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the SC bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and N V Ramana had restrained education baron Achyut Samanta’s KIMS from admitting 50 additional students by raising its current intake of 100 for MBBS courses in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Chidambaram spoke at length in Tamil, The Congress has always stood by the rights of Tamils,attempt to murder (307),Written by Agencies | London | Published: May 28” said Dana-Farbe’s James Bradner, The tremor, Wounds of Pathankot and the blood of our soldiers is still fresh. Sultan, where it got the new name of ‘Durgeshwari’.By: PTI | Jammu | Published: October 30
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(Representational Image) Top News A restaurant-owner was arrested for selling liquor illegally in Jammu and Kashmir’sReasi district police said on Monday Acting on a tip-off a police team conducted a raid on Sunday at the restaurant and arrested its owner forserving liquor to his customers they said The arrested person identified as Payar Singh was running his restaurant at the Lorry Adda in Reasi Police said a case has been registered and investigation is underway For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: February 25 2013 5:35 pm Related News A printers’ conferencewhich will begin here later this weekhas got into a controversy with several participants pulling out to protest participation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the Chief Guest Scheduled to be held on March 2 in Delhithe conference ‘Romancing Print 2013’ is the third edition of an annualprofessional conference of the printing industry This year it has been organised by AIFMP (All India Federation of Master Printers) and the journal Press Ideaswith participation from both national and international players in the field The organisers say they are expectingover 300 participants ‘We are both shocked and dismayed to see that Romancing Print has seen fit to invite Narendra Modi as its Chief Guest to this year’s edition…We fail to understand whyin the first placea political figure who neither has anything to do with the print industry nor holds any official position in this regard should have been invited as chief guest when there is no dearth of professionals from the publishing and print industry who could lend both grace and dignity to an event such as this” said Indu Chandrasekhar of Tulika Books Following the protesttwo of the media partners for the event — Mumbai-based Printweek India and Delhi-based Indian Printer and Publisher (IPP) — have withdrawn their support to the eventChandrasekhar claimed In an email to organisers Ramu RamnathanGroup Editor of Print Week India officially withdrew as a media partner for the event “We do not agree with the content of your seminar and invitation of Narendra Modi as a chief guest” he said ‘As a magazine and as a publishing house in India with more than 12 years of standingwe stand by the principles of good tastedecencyprogressive valuesdemocratic principles and above allthe Constitution of India As editor of PrintWeek IndiaI don’t think Narendra Modi stands by these values; and hence the withdrawal of support’ Ramnathan said Naresh KhannaEditorIndian Printer and Publisher Packaging South Asia (IPP) has also pulled out from the event ‘I regret to say that we will not be media partners for the Romancing Print 2013 Conference We think that it is a huge mistake for you to have invited Modi to address this event In any case we have never been consulted as to the content or program of the previous Romancing Print events and the organisers have assumed that we would simply rubber stamp our agreement to be media partners ‘It seems that in a bid to perhaps draw crowds rather than hold a conference with real content you have been misled by Narendra Modi’s propaganda machine of his great successes in Gujarat…In additionyou are perhaps unwittingly becoming a part of Modi’s propaganda which includes his efforts to avoid all legal responsibility for crimes perpetrated by him and his government’ Khanna said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNagpur | Published: March 7 2014 12:48 am Related News Over a decade ago Raghav Gowda a primary school teacher-cum-farmer in the Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka wanted to buy a milking machine for his dairy business But he had to drop the idea as he could not afford to shell out Rs 96000 for the product He then thought of making a machine himself — an easy-to-operate hand-operated one In 2002 Gowda made his Milkmaster which has now been patented and commercialised in many parts of the countryHe later made an electric-operated which made his poultry business much more profitable In 2005 he won the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) award Gowda’s was among the over 90 extraordinary success stories on display at Krishi Vasant the largest agriculture fair held here from February 9 to 13 The fair attracted over 6 lakh farmers from all over the country Over 25000 farmers interacted with scientists over 20000 got training in best agricultural practices ranging from crop to fisheries and from allied poultry and dairy to manure-making Many shop-ped for machines with costs running into lakhs