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    In 2017, BJP had won 35 of the 37 seats where the margin of victory was more than 40,000 votes, but out of 63 seats that had winning margins of less than 10,000 votes, it had won only 26 seats while opposition Congress won 35. The party now plans to roll out a ‘vistarak yojna’ in the next 15 days under which senior functionaries, mostly with an RSS background, will be given the responsibility of a district each to assess the situation in every ward and mandal, address grievances of party workers, and report to party leaders.

    In 2017, BJP had won 35 of the 37 seats where the margin of victory was more than 40,000 votes, but out of 63 seats that had winning margins of less than 10,000 votes, it had won only 26 seats while opposition Congress won 35. The party now plans to roll out a ‘vistarak yojna’ in the next 15 days under which senior functionaries, mostly with an RSS background, will be given the responsibility of a district each to assess the situation in every ward and mandal, address grievances of party workers, and report to party leaders. Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope has said that if Covid cases in the state increase further then the govt will have to make mask compulsory. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that the terror attack in Karachi only underlined the need for all countries to take an "undifferentiated" position against terrorism. indian casino los angeles Addressing a media briefing, State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Jochen Flasbarth said Germany is looking for a broader green and sustainable development partnership with India. The agreement covers a broader range of subjects related to sustainable development goals, he added. In February this year Meghalaya Prevention of Gambling Act, 1970 was nullified by the state government. The state cabinet approved the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Ordinance, 2021. The senior BJP leader, addressing a media-conference at Shivamogga, said he will meet chief minister Basavaraj Bommai in Bengaluru on Friday and submit his resignation. He said he will request the CM for a speedy investigation. The minister's decision followed a brief telephonic chat with the chief minister. While speaking on the Russia-Ukraine Conflict, the newly-appointed Army Chief Manoj Pande on May 01 emphasised the importance of non-kinetic means of warfare, such as information and cyber warfare.Spe... Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made a strong pitch for use of local languages in courts, contending that it will increase the confidence of common citizens in the justice system and they wil... At present, Uttar Pradesh houses 856 active cases. In the last 24 hours, 1.13 lakh tests were conducted and 170 new COVID-19 patients tested positive for the virus. In the same period, 110 people recovered from the infection. The progress of the vaccination campaign is satisfactory but there is a need to accelerate the inoculation of children, the spokesperson said., ​​​Naz Shah, Labour Party MP from Bradford West and shadow minister for crime reduction, took to Twitter on Thursday to convey to Johnson that the UK's foreign relations must not just be based on trade and internationalism but also on human rights.
    The finding by researchers at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) also suggests that eight months after primary infection may be an optimum time to receive the first vaccine in those with prior infection.
    The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday admitted the state government's application challenging the acquittal of journalist Tarun Tejpal in a 2013 rape case. The sessions court had last year acquitted Tejpal of all charges, following which the state government filed a petition before the High Court challenging the order. Tejpal had challenged the maintainability of the application.

    The Adijati Maha Sammelan in Dahod that the prime minister is scheduled to attend is expected to garner a two-lakh strong crowd. In Dahod, Modi will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 1,400 crore.

    Suman Bery has previously served as Director General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the global chief economist of Royal Dutch Shell. He was also a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Statistical Commission and the Reserve Bank of India's Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy.

    The government has cancelled FCRA licences of the two NGOs after they "failed to adhere to rules mandated to be followed under FCRA on many grounds and violated it", an official privy to the development told ET.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-21 00:12:12 )