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Budget Session: From uncertainty, Govt working to build New India, says President Kovind Budget Session LIVE UPDATES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking ahead of the session, said: ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is our Mantra and this spirit will also be seen in Parliament. We are looking forward to discussing every issue." source:indianexpress

Judge in Godhra train attack case is now Gujarat law officer On the day he retired as Registrar General of the Gujarat High Court, P R Patel, who as a judge adjudicated the 2002 Godhra train burning case and awarded death penalty to 11 convicts in March 2011, was appointed Special Officer (Litigation) by the Gujarat government. Patel assumed charge of his new post with the Law Department of the state government from January 1. He had retired as Registrar General of the High Court in June 2017 but was re-employed on the post two times until December 31, 2018. source:indianexpress

Ramgarh Assembly Election Results: Congress’ Shafia Zubrai wins by 12,228 votes The Congress won the Ramgarh Assembly seat in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Thursday, with its candidate Shafia Zubrai beating BJP’s Sukhwant Singh by 12,228 votes. With this win, the Congress has secured 100 seats in the 200-member Rajasthan legislative Assembly. BSP’s Jagpat Singh came in third. Zubair won 83,311 votes, while Singh garnered 71,083 votes. BSP’s Singh won 24,856 votes. source:indianexpress

Budget is make-or-break chance for PM Modi to woo voters Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a last-ditch attempt to win voters with possible populist spending measures in Friday’s budget, risking his debt targets in the process. PM Modi is feeling the heat after his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lost control of three key states in regional elections last month, setting the stage for a contentious national vote that’s due by May. He’s coming under pressure from a resurgent opposition, which is going all out to lure voters with debt waivers for farmers and pledges of welfare grants for the poor. source:indianexpress