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“Let’s start with the main political news: with the uncertainty over Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s continued refusal to terminate, the UPA’s ruling allies in Jharkhand – the JMM, Congress and the RJD – ​​​accused the opposition BJP on Sunday of abusing constitutional bodies and plotting to overthrow the government.

Presenting a united front at a press conference, leaders of the three parties asked Governor Ramesh Bains why there was no official response from him yet amid reports that Soren had been disqualified as a deputy. Claiming that the delay is leading to bargaining attempts by the BJP, they urged the governor to clear up the confusion that has reigned over the past four days. ”
“In addition, the docking of the Chinese naval vessel in Sri Lanka has sparked a new war of words between New Delhi and Beijing, this time over Colombo.

A day after China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, in a thinly veiled reference to India, alleged “total interference” in Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and invoked what he called the history of the Aggression by “the northern neighbour”, New Delhi retaliated harshly on Saturday. He said the Chinese envoy’s “breach of basic diplomatic etiquette may be a personal trait” or “reflecting a broader national attitude” and that his view of Sri Lanka’s “northern neighbor may be influenced by the behavior of his own country”.


“All subsidized fertilizers, including urea and DAP (diammonium phosphate), will be sold from October under one brand – ‘Bharat’ – under the government’s ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’ initiative. Center, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said Saturday.

Mandaviya said the initiative aims to ensure rapid supply of fertilizer to farmers, standardize supply and reduce the burden of subsidies in terms of higher transport costs.

Currently, there is a cross movement of fertilizers due to brand preference in different parts of the country, he said.
“Meanwhile, the Center has rejected the request of the Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to approve houses for 13 lakh additional ‘eligible beneficiaries’ under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) .

In a letter to Union Rural Development Minister Giriraj Singh in April this year, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya had urged the Center to approve 13 lakh houses as part of of the PMAY-G in 2022-23, in addition to the 11.66 lakh houses approved as per the “Awaas+” list in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

However, in his response sent in May, Singh told Maurya that the UP had already received the “full and final” allocation of 11.66 lakh houses as recommended by the expert committee.
“The Indian Institute of Agricultural Research (IARI) has confirmed that the mysterious disease causing ‘dwarfism’ of rice plants, reported mainly in Punjab and Haryana, was caused by the Southern Rice Black Striate Dwarf Virus (SRBSDV) The virus is spread by the insect pest white-backed leafhopper, which injects it by sucking the sap from most young plants.

“The presence of the virus was detected both in the infected plants and in the body of the insect vector, from which the RNA was isolated. But the virus was not found in seeds collected from infected plants. The virus is phloem-specific and is not transmitted through seeds or grains,” AK Singh, director of IARI, the first institute based in New Delhi, told The Indian Express.
“In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old woman from Dumka district in Jharkhand who was set on fire by a stalker on Tuesday died of her injuries in the early hours of Sunday. His death sparked protests from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal in the town of Dumka, following which restraining orders were issued.

Police said a 19-year-old Shahrukh Hussain had been harassing the woman for “some time”.

Shahrukh was arrested the same day along with another person, Chotu Khan, who provided the gasoline. Police sources said the two would be convicted of murder.
In an alleged ‘honour’ killing case, police exhumed the body of an 18-year-old Muslim girl on Sunday, a day after she was buried by family members in a village in the district of Basti.

Police decided to exhume the girl’s body after finding the body of a 19-year-old Dalit man, who lived in the same village and disappeared two days ago.

Police arrested the girl’s two brothers and her cousin for murder and destruction of evidence. The police also invoked the SC/ST Atrocity Prevention Act against them. ”
“Rahul Gandhi would be sued to return as Congress Speaker as there is no one in the party other than him who has pan-Indian appeal, veteran leader M Mallikarjun Kharge said.

The opposition leader in Rajya Sabha said anyone aspiring to lead the party should be known nationwide and have the support of Kanyakumari in Kashmir and West Bengal in Gujarat.

“He should be a man recognized and accepted by the entire Congress party,” Kharge told PTI here on Friday. “So no one is there (in the party with such stature). He recalled that all the top leaders had ‘forced’ Sonia Gandhi to join and work for the party, and had asked Rahul Gandhi to ‘come to fight “.


“Finally, the Border Security Force on Saturday morning arrested a Pakistani national who was attempting to cross the international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Identifying him as Mohammad Shabad, 45, from Sialkot, officials said BSF noticed suspicious movement near the border early in the morning and fired warning shots before taking him into custody.

However, nothing incriminating was found in his possession.

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