MP Cabinet approves bill against forced conversions
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MP Cabinet approves bill against forced conversions
Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on December 26 approved 'MP Freedom of Religion Bill 2020' in a special meeting chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, informed state Home Minister, Narottam Mishra, explaining that a minimum fine of Rs 25,000 and up to five years of imprisonment will be given for 'forced conversions'.
"Under new Bill, forcing religious conversion on someone will attract 1-5 years of imprisonment and a minimum Rs 25,000 fine.
Forced conversion of a minor, woman or a person from Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, would draw a minimum jail term of 2-10 years with a minimum penalty of Rs 50,000," Mishra told reporters in Bhopal after the cabinet meeting.
Ahead of Uttar Pradesh budget for the financial year 2021-2022, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on February 12 informed that the state government will present an E-Budget and ministers are being trained for the E-Cabinet. "It has been decided that upcoming sessions for State Assembly and Legislative Council will be digitised. Ministers are being trained for E-cabinet. We will make sure to present an E-budget this time," said CM Yogi while addressing Computer Society of India Awards 2020.
The government on Wednesday approved an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of milling copra by Rs 375 per quintal and ball copra by Rs 300 per quintal to boost farmers' income. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the minimum support prices (MSPs) of copra for 2021 season. The MSP for fair average quality (FAQ) of milling copra has been increased to Rs 10,335 per quintal from Rs 9,960 per quintal for 2020 season, while the MSP for ball copra has been increased to Rs 10,600 per quintal from Rs 10,300 per quintal last year. Briefing the Cabinet decision, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the MSP of milling copra is higher by 52 per cent than the production cost, while the support price of ball copra is 55 per cent higher.
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Andhra Pradesh: Congress leader and former MP, GV Harsha Kumar rides a camel from his residence to Rajiv Gandhi Educational Institute in Rajahmundry, as a mark of protest against the fuel Price hike. Petrol and diesel prices have been increasing continuously for more than 10 days and in some states, the price of petrol has even crossed ₹100. Petrol price has already surged past the ₹100-mark in some places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, states which levy the highest Value Added Tax (VAT) on the fuel.
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In a shocking incident, six people got killed in a road accident in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. The incident happened in wee hours of February 22. The incident took place after the car collided with a tempo.
"1,14,24,094 vaccinations were done across country till 6pm on February 22," informed Union Health Ministry Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani. Manohar Agnani informed that total of 75,40,602 healthcare workers have been vaccinated. Of which, 64,25,060 were inoculated with first dose while 11,15,542 were given second dose. "There are 4 states and UTs which include Lakshadweep, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan which have done more than 75% coverage of healthcare workers and frontline workers in terms of the first dose," he added.
50 bodies have been recovered in Sidhi bus accident, informed Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, adding that ex-gratia of Rs 7 lakh has been announced for kin of deceased. "MP CM will meet the injured. 50 bodies found till now and identified. 3-4 more casualties feared. 4 SDERF teams and divers are deputed. Ex-gratia of Rs 7 lakh has been announced for kin of deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured," said MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra.
Amid the ongoing farmers' protest against the farm laws, Madhya Pradesh's Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the 'farmers' agitation is an experiment'. "Farmers' stir is an experiment. If it's successful, then people will start protests against CAA-NRC, Article 370 and Ram Temple. Nobody has been able to explain 'what's so black about the black laws' (farm laws). These protests are based on assumptions," said MP Home Minister Mishra.
Commenting on web series 'Tandav', which has invited a couple of controversies, Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh Narottam Mishra said makers would've been behind the bars, if they were not provided relief by the court. "When we react on an act then they say that we are creating chaos. Why do you do such acts that a reaction is needed? We will not tolerate such things at all. Court has provided them relief so they are safe otherwise they would have been behind bars," said Madhya Pradesh Home Minister.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly's pro-tem Speaker hit out at the Indian National Congress party in general and Digvijaya Singh in particular over the rechristening of Hoshangabad. After Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that Hoshangabad would be renamed Narmadapuram, ex-CM Digvijaya Singh asked whether the move would end unemployment and poverty. Pro-tem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma said that Hoshang Shah was a robber, and if Congress has problems then Rahul Gandhi and Digvijaya can change their names. Watch the full video for more.
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Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Protem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma slammed congress leader Digvijaya Singh over his 'garibi' remark on CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's decision of renaming Hoshangabad city's name. "Renaming hoshangabad's name will give a sense of culture and power," said Sharma. He said, "Who was Hoshang Shah? Will you teach history of robber or of Narmada? Change your name to Yunis, rename 'Pappu bhaiya' to Isamil. It'll tell you what happens when you rename". Supporting MP Government's decision, Sharma said that renaming city's name shows its culture and tradition.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan planted a sapling at state secretariat. He said, "Climate change is threat to the earth. So, it is our duty to take constructive steps towards conserving the environment. I'll plant one sapling daily and urge society to plant at least one sapling every year."
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan attended the inauguration of 'Jal Abhishekam' program in Bhopal on February 11. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar also attended the program via video conferencing. Defence Minister Rajnath also inaugurated few projects of 'Jal Abhishekam' program.
As many as 278 BSF jawans were administered Covid-19 vaccine jabs in Gurugram. The BSF personnel were vaccinated at 95 BN BSF Campus in Gurugram's Bhondsi. Meanwhile, Bhopal administration inoculated Covid frontline workers in the city. These frontline workers included police personnel and other municipality workers. Two centres in the city were operational in the second round of Covid vaccination. Each centre received more than 150 volunteers on the first day of vaccination drive. Vaccination sessions were organised in 35 states and union territories on Monday. As of 6 pm February 8, around 60,35,660 beneficiaries were vaccinated across the nation. Beneficiaries included 54,12,270 healthcare workers and 6,23,390 frontline workers.
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Bhopal administration inoculated COVID front-line workers in the city on February 08. These front-line workers included police personnel and other municipality workers. Two centres in the city were operational in the second round of vaccination. Each centre received more than 150 volunteers on the first day.
FIR lodged against director Prakash Jha for allegedly hurting SC-ST sentiments in Aashram. Rajasthan Police said the case has been registered at Luni police station in Jodhpur Rural. Jha, who has also produced the web series, allegedly promoted discrimination against SC-ST. Luni station house officer Sitaram Pawar said a probe into the allegations has begun. "The complaint against web series Aashram has been registered by DR Meghwa. Complainant said people of SC-ST communities have been insulted in the first episode. We have registered the case under relevant sections and further probe is underway," Pawar said. Earlier in December 2020, a Jodhpur court had issued a notice to Jha and actor Bobby Deol. The notice was issued in connection with another case filed against the web series. Aashram is a Hindi crime drama series which also stars Darshan Kumar, Anupriya Goenka.
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An FIR has registered against Prakash Jha directed 'Aashram' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur under SC/ST Act for allegedly promoting discrimination against Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes. Station House Officer of Luni, Sitaram Pawar said, "The complainant DR Meghwa, in his complaint, said that in the first episode of the web series 'Aashram', the people of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities are insulted and the series promotes discrimination in society. We have registered the case under relevant sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and further investigation is underway." 'Aashram' stars Bobby Deol, Darshan Kumar and Anupriya Goenka in pivotal roles.
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