From the States

CRPF Jawan martyred in Maoist encounter in Chhattisgarh

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Anil Kumar Maurya, CRPF Jawan martyred during an encounter between Maoists and security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, today...

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No relief for Lalu Prasad! Jharkhand HC rejects bail plea for the second time

Placing the cards incorrectly, everything is not in favor of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Sentenced to jail for fodder scam, Lalu Prasad had appealed for an interim bail with the Jharkhand High Court. However the court has rejected the plea and has sought his medical reports from hospitals in Ranchi and New Delhi. Hearing on the petition will be conducted on May 4...

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Journalists holding yellow cards in Punjab to get accidental insurance cover worth Rs 5 lakh

Taking a major step in empowering journalists of the state, the Punjab government led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh has approved the extension of the facility of accidental insurance cover to nearly accredited 4200 media persons with yellow cards. Notably, from now onwards yellow card holder journalist would be covered under accidental insurance to the tune of Rs. 5 lakh...

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BJP meets Andhra Pradesh Governor; demands action against Balkrishna for abusing PM Modi

Agitated with the criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by TDP lawmaker Nandamuri Balakrishna, a BJP delegation under the leadership of Vishnukumar Raju called on Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and urged him to take cognizance of the comments made by Hindupur MLA. Condemning Balkrishna’s un-parliamentary comments against the Prime Minister, BJP demanded that strict action should be taken against Balakrishna...

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Gujarat BJP Chief Jitu Vaghani welcomes Naroda Patiya verdict; hints comeback of Kodnani

Gujarat BJP Chief Jitu Vaghani on Friday welcomed the ruling of Gujarat High Court in controversial Naroda Patiya genocide during 2002 Gujarat riot. Speaking to the media persons, Vaghani lamented at Congress for defaming the image of BJP. He further accused Congress of framing former Minister under false Charges by misusing government investigative agencies during UPA regime...

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Uttarakhand’s youth gets ‘CMenergy’: CM Rawat’s Dev Bhoomi Dialogue gives mantra of employment

In order to motivate the youth of the state, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Friday held 'Dev Bhoomi Dialogue' which directly linked him to the public. Chief Minister interacted with young talent who took the initiative in self-employment and youths from all parts of the state. The Chief Minister said that important suggestions from among the youth will be brought under the purview of law and rules...

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Digital nation for NRI: Uttar Pradesh set to launch ‘Digital Friends of UP’ forum

The state of Uttar Pradesh has been welcoming new initiatives and innovative ideas which can make them go digital. Initiating a new step, the state police department has decided to launch a special forum for NRIs under the forum called as ‘Digital Friends of UP’. This has been aimed to be a twitter account...

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BJP unfurls flag of victory in Jharkhand: Wins all five Municipal Corporations

BJP in Jharkhand has unfurled the flag of victory by winning all the five municipal corporations.The party has also captured nine out of 13 Nagar Panchayats, seven out of 16 Municipal Councils and won the bypoll to the chairperson’s seat in Jhumri Tilaiya Nagar...

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Quashing notification, Calcutta HC directs State Election Commission to reschedule new dates for filing of nominations

Quashing the State Election Commissions order of cancelling the notification for extension of filling the nominations for panchayat polls in West Bengal, the Kolkata HC has directed it to allow nominations by issuing a fresh notification. ..

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hails Telangana Police’s tech-driven initiative

Impressed with the new initiatives adopted by Telangana Police, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala will implement the policies crafted by state security forces. Pinarayi during his short visit to Telangana took a tour of modern war room at Punjagutta Police Station & Hyderabad City Commissionerate...

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Big relief for farmers! Rajasthan introduces loan-waiver scheme of up to Rs 50,000

Benefitting the farmers, CM Vasundara Raje’s government announced a loan waiver scheme wherein for farmers under which crop loan of up to 50,000 rupees will be waived as per the budget...

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J&K suspends 23 officials of health department over absentism

Due to absentee of 23 officials including four doctors and 19 para-medics of health department, it has been decide to suspend them by the Jammu and Kashmir state authorities...

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On 68th birthday, Chandrababu Naidu seats on a day-long hunger strike for AP special category tag

On this 68th birthday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu began his symbolic protest against the central government’s non-fulfillment of promise on special category status to Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister is observing a day-long fast at IGMC Stadium here...

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Swiping right track, CM Yogi Adityanath’s Facebook page is a hit on social media!

Leaving no stones unturned in bringing fresh air of progress and development in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath definitely needs applause. In an era full of social media and social networking UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s Facebook page has been judged the most popular among all other chief ministers in the country...

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Congress’s Karnataka victory will set agenda for 2019: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah predicted that Victory of Congress will revive the national political discourse in the country. Speaking to the media here, the Karnataka Chief Minister noted that BJP’s defeat will set the tone for 2019 general elections...

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Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan hails SC for Lokayukta verdict

Responding positively to the Supreme Court’s verdict on Lokayukta, Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan has asked state government to follow the directives of SC. The actor-turned-politician took to Twitter and welcomed the Supreme Court's observation...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani fetes Commonwealth Gold Medal winner Harmit Desai

Appreciating the performance of Surat boy Harmit Desai in recently held Commonwealth Games 2018, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday met the campaign and conferred a cheque of Rs.33 lakhs under the ‘Khel Pratibha Award’ for winning Gold Medal for India in Table Tennis. ..

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Jharkhand to serve an authority to preserve its ecology

In order to maintain and preserve the greenery, wetlands and ecology of the state, Jharkhand has decided to set up an authority which will keep an eye on the state’s wetlands...

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By unveiling fresh brand logo, Odisha looks forward to spearheading ‘Skilled in Odisha’ on global spectrum

Mission to boost ‘Skill India’ module, Odisha steps in to back it as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the brand identity logo of ‘Skilled in Odisha’ campaign of the State Government skill initiatives. Unveiling the logo, Naveen said, “Our mission ‘Skilled in Odisha’ will be known as a global standard of excellence in skill-training”...

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Strengthening base in the state, Bihar Legislative Council candidates elected unopposed

Noticing the Bihar Legislative Council, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi and RJD leader Rabri Devi were among the 11 candidates declared elected unopposed today in the biennial elections to the state legislative council...

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Fifteenth Finance Commission to address key fiscal issues of states: Chairman N.K. Singh

Fifteenth Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh today made it clear that the Commission will review the fiscal requirement of every state and assured due financial assistance for every region. ..

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Now craddles will swing outside hosp for unwanted babies in UP!

Uttar Pradesh has found out a unique way to tackle the problem of abandoning the infant at the roadside that is SHISHU SWAGAT KENDRA- PALNA which means all government hospitals and orphanages to establish and put up cradles in front of their buildings so that parents can give up unwanted babies safely...

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Karnataka polls: BS Yeddyurappa files nomination from Shikarpuri, predicts massive victory

Karnataka BJP Chief and Chief Ministerial Candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa today filed his nomination from Shikarpuri assembly segment in Shimoga district. On this occasion, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Union Minister Anant Kumar, and other BJP officials were present...

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Former DGP Brij Lal to head Uttar Pradesh ’s SC/ST Commission

Former top cop Brij Lal is all set to head the Uttar Pradesh’s SC/ST Commission. On Wednesday, UP government appointed the former Director General of Police to oversee the affairs of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission in the state...

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Most Film Friendly state of the year: Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh has been announced as the Most Film Friendly State. The Most Film Friendly State Awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on May 3 during the presentation of the National Film Awards...

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Cauvery Water Management Board on cards: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has announced that central government has initiated the process of much awaited Cauvery Water Management Board for the implementation of Supreme Court’s directives on long pending inter-state water sharing row. Addressing the media persons here, Purohit stated that Central government is closely monitoring the developments of Cauvery...

