State’s Oldest Deli Partners with State’s Oldest Theatre to Celebrate Milestone Anniversary

Miracle Mile Deli’s Anniversary is a day of delicious deals and helping improve hospital stays for critically ill children and adults.

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PHOENIXMay 1, 2023PRLog — In celebration of its 74th anniversary, Miracle Mile Deli, located at 16th Street and Campbell in Central Phoenix, is donating a portion of the proceeds from all meals purchased on Wednesday, May 10 to The Phoenix Theatre Company’s award-winning nonprofit program, Partners That Heal. Valley residents can eat good while supporting a great cause on this special day.

To celebrate 74 years in business, Miracle Mile Deli is offering deals including:

  • Wednesday, May 10 is Miracle Mile Deli Day. Celebrate the deli’s 1949 opening with a $19.49 Special. Enjoy a pastrami, brisket or corned beef sandwich with a draft beer or slice of pie for just $19.49. The restaurant will also give away $100.00 gift cards every hour from 12p-7p.
  • From May 1 to June 17, 2023, to honor moms, dads, grads and teachers, buy $100 in Miracle Mile Deli gift cards and choose a bonus gift card free from the board. Bonus gift cards are valued anywhere from $20-$100.

Josh Garcia, third-generation operator of his family’s restaurant, understands the importance of being part of the community and how valuable it is to support other small businesses and local institutions.

“The work done by the professionals at Partners That Heal is very important to me and my family,” said Garcia. “We have always been big supporters of the arts and knowing this group of specially trained professional theatre artists are helping make hospital stays better for kids and adults in need is vitally important. To be able to help an acutely ill patient and their family members forget about their illness – even if it’s for just a few minutes – means the world to me and the Miracle Mile family.”

Miracle Mile Deli was founded by Garcia’s grandfather, Jack Grodzinsky in 1949. The historic Valley restaurant prides itself on being an integral part of the community, treating customers like family and serving the best pastrami sandwiches in the Southwest. The New York-style delicatessen has been recognized for its award-winning pastrami sandwiches, brisket of beef sandwiches, corned beef sandwiches and other East Coast delicacies.

For more than a decade, The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Partners That Heal program has provided support and care to more than 80,000 children, adults and healthcare workers in hospitals across Arizona through improvisational techniques including music, dance, storytelling and puppetry. The goal of the program is to alleviate young patients’ fears, lighten their moods and foster connection.

“The Partners That Heal program includes highly skilled and trained performers who work directly with healthcare providers including doctors, nurses and child life specialists, to help improve patient-provider interactions in a healthcare setting,” said Pasha Yamotahari, Partners That Heal artistic director. “Thanks to Miracle Mile Deli’s generous support we will be able to further our mission and bring these services to even more critically ill children and adults across the Valley – both now and in the years ahead.”

For more information about Miracle Mile Deli, its legacy in the Valley and specials to commemorate the anniversary, visit To learn more about Partners That Heal, visit

States to Get Incentives for Successful Auction of Mines – Minister Shri Pralhad Joshi

         Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Pralhad Joshi said that incentives will be given to the State Governments for successful auctioning of mines and those who have identified potential mineral blocks. This will inspire other States to perform better in the mining sector. He said that successful States will be rewarded during the National Conclave on Mines &Minerals to be held in New Delhi tomorrow.

     Shri Pralhad Joshi was inaugurating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic week celebrations of the Ministry of Mines here today. He  said that Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah will be the chief guest during the one- day national conclave.

           Participating in the AKAM iconic week celebrations, Secretary Ministry of Mines, shri Alok Tandon said that the PSUs / subordinate offices of the ministry will be celebrating the iconic week from 11th to 17th July, across the country.



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Center and States are together engaged in holistic development of Northeast including Nagaland – Union Agriculture Minister

The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, today visited the Central Institute of Horticulture in Nagaland and inaugurated a farmers workshop and exhibition. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tomar said that the Central Government and the State Governments are working together for the development of the North East Region including Nagaland.

“The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, wants that there should be holistic and balanced development and the benefits of the government’s schemes should reach the eligible people including farmers right down to the grassroots level, which will improve their standard of living. The Central Government is dedicated towards this and will continue to do so. For the development of Northeast, the Central Government will continue to walk step by step and shoulder to shoulder with the States. It is necessary to transform agriculture into advanced farming for the benefit of the farmers in the country including the Northeast,” he said.

In the programme organized by the Central Institute of Horticulture (Medziphema, Dimapur), the chief guest Shri Tomar said that if the Central and State Governments work together, then its results are bound to be good, and this is what is happening now. Emphasizing on increasing production and productivity, Shri Tomar said that the income of brothers and sisters working in the agriculture sector should also increase, for this they should shift to remunerative crops, connect with technology, bring new technology to the farmers through R&D institutions, the common farmers should get the benefit of the scientific research and government funding should also reach them. “The Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi is working closely with the State Governments on all these issues,” he said.

