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Haryana, Uttarakhand lead in Direct Benefit Transfer payouts

The UTs of J&K and Ladakh clubbed together got the number eight spot among 36 states and UTs, reporting DBT payouts worth Rs 1,190 crore through over 80 lakh transactions. Many states like West Bengal do not implement several central schemes in which subsidies are involved. Hence, Trinamool Congress-ruled state was the worst at 36th spot.

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  • The apex court said this while dealing with pleas regarding Uttarakhand government's September 5, 2012 decision to fill up all posts in public services in the state without providing reservations to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

    The design of the bridge is the first of its kind in India as it would have a floor made of toughened transparent glass giving pedestrians a sense of walking on the surface of the river while crossing through the bridge. The toughened glass floor will be 3.5 inches thick and capable of bearing a load of more than 750 kg per square metre at a stretch.

    Bookings for the Delhi-Dehradun route have been opened from Friday.

    The names of railway stations in Uttarakhand on platform signboards still appear in Urdu as most of them belong to the period when the state was part of Uttar Pradesh where Urdu is the second official language. However, not much will change in the spelling of the names of railway stations in Uttarakhand when they are written in Sanskrit as both Hindi and Sanskrit use the same Devnagri script.

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the Aviation Ministry will launch the Krishi Udan scheme to assist farmers in transporting agricultural products so that it improves their "value realisation".

    Reacting to the chief minister's remarks, Jammu and Kashmir Students' Association, an organisation of Kashmiri students studying here, said he should not issue "provocative" statements. Association spokesperson Nasir Khuehami asked the chief minister to withdraw his remarks and said "ensure the safety of Kashmiri students rather than issuing provocative statements like this".

    There are ten acid attack survivors in Uttarakhand who live in Haridwar, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts.

    The state governments of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal along the Indo-Nepal border have deployed medical teams at variou...

    Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan chaired a video-conference meeting with chief secretaries and police chiefs of the five states bordering Nepal -- Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim to review their preparedness for prevention and management of novel coronavirus. The Principal Secretary (Health) carried out a similar exercise.

    Second-in-command-rank officer Ratan Singh Sonal, Section Officer C Durai Raj and deputy inspector generals A S Rawat and Nishith Chandra were among the officials decorated with the distinguished and meritorious medal, the spokesperson said. Inspector General D K Dimri, DIG S K Sharma and second-in command-rank officer R K Joshi were also among the recipients of the medal.

    The proposed 11 roads, known as India-China Border Roads, will be located along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. The BRO also plans to complete about nine more such roads by March 2021. It has set a target to complete 61 of the 73 ICBRs in three years. The balance 12 roads are with the Central Public Works Department.

    The 2018 figure is less in comparison to 2016 when 11,379 farmers committed suicide, according to the agency which is responsible for collecting and analysing crime data.

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