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Indian Government to start selling Pulses through Post Offices to keep check on Hoarding and Black Marketing

Union Government will be soon starting the distribution of pulses through the post offices

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October 16, 2016: In order to keep a check on the black marketing and hoarding of the pulses all across the country, Union Government will be soon starting the distribution of pulses through the post offices.

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“In the past, we have seen that the cost of pulses increased manifold due to black marketing and hoarding so the Union Government has decided to sell pulses through post offices whenever the need arises,” Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan told the PTI reporters today.

He further said that the post offices were spread in the country and can be easily used for the purpose of selling the pulses at government rates.

“There is a huge network of post offices in the country, every village has a post office and whenever the need arises, we can use them to sell pulses.

The required infrastructure is already available with the Centre and decision in this regard has already been taken,” he said.

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“The government has taken various measures against hoarders and black marketers due to which the prices of pulses have come down,” he said.

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The Government started the process of linking Aadhaar cards with the ration cards and by so far 69 percent of the task is already completed. He said, so far around two crore fake ration cards have been detected from all across the country.

“Around 10 crore people were getting ration on these fake ration cards which is a very huge number. Online allocation of food grains has been made for every state to maintain transparency,” he said.

Paswan further said that all the point of sales for ration will be connected online which will simplify the process for the people and people from one state will easily get ration from other states as well.

He said that his department has been working on various programs so as to make the distribution of the ration easy for common people of the country.

The consumer forums are also being strengthened so that grievances of the consumers are easily addressed and also at the earliest.

“In big malls and in airlines they don’t have any MRP written on the product, we will make sure that consumers do not have to pay more than the cost of the product,” he said.

“Some celebrities make misleading comments about the product which make people think that the product advertised does wonder. We are planning to take action against the celebrities for those misleading advertisements,” he said.

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The committee has also recommended strict punishments which include imprisonment for 2-5 years, he added.

-by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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Ram Temple at Ayodhya is a part of the BJP Agenda, says Amit Shah

Ram temple will be constructed at Ayodhya either through talks, mutual settlement or through a court verdict

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BJP National President Amit Shah on Monday said a grand Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya. Wikimedia Commons
  • The way for construction of Ram Temple will be either through mutual agreement, talks or through a court decision
  • Shah said aside from the reserves allocated to Uttar Pradesh, the Union government had offered its coffers for the state to prosper
  • Shah mocked the media speculation that Shivpal Singh was hitching himself to the party bandwagon.

New Delhi, August 1, 2017: On Monday, Amit Shah, BJP’s National President said a fabulous Ram temple is going to be built in Ayodhya, the route for which can be through mutual agreement, talks, or a decision of the court.

On his visit’s last day to the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Shah addressed the media and said that establishment of this Ayodhya temple was the agenda’s part of Bharatiya Janata Party.

He complimented the government of Yogi Adityanath at the state level and its performance and told everyone that within three months, the governance had made people observe a noticeable transition.

Also read: BJP wants thorough probe for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, also wants him to resign for ‘involvement in PWD scam’

“It is a coincidence that as I speak to you, three years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and three months of the Yogi Aditynath government in the state have been completed,” the chief of BJP said, complimenting the performance of both of them.

Shah mocked the speculation of media that Shivpal Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger brother, and senior leader of Samajwadi Party (SP), was trying to hitch himself to the bandwagon of the party.

Accompanied by state BJP chief and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Shah also made a claim that Modi had appeared as the most renowned Indian Prime Minister ever all thanks to his eradication of black money, courageous decisions, and good governance.

Amit Shah, BJP National President. Wikimedia

Shah also endeavored to end the supposition about Maurya of being moved as a Union minister to the Centre, saying that when the chief of a state party was chosen, Maurya would allocate all his time to the government at state.

He also made an attempt to rubbish the charges put by the opposition by saying that having dinner at a Yadav worker’s house, he was singling out politics on caste.

“Sonu Yadav is a party booth worker, and just as I go to eat at any other place, I went to his house and had food… No politics should be read in this,” he further added.

Shah put the blame on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as well as the former Samajwadi Party governments at the state level of the turmoil in Uttar Pradesh, saying that they had together presided over frauds of Rs 12 lakh crore. “There is not one finger raised at us as the government is working with transparency,” he said.

The chief of BJP said there did not exist any of party’s names in those Panama leaks, and the Special Investigation Team was examining the leaks of Panama Papers in any circumstance.

Shah said aside from the reserves allotted to Uttar Pradesh, the Union government had offered its coffers so that the state can grow and develop.

-prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter @Hkaur1025

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Raja Chari: Indian American Astronaut chosen by NASA

Raja Chari, an American of Indian descent, has been chosen by NASA as one of the 12 astronauts for a new space mission.

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Raja Chari. Twitter.
  • Raja Chari is an American of Indian descent chosen by NASA for the new batch of astronauts
  • Currently, he is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force
  • Chari will have to go through two years of astronaut training which begins in August

June 06, 2017: NASA has chosen 12 astronauts out of a record-breaking 18,300 applications for upcoming space missions. An American of Indian descent, Raja Chari, has successfully earned his spot in the top 12.

The astronauts were selected on the basis of expertise, education, and physical tests. This batch of 12 astronauts is the largest group selected by NASA since two decades. The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Chari graduated from Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Astronautical Engineering and Engineering Science. He went on to complete his master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The astronaut is also a graduate of US Naval Test Pilot School.

Currently, Raja Chari is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. He is the commander of 461st Flight Test Squadron and director of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

After Late Kalpana Chawla, Lt. Col. Raja Chari is the second Indian American astronaut chosen by NASA.

The 12 astronauts will have to go through two years of training. Upon completion, they will be assigned their missions ranging from research at the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft by private companies, to flying on deep space missions on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft.

The US Vice-President Mike Pence visited the Johnson Space Centre in Houston to announce and congratulate the new batch. Pence also said that President Trump is “fully committed” to NASA’s missions in space.

by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2393

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Over 5,000 Plant Varieties in Last 3 Years sent in by Tribal Farmers to protect the species : Minister

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tribal farmers submitted more than 5,000 plant varieties in last three years (representational Image). Wikimedia

New Delhi, June 8, 2017: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Wednesday said tribal farmers submitted more than 5,000 plant varieties in last three years through Krishi Vigyan Kendras for registration at the Protection of Plant Variety and Farmers Rights Authority.

It will play an important role in the development of climate resilient and sustainable varieties in future, he said at the National Workshop on Empowerment of Farmers of Tribal Areas here.

“New technological innovations in agriculture must reach to the fields of tribal areas but before taking such steps we must keep in mind the unique conditions of these areas, which are the gift of nature and therefore, we should promote natural farming in those areas,” he said, as per an official release. (IANS)

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