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MP CM Announces Plans To Set Up A Cow Ministry To Replace Gau Samvardhan Board

New Delhi: In a bid to outdo the Congress in wooing cattle-loving voters in the state ahead of the upcoming elections, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced plans to set up a cow ministry that would replace the existing Gau Samvardhan Board.

Chouhan’s announcement comes days after Congress state president Kamal Nath promised to set up cow shelters in every village panchayat, because he was pained by the deaths of cows that often stray on the highways and get hit by vehicles.

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Indian Economy To Surpass Britain’s Very Soon, Says The Prime Minister

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India’s economy will soon surpass that of Britain even as he took a veiled dig at the Opposition. Speaking at the inauguration of an LNG terminal at Mundra port in Gujarat, Modi said some people were “sceptical about everything”.

“But I am not here to waste time. I am here to take the country ahead,” the PM said, listing his government’s development programmes. “I have made a commitment to myself — of providing education to every child, irrigation to every farm, income to every youngster and medicine to every senior citizen. When you have given us this responsibility, we are committed to fulfil every requirement,” he said.

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BJP Accuses Mamata Government To Hidings Facts About Bangladeshi Migrants

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh has accused the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government to deliberately hiding facts and figures, provided to it by the Centre, on Bangladeshi immigrants illegally entering and residing in the state.

“The Union government has forwarded to the state government the details of about 1.5 lakh illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who are currently staying in West Bengal. But the state government is hiding the fact. I do not understand why they are doing so. The state government should understand that it is all about national security, since people staying in West Bengal illegally is nothing but a criminal offence,” he said.

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India Cannot Engage With Pakistan As It Glorifies Terrorists, Sushma Tells UN

New Delhi: Calling out Pakistan's "lie" that India is sabotaging the dialogue process, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday asked world leaders how can talks be pursued in the midst of "terrorist bloodshed" with a nation that "glorifies killers." In a hard-hitting retort to Pakistan, Swaraj said India has made many efforts to have talks with Islamabad and the only reason they have stopped is because of Pakistan's behaviour. "We are accused of sabotaging the process of talks. This is a complete lie. We believe that talks are the only rational means to resolve the most complex of disputes. Talks with Pakistan have begun many times. If they stopped, it was only because of Pakistan's behaviour," she said in her address to the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly here.

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Tsunami Leaves 386 Dead, Thousands Injured In Indonesia

New Delhi: Rescue workers were hunting for survivors on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing at least 385 people. The death toll was expected to rise amid continuing aftershocks, officials said. Multiple quakes were followed by a tsunami on Friday that swept away thousands of houses, hospitals, hotels, shopping centres and buildings in the region. Video on social media showed people screaming and fleeing in panic for safety.