From the States

Cyber-crime on high alert; Maharashtra all set to form its own emergency cyber response team

No need to worry the next time if someone’s bank account is hacked or data stolen from Aadhaar card, help may be more close at hand. The Maharashtra state government is planning to set up its own Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the next six months to deal with all kinds of cyber security incidents and cybercrime investigations. ..

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BJP all set to dethrone Congress: P Muralidhar Rao

Senior BJP leader P Muralidhar Rao hoped that BJP will turn the tables in forthcoming Karnataka assembly polls. Rao, who is monitoring BJP’s Karnataka affairs maintained that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, the party will dethrone Siddaramaiah led Congress government...

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Nitin Patel presents Gujarat Budget 2018 in Assembly; focuses on villages, farmers and health sector

After BJP registering a sixth straight assembly poll win in Gujarat with 99 seats in the 182-member house, CM Vijay Rupani led government presented the first budget of the 14th Assembly. Notably, Gujarat Finance Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday presented the state budget which mainly focused on the farmers, villages and health sector...

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Appealing youths of Karnataka, Amit Shah pledges to work towards a Congress-Mukt India

After rallying for Northeast states, Bhartiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah in on Karnataka tour to rally ahead of Assembly Elections. Amit Shah stressed saying that not only BJP wants a change, but also people of Karnataka want to change that are fed up with a corrupt government. Amit Shah attacked Siddaramaiah’s government saying “In Mangaluru if there is a competition on which is the most corrupt state in the country, Siddaramaiah's government will win it hands down. This is the most corrupt state ..

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AAP in trouble as top official alleges manhandling by party MLAs

The Aam Adami Party (AAP) landed itself in yet another soup as the Chief Secretary of Delhi alleged that he was manhandled by two AAP MLAs at the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday night...

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Delhi bureaucrats on strike; Rajnath Singh says 'deeply pained’ with Chief Secretary assault incident

The Chief Secretary of Delhi, Anshu Prakash has alleged that he was roughed up Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs. Now, the incident has triggered protests by employees of Delhi Secretariat...

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Rajasthan plans law for capital punishment to child rapists

The Rajasthan government will soon table a bill in the state assembly seeking death penalty for those convicted of raping minors...

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Kairana Hindus returning to their places, courtesy Yogi Government

Assured with the steps taken by Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government to restore the law and order and ensure peace in the state, many Hindu families that have migrated to ‘safer’ heavens during the communal violence, are now returning to their places. And this ‘real ghar wapsi’ is no less than a miracle!..

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Laadli Laxmi Scheme has blessed 52000 young girls in Goa: Governor Sinha

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha addressed the Goa Assembly House on Monday during its first day. In her address to the House, she said that the state government is committed to doubling the income of farmers by 2022, which is one of the targets of sustainable development goals of the state...

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IT to boost Telangana’s economy: KT Rama Rao

Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao has announced that state government is working on the comprehensive plans to expand emerging IT sector across the state. He mentioned that new establishment will boost the employment opportunities in tier-2 cities like Karimnagar and Warangal...

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Gujarat Assembly passes a bill to curb road accident up to 50% by 2020

In a bid to curb road accidents in Gujarat, the State Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill to initiate the state Road Safety Authority (GUJROSA) for the implementation of road safety programmes. The bill passed by Gujarat Assembly will help in curbing up to 50% of road accidents till the year 2020. The bill has provision for a fine of up to Rs1 lakh for refusal or failure to comply with the Authority’s orders...

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No-confidence motion not enough; Intensify fight against center: Chandrababu Naidu

Irked with the allegations of junior alliance partner BJP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has asked TDP lawmakers to intensify the democratic protest against the non-cooperation of BJP led central government over the range of demands under AP Reorganisation Act. ..

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2nd day of Magnetic Maharashtra Summit: Investments drawn to make state a trillion dollar economy

Magnetic Maharashtra Summit – currently the big move which aims to draw the biggest investments for state’s development. On the second day, Maharashtra inked investment commitments worth around Rs 4.85 trillion with a number of global and domestic companies. Also, the state entered into 36 agreements which would create around 2.9 million jobs...

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Uttarakhand to have six Post Office Passport Seva Kendras soon

In order to reduce the burden on the only Passport Seva Kendra in the state it has been decided to set up six passport centers in the main post offices located in Almora, Rudrapur, Nainital, Roorkee, Kathgodam, and Pauri...

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Jharkhand plans to build world’s largest Buddha Stupa

On the occasion of Itkhori festival in the district of Chatra, CM Raghubar Das said that the state is planning to build world’s largest Buddha Stupa here. This place will serve as a confluence for Hindu, Buddhist and Jainism. And also it will wipe out the image of the area as well as will boost tourism...

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Bihar Education Minister welcomes the move to ban socks, shoes inside Class X board exam centres

Bihar board examinations have often been tattered with various scandals. To keep eye on students properly, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has asked students appearing for the upcoming Class X board examinations not to wear shoes and socks and instead wear slippers...

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Samsung plans to set up 15 Smart healthcare centers in TN

Although the government is setting up new initiatives to bring out ways to enhance healthcare services in the country, it also is accepting foreign investors to invest in this sector. In a move to provide a helping hand the Korean electronics major Samsung has inked a partnership with the Government of Tamil Nadu for setting up 15 Smart Healthcare centres in the State. ..

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Clean Air for Delhi Campaign: Centre issues fresh instructions for UP and Haryana

In a bid to tackle the air pollution in National Capital, Centre has requested Haryana and Uttar Pradesh government to take all measures for mitigation of air pollution in adjoining cities in a campaign mode...

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Ladies first! Jaipur Railway Station completely empowered by women

Another one to join the league of fully equipped women empowerment, the unique initiative kick started by North Western Railways, the Gandhi Nagar railway station in Jaipur will be turned into a station fully operated by women. ..

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Howrah sets its target to make itself free from harmful tobacco

West Bengal’s Howrah which has set many landmarks before is now on the way of setting another example by making itself Tobacco free. District Administration has already declared the city as smoke-free. Now, the administration is targeting it to declare it as Tobacco free...

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‘Bandicoot’ Robot to launch next week, itemized to clean manholes in Kerala

In a first of its kind, the State Government has decided to utilize the services of Robots to clean the manholes in Kerala. The State has always encouraged new developments and techniques for improvements and promotes the Startup India initiative...

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Rana Daggubati, Anthill Ventures launches digital platform for media and entertainment start-ups

In order to facilitate the emerging start-ups in the field of media & entertainment sector, actor Rana Daggubati has joined hands with leading technology outlet Anthill Studio to enhance the cinematic experience of storytelling. ..

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Centre judiciously supporting Andhra Pradesh; no substance in criticism: K Haribabu

Andhra Pradesh BJP in-charge Kambhampati Haribabu has clarified that Central government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was judiciously addressing all the issues faced by the coastal state. Addressing the meeting of state office bearers, Babu pointed that senior partner TDP is going overboard in criticizing BJP ahead of the crucial assembly and general elections...

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Not a `Commission` government but a `Mission` government led by the BJP will ensure all-round progress of Karnataka: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 140 km Bengaluru-Mysuru rail track and flagged off the Humsafar Express train from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan. Inaugurating newly constructed Electric Railway line between Mysuru and KSR Bengaluru will greatly benefit the people of Bengaluru, Ramanagara, Mandya and Mysuru...

