BJP’s tribal rally in Delhi on December 9
The rally will focus on the rights of tribals and how the BJP is working towards empowering the section of population which is among the most deprived, said party members. The timing of the rally is significant as assembly polls are on in Jharkhand, a state with 26% tribal population.
Solar energy need of hour, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Nitish said efforts were on to enthuse people to make optimal use of solar energy in their private buildings after the installation of solar plates on the government buildings and offices across the state
Auto sector slowdown affecting GST compensation cess kitty: Sushil Modi
Sushil Modi, who heads the Group of Ministers (GoM) on GST revenue shortfall, said that the economic slowdown, particularly the muted sales in the automobile sector, is leading to lower collections in the new indirect tax regime. Speaking at an event, he said that the automobile sector is a major contributor to the GST compensation pool.
Centre pushes for eNAM in states without APMCs
Nirmala Sitharaman recently asked states to scrap APMCs and join eNAM to help farmers get better price realisation of their produce. APMC is a marketing board meant to moderate prices and prevent big traders from exploiting farmers. Officials said business transactions are growing and more than 150 commodities are being traded on the electronic platform.
Jharkhand assembly elections: Two regional parties can play key role in govt formation
All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) led by former deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahato and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) led by the first state Chief Minister Babulal Marandi are back in the poll rink
Jagdanand Singh becomes Bihar state president of Rashtriya Janata Dal
Jagdanand Singh is a renowned Rajput leader from central Bihar and has strong influence over upper caste voters and farmers of the region. He is still remembered for his work as water resources minister during RJD government.
Four killed, 60 injured after Bihar bound bus overturns in UP's Kannauj district
Four passengers were killed and 60 others suffered injuries, some of seriously, after a Bihar-bound private bus from Jaipur overturned on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Kannauj district on late Wednesday night.
UP, Bihar worst performers in Ayushman Bharat
While UP reported about 230,000 hospital admissions and Bihar about 120,000, Kerala was way ahead with nearly 600,000 hospital admissions under the scheme till date, according to details provided by the Union Health Ministry to Parliament on Friday.
Sub-Lieutenant Shivangi becomes navy's first woman pilot
It is a very proud feeling for me...being the navy's first woman pilot," Shivangi said. "Women were always there in the Navy. They were not in the cockpit, but were just observers," she said. Her being the first to be the pilot in the navy 'would create more opportunities for other women who wanted to join the defence force.'
55 railway projects underway in Bihar, 362% rise in fund allocation: Govt
"No survey for Hajipur-Mahua New Line section has been conducted. However, a Reconnaissance Engg-cum-Traffic Survey (RETS) for new line between Bhagwanpur (located at a distance of 20 km from Hajipur)-Samastipur via Mahua (60 km) has been taken up," Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply.
Primary healthcare is failing 80 crore Indians. An app may be the antidote
Rural India suffers from the paucity of primary healthcare centres. By taking doctor consultations online through an app and providing safe record keeping of patients, MedCords wants to address one of the key issues for patients in rural India.
Ayushman Bharat: UP CM told to treble daily treatments
A laggard Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of the country, has been advised “to raise the game” in the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and treble the number of daily treatments under the scheme at present.
RBI slaps Rs 2.50 cr fine on BoB for violating directions on Bihar NGO
"The Reserve Bank of India in exercise of powers conferred under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, has imposed a penalty aggregating to Rs 2.50 crore on the bank for non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI in various accounts of Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti Ltd at Bhagalpur Branch," Bank of Baroda said in a regulatory filing.
Bihar has untapped export potential of USD 900 million: Exim Bank study
The report also said that the merchandise exports from the eastern state in 2017-18 were valued at USD 1.35 billion which was a "remarkable improvement" over the USD 0.4 billion of exports recorded during 2012-13.
Bill Gates praises Bihar government, says state has made progress against poverty & disease
The Gates Foundation has been working with the state government to ensure health and education.
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