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Briefly Region: BJP Kisan Morcha to hold rail roko today

The Bharatiya Janta Party Kisan Morcha will hold ‘rail roko’ agitation on April 3 in eight states to ensure that the UPA government implements recommendations of the M S Swaminathan Committee and provide Rs 500 bonus per quintal on wheat.

Written by Express News Service |
April 3, 2012 12:05:15 am

CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janta Party Kisan Morcha will hold ‘rail roko’ agitation on April 3 in eight states to ensure that the UPA government implements recommendations of the M S Swaminathan Committee and provide Rs 500 bonus per quintal on wheat. BJP Kisan Morcha national media in-charge Vineet Joshi said that a one-day rail blockade will be held in eight wheat producing states,“This will be a symbolic protest and serve as a warning to the UPA government to accept the demands of the farming community,” Joshi said.

Civic body polls to
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JALANDHAR: SAD-BJP government on Monday announced that Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (MC) elections will be held in May. In 2007,the Jalandhar MC elections were held in August. Sources said that SAD-BJP was looking to take advantage of the current Congress infighting.

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Justice Kuldeep now permanent judge

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Stem cells can
cure blindness

HARYANA: People blinded due to burn injuries or acid can now regain their sight with the help of stem cells. Dr Virender Singh Sangwan,Associate Director and Chairman Cornea Service at LV Prasad Eye Institute,said while speaking on the issue of transplant of stem cells at a function organised at BDS University of Health Sciences in Rohtak on Monday. Sangwan claimed that stem cells can enable the blind to gain sight irrespective of the cause of their blindness.

First woman chief architect of Haryana

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