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Grand Alliance committed to Bihar’s development, says Nitish

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Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Grand Alliance government is committed to ensure to people of Bihar basic amenities which are part of the common minimum programme of the alliance partners.

“We are working on our seven resolves (nishchay) for the development of Bihar,” Nitish Kumar said in the state assembly during a discussion.

He announced setting up of a cabinet committee chaired by him to monitor the progress on the seven resolves and sought the opposition’s cooperation and help in this regard.

The seven resolves of the Grand Alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress aim at providing basic amenities like tap water, electricity and toilets to all households, road connectivity to all villages, unemployment allowance, and easy loans to students to pursue higher education.

Nitish Kumar made the promise on the issues during campaigning for the 2015 Bihar assembly elections.

The chief minister said Bihar would continue to register high growth rate in the coming years as well.

“Bihar’s contribution to the country’s development has been regularly increasing and it will increase further,” he said.

He said the state government would impart computer education and communication skills, including spoken English, to all youth in the state.

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Lalu Prasad ‘stable and recovering’, to undergo CT scan

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Incarcerated RJD President Lalu Prasad will undergo a CT scan on Friday to ascertain his exact health condition even as a senior officer said he was “stable and recovering”.

An official at the Hotwar jail in Ranchi said that the former Bihar Chief Minister’s health had caused concern after he complained of uneasiness in breathing on Thursday evening. Subsequently, a team of doctors from Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences examined the RJD leader.

Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta also rushed to the RIMS and met with the doctors treating the veteran politician. Jharkhand Inspector General of Police (Jails) Birendra Bhushon said that Lalu Prasad’s health had deteriorated on Thursday but was now “recovering and stable”. Earlier, Lalu Prasad also underwent a Covid test and was found negative.

Lalu Prasad is suffering from kidney ailment, besides diabetes and high blood pressure. The RIMS doctors have diagnosed that his kidneys are damaged to the extent of 75 per cent. Doctors could go for a dialysis if his kidneys’ functioning deteriorated further.

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Fire at Delhi’s ITO building, no casualties

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A fire broke out at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO on Friday here. No injuries were reported, and the blaze has been brought under control, the Fire Department said.

The fire started from a meter board of the building. “We received a call around 8.30 a.m. about a fire in the meter board at the Institution of Engineers building at ITO. A total of 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire was on the second floor of the building,” said Atul Garg, Director Delhi Fire Service.

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Girl and father end life in UP

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A teenager battling depression for two years following her mother’s death ended her life, prompting even the father to take his life out of sheer hopelessness.

According to reports, Shalu, 18, first committed suicide by hanging herself because she could not come to terms with the death of her mother. Suraj, too followed suit, leaving behind two more daughters.

The incident took place in Nankari village in Khairabad area in Sitapur district on Wednesday. Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said that Suraj, who worked as a tailor, lived there with his wife and three daughters. His wife had died two years ago and his daughter Shalu could not come to terms with the death of her mother.

“She went into depression and finally ended her life. Seeing this, Suraj also committed suicide by hanging form the same ceiling fan,” the police official said.

Both the bodies have been sent for the post-mortem. The police had filed a case and further investigations are underway.

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