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People using binoculars to spot ‘achche din’: Uttarakhand CM

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Dehradun, May 27 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday took a dig at the BJP’s ‘achche din’ slogan and said the people were buying binoculars to try and see the promised good days.

Rawat also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not fulfilling tall promises made to the people when he came to power at the Centre in May 2014.

The National Democratic Alliance government was the first one at the Centre that had slashed budgetary allocations for social welfare schemes like midday meal and Integrated Child Development Services, the chief minister said at a monthly meeting of party leaders at the Congress Bhavan here.

Rawat also said that the central government had cut by 20 percent the budgetary support for scholarships meant for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class studentst, affecting students from marginalised communities.

He blamed the Modi government for potable water scarcity and crisis in many parts of the hill state, alleging that 60 percent of budget under this head had been cut.

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Indian-American wins New Jersey Republican primary

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Washington, July 11 : Businessman Rik Mehta has become the first Indian-American to win the Republican primary for New Jersey’s Senate seat, it was reported.

Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy, emerged victorious over Hirsh Singh, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2017; Patricia Flanagan of Lawrenceville; Natalie Lynn Rivera of Merchantville; and Eugene Anagnos of East Hanover, india-West news reported on Friday.

Following his win, he will now face Democratic incumbent Senator Cory Booker in November.

According to a New Jersey Globe report, Mehta was leading Hirsh Singh by 12,532 votes, 39 per cent-34 per cent as of Friday.

As of July 8, Singh and Mehta were atop the five-candidate Republican race, with 38.7 per cent and 36.7 per cent, respectively.

Mehta had recently launched his “Made in America” medicines campaign that will require companies to disclose the country of origin of their prescription drugs, the India-West news reported.

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Rahul Gandhi takes jibe on Modi with one word ‘asatyagrahi’

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New Delhi, July 11 : Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his claim that the 750 megawatt (MW) Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power project in Madhya Pradesh is Asia’s largest. Rahul Gandhi wrote just one word — “asatyagrahi”.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “Asatyagrahi” tagging a tweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Friday after he dedicated the “game-changer” Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Power Project to the nation.

In his tweet, Modi said, “Today Rewa has really created history. Rewa is identified with the name of river Narmada and the white tiger. Now the name of Asia’s largest solar power project has also been added.”

“The word ‘satyagrahi’ in Hindi means someone who practises the policy of satyagraha or insists on the truth.

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Opposition Conservative Party calls for criminal probe into Trudeau’s ties to charity

The call came a day after media reported that WE Charity had financial dealings with Trudeau’s family members.

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Ottawa, July 11 : Canada’s opposition Conservative Party has called for a criminal investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to hand almost a billion-dollar program to a charity, which reportedly paid his family a large amount of money to speak at the group’s events.

“Not only did Justin Trudeau not recuse himself from the decision to hand almost a billion dollars to WE Charity, we know now that the organization paid his family almost C$300,000. It is clear that a criminal investigation is warranted. As such, Conservatives will be writing to the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) to encourage them pursue this case,” the opposition said in a statement on Friday.

The Conservative Party also alleged that Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act that “prohibits public office holders from making any decision or participating in the making of a decision that furthers their private interests or improperly furthers the private interests of another person”, reports Xinhua news agency.

The call came a day after media reported that WE Charity had financial dealings with Trudeau’s family members.

Trudeau”s mother and brother have reportedly been paid a total of C$282,000 to appear at WE Charity events, according to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

CTV reported that Trudeau”s wife received C$1,400 for participating in a WE Charity event in 2012, before the Prime Minister became leader of the ruling Liberal Party.

She currently hosts a podcast for the charity group.

Trudeau and his government have been under fire since the charity was announced as the manager of the Canada Student Service Grant program.

Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion announced last week that he was investigating into a possible breach of federal conflict of interest act by Trudeau after his government”s decision to award the WE Charity the contract to administer a summer student grant program of C$900 million.

In a statement on Friday, New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh said that the hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the trio of Trudeau”s family members were “more than disturbing”, and illustrate a “pattern of behaviour”.

Meanwhile, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet called on the Prime Minister to “step aside” until the completion of the ethics commissioner investigation.

WE Charity announced last week that it was pulling out of administering the program.

Some 35,000 students and recent graduates have applied for the program, which connects them with volunteering opportunities in exchange for payments of between C$1,000 and C$5,000, depending on the number of hours worked.

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