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Ahead of big day Kamal Haasan meets Rajinikanth; seeks blessings from Karunanidhi

Ahead of the mega political development veteran actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on superstar Rajinikanth. On February 21, the ace actor will embark on the much anticipated state-wide mass outreach drive...

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Goa Minister Sudin Dhavalikar to be the leader of the house in absence of CM Parrikar

Health of Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar is bit disturbed and he is admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Due to this he won’t be able to attend the budget session meeting and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...

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No dispute between Gujarat-MP over Narmada water sharing

There is no dispute between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh over the quantity of water released from the Indira Sagar Reservoir, which was affected due to the insufficient monsoon this year...

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PM Modi attends Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav; Recalls saints for making ‘positive impact’ in society

After addressing World Congress on Information Technology Conclave in Hyderabad, Prime Minister started his Karnataka tour where he attended Shravanbalegola, Bahubali Mahamastakabhisheka Festival...

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First of its kind Jharkhand introduces board exams for Standard 8th beginning from tomorrow

Class 8th board examination will begin from tomorrow. For the first time in the state, board examinations of class eight students are being taken. The exam preparation has been completed. The Jharkhand Academic Council has sent the question papers to all the districts. The examination in the district will be under the supervision of the District Education Officer. Approximately 5.33 lakh examinees of 41 thousand schools will be present in the examination...

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To help and nurture healthy forest cover, Uttarakhand plans to revise the restriction imposed on harvesting trees

Since 32 years a restriction which was imposed on harvesting the trees in areas which are more than 1,000 meters in height is now going to see some steps taken by Uttarakhand authorities...

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Delhi Metro enables smart card integration with buses and parking zone

In a new attempt to enable people use easy methods of public transportation, the Delhi Metro travellers can now pay their bus fare, parking charges through smart cards. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday expanded the network of Metro smart cards, allowing commuters to use them on feeder buses and for parking at 13 stations in New Delhi...

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AP Minister Nara Lokesh writes center; seeks funds for MNREGS wage bill

Andhra Pradesh Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh has urged Narendra Modi led NDA government to address the issue of pending finances for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) wage bill...

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CM Parrikar is in good health and is responding well; rumors in media are fake: Lilavati Hospital

Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar health is bit disturbed and has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Parrikar, who is being treated at the Lilavati Hospital for a pancreatic ailment since 15 February, would attend the session regularly from today say the sources. And also he is responding well say the hospital authorities...

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Music and Cricket won’t Change Pakistan’s attitude: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo said that artists from the terrorist country like Pakistan do not deserve the red carpet treatment from Indian creative fraternity. Speaking to the media Supriyo urged Indian artists to take a firm stand on the issues of atrocities against the Indian soldiers who are constantly being targeted by neighboring country with frequent ceasefire violations...

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‘Aapki Raay Aapka Budget’: Uttarakhand CM lays red carpet for public suggestions for Budget 2018

A real government is that which is of the people, by the people and for the people. Keeping in mind this mantra, Trivendra Rawat Government has decided to prepare the state's budget only with the suggestions of the people. Prior to finalizing the budget, the government will go among the people of every section of society and ask for their suggestions. This program is named as ‘Aapki Raay Aapka Budget.’..

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Maharashtra ties up with Singapore and UAE by signing ambitious projects to promote innovative infrastructure

While countdown for Magnetic Maharashtra is ticking way faster! Maharashtra government inked a pact with Singapore with an aim to bolster the economy of the state. The government of Maharashtra and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) signed cooperation agreement in presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to promote innovation in financial services in respective markets and innovation in Startups...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani launches Ahmedabad-Mundra intra-state flight service under UDAN scheme

Continuing the slew of developmental works in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday flagged-off the maiden Ahmedabad-Mundra (Kutch) intra-state flight service introduced by Air Odisha in Ahmedabad...

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Margadarshak for Women’s Safety: Telangana instills 1000 member force in 50 IT companies

Women often fall prey to domestic violence at a workplace, to combat this issue the Society for Cyberabad Security Council is all set to train up to 1,000 ‘Margdarshaks’ across 50 IT companies in the state of Telangana. ..

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‘Made in Andhra Pradesh’ drones to hit market soon

Soon ‘Made in Andhra Pradesh’ drones are set to hit the nation. After a thorough Research and Development (R&D), the AP Innovation Society (APIS) powered by Delhi-based robotics and drone technology company Omnipresent is going for its commercial manufacturing from March end or April...

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Two airports can easily coexist in Goa: AAI

Goa air traffic is increasing by 15 % every year and this is enough demand for two airports to co-exist and grow in the tiny Goa says the Airport Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra...

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Punjab approves new advertisement policy to generate an additional Rs 200 crore in revenue

To generate an additional Rs 200 crore in revenue for the state, the 'Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy-2018' was approved. Notably, the new policy, approved by the cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh aimed at regulating the process of outdoor advertising in order to address technological changes in the field, while ensuring enhanced public safety...

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Kolkata Corporation officials collect packaged water samples for quality tests

A sudden diarrhea outbreak in Southern suburbs of Kolkata has scared citizens. Out of fear of water contamination, many citizens are buying packaged drinking waters but a recent sample test found bacteria in packaged water too. Kolkata Corporation officials on Friday collected water samples from local companies that produce packaged drinking water in affected areas...

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MP hailstorm: CM Shivraj visits hail-hit fields, assures relief at Rs 30,000/hectare

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan yesterday met the farmers who incurred heavy crop losses due to the heavy hailstorm that occurred recently at Sagar district. Around 984 villages were affected by the hailstorms...

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NABARD sanctions over Rs 1900 cr to provide supplemental income to Punjab farmers

In a bid to provide supplemental income to the farmers of Punjab, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Thursday announced area development plans worth Rs 1,918 crore for the state...

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LGBT community in Kerala to have its own YouTube channel

Kerala has always been encouraging the people of the state for a better and improved environment. Earlier Kerala had made co-operative societies for transgender and now in a new run, the state has decided to launch a YouTube channel for the LGBTIQ community to create awareness about the rights of this section. ..

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Civic authority of Kolkata’s IT hub issues e-waste guideline

With emerging IT hubs, electronic equipments, the amount of e-waste also emerging in various places. Saltlake Sector V of Kolkata being the IT hub of the city is facing same crisis. To prevent further rise the civic body, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) has issued guidelines to all IT and other companies in Salt Lake...

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NavaKarnatakaBudget2018 claims to favor poor; emphasizes organic farming, women safety, education

Karnataka Budget 2018 was rolled out today by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. As this was his 13th Budget as Chief Minister and Finance Minister, he continued saying that "Looking forward to presenting my 13th Budget as CM/FM. It has been a great journey of 4 decades as a farmer’s leader, as a Kannada Activitist, as a Minister, as a Leader of Opposition & as CM. Have changed policy in favour of the poor. There is more to do. In the past 5 years, our Govt has taken forward the state’s legacy of growth ..

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Review jurisdiction of Water Boards: Andhra Pradesh to center

In order to fine-tune the functioning of Water Management Boards, Andhra Pradesh government has urged center to review the existing jurisdiction of the Water Management Board...

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Goa launches Param Shavak supercomputer: Boost to IT initiative of the state

In order to enhance the technology in the state, Param Shavak an indigenously designed supercomputing solution from the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing has been launched...

