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Japanese PM offers support to Swachh Bharat Mission

Japanese PM offers support to Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, Oct 11(UNI) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered his Government’s support to the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Mr Abe, in a written message, said, 'Japan will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.'
He further underscored Japan’s commitment to realize healthy societies in Asia and congratulated India on the success of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention, an official statement said here.
“Securing clean water and improving sanitary conditions is a common challenge in the world. We hope for the further progress of each country’s efforts to address the challenge through active discussions at this convention (MGISC),” Mr Abe said.
The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) was a four-day international conference that brought together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) from around the world.
A host of national and international dignitaries attended the event, which was inaugurated by President and addressed by Vice President. The Convention culminated on October 2, 2018, Gandhi Jayanti, which was also celebrated as the Swachh Bharat Diwas.
Mr Modi and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres addressed the concluding function.
UNI AE SHK1640

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Centre issues memo to WB ex-Chief Secy, initiating major disciplinary proceedings

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21 Jun 2021 | 9:08 PM

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) Initiating major disciplinary penalty proceedings against former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandhopadhyay, the Department of Personnel and Training has issued a ‘memorandum’ for his alleged ‘misconduct and misbehavior’ and asking him to reply within 30 days time period, the officials said here on Monday.

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Fire in Delhi's shoe factory, at least six people reportedly missing

Fire in Delhi's shoe factory, at least six people reportedly missing

21 Jun 2021 | 8:49 PM

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Delhi's Udyog Vihar on Monday morning, with no reports of any injury or casualty so far.

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Sharad Pawar calls meeting of non-BJP leaders, eminent people on Tuesday

Sharad Pawar calls meeting of non-BJP leaders, eminent people on Tuesday

21 Jun 2021 | 8:20 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jun 21 (UNI) Maharashtra Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Nawab Malik on Monday said his party's chief Sharad Pawar has called a meeting of several political leaders from different parties and eminent persons at his official residence in the National Capital on Tuesday to discuss the current scenario in the country.

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ED arrests absconding accused of  healthcare ponzi scheme from Howrah

ED arrests absconding accused of healthcare ponzi scheme from Howrah

21 Jun 2021 | 7:41 PM

New Delhi, Jun 21 (UNI) Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said that it has arrested an absconding accused Hemant Kumar Sinha on June 19 from his residence in Hawrah in West Bengal in a money laundering case related to the health care ponzi scheme case in Ranchi.

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