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Maharashtra becomes open defecation free (ODF) state

Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis Wednesday said that under the ‘Swachha Maharashtra Abhiyan’ implemented as part of the Central Government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, the state has become Open Defecation Free (ODF) state...

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Government to ensure affordable housing for all: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

Underlining the importance of Real estate sector in the overall development of the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that state government’s affordable housing scheme will fulfill the dream of common man. Speaking at the award function of CNBC Awaz, Rupani stated that government will ensure the smooth implementation of general development control regulations under Gujarat town planning and urban development act-1976. The Chief Minister asserted that state government is committed to the ..

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UP sends proposal to Centre for death peanlty in rape cases of minor girls

"We have sent a proposal to the centre by the State Government to make a law and bring in the provision in law to give the death penalty to those who rape minor girls” said Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday...

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Gracing the land of JK, Prez Kovind appreciates student efforts in bringing new innovations through start-ups

Arriving on a two day visit, President Ram Nath Kovind graced and addressed the sixth convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir. Honouring the students for their excellent success and innovative talent in encompassing the field of education, Prez Kovind encouraged the students to make innovation through student led start-ups in the country. ..

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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to meet KCR on federal front

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who is pitching for the non-Congress -BJP Federal front is all set to meet yet another regional player. Ahead of the 2019 general election, the TRS Chief will meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss the plans of the proposed third front against the national parties...

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Chandra Babu Naidu seeks funds for Polavaram

Amidst the political tug of war between TDP and BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu has urged center to release the pending funds of the national irrigation project Polavaram. Chairing the 57th review meeting, the Chief Minister requested center for the faster release of funds in order to achieve the proposed target. ..

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Awakening and ensuring safety for women in the state, Haryana CM launches ‘Jagriti’ project

Ensuring women safety at an optimum level, Haryana Chief Minister highlighted the need to strengthen safety for women. In order to curb crime against women, the project ' Awakening ' was launched to dispel gender inequality in Jhajjar today. In this regard, ‘Durga Shakti Vahini Special Force’ will be constituted in the state. ..

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In a new move, Bombay HC allows NRI to give divorce consent via Skype

In a new move to introduce consent over divorce, the Bombay High Court has allowed an NRI woman to record her consent for a mutual divorce from her estranged husband via Skype or any other video calling technology. ..

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Subramanian Swamy backs RSS Chief on Air India disinvestment plan

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today backed RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion on Air India rights. Swamy took to Twitter and welcomed the statement of Bhagwat and asked the government to review the existing provisions of privatization...

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Security forces on a mission: Wipeout 40 Naxals from Jharkhand in 60 hours

The Police and the CRPF jawans are on the 60 hours mission to washout 40 Naxalites from the Saranda forest on the border hills of Goilkera and Gua station areas of West Singhbhum district. The encounter between the Naxalites and the police is still on continuing stage...

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Not contesting from Badami segment: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

Reacting to the criticism of opposition parties over the two-seat contest theory, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah clarified that he never had any plan to contest from Badami assembly segment in Bagalkot district. Speaking to the media here, the Chief Minister slammed opposition parties for unnecessarily speculative reports about his poll plan. Earlier, rumors were at rife about Siddaramaiah’s second assembly segment reportedly from Badami...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani launches digital platform for police force

In order to improve the conviction rate, Gujarat police introduced the digital platform called Pocket Cop Project, under which 4900 smartphones will be contested with real-time information of 68 lakh criminals. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday launched the innovative application as a part of police modernization...

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J&K Governor accepts resignation of two ministers after CM Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra have accepted the resignations of two BJP Ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga with immediate effect...

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Goa’s Dabolim Airport to have a renovated avatar soon

Soon Goa’s Dabolim Airport to have a renovated avatar. This initiative will promote Goa as a tourism destination as well as a cargo hub...

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Andhra Pradesh to promote state crafted streaming platforms

IT Minister Nara Lokesh has announced that state government under the flagship programme of AP Fiber Grid would back the various online streaming platform to offer multiple forms of content to people of Andhra Pradesh at an affordable cost. ..

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Vokkaliga outfit slams Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao for insulting Yogi Adityanath

Taking a serious objection to the Karnataka Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao’s recent comment on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who heads the apex body of Nath sect, Vokkaliga outfits have demanded the ouster of the KPCC working president...

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Mopa Airport will be a key to employment: Suresh Prabhu

Goa to soon have a second airport that is Mopa airport. “The upcoming greenfield airport at Goa's Mopa could be used for large cargo traffic and will bring prosperity to the region” says Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu...

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Committed to eradicate cancer, Gujarat slickly walks on the path of being ‘tobacco free’ state

Moving ahead on the verge to make Gujarat ‘tobacco-free’, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani urged the society to come forward and contribute to make this dream come true. People are leaning more towards using tobacco which ultimately leads to the deadly disease cancer...

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Don’t criticize PM Modi on foreign soil: K. Haribabu to TDP

Expressing displeasure over Chandrababu Naidu’s recent comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh BJP Chief K. Haribabu said that the AP Chief Minister Could have avoided the criticism of Modi on foreign soil. Naidu, who was in Singapore took a dig at Prime Minister Modi over special category status during a public interaction. Babu accused Naidu of defaming the Prime Minister on foreign soil...

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Confining operational reasons, Air India resumes Durgapur-Delhi flight service nearly after 2 years

Bengal’s New Year celebration came in with great happiness and moment of sigh for most of the people. Reintroducing its direct flight service between West Bengal's Durgapur and Delhi, Air India resumed its service on Sunday after a gap of nearly two years. The national carrier had confined its services due to operational reasons...

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No compromise on moral values: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that his government will not spare anti-social elements involved in crime, corruption, and communalism. Addressing the party functionaries here, Kumar stated that irrespective of political development, he will not compromise on moral values...

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CM Shivraj promises to give best price and incentive to farmers

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that farmers' crops will not be sold at low prices. Farmers will get fair price for their produce. If the prices of farmers' crops are low in the market, then the government will compensate them...

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CM Nitish Kumar, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and others nominated for the upcoming Bihar Legislative Council polls

Looking forward towards the upcoming biennial elections, JD(U) announced the names for its candidates for the State Legislative Council. Nominating the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with Sushil Kumar Modi and five others, parties have announced and nominated their candidates names for the biennial elections of State Legislative Council. ..

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Civic polls begins in Jharkhand; voters to decide fates for 34 local bodies

Jharkhand in underway for voting for 34 local bodies which consist 5 municipal corporations, 16 municipal councils & 13 Nagar panchayats which began today...

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Travelling goes hassle free as Odisha CM unveils ‘Ib Setu’ in Sambalpur

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated newly constructed Sapne Bridge running over Ib River, a tributary of Mahanadi River. Popularly known as the ‘Ib Setu’ the bridge has been constructed with a whopping budget of Rs 117.5 crores...

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'36 Inc' innovative kendra opened-up to fulfill the dream of Chhattisgarh youth

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday dedicated the country's second largest Start-Up Incubation Centre '36 Inc' in the capital. On this occasion, he also inaugurated five new products developed by the Start-Up industrialists...

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2 passenger killed, 1 injured in a suspected naxal attack on Maurya Express

Two people were killed and one injured in a suspected Naxal attack on Maurya express at Bihar's Lakhisarai on Friday morning. A ten meter long heavy broken iron track pierced through general coach at Kiul station...

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Ensuring access to clean cooking fuel and benefit women, Ujjwala Yojana launched in Telangana

With an aim to provide free LPG connections to poor women, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious project 'Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana' (PMUY) in Suryapet...

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BJP leader Jagadish Shettar rejects opinion poll; says Party to hit 150 mark

Reacting to the findings of a recently held opinion poll on Karnataka, senior BJP leader Jagadish Shettar said that BJP will achieve the target of 150 seats in the upcoming assembly elections. Speaking to the media, the Leader of the Opposition expressed that people of Karnataka have decided to dethrone the indecisive Congress government led by Siddaramaiah. ..