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#YogiSarkar presents biggest ever Rs 4.28 lakh Cr budget for prosperous Uttar Pradesh

The Yogi Adityanath government presented the first full-fledged Budget for the next fiscal today. While presenting the Budget, State Finance Minister Rajesh Agrawal said that the Budget mainly focuses on overall development and the prospects of farmers...

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Nutrition Scheme in Telangana aids special attention on Adivasis

A special attention and focus has been compelled on the adivasi people as the Telangana State Government has decided to provide 25% more nutrition supplements for children below six-years, pregnant women and lactating mothers. ..

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KCR meets Arun Jaitley; seeks financial aid for pending projects

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and briefed him about the financial aid required for State government...

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Mahadayi row: Karnataka demands central panel for technical appraisal

Responding to the allegations of Goa government, Karnataka counsel Mohan V Katarki has urged Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal to grant permission to submit a detailed project report for the use of 7 TMC ft of surplus water available at Kotni dam. Earlier, Goa had claimed that neighboring state accused Karnataka of illegal diversion...

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Bengaluru to soon have six coach trains to boost transportation

Bengaluru ought to be one of the most busiest and sought after city. Boosting advancement of technology and inventions, the BEML has forwarded a helping hand to the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. This initiative has been launched to have six-coach trains that would be put to public use in about two months. ..

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Mobile Resource Recovery Centers launched to propel dry waste management in Kerala

Incited by the response to dry waste collection drives, the city corporation in Thiruvananthapuram will launch five mobile resource recovery centres (RRCs) modelled on mobile ATMs. This is a first of its kind initiative in the city. ..

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Uttarakhand gifts youth by its ‘New Start Up Policy’

In order to create employment opportunities, it has been decided to develop 500 start-ups in Uttarakhand. New start-up policy has been approved...

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Caste-based politics ruining social fabric: Kamal Haasan

Expressing concern over the existing caste-based politics Veteran actor Kamal Haasan said that political decision driven by caste equations are have ruined the social fabric of the country. In his latest interaction with leading Tamil magazine, Ananda Vikatan Kamal observed that the concept of caste is being deliberately kept alive for pity vote bank politics...

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Sarpanch is backbone of Panchayat Raj system: Devendra Fadanvis

Pune, Feb. 15: Infrastructure facilities, social amenities and economic development is the three-pronged strategy of developing ideal villages and Sarpanch is the backbone of Panchayat Rai System said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis and appealed to the sarpanchs to devote them to make their villages ideal as envisaged by Mahatma Gandhi and Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj...

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Maharashtra to replace all 20 lakh street lights with LED bulbs

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra fadanvis Wednesday said that all the street lights under the jurisdiction of all corporations, nagar palikas and nagar parishads will be replaced by LED bulbs to save energy...

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With 1142 encounters, UP’s Law & Order is now under control

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a presser has stated that the issue of law and order is now under complete control following the 1142 encounters that have been carried out on a daily basis...

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Jagan Mohan Reddy is non-serious politician: TDP leader G Srinivasa Rao

Launching a frontal attack on YSR Congress leader Jagan Mohan Reddy on his resignation drive, senior TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that Jagan’s attempt to seek public sympathy will not pay any dividends in upcoming assembly and general elections...

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ECI not to initiate action against NBCC for its letter to parties

According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the appeal issued by the Nagaland Baptists Church Council (NBCC) to the voters to choose between ‘trishul’ and the ‘cross’, does not violate the model code of conduct or the Representation of People Act, 1951. As such the ECI has decided not to take any action against NBCC in this case...

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Karnataka polls: Prime Minister Modi, Amit Shah to kick-off second phase campaign

The stage is set for the second phase of high voltage Karnataka election campaign where BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National President Amit Shah is leaving no stone unturned to regain the lost turf of Karnataka before the battle of 2019...

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Go paperless! Bengaluru Airport allow boarding flight using Aadhaar biometrics

Now board your flight without using any paper. Walk into the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bangalore without a ticket in hand. Using your biometrics as a ticket, scan your fingerprints for security. The airport cameras will process the features of your face as you wander through the terminal and open the boarding gates for you. This is the technological dive Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) is hoping to take within few months...

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GIFT city to boost new business opportunities: CM Vijay Rupani

Appreciating the business-friendly eco-systems developed under GIFT city, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that state government would take all possible steps to boost the new trade opportunities at the state-backed financial city. He was addressing the inaugural function of new IFSC headquarters of YES Bank...

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Global Pharma Conference flagged off directing overall growth in health sector

With the theme, ‘Driving NextGen Pharmaceuticals’, the international exhibition and conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Device sector ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2018’ kick started at Bengaluru. The event is a three day conference, commencing from 15th February to 17th February. ..

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Liquor row: Media twisted original statement; not against personal choices: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being roasted on social media for his recent comments on girls consuming liquor, finally broke the silence and clarified that he was referring to the habits of school and college students...

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Explosion at a Dharamshala in Bihar’s Arrah town; investigation underway

A low-intensity blast hit the Harkhein Kumar Dharamshala in Bihar’s Arrah town. On Thursday morning on the bomb went off accidentally in a lodge occupied by the perpetrators. After the accident, the police reached the spot and arrested the one injured person...

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Coliform bacteria found in water from diarrhea affected Kolkata suburb

The poor administration of TMC led Kolkata Municipal Corporation comes to surface as after a major Dengue outbreak, Diarrhoea outbreak is tormenting the citizens. Whereas water contamination was feared, which was denied by Mayor Shovan Chattopadhyay, has been proved true as KMC’s own test found coliform bacteria...

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Maharashtra: ‘Vikhran Project’ farmers to get compensation up to Rs 38 crores

After reviewing the land acquisition cases pertaining to the Vikhran solar power project, the Maharashtra Government has decided to compensate the affected farmers through direct negotiation rather than according to the Land Acquisition law of the state...

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NHRC issues notice to Karnataka over death of 4 due to water contamination

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Karnataka government over reports of death of four persons and hospitalisation of 35 others after allegedly consuming contaminated water at Maidolalu village of Shivamogga district...

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Martyr Rakesh Ratudi’s body vanished but not his legacy; son says “my father made the country proud same is my wish”

The Indian Army eliminated four terrorists belonged to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit after a fierce encounter that took place in Jammu’s Sunjuwan military camp on Sunday but two army soldiers were martyred. One of them was Rakesh Ratudi who was cremated at Haridwar...

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani meets PM Modi; discusses policy issues

For the first time after retaining Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the national capital. On Tuesday, Rupani briefed Modi about the functioning of newly elected state government. Both the leaders have reportedly disused the socio-political situation in the coastal state...

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Empowered women can lead to a developed Jharkhand: CM Das

A minister who loves the common man of his boundaries is always loved by the people too. Likewise, CM of Jharkhand Raghubar Das interacted with the ladies of the state.CM Das said that marriage of daughter should not be done at a young age, but makes them able to read and write. In today's times, daughters are not lagging behind in any field. Many daughters of the state have made their own identity in different areas. The state will be developed only when the women will be empowered and prosperous...

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PM Modi to inaugurate Mega ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018’ Conclave on February 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the Mega ‘Magnetic Maharashtra Convergence 2018’ on February 18 to 20. Global Investors Summit titled ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’, set to highlight key areas like industries, infrastructure, textile and food processing, defense manufacturing and electronics etc...

