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Hawkers scheme: BMC on the toes to reach target in 10 days

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The BMC has been given a target to disburse loans to one lakh beneficiaries under the “Prime Minister Street Vendor Atma Nirbhar Nidhi Scheme” (PM SVANidhi scheme) from any nationalised bank.

The civic authority had issued a letter of recommendation to 60,000 hawkers till now. The civic officials now are on their toes to achieve the target in the next ten days.

The PM SVANidhi scheme was launched by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2020. The scheme intends to facilitate collateral-free working capital loans to over 50 lakh street vendors to help resume their business in urban areas and semi-urban areas. The vendors will get a loan of Rs 10,000 and will be allowed to repay in monthly instalments within a year. Union Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Karad conducted a review meeting with civic and bank officials on Monday.

While addressing to media Mr Karad said, “The scheme intended to help the vendors who have lost their business during the Covid pandemic. If loans are paid within six months, the street vendor will be applicable to get another Rs20,000 loan next year which may increase even up to Rs50,000 if paid on time. We intend to continue the schemein future and if the vendor pays all the loan amount in time they may avail loan up to Rs 10 lakh. We are trying to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give the cheques to the beneficiaries.”

The scheme received a low response at the start, so the BMC set up 24 centres in the city’s 24 administrative wards. The BMC has organised more than 350 camps where it is receiving ward-wise applications from hawkers. After receiving applications, the civic body will give them Letter of Recommendation which helps hawkers to get a loan from the bank.

The hawkers have to first enrol on the Central Government portal. He should have a bank account, Aadhar and a recommendation letter from BMCHawkers who have been issued identity cards and also those who have been included in surveys by the civic body but have not been issued a licence, are eligible for the schemeThe vendor can use the loan for the purchase of vegetables, fruits, footwear, clothes, handicrafts, stationery etc

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AIMPLB to increase women representation in board

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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to include more women in decision-making committees of the Board.

After discontinuing its women’s wing in March 2022, the AIMPLB has not only restored it now, but has decided to include them in all its important committees for getting their views.

The women’s wing will educate women of the community about the rights and duties of women, according to Islamic Shariat.

Women members of the Board will campaign against expensive marriages, dowry in the Muslim society, as well as make families aware of giving daughters a share in the property instead of dowry.

Dr. Qasim Rasool Ilyas, executive member of the AIMPLB, said, “The women’s wing has been restored in the Board meeting on Sunday. The AIMPLB has 251 members across the country, out of which the number of women members is 30. The number of members of the executive committee is 51 in which four women have been included.”

He said, “Now, there will be one convener and five joint conveners in the women’s wing of the Board. They will work to make women members across the country. These members will make women aware about the rights of women and their duties found in Islamic Shariat. They will also give information about Islah-e-Ashara Tafaheem-e-Shariat and Kanoon-e-Shariat.”

Dr Qasim said that the AIMPLB has made Nikahnama simpler with some changes to bring it down from four pages to two pages. In the Nikahnama, along with the information about the husband and his rights after marriage, his duties have been given and guidelines have been given to the Qazi who performs marriage ceremony.

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Adil Khan Durrani arrested in Mumbai after Rakhi Sawant accuses him of cheating, having extra-marital affair

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Rakhi Sawant’s husband Adil Khan Durrani was arrested by the Mumbai Police on Tuesday after the actress lodged an FIR against him for cheating and having an extra-marital affair.

According to a report in Times Now, Rakhi had recently filed a case at the Oshiwara police station, accusing her husband of infidelity.

Not just that, but she also blamed Adil for her mother’s demise.

Rakhi’s accusations against Adil

A day ago, Rakhi was spotted outside the Oshiwara police station when she told the paparazzi that she was stressed as Adil was having an extra-marital affair with a woman named Tanu.

She claimed that Adil has decided to part ways with her and is currently living with his alleged girlfriend Tanu.

Rakhi also stated that she had given Rs 10 lakh to Adil for her mother’s treatment but he did not spend the money for the same. She accused him of torturing her and using her name to become a star in Bollywood.

Rakhi and Adil’s marriage

A few days ago, social media was taken by storm after pictures of Rakhi and Adil’s nikaah ceremony surfaced online. The actress then revealed that she got married in July 2022 itself, but did not make it official as Adil was scared it would hamper his sister’s wedding.

After the visuals surfaced, Adil had initially denied the wedding, only to accept it later, and claim that the two were happily married.

Rakhi also changed her name to ‘Rakhi Sawant Fatima’ post her nikaah with Adil.

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CM Eknath Shinde appeals Thane builders to construct affordable projects

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Thane: The Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday appealed to the builders’ community of Thane to construct affordable and big projects in the city.

Shinde while addressing a gathering at the Credai MCHI exhibition, said, “There will be a need for mutual cooperation in this field and the state government will provide all possible support for this business. During the covid period, this sector provided a lot of support to the state government.”

Shinde added, “The state government prepared the Unified Comprehensive Development Control and Promotion Regulations (Unified DCR) when I was the Urban Development Minister. Due to this regulation, the construction business has gained momentum. It has helped to start many projects. Also, the general public should also benefit from this regulation. Along with this, it was decided to give relief from stamp duty and premium to recover this sector from the blow that hit the construction sector during the corona period and the builders and then directly to the consumer got a big benefit.”

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