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Owaisi dares Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad seat in 2019 LOk Sabha Polls

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Hyderabad, Sep 15 : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on  Amit Shah on reservations and Nirav Modi’s scam, saying if BJP government is so worried about  taxpayers then Why PM Narendra Modi has a photo with PNB (Punjab National Bank) fraud accused celebrity jewelry designer Nirav Modi and dared BJP National President  to contest from Hyderabad in the next Lok Sabha Election

However, he exuded confidence that his party will romp home in the hustings.

Owaisi said AIMIM doesn’t want reservations on the basis of religion because Telangana government functions according to the rules and resolutions passed by the Constitution or the state assembly. But the AIMIM chief demanded minority quota according to the recommendations made by the Sachar, Ranganath Mishra, Kundu and Sudhir Commission.

“If you are so worried about taxpayers then how there’s a photo with Nirav Modi in Switzerland? Who called Mehul as Mehul bhai? Who said about the meeting before going to London? Wasn’t it taxpayers’ money?” An Owaisi, said on BJP President Amit Shah’s statement on Telangana polls.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday challenged BJP president Amit Shah to contest from Hyderabad in the upcoming assembly elections in Telangana. Owaisi dared Shah minutes after the BJP president claimed that BJP will fight on all seats in Telangana and emerge as a strong and decisive force in the state.

BJP President Amit Shah Saturday said the party will fight on all seats in Telangana and insisted that his party will emerge as a strong and decisive force in the poll-bound state. Shah is in Hyderabad for his public and organisational programs today.

Attacking Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Telangana’s caretaker Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, Shah on Saturday said if the TRS government comes to power in Telangana, vote bank and appeasement politics will continue in the state. “Is it not appeasement politics to propose 12 percent reservation for the minority? They know that our Constitution does not allow reservation based on religion. If the same govt comes back to power, vote bank politics will continue in the state.”

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Stubble Burning: 332 villages identified as red zones in Haryana

Additional chief secretary (ACS), agriculture, Sanjeev Kaushal said the Haryana government has also decided to provide financial assistance to 11,311 individual farmers who have applied for agricultural implements under the crop residue management scheme.

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In anticipation of stubble burning incidents across the state, the Haryana agriculture department has identified red, yellow/orange and green zones in every district on the basis of incidences of crop residue burning last year. An official spokesperson said 332 villages fall under the red zone and 675 in yellow zone.

Additional chief secretary (ACS), agriculture, Sanjeev Kaushal said the Haryana government has also decided to provide financial assistance to 11,311 individual farmers who have applied for agricultural implements under the crop residue management scheme ‘Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization for In-Situ Management of Crop’, in the current growing season. The total assistance of about ₹155 crore at the rate of 50 % will be given.

The department will also provide 454 balers, 5,820 super seeders, 5,418 zero till seed drills, 2,918 choppers/mulchers, 260 happy seeders, 389 straw management systems, 64 rotary slashers/shrub masters, 454 reversible mould ploughs and 288 reapers to the beneficiaries.

Online applications for agricultural implements were invited from individual farmers and societies till August 21. As many as 11,311 farmers applied for 16,647 implements, against a target of 2,741, in the individual category, he said.

The state government has also decided to give preference to small and marginal farmers in hiring of machinery from Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs), and in providing equipment to individual beneficiaries under the scheme. A comprehensive plan has been approved for crop residue management to prevent stubble burning. It included fusion of in-situ and ex-situ crop residue management techniques, apart from monitoring activities through a dedicated control room, and registration of FIRs against violators.

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Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings

The Opposition parties have alleged that they were informed just an hour ago about the BAC meeting, leaving them little time to attend the meeting.

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New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha has called its Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday after a day-full of hectic activities, protests and passage of several bills.

But the Opposition, which announced to boycott the Upper House for the remainder of the session, will not attend the meeting.

TMC’s Derek O’Brien, SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav, Congress’s Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh and RJD’s Manoj Kumar Jha are the five Opposition leaders who will skip 11-member committee meeting.

The BAC is a panel led by Rajya Saha chairman Venkaiah Naidu to discuss the weekly agenda of the House.

The meeting has been called amid indications that the House might be adjourned in a day or two.

The Opposition parties also alleged that they were informed just an hour ago about the BAC meeting, leaving them little time to attend the meeting.

Rajya Sabha officials pointed out that the meeting was decided at a short notice and all efforts were made to inform the members of the panel as quickly as possible.

On Sunday, the Rajya Sabha passed the two key farm bills – Farmer’s Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020, amid fierce protests in the house.

While the Opposition claimed that the bills were anti-farmer, the government says that these bills will help boost the farming sector through private investments. On Monday, eight Opposition MPs were suspended for unruly behaviour.

On Monday, the opposition demonstrated its disapproval in the Upper House of Parliament against the suspension of MPs and passage of these bills and boycotted the Rajya Sabha for the remaining part of the session.

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Punjab to start Covaxin’s Phase-3 trials

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Punjab’s three Government Medical Colleges will participate in the Phase-3 trials of Bharat Biotech Ltd’s Covaxin, the first indigenously-developed vaccine candidate against coronavirus, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an official said on Tuesday.

The trials are scheduled to commence from October 15.

This was disclosed by a government spokesperson fter a virtual Covid review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The Chief Minister has directed the Medical Education and Research Department to ensure full care and strict adherence to all precautions to be taken during the trials, for which the consent of the participants will be mandatory.

He issued stern directions to also ensure that poor persons are not pulled into the trials without consent, knowledge and understanding of the possible repercussions and dangers.

Bharat Biotech Ltd, which had approached the state government a few days back, has announced Rs 75 lakh insurance cover for the participants in case of any adverse event or effects or death.

The possible side effects of the vaccine could include fever, pain at the site of the intramuscular injection and malaise.

Two doses of the inactivated virus injection would be given to the participants (0 and 28 days) as part of the Phase-3 human trials.

Source: IANS


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