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Wheel turns full circle for Singur farmers after 10 years
The wheel will turn full circle on Thursday when West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee arrives to kick off farming yet again: 10 years ago, the state government had waited for farmers to harvest the standing crop before cordoning off the acquired plot.
The administration will start handing possession of the plot to its original owners from Thursday, and the state’s agriculture department has decided that the first crops to be sown in Singur are mustard and pulses. Read More
India offers Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi help in energy, agriculture
Myanmarese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday said her country looked to India for its economic and political development as Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Indian assistance in areas ranging from agriculture and education to power development. Read More
Akhilesh Yadav may give Samajwadi Party silver jubilee celebrations a miss
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to skip the 25th anniversary celebrations of Samajwadi Party (SP) to be held in the state on 5 November, highlighting the deep differences that seem to have emerged between him and other party leaders, including his father and party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. Read More
Tribunal rejects Telangana, Andhra Pradesh demand on sharing Krishna water
A tribunal to decide the fair allocation of waters of the river Krishna turned down on Wednesday demands for redistribution among the four states served by the river.
The rejection by the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal II came as a setback for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which wanted redistribution on the basis of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Read More
Muslim women need Sharia codification, not Uniform Civil Code: Noorjehan Safia Niaz
Noorjehan Safia Niaz, co-founder of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), with a membership of 70,000-plus Muslim women, has been advocating codification of the Sharia. In an interview, Niaz asserted that it is not the imposition of a Uniform Civil Code that would assure gender justice and equality to Muslim women. For that to happen, Muslim personal law needs to be codified, she insists. Read More
Gujarat to hold ‘Garib Kalyan Varsh’ in poll year
To woo the poor to their side in the election year, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Gujarat has decided to observe Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s birth centenary year as Garib Kalyan Varsh. The Vijay Rupani regime plans to launch several campaigns for the poor. Read More
Cong MLAs, Ravi to meet Rahul today
Ahead of the coming assembly elections in Goa, the Congress has decided to shepherd its dwindling flock of MLAs to Delhi for discussions with AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Not surprisingly, Congress MLAs Mauvin Godinho and Pandurang Madkaikar will not be on the flight that takes off for Delhi. Read More
Maulik Rajnikant Pathak from Gujarat, Abhiram Ghadyalpatil from Mumbai and Soumonty Kanungo from Kolkata also contributed to the wrap