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Ex-serviceman Punjab CM salutes India Post

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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Thursday got nostalgic about his initial years of life in the army and receiving a letter while on duty that brought both tear and smile.

The Chief Minister thanked India Post Office for its services. Wednesday was the National Post Day.

“Nothing can beat the feeling of receiving a letter from home while in the army! It used to be driving force during my army days & these letters brought both tear & smile,” Singh, 77, tweeted.

Posting a black and white picture of his days in the army, he said: “I salute @IndiaPostOffice for their services to the nation & thank them for the memories.”

The two-time Chief Minister, a scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, is also a military historian. Singh had served in the second battalion of the Sikh Regiment between 1963 and 1969.

Though he left army for a short period in between, to look after the family responsibilities, his love for the army brought him back when the India-Pakistan war broke out in 1965, an army officer close to him told IANS.

His father Lt. General Maharaja Yadavinder Singh served the regiment in 1935 and was Colonel of the 2/11 Royal Sikhs from 1938 to 1950, and of the 2 Sikhs between 1950 and 1971.

Singh’s grandfather Major General Maharaja Bhupinder Singh was Colonel of the 15th Ludhiana Sikhs during 1918-1922 and then of the 2/11 Royal Sikhs in 1922-1938.

His book, ‘Honour and Fidelity: India’s Military Contribution to the Great War 1914-1918’, talks about the contribution of Indian soldiers, presented a silver memento — a replica of a Sikh regiment soldier in full battle attire — to the battalion, which will be displayed at the Officers Mess.

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‘Why are forces vacating our land at LAC’? Congress

The reports say that disengagement between Indian and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops happened as per the agreed terms in the Corps Commanders’ meeting.

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New Delhi, July 7 : The Congress has questioned the government on reports of withdrawal of Indian troops from Galwan valley in Ladakh.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the country wants response on it.

Surjewala said in a tweet “Respected Prime Minister, do you remember your words and do your words mean something and will you tell that why are our forces leaving our motherland?”

The Congress leader was commenting on reports of Indian and Chinese troops have retreated two kilometres each along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley, where 20 Indian and unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in a violent face-off last month.

The Congress questioned the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement during the all-party meting held in June where the party said that the Prime Minister had claimed no one had occupied Indian territory and so it demanded Modi should apologise for that statement.

The reports say that disengagement between Indian and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops happened as per the agreed terms in the Corps Commanders’ meeting.

With the retreat from both sides, a four kilometre no-man zone has been created. “Four kilometres in the highly mountainous terrain like Galwan valley, deprives both sides to see each other’s installations and reinforcements,” sources said.

The two sides have also agreed, sources said, not to do any aerial surveillance of the retreated area, to rebuild trust which was badly damaged due to the June 15 clash.

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Senior Congress leader Bharatsinh Solanki put on ventilator

The sources said Solanki is a comorbid patient with complications like asthma due to which his oxygen intake has to be increased.

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Gandhinagar, July 7 : Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Bharatsinh Solanki, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus infection, was put on ventilator support on Tuesday after his health deteriorated, sources said.

He is admitted in a private hospital in Ahmedabad. According to sources, Solanki, 67, was given plasma therapy twice on Monday, but his health deteriorated.

Solanki, a minister in UPA II government at the Centre, was the second Congress nominee for one of the four seats of the Rajya Sabha in Gujarat for which elections were held on June 19.

He was found corona positive two days after the elections.

“Solanki was administered more oxygen; that is what I know of,” Dr Manish Doshi, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson, told the IANS.

The sources said Solanki is a comorbid patient with complications like asthma due to which his oxygen intake has to be increased.

The doctors at CIMS had consulted Dr Randeep Guleria, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director, and some other renowned medical professionals on Monday regarding treatment of the Congress leader.

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BJP in MP sandwiched between Maharaj, Dissent, Shivraj: Shatrughan Sinha

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Bhopal, July 7 : Former Union minister and film actor Shatrughan Sinha has taken a dig at the politics in Madhya Pradesh. He says there are three camps in the BJP in Madhya Pradesh – “Maharaj, Dissent and Shivraj”. Sinha on Tuesday tweeted in his inimitable style on the state of politics in Madhya Pradesh.

The Congress government in the state fell after former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia left the Congress and joined the BJP.

The government was formed under the leadership of former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. It took more than three months to form the cabinet and now the party has to do a lot of thinking before distributing portfolios to ministers. Shatrughan Sinha’s tweet is being linked to the same.

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