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  • MP CM Kamal Nath says that incentives will be given only to those companies that hire a minimum of 70% of their manpower from local people of the state
  • Chhattisgarh CM says SIT will be set up to probe the Bastar massacre which killed top Congress leaders in the state in May 2013
  • Farm loan waiver spree: Both Kamal Nath, MP CM and Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh CM, waive loans given to farmers
  • Government expands Ujjwala scheme, in which free LPG connection was till now provided to BPL families, to include all poor families
  • Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar gets life imprisonment in the 1984 Sikh massacre case in Delhi
  • India will host the Maldives President Ibrahim Solih on a three-day state visit from today
  • Triple talaq bill to be placed in LS today
  • Trains suspended, highways closed as separatists plan stir at Army camp in J&K
  • M K Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi as leader of united front of opposition parties
  • Bhupesh Baghel to be Chhattisgarh CM, to take oath on Monday
  • NGT orders reopening of Sterlite's Tuticorin plant. TN may challenge the order in SC
  • Bengal government denies permission to BJP to hold a rath yatra in the state, citing adverse intelligence reports about chances of communal disturbances
  • Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, chairman of PAC, says AG and CAG would be summoned before the committe over Rafale deal. Majority of other members refuse to toe the line
  • Congress high command still not able to decide on Chhattisgarh CM, may announce the name tomorrow
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Shahrukh Khan: True Ambassador of India

By India Commentary

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By our team of in-house writers.

People are talking about the multi-faceted Shahrukh Khan and his endless interests. The award he has won at Davos is as much a recognition of his selfless service for humanity, especially children afflicted with cancer and women traumatized by acid attacks and major burn injuries, as it is of his inherent nature of giving back the community something in return for all the love it has given him.

Through Meer Foundation, Khan has been striving to bring cheer in the lives of cancer-stricken children by paying their medical expenses and more importantly, making it less painful for them to live with the disease. If the end comes, the foundation ensures it is dignified. For women victims of acid attacks, the foundation has a multi-pronged strategy that first takes care of treatment and recovery and then helps them in overcoming the trauma and works for their rehabilitation. It is extremely important work that the foundation is doing.

At Davos, Khan was given the Crystal Award for “his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.” Those who know Khan will testify that life for him is not just acting, producing content, hosting shows, owning sports teams and other businesses. It is also being of value to society. In that sense, Shahrukh Khan, people say, is the true ambassador of India and its people.

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