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Risk of coronavirus infection increases with air pollution: Sushil

Patna, Sept 23 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said that chances of coronavirus infection increases with increase in air pollution.
Launching clean air project prepared by all India development Research Institute (A DRi) and other organisations through video conferencing, Mr Modi referred to a study conducted at Harvard University of America and said that the study found that even 1% increase of PMT 2.5 particle in air increases the risk of covid-19 infection by several times as lungs get affected and immunity declines due to the air pollution.
The deputy CM said that registration of diesel vehicles have been prohibited in Gaya and Muzaffarpur and now only electric vehicles will be registered at these two places.
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Election Commission suspends two excise superintendents, four others shifted

24 Oct 2020 | 12:11 AM

Patna, Oct 23 (UNI) Election Commission today ordered for immediate suspension of two district excise superintendents and shifting of four others for dereliction of their duties in checking excise activities and monitoring of expenses being incurred by candidates contesting Bihar Assembly Elections.

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Nine manifestations of Goddess Durga in Postage Stamps

23 Oct 2020 | 11:03 PM

Kolkata, Oct 23 (UNI) The Department of Posts, West Bengal Circle, is releasing a set of nine commemorative postage stamps on ‘Nine manifestation of Goddess Durga’ on the eve of Durga Puja.

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Home Stay operators trained in SOPs to host tourists during COVID

23 Oct 2020 | 10:49 PM

Gangtok, Oct 23 (UNI) Home Stay Association of Sikkim, led by Jigme Dorjee Bhutia, hosted a workshop in association with Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, here today.

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KSU seeks ‘independent inquiry’ into radiation leakage

23 Oct 2020 | 10:03 PM

Shillong, Oct 23 (UNI) The powerful Khasi Students Union (KSU) has rejected the Meghalaya government’s move to have an inquiry into the alleged leakage of ‘radiation" in uranium-rich
South West Khasi Hills district bordering Bangladesh by IIT Guwahati and North Eastern Hill
University (NEHU), which are centrally funded universities and thus, according to the Union
appear as "Dependent Agencies" and not "Independent Agencies ".

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Congress highlights illegality in coal transportation in Meghalaya

23 Oct 2020 | 9:59 PM

Shillong, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Chief Minister and currently leader of Opposition in
Meghalaya Dr Mukul Sangma on Friday challenged the claim of the National People's
Party-led government that there are around 32 lakh metric tons of extracted coal all
over the State.

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