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Blackbuck poaching case: Salman Khan gets relief as Jodhpur Court dismisses government’s plea

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Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], February 11 (ANI): The Jodhpur District and Sessions Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by the Rajasthan government that alleged that actor Salman Khan had presented a false affidavit related to the Arms Act in the blackbuck poaching case.
Hastimal Saraswat, representing Khan, said that the District and Sessions Court today rejected the plea filed by the state government.
“We already informed the court in 2006 that we had not submitted any false information. It was nothing but to harass Salman Khan,” Saraswat told reporters here.
The decision was taken by Judge Raghavendra Kachwal around 3.30 in which he said, “The PIL has no strong grounds.” The actor was present in the hearing via video conferencing.
The petition was registered against Salman Khan presenting the wrong evidence in the court in the Blackbuck poaching case which stated that Khan said that his arms licence has been lost. However, the investigation revealed that the actor has submitted it for renewal in Mumbai’s Bandra.
While on the other hand, another PIL earlier stated that the actor had submitted an affidavit citing the reason for not appearing to the court, which is an ache in his ear. But he was found busy in shooting.
However, the trial court has earlier quashed both of the petitions.
The lawyer representing the government said, “We have not received the copy of judgment yet. After receiving it we will think to take the matter to the High Court.”
Salman Khan was booked under Section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act for poaching two chinkaras in Bhawad village on 26-27 September 1998 and one chinkara in Mathania on September 28, 1998. (ANI)

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Telangana’s Social Welfare Residential Colleges in Telangana running on par with pvt institutions, says K Kavitha

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Ghatkesar (Telangana) [India], March 7 (ANI): Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLC K Kavitha on Saturday said the state-run Social Welfare Residential Colleges are running on par with private institutions.
Kavitha attended the International Women’s Day Celebrations held at Social Welfare Residential College in Ghatkesar of Medchal-Malkajgiri district of Telangana on Saturday.
Speaking to ANI, Kavitha said, “The Telangana government has taken initiative to ensure that the Social Welfare Residential Colleges in the state are working on par with private institutions. We are educating about 5 lakh children today in Telangana. We are ensuring that graduate studies are being done. So, the KG to PG (Kindergarten to Post Graduation) is being well implemented in the Social Welfare Residencial Colleges.”
“On the occasion of International Women’s day celebrations, I feel very happy to see that girls getting benefited from the social welfare residential colleges here in Telangana. I am very happy to see the way they are progressing and leading to the progress of the Telangana state,” added Kavitha. (ANI)

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Ganga ghats in Varanasi cleaned up during cleanliness drive

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Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 7 (ANI): As many as 84 ghats of Ganga was cleaned as part of the cleanliness drive launched by the district administration here on Sunday.
The district administration launched the initiative with the help of several other institutions.
Speaking to ANI, Rajesh Shukla, organiser of the ‘Namami Gange’ campaign said, “A massive campaign of cleaning 84 ghats of Ganga was undertaken from 7 am to 8 am after an oath-taking ceremony at 7 am to clean Ganga.”

“Varanasi is a religious city where lakhs of pilgrims come and bath every day. They perform various rituals in the Ganga, due to which heavy silt accumulates in banks of the river,” Shukla said.
He further appealed to the people not to through plastic bags, clothes, photo frames in the holy river.
“We request the people to avoid throwing plastic bags, clothes, photo frames in the holy river. Please do not have a bath with soap in the river. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is our inspiration. We are working with a motto of’ Sabka Sath ho, Ganga saaf ho’,” Shukla said.
‘Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga. (ANI)

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One dead, other injured after falling off from 3rd floor of under construction building in Delhi

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New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): One person died and the other suffered injuries after falling off from the third floor of an under constructed building in Hauz Khas area of the national capital, Delhi Police said on Sunday.
According to Delhi Police, the incident happened on Saturday and both the victims were drunk.

