A week after results of the Assam Assembly elections were announced, the Bharatiya Janata Party finally ended the suspense about who will be the new Chief Minister. Himanta Biswa Sarma, a minister in the outgoing government has been selected for the top post. He will be replacing Sarbananda Sonowal who may be accommodated in the Union Cabinet in the future. The announcement was made during a meeting of the BJP legislative party, which was also attended by Union minister and BJP central observer Narendra Tomar. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Apr 10 said that the government had held 11 rounds of talk with the protesting farmer unions and ready for more talks over the agricultural laws. "Many farmers unions, economists are supporting the laws but some farmers are protesting against the bills. The government held 11 rounds of talk with protesting farmer unions, we are ready for more talks," the Minister said. "We offered to discuss problematic areas and make changes in them. Farmer unions didn't accept and didn't give reason. Agitation continues either when govt isn't ready to talk or when union doesn't get favourable response. Here unions decided to continue it anyway," he added. Agriculture Minister has also urged union leaders to send back tell children and older people from protest sites in view of rising COVID cases.
Responding to a question on whether nationwide lockdown is the only solution amid the rise in Covid cases, NITI Aayog member Doctor VK Paul said a detailed advisory has been issued to states and UTs to impose restrictions to break the chain of the virus. He said that states and UTs should make a careful analysis of the local situation and take the decision on lockdown. He added, “In addition to this range of restrictions, if anything more is required, those options are always being discussed and those decisions as required will be taken.” Watch the full video for more.
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Replying to a question whether a nationwide lockdown is the only solution amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, NITI Aayog member Doctor VK Paul on May 05 said, "If anything more is required those options are always being discussed. There's already a guideline to states to impose restrictions to suppress chain of transmission."
On Friday, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh announced the formation of the new Malerkotla district in Punjab. Malerkotla, with a majority of Muslim population, is carved out from the city of Sangrur. It is the 23rd district in the state and located about 131 km from Chandigarh.
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As the pollution levels in the National Capital worsen, leaving the Delhiites horrified. The Centre has brought the law to combat the alarming levels of pollution. The centre has issued an ordinance,..