Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan launches scheme on the lines of PM-KISAN


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister on Saturday inaugurated ‘Mukhyamantri Kisan Kalyan Yojna’ on the lines of Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) Scheme.

The Chief Minister announced that Rs 4,000 will be transferred to accounts of 1,75,000 farmers in the state every year in two instalments under the scheme.

Speaking on occasion, Chouhan raised questions over opposition’s protest against farm bills saying that farmers will be benefited.

He said the Centre has Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme under which Rs 6,000 will be transferred to farmers annually. “My government thought to increase Rs 4,000 further so that farmers can get Rs 10, 000 annually,” he said.

He said a farmer has the right to sell his crops according to his choice.

“No question of stopping the Minimum Support Price (MSP). If a buyer tells a farmer that he will buy soybean and both sides enter into an agreement, where is the problem?” he asked.

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Dr Reddy’s enters Rs 28,000 cr market with multiple sclerosis drug in US


Dr Reddy’s Laboratories on Saturday said it has launched Dimethyl Fumarate delayed-release capsules, used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), in the

The company’s product is a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Biogen’s Tecfidera delayed-release capsules, the Hyderabad-based drug firm said in a statement.

According to IQVIA Health data, the Tecfidera brand and generic market had sales of around $3.8 billion (about Rs 28,000 crore) in the US for the most recent twelve months ending in June 2020.

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Paris Cleaver Attack Suspect Says Wanted To Target Charlie Hebdo


A Pakistan-born teenager has admitted to stabbing two people with a meat cleaver outside the former Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, investigators said Saturday, with nine people now detained over what the government condemned as “Islamist terrorism”.

The 18-year-old, named by investigators as Hassan A. said he wanted to avenge the republication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by the satirical weekly, which in January 2015 was targeted in a massacre carried out by Islamist gunmen.

The attack on Friday came three weeks into a trial in Paris of suspected accomplices in the January 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo, a policewoman and a Jewish supermarket that left 17 people dead.

A source close to the investigation told AFP that “everything points to (the suspect) acting alone”, adding that he was not flagged for suspected radicalisation, speaks a little French and had planned to start training as a builder.

But eight other people are now also under arrest following two more detentions Saturday.

The two new individuals arrested were the suspect’s younger brother and another acquaintance, a judicial source said.

A., who said he was born in the Pakistani city of Mandi Bahauddin and is 18-years-old, “takes responsibility for his

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