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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis meets Ram Vilas Paswan; seeks extension of subsidy on raw sugar exp

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday and sought extension of subsidy on raw sugar exports and hike in import duty on the sugar to 40 percent to help cash-starved mills clear cane arrears to farmers. Fadnavis also demanded creation of buffer stock of 50 lakh tonnes of sugar at factory level in the state and increase mandatory ethanol blending with petrol from the current 5 percent to 10 percent. Paswan said that sugar products should be used with diverted with ethanol. Jan 17, 2015
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BJP applauds PMs suggestion of subsidy for poor, Congress calls it farce

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): BJP on Saturday applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he suggested subsidy for poor. Modi had said that he would not cut subsidies, reform the complex tax system to attract foreign investment and work to make the government system fast and flexible. With the budget just six weeks away, the Prime Minister made it clear that he would not cut subsidies. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government is not providing subsidy but is taking away people’s money. Jan 17, 2015
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ED officer probing Bikram Majithia transferred; politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The Congress and the AAP slammed the BJP and the SAD after reports emerged that Enforcement Directorate Assistant Director Niranjan Singh, who was investigating the synthetic drug racket case and also summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26, has been transferred to Kolkata. Jan 17, 2015
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AAP Supporter Vishal Dadlani calls Kiran Bedi 'opportunist'

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party supporter and music director cum singer Vishal Dadlani on Saturday hit out at BJP’s new member Kiran Bedi. Dadlani said that Kiran Bedi is an opportunist and she wanders from one place to another, hunting for opportunities. Further, he said that Arvind Kejriwal is standing alone for the welfare of Delhi and all are trying to corner him from different sides. Jan 17, 2015
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Delhi Polls: Politicos react on possibility of Kiran Bedi becoming BJP's CM candidate

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Saturday targeted former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who joined the BJP few days back and could be the CM candidate of the party in the upcoming Delhi polls. Launching a scathing attack, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singh said that ambition of becoming a chief minister has forced Bedi to do a somersault. Jan 17, 2015

Seven Maoist sympathisers surrender in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Jan 17 (ANI): Seven Maoist sympathisers surrendered before authorities in Chhattisgarh, a senior police official said. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force, Komal Singh said the surrendered Maoist sympathisers would be rehabilitated and provided monetary assistance as per government schemes. Chhattisgarh is a hotbed of Maoist rebels and security forces have mounted major operations against them. The Maoists, also known as Naxals in India, are inspired by the political philosophy of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong. They say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. Jan 17, 2015