim’s family in Unnao, and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav sitting on a ‘dharna’ outside the Vidhan Sabha, here on Saturday.

Akhilesh Yadav, sat on a protest along with senior party leaders to protest against the police inaction in the case, a day after she breathed her last at the Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi.

Priyanka Gandhi, who was on a two-day visit to the state left for Unnao to meet the family members of the victim.

Earlier in the day, Priyanka Gandhi took a swipe at the Yogi Adityanath government in the state. She tweeted: “It is a failure of all of us that we could not give her justice. Socially, we are all guilty, but it also shows the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.”

She questioned as to why atrocities on women were rampant in the state and given the previous incident in Unnao, why no protection was provided to the victim. “Keeping in mind the previous incident of Unnao, why did the government not give immediate protection to the victim? What action was taken against the officer who refused to register her FIR? Everyday there are cases of atrocities against women in Uttar Pradesh, what action is the government taking on this?”, she tweeted.

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Girl gang-raped by minors in Bulandshahr, 4 arrested

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Bulandshahr A 15-year-old girl was allegedly held hostage and gang-raped by three minors in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district, police said on Saturday.

According to the police, the incident happened four days ago and the accused were the victim’s relatives who also got the crime video uploaded on the social media.

According to the police, the 15-year-old girl had gone to the field to fetch some vegetables when the minors held her hostage and gang-raped her in the Pahasu area of the district.

Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) S. K. Singh told IANS that the police have arrested three minors in this connection.

He said the fourth accused who had posted the video on the internet was also arrested.

The arrests were made within two hours after the uncle of the rape victim registered a case with the police on Friday evening, said the police.

The SSP said that the incident happened on December 3, but the girl kept silent for three days. She revealed the ordeal only after her video went viral on the social media.

The incident was reported hours after the Unnao rape case victim died in the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.

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Unnao rape victim’s father demands Hyderabad-like ‘encounter’

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Unnao (UP): The father of Unnao rape victim on Saturday demanded a Hyderabad-like “encounter” for the perpetrators.

The woman, 23, who suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, died on Friday night in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.

Talking to reporters here, the deceased’s father said: “I have only one demand… my daughter should get justice.”

He demanded a Hyderabad-like “encounter”, or death penalty for the accused.

He said that his daughter’s post-mortem will be conducted at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Saturday. Following the autopsy, the body will be brought to Unnao. She died at Safdarjung Hospital at 11.40 p.m. on Friday.

While confirming the victim’s death, Shalabh Kumar, department head at the Burns and Plastic Surgery department, Safdarjung Hospital, said: “The victim’s heart stopped functioning at around 11.10 p.m. on Friday. Despite all efforts by doctors, her condition didn’t improve and she died at 11.40 p.m.. She fought for life till her last breath.”

The victim, who had sustained 90 per cent burns, was conscious till 9 p.m.

The accused sprinkled an inflammable substance on the victim when she was on her way to Rae Bareli district on Thursday morning.

She was later brought to Lucknow civil hospital with 90 per cent burns and later on Friday evening, she was airlifted to Delhi for treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital, where she breathed her last. Police have arrested five persons in connection with the case.

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