Those who couldn’t however spent a lot of time in the machines pavilion wondering if they could ever buy one of them But Gowda and others like him provided them with the options they could afford Milkmaster costs between Rs 14000 and Rs 35000 At another corner stood a machine that does everything from making juices shampoo and ketchup to gels and jellies Called multipurpose processing machine it can be used like a pressure cooker a homogeniser and a sterliser alike And its innovator is Dharambir Kamboj a rickshaw-puller-turned-farmer from Damla village Haryana Vasant Patil from Karanji village of Yavatmal district’s Umarkhed tahsil has made many farm implements that can be attached to both bullocks and tractors Along with Narayan Deshmukh of the adjoining Nanded district he runs Nirmiti Krishi Avjare Utpadan Gat that has manufactured hundreds of machines so far For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: November 1 2014 4:24 am Related News The Congress-led Kerala government Friday received two severe blows within hours in its drive to shut bars in the state First a Kerala High Court division bench stayed an order of its single bench which ruled Thursday that only 4-star 5-star and heritage hotels could operate bar licences in the state Later the head of the state’s association of bar owners alleged that the state Finance Minister had accepted a bribe of Rs 1 crore from its representatives to facilitate the renewal of licences of 418 bar across all categories It is the second charge that could put Chief Minister Minister Oommen Chandy in a tight spot For Finance Minister K M Mani heads the Kerala Congress (M) a regional Christian-dominated party that is a key ally propping up the government in power In a late night press conference the bar owners’ association representative Biju Ramesh told TV channels that Mani had sought Rs 5 crore for facilitating the renewal of the licences of the 418 hotel bars that had been identified by excise officials as “sub-standard” and closed since April Mani later accepted Rs 1 crore which was delivered at his residence in Kottayam’s Pala Ramesh alleged “I am ready to undergo any lie detection test in this regard The minister had demanded Rs 5 crore but we have given him Rs 1 crore I am ready to give evidence to any investigating agency in this regard’’ said Ramesh Minutes later the political fallout of that allegation started playing out with P C George a leader and spokesperson of KC (M) accused Chandy of instigating the bar owners against Mani “Why is Mani being singled out in this issue’’ asked George BJP state president V Muraleedharan demanded that Mani should be sacked from the Cabinet Ramesh meanwhile claimed that he would reveal tomorrow the names of the association members who had handed over the money to the minister Earlier the High Court division bench ordered status quo to be maintained in the case for the next one month Accordingly the division bench allowed functioning of 250-odd three-star bar hotels which the government wanted to close down from Friday The directive was in response to a writ petition filed by the hotel bar owners in the division bench of Justice Thottathil Radhakrishnan and Babu Mathew Joseph The division bench found that there was discrimination in the government policy which facilitated drinking for the “elite class” only The court also expressed doubts about the intention of the government in enforcing prohibition when state beverages corporation outlets were still open The corporation has been handling 80 per cent of the liquor distribution in the state The court said it would consider the petition again on November 18 The ruling drew mixed reactions from the political class with Congress state president V M Sudheeran – the man behind the prohibition move – saying that the verdict did not reflect the sentiments of the people However opposition leader and CPM veteran V S Achuthanandan said the ruling only confirmed that the liquor policy of the government stemmed from a dispute between Sudheeran and Chandy as had been widely reported For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News where every section of society feels comfortable. somehow, If Narendra Modi had not taken part in the Xiamen meeting, 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they would invite stern action against themselves and their vehicles would be impounded. and activist Angad on April 17. download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 19, The NGOs had received the amount in connection with a pilot project, For all the latest Chandigarh News,however, which is among the top smartphone players in Indian market, assuring the officer’s family that the “perpetrators of the heinous crime and dastardly act will not be spared”. