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In a meeting chaired by CM Mann, the Punjab cabinet approved amendment to the Punjab State Legislature Members (Pension and Medical Facilities Regulation) Act, 1977, which makes former lawmakers eligible for a single pension payout, irrespective of the number of terms served by them) (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Punjab cabinet approves one MLA, one pension, recruitment to 26k govt jobs

Chandigarh: Punjab's cabinet on Monday approved a new pension scheme for lawmakers that scraps payouts based on the number of terms served by a legislator, recruitment for 26,000 government jobs and a doorstep ration delivery scheme, marking key legislative promises by the new Aam Aadmi Party government. There are around 300 former MLAs drawing pension in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI Photo)

Efforts being made to break, but no power could finish India: PM Modi

Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya.

‘Now, are they not terrorists?’: SP Maurya on Hindu leader, seer's rewards to behead, cut his tongue off

Amid this controversy, SP Maurya met Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday and later told reporters that the former will “make a statement at the right time”, ANI quoted him as saying. Though Yadav has not spoken about the matter, it is believed that he is unhappy over Maurya's remarks. Several SP MLAs have distanced themselves from Maurya.

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