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Twinkling performances that hooked eyes in the sky: Magnificent ‘Celestial Carillon’ show skipped hearts in Hyderabad

Hyderabad was immersed in French treat of ‘Celestial Carillon’. Magnificent and elegance touched down with shining performances of light and sound during Transe Express: Celestial Carillon at People Plaza. ..

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Enhanced textile industry in North-East to boost women empowerment

With a perspective to boost employment and increase infrastructure the textile industry pays special focus on North East Region. Development and modernization of the textile sector in the North Eastern states is being given the highest priority which will create jobs especially for women and will also create enhancement of roads, power, water supply and construction of offices...

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Karnataka’s Hassan introduces new technology for waste management

In order to overcome the problem of waste management, Karnataka's Hassan has come up with an idea to resolve the long pending issue of sewage treatment The district administration has developed an automatic sewage tank which will take care of all waste and sewage generated from the entire district...

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Telangana to pass ordinance for Telugu as mandatory subject

Telangana government under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to propagate the much-anticipated ordinance for making Telugu language as a mandatory subject in Telangana...

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Mukesh Ambani visits AP war room; hails Real Time Governance platform

Reliance Industries Chairman & MD Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday took a tour of unique war room developed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu. On this occasion, Babu briefed Ambani about the digital platform Real Time Governance. The top businessman lauded the technological intervention crafted by AP government...

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Punjab Police goes live on social media to counter growing threat of gangsters and criminals

Punjab Police in a bid to counter the growing threat of gangsters and criminals, on Monday launched its Facebook page, Twitter account and youtube channel which will be monitored by DGP Suresh Arora...

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CM Parrikar lays the foundation stone for super speciality block

Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, a super speciality block has been planned in the state. The foundation stone for Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital’s 520-bed super-speciality block was laid by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, today...

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#Padman arrives in Jharkhand: CM Das to distribute sanitary napkins in schools for free

Jharkhand state has decided to buy sanitary napkins from Self-help Groups (SHGs) for distribution among schoolgirls...

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K Chandrasekhar Rao to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is all set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get financial assistance for state government’s flagship programmes. ..

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Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal to attend key meeting on pending irrigation projects

In order to resolve the long pending inter-state water sharing issues, the central government will be convening a meeting of Irrigation Ministers of all Southern States under the monitoring of Union Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal...

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AIADMK leader M Thambidurai slams BJP for skipping Jaya portrait event

Questioning the absence of Tamil Nadu BJP leaders at J Jayalalithaa's portrait unveiling ceremony, senior AIADMK leader M Thambidurai said that BJP leaders have forgotten Jayalalithaa's contribution. He maintained that BJP leaders could have attended Jaya portrait event with gratitude...

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Punjab Police rolls out `Go-Live’ initiative to track crimes and criminals digitally

Punjab Police on Monday rolled out the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) project for tracking of crimes and criminals. Notably, the CCTN `Go-Live’ roll-out has set the stage for the state to go paperless in terms of FIRs and General Diaries, which will now be updated online by the police officials...

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5 killed, several injured in a blast onboard ONGC Vesseal at Cochin Shipyard

Today around 5 killed while several got injured in a blast at Cochin Shipyard in Kerala. A fire broke out on a ship under repair at the Cochin Shipyard Limited premises, killing three people, a CSL spokesperson informed...

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar rejects demand of separate mining corporation

Turning down the demand of NGO Goa Foundation, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar clarified that state government is not in favor of constituting any mining corporation in order to regulate the industry...

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Kolkata, the city of India’s first Metro Rail, will soon see roll out of new East-West project

Kolkata, February 13: Kolkata, the city with oldest Metro rail in India, is going to be blessed with the partial inauguration of East-West metro rail project. The East-West Metro will run from Salt Lake Sector V to Salt Lake Stadium before Durga Puja this year. This will be India’s first underwater metro tunnel. "Work will be completed by June, but it will take some more time to clear certain things and seek requisite permissions. We will try to start operations before Puja this year," Metro General ..

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BJP refutes charges against Ram Madhav; files complaint against media outlet

Rejecting all the media reports against senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, BJP on Monday said that strong legal action will be taken against the concern news portal for maligning the image of BJP general secretary. ..

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‘Alappuzha’ city of Kerala joins the league to soon become a ‘Beggar-Free’ State

Kerala has been termed as a state that has always worked towards improving the needs of the people. On a similar note, Alappuzha, city in Kerala has aimed to become a hunger free and Beggar Free State in a span of one month. Beggars are a common sight in India and are seen in railway stations, metro stations, tourist spots, and in areas where there is a regular crowd. ..

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Maharashtra leads claiming highest record of mangrove in India

India has rightfully managed maintaining by increasing the forest cover displaying the report, which shows Maharashtra to have the highest growth in mangrove cover, of 82 square kilometres, in the last two years in the country...

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Himachal proposes annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore for infrastructural development

In a bid to have whopping infrastructural development in Himachal Pradesh, a state annual plan of Rs 6,300 crore has been proposed for the year 2018-19 with an increase of Rs 600 crore the Rs 5,700 crore for the current fiscal. This was announced by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding a meeting of legislators here to finalize priorities of the 2017-18 budget on Monday...

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Kerala plans to set up ‘Gender Park’: Initiative to create a gender equality platform

To achieve a just society where people of all gender identities have equal access to development opportunities, resources and benefits, and an equal voice in the key decision-making processes that shape their lives, communities, and the state, Kottayam city is going to set up a gender-based park, exclusively for women and children with number of activities...

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Chandrababu Naidu launches mega drive for water conservation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today launched the 116-days long mega drive for water conservation. ..

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CM Raman gives mantras for students to beat exam stress

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh stressed upon the need for children to keep physically and mentally fit during the examination season ahead. He cited the example of Swami Vivekanand and encouraged the children to focus on the ensuing examinations. He wished them well...

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Amritsar Town Hall to have Lahore-like food street that will attract tourists across the world

With an aim to attract tourists from all over the world, Amritsar Town Hall will soon get a Lahore-like food street for connoisseurs to relish local varieties, offering unique and aromatic flavours. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a visit to the Punjab Food Festival said that the Amritsar Town Hall will soon get a Lahore-like food street for connoisseurs to relish local varieties, offering unique and aromatic flavours that will attract visitors from around the world...

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Ananth Kumar slams Rahul Gandhi; says NDA far better than UPA

Responding to the rear-view mirror jibe of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister H N Ananth Kumar has asked Rahul Gandhi to first introspect about the performance of UPA government. ..

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Goa to have smart electric meters; will automatically generate bills, send SMS and emails to consumers

Now Goan people will get automatically generated computer electricity bill as the power department of the state is planning to replace the 3 lakh analogue electricity meters to digital...

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Telangana government to launch We-Hub on International Women’s Day

Marking the occasion of International Women’s Day, Telangana government is all set to launch its much anticipated We-Hub incubation center dedicated to Women Entrepreneurs...

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Kerala to become India’s 1st state to set up cooperative societies for transgenders

Kerala has reserved its larger share for women and transgenders in its Budget 2018 after State Finance Minister Thomas Issac declared the budget. Minister also declared Rs10 Crores have been allocated for many initiatives and schemes for the welfare of the transgender community...

