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  • Nagaland NPF party severs tie with Manipur Govt
  • Nagaland NPF party severs tie with Manipur Govt
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Majority of banks hit by cyclone Fani in Odisha resume operation- Panda

Bhubaneswar, May 16 (UNI) Majority branches of different banks in six coastal districts of Odisha affected by severe cyclonic storm Fani have started functioning top officials of the both the central and the state government said here today.
Union Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Debasis Panda told newspersons that 99 per cent of the brick and mortar banks branches have been made operational.
He said, so far 1,934 bank branches out of 1,992 have started functioning in the districts of Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur.
Talking to newspersons after jointly reviewing the restoration of banking services in the state in the aftermath of the damaged caused by severe cyclonic storm Fani, Mr Panda said there was some problem in the functioning of the ATMs in Puri, Khurdha and Cuttack due to lack of connectivity.
Senior Officials of the RBI, state government, SLBC, Bankers, insurance companies and Telecom companies were present at the meeting.
Mr Panda hoped that the ATMs would start functioning by the end of this week.
Odisha Finance Secretary Ashok Meena said, except the ATM of the Cooperative and Grameen Banks, over 2,000 out of 2,921 ATMs of the remaining banks have been made operational.
The banks have been asked to give priority to MSME, agriculture, business and personal loans, he said.
Mr Meena said the Banks were asked to restructure the loan as per the RBI Master Circulation and settled the claims of the customers at the earliest.
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Nagaland NPF party severs tie with Manipur Govt

19 May 2019 | 8:58 PM

Kohima, May 19 (UNI) The Naga People’s Front (NPF) party of Nagaland has decided to withdraw its support in principle to the BJP led government in Manipur headed by N Biren Singh after the Lok Sabha elections are over.

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Nagaland NPF party severs tie with Manipur Govt

19 May 2019 | 8:57 PM

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Kohima, May 19 (UNI) The Naga People’s Front (NPF) party of Nagaland has decided to withdraw its support in principle to the BJP led government in Manipur headed by N Biren Singh after the Lok Sabha elections are over.

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NDA to clean sweep Jharkhand says BJP; JMM claims people voted against Centre and state

19 May 2019 | 8:55 PM

Ranchi, May 19 (UNI) As the elections to 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand today came to an end, claims and counterclaims surfaced in the political arena with BJP led NDA contending it will clean sweep the polls and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha asserting that the huge voter turnout indicated mandate against the Centre and the state government.

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JD (U) leader shot dead, son injured in attack

19 May 2019 | 5:26 PM

Samastipur, May 19 (UNI) Unidentified criminals shot dead a JD (U) leader and injured his son at Mahe village under Singhia police station area in Samastipur district today.

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Couple of minor girls gang raped in Gumla, villagers nab an accused

19 May 2019 | 3:27 PM

Gumla, May 19 (UNI) Couple of minor girls were gang raped in Arangi Dipa Toli village under Ghaghra Police Station area of this district following which the villagers managed to arrest one of the accused while three others managed to flee.

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