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Firing on farmers: Congress wants guilty officials booked

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New Delhi, June 19 : The Congress on Monday demanded filing of a criminal case against the officers who ordered the “killing of farmers” in Madhya Pradesh during the peasants’ agitation on June 6.

The party said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre was anti-farmer and that they wanted to have a “kisan-mukt bharat” (India without farmers).

“We demand that a criminal case be lodged against those officers who ordered firing in Mandsaur that led to the killing of six farmers. Prompt action must be taken against them so that the farmers’ families get justice,” Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia told media persons here.

Scindia also said it was the responsibility of the central government to waive off the loans of farmers, adding that the Congress’ campaign for the sake of rights of farmers would continue.

“If the government can waive off loans worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore of corporate houses, then why not Rs 5.3-lakh crore loans of the farmers?” said Scindia.

The farmers’ agitation turned violent on June 6 in Mandsaur after a mob pelted stones at police. In retaliation, police opened fire in which five farmers were killed and one later succumbed to injuries.

“One will be surprised to see the key points of the inquiry commission set up by the Madhya Pradesh government. There is no mention of the point that the persons who fired at the farmers must be held responsible. People involved in firing are on the run,” Scindia added.

He also said that 13 farmers had committed suicide in the past 10 days and they were “between 17 and 35 years of age”. “They were the sole bread winners of their families. Out of these, four farmers were from Chief Minister (Shivraj Singh Chouhan)’s constituency.”

Scindia alleged that the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government also indulged in a “bidding game” on the compensation amount to be given to the farmers’ families.

“They first said, they would give Rs 1 lakh, then they went up to Rs 5 lakh and then to Rs 10 lakh. Finally, they said they will give Rs 1 crore each to the families of the killed farmers.

“The families were even threatened that if they did not attend Chief Minister Chouhan’s fast in Bhopal, they won’t be given the compensation money. This is the kind of sensitivity the government has,” he added.

“The NDA government is anti-farmer, they want to have a ‘kisan-mukt bharat’. They haven’t yet fulfilled their promise of loan waiver for all farmers. There is a huge gap between what they say and what they do,” he added.

Scindia sat on a three-day fast on Wednesday in Bhopal demanding loan waiver and “justice” for the farmers in Madhya Pradesh.

The farmers of state launched their agitation on June 1 demanding loan waiver and “appropriate price” for their produce.

“Outside every mandi, there is six to eight kilometre long queue of tractors in Madhya Pradesh and around 1,000 farmers can be seen waiting there for the buyers of their produce to show up. Demonetisation was the biggest reason for such a condition of the farmers,” he added.

“If Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra can waive off loans, why can’t Madhya Pradesh? why loan waiver is not an issue for the government despite 21,000 farmers committing suicide in three years in the state?” said Scindia.

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Kota creates world record with 2 lakh people performing yoga

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Jaipur, June 21: Rajasthan’s Kota established a world record on Thursday when around two lakh people performed yoga at one place on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.

The event took place in the presence of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia at the RAC ground.

Speaking to IANS, an officer, Hariom Gurjar, said: “We have created a Guinness record as this is the first time these many people performed yoga together at one place.”

He explained that counting of the participants was done with the help of bar codes given to each contestant.

A total of 4,000 volunteers were present on the occasion and a drone centre was set up to keep an eye on the ground. People started reaching the RAC ground from 5 a.m.

A certificate was given to Vasundhara Raje Scindia, District Collector Gaurav Goyal and Baba Ramdev by two Guinness Book of World Record officials who came from London to monitor the proceedings.

Baba Ramdev tweeted that more than two lakh people performed yoga on the International Yoga Day.

“Yog is the best way for the students to de-stress themselves. Thousands of students have joined #YogainKota, the education capital of Rajasthan,” he tweeted.

Earlier, the Chief Minister called for maximum participation from people to set up a world record on the occasion.

Till date, Mysore shares the record where around 55,506 people performed yoga simultaneously at one place on International Yoga Day.

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Rahul says PM fast asleep, FM breaking news on Facebook

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New Delhi, June 21: Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government and the  RSS  for extending the invisible hand that caused tremendous damage to the  Indian economy.

The Congress president posted a tweet on country’s economic situation saying the country’s Finance Minister has been breaking news on the micro-blogging site Facebook while the national economy is on the brink of collapse.

The Congress president attacked Rashtriya Swayamsewak Singh, the ideological parent of the BJP and said that “the brightest have fled the sinking ship and the invisible hands of the RSS has steered the economy onto the rocks as the Captain who took the Demonetisation decision is fast asleep.”

The Congress leader took to Twitter to share the present economic scenario

”Ex ? FM is locked in his room, breaking news on FaceBook.

BJP Treasurer has the keys to the Indian Economy.

The brightest flee the sinking ship, as the “invisible hand” of the RSS steers it onto the rocks.

Meanwhile, Captain DeMo is fast asleep.

It’s crazy out there !” he tweeted.

Rahul Gandhi said, ”The FM is locked in a room,” adding that it was a breaking news on the micro-blogging site” as Arun Jaitley has been hospitalised due to his kidney ailment

The Indian economy is on a downward spiral due to mismanagement of the BJP,  the Gandhi scion said that ”the BJP national treasurer was actually running the economy”.

 

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On International Yoga Day, Kangana Ranaut performs Yogasanas in London

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New Delhi, June 21: Actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday celebrated International Yoga Day in London, where she is currently shooting for her upcoming film ‘Mental Hai Kya’.

Pictures and video of Kangana performing yoga at London’s Hyde Park have been shared by the actress’ official fan club on Instagram.

“Kangana Ranaut shows her dedication towards yoga on International Yoga Day 2018 and encourages everyone to adopt yoga as a lifestyle and a way to spiritual awakening,” read the caption.

In another post, the actress actually amused everyone in the video as she practiced some Yogasanas like a pro.

“Kangana Ranaut practicing the ancient science of yoga on International Yoga Day. The key to practice yoga is patience & stillness,” the post read.

And after watching the video, we must say, she indeed performed some of the most toughest exercises.

In one of the videos, Kangana is seen perforiming a perfect and a flawless backbend while in the other she performs a generic stretchting Yoga exercise. One must not forget the cute thumbs up she showed to the fans after completing the yoga exercises.

On this International Yoga Day, Seems Kangana became the first bollywood celebrity to wish her fans a happpy yoga day.

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