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Highlights of CM Raman’s progressive budget for all sections of society

Presenting an inclusive development budget for the 12th consecutive year in Chhattisgarh Assembly, and in his third term as Chief Minister and holding the Finance portfolio of Chhattisgarh, Raman Singh tabled the state budget in the House. ..

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CM Vasundhara Raje presents state budget; focuses on agriculture, infrastructure and education

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje led Rajasthan government on Monday announced the state budget that mainly focuses on poor and farmers, as well as will empower each and every sector including education, agriculture, infrastructure etc. Taking a massive step in a bid to give relief to farmers, CM Vasundhara Raje announced one-time loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers of the state...

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Mansukh Mandaviya announces mega river-interlinking project for Gujarat

Underlining the importance of waterways in order to improve the industrial connectivity, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that inland waterways would boost the economic prospects of coastal states...

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Vote out anti-development Manik Sarkar government: Nitin Gadkari

Launching a fierce attack on Manik Sarkar-led Tripura government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that incumbent state government has failed to address the key developmental issues of the state...

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Unseasonal rain and hailstorms affect districts of Maharashtra

Severe unseasonal rain and hailstorm lashed parts of Maharashtra’s Marathwada and Vidarbha region, razing huge tracts of crops on Sunday killing two people and leaving other two injured. The hailstorm, which hit Jalna, Beed, Amravati, Buldhana, Washim, Akola and the surrounding areas, crushed the standing crops of wheat, grapes and chickpea besides hitting mango cultivation...

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Jat leaders cancel 15th February Jind rally following marathon talks with Haryana govt

Following marathon talks between the Jat community leaders and the Haryana government, Jat leaders have decided not to hold their rally in Jind on Thursday. On that day, BJP Chief Amit Shah will attend a bike rally in the town...

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Maharashtra soon to phase-out plastic bottles to save environment from March

Aiming to ban plastic objects to save the environment, the department of environment has urged Maharashtra Government to imply a ban on plastic wet bottles, at starred hotels, government offices, canteens, educational institutions and hotels located at tourist spots across the state. This was part of the state environment department’s plan to ban all kind of plastic bags and items from March this year...

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Mumbai tops as richest city of India with a total wealth of $950 billion

India’s financial hub ‘Mumbai’ made to the list of top 15 richest cities in the world. Mumbai ranked 12th richest city with a total wealth of $950 billion while New York shines to be on the top...

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Jharkhand aims to stop Youth Migration from the state

Migration is something which strengthens the pillars where the people migrate but it weakens the pillars from where the people are getting migrated. “Migration of Youth shall be stopped from the state” says the Cm of Jharkhand Raghubar Das. And this is the mantra of development of the state, he added...

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Technology to deliver financial services: Maharashtra becomes 1st state to unveil ‘Fintech’ policy

Maharashtra became the 1st state in India to chalk out its own financial policymaking Mumbai one of the top five ‘Fintech’ centres in the world in coming years. With an aim to set up Global Fintech Hub in the Mumbai, Maharashtra unveils financial policy...

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Filmmakers to become Freemakers in Uttarakhand; CM abolishes shooting fees in the state

The hill state of Uttarakhand has given a new mantra to the world of cinema is “Destination Uttarakhand.” filmmakers will not be charged fees for shooting their films in the beautiful locales dotting the mountain state, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said...

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Andhra Pradesh receives Rs 1,269 Cr for multipurpose projects

Andhra Pradesh gets Rs 1,269 Crores Polavaram multipurpose project, grant to local bodies, anganwadi services and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The Centre released Rs 1,269 Crores to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget...

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Bihar Police arrests 3 terrorists; suspected to be connected with the ISIS

Three suspected terrorists were caught on Saturday in Gaya city of Bihar. They are suspected to be connected with the ISI. The police have taken evidence in connection with their contact. The three are being questioned. They were caught from Marufganj Nalla Street under the Kotwali and Civil Lines Police Station area. Weapons from the possession of one have also been recovered...

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Kolkata City to observe pink fleet in autos for women safety

Bearing severe inconvenience to working women all over the country, Kolkata, following the steps of Delhi, has decided to put women behind the three wheels with the first ever pink autos in Kolkata...

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Bombay HC quashes State govt's resolution to expend teachers' salaries through Co-op Bank

Continuing the custom of paying salaries to school teacher through Union Bank of India, the Bombay High Court quashed the need of paying salaries through Mumbai District Co-operative Bank...

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Involve youth to strengthen democracy: Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao

Public participation makes democracy strong. It is therefore, necessary to involve youth in this process. The election commission should use the mobile dependency among the youth to involve them in democratic process, said Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao...

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Andhra Pradesh inks MoU with Emirates worth Rs 30,000 Cr to bring an aviation centre and manufacturing unit

Andhra Pradesh shook hands with Emirates Group to set up a Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, aviation centre and a manufacturing unit. The MoU aims to bring in the investment of Rs 30,000 Crores to Andhra Pradesh...

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Goa lays carpet for its Carnival festival 2018

Goa is in the festive mode as the state is set to celebrate its Carnival from Feb 10 to Feb 13. 57-year old Bruno Azaredo from Utorda in South Goa was selected as King Momo, a mythical ‘King of the Carnival’, who ushers in the festival in this erstwhile Portuguese colony..

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Siddaramaiah government shelves controversial order on religious institutions

Taking a safe posture, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has finally revoked the controversial notification on the regulation of religious institutions. Anticipating the public wrath, the Chief Minister on Thursday informed state Legislative Council about the move of withdrawing public order issued by the Department of Religious and Charitable Endowment...

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'Nallahs' in Punjab to soon turn into green belts

'Nallahs' (Drains) in Punjab soon will be turned into green belts that will give a positive impact and benefit to mankind. Notably, keeping the agenda of tackling the problem of 'Nallahs' (Drains) flowing in major cities of Punjab in an effective way, the state government has signed the MoU with National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)...

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Uttarakhand to implement CBSE board pattern

Education Minister of Uttarakhand Arvind Pandey has proposed to abolish the state board and implement CBSE board in the state. Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has given the theoretical consent to implement the CBSE board. ..

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Andhra Minister slams BJP over Amaravati DPR

Refuting the claims of state BJP leaders, Andhra Pradesh Urban Development Minister P Narayana said that the state government has already submitted the Detailed Project Report for construction of new state capital...

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KT Rama Rao seeks support for Telangana

Keeping all the political differences aside, Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday called on several Union Minister in National capital. ..

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Kochi to portray historical monuments and vivid cultural facets in India Heritage Walk Festival

Kochi set to welcome people in India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF) to experience and explore the heritage of metropolitan cities and towns. IHWF 2018, covering 20 cities and towns around the country, features walks to historical monuments and shrines, well-known landscapes, places known for art and culture, cuisine and flourishing trade. There is an online film festival of documentaries based on cultural themes and lecture series curated as ‘baithaks’ and Instameets as part of nearly 70 events scheduled ..

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West Bengal Governor asks TMC leaders to stop mudslinging the Raj Bhavan, introspect own action instead

West Bengal Governor, Keshari Nath Tripathi, vexed with unjustified Trinamool Congress(TMC) allegations asked the party leaders to stop the smear campaign against the Governor's office. The governor said rather they should introspect their own actions...

