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Tractor rally: Rajasthan traffic volunteers with green jackets, well-defined route

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Rajasthan farmers are trying their best to maintain discipline during the proposed tractor rally in Delhi on January 26 to protest the new farm laws as detailed guidelines issued on Monday mention the well-defined route with specific markers which need to be followed by farmers to drive their tractors.

Also the guidelines speak of police and traffic volunteers wearing green jackets whose instructions they will have to follow.

Further, the farmers are being asked to carry a farmer flag along with the tricolour but no political party flag will be allowed during the rally.

These are a few guidelines issued by the Sanyukta Kisaan Morcha in Rajasthan for the tractor rally.

Other to-do tasks issued in the guidelines say all farmers should follow the instructions as given by the traffic volunteers wearing a green jackets and should pack ration and water to sustain themselves for around 24 hours. Also, they should make arrangements to protect themselves from cold in case they are stuck in traffic jams in cold weather.

No farmer should carry any kind of weapon, sticks etc. Further, there should not be any banner with any provocative or negative slogans. Tractors and other vehicles will be allowed in the parade, but the trolleys will not go. However, trolleys with special tableaux may be exempted.

The route of the parade has been decided. It will have special markers. Police and traffic volunteers will guide them. Action will be taken against any vehicle which tries to go off the route.

“We are going to make history. We have never carried out a parade like this but this time we need to show our pain to the country and the world via this parade and tell them the truth regarding the three anti-farmer laws. We have to keep in mind that there should not be any kind of violence in this historic parade. Our parade should be completed peacefully. Remember, we are not going to win Delhi, but we are going to win the hearts of the people of the country,” the Sanyukta Kisaan Morcha said in a press note.

Sanjay Madhav, spokesperson, Sanyukta Kisaan Morcha said, “We are expecting a minimum of 1,000 tractors to reach Delhi from Rajasthan however this number may also touch 5,000. We are updating our list and will finalise the numbers by Monday night. But 1,000 are confirmed as of now.”

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Kerala Assembly speaker summoned by Customs

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Senior CPI-M leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan has been summoned by the Customs department to appear before it on March 12 in connection with the gold smuggling case.

The news came as a second blow to Sreeramakrishnan on Friday after he came to know that he won’t be fielded as a candidate in the Assembly elections to be held on April 6.

In December last year, the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case had given a statement in court saying ‘big sharks’ had a role in helping the accused persons in the case, including Swapna Suresh. Sreeramakrishnan had to face the wrath of the Opposition when it moved a motion demanding his removal in January this year. Howevern, the proposal was rejected after it was put to vote.

A statement filed by the Customs in the Kerala High Court on Thursday said, “Her (Swapna Suresh’s) close connection with the Chief Minister and his principal secretary and a personal staff was also revealed by her. She has also stated with clarity about smuggling of foreign currency at the instance of the Chief Minister and the Speaker with the help of the Consulate. She has also clearly stated about the improper and illegal activities of three ministers of the state cabinet and the Speaker. She has further stated about the involvement and the kickbacks received by high profile persons from various deals.

“She has stated that she is aware of all these transactions and was a witness to the same as she is well versed in the Arabic language and hence was forced to act as the translator between the above said persons and the persons of Middle East origin in all their crucial interactions.

“The role of the former principal secretary (M. Sivasankar) in acting as the link between the high profile politicians of Kerala and the UAE Consulate officials as well as some others and in coordinating the illegal financial dealings under the cover of various activities and projects of the state government was also revealed by her.”

The Left has called for a statewide protest on Saturday against the statement of the Customs.

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Bihar government committed to promote industrial farming: Shahnawaz Hussain

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Bihar Industry Minister Shahnawaz Hussain during the budget speech said that his department is making every effort to promote industry based farming to enhance the source of earning of farmers.

Hussain said farmers will earn huge amount of money on sowing maize while they will get ethanol on sowing sugarcane. “State government is developing such infrastructures in Bihar so that farmers will export their produce or get maximum price in the domestic market,” he added.

“The state government is committed to bring industries in Bihar. I will not even hesitate in going abroad to lure the investors. Moreover, any investor who will invest more than Rs 1,000 crore in Bihar, I will personally receive them,” Hussain said.

“When I was 32-years-old, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had given me some important cabinet portfolios. I have worked in six departments of the Central government. I have an opportunity to work in my home state and I am honoured that our Chief Minister has given me an important portfolio as Industry Ministry,” he said.

Hussain further claimed that the process of opening old sugar mills is underway and all of them will soon become operational.

Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of Opposition who was present in the assembly asked the minister to point out when will the Prime Minister drink tea made of sugar produced in the sugar mill of Motihari.

The sugar mill of Motihari has been closed since 2015 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2015 Assembly polls announced that he will open the mill and consume tea made of sugar produced from the mill.

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Teachers, not parents can guide student’s careers: Pramod Sawant

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Teachers, alone and not parents can guide students to achieve career goals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday, while speaking at a function in his Assembly constituency of Sanquelim to felicitate meritorious students.

“Only, a teacher can groom you for the future, not your mother and father. Only 10 per cent of the parents of students studying in Sanquelim’s Progress High School know something about careers. Parents of 90 per cent of the students have no knowledge about careers,” Sawant said.

The Chief Minister also urged teachers to upgrade their career guidance regularly, in order to keep their students abread of opportunities ahead.

“Teachers should take refresh on career (guidance opportunities) every year, only then they will be able to help students. Career does not mean only BA, BCom, BSc, Science Arts and Commerce. There is so much beyond it. Young people should not look at government jobs as a career alone. They should look beyond it,” Sawant said, amid increasing demand for the government jobs from the local youth ahead of the 2022 state Assembly elections.

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