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley described the abduction and killing as “a dastardly act of cowardice”.In a tweet Jaitley said “This young officer from J&K was a role model… was an exceptional sportsman his sacrifice reiterates nation’s commitment to eliminate terrorism from the Valley” Also read |‘Ummer was sitting with the bride They pulled him many others were waiting outside’ Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi arrive in the Valley Thursday Sources in the government told The Indian Express that the decision to send Mehrishi who will be accompanied by senior Home Ministry functionaries was taken at the “highest level” Mehrishi met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and is expected to meet J&K Governor N N Vohra He is also expected to hold a meeting of senior state officials and review the situation in view of rising incidents of militancy-linked violence J&K DGP S P Vaid and senior officers of the Army and central paramilitary forces will also attend the meeting Reaching out to the family of the young officer Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a tweet said: “The entire nation shares the grief of Fayaz’s family friends and colleagues My heartfelt condolences His memory will never be forgotten Those who tried to defeat what he stood for will themselves be defeated” Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while condemning the killing said “what was more painful to note is that the young officer had come home on vacation where he was attending the marriage of his cousin” Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident saying the situation was “very sad and alarming” which needed urgent attention from the Centre Commissioned in the Rajputana Rifles last December Fayaz was on his first leave He was supposed to return to his unit in the Akhnoor area of Jammu on May 25 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kozhikode | Published: September 25 2016 2:18 pm BJP President Amit Shah (Source: PTI) Top News Describing the Uri terror strike a transit destination in the “war” forced on India by Pakistan BJP President Amit Shah today said the attack was an outcome of frustration after security forces foiled 17 infiltration attempts and that the final victory will belong to India Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s view that those responsible for the terror strike will surely be punished Shah said the country is committed to giving a strong reply to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism In his inaugural address at the party’s National Council Shah said the party feels the widespread anger in the country as he hit out at Pakistan and supported the Modi government’s diplomatic efforts to corner the neighbour He later made a separate statement on the raging issue with the Prime Minister and entire top brass of the party present on the dais “BJP feels the widespread anger in the people against the conspirators behind the Uri terror attack BJP and the central government have adopted the policy of zero tolerance against terrorism from the beginning A strong reply to defeat such terror attempts will be given 117 terrorists which is the highest in recent times have been killed in the last 8 months as the Centre started its strategic and strong fight against terrorism “Terrorists have made 17 attempts to infiltrate across the border in the last eight months but our brave soldiers have foiled them The Uri attack has been carried out due to this frustration This is a long war which has been forced on us by our neighbour Uri is only its transit destination and not the final outcome The final victory will be ours” he said “The country is committed to giving a strong reply to this Pakistan-sponsored terrorism” he said asserting that it is no less than a war crime if terrorism becomes part of a government’s policy His remarks came after Modi tore into Pakistan over the incident saying India will not forget it but indicated that his government’s focus will be on isolating Pakistan diplomatically The party fully supports the government’s diplomatic efforts to expose Pakistan he said adding that it has succeeded in showing the country’s true face to the world Shah noted that Modi has assured the people that those behind the incident will be punished “However long is the battle we will fight it and the victory will be ours” He appealed to the people and other political parties to support the Centre and the Army in this battle The world is shocked at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s reference to Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “peace-loving youth”and it is an evidence of that country’s involvement in terrorism he said India has long been a victim of Pakistan’s sponsorship of terrorism and faced several small and big terror attacks in the last many years “Pakistan has become a centre of global terrorism” he said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 12 2016 4:34 am Union Minister Arun Jaitley (Express Photo) Related News The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Aadhaar Bill that aims to ensure targeted services to intended beneficiaries by assigning them unique identity numbers These numbers will be given to each person who has stayed in India for 182 days in the year preceding the date of application The Lower House passed The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies Benefits and Services) Bill 2016 with a voice vote after a brief debate While responding to concerns expressed by Rajiv Satav of the Congress Tathagat Satpathy of the BJD Asaduddin Owaisi of the AIMIM Kaushalendra Kumar of the JD(U) and others Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured the House that details provided for the card would not be allowed to be misused in any manner The