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BJP games up for ‘Van Politics’ by creating awareness for Assembly Elections in Meghalaya

To create awareness among the people in Meghalaya, BJP has come up with a unique idea of moving ‘mobile democracy van’ in all areas to create awareness. This publicity van was flagged of last evening on Thursday at the party's state office. This van enables campaigning quite easily and feasibly for the leaders and party members...

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Central Railway gets 1st Bombaired rake with AC cabins

Another new invention in this series of positive changes is that the Central Railway has received its first newly manufactured Bombardier local train with air-condition (AC) facility in driver's cabin on Thursday. First of its kind, such Bombardier rake has been installed in Mumbai division's suburban section wherein the driver's cabin, at both ends, is air-conditioned...

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Delhi schools to get 'Happiness Curriculum' to make student happy, confident

The Delhi government is looking forward to introducing a 'happiness curriculum' for students from nursery to class 8 in the government-run schools. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while addressing a gathering for Excellence in Education Awards, said that the entire curriculum will be based on activities and no formal examinations will be conducted and that it is aimed at making children happy and confident...

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Operation Birthday! Chennai Police gatecrashes birthday party of don P Binu and nabs 76 goons

Birthday Blasts like never! Around 200 men get ready to party, some taking selfies, some standing beside Birthday cake to cut it and celebrate the party… Hands Up! Chennai Police arrives and nabs around 76 criminals from the party! Yes, Operation Birthday hit Chennai on Wednesday night...

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Empowering our daughters is a key of prosperous state: CM Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that when girls are empowered, the state will be strengthened and will move ahead. While addressing the students at “Adwita 2018”-annual function of local Sarojini Naidu Girls Autonomous College, Chouhan said that the government is always prepared to protect girls and extend support to them. No hindrance will be allowed to come in the way of the progress of girls...

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Now Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan to remain open to visitors on all days

Tamil Nadu Governor office today announced that the iconic Raj Bhavan — the official residence of Tamil Nadu Governor would be open for all days of the week. Earlier, public were allowed to visit Raj Bhavan on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays...

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Schools in Jammu and Kashmir inherit solar panel facilities

Making utmost use of green movement another part of India to be included in this scenario is the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has agreed to provide solar power facilities through solar panels to 472 schools in Jammu & Kashmir state. Besides, the computer laboratories will also be upgraded in the different government schools...

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CM Parrikar gives the keys to the riders for Goa’s First Bike Ambulances

Fast and on time medical service is one of the necessities of each and everyone. While in the time of emergency sometimes it may happen that four wheeler ambulances might reach abbot late but to avoid that, Two wheeler ambulances have been introduced in Goa...

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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate World Congress on IT

Hi-tech city Hyderabad is all set to host the mega World Congress on Information and Technology. For the first time, India will witness the 22nd edition of the international conclave. The three –day summit will begin on 19 February...

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After TDP, Telangana government dumps BJP over Union Budget

Annoyed with the provisions of union budget presented by BJP-led NDA government Telangana Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao said that Central government has failed to address the important issues pertaining to the welfare of newly crafted Telangana...

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UAE delegation calls on Maharashtra CM, says ready to invest in any sector

Investment opportunities galore in Maharashtra. Because of the availability of quality infrastructure facilities global investors and companies are giving first preference to Maharashtra. You start any enterprise, you are welcome here, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis while talking to visiting United Arab Emirate (UAE) delegation today...

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Drive safe, stay safe! Howrah city flags off Traffic Safety Park

In a unique way to keep creating awareness on road safety, a Safe Drive Save Life park has been developed along one of the busiest stretches in Howrah. The park has been developed on a stretch of the plot along Foreshore Road and was inaugurated on Wednesday. Mayor of Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) Rathin Chakraborty and Commissioner of Howrah City Police D P Singh were present at the inaugural ceremony...

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Wine-tasting anyone? Head to Nasik’s ‘India Grape Harvest, Wine Festival 2018’

‘Sula Vineyards’ is must go destination to taste different wines! While Maharashtra has organized wine festival for the first time tomorrow- ‘India Grape Harvest, Wine Festival 2018’ which will go on till 11th March...

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Maharashtra lowers power tariff for coop spinning mills by Rs 3 per unit

The Maharashtra Cabinet on Tuesday decided to reduce the power tariff by Rs 3 per unit for cooperative spinning mills. This will provide a boost to the textile industry in the state. For other projects like power looms, processing, garment, hosiery etc. the power tariff has been lowered by Rs 2 by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis...

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BJP opposes move of Siddaramaiah government on religious institutions

Sharpening the attack on Siddaramaiah led Congress government, over the recently passed order on religious institutions, Senior BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar said that Congress is deliberately interfering in the working of mutts and temples run by religious institutions. ..

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No change in disinvestment plan of Dredging Corporation of India: Nitin Gadkari

Rejecting the demands of Dredging Corporation of India employees, who were protesting against the move of disinvestment by Modi government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has stated that government would move forward with the disinvestment plan of Dredging Corporation of India...

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Centre questions Anila Bhagya Yojana of Siddaramaiah government

Citing major violation in the proposed Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane crafted by Siddaramaiah led Congress government, Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has asked state government to review the existing provision and action plan adopted by the state government...

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No tax to be paid on houses for poor sections under 'Houses For All' scheme in Punjab

With an aim to give massive relief to the beneficiaries of the flagship scheme 'Houses For All' which aims to provide housing for homeless people in the cities, the Punjab government has exempted them from paying any tax on the houses that they would be provided...

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Mumbai based Unicorn India Ventures backs Kerala’s Startups to explore investments opportunities

Kerala’s Start-Up enterprises to get backed by Mumbai based Unicorn India Ventures. Unicorn India Ventures has invested in 3 Kerala-based startups – GenRobotic, SectorQube and Perfectfit Fashion. Unicorn India Ventures has been actively exploring investment in Kerala post partnering with Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM)...

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Speed up central funding for incomplete irrigation projects: CM

Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis demanded speeding up of central funding for incomplete irrigation projects in drought-hit areas of the state so that they could be completed in time...

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New welfare authority announced to take care of Haryana farmers

With an eye on enhancing agricultural productivity and farmers’ income in the state, Haryana has set up of ‘Haryana Kisan Kalyan Pradhikaran’. On Tuesday, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has announced of the setting up of the new authority...

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Magnetic Maharashtra: Strategy unveiled to woo investors in targeting sectors like defense and aerospace

Global Investors Summit titled ‘Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018’ set to welcome investors to come and contribute in India’s biggest economy state. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s cabinet unveiled unique strategy to woo investors of different sectors...

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TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit sacks tainted VC, faces heat from DMK workers

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is facing the wrath of DMK cadre has clarified that he was here to serve the people of Tamil Nadu and not going anywhere for the next five years. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of Shankara Netralaya’s Medical Research Foundation. On this occasion, the Tamil Nadu Governor hailed the contribution of Shankara Netralaya for their noble initiative and also appreciated the medical infrastructure and standard of clinical hygiene maintained by Shankara ..

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Manikarnika Producer refutes charges of Sarva Brahman Mahasabha

Makers of Kananga Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has clarified that allegations levelled by the Sarva Brahman Mahasabha’s Suresh Mishra were baseless and described as a deliberate attempt to mislead the people after the unruly controversy over Sanjay Lila Bhansali’s Paadmavat. ..

