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'Nutrition monitoring software helping in monitoring anganwadi staff's work'

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Integrated Child Development Services-Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), introduced for the 'Poshan Abhiyaan' (nutrition scheme has helped to track proper functioning of anganwadi workers, an official said here on Monday. We found that the anganwadi centres do not remain open all the days and with this software, we can keep a track on the functioning of...

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Train engine decouples from coaches in Jharkhand

Ranchi/New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The passengers of Ranchi-Howrah Intercity Express had a narrow escape when its engine got decoupled from the bogies in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Monday, officials said. According to officials in the Railway Ministry, the incident took place between Mahuda and Adra stations of the South Eastern Railway. A ministry official said in Delhi that ...

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Climate change affecting agriculture in Bihar: CM

Patna, June 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said climate change has been affecting the state over the years and its impact is visible, with monsoon getting delayed every year and the volume of rain also showing a downward trend. Although the state had hardly contributed to the phenomenon of global warming, it had to face the impacts of climate change, he said.

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10,000 single women write to Prime Minister

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As many as 10,000 single women from West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Punjab have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share their problems on the occasion of the International Widows' Day on Sunday. The National Forum for Single Women's Rights launched in 2009 has coordinated this postcard campaign. Prabha...

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Law and order has broken down under Modi: CPI-M

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Alleging that there was a complete breakdown of law and order under the Modi government, the CPI-M alleged on Sunday that people's constitutional rights were being allowed to be violated with impunity. Taking stock of the four years of the Modi government, a CPI-M statement said that this period had seen unprecedented attacks on people's livelihood, sharpening o...

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East India Climate Change conclave begins in Patna

Patna, June 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan jointly inaugurated the two-day East India Climate Change conclave here on Sunday. In attendance were ministers and officials from six eastern states -- Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Assam. They will discuss issues related to the im...

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Veteran Congress leader dead

Jamshedpur/New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Five-time Congress MP and party veteran Bagun Sumbrai died at the age of 94, party leaders said on Saturday. According to Jharkhand Congress leaders, Sumbrai was admitted in Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur 40-days-ago following a heart attack. He died on Friday night. He was undergoing treatment since then, the party leader said. Sum...

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NCW takes cognizance of Jharkhand women activists' gang-rape

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday said it has taken suo motu cognizance of the incident of abduction and gang-rape of five women activists in Jharkhand's Khunti district. Considering the gravity of the matter, the Commission has also constituted a three member fact-finding team, to look into the matter and investigate into the case in accordance ...

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Truckers' association calls off strike for now

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The national truckers' organisation on Friday temporarily called off their strike, claiming to have received a communication from the Union Road Transport Ministry promising a meeting. We received call from Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's office and they have called us to talk... We have temporarily called off the strike because it was affecting truckers and peop...

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'Government's apathy behind Jharkhand hunger-deaths'

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Investigating the recent spate of hunger deaths in Jharkhand, a Right to Food Campaign report has blamed faulty Public Distribution System and alarming level of food insecurity in the state for keeping poor people in starvation and forcing them to die. In the last 10 months, at least 12 persons have died of starvation in the state, the campaign has noted in its ...

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Electrosteel acquisition: Rs 5,320 cr remitted to lenders

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Electrosteel Steels on Thursday said an upfront payment of Rs 5,320 crore has been remitted to lenders of the steel maker as per approved resolution plan of Vedanta. Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta recently acquired the management control of the debt-ridden Electrosteel after a resolution plan of the former was approved by the National Company Law Tribunal under the...

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Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist. The Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) secured deposits of Rs 745.59 c...

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L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into new geographies to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday. As on March 31, the micro loans book of the company stood at Rs 7,549 crore, with a customer base of about 38.2 lakh women across 57,500 villages. Our growth was fuelled by our wil...

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Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game

Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India. I am sure you will agree with the crores of hockey-loving fans of our country that hockey truly deserves to be notified as our national game. This will be a fitting tribute to the great hockey players wh...

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1 trampled to death by elephants in Jharkhand

Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) A rampaging herd of elephants trampled a person to death in Jharkhand's Jamtara district on Wednesday. According to police, a herd of 22 elephants entered Tiloki village and trampled to death 50-year-old Jeetu Rana. They also damaged six houses. Jeetu was among the villagers who had gathered to drive away the elephants. But the angry animals caught Jeetu an...

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Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people. The nationwide risk study, conducted by researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Harvard University, showed that the average 10-year risk of a fa...

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Heat wave grips Bihar, school summer vacations extended further

June 19 (IANS) With a heat wave sweeping Bihar, the primary sections of all public and private schools in the state capital have been ordered closed till June 23, an official said on Tuesday. Patna District Magistrate Ravi Kumar on Tuesday ordered summer vacation of students from class 1 to 8 be further extended till June 23 in view of heat wave conditions here. Last week, he had ordered...

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ISL: Midfielder Balmuchu joins Jamshedpur FC

Jamshedpur, June 19 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Indian midfielder Sanjay Balmuchu in a three-year deal. Born in Jharkhand, Sanjay is a local talent with a pedigree of representing some top clubs both in the I-League and the Indian Super League. An, ex-Tata Football Academy cadet, Sanjay started his professional career with Churchill Brothers in the I-...

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Government banks continue to fund coal projects in India: Report

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A majority of government-owned banks and financial institutions continued to fund coal projects in India in 2017, an analysis of energy project lending said on Tuesday. It also reveals that comparatively, private financial companies are investing more in renewable energy projects compared to coal. The report 'Coal vs Renewables Finance Analysis' by the D...

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Maoists slit man's throat in Jharkhand

Ranchi, June 19 (IANS) Maoists on Tuesday abducted a trader and slit his throat on charges of being a police informer in Jharkhand's Giridih district. Police said that Vinod Agrawal was going on a motorcycle when he was seized, taken to a jungle and killed at Bhelwaghati. The guerrillas left pamphlets at the site claiming responsibility for the killing and branding Agrawal a poli...

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