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Rajasthan Budget proposes 4 lakh jobs in 5 years, VAT cut on cooking gas

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Jaipur, July 11 (IANS) Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Diya Kumari, presenting the state budget in the Assembly on Wednesday, made a series of announcements, including four lakh recruitments in five years, construction of nine greenfield expressways, new tourism policy and reduction in VAT on cooking gas and CNG from 14.5 per cent to 10 per cent.

She said that more than 1 lakh recruitment will be made in the current year.

Deputy CM Kumari proposed a new ‘Youth Policy-2024’ and announced apprenticeship/internship programmes and Artificial Intelligence-based counselling for youth.

The development of an integrated system for additional resource mobilisation in online gaming, e-commerce and OTT platform services was also announced for this segment.

In her 2-hour 51-minute budget speech, the Deputy CM made many significant announcements for different segments including youth, women, and others.

She proposed the construction of nine greenfield expressways stretching to more than 2,750 km in the state.

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Deputy CM Kumari also proposed the ‘Industrial Policy 2024’ based on the concept of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

She further proposed an Export Promotion Policy and Garment and Apparel Policy to boost exports.

The Deputy CM also proposed the development of a Textile Park in Bhilwara, Ceramic Park in Bikaner, Industrial and Logistical Hub near Bandikui in Dausa, Solar Panel Manufacturing Park in Pali, Biomass Pellet and Chemical Manufacturing Park in Banswara, Tiles Manufacturing Park in Kishangarh and Handicraft Park in Jodhpur.

The budget further proposed setting up new solar parks in Bikaner’s Pugal and Chhatargarh and Jaisalmer’s Bodana.

Deputy CM Kumari announced that all government offices in the state will be connected to solar energy in a phased manner. Also, more than two lakh houses deprived of electricity will be provided domestic electricity connections in the next two years, she said.

Tap water will be supplied to 25 lakh rural homes this year by spending Rs 15000 crore, the Deputy CM said.

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She further said that the state government will also provide loans at low interest rates to women working with self-help groups. For meritorious students, the state government proposed free tablets and the internet.

Further, it was announced that a defence manufacturing hub will be established in the state.

Under a new tourism policy, the Deputy CM proposed setting up the state tourism development board as well as a heritage conservation board to develop archaeological places and heritage sites.

Rajasthan Mandapam will be developed on the lines of the Bharat Mandapam of Delhi and like Kashi Vishwanath, a corridor of Khatu Shyam Ji temple will be built at a cost of about Rs 100 crore, she said.

Deputy CM Kumari announced that Vice Chancellors in universities would be called ‘Kul Guru’.

She said that a ‘PM Unity Mall’ will be built in Jaipur to promote ODOP (one district one product). A budget of Rs 100 crore has been allocated for this.

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Engineering colleges of Bharatpur, Bikaner and Ajmer will be developed as Rajasthan Institute of Technology with Rs 300 crore. Basic facilities including libraries and toilets will be developed in schools at a cost of Rs 350 crore, the Deputy CM said.

In the budget, arrangements have been made for Atal Udyam Yojana for the youth. Rs 25 crore has been announced for startups.

Also, a Rs 200-crore corpus fund will created as e-Vehicle Promotion Fund under the Electric Vehicle Policy.

In the budget, the government has estimated a revenue receipt of Rs 2.64 lakh crore, revenue expenditure of Rs 2.90 lakh crore and revenue deficit of Rs 25,758 crore.

The fiscal deficit is estimated at 3.93 per cent of the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product).

–IANS

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UP: Man arrested for killing brother to claim insurance money

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Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) A man shot dead his elder brother in Barabanki to claim the Rs 10 lakh insurance payout his brother’s death would have fetched, the police said.

However, the plan was revealed and he was arrested on Saturday.

Sanitation worker Arvind Kumar was shot dead on July 5.

Police investigations revealed that Arvind was shot by his younger brother, Virendra.

Police said Virendra had an illicit affair with Arvind’s wife. He needed money to settle his debt and decided to eliminate Arvind to claim the insurance money through his wife.

Barabanki Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Pratap Singh, said that on the night of July 5, Arvind Kumar, 35, a resident of Murai Majre Madhnapur village in the Badosarai police station area, was shot dead while sleeping in the front room of his newly constructed house.

Initially, it was reported that someone from outside shot him through a window. However, during a forensic examination by Forensic Science Laboratory experts, it was determined that the shot was fired from close range. Later, based on surveillance, it was found that Virendra’s location was at the same spot, said the police.

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“A team questioned him and Virendra could not give a reason for his location and broke down,” the police added.

Virendra, who deals in property transactions, had borrowed money from several people and was in debt.

Further probe revealed that Virendra also had an illicit relationship with Arvind’s wife and frequently visited her at a rented house in Barabanki.

The police have found the firearm used in the crime and have sent the accused to jail, the police said.

–IANS

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Akhara Parishad to issue I-cards for saints, seers in Maha Kumbh

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Prayagraj, July 14 (IANS) For the first time in the Maha Kumbh, scheduled to be held in early 2025, saints and seers of different akharas will be given identity cards that will give them access to the Mela areas, said a top Akhara Parishad official.

