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China wants to establish steel plant in AP

Amaravati, Dec 17 (UNI) A Chinese delegation met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Tuesday and offered to establish steel factory in AP
The delegation gave a presentation on their project proposals to the Chief Minister.
They said that they are ready to establish steel plant with 7000 metric tonnes capacity per annum and appealed the Chief Minister for allotment of necessary land.
They said that they are interested in setting up the steel plant in AP.
The Chief Minister asked the Chinese delegation to come prepared with their proposals and assured cooperation from state government.
Meanwhile, a 17-member Netherlands delegation led by ambassador Marten Van Den Berg and Head of Economic section Michiel Bierkens also met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Tuesday and evinced interest to partner with AP government in IT, Infrastructure, providing quality work force, AP innovation society, people connect, off shore wind forms, good policy, solid waste management and waste to energy sectors.
The Netherlands ambassador Marten Van den Berg explained to the Chief Minister on areas of interest to cooperate with AP Govt.
He said they want to strengthen economic ties with AP state. He said both AP and Netherlands have so many similarities.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu explained the opportunities of investments in the state and advantages including industry-friendly atmosphere in the state. He said AP is ahead in real time governance, IT and zero budget natural farming.
He explained the progress in using solar energy in the state. He sought the cooperation of Netherland delegation in knowledge transfer, skill development and employability skills.
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Minister stresses on filth-free urban areas

14 Aug 2020 | 3:25 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh emphasised on Thursday that every city within the state should be garbage-free.
“No heaps of refuse must be seen. Urban bodies will be ranked on the basis of work executed by them from August 16 to 30 under the Gandagi Bharat Chhodo-Madhya Pradesh campaign and those attaining high ranking shall be honoured. The estimation ought to be undertaken by an agency or team of officials of the Urban Administration and Development Directorate. Programmes relating to cleanliness should be conducted every day in different districts during the crusade and public representatives also invited to these events. Activities must take place to make people feel something different is happening,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying during a meeting with bureaucrats.

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Mother India idol in MP capital

14 Aug 2020 | 2:42 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) A 25-ft-high bronze idol of Bharat Mata – a source of fiery inspiration for not only those noble personages who struggled for the nation’s Independence but also those gallant officers and men of the Indian Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty – is scheduled to be unveiled on Independence Day by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the city’s Shaurya Smarak at 0830 hrs.
The image, which stands atop an approximately ten-ft-high lotus pedestal, is expected to particularly inspire the younger generation vis-à-vis imbibing the glorious values and traditions that comprise this country’s hallmark.

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MP CM’s condolences

14 Aug 2020 | 2:15 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief on Thursday over the demise of senior doctor-cum-journalist Padam Jain who was a resident of Vidisha.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the bereaved family for bearing this sorrow,” the senior politician averred in a message.

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Janmashtami at CM House

14 Aug 2020 | 1:15 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) The residence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bore a festive look as the veteran leader and his family celebrated Janmashtami with reverence combined with zeal while offering prayers to Yogeshwar Krishna for universal welfare.
Mr Chouhan and his spouse Sadhana also sang hymns in praise of Lord Keshava. A tableau of Radha Krishna was prepared in the temple. The Chouhan couple’s sons Kartikeya and Kunal performed the ritual of breaking the Makhan Handi. This was followed by distribution of prasad, an official release said on Thursday.

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Haryana cabinet approve draft Ordinance Bill for amendment in Municipal Corporation Act

14 Aug 2020 | 1:12 AM

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (UNI) Haryana Cabinet in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattart here on Thursday accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/and Bill for Amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Mayors elected prior to the fourth day of October, 2018.

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