News Digest: Solar-powered cellphone towers in Naxal-hit areas, Newspaper hawker shot dead in Begusarai and more

Nov 14, 2016 07:57 AM IST | Updated on: Nov 14, 2016 07:57 AM IST

Here are the top stories from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh over the past 24 hours.

Congress men serve glucose, tea to people in bank queues

News Digest: Solar-powered cellphone towers in Naxal-hit areas, Newspaper hawker shot dead in Begusarai and more

Much to the relief of those standing in serpentine queues outside banks and ATMs to exchange, deposit or withdraw money on Sunday, enthusiastic Congress workers served them water, glucose and tea at various places in Madhya Pradesh. Read More

Solar-powered cellphone towers become a gamechanger in Naxal-hit areas

The newly-established solar-powered mobile phone towers in Jharkhand's Naxal-hit areas are empowering security forces as well as tribals and helping to counter the influence of extremists. Read More

Demonetisation: Lalu Prasad asks PM Narendra Modi whether each individual will get Rs 15 lakhs

Breaking his silence on the Centre's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, RJD chief Lalu Prasad today asked the Prime Minister whether every individual would get the 'promised' Rs 15 lakh each in their bank accounts after the completion of 50 days. Read More

Newspaper hawker shot dead in Begusarai

A newspaper hawker was shot dead unidentified gunmen at Begumpur village under Nawkothi police station of Begusarai district today, the police said. Read More

UP Khadi Board invites people to buy ivory items despite ban

Notwithstanding the ban on ivory trade in India, Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industries Board is inviting people to buy items made from elephant tusk at the ongoing Khadi Mahotsav. Read More

Mukarba Chowk-Panipat stretch to be made 12-lane: CM ML Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the Mukarba Chowk-Panipat stretch of the National Highway-1 would be widened to 12-lane and 27 railways overbridges and underbridges would be constructed on this stretch. Read More

Demonetisation: Queues outside banks, ATMs grow longer

Long queues were seem in front of banks and ATMs on the fourth consecutive day on Sunday in Rajasthan as thousands of anxious people waited to deposit or exchange their Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes or take out cash. Read More


Amit Shah flags-off Parivartan Yatra, targets state government

BJP national president Amit Shah on Sunday flagged-off the party's Parivartan Yatra in poll-bound Uttarakhand and appealed to people to overthrow the "corrupt" Congress regime in the state and install a development-oriented BJP government that could fulfill their aspirations. Read More


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