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Aam Aadmi Party on MSP - BJP is doing a drama of being pro-farmers, if their concern is real then they should make MSP guarantee law

Aam Aadmi Party on MSP - BJP is doing a drama of being pro-farmers, if their concern is real then they should make MSP guarantee law

On the slight increase in MSP of Kharif crops by the Central Government this year, the Aam Aadmi Party said that BJP is doing a drama of being farmer friendly. The party said that if the BJP is really concerned about the farmers of the country then it should make an MSP guarantee law as per the demand of the farmers.

 Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Chandigarh on Thursday, AAP spokesperson Harsukhinder Singh Babbi Badal said that the cost of agriculture has increased by about 70 percent in the last several years and the Modi government is patting its own back by increasing the MSP by only 7 percent.

2 killed, 5 missing as torrential rain lashes Chinese province

2 killed, 5 missing as torrential rain lashes Chinese province

Two persons died while five others were missing after torrential rain hit Huangshan City in east China's Anhui Province, local authorities said on Thursday.

The downpour between Wednesday night and Thursday morning also left more than 200 residents needing emergency rescue. So far, more than 2,100 residents have been relocated, news agency reported.

The city also upgraded its emergency response for flood control from Level III to Level II.

Russian air defence intercepts 15 Ukrainian drones

Russian air defence intercepts 15 Ukrainian drones

The Russian air defence systems intercepted and destroyed 15 Ukrainian drones overnight during a series of attacks that caused damage and resulted in one fatality, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported on Thursday.

According to the Ministry, a drone attack caused a fire at an oil depot in the Takhtamukay district of the Republic of Adygea, covering an area of approximately 400 sq mt, news agency reported.

The fire has been fully extinguished, said Murat Kumpilov, Head of the Republic, on his Telegram channel. No casualties or threats to residents were reported in the attack.

3 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

3 IS militants killed in airstrikes in Iraq

Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Thursday in airstrikes in the northern province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said.

Based on intelligence reports, Iraqi warplanes carried out an airstrike at 6:30 a.m. local time in the rugged area of Wadi al-Shay, southwest of the namesake provincial capital Kirkuk, leaving three IS militants killed, according to a statement from the Security Media Cell, a media outlet affiliated to the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.

The warplanes carried out another airstrike on the nearby caves and tunnels used by the militants, news agency reported.

Pay Commission for staff of aided educational institutions in Punjab: Cheema

Pay Commission for staff of aided educational institutions in Punjab: Cheema

Punjab Finance Minister, Harpal Singh Cheema, on Thursday said the government has given in-principle approval regarding the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission for employees of aided educational institutions.

Cheema in a statement said the decision would benefit the employees of aided schools and colleges under the Departments of School Education, Technical Education and Industrial Training, non-teaching staff of these institutes under the Higher Education Department, and also retirees of aided schools.

“The Administrative Departments have been directed to issue notifications for implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission of the employees of aided institutions and retirees of aided schools,” he said.

Used to cheat unemployed people of lakhs for salary of Rs 18 thousand, 8 arrested

Used to cheat unemployed people of lakhs for salary of Rs 18 thousand, 8 arrested

Gurgaon Police has busted a call center that was cheating unemployed people of lakhs of rupees in the name of getting jobs abroad. The accused used to take a salary of Rs 18,000 from the fake call center in exchange for duping lakhs of rupees from the unemployed. Police have arrested eight people including four girls in this case.

The accused have been identified as Delhi residents Narendra Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Kajal, Ranjan Kumar, Jind resident Vikrant Singh, Azamgarh resident Garima Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh resident Agnes Franesh and Ganganagar Rajasthan resident Sahil Poonia. During preliminary interrogation, the accused told that he used to run a website in the name of International Job Solution and used to contact job applicants through the profiles on Shine.com.

Wildfires rage across California, engulf acres of forest

Wildfires rage across California, engulf acres of forest

The fast-growing Sites wildfire in Northern California remained just 5 per cent contained, officials said.

The Sites Fire, about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento, the capital city of the western US state of California, broke out on Monday and is among over a dozen wildfires that have ripped through the state, news agency reported.

The blaze, currently the largest and fastest-growing wildfire in Northern California, has engulfed some 15,656 acres in Colusa County. Evacuations are ongoing, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Sensex jumps 141 points, Nifty closes above 23,550

Sensex jumps 141 points, Nifty closes above 23,550

India's benchmark indices closed in the green on Thursday following a rally in metal and banking stocks.

At closing, Sensex settled at 77,478, up 141 points or 0.18 per cent, and Nifty was up 51 points or 0.22 per cent, at 23,567.

Banking stocks were also up during the day. Nifty Bank closed at 51,783, up 385 points or 0.75 per cent.

Buying was seen in midcap and smallcap stocks on Thursday. The Nifty Midcap 100 index was up 522 points or 0.95 per cent at 55,473 while the Nifty Smallcap 100 index was up 110 points or 0.61 per cent at 18,266.

Rinku Ghosh was inspired by her 'two mothers' for her role in 'Anokha Bandhan'

Rinku Ghosh was inspired by her 'two mothers' for her role in 'Anokha Bandhan'

Bhojpuri actress Rinku Ghosh, who plays Sadhna in the show 'Anokha Bandhan', shared that she took references from both her mothers -- biological and mother-in-law -- to play this character.

The show revolves around the vibrant relationship between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law.

Speaking about the show and her character, Rinku said: "Sadhna is a very loving and caring mother with a lot of shades. When it comes to her son Vardaan, she is a very vulnerable mother, but when it comes to her daughter-in-law, she is strong and supportive."

Bhojpuri actress Rinku Ghosh, who plays Sadhna in the show 'Anokha Bandhan', shared that she took references from both her mothers -- biological and mother-in-law -- to play this character.

The show revolves around the vibrant relationship between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law.

Speaking about the show and her character, Rinku said: "Sadhna is a very loving and caring mother with a lot of shades. When it comes to her son Vardaan, she is a very vulnerable mother, but when it comes to her daughter-in-law, she is strong and supportive."

AAP demands Supreme Court to form an SIT to investigate this matter without the pressure of the corrupt Modi government

AAP demands Supreme Court to form an SIT to investigate this matter without the pressure of the corrupt Modi government

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab lambasted the BJP government for jeopardizing the future of 24 lakh students who appeared in NTA NEET this year on May 5th. The party appealed to the Supreme Court to form an SIT to investigate this matter and demanded the strictest action against everyone involved.

In a press conference at the party office on Thursday, AAP spokesperson Bikram Jit Passi raised questions about the question paper leaks, result date, grace marks and on the silence of NTA (National Testing Agency) on the matter. The AAP leader said that we cannot afford the silence of anyone on this matter, it is about the future of 24 lakh students, this matter cannot be taken lightly. He was accompanied by Advocate Inderjit Singh and Gagandeep Singh in this press conference.

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