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Rice allocated to Kerala as flood relief is not for free: Piyush Goyal

The Centre has claimed that the rice sent to Kerala as a relief measure during the 2018 floods was not free. Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal told Parliament of this on Friday. In a stinging attack on Kerala’s CPM-led Left Front administration, the minister stated the state was an utter failure Read More…

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Gujarat Minister, 6 Other BJP MLAs Lose Seats Despite BJP’s Record Victory

Despite the ruling BJP’s massive victory in Gujarat Assembly elections, seven of its sitting MLAs, including a state minister, have lost the polls.Kirtisinh Vaghela, MLA from Kankrej seat in Banaskantha district and Minister of State for Primary, Secondary and Adult Education, lost to the Congress’ Amrutji Thakor, the brother of Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor. Read More…

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Kerala Assembly approves two bills on plantation tax exemption

Two bills seeking to exempt the plantation sector from taxes were approved by the State Assembly on Thursday with a unanimous vote. Both the Kerala Agricultural Income Tax (Repeal) Bill, 2021, and the Kerala Plantation Land Tax (Repeal) Bill, 2021, were approved by the legislature. With this, the government would adopt relaxations in the sector Read More…

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MoS Jitendra Singh reveals that around 9.79 lakh vacancies in central government departments

9,79,327 positions were unfilled in government offices as of August 2022, the government informed the Parliament. Of them, 23,584 were group A posts, 1,18,807 were group B posts, and 8,36,936 were group C posts. There are 979,327 open positions in the central government, according to information provided to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by the Read More…

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Kalamandalam Chancellor Mallika Sarabhai stated that politicians often misuse powers

Mallika Sarabhai, a well-known classical dancer and activist, has stated that politicians “should try to manage the country rather than institutions.” Sarabhai’s comments follow her appointment as Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam, a position previously held by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, whose continuing conflict with the state administration has captured national attention. Sarabhai expressed sympathy for Read More…

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Farooq Abdullah was chosen once more to lead the National Conference

On Monday, Farooq Abdullah was re-elected as the party’s leader by the National Conference. The delegate meeting took place at Naseem Bagh, next to the grave of the party’s founder, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. Due to his health, the senior leader had just stated a wish to resign from the position. “They convinced me to accept Read More…

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Vizhinjam port cannot be abandoned, and the demands of the fisherfolk must be met: Tharoor

On Monday, MP Shashi Tharoor reaffirmed that all of the demands made by the fisherfolk protesting in Vizhinjam, with the exception of the one to halt the seaport project there, were legitimate. The Thiruvananthapuram MP, who has consistently backed the construction of the Vizhinjam harbour, charged the state administration with failing to address their issues. Read More…

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League dissatisfied by rift in Congress over Tharoor’s events

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has voiced its concern over the public bickering that Congress officials have engaged in regarding the events that Shashi Tharoor, the Congress member from Thiruvananthapuram, attended. IUML asserted that it could not remain silent about the difficulties occurring in the main partner because it is a member of the Read More…