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Varanasi underlined in UP Budget

Lucknow, Feb 18 (UNI) In the Budget of Uttar Pradesh tabled in the state assembly on Tuesday, Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government has given a special attention to Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A provision of Rs 200 crore has been made for beautification and expansion of Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. Similarly, a provision of Rs 170 crore has been made for the establishment of a cultural center in Kashi, and Rs 18 crore for the establishment of a Vedic Vigyan Kendra in Kashi Hindu University.
Apart from Kashi, Ayodhya has also received significant attention in the Budget. While Rs 500 crore has been allotted for the construction of the proposed airport in Ayodhya, a provision of 85 crore made to provide the best basic facilities for tourists, and provision of Rs 10 crore for Tulsi memorial building.
For Gorakhpur, a provision of Rs 25 crore has been made in the budget for the development of water sports in Ramgarh Tal.
In the Budget, it was also announced the development of 46 major tourist destinations, including Garhmukteshwar of Hapur, besides construction of heliports at important tourist places.
Government has already announced to develop Garhmukteshwar on the lines of Har ki Paidi in Haridwar.
UNI MB PS 1818
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Fresh rainfall plunges mercury in HP

04 Apr 2020 | 12:08 AM

Shimla Apr 3 (UNI) This hill state recorded increase in the cold wave during the night and wee hours after fresh rain and inclement weather conditions in the state on Friday.

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Jharamajari sealed after death of factory owner in PGI Chandigarh

04 Apr 2020 | 12:06 AM

Shimla, Apr 3(UNI) After death of COVID positive female patient in PGI Chandigarh on Friday Jharmajari
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COVID-19 toll in HP increases to two

03 Apr 2020 | 11:58 PM

Shimla, Apr 3 (UNI) A 70-year-old woman suffering from Novel Coronavirus, who was staying in an industrial area in Barotiwala near Baddi in Solan district, passed away while under hospitalisation at PGIMER, Chandigarh, state government officials said here on Friday.

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Sidhu appeals to people not to oppose cremation of COVID-19 positive

03 Apr 2020 | 11:40 PM

Chandigarh, Apr 3 (UNI) Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday appealed to the public not to panic, as the cremation of a COVID-19 positive patient, does not pose any additional threat.

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