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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday unveiled a "development-oriented" manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, promising an income scheme for all families, a student credit card and constitution of a task force to examine the inclusion of several communities under the OBC category.

Meanwhile, the Centre today said it has not taken any decision on the nationwide roll-out of the Register of Citizens (NRC). Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the central government had any plans to implement the throughout the country.

Earlier in the day, BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma was found dead inside his house in Delhi’s North Avenue. The police suspect that Sharma died by suicide. His body has been sent for postmortem. Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party cancelled its Parliamentary Party meeting, scheduled for this morning, after learning about Sharma’s death.

Eight people, including at least six Asian women, were shot dead at three day spas in Atlanta, Georgia area on Tuesday, police said, and man suspected of carrying out all of the attacks has been taken into custody.

Back home in India, the Lok Sabha today passed the Appropriation Bill 2021-22, authorising the government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for its working as well as implementation of its programmes and schemes.

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First Published: Wed, March 17 2021. 08:33 IST