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CM Naidu woos investors across globe to invest in Andhra Pradesh for building the best capital in India

“Andhra Pradesh will soon be the best capital in India,” said Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu while addressing Hindustan Times-Mint Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore. Also, CM Naidu wooed investors across the globe to look for opportunities in Andhra Pradesh...

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Tourism on floors to develop Kakinada of Andhra Pradesh

In order to develop the infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) with Hyderabad based firm M/s Suraas Impex Pvt. Ltd at an estimated cost of Rs. 550 crores...

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Gatekeeper for employment in Jharkhand: Appear exam in your own district’s language first

Jharkhand is on the mode to finalize a policy which will act as a bridge between Culture of the state and employment. This policy has tried to bring benefits to the local people. As per the policy one who wants a job has to appear for an examination in their own district’s language...

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After ‘Kanyashree’, West Bengal rolls out ‘Rupashree’ to help poor girls marry!

Giving undue importance and paying utmost attention to women empowerment, West Bengal has always been on the forefront. The government has come up with new scheme; they have come up with the ‘Rupashree’ scheme which provides one-time financial support towards the marriages of poor women...

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Attention! Aadhaar mandatory to avail ‘nutrition schemes’ in Maharashtra

Free nutrition schemes across Maharashtra, meant for malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women, can now be availed only if they have Aadhaar cards. The Maharashtra Women and Child Development (WCD) department made it “necessary” to start registering Aadhaar card numbers of the beneficiaries...

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Goa creates new identity as ‘tiger range state’

Goa is a ‘tiger range state’, admits the State Forest Department while processing to identify certain core pockets of the Western Ghat region, covering the protected areas of Mhadei, Mollem, and Netravali wildlife sanctuaries, as a tiger reserve...

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K Chandrashekhar Rao meets Janata Dal (s) Chief HD Deve Gowda; seeks blessing for federal front

Ahead of the high stake Karnataka poll, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today met Janata Dal (Secular) Chief HD Deve Gowda. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi Chief has urged the former Prime Minister to back the idea of the federal front against the national parties. On this occasion, former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and actor Prakash Raj were present...

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BJP’s wave spoiled Siddaramaiah’s poll plan: Amit Shah

Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s poll plans, Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah said that anticipating the humiliating defeat, Siddaramaiah was compelled to shift his assembly segment from Varuna to Chamundeshwari. Speaking to the media, Shah predicted that BJP is all set to dethrone the corrupt Congress with a thumping majority in the upcoming battle of Karnataka. Shah stated that BJP government under the leadership of BS Yeddyurappa will take all possible steps to revive the governance ..

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This system will shout on electricity stealing in Jharkhand

Now companies will not be able to steal electricity. Jharkhand Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (JBVNL) has prepared new software to prevent power theft in companies. Under this, GPRS-GSM Integrant Meter has been prepared which will be connected to the centralized server on the headquarters of the department. There will be other information, including the reading of the company's power unit, on the screen of Central Data Station...

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Nitish Kumar urges GST Exemption on Gurudwara 'Langar' Ingredients

In the view to enable exemption of tax on ingredients used in preparing the ‘Langar’ food, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged the GST Council to grant exemption to all ingredients like ghee, edible oil and spices, for preparing "langar" (community kitchen) food served by gurudwaras...

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Cauvery Board: DMK leader MK Stalin leader meets Tamil Nadu governor; threatens to intensify protest

A day after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tamil Nadu visit, leaders of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leaders today met Governor Banwarilal Purohit over the constitution of Cauvery Management Board. Speaking to the media, DMK Working President MK Stalin said that center must address the raging issue of inter-state water sharing between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. ..

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Sweden’s IKEA inks pact with Gujarat government

Sweden’s Leading Home furnishing firm is all set to kick-start its operations in Gujarat. On Thursday, IKEA officials met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and expressed their wiliness to join hands with state government. On this occasion, a memorandum of understanding was signed between IKEA and Gujarat...

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Recording double growth, Odisha tops in financial aid disbursement for agriculture and rural development

Odisha topped as India’s country by disbursing highest financial assistance of Rs 17,195 Crores in the last fiscal. The NABARD has posted a record performance in Odisha region in 2017-18 by more than doubling its financial support to the state government, banks and corporations to over Rs 17,195 crore, in two years...

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Rajasthan declares Parshuram Jayanti as a public holiday

Now in Rajasthan there will be a public holiday on Parshuram Jayanti. The state government has stamped this on Wednesday...

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Making it mandatory, JK CM Mehbooba Mufti will enact law of death penalty for rape of minors

In a stern and unsparing statement on the Kathua rape and murder case that outraged the entire nation, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday said that she would never let another child suffer like the eight-year-old did and that her government would bring a law making the death penalty mandatory for those who violate minors...

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Haryana to introduce Choice Based Credit System for undergraduate education

Haryana soon to give relax to the undergraduate students as it is going to introduce a unique way which will bring a smile on their faces that is Choice based credit system (CBCS)...

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‘India Hypertension Management Initiative’ programme begins in Punjab for detection, treatment of hypertension

‘India Hypertension Management Initiative’ (IHMI) programme has been launched in Punjab for detection and treatment of people suffering from hypertension. Notably, this programme would prove helpful for proper treatment of hypertension which is also associated with heart and other non-communicable diseases...

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Centre responsible for parliament deadlock: Andhra Minister Nara Lokesh

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh today lashed out at Centre for not paying attention to the key issues faced by the coastal state. Speaking to the media, Lokesh stated that BJP government at center has failed to understand the ground reality...

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Unnao Case: Culprits will be behind the bars: Union Minister Satyapal Singh

Clearing his stand on the unfortunate Unnao rape Case, Union Minister Satyapal Singh said that stringent action will be taken against those who are involved in such a heinous crime. Speaking to the media, the former Cop hoped that central bureau of investigation will take all necessary steps against guilty...

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‘Anubhuti programme’ to let students get experience of villages in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said In villages even today one learns to live together in harmony. Hence the state government will start Anubhuti programme in which students will be taken to villages. While addressing the Anubhuti Samvad programme, CM Chouhan said “life in a village is amazing. In villages, people live together like a family. Indian culture and tradition is found even today in villages. Even if essential facilities reach villages, the basic, simple and natural ..

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Seeking reports on West Bengal Panchayat poll, Kolkata HC puts all procedures on hold till April 16

Sighting the upcoming Panchayat elections in West Bengal next month, the Kolkata High Court has asked the state Election Commission to put all procedures for West Bengal panchayat elections on hold till April 16. The court has sought a factual report on the elections from the Election Commission...

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Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah misusing state administration: H.D. Deve Gowda

Launching a serious attack on Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) national president H.D. Deve Gowda accused Congress of misusing state machinery ahead of the crucial poll battle. As reported by Deccan Chronicle, the former Prime Minister questioned the functioning of Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha and even went on saying that the top officer is working at the behest of Siddaramaiah...

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While on 2-day Karnataka tour, Amit Shah joins BJP’s nationwide protest against divisive politics of Congress

Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah while on his two-day Karnataka tour is also on day-long fast along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders are also slated to observe a day-long fast today to protest the washout of the Budget Session of Parliament due to disruptions...

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Divisive politics not acceptable in democracy: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Condemning the practice of divisive politics, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that people will never accept the notion which hampers the social fabric of the country. Addressing the gathering of Janta Dal (U)’s local unit, Kumar opined that politics of ideology will always have upper hand in public life. The JD(U) National President slammed corrupt politicians for maligning the spirit of democracy...

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NGT slams Karnataka for 'incorrect' action plan on Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake

Forming a committee to inspect the lakes in the city, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slammed the Karnataka government over its action plan on Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake...

