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Caught in cam: UP’s Minister fails to spell out full form of GST



Uttar Pradesh, June 30: Uttar Pradesh remains top in all the headlines whether it’s criminal cases, loot cases or anything but this time a Saffron party leader stole the limelight, where the minister do not have even knowledge of its government’s major move.

Showing the reality of politics behind the curtains, State Minister Rampati Shastri failed to spell out the full form of GST (Goods and Services Tax) which is the major move of the Central government.

The bizarre incident was captured when Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Affairs Minister Shashtri was interacting with local businessmen in Maharajganj to apprise them of the benefits of GST Bill.

As per the reports of PTI, someone from the background tried to hint the minister but he failed to recognise the clue. After realising his mistake, the minister said that he knew the full form but was not able to recollect it instantly.

“I know the full form. I am going through all the relevant documents to gather more knowledge about the GST,” Shashtri told media.

This incident came to light barely a day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi failed to spell Swachch Bharat in Hindi. Lekhi, during an event in New Delhi by Indraprastha Gas Limited.

She wrote ‘सवच्छ भारत, सवस्थ भारत’ instead of ‘स्वच्छ भारत, स्वस्थ भारत’. Later admitting her mistake, Meenakshi Lekhi reportedly said that she would not repeat it in future.

In a tweet, which was later deleted from her Twitter account, Meenakshi Lekhi had reportedly wrote: Aapka nazariya hai, hindi ८ class ke baad padhi nahi hai phir bhi koshish karti rehti hu seekhne ki autocorrect ka samay hai shukriya aage se ye galti nahi hogi (This is your outlook, I didn’t study Hindi after Class 8 still I am trying to learn. This is the time of autocorrect. Thank you. Will not repeat this mistake in future).

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Congress seeks financial assistance by central, state govts to families of 39 Indians killed in Iraq



New Delhi, March 20: The Congress offered condolences to families of thirty-nine Indians who were killed in Iraq and demanded financial assistance by central and state government to them. 

Speaking to media, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also sought the employment of victims kins in government service.

“Congress offers condolences to families of those who were killed in Iraq. We are with their families in this painful and sad time. It is our demand that they should be given financial assistance by central & state govt & also employment in government services” he stated.

Speaking at Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister (EAM) confirmed the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS) had killed all the Indian nationals.

The deceased persons, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul, when they were abducted during their evacuation.


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Death of 39 Indians in Iraq: Why this information delayed by govt, asks Congress

This is saddening for every Indian, rest I would ask why was this information delayed by the govt, they should tell how it happened when they died. Also, the way govt gave high hopes to the families was not right, Sashi Tharoor said outside the parliament.




New Delhi, March 20: Expressing grief over the death of missing 39 Indians in Iraq Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday asked why was this information delayed by the government adding, it gave ‘false hopes’ to the families. 

This is saddening for every Indian, rest I would ask why was this information delayed by the govt, they should tell how it happened, when they died. Also, the way govt gave high hopes to the families was not right, Tharoor said outside the parliament.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh also questioned the same, saying we had expected this and it was known since much earlier.

Earlier in a day, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq’s Mosul have lost their lives.

The minister told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar.

“The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests”, she asserted.

The mortal remains were sent to Baghdad. For verification of bodies DNA samples of relatives were sent there, four state governments including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar were involved.

Swaraj informed the higher house that the external ministry received the information on Monday, adding the DNA samples of 38 people have matched and DNA of the 39th person has matched 70 percent.

General VK Singh will go to Iraq to bring back mortal remains of Indians killed in Iraq. The plane carrying mortal remains will first go to Amritsar, then to Patna and then to Kolkata.

All of deceased were construction workers, mostly hailed from Punjab, and were employed by an Iraqi company in Mosul.

In 2014, they were taken hostage by Islamic State militants (ISIS when they took control of the second largest city in Iraq. The workers were trying to leave Mosul when they were held, hostage.


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Sasikala’s husband Natarajan passes away



Chennai, March 20: M. Natarajan (74), the husband of sidelined AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, passed away in a private hospital on Tuesday.

According to a statement issued by Gleneagles Global Health City, Natarajan died at 1.35 a.m.

“Every possible clinical attempt was made to sustain his revival. However, despite our best efforts he was unable to recover,” the statement from the hospital said.

A former public relations official in the Tamil Nadu government, Natarajan was ailing for sometime.

He was admitted to the hospital on March 16 for chest infection and was on ventilator support. Late last year he underwent a dual-organ operation.

The body would be taken to his native village in Thanjavur district.

Sasikala, now in a Bengaluru jail convicted in a corruption case, is expected to come out on parole.


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