Saturday, May 21, 2005

Look, who is praising Modi!

IANS[ SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2005 07:44:31 PM ]

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AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi must be pleased with the words of praise from the New Delhi-based Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, headed by Congress president Swonia Gandhi.

The influential tank-tank has adjudged Gujarat as the number 1 state in economic freedom.

"Swonia Gandhi's trust ranks Narendrabhai Modi's governance as the best in the country," was the text of an SMS from the chief minister's office (CMO) sent out to the media here.

"It is notable that the Gujarat government's economic reforms have been praised even by a foundation close to the opposition (Congress) party," a CMO official said.

The "Economic Freedom for States of India" report was carried out by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, a think tank associated with the foundation.

After analysing economic freedom in the states, the study ranked Gujarat at the top.

The study defined "economic freedom" as "absence of government coercion or constraint in production, distribution or consumption of goods and services beyond the extent necessary for citizens to protect and maintain liberty by itself".

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

'Post-Godhra toll: 254 Hindus, 790 Muslims'

'Post-Godhra toll: 254 Hindus, 790 Muslims'

Press Trust of India
Posted online: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 1345 hours IST
Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 1354 hours IST

New Delhi, May 11: The government on Wednesday informed the Rajya
Sabha that 254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in Gujarat in the
post Godhra riots of 2002.

Stating this in a written reply, Minister of State for Home Affairs
Sriprakash Jaiswal said a total of 223 people were reported missing,
2,548 sustained injuries, 919 were rendered widows and 606 children
were orphaned during the riots.

He said an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh was paid by the government to the
next of kin of each person killed and Rs 5,000, Rs 15,000, Rs 25,000
and Rs 50,000 to those injured up to 10 30, 40 and 50 per cent

In addition, he said relief was also extended by the state government
to the victims of the riots under the heads of cash doles and
assistance for household kits, foodgrains to Below Poverty Line (BPL)
families in affected areas, housing assistance, rebuilding earning
assets, rehabilitation of small business, assistance to indusries/shop
and hotel and so on.

The state government, he said has informed that a total of Rs 204.62
crore has been incurred by it towards relief and rehabilitation
measures. The Gujarat government has also informed that they had
published the data as recommended by the NHRC, he added.

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