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  • Covid-19 impact: BCB rejects cricketers' request to train at Sher-e-Bangla stadium
  • HP Kissan Sabha holds protest, demands special package, enhance MSP
  • AAI driver tests positive for COVID-19 at Chennai airport
  • Call of duty of RPF official warms hearts of all
  • MoHFW issues 40-point guidelines on Covid-19 for its employees
  • 153 stranded Indians arrive from Doha, Qatar
  • COVID-19: 94 fresh cases detected, tally soars to 4420 in Bihar
  • Prolonged detention of political prisoners sign of unrest in Kashmir: CPI (M)
  • COVID positive lady delivers healthy baby in Odisha
  • Nisarga turns into depression over Vidarbha, to weaken further: IMD
  • Ashok Leyland launches customer designed BS-VI compliant Modular trucks
  • Mamata expresses grief at Basu Chatterjee's demise
  • Hyderabad resident announces reward to those who identify miscreants involved in elephant killing
  • Jalna reports one more COVID-19 death, two more cases in Parbhani
  • Cyclone Nisarga 'devastates' Aurangabad
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Nutritional support to TB patients under NPY scheme

New Delhi, Jan 5 (UNI) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as 'Nikshay Poshan Yojana' (NPY) from April 1, 2018.
As on January 1, 2019, out of 20.94 lakhs eligible beneficiaries, 8.78 lakh (42 per cent) beneficiaries have received the benefit under the scheme, official sources here said.
The Ministry has provided detailed guidance to the state, Union Territories on how DBT is to be operationalised. State, union territories have been given different payment options as per their convenience for either making payment directly through Public Financial Management System (PFMS) or through the Nikshay PFMS interface.

Flexibility of providing the benefit through existing bank account of a blood relative has also been given. States have also been advised to facilitate opening of zero balance accounts for TB patients, if necessary, under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and Indian Postal Bank.

The Ministry is regularly monitoring the implementation of this scheme and promptly addressing the challenges identified by the State/UTs.
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MoHFW issues 40-point guidelines on Covid-19 for its employees

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Nisarga turns into depression over Vidarbha, to weaken further: IMD

04 Jun 2020 | 4:00 PM

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India, Australia sign seven MoUs, decide to share medical research in preventing Covid-19 pandemic

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04 Jun 2020 | 3:59 PM

New Delhi, Jun 4 (UNI) Recognizing the importance of global cooperation for saving lives and managing the economic impacts of COVID-19 and future global challenges, India and Australia on Thursday decided to share the benefits of scientific and medical research and development, strengthen healthcare systems to respond effectively in preventing the global pandemic.

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Corona pandemic an opportunity to go for big changes in policing: Jharkhand DGP

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04 Jun 2020 | 3:44 PM

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US apologizes for desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue

US apologizes for desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue

04 Jun 2020 | 3:08 PM

New Delhi, Jun 4 (UNI) US Ambassador to India Ken Juster on Thursday tendered an apology for an incident of desecration of Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside the Indian embassy in Washington.

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