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Expose BJP’s hidden agenda: Chandra Babu to TDP workers

Launching a fierce attack on BJP led Central government, Telugu Desam Party National President Chandra Babu Naidu said that BJP in collaboration with YSR Congress is trying hard to stall the key development projects like Polavaram and Amaravati capital development. Addressing the gathering of party members, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister asked yellow army members to target all parliamentary segments ahead of the crucial 2019 general elections...

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Cauvery row: Do justice to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka: Kamal Haasan appeals PM Narendra Modi

Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan today appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute the much awaited Cauvery Management Board as per the directions of the apex court. Marking the occasion of the Prime Minister’s day-long state tour, the actor stated that Central government should do the needful to address the problems of Tamil Nadu people. The actor- turned politician, in a video message through twitter urged Modi to take the cognizance of the massive outrage on the reported delay in ..

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221 prisoners spent 20 years in jail to be freed in Jharkhand

To encourage the prisoners who have spent more than 20 years in Jail, it has been decided to free them up in Jharkhand. There are such 221 prisoners to be freed...

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Happiness is Must: Not only development but Andhra Pradesh seeks to measure ‘happiness’

We have read everywhere that Norway has recurrently been elected as ‘Happiest State’. Andhra Pradesh also steps in the footsteps to set up happiness commission to measure ‘happiness’. Speaking at the inauguration of the Happy Cities Summit in Amaravati on Tuesday, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu “in an effort to build momentum towards these goals the state’s new greenfield capital at Amaravati would be planned and developed keeping happiness at the forefront of governance priorities.”..

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Heart-hitting news for fans of Chennai: IPL matches moved out due to Cauvery protests

IPL fans in Chennai will have to bear as the remaining games of this year’s Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium will be shifted out due to the ongoing Cauvery Water Dispute...

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252 villages of Jharkhand to carry out ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ from April 14

14 April to May 5, Nation will witness ‘Gram Swaraj Abhiyan’ in which 252 villages of Scheduled Castes in 21 districts of Jharkhand have been identified...

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Strong Political will can resolve contentious Cauvery issues: Prakash Raj

Veteran actor Prakash Raj has urged political outfits not to settle scores on the issues associated with larger public interest. Speaking to the media, the ace after stated that exiting Cauvery river water sharing dispute could be resolved with a strong political will. He mentioned that people should become aware of the vested interest of political establishments...

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Baba Ramdev lauds K Chandrasekhar Rao for pro-farmer policies, pitches for national turmeric board

Hailing the pro-farmer initiatives of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that Telangana government’s efforts will strengthen the Agriculture sector. Speaking to the media, Ramdev asserted that the allocation of 40 percent budget for agriculture sector connotes the commitment of state government towards farmer’s welfare. Baba Ramdev, who is on a three-day state visit also backed the idea of Federal Front coined by TRS Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao...

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Uttarakhand sets up Control room to prevent arbitrary of private schools

In order to stop the arbitrary of private schools and to prevent the fake crisis of NCERT books in the state, the Chief Minister's Office has made a tough stance on complaints of private schools' arbitrary and non-availability of textbooks of NCERT in the market. On the instructions of the Chief Minister's Office, the control room has been made in the District Education Officer's office in Dehradun...

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First of its kind, ‘floating help’ through new water ambulance Kerala ticks another achievement

No doubt Kerala has been termed as ‘God’s own Country’. The land of backwaters, Kerala has launched rescue-cum-ambulance boat service in the district of Alappuzha to provide basic and emergency medical facilities for the people in the region who live on the backwater islands that have limited road connectivity and almost zero medical services...

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Maharashtra set to have separate office to deal with issues concerning cooperative housing societies

In order to protect the interest of residents, the Maharashtra government will set up a separate office to deal with issues concerning cooperative housing societies to protect the interest of residents, State Cooperation Minister Subhash Deshmukh said...

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Karnataka polls: BJP negates reports on S M Krishna's exit

Refuting all the media reports about S M Krishna's exit from BJP ahead of the crucial Karnataka polls, senior BJP leader R Ashoka said that the former Chief Minister is not joining Congress. Speaking to the media, the former deputy Chief Minister stated that Krishna will join the poll campaign after completing his overseas commitments. He blamed Congress for fuelling the speculative reports about S M Krishna. According to media reports, BJP might offer tickets to Krishna's kin to seek backing from ..

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Ranbir, a brave heart boy overturns death; climbs 50 feet up to inform administration about bus accident in Himachal’s Kangra

A small brave heart boy overturns death! Notably, a 10-year-old boy named Ranbir managed to alert the Himachal administration about his school bus falling into a gorge in Nurpur city of Kangra district. Notably, in this unfortunate accident, at least 23 children including 12 boys and 11 girls besides four adults lost their lives...

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Gujarat government clears mega Dholera Solar power project

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rapani has cleared the mega project of a solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region. With the generation capacity of 5000 MW, this would be the largest Solar driven power project in the world. In an official communication, state government mentioned that the proposed venture would strengthen the manufacturing sector of the state. It further states that near about 20,000 new employment opportunities will be generated. With the whopping budget of Rs 25,000 crore, ..

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Cauvery row : Superstar Rajinikanth condemns violent protest during IPL match

Condemning the attack on police personnel during Cauvery protest, Superstar Rajinikanth said that violence would not solve the contentious inter-state water dispute. The Superstar took to Twitter and expressed his displeasure over the violent face-off between an activist and policemen during the IPL match between KKR and CSK...

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In a quest to develop tribals, Maharashtra sets up ‘QUEST’ institution

Intending to evaluate and quantify special budget allocation for the development of tribal people, Maharashtra has set up a special institution on Tuesday. Stating the objective to launch the institution, it aims at bringing greater accountability in spending and allotting the spending of funds allotted for the tribal people. The institution was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis...

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Boiling over Cauvery Management Board, Chennai protests against IPL: Around 4000 policemen deployed for security ahead of CSK vs KKR

Today around a squad of 4000 policemen were deployed as security for Chennai Super Kings-Kolkata Knight Riders as Chennai has been hit by the protests against Indian Premier League (IPL) matches which is being held on the grounds of Chennai...

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Goa to have its own app-based taxi service by next month

Want a cab in Goa? Then soon you will find an app in your app store through which will help you to reach your destination like other online Taxi services. This will facilitate the tourists in the state to have hassle free ride...

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IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla meets Union Home Secretary; assures full security for IPL match in Chennai

Anticipating the massive protest against the first match of Indian premier league in Chennai, IPL Commissioner Rajeev Shukla today met Union Home Secretary Rajeev Gauba over the security arrangements in the state capital of Tamil Nadu. ..

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Rurals, Pay Attention: You need to wear your helmet ‘compulsory’ in Madhya Pradesh

In a bid to ensure road safety measures in rural areas, Shivraj government has given the power to impose fine up to ASI level officers in Madhya Pradesh. Directions in this regard were issued in the meeting of the Madhya Pradesh State Road Safety Execution Committee, held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary (Home) KK Singh...

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Maharashtra becomes India’s 1st state to allow Aadhaar verification for property registration

For the 1st time ever, Maharashtra becomes India’s first state to allow Aadhaar verification for property registration. Now the property buyers will be able to register their properties simply through Aadhaar verification. Aadhaar verification will also save time and be queuing up for registration...

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Say no to BJP: Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM K. E. Krishnamurthy to Telugu voters in Karnataka

Senior TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM K. E. Krishnamurthy asked Telugu community living in Karnataka not to vote for BJP in the upcoming assembly polls. Speaking to the media, Krishnamurthy accused BJP of betraying Andhra on the issue of special category status...

