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Delhi Budget 2021-2022: AAP govt says Delhi to bid for Olympics in 2048

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented Delhi’s first paperless budget in the state Assembly.

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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented Delhi’s first paperless budget in the state Assembly. Sisodia said the AAP led-government has plans to create sports infrastructure in the city, so that it can host the Olympics in 2048 in the national capital.

We hope that we create the sports infrastructure and the culture to be considered a serious bidder 25 years down the line, said Sisodia.

Presenting the seventh budget in theme ‘Desh Bhakti’, Sisodia said his government has planned to collect Rs 43,000 crore tax to fund the proposed budget expenditure. It has proposed to collect Rs 44,100 crore as tax revenue, however, due to pandemic, the collection is expected to go below the target.

The budget laid out a vision for Delhi’s progress as the government intends to increase Delhi’s per capita income to the level of Singapore by 2047. The per capita income of a Delhi resident will be equal to the per capita income of a Singapore resident, added Sisodia.

While one fourth of the Rs 69,000 crore budget has been kept aside for the education sector. Sisodia said education needs to become a mass movement in Delhi. The government has planned to start a virtual model school, a new law university called Delhi Law University and a voluntary mentorship programme called Youth for Education.

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Amid the pandemic, Rs 9,934 crore-health budget has been allocated as the fight against Covid continues. While allocating rws 50 crore for vaccination drive, Sisodia said that Delhites will continue to get free vaccines in government hospitals. 

For women, mohalla clinics will be open across the city to cater to their gynaecological issues and other specific health issues which they are not comfortable talking about. Initially 100 such clinics would open, said Sisodia.  Also, anganwadi hubs will be available to women to use in the afternoons as Saheli Samanvay Kendra which can be used as incubation centres for women who want to start small businesses, he added.

Ahead of the 75th Independence Day, Rs 45 crore has been allocated to install 500 flags across the city. Also Rs 10 crore each has been allocated for the celebration of contribution of Bhagat Singh and B R Ambedkar by holding programmes through the year. 

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Further in the budget, Sisodia mentioned that a Delhi armed forces preparatory academy, where children would be trained to enter the armed forces would open across the city. The river Yamuna will become clean in the next three years as work on interceptor sewages is close to completion.

The Delhi government has plans to create sports infrastructure in the city, though it can host the Olympics in 2048 in the national capital. We hope that we create the sports infrastructure and the culture to be considered a serious bidder 25 years down the line, said Sisodia.

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Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, his wife welcome baby girl

The couple welcomed their first child on Monday morning.

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and his wife Rajshree Yadav are blessed with a baby girl. The couple welcomed their first child on Monday morning.

The news of the arrival of the little bundle of joy was shared by Tejashwi’s sister Rohini Acharya with a beautiful poem. She also shared the photo of Tejashwi holding the newborn and captioned it that her house now echoes a joyous squeal. God has given such a gift of happiness.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader also tweeted that God has been pleased and sent a gift in the form of a daughter.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal was among the first ones to congratulate the minister.

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He wrote, Many many congratulations to you and your entire family, Tejashwi ji, for this blessing of Mata Rani on the holy days of Navratri. Lots of love and blessings to daughter Rani, God bless your family always, he added.

Tejashwi, the heir apparent of former Union minister and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav, married his long time friend Rajshree Yadav on December 9, 2021. Rajshree, who hails from Rewari in Haryana, has been living in Delhi since childhood.

Tejashwi and Yadav studied together at DPS School in Delhi’s RK Puram.

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Rahul Gandhi’s Savarkar remark upsets Uddhav Thackeray, warns remarks over Savarkar would create cracks in Opposition alliance

Shiv Sena UBT chief also advised Gandhi that the alliance of the Uddhav faction, Congress, and NCP was made to protect democracy. He further stressed that the alliance needs to work unitedly.

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Rahul Gandhi’s press conference ruffled not only the feathers of the Centre but also the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena. Thackeray on Sunday raised a caveat citing that the use of Savarkar’s name in bad light would lead to creating cracks in the Opposition alliance.

Uddhav Thackeray said that he idolises the Hindutva Ideologue VD Savarkar and further warned Rahul Gandhi against using Savarkar’s name in a bad light. Thackeray further said that Savarkar suffered through unimaginable torture in Andaman cellular jail for 14 years and further said that the accounts of his torture are not tactile and can only be read.

UBT Shiv Sena Chief further called the jail term of Savarkar as a form of sacrifice and warned Congress that they will not tolerate the insult of Savarkar.

Thackeray further said that Savarkar is his party’s god and further cautioned that the party won’t tolerate any disrespect towards him. He further said that his party is ready to fight however raised a caveat that they won’t tolerate any insult toward their god.

Shiv Sena UBT chief also advised Gandhi that the alliance of the Uddhav faction, Congress, and NCP was made to protect democracy. He further stressed that the alliance needs to work unitedly.

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Thackeray also said that Rahul Gandhi is being provoked deliberately but if the alliance wastes time in this, democracy will vanish from the country.

The caution and or warning by Uddhav Thackeray comes after Rahul Gandhi, in his Press Conference, post his disqualification from Lok Sabha, said that his name is not Savarkar, his name is Gandhi and Gandhi does not offer an apology to anyone. Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the parliament after he was convicted in a defamation case for using Modi surname.

Following Gandhi’s disqualification, various Opposition parties including the Shiv Sena UBT party joined hands to slam the Centre. Thackeray, while reacting to the news of Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, said that Modi is not India and further questioned if the freedom fighters sacrificed their lives for such an India. He further stressed that questioning Modi is not about insulting India.

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Malayalam actor Innocent dies at 75

The unfortunate news of Innocent’s death was met with mourning as Kerala Chief Minister, as well as senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar, offered their condolences.

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Notable actor from the Malayalam film fraternity and also an ex-Lok Sabha MP, Innocent died on Sunday. The 75-year-old Malayalam actor was hospitalized earlier this month. According to the hospital, Innocent was diagnosed owing to which, the actor faced various respiratory issues, as well as multiple organ failure that led to heart failure.

It was also reported that the Malayalam actor was put on cardiopulmonary support, which helps is a machine that helps in pumping and oxygenating the blood. Innocent was also known to have battled with cancer after being diagnosed in 2012. Following the former MP’s journey to beat cancer, he also wrote a book titled ‘Laughter in the Cancer Ward”.

The unfortunate news of Innocent’s death was met with mourning as Kerala Chief Minister, as well as senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, BJP’s Khushbu Sundar, offered their condolences.

Kerala CMP Pinarayi Vijayan said that the deceased actor claimed the hearts of the with his unique style of acting and further added and said that as a public figure, innocent impacted the lives of people by raising their issues.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to offer his condolences to the actor’s family. Tharoor in his tweet wrote he is mourning the loss of a character actor, comedian, and one-time Kerala MP. He further wrote and said that aside from being a brilliantly inventive and talented actor, Innocent was also a fine human being.

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He further added and wrote that it was a pleasure for Tharoor to interact with in the Lok Sabha. The Congress leader ended his tweet by writing rest in peace and Om Shanti.

BJP’s Khushbu Sundar also took to Twitter to offer condolence as she wrote in a Tweet that she was devastated to hear the news of Innocent’s death. She further wrote and said that the nation lost a great actor and a great human..

She further termed the deceased actor as a legend and further highlighted his passing to be synonymous to loss of a priceless gem. Sundar further wrote offered condolences to the former MP’s family and friends.

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