UDDHAV

4 MINISTERS INDUCTED IN MAHARASHTRA CABINET

Murari Singh, Mumbai: Several days have passed since the formation of government in Maharashtra, but the cabinet has not been extended yet. The winter session is set to begin in Nagpur, which makes it necessary for the government to administer oaths and constitute the cabinet. In a quick decision, 4 ministers namely, Eknath Shinde as Health Minister, Chhagan Bhujbal is expected to be given the public portfolio, Subhash Desai as Industries Minister while Jayant Patil will be given responsibility of the Finance Ministry. The decision will be formally announced by late evening on Thursday. Consecutive cabinet meetings are already being heald among Shiv Sena MLAs.

KASHMIR

KASHMIR GRIPS UNDER SEVERE COLD, MERCURY DIPS DOWN TO SEVERAL NOTCHES

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Kashmir Valley is reeling under severe cold as Mercury dips down to Minus 2.5 in Srinagar while the rest parts of Kashmir dips to several notches. The cold weather has badly affected the people of Kashmir. As ever since decade previous three years witnessed coldest start up of December months. Separated UT Ladakh shivered under minus 13.5 while as Kargil records minus 17. Drass remained coldest with minus 25 degree Celsius. As per the Meterological department officials, Srinagar marked the day temperature of 10.9 degrees Celsius against night temperature of -2.4 degrees Celsius. Jammu recorded a maximum of 22.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius.

The weather will remain mainly dry and cold in next 4-5 days and due to that there will be further decrease in night temperatures. North Kashmir’s Kupwara district recorded a low of minus 11.3 last night while night temperature in Pahalgam in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 9.3 degree Celsius last night. The resort was colder than Gulmarg and the coldest place in the Valley.

TAJ

AFTER 370 YEARS, TAJ SET TO TRANSFORM

Manvendra Malhotra, Agra: The symbol of love, Taj Mahal is set to go through a major transformation as 400 stones on the floor will be replaced. These stones will be replaced for the first time in 370 years after the construction of the Taj Mahal. For this, red stones have been brought in from Bansipaharpur in Rajasthan and marble from Makrana.

The brilliant white floor stones will be replaced for the first time after the grand monument. Archaeological Survey of India had already completed the tender process to replace these stones. After the stones are placed, their carving will begin. They will be carved in the outer area of the monument to protect it from particles during stone cuttings. Prior to the setting of the marble on the floor, they will be cut with machines and carved with chisels and hammers. During this time, very fine particles of stone get scattered through the wind.

The frequent tourism in Taj Mahal has gradually led to the deterioration of the flooring.  Therefore, the work of carving the red stones will be done in the workshop located on the side of the Dussehra Ghat and the marble (white stone) will be done in a different location.

Construction of Taj Mahal was completed in the year 1648 and the floor’s stones have remain unchanged since then.

DHANKAR

RIDGE DEEPENS BETWEEN MAMATA AND DHANKHAR

Monisha Mondal, Kolkata : West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have continued to be at loggerheads following tense situations and disagreements.

Their tense ties suffered a major blow after Dhankhar was made to wait in front of locked Gate no 3 of the state Assembly, designated for the governor.

The governor accused the assembly speaker of insulting him by cancelling a scheduled meeting “at the last moment”. Later he entered the Assembly premises through Gate no 4, meant for media persons and officials.

He addressed to media persons outside the gate following the incident. “I simply came here to see the historic building. Assembly not being in session does not mean that the secretariat is closed, ” Dhankhar said.

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24 HOUR SHOPPING IN MUMBAI

Murari Singh, Mumbai: Aiming to recover from recession faced by thousands of industries and business that across Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, met BMC chief Praveen Pardesi and Mumbai Police Chief Sanjay Barve regarding a vital step for keeping hotel restaurants and shopping malls open 24 × 7 in specific areas of Mumbai.

The decision was taken keeping in mind the law and order situation as top officials assured of being competent on their responsibilities.

