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| 22 September, 2020, 02:35 PM IST | E-Paper



    Modi promises 23 bridges over rivers in Bihar, Nitish says Patna to be reachable from anywhere in Bihar in 5 hours

    Prime Minister Modi said on Monday that large rivers in Bihar have been a major challenge to connectivity and deputy CM Sushil Modi said little was done till 2005, including during 15 years of the Lalu Prasad regime, to make bridges over the rivers.

    • The BJP-led central government has announced an All India Institute of Medical Science in Darbhanga and promised operationalisation of the Darbhanga airport by next month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now set to inaugurate the Kosi Rail Bridge at Supaul and lay the foundation stone for a road bridge over the river at Phulaut.

      The prime minister dedicated the 'Kosi Rail Mahasetu' to the nation and inaugurated via video conference various projects related to electrification and new rail lines.

      Prime Minister inaugurated two sewage treatment plants (STP)- one each at Beur and Karmalichak in Patna- which would treat the water before releasing them in river Ganga to help prevent the river getting polluted.

      On Tuesday, which happened to be Engineer’s Day, PM focused on the engineers of Bihar –– a class which has appreciated Modi for his interest in technology. Lauding their efforts within and outside the state, he launched several projects under the Namami Gange and AMRUT scheme in the state.

      During his 24-hour trip, Nadda sought to address certain cause of concerns that had developed in the alliance among the BJP, chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (U) and the Lok Janshakti Party.

      Coming out of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Soren told reporters, "we will fight Bihar elections together." He said the former Bihar chief minister's health is better now.

      The 193-km long Durgapur-Banka pipeline section, built by state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), is a part of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project, for which the foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister on February 17, 2019.

      While election operations in the field have always required oversight by nodal officers in a range of critical areas such as security, electronic voting machines (EVMs) and expenditure, a nodal health officer will be the new actor to help beat the Covid threat to the electoral process.

      The police figures show that against 1.89 lakh crimes reported in the state in 2016, 2.69 lakh crimes were reported last year and 1.23 lakh have already been reported till June this year.

      The biggest youth problem is unemployment and Tejashwi is trying to capture the narrative by promising jobs. Last Saturday he launched a web portal called ‘Berojgari Hatao’ and released a toll free number in Patna. Any unemployed person can either upload their profile on the portal or register themselves by calling on the toll free number.

      In the last three months, a number of RJD leaders including former and current legislators have joined JD (U). Among these leaders seven are from MY community. Most of these leaders are strong leaders of their respective regions.

      Under Unlock 3.0, government offices barring defence, central and police force, public utilities, disaster management, power generation and transmission units, post offices, National Informatics Centre, have been working with 50% employees, news agencies said.

      The urge to get back into active politics arose from the situation I witnessed following the lockdown announced on March 24. The heartrending scenes of migrant labourers walking back, most of them are from Bihar and Jharkhand, left with no jobs, no food and now no work at home, said Yashwant Sinha.

      ​​The PAB noted that the retention rate is low at secondary level at 40.18 %, the dropout rate at secondary level is more than 25% in as many as nine aspirational district and exceeds 35% in Muzaffurpur, Katihar and Khagaria districts.

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