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Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba joined hands to save dynastic rule in Jammu and Kashmir: BJP

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BJP national general secretary, Tarun Chug, on Saturday asked Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to think about how J&K’s area under Pakistan can be retrieved, instead of talking about Chinese incursions in Ladakh and Pakistan’s involvement in promoting militancy.

Addressing a press conference here, Chug said: “Instead of talking about China’s incursions in Ladakh and Pakistan’s involvement in promoting militancy and separatism, NC president, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti should talk about how the area of J&K under illegal control of Pakistan can be received.”

He said the basic reason for the one-time arch political rivals like the NC and the PDP joining hands to form what has come to be known as the ‘Gupkar Gang’ is that they are feeling unnerved by the BJP.

“Corruption and nepotism was promoted by dynasty leaders which choked the development in J&K. Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed spoke against corruption when he took over, but never acted against the big fish in the NC,” Chug alleged.

“This is an indication that the time for dynastic politics is over in J&K. I am glad to see that people are coming out in large numbers to vote for local candidates who come from villages,” he said.

Talking of comparison between Mumbai, Bangluru and Hyderabad and Srinagar and Jammu, the BJP leader said, “Mumbai has emerged as a dream city, Bangluru is the technological hub while Hyderabad is a place where dreams come true.

“And cities like Srinagar and Jammu are still where they were in 1960s and this is because of the dynastic rule here,” he added.

BJP leader, Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajya Sabha member Syed Zafar-ul-Islam were present during the press conference.

Tarun Chug has replaced Ram Madhav as the BJP national general secretary in-charge of J&K and Ladakh union territories.

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29 DCP-level officers transferred in major Delhi Police rejig

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 In a major reshuffle, 29 DCP-level officers of Delhi Police have been transferred and given new responsibilities, an official order said here on Saturday.

According to the order, Additional CP (traffic), Veenu Bansal, has been transferred as Additional CP, CPCR.

DCP Central district Jasmeet Singh, DCP Outer North district Rajeev Ranjan, and DCP Southwest district Ingit Pratap Singh have been sent to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

DCP North Anto Alphonse will be relieved for central deputation, while DCP South Atul Kumar Thakur has been posted as DCP Headquarter-1. Gaurav Sharma, who was serving as DCP Security, has been transferred as DCP South West District.

Benita Mary Jaiker, DCP 7th battalion DAP, has been shifted as DCP South district.

Shweta Chauhan, DCP (HQ), has been transferred as DCP Central District. Similarly, Sagar Singh Kalsi, DCP (P&L), has been made DCP North district.

Esha Pandey, DCP (PCR), has been shifted as DCP Southeast district, while Brijender Kumar Yadav has been transferred to the Outer North district.

R.P. Meena has been shifted as DCP HQ-2, while Santosh Kumar Meena will join as DCP (P&L).

Of all the 29 transferred officers, 10 are from the DANIPS cadre.

Earlier on August 29, 11 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of Delhi Police were transferred and given new responsibilities in the national capital.

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K’taka BJP is puppet of RSS, working on their orders: Siddaramaiah

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 Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has no faith in democracy and a parliamentary system of governance, Siddaramaiah, the Leader of the Opposition has said, adding the entire government, including Bommai, is behaving like a puppet of the RSS and working on their orders,

The Congress party will start a statewide protest against price rise from October 2 till the prices are reduced, he said.

The position of the Speaker is above politics and political parties. His/Her decisions should always be unbiased. What is the sanctity of the position, if the speaker behaves like a member of a political party, he said.

“New National Education Policy is an attempt to enable upper caste and RSS to enslave marginalised sections, Dalits and women. If we try to oppose, Speaker jumps to justify the government,” he charged.

The BJP government has decided to hand over KIADB land that was acquired at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore per acre amounting to Rs 175 crore to acquire 116 acres. The same land is now being given to CESS at just Rs 50 crore. The current market price is Rs 300-400 crore, he said.

“The prices have increased drastically after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister. Both Central and State BJP governments are looting from the common man. Narendra Modi government has increased the excise duty of Diesel from Rs 3.45 to Rs 31.84 and excise duty of Petrol is increased from Rs 9.21 to Rs 32.98. Let him reduce excise duty by 50 per cent. The Narendra Modi government has collected about Rs 23 lakh crore as excise duty in the last 7 years,” he said.

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Centre sanctions medical devices park in Himachal

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 Himachal Pradesh has been sanctioned a medical devices park, first in north India, by the Central government with the grant-in-aid of Rs 100 crore, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

Thakur thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sanctioning the park to be developed in Nalagarh in Solan district where land measuring 265 hectares has been identified.

The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers had notified the guidelines of the Promotion of Medical Devices Park scheme that aimed to set up four medical devices parks in the country.

The Chief Minister said the estimated cost of this park would be Rs 266.95 crore and Rs 160.95 crore would be borne by the state government.

He said the state was expecting an investment of over Rs 5,000 crore with a turnover of Rs 20,000 crore and gainful employment for about 10,000 people.

The park will give big boost to the second stage of industrialization apart from producing consumer goods, Thakur said, adding that it would have industries producing capital goods such as plants and machinery, etc.

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