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Punjab Cabinet approves Dr BR Ambedkar SC Post Matric scholarhip scheme

Chandigarh, Oct 14 (UNI) The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for the state government to launch its own SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme in place of the Centre’s defunct scheme, in order to facilitate SC students to pursue higher education in government and private institutions.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also announced increase in income criteria from earlier Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh to accommodate more students.
The Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved the Dr BR Ambedkar SC Post Matric Scholarship Scheme, to be effective from academic session 2021-22.
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Ryots facing double whammy of pandemic, drought

10 Apr 2021 | 10:54 PM

Shimla, Apr 10 (UNI) Most of Ryots in Himachal Pradesh are facing the double whammy of Covid pandemic and drought like condition as they are forced to destroy their Rabi Crops before the harvest due to stunted growth and wilting and parched field.

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Bihar reports 3,469 new COVID cases, 6 fatalities

10 Apr 2021 | 10:24 PM

Patna, Apr 10 (UNI) Bihar registered 3,469 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the nuber of active cases in the state to 11,998.

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Nitish Kumar callsfor increasing flights and improving facilities at Darbhanga Airport

10 Apr 2021 | 10:15 PM

Patna, Apr 10 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday directed the concerned authorities to increasing the number of flights and improve passengers facilities at Darbhanga airport for the convenience of the travellers.

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No-policy to check industrial pollutants fuel in HP

10 Apr 2021 | 10:11 PM

Shimla, Apr 10 (UNI) Un-planned development, industrialization and lack of environment policy in this hill state is posing challenge to the clean environment and public health at large.

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J&K reports 1,000 new COVID cases, six deaths, JU surroundings declared micro containment zone

J&K reports 1,000 new COVID cases, six deaths, JU surroundings declared micro containment zone

10 Apr 2021 | 9:58 PM

Jammu, Apr 10 (UNI) The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday reported more than 1,000 corona positive cases and six deaths while area in and around the University of Jammu were declared micro containment zones by the district administration.

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