Tuesday, August 3

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Farmers income has halved while that of govt’s friends has risen: Rahul
National News

Farmers income has halved while that of govt’s friends has risen: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Centre over its claim of doubling farmers’ income and alleged that their income has in fact “halved” under the ‘suit-boot sarkar’, while that of its crony friends has grown four times. His remarks come at a time when farmers from Punjab and Haryana are protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of the national capital against the Centre’s new agriculture reform laws “They said farmers income will be doubled. What they did was increase incomes of ‘friends’ four times and those of farmers will be halved. This suit-boot government is of lies and loot,” Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. The Congress leader also shared a video of the atrocities and use of force against the protesting farmers with a voice-over ...
BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC
State News

BJP defaming Kashmiri politicians using Roshni Act: ANC

Srinagar: Awami National Conference (ANC) Vice President Muzaffar Shah Wednesday said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was using the Roshni Act to defame Kashmiri politicians. Addressing a gathering of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) comprising party workers of National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) besides other parties of the amalgam in Bandipore, Shah said. He said BJP was using Roshni Act to defame political leaders of J&K. “The Roshni Act was valid and was meant to benefit the locals but those leaders who have used this for their benefits must be taken to task,” Shah said. “But defaming all J&K leaders is not done.” He also took a jibe at Apni Party saying that they were closely working with BJP and RSS, and requested them to join PAGD...
BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
National News, State News

BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...