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Last hurdle for Ken Betwa link over: Uma Bharti

Last hurdle for Ken Betwa link over: Uma Bharti
Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Dec 26 (UNI) Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti today announced that last hurdle for Ken Betwa river link project is over. Addressing a function here, the Minister said wildlife board has cleared the project and after deciding its funding pattern, the formal construction work will start. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Ms Bharti handed over a cheque of Rs 1981.54 crore issued by NABARD to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for Polavaram irrigation project at the event. On the occasion, Ms Bharti said the Government has declared it as a national project and all future expenditure on it will be borne by the Centre. The Minister said all irrigation projects under Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) and Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) including Polavaram will completed by the year 2019. 'This will help in irrigating additional 80 lakh hct agricultural land,' she said. Ms Bharti also handed over a cheque of Rs 830 crore issued by NABARD to irrigation Minister of Maharashtra Gireesh Dattatreya Mahajan and a cheque of Rs 463 crore to the Deputy Chief Minister and Irrigation Minister of Gujarat Nitin Bhai Patel as financial assistance for various irrigation projects. The Minister said 26 irrigation projects of Maharashtra will be completed by the year 2018. Most of these are in drought prone districts of the State. UNI NY RSA 2007

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday criticised the Narendra Modi government over the 'rising unemployment' and alleged that the government has more interest in 'dividing people'.

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Sickle cell anaemia gets World's first herbal remedy

Sickle cell anaemia gets World's first herbal remedy

12 Dec 2019 | 8:08 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) The patients suffering with Sickle Cell Anaemia (SCD) - a hereditary blood disorder threatening life of around 350 million people worldwide may now get a new lease of life.

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Maliwal supporters take to streets in Delhi

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12 Dec 2019 | 8:08 PM

New Delhi , Dec 12 (UNI) As Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal's supporters again conducted protest march in support of her indefinite hunger strike that entered tenth day while they were stopped by the police as they reached Delhi Gate after begining there march from Raj Ghat.

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12 Dec 2019 | 8:00 PM

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Ayodhya dispute: Apex court axes all review pleas

Ayodhya dispute: Apex court axes all review pleas

12 Dec 2019 | 7:31 PM

New Delhi, Dec 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed 18 review petitions, imbued with religious and communal colour, against its historic judgement, which handed over the disputed site at Ayodhya to a trust to construct a grand Ram temple and allotment of a separate five-acre plot for a mosque.

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