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It was also strongly felt that advertisements of various cryptocurrencies, platforms and exchanges do not focus on the risks involved, with 74% respondents explicitly stating that the hazards are not highlighted in an effective manner. CRASH OVER CRYPTIC BAN: P8 5 killed in accidents in Raisen, Bhind India-ADB sign $300 mn loan deal to improve primary healthcare Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a USD 300 million loan to strengthen and improve access to comprehensive primary healthcare in urban areas of 13 states benefiting over 256 million urban dwellers, including 51 million from slum areas, a statement said on Wednes. day The loan agreement was signed on Tuesday, the statement issued by the Health Ministry stated. Rajat Kumar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, signed for Government of India the agreement for strengthening comprehensive primary healthcare and pandemic preparedness in urban areas programme, while Takeo Konishi, Country Director of ADB's India Resident Mission, signed for the ADB, it said. , The study which was carried out from November 2 to November 22 in 342 districts, received more than 56,000 responses from citizens. It was conducted amidst the buzz about the Centre’s move to table a . legislation to regulate the currency The study further said that 87% of the respondent families do not have anyone trading or investing in cryptocurrencies. ‘’The first question in the study asked citizens about the level of trust they currently have in cryptocurrencies. In response, only 1% said they have “high” trust; 12% said they have an “average” trust; and 22% said it is “low”. Police commissionerate system in Bhopal and Indore will be implemented before the end of this month, said Home Minister Narottam Mishra while talking to media persons . here on Wednesday On Sunday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced plans to implement the police commissionerate system in Bhopal and Indore so that a better mechanism can be set up to control crime. The home minister added that police officers under this commissionerate system will be given additional powers by amending certain sections of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), Police Act, Motor Vehicles Act, National Security Act, State Security Act (externment from districts), Prisoners Act, Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, Government Secrets Act etc. Besides posting a police commissioner in Indore and Bhopal, a total of three officers of the rank of Additional Commissioner, 8 officers of the rank of Deputy Commissioner, and 29 officers of the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police will be posted. He further said the State Government will issue 10 notifications to implement the policing system and requisite proposals will not need the approval of the . cabinet or the state Assembly Officials will be posted under the commissionerates on the day the notification is issued, Mishra said, adding that notifications will be issued after the approval of the state's Finance and Law departments. This policing system, which has been discussed in the state for a long time, is aimed at effective crime control. Earlier underlining the need for the commissionarate system in Indore and Bhopal, the CM had said though the law and order situation in the state is better, the urban population has been increasing rapidly and metro cities are expanding geographically and population-wise. Therefore, some new problems of law and order are arising and this decision was taken as a measure to control criminal activities, he had said. Govt's 5-kg free foodgrains scheme till March 2022 Five persons were killed in separate accidents involving two-wheelers in Raisen and Bhind districts, police . said on Wednesday Three persons were killed in Raisen, while two died in Bhind in the last 24 hours, officials said. In an accident that took place late on Tuesday night, three men died when their motorcycle collided with a tractor-trolley near Sunehra Patna village on Silwani-Gairatganj road, about 110-km from the headquarters, district SDOP N P Goyal said. The victims Gopal Kewat, Laxminarayan Kewat and Ashok Kewat, all in their early 20s, were residents of Bhanpur village, the official said. Following the incident, villagers staged a protest alleging that the victims had not received timely help after the accident. In a similar accident in Bhind district, two persons were killed and another injured when their motorcycle rammed into a sta, tractor-trolley tionary Mehgaon PS in-charge D B S Tomar said. The PMGKAY has been extended several times, and the previous extension was valid till NoBriefing 30. vember about the decision, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said the Cabinet has extended the PMGKAY programme by four months till March 2022. When asked about the reasons for the extension of this scheme, Thakur explained the that Prime Minister wanted to help the poor, who had gone through the COVID-19 pandemic, with the distribution of free foodgrains for another four months even as the economy is getting back on track. The four-month further extension of the PMGKAY will cost an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the exchequer, he said, adding that the total cost of the PMGKAY would reach about Rs 2.6 lakh crore, including all five phases of this ongoing programme. In a bid to support the poor the from recovering COVID-19 shock, the Centre on Wednesday decided to further extend the free supply of 5kg foodgrains per month under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana for four months till March 2022, a decision that will cost an additional Rs 53,344 crore to the exchequer. deciThe sion, which will benefit over 80 crore ration card holders covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), was taken in the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Free foodgrains under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) scheme, announced in March last year to provide relief to the poor during the COVID pandemic, is over and above the normal quota provided under the NFSA at a highly subsidised rate of Rs 2-3 per kilogram. 