Govt has no count of number of times it shut off internet in the country
Friday, 16 October 2020 () The government has no data on how many times it ordered the snapping of internet services in various parts of the country, nor how such bans were beneficial in maintaining law and order, representatives of the ministries of electronics & information technology and home, besides the governments of Delhi and Bihar told the parliamentary standing committee on information technology at its meeting on Friday.
'My Town My Pride' programme began in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch from October 20 by the government. The p programme aims at ensuring immediate grievance redressal, instant delivery of services to the masses. 'My Town My Pride' will also ensure the time-bound delivery of benefits of various welfare schemes. "This is part of bringing the administration to the doorstep of people. I spoke to all councillors here and heard their requests and issues. We'll try to resolve them," said Secretary to Govt.
The incidents of stubble burning continue in Punjab. Farmers in Rurka Kalan village near Goraya were seen burning crop waste. "Our ideal way of burning crop waste is better that what government is telling us. It is free of cost," said a local farmer, Kulwant Singh. "Government's alternative cost us 5000 rupees on 1 acre, which is very costly for farmers," he added. Stubble burning is believed to be one of major factors leading to air pollution in neigbouring states
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday forayed into battleground Bihar where he asked people to vote the NDA back to power, drawing upon Prime Minister Narendra Modis mass appeal and the BJPs ability to walk the talk on Ayodhya, Kashmir and Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. This is Modis India, where even chants of Bharat Tere Tukde Honge (India may you go to pieces) inside the JNU campus will not be tolerated, said Adityanath referring to the students protests of 2016 which left many activists booked for sedition. He also harped on Modis welfare measures like the Jan Dhan scheme, the Ujjawala Yojana, the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and housing for the poor. Watch the full video for more details.
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Slippers were hurled at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during a poll rally in Bihar’s Aurangabad. The leader was sitting with party workers when the incident happened. Two slippers were hurled at the leader. One of the slipper missed Yadav while the second one landed in his lap. Yadav has been campaigning in Bihar ahead of the assembly polls in the state. The leader has also challenged BJP, JDU and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over work done in the state. Watch the full video for more details.
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The Bihar Assembly election is approaching and the main battle is between the NDA and the Mahagathbandhan. While BJP & the JDU are fighting the Bihar polls together, there is a lot of speculation about Chirag Paswan’s LJP deciding to go solo. What has also aroused the curiosity of political pundits is that the LJP chief has decided to only field candidates against Nitish Kumar’s JDU and has referred to himself as ‘PM Modi’s Hanuman’. While BJP has been trying to distance itself from Chirag Paswan calling the party a ‘vote-katuwa’, many believe that the BJP is keeping options open for the post-poll scenario. So is there more than what meets the eye as far as alliances go in Bihar? Watch this edition of In Focus where Hindustan Times’ senior editor Aditi Prasad speaks to BJP leader Guru Prakash Paswan for all the details.
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Shah Rukh Khan to finally end his 2-year hiatus from films and start shooting for Pathan from November onwards. In other news, Aditya Narayan confirms Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh’s wedding, says the biggest names from the music industry shall attend the Delhi ceremony. For all the latest updates from the entertainment world, keep watching Daily Punch!
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In the inaugural edition of HT Explains, HT’s editor in chief R Sukumar speaks to Prashant Jha about the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR annually, the factors driving it, and what can be done to address it.
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A marginal fall in spike of COVID-19 cases was observed as India reported 61,408 new cases in last 24 hours on August 24. With 836 deaths in a day, country's toll stands at 57,542. The COVID tally of..