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  • Minister launches portal
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  • Mother India idol in MP capital
  • MP CM’s condolences
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  • Janmashtami at CM House
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  • Jammu Crime Branch arrests fugitive in fraud, murder case
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Minister launches portal

14 Aug 2020 | 3:54 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for School Education (Independent Charge) Inder Singh Parmar on Thursday dedicated to the public the e-governance portal and MASHIM mobile app at the state capital’s Board Office.
“Henceforward, pupils will be able to accomplish Board-related work easily from their cellular phones,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying.

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Minister stresses on filth-free urban areas

14 Aug 2020 | 3:25 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh emphasised on Thursday that every city within the state should be garbage-free.
“No heaps of refuse must be seen. Urban bodies will be ranked on the basis of work executed by them from August 16 to 30 under the Gandagi Bharat Chhodo-Madhya Pradesh campaign and those attaining high ranking shall be honoured. The estimation ought to be undertaken by an agency or team of officials of the Urban Administration and Development Directorate. Programmes relating to cleanliness should be conducted every day in different districts during the crusade and public representatives also invited to these events. Activities must take place to make people feel something different is happening,” the senior politician was officially quoted as saying during a meeting with bureaucrats.

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Mother India idol in MP capital

14 Aug 2020 | 2:42 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) A 25-ft-high bronze idol of Bharat Mata – a source of fiery inspiration for not only those noble personages who struggled for the nation’s Independence but also those gallant officers and men of the Indian Armed Forces who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty – is scheduled to be unveiled on Independence Day by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the city’s Shaurya Smarak at 0830 hrs.
The image, which stands atop an approximately ten-ft-high lotus pedestal, is expected to particularly inspire the younger generation vis-à-vis imbibing the glorious values and traditions that comprise this country’s hallmark.

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MP CM’s condolences

14 Aug 2020 | 2:15 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief on Thursday over the demise of senior doctor-cum-journalist Padam Jain who was a resident of Vidisha.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the bereaved family for bearing this sorrow,” the senior politician averred in a message.

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Janmashtami at CM House

14 Aug 2020 | 1:15 AM

Bhopal, Aug 13 (UNI) The residence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bore a festive look as the veteran leader and his family celebrated Janmashtami with reverence combined with zeal while offering prayers to Yogeshwar Krishna for universal welfare.
Mr Chouhan and his spouse Sadhana also sang hymns in praise of Lord Keshava. A tableau of Radha Krishna was prepared in the temple. The Chouhan couple’s sons Kartikeya and Kunal performed the ritual of breaking the Makhan Handi. This was followed by distribution of prasad, an official release said on Thursday.

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Haryana cabinet approve draft Ordinance Bill for amendment in Municipal Corporation Act

14 Aug 2020 | 1:12 AM

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (UNI) Haryana Cabinet in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattart here on Thursday accorded approval to draft an Ordinance or/and Bill for Amendment in Section-421 of the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994 regarding the conditions governing the appointment, removal or suspension of the Mayors elected prior to the fourth day of October, 2018.

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Haryana cabinet accords approval for final DPR of Metro from Huda City Centre to other locations in Gurugram

14 Aug 2020 | 1:12 AM

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (UNI) In order to provide Metro Connectivity to the residents of old Gurugram, Haryana Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Thursday, accorded approval for final Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Metro Rail Connection from HUDA City Centre to various important locations in Gurugram at a cost Rs 6821.13 crore.

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Migrants increase Kangra caseload to 554

14 Aug 2020 | 1:04 AM

Dharamshala, Aug 13 (UNI) Two more persons, both migrant labourers from Bihar, tested positive for Novel Coronavirus here, pushing the Kangra district caseload to 554 on Thursday.

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Tejasvi distorting facts, levelling false charges against government: Mangal

14 Aug 2020 | 1:02 AM

Patna, Aug 13 (UNI) Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey today turned the table on leader of the opposition Tejasvi Prasad Yadav, saying he was presenting distrorted facts to level false charges against NDA government in Bihar on the issue of testings of Covid 19 cases.

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Record 20 lakhs Metric Tonnes of procurement of Paddy in Bihar

14 Aug 2020 | 1:00 AM

Patna, Aug 13 (UNI) A record 20 lakhs Metric Tonnes of paddy was procured in Bihar this year.

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Lord Krishna statue: Change of political direction by Akhilesh?

14 Aug 2020 | 12:54 AM

Etawah, Aug 13 (UNI) Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav has given way to a new kind of politics by establishing a big statue of Lord Krishna in his village Saifai.

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Mayawati's statue politics again surfaced in Lucknow

14 Aug 2020 | 12:51 AM

Lucknow ,Aug 13(UNI) Amidst controversy over installation of her statues in Prerna Sthal after a video went viral on Wednesday, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati blamed the media for raling up this issue unnecessarily.

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Jammu Crime Branch arrests fugitive in fraud, murder case

14 Aug 2020 | 12:51 AM

Jammu, Aug 13 (UNI) The sleuths of Jammu Crime Branch have arrested an absconder wanted in fraud and murder case, said an official spokesman here on Thursday.

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UPRNN should go global to increase income of UP govt during COVID-19

14 Aug 2020 | 12:43 AM

Lucknow ,Aug 13(UNI) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Thursday asked officials of the Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN) to raise the income of the Department by spreading the wings to other parts of the country and even in the foreign countries.

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UP govt asks sugarcane growers to become members of cane societies

14 Aug 2020 | 12:40 AM

Lucknow, Aug 13(UNI) Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday decided to make cane growers as members of the Cooperative cane societies by depositing a nominal fee.

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