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UP brothers who cracked IIT get security after house stoned
Days after they were flooded with financial assistance from all over after cracking the prestigious IIT, Brijesh and Raju - the two sons of a Dalit labourer - now live in fear as their house in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh was pelted with stones at night. They have now been provided with police security.
 
Armed constables have been posted outside their modest one-room slum house in Rehua Lalganj village, said district officials on Tuesday.
 
The officials said that the two youth filed a police complaint that unidentified people had pelted their house with stones in the dark. The duo had on Monday been felicitated by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and gifted laptops along with assurance of bearing their education expenses.
 
A police official informed that efforts were on to trace the people who pelted stones and scared the Dalit family. The youth's father Dharamraj told investigating officers that he was too dazed to comprehend that they were attacked.

 

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Goa to ban plastic items from government offices
Plastic cups and other plastic cutlery will soon be banned from Goa government offices and functions conducted by the state government.
 
A circular to the effect will be issued later this week, a senior government official said, adding that chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had given his consent to the move at a meeting of the Goa State Environment Protection Council called on Monday at the Raj Bhavan.
 
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha is the chairperson of the council.
 
"The governor during the meeting had suggested that the eco-friendly move would help drive home the message of cutting down on the use of plastic as far as government employees is concerned.
 
"The chief minister has accepted the suggestion and assured the governor that a formal circular to the effect would be issed this week," said the official, who was present at the meeting.
 
"To begin with, plastic cups, spoons and other forms of cutlery will be banned from use. More and more plastic and environment-unfriendly items will be added to the ban-list," the official said.

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Narendra Doshi

1 year ago

wish a strong implementation of a badly needed initiative.

Delhi resident doctors call off their strike
Over 20,000 resident doctors, who were on strike over a slew of reforms, late Tuesday called off their strike after a meeting with the union health ministry officials.
 
The doctors will resume their duties from Wednesday morning.
 
"We have called off the strike as we have been given proper time-frame within which the government will fulfil all our demands," Pankaj Solanki, Presdent of the Federation Of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) told IANS. 
 
FORDA is an association of doctors of 25 Delhi-based government hospitals.
 
Asked if the doctors would return back on strike if the demands were not fulfilled, Solanki said: "This time we have been given proper time-frame and we are pretty sure that they will implement the demands as they would not want patients to suffer again."
 
The meeting between the health ministry officials and FORDA representatives was chaired by Health Secretary B.P. Sharma.
 
Over 20,000 resident doctors from 25 government hospitals in the city went on an indefinite strike on Monday, demanding adequate stocks of life-saving drugs, security at work place, fixed duty hours and timely payment of their salaries.
 
The doctors had went on strike in February too after which the Delhi government had assured them of better working conditions. 
 

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