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Flood relief: MP CM meets Shah

Bhopal, Oct 21 (UNI) In a crucial confab at the national capital, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath met Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah on Monday and informed the latter regarding ruination caused by floods triggered by excessive precipitation in numerous districts, it was officially learnt.
The visiting leader urged the central Minister to ensure early release of Rs 6,621.28 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund for immediate assistance to cultivators and other people.
In a memorandum, Mr Nath said, “In excess of 55 lakh tillers and commoners have been affected and infrastructure also suffered major damage. The rainfall was 46 per cent above normal. Out of the 52 districts, 20 received 60 per cent more rain than average. I urge categorising the tragedy as a disaster.”

Mr Shah assured the Chief Minister of all possible help.

On October 4, Mr Nath provided these very details to Premier Narendra Modi who had the situation reassessed by a central study team that submitted its report to the Centre after appraising losses in 16 districts.
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17 Nov 2019 | 6:03 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) A minimally invasive surgery using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to remove a tumor which was located inside the chest close to heart and lungs was performed successfully at Alchemist Hospital Panchkula recently.

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Punjab Diwali Bumper turns creamy treat for Ludhiana Dairy owner

17 Nov 2019 | 5:56 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) Punjab State Maa Lakshami Diwali Pooja Bumper-2019 turned the life of Amandeep Singh, a small Dairy farm owner of Ludhiana, into a fairy tale as he won the first prize of Rs.

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Green run & bird watching workshop rev up excitement levels for MLF 2019

17 Nov 2019 | 5:11 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) The serene environs of the City Beautiful's Capitol Complex and Lake Club early Sunday morning mirrored the palpable enthusiasm and excitement of budding fitness freaks and nature lovers who took part in the Kids Green Run and Bird Watching Workshop, respectively.

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Life limping back to normal as more shops reopen in Kashmir

Life limping back to normal as more shops reopen in Kashmir

17 Nov 2019 | 5:06 PM

Srinagar, Nov 17 (UNI) With more shops reopening and vehicles hitting the road, life is slowly limping back to normal in Kashmir valley, where prepaid mobile and internet service of all Cellular companies remained suspended since August 5, when Article 370 was scrapped and the state bifurcated two Union Territories.

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Himachal CM pays tribute to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai

17 Nov 2019 | 5:05 PM

Shimla, Nov 17 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday paid floral tributes to freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai, popularly known as 'Punjab Kesari' on his death anniversary by garlanding his statue at Scandal Point here.

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