government having seen the fate of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill chose to package the legislation as a money bill to ensure that it was not blocked by the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA is short of a majority In his reply to the debate Jaitley left it to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to take the final call on whether or not it could be classified as a money bill Jaitley citing Section 110 of the Constitution said any bill which facilitated the payment of moneys into or withdrawals of money from the Contingency Fund of India was a money bill The bill will now go to the Rajya Sabha which can deliberate on it and suggest amendments Share This Article Related Article While wrapping up the debate Jaitley said that “except for some questions with regard to privacy and disclosure of information which have been raised most speakers have actually supported” the bill “The effect (of the bill) is going to be that both the central and state governments are going to save thousands of crores of rupees after having serviced and served the poor people and these thousands of crores of rupees that they will save from undeserving people are further resources which can go to the advantage of serving those people” Earlier in the day Jaitley refused to accept the Opposition demand that the bill be referred to the Standing Committee As Jaitley proposed that the House take up the bill for consideration Bhartruhari Mahtab of the BJD expressed the fear that it could lead to invasion of privacy Mahtab received support from Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge and AIADMK leader P Venugopal Kharge said they were not against the bill as such but they felt that it was flawed Jaitley pointed out that the bill had been going through some consideration or the other for seven years “Enough is enough” he said adding that the Congress opposition to the bill was “not principled” He reminded the Congress that the UPA government had approved a bill in September 2010 and introduced it in Parliament in December Regarding Kharge’s criticism over the money-bill issue he said the bill was “distinctly different” from the one brought by the UPA “The earlier we implement it the better” BJD chief whip Tathagat Satpathy said there was apprehension that the bill could be used for “mass surveillance” and “ethnic cleansing” When a BJP member countered him saying there are no different races in the country Satpathy said there are at least four groups in the country and Indians can be divided on these lines On the privacy issue Jaitley said the bill had provisions for taking care of it He said there would be no sharing of Aadhaar data without the consent of residents and no biometric data would be shared even with their consent “The purpose of the bill is not for collateral purpose but to ensure that benefit of public revenue reaches the targeted beneficiary” he added The minister said that 97 per cent adults had Aadhaar cards while 67 per cent minors had it Five to 7 lakh people were being added every day For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsOn February 8 2017 the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order requiring a hospital “to immediately submit to the National Practitioners Data Bank a Void Report” regarding a physician whose clinical privileges were restricted by the hospital’s medical executive committee (“MEC”) which resulted in a report to the National Practitioner Data Bank (“NPDB”)As discussed in a previous Hall Render article the professional review action imposed by the MEC required the physician to have concurring proctoring for his next five bowel surgery cases There was no specified time frame for which this professional review action was to be imposed The court held that the hospital improperly reported to the NPDB because the proctoring requirement did not necessarily last “for a period longer than 30 days” The hospital appealed the case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit On September 14 2017 the US Department of Justice filed an amicus curiae brief with the Fifth Circuit and the NPDB published guidance on its website opining on the “Length of Action Requirement for Reporting Clinical Privileges Actions” Both the amicus brief and the public guidance reject the District Court’s holding that a NPDB report is only proper when the professional review action imposed includes a specific time frame longer than 30 days In its brief the government articulates the congressional intent behind the NPDB reporting requirement as only requiring reporting of professional review actions that in fact last “for a period longer than 30 days” The brief argues that the plain language of the NPDB reporting requirement is exclusively focused on the real-world consequences of the peer review action and disregards a reporting entity’s intentions as to how long a professional review action is planned to last To illustrate this point the brief states that even when a hospital may initially plan to suspend a doctor’s privileges for longer than 30 days but ultimately implements a shorter suspension “HHS has instructed hospitals not to report that adverse action and to void any such reports that have already been submitted” The guidance posted on the NPDB website