Maharashtra CM Agrees To the Demands Of Marathas Agitating For Reservation

New Delhi: After meeting prominent Maratha leaders, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis reiterated his government’s resolve to meet demands of Marathas agitating for reservation and discussed short and long-term steps for their welfare.

Fadnavis met scholar AH Salunkkhe, actors Sayaji Shinde and Amol Kolhe, art director Nitin Desai, industrialist Bhairavnath Thombare, Satish Parab, historian Pandurang Balakawade at the Sahyadri guest house.

The state government apprised them of various welfare schemes launched by the government in the field of education, industries and social justice. Those who attended the meeting suggested some changes in the ongoing schemes to make them more effective.


Rahul Attacks Swaraj Sighting A Report That China ‘Quietly Resumed’ Its Activities In Doklam

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has attacked External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with an acerbic tweet, along with a report that quotes top US official saying that China has ‘quietly resumed’ its activities in the Doklam area and neither Bhutan nor India has sought to dissuade it. The attack was made after Swarajtold the Lok Sabha that the Doklam standoff had been “resolved with diplomatic maturity without losing any ground”. Rahul’s claim was, however, denied by the government.

“Amazing how a lady like Sushmaji has buckled and prostrated herself in front of Chinese power. Absolute subservience to the leader means our brave jawan has been betrayed on the border.”


Government Approves Rs 15,000 Crorefor Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin For 2018-19

New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Union cabinet approved extra-budgetary resources (EBR) to the tune of Rs 15,000 crore for the Swachh Bharat Mission (gramin) for the financial year 2018-19. ““The funds will be utilised to achieve and sustain open defecation-free (ODF) status in villages across the country,” said Prasad.

He added that the decision will benefit around 1.5 crore rural households eligible for an incentive under the mission and also Gram Panchayats for Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) activities.

The Swachh Bharat Mission (gramin) was launched on October 2, 2014, with the goal to achieve universal sanitation coverage in rural areas by October 2, 2019. The EBR funds will be raised through NABARD by way the government’s fully serviced bonds.


Three-Year-Old Girl Rescued From A 100-Feet Deep Borewe llIn Munger

New Delhi: A three-year-old girl was on Wednesday night extricated from a 100-feet deep borewell after a nearly 29-hour ordeal in Bihar’s Munger district that she had fallen into a day earlier.

Sana, daughter of NachiketSah, a bank employee and resident of ChaitiDurgaMandir locality in Munger, was taken out of the borewell at her grandfather’s place in Murgiyachak locality around 9.30 pm and rushed to a hospital. Her condition was said to be stable.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) had launched a joint effort to rescue the child who was trapped at a depth of 43 feet.Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar expressed his happiness and relief at the rescue act.

A student of Montessori House of Children, Notre Dame in Munger, Sana had slipped into the borewell while playing with other children on Tuesday.


Jaitley Accuses Congress And Trinamool Congress Of Compromising Sovereignty On NRC

New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitleyhas accused the Congress and Trinamool Congress of compromising the sovereignty of India on the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue. Jaitleysaid that political leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee must realisethat sovereignty and citizenship were the soul of India and not imported vote banks.

“Leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee must realise that India’s sovereignty is not a play thing,” Jaitley, who is a RajyaSabha member and senior BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) leader, wrote in a critical Facebook post.