Pertinently, Shiv Sena’s youth leader MLA Aditya Thackeray had written a letter to former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the previous BJP government, demanding a boost in employment, including falling business, recession in Mumbai, but the then CM Fadnavis had not paid much heed to it. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray believes that the growing unemployment among the youth and the 24-hour engagement within shopping mall hotels / restaurants will increase business and the recession can be halted to a great extent and Mumbai may once again return to its lost glory.

Numerous business circles and hotel restaurant associations in Mumbai have welcomed the decision of the Chief Minister and the initiative of Shiv Sena MLA Aditya Thackeray.

ENG

TIGHT SECURITY COVER IN SRINAGAR TO FOIL 114TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAMME OF NC PATRON

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Heavy deployment of security forces was seen around the graveyard at Hazratbal area in the outskirt of Srinagar city where National Conference founder, Father of detained Dr Farooq Abdullah and First Prime Minister of J&K Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah is buried. Today is Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s 114th birth anniversary and authorities have imposed section 144 to stop any mass functions.

Police contingents have been deployed to stop any protests by the NC activists as both Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah along with scores of party leaders continue to be under detention since last 4 months, after 370 was abrogated in J&K.

KASHMIR SNOW

AMID VEGETABLE PRICE CRISIS: LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT KASHMIRI “HOOKH SUEN” USED IN WINTERS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: As vegetable prices in India have gone up tremendously, pertaining to the fact that Kashmir Valley despite facing clampdown since August 05 witnesses “Not Much Change” in the prices of vegetables. Moreover, in spite of winters, fresh vegetables are available in Srinagar. Earlier this year, when the newly framed UT was holding the position of statehood, the government then took initiative to provide poly houses and subsidised rates to farmers. This helps farmers to grow vegetables in winter season.

BJP

PARTIES GEAR UP AS JHARKHAND 2 ND PHASE CAMPAIGNING ENDS

ANM News Desk: Campaigning for the 2nd phase of Assembly elections in Jharakhand will end on Thursday. 20 assembly constituencies spread over 7 districts will go to polls in this phase on Saturday.  Voting would take place in East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, Saraikela-Kharsawan, Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla and Simdega districts.

Chief Minister Raghubar Das, BJP working President Jagat Prakash Nadda and senior party leader and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath are expected to hold public meetings.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha working President Hemant Soren, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha President Babulal Marandi, All Jharkhand Students’ Union Chief Sudesh Kumar Mahto and RJD leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav are also scheduled to address election rallies.

Addressing the Protection of rights of tribal people over water, forest and land, issues of reservation and employment are the main focus of politicians in the rallies.

LIQUOR

ILLEGAL LIQUOR WORTH 10 LAKH SEIZED

Lokesh Vyas, Jodhpur: The Nasirabad Sadar police station at Ajmer in Rajasthan has seized 250 boxes of Haryana-made liquor being carried inside separate boxes in a container. The price of which is being estimated at Rs 10 lakh. The mafia  uses several methods for smuggling Haryana-made liquor in Nasirabad, Ajmer, Rajasthan, in the city of Rajasthan, in other states including Gujarat.

Police officer Kailash Bishnoi said that he received information that a truck full of Haryana-made liquor was being taken to Gujarat. When his team blocked the road and started checking, a container was found near the driver’s seat following which it was emptied. On opening the box 250 liquor bottles of different brands were found in it. The driver of the truck Mahendragarh, a Haryana resident Ashok Kumar and a helper Sandeep Kumar have been arrested and a case has been registered against them. They are currently in custody and are being questioned. For now, he has confessed to supplyin liquor in Gujarat. Further investigations are on to nab the main man behind the smuggling.

VOTE_ENG

KARNATAKA GOES FOR ASSEMBLY BY-POLLS

ANM News Desk: Bypolls in 15 Assembly constituencies of Karnataka began on Thursday morning at 7 am. The polls on these seats are being held following the disqualification of 17 MLAs who had resigned from the Assembly in July over their differences with the Congress-JD(S)coalition government.
 
The elections for 15 out of 17 seats are being held on Thursday since the poll body had withheld the elections for two seats – Maski and Rajarajeshwari – as the petitions against these Assembly constituencies are pending in the Karnataka High Court.
 
BJP, Congress and JD(S)are the major parties contesting in these polls.