Congress seeks clarification from Anurag Thakur on Una-Hamirpur railway link
Congress leaders of the district on Saturday asked the union minister of state for finances and corporate affairs, Anurag Thakur, the status of the Una-Hamirpur railway link construction work related to which Thakur had been making statements for last ten years.
Party spokesman Rajinder Rana, MLA from Sujanpur and Prem Kaushal, said latest reports had revealed that there was nothing concrete related to this project and the survey work had been completely stalled.
The Congress leaders said that the man who has been claiming that the railway link would become a reality in the coming years should elaborate on when the survey work would start and how much money had been released by the central government for the same.
They alleged that Thakur was misguiding people of Una and Hamirpur district and urged people not to be fooled by him.
Congress leaders once again raised the issue of allotment of land for the cricket stadium at Dharamshala. They asked Thakur to clarify in whose name was the land alloted –––Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association or Himachal Players Cricket Association.
Three hybrid terrorists who were responsible for the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district were arrested on Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said. Baramulla senior superintendent of police identified the accused as Noor Mohammad Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Parray and Ashiq Hussain Parray, all residents of Goshbugh village in Baramulla district. Sarpanch of Goshbugh B village, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo was shot in the Chanderhama orchards in the Wussan area of Palhallan on April 15.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that employees working under schemes like Rehbar-e-Khel(ReK) and Rehbar-e-Janglat (ReJ) won't be disengaged, a day after thousands of youths employed under these schemes protested against the defreezing of the posts to fill them afresh. The protesters were demanding revocation of the government's decision last week to re-advertise the posts they were engaged in. The government last week decided to re-advertise the posts through the Service Selection Board.
Karnataka minister for primary and secondary education BC Nagesh slammed Congress over allegations of excluding eminent historical personalities, freedom fighters and reformers from textbooks, saying that the opposition party is using education to gather votes. The statements come almost a week after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government allegedly removed portions of the chapter on Bhagat Singh, Narayana Guru and others to accommodate right-wing ideologues like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh founder KB Hedgewar.
Mild to heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday coupled with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Weather officials said Kashmir valley witnessed light to moderate rain with thunderstorms and gusty winds in the north-western, northern and central parts on Sunday evening and during the night as well. Meteorologist M Hussain Mir said that Kashmir valley may witness less precipitation than Sunday while Jammu may get heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru At least 12 people and over 400 animals died in the recent unseasonal rains across Karnataka between May 15-21, according to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority. “Farmers whose crops have been destroyed by excess rains are contemplating ending their own lives. Such is the situation and the Union Bank has sent us notices to repay the loans. What kind of justice is this?” asked Purshottam Gowda, a farmer from Ballari.