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Dr Virendra Kumar expresses concern on substance abuse in NE States

Shillong, Sep 21 (UNI) Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Virendra Kumar on Tuesday voiced concern on substance abuse in the North Eastern States.
“It is a big challenge for the North Eastern states who are sharing boundaries with other countries, as these routes are frequently issued by drug peddlers for transit of drugs,” he said.
While expressing satisfaction that the states government are making all-out efforts to curb the menace, the Union Minister called upon the states governments to work more vigorously so that the youth who are affected by this menace can be linked with the NGOs and the schemes of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
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Odisha  reports 524 new covid 19 cases in past 24 hours

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21 Oct 2021 | 2:11 PM

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21 Oct 2021 | 2:05 PM

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President exhorts Legislators to adopt social pledges to fulfill aspirations of people by their conduct and style of functioning

President exhorts Legislators to adopt social pledges to fulfill aspirations of people by their conduct and style of functioning

21 Oct 2021 | 1:57 PM

Patna, Oct 21 ( UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the Legislators and public representatives to imbibe the social pledges adopted on the occasion of centenary celebrations of Bihar Assembly for inculcating five social values and to free the state from five social curses for transforming Bihar into a respectable state and live up to the aspirations of the common people by their good conduct and style of functioning.

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Truckers strike in Bangladesh hits fish market in Tripura

21 Oct 2021 | 12:34 PM

Agartala, Oct 21 (UNI) The fish markets in Agartala were badly affected for three days after suspension of border trade by Bramhanbaria Truck Owners and Lorry Workers Union of Bangladesh protesting alleged extortion bids by a section of ruling party cadres in Akhaura and Brahmanbaria regions.

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