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18 lakh poor families of Chhattisgarh get free LPG connection under Ujjwala Yojana

Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), nearly 18 lakh 15 thousand 800 poor families in Chhattisgarh have been provided LPG connection. The scheme was started in state on August 13, 2016...

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Entire Jharkhand would be electrified by October 2018: CM Raghubar Das

“For power generation at the power plants of NTPC Patratu and North Karanpura, all the pending tasks should be completed within a certain time frame,” says CM Raghubar Das while directing to the senior officers of NTPC...

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Uttarakhand Fake encounter: Delhi High Court punishes seven police for life imprisonment

Fake encounter criminal case ongoing from 2009 saw a verdict from The Delhi High Court that is awarding life terms to seven policemen for killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shootout in Dehradun...

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Mahadayi row : Karnataka seeks dismissal of contempt petition filed by Goa government

Rejecting all the allegation of Goa government on the issue of illegal construction of dams, Karnataka government has urged Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal to dismiss the contempt plea filed by Manohar Parrikar led Goa government...

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Mumbai – Goa ferry service to start by month end

Bored with the rail, road or air journeys to reach Goa? Want some new means? Then here it is. By this month-end, a ferry service between Mumbai and Goa is going to start. But it may put a bit burden on your pockets as it might cost Rs 5000 per ticket. The vision behind this service is to provide enjoyment to the tourists as well as create jobs...

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Kerala plans to formulate new law for protection of the people who help road accident victims

Humanity wins when a life is saved beyond societal or political barriers. Kerala is planning to formulate law to ensure protection to the people who help road accident victims.Normally people backout to help road accident victims due to legal formalities, police harassments etc...

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Another JMB operative arrested from West Bengal’s Murishdabad

Again a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative, banned terror outfit in Bangladesh, was arrested on Tuesday from Sagardighi in West Bengal's Murshidabad. National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police ventured into the raid jointly to arrest the terrorist...

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7th Asia Steel Conference kicks off to discuss innovative treatments and green technologies in steel industry

7th Asia Steel Conference 2018 kicked off where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik invited producers to come and set up their industries as Odisha is one of the mineral rich states of India. 7th Asia Steel Conference 2018 has been organized in association with Tata Steel and Indian Institute of Metals will go on till 9th February. Conference will also be a platform for steel experts to discuss new surface treatments, innovative and green technologies for iron making and promoting automation and digitization ..

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Over 66 lakh students to appear for UP Board exams under CCTV surveillance

The Uttar Pradesh Board 10, 12th class examinations will start from today. Around 66,37,018 students have been registered for the examination that is likely to continue till March 12...

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Air Pollution level in Delhi is improving: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Delhi has been facing high pollution levels for a long time. “Several measures are being taken to curb pollution,” said MoS for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in Rajya Sabha...

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BSF captures fake currency of Rs 1,94,000 from West Bengal

BSF troops were successful to capture fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value Rs 1,94,000 from close to the Indo-Bangladesh border in Malda's Baishnabghata. But the convict ran away...

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Maharashtra to be the 1st state to come up with ‘Transgender Welfare Board’

erala has always made sure about the rights for ‘transgenders’ and so now Maharashtra is stepping on same footsteps as the state is planning to set up Transgender Welfare Board to look after education, employment, housing and health schemes of transgenders...

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Centre will take care of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh: Bandaru Dattatreya

Terming Union Budget as pro-farmer and development-friendly Senior Telangana BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya said that instead of criticizing Union Budget, state government should approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve all the issues and demands associated with Union Budget...

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ED attaches assets worth 86 lakhs rupees of Maoist leader Sandeep Yadav

Taking a bold step, Enforcement Directorate(ED) has attached properties of a top Maoist leader. The agency has attached movable and immovable property assets worth 86 lakhs rupees of Maoist leader Sandeep Yadav alias Badka Bhaiya. This will definitely boost the operations against Maoists in red corridor...

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Fumed by charges, Siddaramaiah targets Modi; invokes Mahadayi dispute

Reacting strongly to the charges levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first public meeting ahead of the crucial assembly poll, fuming Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took to Twitter and asked Prime Minister Modi to address the Mahadayi row...

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CM Patnaik meets inspiring daughters hailing from Odisha that empowered India through ‘Seema Bhavani’ avatar

Nation has surely not forgotten the Seema Bhavani’s adventurous bike show that made India ‘Women Empowered’! Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik met four women representing ‘Seema Bhavani’ hailing from Odisha. ..

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Jharkhand on Succeed to ‘Sucseed’ mode: Aims to evolve state’s agro sector

CM Raghubar Das is on the mission to transform the agro sector of the state. Speaking as a backbone for the farmers, he said that we have the aim to make the farmers’ income double. Also to develop the produce we are giving the farmers loans at the interest of 1%...

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Kerala to set up knowledge centre with the help of Indian Space Research Organization

Heading ahead towards over all development, Kerala set to get a knowledge centre with the help of Indian Space Research Organization. ISRO will work with the state government of Kerala to set up a knowledge centre in Thiruvananthapuram...

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Covering every nook and corner, latest Women Helpline activated for women in Jammu and Kashmir

Facilitating the need of rehabilitation to the women in the state the helpline aims at organizing the network to help women in distress. Sajad Gani Lone, Minster for Social Welfare and Science & Technology inaugurated Women Helpline Service 181 in Jammu...

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Good News! Farmers in Punjab to get free power under Direct Benefit Transfer for Electricity project

With an aim to help the state in promoting crop diversification, saving of precious groundwater, the Punjab government has launched the Pilot Project on Direct Benefit Transfer for Electricity (DBTE) for agriculture consumers...

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Tripura ready for the upcoming Assembly Elections, strewing its final electoral list

In the wake of the upcoming elections, the officials have brought out the final electoral list of voters included to vote in the Tripura Elections. Around 4,197 voters are allotted in this list...

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Haryana shines in Khelo India: The powerhouse rules wrestling with 24 medals

Young Wrestlers of Haryana have made the state proud wrapping up with the maximum number of medals at the end of the fifth day's competition in the first Khelo India School Games. The state won both the men’s and women’s freestyle championships at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex on Sunday...

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Maharashtra: India’s 1st state to embrace the status of a ‘beggar free’ state

Fading out with the echoes of ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan that swept away the nation, Maharashtra officials and authorities seems to have a positive outlook and taking things positively to train and educate the impoverished and homeless people of the state. This will help them to live a new life of respect in society, and also will aim to generate employment...

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TDP to raise demands of Andhra Pradesh; rules out cracks in NDA

Responding to the reports of alleged snapping of ties between TDP and BJP, senior TDP leader and Union Minister of State Y. S. Chowdary clarified that Telugu Desam Party will continue its long association with BJP government at the center. Speaking to the media, Chowdary stated that the yellow army will raise its concerns over the long pending demands of Andhra Pradesh...

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Kanpur gets its first Butterfly Park to preserve ecosystem

Aiming to preserve the ecosystem, the Kanpur zoo authorities have aimed to construct a butterfly park under the purview of Uttar Pradesh Government. According to the Kanpur Zoo authority, the butterfly park will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1 crore...

