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Birla and Adani in Lucknow on July 28 and 29.



Uttar Pradesh:  The second Groundbreaking Ceremony to be held in Lucknow on July 28 and 29. The ceremony will be inaugurated by home minister Amit Shah while Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will preside over the closing ceremony.

The two day session will launch around 215 projects worth more than Rs 60,000 Crore.

During the investors’ summit held in 2018, the Uttar Pradesh government had signed MoUs for the investment of Rs 4.68 lakh crore with various public sector undertakings, private companies and industrial houses.

State Minister for industrial development Satish Mahana said: “The state government plans to launch industrial and infrastructure projects worth almost Rs 70,000 crore next month. The projects come from the 1,047 MoUs, the state government and companies signed during the ‘UP Investors Summit’ in Lucknow in February 2018.” The projects lined up for foundation laying at the proposed groundbreaking event pertain to different sectors, including electronics, infrastructure, food processing and textiles.

On July 29 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore during the first groundbreaking. He had also exhorted Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra to race for becoming India’s first trillion dollar state economy.



Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.




New Delhi: The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana pronounced the order on a petition seeking issuance of fresh date for the execution of death warrants in the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital in December 2012.

Expressing satisfaction over the latest court order, Nirbhaya’s mother said, “I’m satisfied and happy. I hope the convicts will finally be hanged on March 3,” Asha Devi told mediapersons.

The case pertains to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

On January 31, a trial court had stayed “till further order” the execution of the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).

Of the four convicts, Pawan has not yet availed the remedy of either curative petition or mercy plea.

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