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Bihar Mahadalits gain jobs with fluent spoken English

Patna, July 25 (IANS) Prakash Chandra Azad, a native of Bihar who comes from the Mahadalit community and works with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), is now doing well and leading a happy and prosperous life. Training in spoken English by British Lingua under the aegis of Dashrath Manjhi Kaushal Vikas Yojana -- a state government-sponsored scheme -- not only helped me in get...

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Use social media for public service, says Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the government officials to be active on social media and learn how to use it for the welfare of citizens. I urge you all to be proactive in leveraging the power of social media for the welfare of the citizens of our state by reaching out to them, informing them about our programmes and works, listening to ...

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18 ferry terminals to be built along Ganga

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) plans to construct 18 ferry terminals in six cities along the River Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, Parliament was told on Monday. The six cities include Varanasi, Patna, Munger, Bhagalpur, Kolkata and Haldia on National Waterway-1, Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Lal Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha in...

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Odisha CM directs implementation of anti-graft policy

Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday directed the administration to implement Zero Tolerance Policy in true letter and spirit against corruption in different social welfare schemes of the state. Presiding over a meeting here, the Chief Minister directed implementation of preventive measures to check corruption in social welfare schemes. He or...

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Dubious funding allegations against BJD malicious: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday said the allegations about his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) receiving funds from dubious sources during the 2014 general and assembly elections were malicious, fabricated and false. All the allegations are malicious, fabricated and false. If needed, we will take legal action, Patnaik told reporters here on his return aft...

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Congress forms three-member observers team for Odisha

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress has formed a three-member team of observers to assess the political situation in Odisha, the party said on Saturday. The team, constituted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, would visit the state and work jointly with the All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary In-charge of Odisha B.K. Hariprasad. The team, comprising Tamrdhw...

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VVIP security for Lalu, Rabri withdrawn at Patna airport

Patna, July 22 (IANS) In another setback after the CBI raids, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi will no more enjoy the privilege of direct access to Patna airport or be provided VVIP security at the airport premises, officials said on Saturday. The direct access to the tarmac has been scrapped by the Civil Aviation Ministry. With the latest d...

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Probe BJD's dubious funding in Odisha: Opposition

Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday accused the ruling Biju Janata Dal in Odisha of receiving dubious funding and demanded declassification of the party's financial transactions. They said the funding received by the BJD in the party account during the 2014 general election came from suspicious sources. The party has received money through dubi...

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1 killed in Bihar's rail overbridge collapse

Patna, July 22 (IANS) One person was killed and three others injured when an under-construction rail overbridge collapsed on the railway track at Bihar's Sasaram railway station on Saturday, police said. It disrupted the rail movement on the Grand Chord section of the Howrah-New Delhi route, the police said. A labourer engaged in construction of the rail overbridge died on the sp...

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BJP quit India, shouts Mamata, says willing to join other opposition

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday went all guns blazing at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in massive corruption and failure on all fronts, and pledging to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take it on. Addressing the annual ...

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Mamata calls for BJP's ouster in 2019 elections, says willing to join other opposition forces

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday went hammer and tongs at the Centre's ruling BJP, accusing it of indulging in massive corruption and failure on all fronts, and pledged to remove it from power in the next general elections. She also indicated her party's willingness to side with all opposition forces ready to take on the saffron outfit. Address...

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New police station building with all amenities comes up at IGI airport

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A lounge for visitors, a safe house, a child-friendly room, a recreation room and even a cafeteria are among the facilities at the new police station at the IGI airport that was inaugurated by Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik on Friday. The new Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) office-cum-police station at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has a colourf...

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Odisha seeks Anganwadi Centre in every hamlet

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested at least one Anganwadi Centre or Mini-Anganwadi Centre for every hamlet in the tribal areas irrespective of population. Patnaik made the request to Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi during a meeting at the Odisha Bhavan in New Delhi. Anganwadi is a type of rural mother and child ca...

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Bihar minister's Patna petrol pump sealed

Patna, July 21 (IANS) Bihar Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav's petrol pump here was sealed by the Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) on Friday, official said. Tej Pratap Yadav is the son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and elder brother of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. The move comes a day after the BPCL terminated the licence of the petrol pump on allegatio...

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BJP leader in Bihar killed for extra-marital affair: Police

Patna, July 20 (IANS) The main suspect in the murder of BJP leader Krishna Shahi has been arrested, the Bihar Police said on Thursday, adding that the politician was killed for having an extra-marital affair with the suspect's sister. Shahi, who was head of the Bharatiya Janata Party's commercial cell in Bihar, was murdered and his body thrown into a well in Manjha village in Gopalganj d...

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Bihar BJP leader murdered, body thrown into well

Patna, July 19 (IANS) A leader of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was murdered and his body thrown into a well in Bihar's Gopalganj district, police said on Wednesday. Krishna Shahi, who was head of the BJP's Commercial Cell in Bihar, had been missing since late Tuesday night when he failed to return home after attending a social function. His body was recovered from ...

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IndiGo lift ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said it has decided to revoke the ban on flying TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy on its flights. Senior IndiGo officials today met Honourable Member of Parliament Diwakar Reddy, at a lunch hosted by senior Member of Parliament Y.S. Chaudhary, to resolve the issue of Honourable Member Diwakar Reddy's ban on IndiGo flights, th...

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'Rewrite history, declare Paika Rebellion as First War of Independence'

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested the Centre to consider the proposal of declaring the Paika Rebellion of 1817 as the First War of Independence in Indian history. The move by the Chief Minister came a day after the state Cabinet approved a proposal to recommend to the Centre to declare the Paika Rebellion as the First war of Independe...

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Crisis in Bihar's Grand Alliance likely to end on Wednesday

Patna, July 19 (IANS) The crisis in Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance is likely to end on Wednesday, a day after Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and clarified his position on the CBI case against him. Crisis is almost over, now the Grand Alliance is on track, former MP Shivanand Tiwari said on Wednesday after meeting RJD chief Lalu Prasad at his official ...

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Tejashwi finally meets Nitish Kumar to end crisis

Patna, July 18 (IANS) In their first interaction since the crisis broke out, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday night met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in his official chamber and clarified his position on the CBI case against him. Tejashwi Yadav had a closed door meeting with Nitish Kumar for nearly 40 minutes, an official in the Chief Minister's Office here said. He is...

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