Comparing the 2015-16 Census figures with the figures of 2010-11 Census, the minister said that the number of marginal farmers increased by 2.02 lakh from around 18.15 lakhs in 2010-11 to 20.17 lakhs in 2015-16.
As many as 17 of a total of 23 lions that had died between September 12 and October 2, after an outbreak of CDV in Sarasiya Vidi, a forest patch in Gir (east) in Amreli district, perished from the illness. Three others died fighting among themselves while the cause of death of the remaining three could not be ascertained.
Kumbhani and Jirawala have been at loggerheads with each other since the 2017 Assembly polls. The Congress had first announced Kumbhani’s name as its candidate from Karanj Assembly seat in Surat but later gave the ticket to Jirawala. However, Jirawala lost the Assembly election.
They alleged that without any evidence, Delhi-based NGO, Mission Netaji, was claiming that Gumnami Baba from Faizabad was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They said the NGO is running a “sinister campaign” to taint Netaji’s image and urged the Centre to release all the Intelligence Bureau (IB) files on Bose.
Reacting to the comments from the BJP leaders, RLD state spokesman Sunil Rohta said that whatever has happened at the cremation ground was a manifestation of the simmering wrath and feelings of the crowd against the BJP leadership.
Meerut is worst affected with around 200 cases reported so far, followed by Lucknow with 173 cases and Ghaziabad with 128 cases. Deaths reported this year are from Rae Bareli, Bareilly, Baghpat, Saharanpur, Kushinagar and Lucknow.
Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSC) Bank, the apex cooperative bank for the state, had given its nod for exports by allowing mills to avail a loan at 14 per cent interest for the gap amount, but scheduled commercial banks did not follow suit.
Police have said that the work was being carried out illegally in spite of the civic body issuing a stop work notice earlier. Workers at the site were not given the requisite safety equipment such as helmets, safety shoes and nets, said police.