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BJP workers sang Ram Bhajans at his bungalow since morning. Digvijaya Singh reached Minto Hall at noon and marched towards official residence of BJP MLA Sharma at MLA Quarters. Large numbers of Congress workers were present at Minto Hall singing, “Raghuptai RaRaghav jaram.” Several MLAs were also Police present. had placed barricades near Raj Bhavan and closed the road that led to BJP MLA’s residence. Singh asked police to allow them to go to Sharma’s residence to which the police refused. Congress workers and Singh sat down and sang Ramdhun. “Ram teaches love and inclusiveness. We want to tell BJP people about these qualities of Ram and that Ram does not propagate violence,” said Singh. After that, crowd dispersed. On the other hand, police had also barricaded BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma’s residence and did not allow entry or exit near his place. However, Ram Bhajans 'Mahant Narendra Giri was under grave mental trauma from accused' New Delhi:•Mahant Narendra Giri, the deceased president of Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad, was under such "grave mental trauma" from his estranged disciple Anand Giri, priest Adhya Prasad Tiwari and his son Sandeep Tiwari that he ended his life to "avoid defamation and insult" in the eyes of , society the CBI has said in its charge sheet. The CBI recovered a video of the Mahant, recorded before he killed himself, in which he alleged that Anand Giri was going to release an "edited video" showing him in an objectionable position with a woman, it said. The agency had filed its charge sheet on Nov 20 accusing Anand Giri, the priest of Bade Hanuman Mandir in Allahabad, Adhya Prasad Tiwari and Sandeep Tiwari of abetment to suicide and , criminal conspiracy officials said. Narendra Giri was found hanging on Sept 20. In order to buttress claims, the CBI has cited several alleged conversations of Giri with various individuals. SWAMY FINDS HIS MOJO: TMC’S DIDI t is never too even if one is Itantrums – side oflate for. eighty on the wrong $ & ! # ! % ! " " "& % ! & " ! were sung at his place. Sharma tweeted that it was Sanatani tradition that Prasad is distributed to everyone at Ramdhun, be it demons disguised as bhakts. Earlier, Singh had tweeted, ‘Victory of non-violence over violence. BJP MLA who had threatened to break knees of Congress workers kneeled down before them.” Dr Subramanian Swamy (82), who is supposedly sulking after he was removed from the BJP national executive, sent shock waves in his party by dropping in to meet TMC chief Mamata Banerjee at the official South Delhi residence of her nephew and MP Abhishek Bannerjee. The meeting has ominous portents as it was he who had brought down the Vajpayee government by organising a meeting of late Jayalalitha with Sonia Gandhi. In a tweet, an aide of Dr Swamy claimed he had met Mamata to assess the facts about the alleged atrocities on the Hindus in West Bengal. The TMC Twitter handle also confirmed his meeting with Mamata. ! " # ! & ! # " !" ! !" "! $ " $ ' " Cabinet clears Bill to repeal 3 farm laws TO BE TABLED in Parl in Winter session The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to repeal the three farm laws which led to protests at various Delhi border points by thousands of farmers for nearly a year, and it will be introduced in Parliament during the Winter session. The Cabinet approval comes following PM Modi's announcement on November 19 regarding withdrawal of the three farm legislations. He had said the Centre could not convince protesting farmers about the benefits of these laws, while urging them to end their protest. The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 has been approved to roll back the three laws which were passed by Parliament in Sep last year with an objective to bring reforms in the agriculture sector, especially marketing of farm produce. "The Cabinet has completed the formalities to repeal the three farm laws. ...In the upcoming session of the Parliament, it will be our priority to take back these three laws," Information and Minister Broadcasting Anurag Thakur told reporters. Thakur, however, did not reply to queries related to setting up of a committee to study MSP and other farm issues as announced by the Prime Minister. The winter session of Parliament will commence on November 29 and conclude on December 23. The 3 laws to be repealed are:•Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act; The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act. Akshay replaces SRK in forest dept’s message for tiger estimation Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has replaced Shah Rukh Khan in the forest demotivational partment’s message that is being used for All India Tiger and Copredator Prey and Habitat Estimate-2022, said a forest official. In previous tiger estimation that was conducted in 2018, the department had circulated its own adaptation of Shah Rukh Khan’s speech from the movie Chak De India to motivate about 10,000 field staff en- $ ( " ! & # %" gaged in tiger estimation. However, name of Shah Rukh Khan was mired in controversy after his son !" % " $ ! Aryan Khan was arrested . in cruise drug case recently # # ! # % !" “In this tiger estimation, we are using a dialogue from Akshay Kumar’s movie ‘Rowdy Rathore’ to motivate the field staff engaged in estimation,” said PCCF (Wildlife), Alok Kumar. “Sau saal zinda rahne ke liye…sau saal ki umra zaroori nahi. In saat dino me aisa kaam kar jao ki log tumhe sau saal tak yaad rakhein (100 years life in not required to keep alive your name for next 100 years. Do something in these seven days that you are remembered for 100 years).” “We are using this dialogue to motivate the forest staff engaged in estimation.