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Nation bid Adieu to its valiant Soldier and Martyr Sandeep Singh Rawat with full State Honours

"I salute the martyrdom of a brave father's brave son. Not a day passes these days when a mother does not lose her son for the sake of the nation," says Harish Rawat

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Dehradun, October 29, 2016: Rifleman Sandeep Singh Rawat’s mortal remains on Saturday were consigned to flames in Haridwar with full state honors. He passed away while foiling an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Chief Minister Harish Rawat along with a host of dignitaries paid tribute to the martyr as his body was flown in on Saturday morning.

“I salute the martyrdom of a brave father’s brave son. Not a day passes these days when a mother does not lose her son for the sake of the nation. All these sacrifices are meant for the nation,” Rawat said after laying a wreath on Sandeep’s body.

Harendra Singh Rawat, Sandeep’s father is also an ex-serviceman. He joined the sixth Garhwal Rifles of the Army in only last year January.

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The Chief Minister said, “The entire country and the state stood by the family of the martyr in this hour of grief.”

According to PTI, Rawat said, “I feel it is time to wage a decisive war against terrorism and Pakistan.”

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Former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the party’s Mahanagar president Umesh Aggarwal state BJP president Ajay Bhatt also paid tribute to the martyr.

A huge crowd followed as the coffin carrying Sandeep’s body wrapped in the national flag came out on the streets and was being taken to his Navada residence in the city.

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For the last rites, the mortal remains were then taken to Haridwar and consigned to flames after a guard of honor by the police at the Kharkhari cremation ground.

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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet gets five fresh additions

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Health Minister Bali Bhagat and junior Minister Priya Sethi will not be included in the new council, Top party sources said late Sunday.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will induct five new faces in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet and has also decided to drop three ministers in the much-awaited coalition ministry reshuffle slated to take place on Monday.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will induct five new faces in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet and has also decided to drop three ministers in the much-awaited coalition ministry reshuffle slated to take place on Monday.

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Health Minister Bali Bhagat and junior Minister Priya Sethi will not be included in the new council, Top party sources said late Sunday.

"Among the existing ministers, Sunil Sharma will be elevated to cabinet rank," the sources added.
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“Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta will be the new Deputy Chief Minister. Nirmal Singh who will be named the new Sspeaker of the state Legislative Assembly,” the sources said.

“The other legislators who will be inducted into the cabinet today are Sat Sharma, Rajiv Jasrotia, Devender Maniyal and Shakti Parihar.

“Parihar will be sworn in as a junior minister while the other four will be of cabinet minister rank.

“Among the existing ministers, Sunil Sharma will be elevated to cabinet rank,” the sources added.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is also inducting two new faces into the council.

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Pulwama MLA Muhammad Khalil Bhand and Sonawar MLA Muhammad Ashraf Mir will be sworn-in on Monday.

State Governor N.N. Vohra will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at the Convention Centre here.

Portfolios of the Council of Ministers will be announced by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti later on Monday. (IANS)

 

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