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October 2, 2014

Clean India drive launched in Bengal amid Durga Puja revelry

Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday flagged-off the Swacch Bharat mission in West Bengal by administering the pledge to students and others while a citizens' movement ensured cleanliness at various Durga Puja committess in Kolkata during the ongoing festive season.Mukherjee launched the mission at Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School in Birbhum district and participated with the students in a cleanliness drive. Citing instances of Vietnam and Cuba where people's involvement greatly contributed to…

Modi’s cleanliness drive gets mixed response in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India drive received mixed response Thursday in Odisha.While central government offices organised the cleaning drive, the state government, its ministers, and officials preferred to stay away from the campaign. Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the campaign in state capital Bhubaneswar and wielded the broom, symbolically, while union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram swept the premise of the railway station in the steel city of Rourkela. The…

Andhra participates in clean India campaign, Telangana stays away

Hyderabad/Vijawayada, Oct 2 (IANS) While Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in Telangana stayed away from Swacch Bharat program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government in neighboring Andhra Pradesh actively participated in it.E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is governor of both the states, participated in clean India campaign at Raj Bhavan and Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. Employees of Andhra Pradesh secretariat in Hyderabad participated in the drive. Special Chief Secretary Lingaraju…

Modi to start Maharashtra poll campaign from Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off his Maharashtra assembly election campaign with a weekender rally in Mumbai, party sources said on Thursday.The Bharatiya Janata Party rally will be addressed by Modi Saturday evening 7 p.m. at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in south Mumbai. Top state and central BJP leaders are expected to be present at the much-awaited rally which the party hopes could turn the tables on the other four major contending parties - the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Shiv Sena…

Arpinder, Renjith finish 5th, 9th in triple jump

Incheon, Oct 2: Indian athletes Arpinder Singh and Renjith Maheshwary failed to secure any medal from the men's triple jump final, finishing fifth and ninth respectively, at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.Arpinder, a Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, managed a best leap of 16.41 metres on his first attempt among six bids while Renjith registered a best of 15.67m at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. China's Shuo Cao won the gold with a best jump of 17.30m, followed by his compatriot Bin Dong at…
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