Ahead of the 2024 National Elections, Union Minister Smriti Irani wrote a letter to the Indian Railway Minister, demanding change of station names. Dates October 21, in the letter, Irani sought name change for stations in Amethi; Kasimpur should be changed to Jayas City. 2. Jayas to Guru Gorakhnath. 3. Bani to Swami Paramhans. Misrauli to Maa Kalikan, Nihalgarh to Maharaj Bijli Pasi, and two others, to the Indian Railways.
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Twelve US members of Congress have written to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), urging to issue criminal summons to Dow Chemical Company in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The letter signed by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Pramila Jayapal, and Congressman Frank Pallone Jr, asked that the Dow Chemical Company — the key accused in the tragedy — respond to India’s repeated summons to appear in court.
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Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to point out that no agenda was listed for the special Parliament session and to raise nine issues, including violence in Manipur and price rise, for discussion during it. The letter read, "None of us have any idea of its agenda. All we have been communicated is that all five days have been allocated for government business."
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena expressing alarm over the recent surge in crimes in the national capital. Kejriwal has proposed a meeting between the Delhi Cabinet and the LG to discuss the matter and find solutions, after being disturbed with the rising crimes. AAP Leader emphasized the urgent need to enhance police patrolling and engage with residents to address the escalating crime situation.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced to skip the NITI Aayog Governing Council Meeting, scheduled for May 27. In this regard, CM Kejriwal wrote to PM Narendra Modi and said, "What's the point of attending Nit Aayog meeting when cooperative federalism is a joke," The decision to boycott NITI Aayog was taken amid rift between the Central Government and Delhi Government. Recently. Central Government passed an ordinance to reverse SC order.
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Union Minister G Kishan Reddy wrote a letter to Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, expressing concern that its "inability" to utilise funds approved for compensatory afforestation and forest and wildlife conservation. In the letter Reddy said the Centre approved Rs 1,737.75 crore for compensatory afforestation over the last three years, of which only Rs 1,127.93 crores has been utilised while Rs 609.82 crore remains unused, having negative… read-more
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Former-Planning-Commission member Bhalchandra Mungekar wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi protesting removal of subjects relevant to Indian history from consideration for abroad scholarships for Scheduled Castes students. "I legitimately feel that many students would not apply and that would defeat the purpose of the scheme," Mungekar added. Ministry informed Parliament themes or courses related to Indian Culture, Heritage, History, and… read-more
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Twitter on July 11 formally responded to Elon Musk's letter on the termination of the $44 billion Twitter purchase. According to Twitter's counsel, William Savitt, the firm has not "breached" any of its "obligations under the Agreement." The letter also stated that Musk's request to cancel the proposed $44 billion transactions is "invalid and wrongful." According to Savitt, the arrangement is still in effect.
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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, asking to stop the "destruction" ensuing in the national capital. Slamming the BJP-led government's anti-encroachment drive, Sisodia called it "bulldozer politics" of the BJP and claimed that the civic bodies are planning to raze 63 lakh dwellings in the national capital. He called it huge destruction, which will make 70% Delhi-population homeless. Sisodia demanded centre… read-more
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Rezbin Abba, an 18-year-old from Kerala's Malappuram district, has been sending letters to strangers who've become friends from 43 nations for the past three years. She's written and received 70 letters so far. Reportedly, she began writing letters when she received a letter in 2018 from a friend living in the US. "I don't care if people tease me for being old school in this tech-savvy world," said Abba.
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