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Cancer cash tied in rules

Cancer cash tied in rules

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Delhi: The Bihar government’s rigidity in not changing the format in which income certificates are given to the poor has resulted in thousands of cancer patients in the state losing out on central benefits. The patients are not being able to avail the central scheme granting financial assistance to people below poverty line suffering from […]

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RJD Releases LS Poll Manifesto; Tries to Woo Minorities

RJD Releases LS Poll Manifesto; Tries to Woo Minorities

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an attempt to woo its traditional vote bank including the minority community and people belonging to backward and most backward castes, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) today went all out in its Lok Sabha poll manifesto promising a plethora of initiatives for them. The manifesto promises ending the contractual system of employment in the state […]

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Gujarat minister blames Bihar, UP immigrants for poverty in the state

Gujarat minister blames Bihar, UP immigrants for poverty in the state

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Finance Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday sparked off a fresh controversy over poverty figures in the state. Bringing embarrassment to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Nitin Patel said that the poverty figures in the state has gone up because of the influx of immigrant labourers from Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. “People from […]

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Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

Bihar first state to launch food security scheme

| February 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which guarantees foodgrains at nominal prices to the poor, was on Saturday launched in some districts of Bihar, making it the first state to do so. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who addressed a function marking the symbolic launch of the scheme, said 84% (6.90 crore) of the rural […]

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Pilot project for doorstep delivery of PDS to be launched soon

Pilot project for doorstep delivery of PDS to be launched soon

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bihar government will soon launch a pilot project in 38 blocks for doorstep delivery of foodgrains to the BPL/APL ration card holders, state Food and Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak said today. A block each in all 38 districts have been identified for launch of the project to ensure doorstep delivery of the foodgrains […]

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