Interest-free crop loan for Assam farmers

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GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Thursday launched four financial assistance schemes to uplift farmers, including interest-free crop loan up to Rs 2 lakh. A second scheme provides 4 % interest subsidy to farmers availing loan above Rs 2 lakh. Under another scheme, farmers will get a one-time incentive of 25% (up to Rs 25,000) of principal credit amount who repay pay their loan in time. During the last financial year, the finance department observed that farmers have not been able to take full benefit of the subsidised, short term crop…

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Social media usage policy for Assam govt employees soon

GUWAHATI: Assam government would soon bring all its employees under a social media usage policy to encourage and enable them to make use of this modern day dynamic medium of interaction, but in an orderly way, without discussing politics. The draft policy is based on the basic principle that when the response time in the social media is often immediate, there is no luxury of differentiating between official and personal content and so there is a need for employees using social media for official purpose to follow some guiding principles…

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Widespread illegal mining activities traced in Roon river

AMBALA: Officials have discovered illegal mining activities in Roon river in Naraingarh area. The mining officials found these sites while inspecting Toka, Taparia, Mianpur and Sangrani villages in Naraingarh block. They found that machines have dug up huge pits and extracted a large quantity of minerals from the river. Acting on a complaint by mining officials, the Ambala district police have registered four cases of illegal mining. Two cases on illegal mining were registered on Tuesday after the team of the Haryana mines and geology department discovered the sites at…

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Manohar Lal Khattar to inaugurate Hisar airport on I-Day, no clarity on flights

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HISAR: The Hisar district administration went into overdriv e on Wednesday to prepare for the August 15 inauguration of the state’s first domestic airport, even as there was no clarity over the date of the first flight taking off from there. On Wednesday, Haryana civil aviation adviser Ashok Sangwan and Hisar deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Meena met officials at the airport. They took an update on the status of infrastructure and facilities, like electricity, water, communication services, firefighting equipment, police security and other amenities. Sangwan said chief minister Manohar Lal…

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Haryana launches online system for grants-in-aid

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CHANDIGARH: With the launch of an online portal for the release of grant-in-aid to various government departments on Wednesday, Haryana has become the first state in the country to take such an initiative. Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu launched the portal by making online transaction of Rs 84.58 crore with the health department under the National Health Mission. Giving details of the new system, Abhimanyu said the online system of budgetary transaction would not only further enhance transparency but also enhance working efficiency of drawing and disbursing officer, treasury officers…

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Mewat killing: 30 cops to be named in FIR

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Mewat: The post-mortem of Sahib, the 23-year-old who was allegedly shot dead during a police crossfire in Punhana of Mewat on Tuesday, will be conducted in a government hospital in Delhi, and will be videographed. The FIR in the case will also be amended to name over 30 cops, who were part of a joint exercise to catch a wanted criminal by the police forces of Dehradun in Uttarakhand and Mewat in Haryana, as accused. This was decided in a mahapanchayat in Mewat on Thursday, attended by over 500 people…

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Skating arena to come up along Valankulam tank

Coimbatore: A skating arena on par with international standards will be established opposite to Valankulam tank as part of phase one of the lake rejuvenation and restoration project under the ‘Smart City’ mission. “This will be the second skating arena in the city. It would be as per international standards,” said a senior official from the civic body, adding that they are yet to finalize the size of the arena. About four acres of vacant land belonging to the corporation, opposite to the tank, was filled with shrubs and bushes,…

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