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New AIIMS for Jharkhand and Gujarat: Jaitley

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New AIIMS for Jharkhand and Gujarat: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced two new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand and Gujarat as part of increasing healthcare in the country. “Two new AIIMS will come up in Jharkhand and Gujarat,” said Jaitley presenting the Union Budget for fiscal 2017-18. For the first time in India the Union Budget was presented on February 1. Jaitley said the government has set new targets to eliminate Kala Azar by 2017 and Leprosy by 2018 among other diseases to be eliminated within a targeted time.

“The government has targeted to eliminate Kala Azar by 2017, Leprosy by 2018 and Tuberculosis by 2020 as part of the health policies,” said Jaitley  Jaitley said the government aims to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) to 100 till 2020. “The government wants to bring down the MMR from 167 in 2011-13 to 100 between 2018-2020,” said Jaitley. Under the new decisions taken in the health sector, Jaitley said that existing health sub centres will be converted into Health Wellness Centres. “….The government has decided to start DNB (Diplomate National Board) courses in many of the hospitals across the country,” said Jaitley.

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‘Love jihad’: Samajwadi Party to oppose law in UP Assembly, here’s why

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A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel signed the ordinance on forced religious conversions, the Samajwadi Party announced that it will oppose the ‘love jihad’ law when it comes up in the Assembly next month.

Samajwadi Party (SP)President Akhilesh Yadav said his party is not in favour of such a law and will oppose it strongly.

“On one hand, the government offers Rs 50,000 to those opting for inter-caste and inter-religion marriages, and on the other, they have brought this law. We will ask the government to bring a law which guarantees doubling of farmers’ income instead,” he said.

The SP chief accused the BJP government of planning to sell a government-owned shopping mall worth Rs 1,000 crore to a private entity at throwaway prices. He further added that an expressway was also being sold in a similar fashion.

“This will be probed when time comes. We will expose the corruption this government is indulging in,” he said.

Akhilesh further said it is ironic that the government talks of zero tolerance for corruption but, in an international survey, the country has figured on the top of the list of nations where bribery is most prevalent.

Reacting to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement of setting up 10,000 MW solar power units, Yadav said, “He does not know anything about a solar panel. During the SP government, we had set up a solar power unit. The unit produced enough power to meet the needs of an entire village, but this government snapped the supply saying the villagers have not paid bills.”

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