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Tripura launches monthly pension of Rs 2000 for 30k poor

Tripura launches monthly pension of Rs 2000 for 30k poor

Agartala, Sep 30 (UNI) The council of ministers in a meeting on Thursday decided to launch a new scheme "Chief Minister Social Assistance Scheme" for the poor people who are not enrolled in social allowances of central or state government.
Chief Minister Manik Saha said the cabinet has agreed to provide as many as 30,000 new beneficiaries under this scheme, they would now get a monthly allowance of Rs 2000 from next month.
He informed that the cabinet also cleared a 15 per cent hike in the expenditure required for payment of salaries to Anganwadi workers, helpers and Asha workers from next month. A week ago the state government had hiked the 3.80 lakh beneficiaries of 30 social pensions from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 per month.

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Tripura CM lays foundation for Haora Riverfront development project in Agartala

Tripura CM lays foundation for Haora Riverfront development project in Agartala

08 Dec 2022 | 1:57 PM

Agartala, Dec 8 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha on Thursday laid the foundation stone of Haora River Front Development Project under the City Investments to Innovate Integrate and Sustain program of Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL).

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BJD all set to retain Odisha's Padampur Assembly seat

BJD all set to retain Odisha's Padampur Assembly seat

08 Dec 2022 | 1:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (UNI) Establishing a convincing lead, Odisha's ruling BJD seemed all set to retain the Padampur Assembly seat on Thursday as the vote count was on for the December 5 by-poll.

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BJP leading in Bihar's Kurhani assembly seat

BJP leading in Bihar's Kurhani assembly seat

08 Dec 2022 | 12:19 PM

Patna, Dec 8 (UNI) BJP candidate Kedar Prasad Gupta was leading over his JD(U) rival Manoj Kushwaha by a margin of more than 2000 votes as counting continued on Thursday for the Kurhani assembly seat by-poll.

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Repo rate hike an effort to rein in inflation: Mehul

07 Dec 2022 | 11:50 PM

Kolkata, Dec 7 (UNI) Mehul Mohanka, President of Indian Chamber of Commerce, on Wednesday said, "RBI raised the repo rate by 35 bps today to 6.25 per cent in an effort to rein in inflation which continues to be above desirable levels."
"RBI has broken the trend of hike by 5o bps in the last meets of the MPC. RBI’s balancing act is to let the economic growth rate unaffected which is positive for India for the year 2022-23 and is projected to be in the range of 6.5-7 per cent," according to different sources.

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Arunachal paper leak case: 4 more govt officials arrested

07 Dec 2022 | 11:46 PM

Itanagar, Dec 7 (UNI) The Special Investigation Cell (Vigilance) of AP Civil Secretariat here probing the APPSC question paper leakage case on Wednesday arrested four more state government officials, including one finance and accounts officer (F&AO) attached with three important Govt institutions.

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