Free bus service for cancer patients
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Haryana government has decided to provide free travel facility to cancer patients in state roadways buses. Health Minister Rao Narender "About 50,000 cancer patients travel in the Roadways buses to reach hospitals every year. It has been observed that a cancer patient has to visit the hospital about 15 times in a year. Keeping this in view state government has approved to provide free travel facility to such patients in Haryana Roadways buses."
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Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday said that in the case of international travels, officers whose grade pay was Rs10,000 and above and whose status was equivalent to that of the secretary and above, would be entitled to business or club class in cases where one-way flying time was over eight hours. The rest would have to travel by economy class.
Discoms collection centres to remain open
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