Senior Congress leader and party’s core committee member Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday said that Pakistan had attacked our soldiers and violated the ceasefire 3,000 times in the last 52 months, but the Modi government had failed to it give a befitting reply.Mr. Surjewala was addressing ‘Shaheed Samman Samaroh’, organised by Rao Arjun Singh, the grandson of former Haryana Chief Minister Rao Birender Singh, at Football Ground in Haryana’s Mahendergarh district. The family members of martyrs and freedom fighters of the region were honoured on the occasion.Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ‘stoic silence on inhuman mutilation of Indian soldiers’, Mr. Surjewala said first Mandeep, and now Narendra Singh, had been tortured, tormented and murdered by Pakistan but Mr. Modi had not uttered even a word on Pakistan’s inhuman mutilation of Indian soldiers.Paying rich tributes to Rao Tularam, Mr. Surjewala said that he played a key role in the 1857 Revolution and fought for the motherland against the mighty British empire.Mr. Surjwala accused Mr. Modi of not honouring his poll promise of ‘one rank, one pension’. He also attacked the BJP and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and accused them of backstabbing the people of this region.He criticised the BJP for cancelling Jaipur Express Corridor and putting prestigious projects like Defence University, Delhi – Mumbai Industrial Corridor and North-South Corridor projects on the back-burner. Mr. Surjewala also highlighted the State government’s failure to address various local problems like water scarcity, lack of development, educational facilities and basic amenities.The Congress leader also blamed the Central and State BJP Governments for the sky rocketing prices of petrol and diesel.
Ban on single-use plastic came into effect in all urban areas of Odisha on Wednesday on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Manufacture, sale, trade, import, storage, transportation and distribution of single-use plastics are prohibited as per a notification issued by Odisha Forest and Environment Department on September 30, an official said. The ban is imposed on polythene carry bags of any shape, thickness and size (excluding compostable), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet/Pete) bottles of less than 200 ml capacity, he said. The vendors will not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50-micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article or commodity.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a series of awards and special incentives for dedicated doctors, paramedical staff and other healthcare workers of government hospitals across the State.Stating that his government was emphasising on quality healthcare under its 5T (transparency, teamwork, technology, time and transformation) initiative, Mr. Patnaik said that 10 doctors and other healthcare workers will be presented with Chief Minister Award, which includes cash prizes of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh respectively. Government healthcare institutions providing quality service will also be rewarded, he added.
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South Korean smartphone giant Samsung has slashed the price of Galaxy Core 2 to INR 8,007. Galaxy Core 2 was launched in the month of July at INR 11,900, and within a few months its price has been reduced by around INR 4,000. The new price can be availed at Samsung India’s official online retail store.Launched as the successor of Galaxy Core, Core 2 sports a 4.5 inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) TFT display, 5 MP rear camera accompanied by a flash, a VGA front facing camera, and 4 GB internal storage which can be expanded to up to 64 GB via microSD card.Galaxy Core 2 features 1.2 GHz quad-core processor backed with 768 MB RAM.On the connectivity front, the device supports dual SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth, GPS and PC synchronization. The gadget runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and comes packed with a 2000 mAh battery.This month Samsung also unveiled the successor of Galaxy S Duos 2, the Galaxy S Duos 3 priced at INR 8,150,
Map of FaridpurDetectives in a drive arrested Bhanga upazila unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League along with a pistol and yaba tablets from Bhanga Bazar of Faridpur on Monday night.Bangladesh Chhatra League is the student wing of ruling Awami League.The arrestee is Lutfar Rahman Mollah, son of Gias Mauri of Kapuria Sadardi village in the upazila, said Rakibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Detective Branch of police.Acting on a tip-off, detectives conducted a drive in the area around 10:00pm and arrested Lutfar.Later, they recovered a foreign pistol, two rounds bullet and 200 pieces of yaba tablets from inside his car.Lutfar was accused in several drug related cases and was arrested earlier by Rapid Action Battalion, said Kazi Shahidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Bhanga police station.