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Chalo Champaran! PM Modi addresses people for their swift efforts to make Bihar ‘Satyagraha Se Swacchagraha’

Leading the legacy of cleanliness since the independence era, history has repeated itself. Honoring and appreciating the efforts made by the people to keep the society clean, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the closing ceremony of Cenetary of Champaran Satyagraha in Bihar. The Satyagraha Se Swachhagraha campaign, a yearlong campaign has given the state a vision to move on path of progress and development...

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Devendra Fadnavis meets PM’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra; seeks support for Raigad Fort venture

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday met Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of Raigad Fort development project. During this meeting, Fadnavis urged center to deploy ASI officials to join hands with Maharashtra government’s special task force in the prestigious Raigad fort development project...

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Bus accident in Simdega, Jharkhand kills 8 and injures 8

Eight people were killed and several others injured after an overloaded bus rammed into a van before falling into a ditch in Jharkhand’s Simdega district...

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BCCI should take final call on IPL matches in Chennai: Tamil Nadu Minister D. Jayakumar

Days after the scorching comments of Superstar Rajanikanth on Indian Premier League matches in the state capital, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister, D. Jayakumar stated that BCCI should take the final call on the existing schedule of Indian Premier League matches amidst the state-wide protest on the issue of Cauvery...

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Punjab to spend Rs 99 crore for beautification of historical cities to boost tourism

Tourism sector in Punjab has been facing a tough time due to lack of proper infrastructure. Therefore in a bid to bring a massive boost and prosperous in the tourism sector, the Punjab government has prepared a plan worth Rs. 99 crore. The funds will be utilized in the beautification of the historical cities and ensuring adequate facilities for the tourists as well as devotees...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani appoints panel to review key Industrial projects

In order to ensure the hassle-free roll-out of big-ticket industrial and development projects, Gujarat government has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The proposed committee will review the implementation of projects worth Rs 500 crore. Besides Rupani, Deputy CM Nitin Patel, Energy Minister Saurabh Patel, Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel, Chief Secretary J N Singh, Chief Principal Secretary to the CM K Kailashnathan and other key officials will ..

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Tragic! At least 20 students killed after a school bus fell into deep gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh

In an unfortunate incident, at least 20 students were killed while 25 others were injured after a school bus fell down into a deep gorge Nurpur in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed his condolences and monitoring the situation personally...

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Actor Amir Khan urges people to contribute in making Maharashtra ‘Jalmitra’

Urging people to make Maharashtra drought-free, today Actor Amir Khan appealed to contribute in making Maharashtra drought-free. Using a social platform like Twitter, Amir Khan engaged the audience to become a part of the responsibility of making Maharashtra drought-free...

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Chandrababu Naidu raps center for TDP MP’s arrest

Expressing displeasure over the arrest of Telugu Desam Lawmakers who were protesting near PM Narendra Modi’s residence, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu slammed Centre for alleged action against TDP MPs. Condemning the police action, Babu termed BJP government as oppressive and inhuman...

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Uttarakhand honors Nepal PM Oli with Doctorate degree

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who was on his three-day visit to India, was conferred with Honorary Doctorate by GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Pantnagar...

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Mayurakshi Silk will be the power of Jharkhand’s business: CM Raghubar Das

With 82% of all whole India’s Tasar silk production Jharkhand is on the mod to promote silk’s sale. Chief Minister Raghubar Das observed Mayurakshi Silk production in Dumka...

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BJP MP Udit Raj demands action against ICICI Chief Chanda Kochhar

Citing major financial irregularities in ICICI-Videocon loan case BJP leader has asked CBI to take suitable action against ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar. Speaking to the media, the former IRS officer demanded that Kochhar’s husband should be brought to book for betraying people. Referring to the 2012 letter, Raj accused ICICI Lombard of looting citizen’s hard earn money...

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Fruit Vendors! Don’t dare to artificially ripe fruits in Goa

We have seen many times good mouthwatering ripped fruits in the markets but sometimes they might harm our body rather than benefiting it because it may be artificially ripped. But this won’t work anymore in Goa as the fruit vendors have been warned to do so...

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BJP leader Ram Madhav to monitor Karnataka poll campaign

In order to boost the performance in upcoming Karnataka polls, Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed its trusted lieutenant Ram Madhav to monitor the election camping. According to media reports, the BJP General Secretary will take the stock of booth level activities...

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Evoking good response, Bihar moves a step ahead with ‘Satyagraha Se Swacchagraha’

Evoking a good response on Satyagraha se swacchagraha, Bihar campaign a week long cleanliness drive. The state-wide campaign would culminate tomorrow with a concluding ceremony of the centenary year of Champaran Satyagraha at Motihari in East Champaran district...

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Benefitting merchants, Haryana CM announces free insurance cover, relief scheme for traders

Welcoming several announcements for enhancing and benefiting traders including ownership rights for legal occupants of shops for more than 20 years, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced several sops for traders, including a free-of-cost accidental insurance cover, a scheme to compensate traders for the loss of stock or building...

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Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan joins Cauvery protest

Veteran actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan on Sunday extended their support to the ongoing state-wide protest for the constitution of Cauvery Management Board by the Centre. Organised by South Indian Artistes' Association popularly known as Nadigar Sangam, the outfits like Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) and Film Employees' Federation of South India (FEFSI) and Distributors' Association had also backed the silent protest of the celebs...

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Uttarakhand inaugurates its second mega food park paving way for employment

M/s Himalayan Mega Food Park Private Ltd has been set up at a cost of Rs 99.96 crore and will benefit around 25,000 farmers of Uttarakhand. The mega food park will be the second in the state at Mahuakhera Ganj village, Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district...

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Kolkata Railway line blast critically injures one, ten crude bombs recovered

On a saddening note, Kolkata's Dum Dum Cantonment railway line on Monday witnessed the most tensed moment as one person has been critically injured after an explosion on the railway line...

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Himachal boosts skill development projects to train 65,000 youth; ADB agrees to give loan of Rs 512 crore

In a bid to make 65,000 youth of a state more skilled, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to give Rs. 512 crore loan to Himachal Pradesh. The funds given by ADB will help improve the skills of youth in Himachal Pradesh and modernize Technical and Vocation Education and Training Institute (TVET)...

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Kerala slates ‘swap donation’ to cut down organ trade

In order to end the ugly organ trade in the state, Kerala has slated a new programme of swap donation purely on humane means. This can prove as a boon to those who are in need for the organs for the sake of living...

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No need to come all the way to Mumbai: Maha offers ‘free chemotherapy’ treatment in these districts

Sigh of relief for those seeking chemotherapies: This June the chemotherapy facility will be made free at different districts of Maharashtra. The districts are Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Pune, Amravati, Jalgaon, Nashik, Wardha, Satara, Bhandara and Akola...

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Varun Beverages Plant in Pathankot opened-up; at least 2000 people to get employment

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh laid the foundation stone of Rs 800 crore integrated, state-of-the-art plant of Varun Beverages Limited in Pathankot. The mega factory which is spread over 41.4 Acres will provide direct and indirect employment to nearly 2000 people...

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After Maharashtra, Telangana set to ban ‘non-reusable’ plastics at tourists’ places

Telangana set to ban ‘non-reusable’ plastics at tourists’ places. Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) Ltd is about to implement a ban on most types of non-reusable plastics at its properties that include hotels, resorts, boating, sound and light and eco-tourism...

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Haryana to provide special benefits to TB patients

Haryana has become a helping hand for the Tuberculosis (TB) patients of the state by providing several benefits to them and also it is an effort to eliminate the infectious disease by 2025...

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Uttarakhand shuffles excise policy: Increases license fee on selling foreign liquor

Now selling foreign liquor will put a burden on the seller’s pockets as license fee has been increased along with the reduction in the turnover limit for the departmental stores in Uttarakhand. The excise policy has been shuffled in the state on Friday...

