Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After driving in the snow and freezing rain on a cold January morning, Matt Reese and Ty Higgins hoped to thaw things a bit by covering some hot topics in agriculture for the 1st Ohio Ag Net Podcast if 2018, brought to you by AgriGold. Matt highlights his conversations with Dr. Tony Forshey and Director David Daniels with the Ohio Department of Agriculture about the upcoming County Fair season. Matt also talks water quality with Dr. Kevin King with USDA. Ty recently caught up with Dr. Carl Zulauf about the prospects of a 2018 Farm Bill actually happening in 2018.
Posters declaring Union Minister and BJP MP from Nawada in Bihar, Giriraj Singh, as “missing” sprung up on the walls in his constituency on Wednesday. The posters also announced a reward of ₹11,000 to those who would provide information about him.“Union Minister and MP from Nawada Giriraj Singh has been missing for last several years…the people of Rajauli are desperately searching him…whoever sees him or gets him are kindly requested to inform the people of Rajauli…those who will inform about him will be rewarded with ₹11,000,” said the poster donning a large-size picture of Mr. Singh, who is Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Hindutva standRajauli is a subdivision of Nawada district, the parliamentary constituency of Mr. Singh. Mr. Singh has been often hitting headlines for his hard Hindutva stand and statements. In 2016 too a “missing” poster was pasted for Mr. Singh in Barbigha town of his constituency for non-development of the area. Soon the Minister visited Barbigha and held a meeting with the locals. Mr. Singh, though, has been visiting his constituency every now and then while holding meetings with the locals, say many in his constituency.“The poster has been pasted by some anti-social elements belonging to Opposition parties to defame our MP… everyone knows that our MP visits different parts of his constituency every month,” said Ranjit Kumar, local BJP leader in Rajauli. The local BJP workers and leaders have removed the posters. “Only recently our MP had visited several villages in the Meskaur block of Rajauli…people must be aware of such rumour-mongers and mischief makers,” said district BJP president Sashi Bhushan Kumar ‘Bablu’. Locals said the MP had promised them renovation work on National Highway-31 but it had not been started yet despite several reminders to him.
The body of Haryanvi folk singer Mamata, who went missing on Monday, was found in Rohtak district with the throat slit, police said on Friday.DSP (Rohtak) Rohtash Singh said a complaint was registered by the 40-year-old singer’s family on January 16, alleging that she went missing the previous day.He said the family told them that Mamta left home with her associate to attend an event in Gohana.“The associate, Mohit, said when they were on their way, they came across a car at Lahli village. Mamta joined its occupants, saying she was going to Kalanaur and will join him in Gohana soon. However, according to her family, she went missing thereafter,” he said.Body found in bushesThe body was found in bushes at Baniyani village on Thursday, the DSP said.“Her body bore injury marks, which seemed to have been inflicted by a sharp-edged weapon. The body was sent to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, for post mortem,” he said.The DSP said the jewellery that she was wearing was intact on the body.A murder case has been registered against unknown people. “We are questioning various people. We are also going through her call records and are hopeful of getting an early breakthrough in the case,” he said.It may be recalled that in October 2017, singer Harshita Dahiya was shot dead in Panipat district.