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Heat wave hits schools
All the schools in the city will remain closed from Monday because of the prevailing heat wave conditions. he human resource development department on Sunday issued an order to suspend classes of all the government schools in all the districts. The schools would be closed till further order is issued.
The state government has come up with a new scheme, which would allow its employees to avail housing loans up to Rs 30 lakh directly from the bank. The government has entered into an agreement with the Central Bank of India, which would allow the state government employees to avail the loan facility from the bank’s branch in their respective headquarters.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the death of chairman of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Mahendra Singh Tikait. Kumar said Tikait was always ready and struggling to get problems of farmers solved.
Governor Devanand Konwar on Sunday met two Congress activists who suffered burns while trying to immolate themselves during Friday’s party rally to protest the detention of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.
Two persons were killed on Sunday after they fell off a train near Bojhwa village on Kiul-Gaya railway section in Nawada district, police said. They sustained injuries after they fell of the 707 Up Kiul-Gaya passenger train while trying to board it, said police. The duo were taken to a hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The persons were identified as Sushila Devi and Sudama Prasad of Bojhwa village.
Naxalites abducted a girl and her lover from Tiura village in Rohtas district on Saturday, police sources said on Sunday. Naxalites raided Tiura village and held a kangaroo court as the girl’s parents, who opposed their daughter’s relationship with the boy had asked the rebels to intervene in the matter. The girl, a native of Jharkhand’s Palamu district, had reportedly fled with her lover.
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