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A Step Forward towards development! Bihar reduces fees for women candidate in competitive exams

In an attempt to put in efforts for women development and encouraging the bright girls to conquer the world, the Bihar cabinet has reduced the fee for various competitive examinations for women candidates of all categories of the state. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday...

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Welcoming equality, TISS soon to incorporate gender neutral hostels

Attaining to give equal status to everyone, the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) will have a gender-neutral hostel. Students were informed through a notification that the ground floor of hostel no 4, will now be allocated to self-identified transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons...

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India's best 'State of the Year' award goes to Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh bagged the ‘State of the Year’ Award for its remarkable progress in business and services activities in various sectors of the state. The remarkable jump is the result of policy decisions taken in the field of business by Chhattisgarh government in the past few years and its effective implementation...

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Huge Leap! Assam Assembly passes bill to regulate fees of private schools

In a series to determine the fee structure of private schools, the Assam Assembly unanimously passed a bill to regulate fees charged by private schools and revise their ..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tale is truly inspiring: Actor Allu Arjun

tylish Star Allu Arjun has heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his recent interaction, the ace artist expressed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life journey is truly inspiring. As quoted by Opinion express when asked about historical personalities, Bunny said, “I am not much into history but I would be Narendra Modi. It is quite an achievement from where he had started and till becoming the Prime Minister of our nation”...

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Now villagers will be the architect of Jharkhand’s development plans

Jharkhand is on the mode to architect new development plans but the feature will be that it will be formed by establishing a dialogue with the villagers...

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K Chandrasekhar Rao summons state officials over CAG findings

Taking a serious cognizance of the irregularities spotted by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to trace the details of power purchases by the state government. According to media reports, KCR directed state power department to release the details of power purchases done in the last four years...

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Cash for job racket exposed under Haryana CMs Flying Squad

Watch-out corrupt mongers! This flying squad has their eyes on you. Busting employees of the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) and other departments and their brokers for allegedly running a cash-for-job racket, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s Flying Squad did a commendable job...

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After Arvind Kejriwal, Shazia Ilmi says sorry to Kapil Sibal’s son

After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Aam Admi Party leader Shazia Ilmi today tendered an apology to union minister Kapil Sibal’s son Amit Sibal in the case of criminal defamation. According to media reports, in an official communication, Shazia admitted that the reported allegations were unfounded and hence she regretted the swiping remarks made against Amit Sibal...

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Mysuru royal family member Pramoda Devi Wadiyar refutes media report; says no to politics

Days after the much-hyped visit of BJP Chief Amit Shah, Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, member of the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru clarified that she does not have any political ambitions. Speaking to the media, Pramoda Devi termed Shah’s visit as a mere courtesy call...

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Third Mandovi Bridge progressing at rapid pace: Eyes For inauguration August this year

Soon the traffic in Panaji will be smoother as the third Mandovi bridge’s work has been completed nearly 70 % and is likely to be inaugurated in August this year, with only seven piles remaining to be completed...

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Youth of Uttarakhand! Mark the date April 20; you will be meeting CM Rawat

Public interaction cuts down the barriers between a true leader and his public, keeping this mind, CM Trivendra Rawat is going to hold a direct conversation programme with the Yout of state named as “Dev Bhoomi Dialogue” on April 20...

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Asia’s largest start-up conclave ‘Huddle Kerala’ opens up wide arms of opportunities for industry leaders across globe

The curtain opens up to Asia’s largest start-up conclave ‘Huddle Kerala’ providing a platform for start-ups to pitch their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world...

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AP special category tag: TDP lawmakers to meet President Kovind

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that TDP lawmakers will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on the issue of special category status. Addressing the teleconferencing meeting of Telugu Desam MPs, Babu directed TDP members to intensify the efforts for Andhra Pradesh’s legitimate demands. The Chief Minister accused BJP of adopting divide and rule method to defame the ruling party of the state...

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Is your ice blue? Stop! Maharashtra to have ‘colored ice’ for industrial purpose only

In this scorching summer, we crave behind those Kalakhattas! Freezing, chilling ice-water, golas, lemonades and many more! We have heard enough about the ice cubes that are used in it are of disgusting quality. Yes, that is true, the ice which is often used to store medicines, dead bodies etc. are used up by the street vendors!..

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Creating pollution free waves through e-boating, Varanasi attains more sightseeing attractions

An initiative with its own benefits. Varanasi the pious land of religious legacy continues to woo people with its extraordinary scenario and environment. The latest addition to the fleet that has been servicing customers for generations is e-boats being launched by Union Minister Giriraj Singh...

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Centre employing delay tactics in Cauvery issue: Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan

Questioning the intentions of Edappadi K.Palaniswami led Tamil Nadu government, Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief Kamal Haasan alleged that AIDMK government instead of pressuring center was dancing on the tunes of Narendra Modi government on the issue of Cauvery Management Board. Addressing the mammoth gathering here, the ace actor blamed center for delaying the constitution of Cauvery Management Board (CMB) as per the directives of the apex court...

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TDP trying to influence Telugu voters in Karnataka: BJP leader P Manikyala Rao

Launching a serious attack on Chandra Babu led Telugu Desam Party, Senior Andhra Pradesh BJP leader P Manikyala Rao alleged that Andhra’s ruling party will make all possible move to upset the prospects of BJP in upcoming high stake Karnataka polls...

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Cauvery row: Don’t pay heed to pressure politics of Tamil Nadu: H D Deve Gowda

Terming Tamil Nadu’s agitation on Cauvery Management Board as provocative, JD(S) National President H D Deve Gowda has urged center not to bend to the pressure politics of Tamil Nadu's political leaders. Speaking to the media, the former Prime Minister noted that people of Karnataka are not happy with the developments in the neighboring state...

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CM Vijay Rupani raps Congress for backing Medha Patkar's Narmada Bachao Andolan

Taking a serious objection to the statement made by Gujarat assembly leader of opposition Paresh Dhanani on activist Medha Patkar, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani slammed Congress for backing Patkar’s Narmada Bachao Andolan. During a party meeting, the Congress MLA referred to the Tweet of newly appointed Gujarat in-charge Rajiv Satav where he had extended support for Patkar’s NGO against the Sardar Sarovar Dam...

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Opposition responsible for Bharat Band violence: Amit Shah

BJP National President Amit Shah today blamed Congress party for instigating the violence in the name of Bharat Bandh. Addressing the public gathering here, Shah stated that even after the formal announcement of review petition by the central government, Congress & other opposition parties had intentionally supported the nationwide protest against SC’s verdict which culminated ten lives...

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With ‘100 % electrification’, ‘employment opportunities, BJP Ace Amit Shah promises ‘good governance’ for Odisha

“Odisha has everything, but needs a good governance to pull in the development opportunities for people and state equally,” said Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah while addressing the public meeting in Bhawanipatna in Odisha today...

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Madhur Bhandarkar raps Shahid Afridi over Kashmir tweet

Terming Pakistani Cricketer Shahid Afridi's tweet on Kashmir as ridiculous veteran filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said that Indian armed forces are working in the right direction against Pakistan sponsored cross-border terrorism. Questioning Afridi's argument, the award-winning director mentioned that everybody around the globe is well aware of the proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir region...

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Bringing to reality, Maharashtra reserves 1% to orphans in government jobs and education

Maharashtra has been welcoming new ideas to develop as a state and track concepts beneficial for the masses. In a first of its kind, the Maharashtra government on Monday passed a resolution to provide 1 percent reservation to orphans in government jobs and education in the state. The reservation, termed parallel reservation, will be provided under the general category, which means there is no caste certificate required for availing the reservation...

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H D Kumaraswamy predicts crushing defeat of Congress

Confident about the success of JD(S) in upcoming assembly polls, H D Kumaraswamy son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda opined that Congress will face a humiliating defeat in the most anticipated battle of Karnataka assembly. Speaking to the media, Kumaraswamy maintained that JD(S) will hit the magic figure of 113 seats...