Shri Tomar expressed the hope that the farmers of this region will lead a new revolution in the development of horticulture. “The North-East Region has been a victim of neglect for a long time and due to its remoteness, it became difficult to get the benefits of schemes here, but after becoming the Prime Minister, Shri Modi has constantly paid attention to get enough funds for the development of the North-East, ensured the Union Ministers visit this region regularly, the Prime Minister himself also came here several times so that the problems of the region continue to be resolved by the Government of India,” he said.

Shri Tomar assured that the Central Horticulture Institute will remain here, it will not shift anywhere, there will be no shortage of funds for this and the Central Government will leave no stone unturned in its development.

Shri Tomar said that by virtue of 6 agro-climatic zones with vast geographical variations present in the North-East Region, and Nagaland in particular, it has the potential to provide considerable scope and advantages for growing many horticultural crops as compared to other states.

“There are huge possibilities. Nagaland also has great potential for export of agricultural products due to its proximity to South-East Asian countries, it is necessary to increase productivity and ensure that the quality of agricultural products is of global standards. As a result, farmers will get good price and their financial condition will improve and the agriculture sector will also contribute more to the country’s GDP,” he said.

Shri Tomar said that everyone is making efforts together to bring new technology to the farmers at low cost, he appreciated the efforts of the institute and the State Government in this direction.

The Agriculture Minister of Nagaland, Shri G. Kaito also addressed the gathering and spoke about the development of agriculture in the state. Central Horticulture Commissioner Dr. Prabhat Kumar delivered the welcome address. Vice Chancellor of Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Dr. Anupam Mishra, Director of the Institute and Additional Commissioner (Horticulture) of the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Dr. NK Patle along with senior officials of Central and State Governments, farmers and representatives of FPOs and entrepreneurs were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.



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States must continue to offer protection to particularly vulnerable Afghans

The German Institute for Human Rights strongly recommends that all states involved in the Afghanistan operation, including Germany, provide protection to local staff and particularly vulnerable Afghans.

Using Germany as an example, the recently published publication “Responsibility for basic and human rights following the withdrawal from Afghanistan” shows the obligations to protect that result from the rights to life and physical integrity enshrined in human rights law.

The sudden withdrawal of troops in August 2021 took part after an international military mission, which lasted two decades, leaving the people of Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban. For some of them life and limb is in risk because of their work for the international forces or because of their commitment to the goals of the international military mission.

The particular threat to local staff results from their close ties to the German Armed Forces or the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), for example, which have arisen as a result of a conduct attributable to Germany. As a result local staff and their family members have the right to enter Germany for their protection.

Protection obligations have also arisen for other particularly vulnerable Afghans who are exposed to danger to life and limb due to the Taliban’s seizure of power because they have committed themselves to achieving the goals of the international mission. Their particular vulnerability is due to the fact that they have campaigned for human rights in Afghanistan – through their activities or through their publicly expressed opinions. These include judges, human rights defenders, journalists, cultural professionals, former members of the security forces and of the government, or particularly vulnerable girls and women who have taken on a public role, for example.

This also applies to the protection obligations of the other states involved in the military mission. All States including Germany must continue to offer protection to these particularly vulnerable Afghans. The protection obligations did not end with the withdrawal of the security forces from Afghanistan.

More information

Cremer, Hendrik / Hübner, Catharina (2022): Responsibility for basic and human rights following the withdrawal from Afghanistan. On Germany’s duty to protect particularly vulnerable Afghans. Berlin: German Institute for Human Rights


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25 States/UTs have so far undertaken reduction of VAT on Petrol and diesel

25States/UTs have so far undertaken commensurate reduction of  VAT on Petrol and diesel to give relief to the consumers.  This follows the decision of the Government of India on 3rd November, 2021 to significantly reduce Central Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesel by Rs. 5 & Rs. 10 respectively. While doing so, the States were also urged to commensurately reduce VAT on Petrol and diesel to give relief to consumers.

The States/UTs which have not undertaken any reduction in VAT in Petrol and Diesel are: Maharashtra, NCT of Delhi, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand, Chattisgarhand Rajasthan.In Lakshdweep, UT Government procures Kerala paid VAT Petrol and Diesel. Currently, there is Nil tax on Petrol and Diesel in the UT.

Following the cut in VAT, the price of Petrol has come down most in Punjab by Rs 16.02 per litre, followed by Rs 13.43 in UT of Ladakh and Rs 13.35 in Karnataka. Petrol is cheapest in Andaman & Nicobar at Rs 82.96 per litre, while it is Rs 92.02 per litre in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Petrol is priced at Rs 117.45 per litre in Jaipur, Rajasthan, while it is Rs 115.85 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

In case of Diesel, the price has come down most in UT of Ladakh by Rs 19.61 per litre, followed by Rs 19.49 in Karnataka and Rs 19.08 in Puducherry. Diesel is cheapest in Andaman & Nicobar at Rs 77.13 per litre, while it is Rs 79.55 per litre in Aizwal, Mizoram. Diesel is priced at Rs 108.39 per litre in Jaipur, Rajasthan, while it is Rs 107.48 in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh.



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