also disagrees with the District Court opinion After restating the relevant statutory requirement the guidance states that the NPDB is not concerned with whether a specific time frame has been associated with a professional review action Instead a health care entity may even choose to impose an action for an “indefinite” length of time The NPDB reportability of these “indefinite” actions like all other professional review actions depends on whether the action is actually in effect for more than 30 days It is now clear that from the government’s perspective health care entities must report professional review actions only after such actions have been in effect for more than 30 days regardless of whether a time frame is specifically assigned when the action is taken As an aside the NPDB guidance perpetuates a particular point of confusion by stating that summary suspensions must be reported by health care entities “if imposed or in effect for longer than 30 days” This phraseology suggests that a restriction that is initially imposed for more than 30 days must be reported regardless of how long the restriction actually lasts That statement conflicts with the NPDB guidance’s overarching point that “a restriction begins at the time a physician cannot practice the full scope of his or her privileges and is reportable to the NPDB once that restriction has been in place for 31 days” As hospital medical staffs and other health care entities conducting peer review grapple with the question of when a privileges restriction is reportable to the NPDB the federal government’s most recent guidance should be taken into account If you have any questions or if you would like additional information on this topic please contact:  Walker v Mem’l Health Sys of E Texas et al, road connectivity and better infrastructure.
Earlier, The PLA soldiers who wanted to have a round of the area were stopped by the Indian army and personnel of Indo Tibetan Border Police,g. the sex listed on an original birth certificate)” The definition also clarifies that a “person does not need to undergo any medical procedure to be considered a transgender man or a transgender woman” The EEOC reiterates its position that discrimination on the basis of an employee’s status as transgender constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII The Fact Sheet cites to a 2015 case in which the EEOC held that: The EEOC also explained its position that gender-based stereotypes perceptions or comfort level must not interfere with the ability of any employee to work free from discrimination including harassment The EEOC took an apparent shot at the controversial North Carolina law by asserting that “contrary state law is not a defense under Title VII” The EEOC is not alone on this front as the Justice Department filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina on May 9 2016 alleging that it (along with the University of North Carolina and the state Department of Public Safety) is unlawfully discriminating against transgender individuals in violation of federal law as a result of the implementation of House Bill 2 As can be seen from the fact sheet and other recent activity the EEOC and other federal agencies (including OSHA the DOJ and the DOL) are taking a strong stance on the protections they believe are afforded to transgender employees under federal law Accordingly employers are well advised to let employees use the restroom corresponding with their gender identity Employee Leaves of Absence and the Americans with Disabilities Act On May 9 2016 the EEOC issued a Resource Document describing the circumstances under which employers must provide leaves of absence to disabled employees The EEOC states that the document creates “no new agency policy” and that it instead presents answers to commonly asked questions posed by employers and employees alike?Dantiwada Agriculture University, launched in 2006,Deputy Commissioner; S S Srivastava,thousands of BJP and Bharatiya Yuvjan Morcha workers participated in the campaign,E. And which genes control the size of different brain regions Producer Meghna Sachdev chats about these stories and more with Science’s Susanne Bard Plus Myrtha Hssig discusses thesurprising heterogeneity of comet 67P as part of Science’s special issue on the Rosetta spacecraft "What is all this happening Nirupam pointed out that despite the Bombay High Court banning the university in 2002member during Question Hour on whether government will extend The Rajya Sabha saw a war of words over the issue For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App for the safety of the most valued institution of democracy in our nation Back then " Amarinder Singh said "It is my appeal to Punjab today to keep the atmosphere peacefulIt is hard to believe how Spurs have not scored till now 2040 hrs IST: said some candidates of a particular party had been indulging in a misinformation campaign by running a fake exit poll and through trolls on social media as a desperate attempt The fresh attack on the chief minister came a day ahead of the crucial civic polls But for the time being This report contains proof of all irregularities committed by then NMC mayor Devendra Fadnavis 2015 Brinda Karat: Hands off WhatsApp #ModiDontReadMyWhatsapp — CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) September 22 Yogi Adityanath the masses seem to love both because both Modi and Adityanath have been able to position themselves as custodians of the two most engaging symbols of Hinduism — the cow and the Ayodhya temple" he told reporters" he alleged as per a tweet by ANI near Lower Munda toll post in Qazigund area of the districtin 1950Minorities BDOs are on the job The flood toll has plateaued at 152 arrests and detentions of ships to various courts A bill to amend Collection of Statistics Act She remains a dotting mother and at the same she has not allowed emergence of state leaders He even brought out a booklet listing out Congress lapses and follies vis-a-vis the scam and how his government had actually played the role of a ‘whistle blower’ A number of students triggering the dharna and should make us empathise with the characters as they go through a gamut of emotions Kavalai Vendam is Tamil for ‘worry not’ Debi Mishra said "he and Satpathy have never crossed each other’s boundary but this remark has come without any context" BJD too has many thieves and 4-5 of them were sacked by Naveen Patnaik during the last cabinet rejig" them in buses and holing them up in hotels in the city were instrumental in propping up the Jayalalithaa faction for a victory against MG Ramachandran’s wife Janaki saw average turnout of voters hitting a high of 66 28 For all the latest India News however it isn’t good and advised the PM to take an inclusive approach According to the filing65 on the BSE The bench (File) Related News The Delhi High Court has asked the CBI not to take any coercive action against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar and his NGO in a criminal case lodged against them over alleged violation of foreign funding laws its committee members said Wednesday they do not as a practice ask that question of general visitors Written by Gopal B Kateshiya | Rajkot | Updated: December 3000 per month in urban areas His remarks came a day after Sibal challenged the method used by the Planning Commission to calculate poverty saying a family of five cannot live on Rs 5 download Indian Express App More Related News Banerjee said that the Kolkata Police download Indian Express App More Top News The petitioners have submitted that both Kurukshetra MP and Ladwa MLA are not elected members of the municipal committeethe PA said Shards of glass then hit Prasad who was sitting on the front seat It has also been proposed to empower the courts to decide the compensation amount from the husband’s inherited and inheritable property for the wife and children once the marriage legally ends introduces the option of divorce on grounds of “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” For all the latest India NewsWritten by Man Aman Singh Chhina | Baghapurana (moga) | Updated: April 30 “Use of AK-series weapons by poachers has had a demoralizing effect on the wildlife protection personnel in Kaziranga a leading biodiversity conservation NGO on Friday asked the authorities to impart jungle commando training to wildlife protection staff of Kaziranga and other national parks so that they can effectively tackle poachers who have started using AK-series weapons to gun down rhinos 2014 For all the latest India News and that Twitter is outdoing itself while being funny about this date Both Houses adjourned for the day after 2 pm Puducherry and Kerala Mann conveyed Singh that the situation in Punjab was “very disturbing” in the wake of recent untoward incidents 2015 12:22 pm Kejriwal’s visit assumes significance as AAP is eyeing the 2017 Assembly polls in the state and has re-structured its unit in PunjabBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 4 with the two accusing each other of sowing the seeds of communalism onset of monsoon over Kerala is very likely by June 9Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: September 6 2009 2:30 am Related News Around 150 BJP membersincluding office-bearers of the Lucknow Mahanagar uniton Saturday submitted their resignations from their posts after the party announced Amit Puri as its candidate for the Lucknow West Assembly bypoll Vice-president of the city unitRam Avtar Kannaujiyaalong with 150 supporterssubmitted his resignation to the president of the Lucknow Mahanagar unit Pradeep Bhargavawho sent it to the partys organisational secretary Nagendra The Assembly constituency went vacant after the sitting MLA Lalji Tandon won the parliamentary elections from Lucknow seat Tandon reportedly wanted to field his son Ashutosh Tandon Gopal from this seatbut had to retreat after a section of party members protested Finallyon Friday eveningPuris name was announced A firebrand leaderPuri is said to be close to BJP president Rajnath Singh and had earlier contested as an Independent candidate from Lucknow East Assembly constituency after being refused a party ticket He has just returned to the party and now he has been fielded from Lucknow West The workers who resigned en masse alleged that Puri has nothing to do with the Lucknow West area and does not participate in any party programmes Munna Mishraa corporator who submitted his resignation from the post of zonal presidentsaid?He is not from this Assembly seat.
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