Inderjeet and Santosh who were working as labourers in the under-construction building fell down from the balcony of the third floor of the building, police said.
“Both were drunk and Inderjeet hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur was dead on the spot and Santosh a resident of Gorakhpur was shifted to hospital by ambulance,” police said. (ANI)

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Budget Session of Delhi Assembly to commence with LG’s address from tomorrow

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New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): The Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly will begin on Monday with National Anthem at 11 am followed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal’s address to the Assembly at 11:02 am.
The Budget Session will be held from March 8 to March 16, 2021.
C Velmurugan, secretary of the Assembly informed that members are requested to take their seats by 10.45 am positively.
The list of businesses for Monday includes — Obituary references, laying of the copy of Hindi and English version of the Lieutenant Governor’s Address on the table of the House by the secretary of Legislative Assembly.
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi will present the Economic Survey of Delhi (2020-2021). Sisodia will also present the status report of outcome Budget 2020-21 (up to December 31, December 2020), according to the list of businesses shared by Velmurugan.
The budget session will be held while adhering to Covid-19 norms and guidelines. (ANI)

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Janaushadhi Pariyojana, Ayushman Bharat will create a revolution in India’s health sector: Piyush Goyal

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New Delhi [India], March 7 (ANI): Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) and Ayushman Bharat together will create a revolution in India’s health sector.
“50 crore people in India will receive Rs 5 lakh of health coverage under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Ayushman Bharat along with PMBJP will create a revolution in India’s health sector,” Goyal told reporters here.
“PM Modi comes from a poor family. He understands how hard it is for poor people to deal with their diseases and how hard it is for them to buy medicines. Crores of families are in debts because of expensive medicines and treatment. I have seen PM Modi presenting many ideas in many meetings on interventions in the health sector,” he said.
“Today 7,500 Janaushadi Kendras have been opened as the country is about to enter into its 75th year of independence,” he added.
He also said that medicines in Janaushadi Kendras are equivalent in quality and efficacy to expensive branded drugs.
“These medicines are not substandard. They are effective like expensive medicines,” he said.
“Even after the Intellectual Property Right period of some companies end on these medicines, their prices will not be increased,” he added.
“PM Bharatiya Janaushadi Kendras will reach into villages of the country. We aim to open 10,000 such shops. These shops provide affordable medicines while also generating employment,” he further said.
Earlier, PM Modi dedicated to the nation the 7,500th Janaushadhi Kendra at Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong on Sunday via video conferencing.
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’s initiative endeavours to provide quality medicines at an affordable price. The number of stores under the scheme has grown to 7499, with all districts of the country covered. Sales in the financial year 2020-21 (up to March 4, 2021) led to total savings of approximately Rs. 3600 crore for common citizens, as these medicines are cheaper by 50 per cent to 90 per cent than the corresponding market rates.
In order to create more awareness about Janaushadhi, an entire week from March 1-7 is being celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Week’ across the nation, with the theme of ‘Jan Aushadhi – Seva bhi, Rozgar bhi’. The last day of the week- March 7 is being celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’. (ANI)

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West Bengal Assembly polls: Actor Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], March 7 (ANI): Actor Mithun Chakraborty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Brigade Parage Ground in the presence of state party chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday.
BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, party vice president Mukul Roy, and Suvendu Adhikari were also present at the ground where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address an election rally later today.
Earlier, Vijayvargiya met Chakraborty at the latter’s residence in Belgachia.
On speculations of the actor joining BJP Vijayvargiya had earlier said, “I have spoken with him (Mithun Chakraborty) over the telephone, he’s going to come today. I’ll be able to make a comment only after a detailed discussion with him.”
Chakraborty, 70, was a Rajya Sabha MP for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for two years, before resigning.
Several TMC leaders had earlier joined the BJP in the run-up to Assembly elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold the first rally in West Bengal on March 7 after the announcement of the assembly poll schedule.
West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.
After winning 3 seats in the 2016 Assembly election in West Bengal, the BJP made deep inroads in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections winning 18 seats and reducing TMC’s tally to 22. Out of the total 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal, Congress won two seats, the Left drew a blank. (ANI)

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