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Manifold increase in ex-gratia to next of kin of martyred & disabled soldiers

Chandigarh, Jul 30 (UNI) In a path breaking initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to the Next of Kin (NOK) of martyrs and disabled soldiers, during various operations, the Punjab Government has notified manifold increase in the ex-gratia amount.
Divulging details, a spokesperson of the Defence Services Welfare Department said the total amount to be paid to NOK of martyred soldiers has been increased to Rs. 50 Lakh. In case of married martyr soldier Rs. 35 Lakh will be paid as ex-gratia, Rs. 10 Lakh as Additional relief to parents and Rs. 5 Lakh as cash in lieu of plot. In case the martyr was unmarried , the NOK will be paid Rs. 45 Lakh as ex-gratia and Rs 5. lakh as cash in lieu of plot.
The spokesperson further stated that amount to be paid to disabled soldiers in various operations has been increased fivefold, where soldiers with 76 percent to 100 percent disability will be given Rs. 20 Lakh, with 51 percent to 75 percent disability will be given Rs.10 Lakh and with 25 percent to 50 percent disability will be given Rs. 5 Lakh.
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Ensure law and order, minimise inconvenience due to road blockade: Haryana govt

20 Sep 2020 | 12:53 AM

Chandigarh, Sep 19 (UNI) Haryana government on Saturday issued directions to ensure law and order and minimise inconvenience to the people of the state, in view of the statewide road blockade call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) and some other organisations, to be held between 1200 hrs to 1500 hrs on September 20.

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With the arrests of two fugitive gangsters police solve three murder cases

20 Sep 2020 | 12:49 AM

Hoshiarpur, Sept 19 (UNI) With the arrest of two fugitive gangsters the district police on Saturday claimed to have solved three cases of murder and robbery.

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MP CM voices support for farm bills

20 Sep 2020 | 12:38 AM

Bhopal, Sep 19 (UNI) Underlining the requirement for extending maximum relief to ryots in the present circumstances, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday described as revolutionary the Centre’s proposals for legislation vis-à-vis agrarian reforms that shall enable peasants to themselves determine crop prices and derive highest benefits as per one nation one market.
It was officially learnt that the senior politician welcomed the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill passed in the Lok Sabha.

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Khattar urges farmers to defer agitation, invites them to hold talks

20 Sep 2020 | 12:31 AM

Chandigarh, Sept 19 (UNI) Once again reiterating Haryana Government’s commitment towards protecting farmers' interests, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in an appeal here on Saturday, said that while one the hand everyone in a democracy has the right to express their views, on the other maintaining peace in the state is also the utmost duty of any government.

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Smart phones to students will bring digital revolution- 532 smart phones to be distributed in second phase in Kapurthala

20 Sep 2020 | 12:08 AM

Kapurthala, Sep 19 (UNI) MLA from Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh today said that the smart phone distribution to the students from Government schools will bring a sea change in the Government education system by further bringing digital revolution in the state.

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