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Cooperative societies involved in urea distribution should be made more strong: Badal

Ranchi, Sep 14 (UNI) Agriculture Minister Badal today called on the need for further strengthening of the cooperative societies which were involved in distribution of Urea.
Chairing a video conferencing with the DCs of Palamu and Hazaribagh divisions, he said every selected cooperative societies would be provided upto Rs 5 lakh as working capital so that the target of having 50 per cent societies involved in urea distribution can be achieved.
The minister expressed his concern over the monopoly of the wholesale and retail sellers of urea who were collecting more prices. He said, through various mediums he had received complaints regarding big retailers of urea who are selling non subsidized products such as calcium and zinc. He has asked the officials to take action against such wholesalers of urea who are selling the same on a higher price. The Agriculture minister said,it should be also ensured that farmers are not forces to buy non subsidised items.
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COVID-19 toll in Bengal rises to 6180 with the death of 61 persons

21 Oct 2020 | 12:16 AM

Kolkata, Oct 21 (UNI) The COVID-19 toll in Bengal rose to 6180 with the death of 61 persons on Tuesday, while the tally touched 3,29,057 with 4,029 new confirmed cases.

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Will RJD print fake currency to give govt jobs to 10 lakh youths; Asks Nitish

21 Oct 2020 | 12:03 AM

Patna, Oct 20 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday took potshot at RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejasvi for promising 10 lakh government jobs to youths asking them from where the huge amount would come for payment of their salaries.

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Police seizes Rs 67 lakhs in Samastipur

21 Oct 2020 | 12:00 AM

Samastipur, Oct 20 (UNI) Police today seized Rs 60 lakhs from Ujiarpur police station area in Samastipur district.

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Libang takes stock of ICDS programme

21 Oct 2020 | 12:00 AM

Itanagar, Oct 20 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh Minister for Women & Child Development, and Health, Alo Libang on Tuesday took stock of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in Tawang district.

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Assam maintains low COVID positivity rate

20 Oct 2020 | 11:59 PM

Guwahati, Oct 20 (UNI) The COVID 19 tally in Assam continued to increase, though the positivity rate remained low.

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