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Mission of Swacchagrahi achieves another milestone: Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra declared ODF

Yet another milestone achieved, Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra declared as Open Defecation Free. “A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary in 2019,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at behest of his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan...

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Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India to contest Karnataka polls

Activist Yogendra Yadav’s Swaraj India is all set to contest the upcoming assembly polls in Karnataka. In an official statement, Yadav’s party announced that on 12 seats Swaraj India will field its candidates. The party will contest two seats in Mandya district, one each in Bengaluru, Chamarajanagara, Chitradurga and Yadgir districts...

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CAG report exposes ‘Kejriwal Governance’: Not a single toilet constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission in Delhi

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report has exposed the Kejriwal led AAP government's claim of all round development. According to the CAG annual report, not a single toilet was constructed in the National capital after the initiative of PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Mission.'..

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Nadigar Sangam to protest for Cauvery Management Board, Sterlite plant

South Indian Artistes’ Association, the apex film body popularly known as Nadigar Sangam has now extended its support for the ongoing protest against the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin. Nadigar Sangam in an official statement also backed the demand for constitution of Cauvery Management Board. According to media reports, on April 8, all top celebrities are likely to attend the silent protest in the state capital...

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Focusing on new research and innovative ideas, Haryana CM inaugurates Techno park in Sonipat

Focusing to enhance the educational arena and engage the future generation in compliance to bring out new research and innovative ideas, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday inaugurated the extension campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi, Technopark, at Sonipat...

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Himachal Pradesh is currently facing debt burden of over Rs 46,000 crore

Himachal Pradesh is currently facing a tough situation with its debt burden mounting to over Rs 46,000 thousand crores. This was said by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in state assembly on Tuesday. In a written reply, CM Jai Ram Thakur said that the Himachal Pradesh has a debt burden of Rs 46,502.42 crore but the state government cannot manage the finances without raising loans. However, CM Thakur further reiterated his government’s commitment to keep the loans under permissible limits...

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Tribal areas get revamped provisions, 1545 hostels sanctioned for tribal girls and boys in the country at present

Monitoring and maintenance of hostels is the responsibility of the concerned States and Union Territories. Making provisions for tribal girls and boys by arranging hostels, a total of around 545 hostels, sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, for tribal girls and boys in the country at present. Out of this, the number of hostels for boys is 544 hostels and 1001 hostels for girls. ..

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Congress failed to address key issues: Janata Dal (S) Chief H D Deve Gowda

Janata Dal (S) National President H D Deve Gowda on Monday claimed that his party will emerge victorious in the forthcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Addressing the huge 'Vikasa Parva' rally in his home turf Hassan, the former Prime Minister slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for calling Janata Dal (S) as the 'B' team of the BJP. The JD(S) Chief even mocked Gandhi over his alleged scripted speeches...

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Congress misleading Dalit Community: CM Vijay Rupani

Launching a frontal attack on Congress party, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that people are well aware of Congress’s dirty tricks department. Speaking on the backdrop of massive protest of SC/ST groups which turned violent in many states including Gujarat, Rupani mentioned that Congress had betrayed Dr. Ambadkar and stalled his entry into parliament...

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Goans don’t worry! You will get power at an older rate

In a tug of war between Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Joint electricity regulatory commission (JERC) has made the Minister Rane to win as the hike in power tariff has partially withdrawn from the state...

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U’khand High Court warns: Will take action on closure of private schools

The High Court has listened to the petition filed against the implementation of NCERT books in private schools. During this time, the court has warned against the public schools' strike and warned that if any public school gets closed from tomorrow, legal proceedings will be initiated against them. Also, his petition will also be dismissed. The Court has directed the Chief Secretary to file a personal affidavit regarding the availability of books. In the case, the next hearing is scheduled for April ..

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Touching 51% of target level, Odisha to go 100% ODF by Dec 2018

Odisha with a vision to provide all the houses with toilets has constructed 6.23 Lakhs toilets during 2017-18 fiscal. With this Odisha has touched 51% of target level to become Open Defecation Free...

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Mission Empowerment! Mumbai becomes India’s 1st city to have 8 women police in-charges

Kerala has always been on top for ‘women empowerment’ initiatives…but this time it’s Mumbai! Adding a golden feather on the page of ‘women empowerment’, Mumbai became India’s 1st city to have as many as eight women police station in-charge...

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Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish pitches for Wireless Telemetry System

Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao has urged center to install the Wireless Telemetry System to measure the usage of Krishna water by both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. In an official communication, the Minister conveyed his reservations to Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari in this regard...

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IAF’ ferry chopper crashes in Kedarnath, 4 people on board injured

In a freak accident, an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash-landed while landing close to the holy shrine of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. Around, 6 people onboard the MI-17 were injured in the incident, however, no news of casualties have been reported...

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NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over violence in Asansol, Raniganj

After the communal violence went haywire in West Bengal leading to three deaths, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday issued notices to West Bengal government over violence in Asansol and Raniganj. ..

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Bharat Band violence: Keshav Prasad Maurya questions Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya today slammed BSP Chief Mayawati over the nationwide protest against the judgment of the Supreme Court. Speaking to the media, Maurya accused Mayawati of fuelling violent protest...

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Cauvery issue: Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Amidst the state-wide ongoing protest, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the burning issues of Cauvery dispute. According to media reports, Purohit will brief Prime Minister Modi about the socio-political development in the coastal state where political parties, NGO, and various social groups are staging protest over the constitution of Cauvery Management Board as per the ruling of the apex court. Later, the Tamil Nadu Governor is also scheduled ..

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US delegation meets KTR; appreciates T-Hub, Aerospace City ecosystem

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Monday met senior US lawmakers Terri A Swell and Dina Titus here and briefed US delegation about the various initiatives of state government. Informing about the meeting, the Minister took to Twitter and shared details of the same...

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Chandrababu Naidu to visit national capital; key meetings on cards

Confirming the developments of his much anticipated Delhi tour, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that TDP will take all possible steps for their legitimate demand of special category status to the coastal state...

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Himachal gets bike Ambulance Service; to provide medical facilities at earliest in hilly areas

In a bid to provide medical facilities at the earliest in the hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched 108 bike Ambulance Service. Notably, Himachal now became the first state in Northern India to launch the bike Ambulance Service. Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur launched 108 Bike Ambulance Service from H.P. Vidhan Sabha Complex today by flagging-off two Bike Ambulances. This service would be implemented in PPP mode by GVK, EMRI. Speaking on the occasion CM Jai ..

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Driving on wrong side? Be ready to get your tyres slashed in Pune

Flouting signals, speeding unnecessarily, riding on footpaths…we often notice people so easily disrespect traffic rules! And the temperature surges up because no action is taken against such hooligans. Pune authorities in its stern move have blasting idea to punish drivers from driving on the wrong side of the road...

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Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane shows red signal for power tariff hike in the state

Joint electricity regulatory commission (JERC) gave an indication of power tariff hike of 10 % in the state, this made State Health Minister oppose against this indication. He demanded that the decision to hike power tariff in the state must be kept in abeyance till Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returns to Goa...

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Bharat Band agitation: BSP Chief Mayawati condemns violence; denies BSP’s involvement

Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati today condemned the incidents of unruly violence during the nation-wide Bharat Bandh protest against the ruling of the Supreme Count on SC/ST Protection act. According to media reports, the agitation turned violent and 4 people in Madhya Pradesh lost their lives and several policemen and others were injured...

