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Haryana to create Gau-Abhayaranyas for stray cattle

Chandigarh : The Haryana government has decided to establish "Gau-Abhayaranyas" at various places in the state to provide shelter to over 1.17 lakh stray cattle, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday.

"The Haryana government has decided to establish Gau-Abhayaranyas at various places in the state. These will be operated by District Cattle Welfare Societies," Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister O.P. Dhankar told the assembly.

Dhankar said that as per 2012 livestock census, Haryana has livestock population of 89.98 lakh, out of which 18.08 lakh are cattle.

Owaisi for follow-up action on all-party delegation's visit to Kashmir

Hyderabad : AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government should adopt a consistent approach on Jammu and Kashmir and take follow-up action after the proposed visit of all-party delegation to the border state.

The Hyderabad MP said now that peace is returning to Kashmir, the central government should not give up the efforts to find a solution so that the cycle of violence does not return to the valley.

An all-party delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Kashmir on Sep 4.

BJP upset with Mamata government for delaying GST ratification

Kolkata : The BJP is miffed over the Mamata Banerjee government's decision not to take up ratification of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendment Bill in the special session of the West Bengal Assembly, a senior party leader said here on Tuesday.

"Delaying things is a habit with the Trinamool Congress government. They have not included it (discussion on the GST Amendment Bill) in the agenda even though they supported it in the Rajya Sabha. I really do not find any reasons for which they have dropped it," BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha told IANS.

Jung appoints panel to examine over 400 Delhi files

New Delhi : Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday set up a three-member panel to study irregularities in over 400 files submitted to his office since an August 4 judgment of the Delhi High Court.

The High Court had directed to review instances where prior approval of the Lt Governor was required under rules but was not obtained.

The three-member team is made up of V.K. Shunglu, a former Comptroller and Auditor General, N. Gopalaswami, a former Chief Election Commissioner, and Pradeep Kumar, a former Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

Efforts on to improve northeast air connectivity: Minister

Agartala : Government is trying to improve air connectivity among northeastern states and between northeast India and adjacent countries, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said here on Tuesday.

"Central government is trying to improve the air connectivity between the eight northeastern states. Air connectivity between northeast India and the adjoining countries is also vital," Sinha told reporters.

Gruesome murder, rape in Nuh leaves residents shocked

By Manzar Imam for

Dingarheri (Tauru/Nuh): The mood in Dingarheri village, surrounded by green fields and looking greener after heavy rains, is gloomy. Hundreds of people from dozens of nearby villages under Tauru police station in the newly-carved Nuh district of Haryana are gathered in front of the two small one-room houses of the 65-year-old Zahuruddin, whose family lost all during the terrible night of 24-25 August 2016.

Modi wants to destroy Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi : Upset after two key bureaucrats in Delhi were transferred, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "hell bent" on "destroying" the capital through the Lt Governor.

Kejriwal reacted after Lt Governor Najeeb Jung suddenly transferred Delhi's Health Secretary Tarun Sen and PWD Secretary Sarvagya Srivastava on Tuesday.

The transferred officials were looking after the work of building Mohalla Clinics across the city as well as the job of building classrooms in government schools.

BJP municipal bodies not working: Delhi minister

New Delhi : Chikungunya and dengue are on the rise in Delhi because BJP-ruled municipal bodies have failed to provide fogging and sanitation services, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.

"It is MCDs' (municipal corporations) job to carry out cleaning and fogging, which they are not doing at all," Jain told the media.

Instead of doing their work and preventing mosquitoes from breeding, the "BJP-ruled MCDs" only "indulge in politics", the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said.

India has become US military ally: CPI-M

New Delhi : India has formally become a military ally of the US after signing a Logistics Agreement that will allow American armed forces to access and use Indian military bases, the CPI-M said on Tuesday.

"By signing such an agreement, India has acquired the formal status of a
military ally of the US," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.

"Under this agreement, the US air force and navy can use Indian naval and air bases for logistics support, refuelling and services on a regular basis.

Jung not good enough to be LG: Swamy

New Delhi : BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday slammed Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung saying he was not suitable for the post and recommended a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member for the position.

Swamy tweeted: "In my opinion, this LG of Delhi Mr. Jung is unsuited for this high post. He is another 420 like Kejri. We need a Sangh person in Delhi."

Swamy had earlier directed his tirade against former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan and the government's Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian.