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Saudi king names new minister, provincial governor

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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz on Monday named a new housing minister and governor of the Northern Borders province, media reported.

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 In a royal decree on the cabinet appointments, the Saudi king named Majed bin  Abdullah Al-Huqail as the new housing minister. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah    bin Musaad was appointed as the new governor of the Northern Borders province, Arab News reported.

Prince Mishaal’s appointment came after Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaed, one of the longest serving governors, died last week after having governed the province for more than five decades.

(IANS)

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Kapil Mishra Questions Arvind Kejriwal’s Absence in the Assembly Meet as Delhi CM skips Fourth Day in a row

Kapil Mishra's act was deemed against the rules of the House by speaker Ram Niwas Goel

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Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra. Wikimedia
  • Arvind Kejriwal was missing from the session’s last day as the Assembly met
  • The sacked Minister Kapil Mishra questioned Kejriwal’s absence and accused the CM of “bunking off”
  • As the house met, Mishra stood with a banner that said “Kejriwal Missing, Come to the House”

August 11, 2017: Sacked Delhi Minister, Kapil Mishra has accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of ‘Bunking off” House proceedings. As the house met for the last day of the session, Kejriwal was absent in the meeting.

Kapil Mishra raised this issue and as a result was marshaled out of the assembly.

According to the PTI report, Mishra came to the meeting of the session with a banner that stated, “Kejriwal Missing, Come to the House.”

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However, Kapil Mishra’s act was deemed against the rules of the House by speaker Ram Niwas Goel, after which he called in the Marshalls to walk Mishra out. He further ordered that Mishra was banned from attending the House meet for the rest of the day.

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While outside, Mishra told the reporters, “Chief Minister Kejriwal has not attended a single sitting of the House over the last four days. I sought to know why and was Marshalled out. He bunked off the entire session.”

The Kejriwal-Mishra conflict began when the latter was sacked as an AAP Minister. After this incident, Mishra had made allegations against AAP Minister Satyendra Jain.

– Prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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Saudi King tells Government authorities to allow Women to apply for Government services without approval of their Guardians

The current procedures to get various government services include providing written approval by the women's guardians to process their applications

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Riyadh, May 4, 2017: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud told government authorities on Thursday to allow women to apply for services without the approval of their guardians, local media reported.

The current procedures to get various government services include providing written approval by the women’s guardians to process their applications.

Public organisations were requested to list services that women could apply to evaluate if they could be included in the order in accordance with Islamic regulations within the next three months, Sabq online news reported.

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The order also demanded organisations to provide appropriate transportation services for their female employees.

Saudi Arabia does not allow women to drive and this has been a hinder for many of them to get jobs or lead independent lifestyles. (IANS)

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Pakistan challenging India’s unity, says Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Pakistan was once again at war with India "using new methods" of spreading unrest and inciting violence among masses in the Kashmir Valley

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August 21, 2016: Holding Pakistan responsible for the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said India’s unity has been challenged and the forces behind it need to be defeated.

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Arun Jaitley. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Arun Jaitley. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Addressing the BJP’s ‘Tiranga Yatra’ here, the minister said Pakistan was once again at war with India “using new methods” of spreading unrest and inciting violence among masses in the Kashmir Valley.

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“A new serious situation has arisen. Pakistan and various other forces are involved in it, and the country’s unity has been challenged once again,” Jaitley said, adding that people of Jammu and Kashmir should jointly fight against this aggression.

“It’s a challenge for us. We will not compromise with it,” he added. (IANS)

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