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Inspired by Modi’s self reliant call, Odisha migrant takes up cultivation

Angul, Jun 27 (UNI) A migrant worker in a village in Angul has set an example for others by taking up cultivation instead of looking for job.
Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘s call to be self reliant, Saroj Sahu(32) of Kulusar village under Manikjodi panchayat cultivated cauliflowers and chilly on his paternal land instead of returning to Rajasthan to join his old job.
He is the second son of his parents and lives with them. His brother is separated.
Saroj is a graduate and knows to drive heavy vehicle. He was working in the fabrication unit of a construction company in Rajasthan.
He was there for five years and had returned to his village just before the lockdown.
Finding no chance of his return to Rajasthan anymore, Saroj decided to take up cultivation.
He developed his two acres of barren land lying on the outskirts of the village and dug a well.
Then he planted 5,000 saplings of cauliflower and 2,000 chilly plants on the land there.Now these have grown up and will be harvested after some days.
A jubilant Saroj said “instead of looking for jobs, I took up cultivation and which gave a good income. I will not return to Rajasthan”.
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Medical front line workers, civil societies decide to work together

13 Aug 2020 | 1:20 PM

Imphal, Aug 13 (UNI) The Indian Medical Association, Manipur State Branch and members
of Joint Committee on Covid 19 have decided to work unitedly and help all patients who
were suffering due to the outbreak of Covid 19.

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'Talks with Naga groups will not affect Manipur' : CM Biren

13 Aug 2020 | 1:15 PM

Imphal, Aug 13 (UNI) Chief Minister N Biren Singh today assured that ongoing talks
between the central government and various Naga groups will not disturb Manipur.

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PTI's Ranchi Bureau Chief commits suicide, CM expresses grief

13 Aug 2020 | 1:03 PM

Ranchi, Aug 13 (UNI) Bureau Chief of news agency PTI Ranchi PV Ramanujam
committed suicide at his residence here on Thursday.

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12 new COVID-19 cases30 recoveries in Meghalaya

12 new COVID-19 cases30 recoveries in Meghalaya

13 Aug 2020 | 12:46 PM

Shillong, Aug 13 (UNI) Twelve more persons tested positive for COVID-19
positive and 30 more recoveries from the viral disease as on Thursday
morning in Meghalaya, taking active cases up to 638 and recoveries to 547
so far in the State.

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Farmers of Bengal deprived of benefit; Guv takes a dig at Mamata Govt

Farmers of Bengal deprived of benefit; Guv takes a dig at Mamata Govt

13 Aug 2020 | 12:30 PM

Kolkata, Aug 13 (UNI) Taking a swipe at the Mamata Banerjee Government, West
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said the farmers in the State
have already lost Rs 8,400 crore benefit due to "government failure".

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