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Yogi Adityanath’s first Cabinet meeting: Farmers’ loan up to Rs 1 lakh waived off

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Lucknow, April 4: The first cabinet meeting of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government was held in Lucknow at Shastri Bhavan on Tuesday.

Fulfilling its poll promise, Yogi Adityanath led government has announced to spend around Rs 36,000 crore for farmers’ loan waive-off. 

The UP has government has announced loan waiver of up to Rs 1 lakh for small farmers.

Around 2.5 crore small and marginalised farmers of Uttar Pradesh are reeling under debt trap. With loan waiver it will bring a big relief to the financially ailing farmers.

Earlier in the day, the UP CM had announced on microblogging site, twitter, that if government school teachers were found to be indulged in private tutions to students, they would be sent to jail.

After unprecedented win in Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was expected to announce some major decisions in lines with its poll promises.

In its election manifesto BJP had promised to waive off the loans of small and marginal farmers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had promised during the campaigns that farmers loan waiver would be the top priority of BJP state government and the decision in farmers’ favour would be taken in the first cabinet meeting Uttar Pradesh.

However it took 15 days to hold the first cabinet meeting by the new UP government. Among other things that were dicussed in the first cabinet meeting included ordinance on slaughterhouses, wheat purchase, and construction of a stadium in Ghazipur.

Other poll promises included electricity for all communities in the state and purification of water and Ganga river.

Some sources said, changes in some schemes and some names of Akhilesh government is also expected today.

Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi earlier said the government was committed to fulfilling its promise to farmers and modalities in this regard were being worked out.

Since the new government was formed on March 19, there have been informal meetings of the state cabinet ministers but no official meeting has taken place yet. Waiting 15 days for the first cabinet meeting, expectation bar is already very high for Yogi Adityanath.

Just a few days ago former  UP CM Akhilesh Yadav took Jibe on Yogi Adityanath and said his party is eagerly waiting for BJP’s first cabinet meeting.

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Naxals uproot tracks, derail goods train in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

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Dantewada, June 24 :The engine and eight wagons of a goods train derailed and fell off a bridge on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday .

Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said, “Naxals removed tracks to disrupt rail traffic.”

“The incident occurred when Maoists uprooted tracks between Bhansi and Kamaloor, leading to derailment of its engine and eight wagons that fell off a bridge on a small rivulet,”he added.

The incident happened between Bhansi and Kamalur area of the district. After the derailment, the wagons fell off a bridge.Dantewada is a Naxal hot-bed where even recently 7 CRPF jawans were killed by the ultras.

After receiving information, a team of security personnel and railway officials rushed to the spot to restore services, the SP said.

The investigation is on as some sheets of papers have been recovered from the spot.

 

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Mundka-Bahadurgarh green line launched: PM Modi urges people to opt for metro

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New Delhi, June 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning inaugurated Delhi Metro’s Green Line service between Mundka to Bahadurgarh. Speaking via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister said that commuters should now get rid of private vehicles and opt for metro rail services

Modi inaugurated the facility through a video-conference facility from the PMO on Sunday. Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the function in Bahadurgarh.

The 11.2-km-long corridor will have seven stations and stretch out from existing Delhi Metro Green Line from Inderlok to Mundka.

“Our priority is to build convenient, comfortable and affordable urban transport systems in our cities,” he said.

With this line, Bahadurgarh has become third Haryana city to have DMRC services. Metro lines were already operational in Gurgaon (Yellow Line) and Faridabad (Violet Line).

“The process of making Metro systems is also linked to cooperative federalism. Wherever Metros are being built in India, the Centre and the respective state Governments are working together,” he added.

The Prime Minister also emphasised on Make in India by suggesting that metro coaches should be built indigenously. “We also want to boost make in India by making coaches of the Metro in India itself. Several nations helped us in the making of the Delhi Metro and other Metros, and now, we are helping other nations by designing coaches for their Metro systems,” he said.

Speaking on Bahadurgarh, the PM said, ” Bahadurgarh is witnessing tremendous economic growth, there are several educational centres there, students from there even travel to Delhi. The Metro will bring convenience to this part, which is considered the gateway to Haryana.”

“There is a direct link between connectivity and development. The Metro will bring more colonies, more people coming to Bahadurgarh. It will also mean more employment opportunities for local people,” he added.

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42,000 Bihar Board answer sheets recovered from scrap dealer

According to the police, shopkeeper Pappu Gupta said that a peon Chotu Singh of a government-run school had sold the answer sheets for Rs 8,500 to him last week.

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Patna, June 23 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team of the Bihar Police on Saturday recovered 42,000 missing copies of answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 10th exam from a scrap dealer’s shop and arrested two persons in the connection.

Acting on specific information, the SIT raided the shop at Hajiyapur in Gopalganj district and recovered all copies of answer sheets that went missing last week. The team arrested the scrap dealer and his helper for purchasing them, police said.

According to the police, shopkeeper Pappu Gupta said that a peon Chotu Singh of a government-run school had sold the answer sheets for Rs 8,500 to him last week.

Following the reports in local Hindi dailies last week that 42,000 copies of answer sheets had gone missing from SS Balika Inter School in Gopalganj, an FIR was filed and school Principal was detained and interrogated by the police.

The Patna High Court has taken cognizance of reports and asked the state government to come up with an explanation within a month.

Around 17.7 lakh students have appeared for the BSEB 2018 10th class exam.

In 2017, just half of the students (50.12 per cent) had managed to clear the 10th class exam.

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