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MP budget announces cow welfare fund hikes grant for Waqf Board

first_imgBhopal: The Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh Wednesday presented its maiden budget aiming to please various sections of society wherein it has proposed to allocate Rs 132 crore for the welfare of bovines and hiked grant to the state Waqf Board and Haj committee.The budget, presented by Finance Minister Tarun Bhanot, also proposes a three-fold hike in the honorarium for the priests working in the registered temples. The minister said a budgetary allocation of Rs 8,000 crore has been made to waive remaining loans of the farmers in the state. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!He said the ruling Congress had written off loans worth Rs 7,000 crore of 20 lakh farmers within 128 days of coming to power. “A provision has been made to generate employment for youths under which the skill training programme would be given an impetus. “Besides, the grants for the Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board and the Haj committee have been hiked. More than Rs 821 crore has been earmarked for the OBC and Minorities Department,” Bhanot said. “Scriptures revere cows and for this a grant of Rs 132 crore has been proposed for the welfare of bovines,” he said, adding that the private sector would also be roped in for this purpose. Bhanot also said that the budget proposes a three-fold hike in the honorarium for the priests working in registered temples.last_img read more

Police officers share bag of chips with hungry illegal immigrant after arresting

Two police officers took a selfie of them sharing chips with a hungry suspected illegal immigrant they arrested on the side of the M1.PC Kieran Dempsey and PC Charlie Amodio, from Leicestershire Police, bought the food for the 35-year-old man after he was picked up walking on the hard shoulder of the motorway on Tuesday.The man was arrested under the Immigration Act but the officers dropped by a fast food outlet after he explained how he had not eaten for several days.One of the officers tweeted selfie pictures showing them in the front of their patrol car with the suspect sitting in the back seat tucking into a bag of chips.Writing on the @LeicsPoliceRPU page, the cops said: “Male found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK. Male found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK. He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟 pic.twitter.com/4VQMFwsTLN— Leicestershire Road Policing Unit (RPU) (@LeicsPoliceRPU) 19 June 2018 A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police confirmed officers had found the man on the M1.They said: “It was a report of a man sitting on the barrier of the M1 motorway. He wasn’t seen near a car so there were concerns as to why he was there.“Officers attended and following inquiries a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences. He remains in custody.” “He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine… a bag of chips!”Many praised the officers’ actions. One Twitter user said: “Great stuff! The human side of policing is being shown here.”Facebook user Jonno T wrote: “Never felt so proud of British cops. What a gesture of human kindness. The US could learn a lot from this little country.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more