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Lady Hardinge orders Khadi products after government order

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New Delhi, April 21 : Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) on Friday became the first central government hospital in the country to place a Rs 33 lakh order for Khadi products, after the Centre made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only.

The order, placed to Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), includes floor dusters, curtains, Operation Theatre kurtas for both doctors and patients and dead body sheets, among others.

Confirming the purchase order by LHMC, KVIC Chairperson V.K. Saxena told IANS that other hospitals have also approached KVIC for the Khadi products, however, samples were being finalised by them which was taking time.

“Yes, the purchase order by LHMC is just the beginning. After the government’s directive, hospitals are approaching KVIC for the samples and we are expecting the orders soon,” Saxena told IANS.

The order for khadi products have been placed for LHMC and it’s hospital Suchita Kriplani Hospital, who have sought the delivery of the products by May 18, 2017.

Stating that before LHMC, Safdarjung Hospital also had placed a purchase order of Khadi products worth Rs 2 lakh, Saxena said: “It is the first bulk order for us from any government hospital, after the small one from Safdarjang Hospital. It will now pave way for others to follow. And, since our products were found at par, orders now have started floating.”

Saxena also said that they were expecting an order of over Rs 150 crore by the end of 2017.

The 45 Khadi products, approved by the Health Ministry, include bed sheets, abdomen sheets, dressing towels, surgeon gowns, surgical patient gowns, kurta pajamas, doctor’s coats, soaps, hand sanitisers to Khadi phenyl and herbal shampoo.

The government has made use of Khadi in various departments including Indian Railways, to revive Khadi and village industries in India.

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Time 100: Priyanka proud to see Deepika Padukone, Virat Kohli on list

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Mumbai, April 20: Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is proud to see her friends actress Deepika Padukone and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli in the Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list.

“So happy and proud to see my friends Deepika Padukone and Virat Kohli on the Time 100 list. Big congratulations and so well deserved. Desi power. Represent,” Priyanka tweeted on Thursday.

Priyanka Chopra also posted a throwback to her own Time 100 cover, with a congratulatory note for everyone who made this year’s list and a special mention for Meghan Markle.

Deepika is the only Indian actress to feature in the Time 100 Influential People in the World, sharing space with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe.

what an absolute honour!🙏🏽 #TIME100 @time

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Deepika scored a success at the box office this year with the epic drama “Padmaavat” in which she played the title role of Rani Padmavati.

One of the highest paid actors of Indian cinema today, she has 18 brands in her portfolio and has a strong social media presence.

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Unhappy Naresh Agarwal joins BJP, says SP prefered Bollywood actress over me as RS candidate

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The Samajwadi Party leader, Naresh Agarwal on Monday joined BJP in the presence of Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal and BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.

While joining BJP, Naresh Agarwal who is currently the Rajya Sabha member of Samajwadi Party said, “I am joining the BJP as I think that until you are in National Party, you cannot do anything for the society. I am also impressed by PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and UP CM Yogi. I still respect Mulayam Singh Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav, but the current scenario in SP where it is doing a coalition with Congress and sometimes BSP is very sad.”

The leader joined BJP after the Samajwadi party nominated actor and politician Jaya Bachchan for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in April. The party had to choose between Naresh Agarwal and Jaya Bachchan as they don’t have enough legislators in the assembly to support their candidate.

Talking about Samajwadi Party’s Rajya Sabha candidate, Jaya Bachchan he said, “My comparison was drawn with those working in films… I was rejected for those who dance in films, work in films. I found it not proper. Nobody found it proper.”

Agarwal became tv channels and newspaper’s headline for making controversial statements. In July 2017, he courted controversy in Rajya Sabha by associating Hindu Gods with alcohol, while speaking on the issue of mob violence related with cow protection. However, after his statement, he was made to apologise by BJP.

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India, Pakistan should decide to think of peace: Farooq Abdullah on ceasefire violations

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Kashmir:  National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday spoke about the situation on the India- Pakistan border in Kashmir. 

The leader speaking on the continous ceasefire violation said,”this will continue to happen.”

The leader urging both the countries to find a diplomatic solution said,”firing will continue to happen on both sides unless the two nations decide to think of peace.”

“The sooner they think about it, the sooner it will stop,” he added.

However this is not the first time when Abdullah has asked for diplomatic solutions, earlier the leader stated that war is not the solution of the Kashmir issue.

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