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Centre Sensational Decision: Withdrawn Haj Subsidy




New Delhi:

Central government made a sensational decision on Tuesday. The government had decided to take off the subsidy for Haj pilgrims. Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced the decision on Tuesday. The decision made under the agenda to empower the minority communities without appeasement.

Generally, the money which we spent on the subsidy for Haj pilgrims, now will be used for the education of girls and women of the minority community, said Naqvi. This is the first time in India that around 1.75 lakh pilgrims will go to the Haj that too without subsidy. Last year around 1.25 lakh pilgrims went to the Haj said, Naqvi.

By putting an end to the subsidy we could save around Rs 700 crore and that subsidy we could use it for the education of Minorities especially for girls, said Union Minister Naqvi.  Around Rs 700 as a subsidy was given to the Haj Pilgrims after the B.J.P came to the power.

In 2014 the centre spent around Rs 577.07 crore as a subsidy for the Haj pilgrims and the next year it was reduced to  Rs 529.51 crore. Around Rs 405 crore was spent on pilgrims in 2016.

The decision of cancelling the subsidy on Haj pilgrims was made after the government has given permission for the Muslim women (around 1300) those who above the age of 45 to go on pilgrimage without a Mahram (unmarriageable male kin) in this year.

Actually going to Haj by ship is cheaper than the flying, Saudi Arabian government has also agreed to allow the people to go Haj by ship said, Naqvi.

Last year Naqvi said the central government would stop the subsidy for the Haj pilgrims in accordance with a Supreme Court order. The supreme court had asked the government to gradually reduce and abolish the subsidy which is given to the pilgrims by 2022.







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Maharashtra Farmers withdraw protest: Gov agrees to demands




It is not easy for the Indian farmers to be identified for their protests. But in Maharashtra farmers were successful in bringing down the government to agree their demands. Over 35,000 farmers who started a long rally on March 6 and walked 185 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai to meet the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

For not to cause any disturbance to the public the farmers have decided to march at night Their protest finally ended on a positive note. On Monday evening Maharashtra government announced that they have agreed most of the farmers’ demands including the right to forest land and waiver of loans. So that farmers have decided to withdraw their protest as the government agrees to their demands.

Thousands of farmers across Maharashtra started a long march from Nashik and reached Mumbai to voice their demands includes a complete farm loan waiver, implementation of  M.S. Swaminathan Commission report, transfer of forest lands to tribal farmers, higher rate for what they produce, securing land rights under the 2006 Forest Right Act.

Most of the opposition parties like Congress, NCP, MNS, and Shiv Sena leaders have supported the farmers and their protest against the government.

Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray said that I don’t see the red flags, I saw their red blood which is the same as ours, whichever the flag they carry, whoever their political hero government has to hear them. It is unfortunate to be insensitive to those who feed us and put ideological cages on them.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted the Congress party stands with the farmers and tribals marching to protest against the Central and state governments. ” I appeal to PM Modi and the CM to not stand on ego and to accept their just demands he added.

The farmers were led by the All India Kisan Sabha, and the government has arranged a special train for the farmers to go to their homes.




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Irrfan Khan diagnosed with rare disease Neuroendocrine Tumour



Irrfan Khan

51-year-old actor Irrfan Khan has revealed about his health condition. Few days ago he told that he is suffering from a rare disease. He said that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease called a neuroendocrine tumour. He wrote on Twitter soon he will share the details about the disease.

Earlier this month Irrfan Khan tweeted about his disease and said he is going out of the country for the treatment. He requesting all his fans to continue sending their wishes. NEURO is not always about the brain it is not easy to search for the disease and to know about the disease on google.

Irrfan begins his statement with a quote by Margaret Mitchell — “Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect.  “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about.  Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndrocine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope.

The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As of the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research.  To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

Irrfan Khan tweeted on March 5 “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will.

My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying time, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then wish the best for me.



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