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Yogi-led UP govt mulls linking 'Aadhar' with Haj application
Mar 26, 2017 18:37 IST
By Pankaj Jaiswal
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what happened: The government plans to link Haj subsidy application with Aadhar, make application process online.
what it means: The UP minister of state for Haj, Mohsin Raza said that this will prevent cases of single person availing subsidy more than once. Online application process will bring in greater transparency.
what next: The government also begins making appeals to affluent individuals not to seek Haj subsidy.
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Prisoners siege Farrukhabad Central Jail
Mar 26, 2017 18:04 IST
By Haidar A Naqvi
India Rail Info
what happened: The prisoners siege the most guarded jail in the region. DM Farrukhabad, many others hurt.
what it means: Prisoners were upset with non-availability of medicines. They attacked the prison guards engage in vandalism and arson. All the attempts by the administration to regain control of the jail failed.
what next: DIG Jail Rajendra Pratap was leading the ongoing operation. Additional reinforcement rushed.
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Coaches for the second set of Lucknow Metro train arrive
Mar 26, 2017 17:09 IST
By Anupam Srivastava
what happened: Coaches for the second set of Lucknow Metro train arrived at the metro depot on Sunday.
what it means: This second train will undergo trails for signalling system with multiple trains running in sections. Earlier RDSO successfully completed Oscillation Trials for Lucknow Metro in record time
what next: First section of Lucknow Metro--from airport to Charbagh-will become operational for public soon.
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Indian-Americans raise $100,000 to help 'hero' US man
Mar 26, 2017 16:48 IST
By Joyeeta Biswas
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what happened: A US man who took a bullet for an Indian has been honoured by the Indian American community
what it means: Ian Grillot was injured when he tried to intervene in a shooting targeting Indians at a bar in Feb. He was honoured at the 14th annual gala of India House Houston, which raised $100,000 to help him.
what next: India’s ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna handed over the cheque to Grillot at the event.