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PM to launch UP employment scheme today

IANS New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Atmanirbhar UP Rojgar Abhiyan’ on Friday to provide employment to migrant workers and others who lost their jobs during Covid-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister will launch the scheme at 11 a.m. through video link in the presence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The scheme, it’s learnt, is likely to …

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India records highest single-day spike of 15,413 COVID Cases

PTI New Delhi As India recorded the highest single-day jump of nearly 16,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpassed Mumbai on Wednesday while the lockdown in containment zones in West Bengal was extended till July 31 and a fresh ‘test, track and treat’ strategy put in place by the Centre to curb the spread of the infection. As daily testing of samples …

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Senior bureaucrats appointed as nodal officers for PM Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan

PTI New Delhi As many as 116 senior bureaucrats have been appointed as central nodal officers for achieving objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan, the government’s ambitious employment-cum-rural public works campaign for migrant workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.               These bureaucrats of the level of Joint Secretary are drawn from different services, including the Indian Administrative …

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CBI grills ex-Manipur CM O Ibobi Singh

PTI New Delhi The CBI questioned Congress leader and ex-Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh in Imphal for nearly three hours on Wednesday in connection with alleged misappropriation of Rs 332 crore development funds for the state, officials said.  The probe agency has summoned retired IAS officer O Nabakishore Singh, also a former chairman of Manipur Development Society, for questioning …

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‘CM depriving people of Bengal benefits of central schemes’

PTI Kolkata BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday alleged that TMC workers are misappropriating relief materials and food meant for cyclone Amphan victims in West Bengal and also accused the Mamata Banerjee government of depriving the people of the benefits of central schemes amid the coronavirus situation. Claiming that the state is lagging behind in healthcare, education and …

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Centre asks Patanjali to stop advertising COVID-19 cure

Haridwar/New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s herbal medicine company Patanjali Ayurved on Tuesday claimed to have discovered a medicine that could cure coronavirus in just seven days – a claim that the Ayush Ministry scoffed at by seeking stopping of advertisements for the drug.  While Ramdev claimed that Ayurved-based ‘Coronil and Swasari’ medicines have shown 100 per cent favourable results during …

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Indian, Chinese militaries agree to disengage from friction points in eastern Ladakh

PTI New Delhi Indian and Chinese armies have arrived at a “mutual consensus” to “disengage” from all friction points in eastern Ladakh, in a significant development that came in the midst of spiralling border tension following the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a clash at Galwan Valley, military sources said Tuesday. The decision to disengage the forces, locked in …

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RJD suffers split in Bihar Upper House

PTI Patna In a huge setback for the RJD in the election year, five of its MLCs Tuesday resigned from the party, forced a split in its legislature group in the Bihar legislative council, and joined the ruling JD(U) headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The development came on a day when former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, one of …

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Border issue with China can lead to serious situation: Manmohan

IANS New Delhi Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, echoing the party view on China in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, said if the matter is not tackled properly it can lead to a serious situation. Endorsing party chief Sonia Gandhi’s view that the face-off at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh is a full blown crisis, Manmohan Singh …

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Doctors in Punjab strike work over Clinical Establishment Ordinance

IANS Chandigarh Private doctors across Punjab strike work on Tuesday in protest against the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance of 2020 that is coming into force from July 1. The impact was seen more in towns and cities than rural areas. However, major hospitals in cities worked normally. The strike call was given by the Indian Medical Association …

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