The decision was taken by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP).

“The process for making ID cards is on. ID cards are being made for all officials, including seers, mahamandaleshwar, mandaleshwar, naga sanyasis, etc. associated with the 13 akharas,” said ABAP President Mahant Ravindra Puri.

The identity card will bear the name, age, name of the guru, name of the siddha, madhi, dhuni, Aadhaar number and PAN number along with a photo of the seer.

The decision is aimed at identifying fake saints and keeping them away from the Maha Kumbh.

The ABAP, after the recent Hathras stampede in the religious discourse of Bhole Baba, has announced that it would weed out ‘black sheep’ and prevent people from getting duped by fake seers.

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BJP chief Nadda to address party's UP executive meet today

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Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will preside over the State Executive meeting of the party in Lucknow on Sunday, a party spokesman said.

This is the first executive meeting time after the BJP’s poor show in the 2024 Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the BJP spokesman, closed-door sessions will be held in which party lawmakers will place their views before the National President and the state leadership of the party.

Around 3,000-3,600 delegates from across the state will attend the meeting at the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University auditorium.

Along with the party’s sitting MLAs and MPs, all Lok Sabha candidates who lost the poll have been invited.

Besides, MLCs, Zila Panchayat chairpersons, Nagar Palika adhyakshas (municipal heads), district presidents, and all office bearers of the party will attend the meeting.

“Usually, 300 to 400 delegates attend the State Executive meeting of the BJP. But this time around 3,000- 3,600 delegates will attend the meeting,” said Hero Bajpai, State BJP Spokesperson.

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After winning only 33 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the BJP had constituted 40 teams with two members each to visit 78 Lok Sabha constituencies to figure out reasons for the party’s poor show and submitted their reports to the State BJP President Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary. They received feedback from party workers.

These issues could come up before BJP President Nadda at the State Executive meeting on Sunday.

Earlier, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh was in the state capital on a two-day visit on July 6-7.

B.L. Santhosh met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak and regional heads of the party to discuss several issues along with the party’s performance in the state in the Lok Sabha poll and the by-election to 10 Assembly seats to be held later this year.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Badlapur BJP Legislator Ramesh Mishra stoked controversy by stating that the BJP would lose the 2027 Uttar Pradesh elections if Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is not removed from office.

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This statement comes amid growing discontent, with some leaders, including ministers, claiming their pre-election warnings about anti-incumbency and other issues were ignored.

However, hours later Mishra retracted his video statement saying it was read out of context.

Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel had also raised concerns about irregularities in government appointments, particularly affecting OBC, SC, and ST candidates as damaging the party’s prospects.

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GST official's wife commits suicide in Lucknow residence

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Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Neelam Bharti, the wife of GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Lucknow on Saturday, the police said.

The post-mortem report confirmed death by hanging.

The deceased’s family has filed a complaint accusing her brother-in-law of murder.

The police are investigating the allegations.

GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti lives with his family in Sushant Golf City.

He went to the gym and his two daughters, Khushi and Shreya, had gone to school.

When Santosh returned home, he saw that the doors were open.

When he went inside, he saw that his wife Neelam was hanging from the noose following which he took down the body from the noose.

Santosh first informed an officer living in the neighbourhood while his gunman informed the police.

He also called Neelam’s family members living in Patna and informed them about the incident.

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A few hours later, Neelam’s brother Naveen, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, arrived.

Meanwhile, the police and forensic team went to the spot and investigated.

Neelam’s brother Naveen is a bank manager in SBI. He is currently posted in Basti.

He said that the body was sent for post-mortem even before he could reach.

He alleged that Neelam was murdered.

A written complaint has also been filed accusing Santosh.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) South, Shashank Singh, said that no suicide note has been found in the case. Neither have the family members been able to give any information that could reveal why Neelam committed suicide.

The allegations in the complaint are being investigated.

The deceased’s brother said: “I married my sister to Santosh in 2010. For about seven years, my sister was being harassed by her husband and in-laws. They used to beat her. She was mentally harassed. She used to tell me repeatedly that the whole family is against me. I tried to talk to my brother-in-law about this many times, but he did not listen to us.”

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Groom dies of snake bite hours before wedding in UP's Bulandshahr

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Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) A 26-year-old groom died after being bitten by a snake in Akarbas village in Bulandshahr’s Dibai area.

According to village locals, Pravesh Kumar, the groom, was on his way to marry a bride from a neighbouring village, when he stepped near a bush to relieve himself.

“When he did not return for a long time, a family member went to check and found him lying unconscious. He was rushed to a local occultist but he did not survive. He was declared dead later,” said Poonam, the groom’s sister.

A senior doctor at a community health centre (CHC) in Dibai said that in case of a snake bite, people should not panic but take the patient to a hospital.

“Anti-venom vaccine and other medicines are available at government hospitals. People should remain cautious during the rainy season, especially in villages,” said Hemant Giri, Medical Superintendent, Dibai CHC.

Seven people have died of snake bites in the past two months in Bulandshahr district.

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Earlier last week, an elderly woman and her grandson died of snake bites in the Chhatari area of Bulandshahr while sleeping in their house.

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