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Free milk distributed on Jaipur streets on New Year-eve

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Jaipur, Jan 1 : On the New Year-eve, the residents of Jaipur came across posters with a unique message: “Daaru peekar nahin, doodh peekar karo navvarsh ka swagat” (welcome the New Year by sipping milk, not liquor).

Under the drive organised by several NGOs and social organisations, several quintals of milk was offered free of cost in different parts of Jaipur, as these organisations decided to celebrate the New Year as “Doodh Mahotsav” (milk festival).

Under the aegis of Rajasthan Youth Students Association and Indian Asthma Care Society, a camp was organised at the main entrance of Rajasthan University where free of cost milk was supplied to visitors from 6 p.m till 12 midnight.

Around 8,000 litres of milk was distributed to around 40,000 people, said Deepak Vohra, General Manager, Lotus Dairy.

“There is a strong message we want to give to the society through this drive: stop consuming liquor,” he said.

The Rajasthan Jaat Mahasabha also organised a similar programme where local residents and passers-by at Kesar Square were offered milk free of cost. Congress leader Pushpendra Bharadwaj with the help of Milk Club of Rajasthan also organised a milk festival in all 13 wards of Sanganer. Here milk was be offered to people from 7 p.m till 12 midnight.

On the same lines, Gayatri Shaktipeeth Vatika with Lotus Dairy also offered free milk at different locations of the city such as JLN Road, Sirsi Road and many others.

The Rajasthan Nurses Association has also announced to distribute hot milk at SMS Hospital on January 1.

Vohra said: “Milk is being served to people by our group for the last 13 years. However, in the last five years, there has been a phenomenal rise in the number of visitors who supported our cause and said no to liquor on the New Year-eve.”

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Mayawati neither man nor woman: BJP MLA Sadhana Singh

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Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Mughalsarai Sadhana Singh sparked outrage after she used offensive language against former Chief Minister Mayawati.

During a public meeting, Singh said that Mayawati is neither a man nor a woman and added that in spite of being humiliated by the Samajwadi Party in the infamous 1995 Lucknow guest house incident she joined hands with the same party.

Singh said that Mayawati is a blot in the name of women and added that it was a BJP leader who saved her.

Reacting to Sadhana Singh’s comment BSP leader Satish Mishra said after the announcement of SP-BSP coalition the BJP leaders have lost their mental balance and they should be admitted to mental hospitals in Agra and Bareilly.

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FTII student missing since suspension orders

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Pune, Jan 19 : A student of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has been missing since January 13 after he was suspended by the college authorities.

The college authorities have lodged a missing complaint on January 17 with the local police.

The missing student was identified as Manoj Kumar. The FTII director B Kainthola on Kumar’s missing mentioned that the college has reported him missing and they are hopeful that he will return to the Campus soon.

Reportedly, the FIR stated that Manoj Kumar Verma was disturbed after being suspended and left without informing anybody.

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‘Felt like chopping off his hand’: Misa Bharti on Ram Kripal Yadav joining BJP

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Patna, Jan 19: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Misa Bharti has said that she wanted to chop off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav’s hand when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

While addressing RJD workers at Vikram near Patna on January 16, she said when she “heard that Yadav is joining the BJP, then I felt like chopping off his hand…I was so angry inside”, reports in the local media said on Saturday.

Yadav, once considered close to Lalu Prasad and his family, joined the BJP in 2014. He contested and won the Lok Sabha poll from Patliputra constituency of Bihar defeating RJD candidate Bharti.

Bharti, elder daughter of Lalu Prasad, said that she had great respect for Yadav but that respect was over after he joined the saffron party and stood with Sushil Kumar Modi, a BJP leader and the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.

Doctor-turned-politician Bharti is likely to contest the general elections from the same seat again.

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