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Rajnath hails PM Modi's 'pro-poor' announcements, says country will become stronger

Updated: Jan 01, 2017 14:00 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcements for the poor and weaker sections of the society, saying the "country will become stronger with these schemes".

"I Congratulate Prime Minister for schemes announced for different sections of society, especially farmers and middle class, as the nation cannot progress until they do. I am sure the country will become stronger by the decisions announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday," Singh told ANI.

He also said the scheme announced for pregnant women was especially very praiseworthy.

Prime Minister Modi in a national address on Saturday night launched schemes for farmers, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, new mothers and senior citizens. While appreciating the fellow countrymen on the ways in which demonetisation has shaped.

Prime Minister Modi in his speech said the following:

The Government will take care of interest for 60 days for farmers who had taken loans from district coop, central bank. He said Rs 20,000 crore in NABARD fund will give loans to farmers. In 3 months, almost 3 crore Kisan Credit Cards will be transformed to RuPay credit cards. With these they will be able to sell and buy at any place, and will not have to visit banks to withdraw money.

Just like agriculture, MSMEs are also important, for which the government has launched special initiatives. For small entrepreneurs, credit guarantee raised from 1 crore to 2 crore. Loans taken by non-banking financial companies will also be covered in this.

Small businessmen and Shopkeepers will now be able to get more loans. For small businesses, the government has raised cash credit limit is to 25 per cent from 20 per cent.

In another landmark decision aimed at reducing deaths of mothers during childbirths, pregnant women will get Rs. 6,000 for their delivery, vaccination and nutritious meals. The money will be transferred directly to their accounts.

Senior citizens will be assured 8 per cent interest on their deposits up to Rs. 7.5 lakh. (ANI)

Swamy terms triple talaq an 'immoral thing'

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 12:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday described triple talaq as 'immoral', as it while stating that the controversial practice only proved that there is inequality between men and women which is unacceptable in Indian society.

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New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday deferred the pronouncement of order to April 19 in a case against Utsav Bhasin, who is accused of ramming his BMW car into a motorcycle killing a man in 2008.

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Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meerut Municipal Corporation has prohibited its member from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram'.

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Illegal slaughter houses closed down in Ranchi

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Many illegal slaughter houses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today.

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TVF's CEO booked for molestation

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:33 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Following the molestation case filed against 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar, investigating inspector Padmakar Devre from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) on Thursday said that the case has been registered under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 09:24 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the site of Mahakaushal express derailment and oversee the rescue and relief operations there.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As the abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike under the Yogi Adityanath Government, the meat shop owners are coerced to sell tea now.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 22 people have suffered injuries in the Mahakaushal express derailment accident that took place today.

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12 injured in Mahakaushal express derailment

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 08:38 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): As many as 12 people were injured after eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Mahoba on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Severe heat conditions continued in several parts of the country and parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab are reeling under intense heat.

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