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Naveen institutes annual award in the name of “Suraj” to encourage organ donation

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (UNI) Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to institute
an annual award in the name of Suraj who saved the lives of six persons after death.
Suraj has become an inspiring story for millions of Odisha Mr Patnaik said while
announcing the award in his name to encourage organ donation.
A resident of Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, Suraj who was working in Surat lost his
life after facing an unfortunate fatal road accident on October 29 last.
After struggling for about 5-6 days in hospital,Suraj was declared brain dead on
November 2 by the doctors. His parents were contacted by a local NGO and they
decided to donate his organs to save lives of others.
Accordingly, his Heart, Liver, two Kidneys and both the Eyes were transplanted to
save lives of six persons.
Suraj ‘s Heart was carried by plane to Fortis Hospital in Mumbai and was transplanted
in the body of a woman. Both his Kidneys and the Liver were transplanted into three
persons in Ahamadabad and the two Eyes went to two persons in Surat.
Suraj’s father Babuli Sethi and mother Gitanjali Sethi today met Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik at Lok Seva Bhawan
Mr Patnaik who highly appreciated their noble act and said, this will be an exemplary
inspiration to society.
The chief minister announced a homestead land and Biju Pucca Ghar for them.
He also announced an assistance of Rs.5 lakh from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as
a recognition for their inspiring humane act.
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Munger reported 70 new corona positive cases in one day

Munger reported 70 new corona positive cases in one day

11 Jul 2020 | 10:15 PM

Munger, Jul 11 (UNI) Altogether 70 new persons were reported corona positive in
Munger district today, thus the number of positive cases rose to 572 in the district.

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Lockdown extended in Itanagar Capital Region

11 Jul 2020 | 10:15 PM

Itanagar, Jul 11 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh government on Saturday extended the on-going
total 'lockdown' in the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR), which was clamped on July 6 in the
view of spike in COVID-19 positive cases, by one more week.

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Election Commission should call all party meeting before taking decision on election in Bihar : Congress

11 Jul 2020 | 9:33 PM

Patna, Jul 11 (UNI) Congress today demanded from Election Commission to convene
all party meeting for seeking their views before taking final decision on holding Bihar
Assembly Elections as Corona pandemic scenario was deteriorating with each passing

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Fake FIR registered against innocent tribals in Ramgarh: Dumka MP

11 Jul 2020 | 9:28 PM

Dumka, Jul 11 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and Dumka MP Sunil Soren today alleged that
police has registered fake FIR against innocent people in the Ramgarh Police Station
where people were accused of beating couple of men who were found carrying
prohibited meat.

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'Election Commission should be allowed to take call on Bihar Elections' : Modi

'Election Commission should be allowed to take call on Bihar Elections' : Modi

11 Jul 2020 | 9:18 PM

Patna, Jul 11 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today came down
heavily on opposition parries for making statements to defer Bihar Assembly Elections,
saying the matter should be left to Election Commission.

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