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Vijay’s Mersal gets international recognition; wins Best Foreign Language Film title at UK National Film Awards

2017’s Tamil Blockbuster movie Mersal has bagged the prestigious title of the Best Foreign Language Film at the 4th National Film Awards UK 2018. The intense revenge drama was the official entry from India. Adding yet another feather to the cap, Vijay starrer Mersal outnumbered various international flicks like Happy End (France), Loveless (Russia), In the Fade (Germany), The Square (Sweden, Germany, France) Vaya (South Africa), The Insult (Lebanon) and A fantastic woman (Chile)...

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Assam welcomes women empowering scheme ‘Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni’

Assam in a wake to combat violence against women in state, number of initiatives been flushing in on a responsible note. CM Sarbananda Sonowal launched women empowering scheme - Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni for generating avenues for sustainable livelihood for the womenfolk of Assam...

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Ensuring women safety, Smart City ‘Bengaluru’ gets ‘Smart Eyes’ cameras

Walking down the streets of Bengaluru, all alone and during non-rush hours, will no longer be as scary to women as it might be right now. The police will have their eyes on the streets, checking for mischief makers and safeguarding the city. ..

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Electric boxes with a twist! Kolkata streets give you an insight of art by painting famous personalities

Take the brush paint it away! Making the Swachta Abhiyaan Mission a major success we have come across places wherein we see streets and railway station and streets been painted. If you wander on the streets of South Kolkata, you may notice bold colours and historic paintings of famous personalities or monuments. Don’t be surprised this is part of an initiative to spread art and a slice of history to those visiting the city. ..

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#Startupindia Yatra van gets green flag from CM Rawat

Organized under the StartupIndia initiative, Startup India Yatra is the tier 2/3 initiative that will travel to small cities of India to search for entrepreneurial talent and help develop startup ecosystem in the state. The Uttarakhand Edition is traveling to eight cities of Uttarakhand and will conclude at a grand finale to be hosted in Dehradun. CM Rawat gave a green flag to the Uttarakhand Startup Yatra Van today...

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Jharkhand salutes the martyred: Will give land to their families

Martyrdom of CRPF, Police Personnel, Army Soldiers etc who are true sons of the state won’t be let down merely says CM Raghubar Das. The Jharkhand government will provide the land to the dependents of the martyred...

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Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari segment; son Yathindra to get Varuna

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has decided to contest the upcoming assembly polls from his traditional Chamundeshwari assembly constituency. According to media reports, the Chief Minister is keen on fielding his son Yathindra from Varuna. A seven-time lawmaker from Chamundeshwari shifted his assembly segment in 2008 as a part of the strategic move after delamination. This time, the senior Congress leader is once again pitching hard for Chamundeshwari seat. Siddaramaiah is currently elected ..

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Odisha dedicates ‘Madhusudan Setu’ to the nation: A gift to people on Utkal Diwas

On the auspicious occasion of Utkal Diwas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan Setu to the nation. The 3.13 km bridge which connects Cuttack and Nuapatna, constructed by the state government at a cost of Rs 157 Crores...

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World Class tourist facilities unveils at Konark Sun Temple

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the world-class Interpretation Centre and tourist facilities at Konark Sun Temple at Konark which coincides with Utkal Divas celebrationsin Odisha...

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TDP misusing assembly floor to tarnish Prime Minister Modi: BJP

Launching a counter-attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu’s series of allegations against the central government, senior BJP leader P.V.N. Madhav said that the Chief Minister should refrain from blaming Narendra Modi for hiding failures under his tenure. ..

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Uttarakhand makes NCERT Books compulsory in its education system

The government is not ready to accept the pressure of school operators to implement the NCERT books in the state's non-government schools. Education Minister Arvind Pandey said that no need to compromise on NCERT books will not be compromised. This decision taken in the interest of the general public will be strictly enforced. Of course, private school operators can keep their problems in front of the government. On the other hand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also clarified that only legitimate ..

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Cauvery issue: Political outfits should work for a long-term solution: Tamilisai Soundararajan

Reacting to the ongoing protest of Dravidian parties over the Cauvery issue, Tamil Nadu State BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that opposition parties like DMK are deliberately fuelling the inter-state water sharing dispute. Speaking on the sidelines of party organization meeting, Soundararajan said that DMK’s M. K. Stalin should be held responsible for any serious law and order situation...

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Maharashtra levels up its revenue with 26% after GST kicks in

Creating a state that has covered all positive and optimistic ideas to dwell in becoming an ideal State, Maharashtra has invited many innovative and creative ideas. Another in the row has it that Maharashtra has leveled up its revenue collection from Goods and Service tax by setting up record of 26% this year. The state received Rs1.14 lakh crore in revenue from taxes, according to data from the GST department. Sighting to the overall revenue, 31% was collected as Value Added Tax (VAT) between April ..

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#BharatBandh: Internet suspended, Army on standby in Punjab

With the Dalit organisations protesting against making amends to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the state administration has suspended internet services and has shut all educational institutions. The Army has also been requested to remain on stand-by mode...

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Andhra all set to gear up for its new 'green' bus-manufacturing plant

Empowering the need to use renewable resources, attempts to create everything with optimum use of it have resulted to quite fruitful. After the high tech cycle inaugurated in Amravati Secretarait, Chandrababu Naidu has launched yet another project. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a new 'green' bus-manufacturing plant of Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of Hinduja group...

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Just swipe it; Card portability will now avail your ration from anywhere in Telangana

Enabling every service on one touch has made things quite feasible for the masses. Especially when it comes to the interior region people, this service is like an added advantage. To spread this accessibility, the state of Telangana has issued a system wherein there will be portability for ration card holders to avail essentials at any ration shop across the State comes into effect from today i.e. April 1, announced the Telangana State Civil Supplies Department (TSCDS). ..

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West Bengal Panchayat elections to be three phased commencing from May 1

Teaming up for the upcoming panchayat elections, the West Bengal state election commission on Saturday announced three phased panchayat elections in the state on 1, 3 and 5 May. The votes will be counted on May 8. The panchayat election dons significance as it is the last major poll in the state before the general elections next year...

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Combating soaring air pollution, Delhi introduces ultra-clean Euro VI fuel

In order to combat the soaring air pollution, in Delhi-NCR region, petrol pumps in the capital from Sunday started supplying ultra-clean Bharat Stage VI grade fuel (both petrol and diesel). This move makes New Delhi the first city in the country to switch from BS-IV grade fuels to BS-VI (equivalent to fuel meeting Euro-VI emission norms). ..

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Seeping in internet connectivity, BSNL plans to invest Rs 500 crore in Assam interiors

Working hard towards creating connectivity, the officials are leaving no stones unturned in fulfilling promises made to the people. Achieving the target and enabling internet services to the people in the interiors, in Assam, public sector telecom operator BSNL will invest about 500 crore rupees for mobile service expansion. ..

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U’khand CM Rawat slams Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his false allegations of fee hike in the state

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Rawat slammed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his allegations that private medical colleges in Uttarakhand had implemented a 300% fee hike taking the fee from Rs. 7 lakh per year to Rs. 26.6 lakh per year...

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Sudden incessant hailstorm hits Andhra killing 4 and leaving several stranded

Around 4 people were killed and nearly 40 were injured in a sudden incessant downpour and hailstorms that hit Vontimitta village here in Kadapa district. Sudden hailstorms have also led to damaging the crops...

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WB Governor KN Tripathi visits violence hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol

The incident of Raniganj and Asansol has brought the situation of tension in the violence hit areas. In this regard, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi held an hour-long meeting with senior police and administration officials in Asansol and took stock of the situation in violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol today. Governor is scheduled to visit the violence-hit areas later in the day...

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People of Karnataka have made up their minds to change corrupt Congress government: Amit Shah

Congress has become the symbol of ‘Corruption’, and hence people of Karnataka have made up their minds to change Siddaramaiah government, said Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah today. On Friday BJP Chief Amit Shah kicked started his 2-day Mysuru campaigning for upcoming Assembly Elections 2018...

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