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New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, accusing him of  being a “bhagidaar and not chowkidar” and said he had been benefiting his “industralist friends” while poor and marginalised are being ignored.

Gandhi asserted: “Modi ji only talks to suit boot wale (suited booted) bade (big) businessmen. Those who earned money with medium and small businesses, you robbed them. It’s a reality that you cannot change.”

“You go and help bigwigs, but when it comes to poor, you fail to do anything… Farmers beg for waivers. Finance minister keeps saying ‘no’. Petrol prices are decreasing all around the world, except in India,” Gandhi added.

“The PM doesn’t go out… he travels abroad but never leaves his security cordon. He doesn’t speak to small businessmen just to the suit boot people. What’s in the heart of the poor and marginalised doesn’t reach the PM,” Rahul says. “You pickpocketed the poor… those who run small businesses and establishments.”

Referring to the PM’s Jio advertisement, Rahul Gandhi adds, “The PM does things for those who help him. But for the rest of the country and its workforce, the PM doesn’t have a place in his heart.

 

Targeting the government on GST, Rahul said, “The GST was brought by the Congress party. You opposed it when you were the chief minister of Gujarat. We wanted one GST, with petrol and diesel in it, and the country to have one tax with the least disruption. But the PM’s GST now has five taxes, killing small traders and destroying crores of people.”

 

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Jharkhand Education Minister tests Covid positive

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Jharkhand Education Minister Jaggarnath Mahto has tested coronavirus positive on Monday.

He has been admitted at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi for treatment. Initially he was suffering from breathing problem. He was admitted in Intensive care Unit (ICU) for treatment and later shifted to the COVID ward.

“The minister’s condition is stable. He has been put on high flow of oxygen support system. We are watching his condition. After improvement in health condition his CT scan will be done,” said Dr Nisith Ekka, posted in Covid task department of RIMS.

Two years ago the Education Minister had suffered a heart attack. His angioplasty was done in 2018.

In the last 24 hours, 974 fresh cases of coronavirus have emerged across the state taking the overall tally of Covid-19 patients in Jharkhand to 79,909 while 9 deaths have pushed the overall death count to 679 in the state. The mortality rate among the patients currently stands at 0.84 per cent.

As per the information provided by the health department the number of active cases in the state was 12,433 while number of cured and discharged cases stood at 66,797.

Despite the rampant rise in coronavirus cases across the state the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients has improved significantly and has once again gone above 80 per cent to currently stand at 83.40 per cent in Jharkhand.

So far in the state, 20,71,991 samples have been collected out of which 20,59,696 have been tested and 19,79,787 have turned out to be negative.

Source: IANS

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Pak continues unprovoked LoC ceasefire violation in Rajouri

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Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions today on the Line of Control in J&K’s Rajouri district.

“At about 3.50 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” said Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has been violating with impunity the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.

24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in over 3,186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January 2020.

Cross-border shelling has brought insurmountable suffering in the lives of thousands of people living in villages close to the LoC whose lives, cattle and agricultural fields stand at great peril when shells start raining from across the LoC.

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Punjab CM announces Rs 50 lakh for upkeep of Bhagat Singh’s memorial

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 50 lakh for the upkeep and maintenance of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s memorial at the revolutionary’s ancestral village Khatkar Kalan, where Amarinder paid floral tributes on the martyr’s 113th birth anniversary.

Remembering the courage of Bhagat Singh and other martyrs during the Indian freedom struggle, the Chief Minister exhorted the youth to emulate the high ideals of these revolutionaries.

Amarinder Singh recalled his visit to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where scores of revolutionaries lived through horrifying hardships in their fight to free India from the shackles of British imperialism.

The Chief Minister was joined by AICC General Secretary and Punjab Affairs in-charge Harish Rawat, who also paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, along with state party President Sunil Jakhar and MP Preneet Kaur at the ‘samadhi sthal’.

Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, while paying homage to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, called upon the people to follow in his footsteps and take inspiration from his ideals.

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