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BJP govt. has pushed farmers into acute distress: Hooda

first_imgSetting the tone of the campaign ahead of the State Assembly polls, due in the later half of 2019, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government of pushing the farmers into acute distress and misleading them.Mr. Hooda was addressing a gathering in Fatehabad’s Tohana as he launched the fourth phase of his ‘Jan Kranti Yatra’.“The BJP government claims to have implemented the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission and is patting itself on the back after it raised the MSP of paddy to ₹1,750 per quintal and cotton to ₹5,150 per quintal, claiming that farmers are being given 50% profits but that’s far from truth,” said Mr. Hooda.He added that the revised MSP is based only on part of the input costs, not comprehensive costs as suggested by the Swaminathan Commission and added that the Congress would provide 50% profits to farmers on C2 costs.Mr. Hooda alleged that the State government has also failed to deliver on its promises made to the youth of the state. “Before the elections, the BJP had promised to give jobs to youth or give them an unemployment allowance of ₹9,000 per month, they have neither provided the jobs nor the unemployment allowance,” said Mr. Hooda.Power tariffsMr. Hooda said that after returning to power following the elections, the Congress government would provide relief to all sections of the society from rising power tariffs in the State. “The Congress government will provide a 50% reduction in the power tariffs after the elections,” he said, adding that the BJP government is solely responsible for the poor condition of power supply in the State.Mr. Hooda accused the government of failing to control the rise of the drugs menace in Haryana. “The State government has failed to maintain law and order. It was a matter of shame for all of us that Haryana has become the number one State in the country for crime against women. The situation has become so bad that the police have stopped registering cases and the horrible case in Panchkula is the latest example,” he said.Mr. Hooda took on the Indian National Lok Dal, accusing it for being hand-in-glove with the BJP government. “INLD’s agitation against the BJP is a sham and it would not make any impact, even if they continued to agitate for 50 years.”last_img read more

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Apple TV Plus Bird Bird team up for Sesame Workshop show Helpsters

first_img $169 Tags 97 Photos Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) Now playing: Watch this: $179 Apple Share your voice TV and Movies $179 See All Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far See It Crutchfield See It Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 “Sesame Workshop will draw on their 50 years of expertise creating children’s programming to produce live-action and animated series, and to develop a puppet series,” Apple said. While Sesame Street is one of the organization’s most famous productions, it is not a part of the Apple agreement. The new Sesame Workshop show is just one in a flurry of Apple show unveilings and partnerships spanning the gamut from a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories to a wide-ranging deal with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.  Apple’s Sesame Workshop move shows it is intent on offering a wide range of programming for all ages.  Be sure to check out everything Apple announced at the event.   Originally published June 20, 2018.  Update, March 25, 2019, 12:06 p.m. PT: Adds official announcement.  Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gamingcenter_img 0 Apple Event CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple reading • Apple TV Plus, Bird Bird team up for Sesame Workshop show Helpsters 2:47 It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service See it Apple TV 4K Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Best Buy Big Bird and a friend showed up on the Apple Event stage to announce a new show. Video screenshot by CNET The most colorful celebrity cameo at Apple’s Monday “show time” event belonged to Big Bird, the friendly oversized muppet of Sesame Street fame. Big Bird came to introduce Helpsters, a children’s show for Apple’s new TV Plus streaming video service. The big yellow fellow had a muppet friend named Cody along to help. Cody will stat in the show, which will focus on teaching coding skills to preschoolers. Apple announced in June 2018 it had given a multi-series order to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media organization behind the famed Sesame Street children’s show. Big Bird wants to help your kids learn to code on Helpsters Post a comment See It Apple Event • $179last_img read more