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Bihar first state to launch universal old-age pension scheme -Madan Kumar

-The Times of India PATNA: Bihar on Friday became the first state to launch a universal old-age pension scheme in which each person at the age of 60 years and above, irrespective of their financial, family or caste status, will get a sum of Rs 400 per month directly in his/her bank account. In other states, old-age pensions are provided only to the members of either BPL family or SC/ST or widows or disabled persons. But in More »

Number of children killed by encephalitis in Bihar rises to 57 -Amarnath Tewary

-The Hindu The State government has announced that it will open a new 100-bed ward for children, and six additional ambulances would be deployed for the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). Patna: The death toll of children due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur on Friday went up to 57. The State government has announced that it will open a new 100-bed ward for children, and six additional ambulances would be deployed for the gove

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43 kids dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur this month, state cites low blood sugar -Santosh Singh

lycemia — meaning low blood sugar level. Experts, however, say hypoglycemia is one aspect of AES. Muzaffarpur: As many as 43 children below the age of 10 years have died at two hospitals in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district this month after being admitted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The state government has not cited AES as cause of death and has instead attributed most of them to hypoglycemia — meaning low blood sugar

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In one month, 28 children die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district -Amarnath Tewary

l, is considered to be an ideal situation for the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, say doctors. Patna: At least 28 children have died in the last one month in Muzaffarpur district of north Bihar, allegedly due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), which is locally known as Chamki bukhar (brain fever). Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has expressed concern over the rising deaths of children in Muzaffarpur. He said, “A team of doctors an

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Thousands of School Teachers in Bihar Upset Over Non-Payment of Salaries for 3 Months -Mohd. Imran Khan

ducation sector in the state. Unhappy over the Nitish Kumar government’s apathy towards the non-payment of salaries since March this year, hundreds of school teachers’ associations in Bihar are questioning the state government’s commitment towards the education sector. Bihar Madhyamik Sikshak Sangh (BMSS) president Kedarnath Pandey said it is a matter of concern that school teachers

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India's workforce is masculinizing rapidly -Rukmini S

s latest official employment survey show Just nine countries around the world, including Syria and Iraq, now have a fewer proportion of working women than India, new official data confirms. And if Bihar were a country, it would have the lowest share of working women in the world. Among urban women who do work, domestic cleaning work is the second most common profession after textile-related jobs, the periodic labour force survey (PLFS) data publish

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Half of India faces drought with low pre-monsoon rain, heat spell

riest pre-monsoon season in the last 65 years,” Skymet Weather reported. In 2012, the deficiency was 31% with 90.5mm pre-monsoon rains. The IMD’s rain reports show that Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, parts of the Northeast, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana are the worst hit, and more than 500 million people likely to face the impact. “Before onset of monsoon, which is still away, the next

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'Non-ODF areas 13 times more prone to ground water pollution' -Dipak K Dash

nd water as compared to open defecation free (ODF) villages, says a study by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The assessment has also found that risk of ground water contamination in Bihar, one of the states which is yet to be declared ODF, is maximum at nearly 36%. The study, which was released on World Environment Day, is based on an assessment of 725 samples collected from 12 ODF and another 12 non-ODF villages across West Benga

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Why farmers voted for BJP -Parth MN

Agriculture at ICRIER, examined the agriculture growth in India under all the prime ministers since economic liberalisation. Under PV Narasimha Rao, it was 2.4 per cent, which grew to 2.9 during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s regime between 1999 and 2004. The 10 years of Manmohan Singh-government recorded 3.7 per cent agriculture growth. In the first four years of Modi, however, it was merely 1.9 per cent, lowest among all. Moreover, people thought d

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Pollution Control Board deems Ganga river water unfit for direct drinking, bathing

drinking or bathing the whole way till it drains into the Bay of Bengal. The 78 monitoring stations where the river water was found unfit for drinking and bathing include Gomati river in Bhusaula-Bihar, Kanpur, Gola Ghat in Varanasi, Dalmau in Raebareli, Sangam in Allahabad, Ghazipur, Buxar, Patna, Bhagalpur, Howrah-Shivpur in West Bengal and others. The six spots which were found fit for consumption under class A- fit for drinking after disinf

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