On the face of it, there’s little in widespread between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor, the 2 leaders who may face off in opposition to one another if the Congress president election does certainly go right into a contest. Nonetheless, each the 71-year-old Gehlot and the 66-year-old Tharoor convey qualities to the desk which the grand outdated occasion, struggling to shake off its existential disaster, wants. Gehlot has formidable organisation expertise, Tharoor has just about none; Gehlot is seen as entrenched, Tharoor an outsider freed from occasion’s baggage.
The Bombay Excessive Courtroom at the moment directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) to demolish unauthorised parts of Union Minister and BJP chief Narayan Rane’s eight-storey bungalow in Juhu. The BMC had first inspected Rane’s residence in February this yr to take measurements and decide illegalities, if any. Subsequently, on March 4, it issued a discover to Rane mentioning a number of adjustments of use on all flooring of the constructing with out an occupation certificates. The demolition is prone to be carried out on every flooring of the bungalow, besides the seventh flooring. The order is seen as one other setback for Rane and a brand new chapter within the bitter feud that he has been concerned in with the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena for 17 years.
Aam Aadmi Celebration (AAP) nationwide convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who arrived in Gujarat’s Vadodara at the moment, mentioned the BJP “threatened house owners of 13 venues” that the AAP was attempting to e-book for a celebration occasion within the metropolis. Stating that the BJP was resorting to “gundagardi (hooliganism)”, Kejriwal additionally mentioned that the AAP, in contrast to the BJP, will implement prohibition in Gujarat with out permitting illicit liquor commerce. Kejriwal additionally mentioned that the AAP will proceed to uphold the legislation of prohibition of alcohol in Gujarat if elected to energy.
Gujarati film Chhello Present (Final Movie Present) has been chosen as India’s submission to the Greatest Worldwide Function Movie class on the ninety fifth Academy Awards. Directed by Pan Nalin, the movie stars Bhavin Rabari, Bhavesh Shrimali, Richa Meena, Dipen Raval and Paresh Mehta. It premiered at Tribeca Movie Competition in 2021. In October 2021, Chhello Present received the Golden Spike on the 66th Valladolid Worldwide Movie Competition.
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Whereas the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi has been shifting forward by means of the southern states now, a march of the Adiwasi Mahasabha in Sukma within the party-ruled Chhattisgarh has been denied permission by the district administration, prompting senior CPI chief and ex-MLA Manish Kunjam to name out the grand outdated occasion for its “double requirements”. Nonetheless, regardless of the denial of permission from the authorities, the Adiwasi Mahasabha kicked off its march from Silger at the moment. The yatra has been taken out to spotlight varied tribal points and considerations and to remind the Bhupesh Baghel-led state authorities of their alleged unfulfilled guarantees for the progress and improvement of tribals within the state. A senior Congress chief says the occasion’s resolution to disregard the yatra will price the occasion closely within the 2023 polls.
From the Urdu Press: The spectre of the Babri Masjid demolition haunted the Urdu dailies as they spotlighted the Varanasi district court docket’s resolution to permit the listening to of the plea in search of the precise to worship deities throughout the Gyanvapi mosque, ruling that it’s not barred by the Locations of Worship Act, 1991. The information about Vedanta-Foxconn’s resolution to shift its venture to Gujarat from Maharashtra; Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarks on the Ukraine struggle throughout his assembly with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the SCO Summit; and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra have been additionally lined by the Urdu dailies.
With a purpose to scale back the usage of chemical fertilisers by incentivising states, the Union authorities plans to introduce a brand new scheme – PM PRANAM (PM Promotion of Alternate Vitamins for Agriculture Administration Yojana). The proposed scheme intends to scale back the subsidy burden on chemical fertilisers, which is anticipated to extend to Rs 2.25 lakh crore in 2022-2023, which is 39 per cent larger than the earlier yr’s determine of Rs 1.62 lakh crore. What’s the scheme, and why is it being launched? We clarify.