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Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to release BJP manifesto for Bihar polls tomorrow

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 21 October 2020
The Bharatiya Janata Party will on Thursday release its election manifesto for the Bihar assembly polls. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharanan will release the manifesto in Patna.
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 22 said that BJP in its manifesto promises to give free COVID vaccination to the people of Bihar. "As soon as COVID-19 vaccine will be available for production at a mass scale, every person in Bihar will get free vaccination. This is the first...

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Rs 900 crore allocated for COVID vaccine development: FM Sitharaman [Video]

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Addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on November 12, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on COVID Suraksha Mission.She said, "Rs 900 crore provided for COVID Suraksha Mission for research and development of the Indian COVID vaccine to the Department of Biotechnology."

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FM Sitharaman announces additional Rs 10,000 crore for Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana [Video]

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Addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on November 12, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke on Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana (PMGKRY). She said, "An additional outlay of Rs 10,000 crores will be provided for Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Rojgar Yojana in the current financial year." "It will accelerate the rural economy," the FM added.

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10 new champion sectors will be covered under Production Linked Incentives scheme: FM [Video]

10 new champion sectors will be covered under Production Linked Incentives scheme: FM

Addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on November 12, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "10 new champion sectors will now be covered under the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) Scheme to boost the competitiveness of domestic manufacturing. It is expected to give a significant boost to economic growth and domestic employment." "Rs 18,000 crore will be provided over and above the budget estimate which was mentioned in the Budget 2020-21 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana particularly for the urban areas. This extra budgetary resource being provided will help 12 lakh houses to be grounded and 18 lakh houses will get completed as a result," she added.

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Will join public protests if 19 lakh jobs are not provided in first month: Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on November 23 stated that the Bihar has become the unemployment capital of the country. He said, "Bihar has become the unemployment capital of the country. The public can't wait anymore. If they are unable to provide 19 lakh jobs in the first month, then we will join the public in protests across the state."

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Bihar MLA Akhtarul Iman raised question over using of 'Hindustan' instead of 'Bharat' during his oath taking ceremony on November 23. Akhtarul Iman said, "Oath is taken as per the Constitution which mentions 'Bharat' everywhere. I wanted to know whether it's okay to say 'Hindustan' or shall I say 'Bharat' during oath-taking today. We are lawmakers, we should place the Constitution above all."

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Watch: JDU MLCs reach Bihar Assembly in 'pollution-free' vintage car

Two JDU MLCs arrived at the Bihar Legislative Assembly in a vintage car. The MLCs were Sanjay Kumar Jha and Devesh Chandra Thakur. They reached Bihar Assembly on Monday to attend its first session. "Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has pledged for a pollution-free Bihar. We have kept Bihar CM's pledge in mind, this car is pollution-free. We hope people will come forward and make Bihar pollution-free," Thakur said. The five-day session of the state legislative assembly will continue till November 27. During the session, all members of the newly-constituted assembly will be sworn in.

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‘Owaisi like Jinnah; voting for AIMIM a vote against India’: Tejasvi Surya [Video]

‘Owaisi like Jinnah; voting for AIMIM a vote against India’: Tejasvi Surya

Hitting out at AIMIM's Akbaruddin and Asaduddin Owaisi, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya on Monday said that they did not allow development in old Hyderabad. Speaking to media, Surya said, "Laughable that Akbaruddin and Asaduddin Owaisi are speaking of development. They haven't allowed development and new infrastructure projects to enter inside old Hyderabad, the only thing they allowed is Rohingya Muslims. They have no right to speak about development." "Every single vote to Owaisi is a vote against India and everything that India stands for," he said. "He (Asaduddin Owaisi) speaks the language of rabid Islamism, separatism and extremism which Mohammed Ali Jinnah was also speaking," Surya said. Watch the full video for more details.

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BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi’s ‘PR driven media strategy’ jibe over China [Video]

BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi’s ‘PR driven media strategy’ jibe over China

BJP has lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his tweet slamming the Modi government over its handling of the China issue. Rahul had cited a news report which hinted at renewed Chinese activity in Doklam. ‘China's geopolitical strategy cannot be countered by a PR driven media strategy. This simple fact seems to elude the minds of those running GOI,’ Rahul had tweeted. Hitting back, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi said that Congress and Rahul Gandhi have no right to speak on the issue and alleged that IF India lost land to China before, it was because of the Congress party. Joshi further said that Rahul Gandhi does not believe in reading and understanding and urged him to concentrate on the internal issues of the party. India and China have also been locked in a standoff in Ladakh since May. The Congress leader has attacked the BJP on several occasions over the issue and accused the Prime Minister of lying to the country over the status of the ground situation in the region. Watch the full video for all the details.

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Patna Patna Capital and largest city of Bihar, India

8 newly-elected MLCs take oath in Patna [Video]

8 newly-elected MLCs take oath in Patna

Eight newly-elected members of State Legislative Council took oath in Bihar's Patna on November 22. The oath ceremony took place in presence of state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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Watch: Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer prayers to the rising sun [Video]

Watch: Chhath Puja concludes, devotees offer prayers to the rising sun

Devotees gathered to offer morning prayers to the rising sun on last day of Chhath Puja. Most people stuck to the traditional practice of offering prayers at river banks. Devotees flouted the guidelines issued to curb the spread of coronavirus disease. Lucknow's Gomti riverfront, Ganga banks in Varanasi and Patna were abuzz with devotees. However, many devotees stayed back home and offered 'arghya' to the rising sun. They offered 'arghya' from temporary water bodies, made specifically for the festival. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also celebrated the festival at his official residence. Kumar offered 'arghya' to the rising sun and refrained from stepping out. The four-day puja see rituals known as Prathihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi and Surya Shashthi. Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar.

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Watch: Devotees offer 'argha' to rising sun to conclude Chhath festivities [Video]

Watch: Devotees offer 'argha' to rising sun to conclude Chhath festivities

Devotees flocked to ghats in Patna to offer 'argha' to Sun God on the last day of Chhath puja. It is the four-day long Hindu festival which is mainly observed by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Today is the final day of the festival, and on the fourth and the final day, devotees pray before sunrise and end their fast by eating special prasad and delicacies.

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