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COVID-19 testing to be intensified in upcoming season of festivities, winter

Srinagar, Oct 13 (UNI) Asking authorities to intensify COVID-19 testing in view of the upcoming festivities and winter season, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam on Tuesday said that samples should be collected from the high impact areas with high vulnerability -- including markets, offices, banks, universities, colleges, health institutions, and residential colonies with incidences of infection.
The Chief Secretary made these remarks while chairing a meeting to take stock of efforts toward mitigating COVID-19 pandemic in view of the upcoming festivities and winter season.
An official spokesperson said that the Administrative Secretaries of departments of Health & Medical Education, Power Development, Rural Development, Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir, and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of all the districts participated in the meeting.
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Education contributes the most to nation building : Min

24 Nov 2020 | 11:32 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (UNI) Haryana Minister of State for Woman and Child Development Ms. Kamlesh Dhanda on Tuesday said that education contributes the most to building a strong nation.

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Appointments of dependents of Anganwadi workers on compassionate ground relaxed:Min

24 Nov 2020 | 11:28 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (UNI) Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Ms. Aruna Chaudhary, on Tuesday, announced to relax the condition of giving job only to dependent widow daughter-in-law of the Anganwadi workers and helpers on compassionate grounds and assured the representatives of Anganwadi Workers Unions to meet all their legitimate demands during three-hour long marathon meeting with them.

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HC rap to Punjab govt over sale of illicit liquor exposed Captain: Meet Hayer

24 Nov 2020 | 11:27 PM

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (UNI) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of Punjab on Tuesday slammed the Capt Amarinder Singh government for its failure to check the blind sale of illicit liquor in the state, saying that had the Chief Minister been alive to the issue, the lives lost in the hooch tragedy in Majha region could have been saved.

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Katra-Delhi Express Corridor to be completed by 2023: Jitendra

Katra-Delhi Express Corridor to be completed by 2023: Jitendra

24 Nov 2020 | 11:19 PM

Jammu, Nov 23 (UNI) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the landmark Katra-Delhi Expressway Road Corridor will be complete by 2023 and work on the Kathua-Jammu Highway extension from four lane to six lane has started.

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UP govt changes reservation policy in state run colleges, universities

24 Nov 2020 | 11:14 PM

Lucknow, Nov 24 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh has proposed to make university or college as a unit instead of the department for the purpose of providing reservation for filling teachers posts in the state-run educational institutions and bring an Ordinance in line with the Union Legislation on Reservation in Teachers’ Bill.

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