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Rashi Bisaria | October 12, 2020

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday urged people to stay away from large congregations and diligently follow COVID-19 guidelines during the upcoming festive season, saying no religion or God asks people to celebrate ostentatiously.
Requesting people to celebrate the approaching festivals at home with their loved ones instead of going out to fairs and pandals, he said fighting against COVID-19 is everyone's foremost "dharma".
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Delhi exempts road tax on battery-run vehicles under EV policy
The Delhi government has exempted road tax on battery-operated vehicles under its new Electric Vehicle Policy, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Sunday. People have been asked to give their suggestions on the exemption of the registration fees of electric vehicles, according to a Delhi government statement. It said an order to waive the fees will be issued in three days.
Modi launches property-card scheme to aid rural households
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a property-card scheme on Sunday that he vowed would provide clarity of property rights in villages and enable farmers to use their property as collateral for loans from financial institutions. Two-thirds of India's population lives in rural areas, where few possess proper land records and property disputes are common. The government plans to use drone technology to map land parcels in rural areas and cover some 620,000 villages over the next four years, Modi said.

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