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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019


Mamata Banerjee declares rural Bengal open defecation free

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Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the ‘Mission Nirmal Bangla’, which aimed at making all villages open defecation free (ODF) by October 2. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared rural West Bengal as open defecation free (ODF) and said that her government will now focus on solid waste management. Around 1.35 crore households in rural Bengal have been covered by the ‘Mission Nirmal Bangla’, which aimed at making all villages open defecation free (ODF) by October 2. “I’m happy to share with all of youRead More

Political parties going for populist announcements: Does it work?

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The issue of free electricity and water were key electoral promises of the AAP. Analyst say that these announcements are done in a planned manner by all political parties Be it general or assembly elections, political parties attempt to reach out to a variety of sections through their announcements and promises especially before the election schedule is announced and the model code of conduct is put in place. Analyst says that competing populism is a result of political parties trying to attract the floating vote which is key in anyRead More

Bihar provides the template for marquee NDA govt schemes

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Officials believe that a good scheme is worth emulating, specifically if it has worked in states such as Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Bihar CM had come up with ‘Saat Nischay’ programme, with electricity and water being the core commitments In what has caught the attention of public policy mandarins at the Centre, many a schemes piloted by Nitish Kumar headed Bihar Government have been adopted by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for a national roll-out. The latest case in point being the Nal Se Jal scheme for piped waterRead More

Land disputes behind most violent crimes in Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar

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Earlier, the chief minister reviewed a presentation on upgradation and extension of the historic Patna Museum, which was established over 100 years ago. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on August 2 stressed on the need for minimising land disputes, asserting that these were responsible for the most violent crimes taking place in the state. Kumar made the comments at a meeting of the revenue and land reforms department here. “Nearly 60 percent of violent crimes in the state have their roots in land disputes. To minimise these, fresh survey and settlementRead More

‘Difficult Times for Bro’: Despite Being Expelled from BJP, Unnao Rape Accused Finds Supporter in MLA

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Former BJP MLA Sengar has been behind the bars for over a year now and yet, his party till very recently had not dared to completely snap its ties with the tainted politician. New Delhi: The prime accused in the 2017 Unnao rape case, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was expelled from BJP earlier this week, continues to draw support from the party members. This is evident in a video, which shows BJP MLA Ashish Singh Ashu from Mallawan in Uttar Pradesh openly endorsing Sengar at a party function held on Friday.Read More