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Sonia expresses concern over heavy rainfall in Bihar, UP

Sonia also instructed office bearers of the state units and its frontal organisations, and all Congress workers to provide all possible assistance and help to the people facing hardships.

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New Delhi, Sep 29 : After three days of unprecedented downpour that flooded several parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, bringing life to a standstill, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday expressed grave concern over the flood situation and drew the attention of the Central government to provide required assistance to the state governments.

Expressing deep concern over the flood situation arising out of incessant rains in Bihar, especially Patna, Uttar Pradesh and other states, Sonia Gandhi in a statement said that she was hoping that the state governments and local administration were taking sufficient relief and remedial measures.

She sought to draw the attention of the Central Government to the flood situation and appealed to provide required assistance to the respective state governments.

Sonia also instructed office bearers of the state units and its frontal organisations, and all Congress workers to provide all possible assistance and help to the people facing hardships.

Following the three day of downpour in Bihar, several areas in Patna are facing flood like situation. People have been forced to stay indoors as most of the roads are water-logged.

Over 24 people have lost their lives due to the heavy rainfall.

The Met Office has predicted more rain in the next 24 hours in Bihar and the state government has issued a ‘red alert’.

According to state weather department officials, Patna has received 151 mm rain since Saturday — a record in recent years.

Boats are being deployed in several localities to help people.

The rain has also affected the movement of trains, road traffic as well as flight operations.

Twelve long route trains and several passenger trains have been cancelled.

There were reports of damage to the National Highways at several places in north Bihar.

The flood water has also entered houses, shops and hospitals at many places in the state.

According to reports, water entered the residence of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Rajendra Nagar area in Patna. Water also made its way to the residence of former Chief Minister Satender Narayan Singh on Boring road, BJP MP Rajeev Pratap Rudy, and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in Patna.

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November GST collection at nearly Rs 1.05 lakh Cr

The government has settled Rs 22,293 crore to CGST and Rs 16,286 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. The total revenue earned by Central government and the State governments after regular settlement in the month of November 2020 is Rs 41,482 crore for CGST and Rs 41,826 crore for the SGST.

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New Delhi, Dec 1 : Gross GST revenue collection in November stood at nearly Rs 1.05 lakh crore, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The revenues for the month of November 2020 were 1.4 per cent higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

During the month, revenues from import of goods was 4.9 per cent higher and the revenues from domestic transaction, including import of services, are 0.5 per cent higher that the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.

The total goods and services tax collected includes Central GST (CGST) of Rs 19,189 crore, State GST (SGST) of Rs 25,540 crore and Integrated GST (IGST) of Rs 51,992 crore.

“The gross GST revenue collected in the month of November, 2020 is Rs 1,04,963 crore of which CGST is Rs 19,189 crore, SGST is Rs 25,540 crore, IGST is Rs 51,992 crore (including Rs 22,078 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs 8,242crore (including Rs 809 crore collected on import of goods),” said the Finance Ministry statement.

The total number of GSTR-3B returns filed for the month of November 30 2020 was 82 lakhs.

The government has settled Rs 22,293 crore to CGST and Rs 16,286 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. The total revenue earned by Central government and the State governments after regular settlement in the month of November 2020 is Rs 41,482 crore for CGST and Rs 41,826 crore for the SGST.

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‘We are indebted to farmers,’ says Rahul Gandhi, criticises government for using lathis, tear gas

On Monday, Gandhi had urged common people and Congress workers to extend help and support to the farmers.

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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government’s approach towards handling the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three newly-passed agriculture laws.

“Our providers are protesting on streets and those who lie are giving speeches on the TV,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. “We are indebted to the farmers. We can only repay by giving them their rights, not by insulting them or using lathis and tear gas against them.”

On Monday too, Gandhi had released a video message urging common people and Congress workers to extend help and support to the agitating farmers.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday criticised Gandhi calling him a “confused leader”.

“Rahul Gandhi is the most confused leader in the world,” Tiwari told PTI, at Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur city. “He does not know about farm laws passed recently. The farm laws that Parliament has passed recently have been accepted by all the states of the country except the Congress government of Punjab.”

The BJP leader also accused Congress and other opposition parties of provoking farmers against the new laws.

The farmers’ protest at Tikri and Singhu borders of the national Capital entered the sixth day on Tuesday. Thirty-six farmers’ unions have accepted the Centre’s invitation for early talks at 3 pm on Tuesday in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan in an attempt to find a resolution to the escalating protests.

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Mentally challenged minor raped in Uttar Pradesh

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Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 1 : A 13-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly raped by a man in a village under the Sungarhi police circle.


The accused, who is a family friend, took the girl away on the pretext of buying toffees and raped her.

The crime was committed on November 27, but the girl’s family avoided lodging a complaint, fearing loss of family reputation.

An FIR was finally lodged by the victim’s family on Sunday evening and the girl was sent for medical examination on Monday to the district hospital.

SHO Atar Singh said that the accused has been booked under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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