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Cauvery row: Subramanian Swamy pitches for seawater treatment technology

Reiterating his old stand on inter-state Cauvery water dispute, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Tamil Nadu government should set up multiple desalination plants in order to meet the water requirement instead of fighting on Cauvery water with Karnataka government...

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CM Raman Singh invites herbal companies for 'Make-in-Chhattisgarh'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has invited reputed herbal companies of the country for production of herbal medicines in state. He said that herbal medicinal plants constitute a major portion of Chhattisgarh's invaluable forest resources...

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Kala Ghoda Fest 2018 flagged off encompassing nature’s beauty at its best

Mumbai is all set to display the authentic and ethnic facets of Maharashtra in its Kala Ghoda Festival, 2018. The eight-day fest has begun from Saturday 3rd February, and this year’s theme is nature. Apart from the exotic nature you also will come across the various art installations, performances, heritage walks, and much more...

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5th International Biennial Conference of Indian Heritage Network opened up to signify cultural heritage in Odisha

5th International Biennial Conference of Indian Heritage Network (IHCN) was opened up in Odisha signifying socio-cultural heritage surrounding art and craft of India which will go on for three days. International Biennial Conference of Indian Heritage Network was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik...

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Caught drinking in public places in Goa? Then be ready to pay fine

“Drinking in public places will soon be made a punishable offense with a fine of up to Rs 5000 to be imposed on those violating the rule,” says CM Manohar Parrikar while speaking on making the drinking laws strict in the state...

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Maharashtra launches 4 schemes to financially aid agriculture, small businesses

On Friday, Maharashtra launched four new schemes for funding businesses, agriculture and skill development. The schemes were launched are expected to benefit ‘Maratha’ community. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis launched the schemes at the Sahyadri guest house, saying that the schemes will train youngsters in developing skills in agriculture and industries, besides funding enterprising endeavors...

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Maoist gunned down by security forces in Jharkhand

A Maoist was killed in an encounter with security forces at Bhitar Pandra village in Latehar district on Thursday...

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Two members of Bangladeshi terror outfit arrested for alleged involvement in Bodh Gaya blast

Two active members of Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh, a banned terror outfit, have been arrested by Kolkata police for the duo’s alleged involvement in Bodh Gaya. Though the blast was a low-intensity one but the Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama was holding a workshop then in the temple town. Police had recovered explosives from them including Ammonium Nitrate. With the help of Murshidabad, Siliguri and Darjeeling Police, the Special Task Force unit of Kolkata Police arrested the duo. One of them is a resident ..

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Madhya Pradesh farmers on foreign trip to learn modern agrarian techniques

Under a government initiative which started in 2013, farmers of Madhya Pradesh are being sent abroad by the government to learn modern techniques so that they get benefited out of it and get more profit...

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MoU signed for setting up major trading hub Twin Towers in Guwahati

In order to evaluate and strengthen the connections of North-East India, a MoU was signed between the Government of Assam and National Building Construction Corporation to construct the Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati to project Assam as a world class business location. The proposed Twin Tower Trade Centre will definitively add to this transformation plan...

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Nara Lokesh invites Amazon to invest in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh has urged global e-commerce giant Amazon to invest in Andhra Pradesh. On Friday, Lokesh called on Michael Punke, the Vice President for Amazon Web Services and discussed future plans about various business opportunities in the coastal state...

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EC revokes transfer order of Hassan Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri, questions Karnataka government

Striking down the transfer order of Hassan Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri passed by Siddaramaiah led Congress government, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat maintained that state administration should not transfer officers involved in the revision of electoral rolls before the completion of the assignment...

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Kolkata police takes new initiative to stop phone usage while driving

Driving with phone in ear or crossing road while having a call can lead to grave accident, we all know. But unfortunately very often a single phone call brings a dangerous accident taking fresh lives. In regard of that, Kolkata Traffic Police has started a new intiative through social media asking for photos or information of diver taking phone call during a drive...

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Delhi markets shutdown today & tomorrow over sealing drive; AAP raises issue in Rajya Sabha

Markets at Delhi will remain closed for two days reportedly as traders’ associations have called for a bandh against the sealing drive, carried out by the Delhi Municipal Corporation. The Delhi traders’ body will continue their protest though the Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri has stated that the Delhi Master Plan would be amended to take care of their concerns...

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Special scheme to improve air quality in Delhi

In a bid to tackle the air pollution in National Capital, Environment Minister has said that a special scheme will be implemented with the support of Delhi government and other adjoining states to ensure the safety of the people...

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Bombay HC urges traffic dept to enable mobility of people in market places

In order to curb traffic congestion in markets areas, the Bombay High Court has directed the city Traffic Department to list down steps and measures to be taken to avoid traffic. The judges have also decided to pitch in the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to come into effect and provide suggestions over this matter...

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BMC Budget 2018 announced: Rs 8472 Crores reserved for ‘Urban Poor’

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hailed the Union Budget for allocating Rs. 40,000 Cr for Mumbai Railway while Mumbai Budget 2018 has stored the big part for education allocating Rs.2569.35 Cr. BMC Budget 2018 has also reserved Rs 8472 Crores for ‘Urban Poor’...

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Kerala Budget 2018 covers health, women development and social security for transgenders

After Budget 2018 was announced on Thursday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, today Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Issac announced Kerala Budget 2018 esecially catering to ‘social security’ of women, transgenders and families affected due to Ockhi...

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Use technology to curb corruption in construction sector: KT Rama Rao

Expressing concern over the rampant corruption in real estate and construction industry, Telangana Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said that people are facing serious issues due to Red tapism and other malpractices in this sector He was speaking at the 66th National Town and Country Planners Congress organized by Institute of Town Planners. The Minister further went on saying that should ecosystem need to be developed in order to curb the ill practices...

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Trio of power, drinking water and roads will build developed Jharkhand: CM Raghubar Das

Recently cut down of Jharkhand Budget session disappointed the development path of the state somewhere. But this doesn’t stop the flow as CM Raghubar Das is still in the mode to develop the areas of the state. CM Raghubar Das said that it is necessary to maintain synergy between power, drinking water, roads etc. in urban areas...

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Telugu Desam Party unhappy with Union Budget; Chandrababu to meet key members

Expressing disappointment over the union budget presented by Narendra Modi led government, senior TDP leader and Minister of State YS Chowdary said that the General Budget 2018-19 has failed to address the long pending issue faced by Andhra Pradesh...

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Surajkund Intl Handicraft Mela flagged off displaying rhythmic beats and cultural heritage

Gear yourself for yet another enthralling and unique mela of the year. The 32nd Surajkund International Handicraft mela has prepared to fascinate its audience with the beats of grooving folk dancers from across the country. The Mela is an annual confluence of Indian and SAARC Nations where the artists come together and present their art and handicrafts before the viewers...

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Kamal Haasan to address Harvard’s prestigious India Conference

The state is set for the first overseas address of Veteran actor Kamal Haasan after his thundering political foray. On February 10, the Ulaganayagan will deliver the keynote at prestigious at Harvard University...

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CM Parrikar gifts Goans 30 affordable coconuts a month

Rising prices of coconuts in Goa was the matter of concern, in order to control the prices and provide coconuts to the consumers at affordable prices, CM Manohar Parrikar on Thursday announced a scheme called 'government intervention to control price rise' for coconuts, along with the Goa State Horticulture Corporation Ltd (GSHCL)...

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