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Assam government proposes insurance scheme for journalists

2 days ago
The state government of Assam has proposed an insurance scheme for journalists and their families in its latest budget. The scheme would ensure security and protection of the journalists and their families.

NPP's Conrad Sangma sworn-in as Chief Minister of Meghalaya

Mar 6, 2018
Earlier, Conrad Sangma was invited by the Governor Ganga Prasad to form the government after he staked claim to form the next state government.

Assembly Election Results 2018: NDA sweeps Nagaland and Tripura, split verdict in Meghalaya

Mar 5, 2018
While the BJP-led NDA swept through Nagaland and Tripura, retaining the former and ending the 25-year-old rule of the left in the latter, elections in Meghalaya resulted in a hung assembly with the BJP likely to take power despite its low numbers.

Kerala to soon deploy robots to clean up manholes

Feb 19, 2018
The Kerala government will soon be utilising the services of robots to clean the sewer holes in the state. Named 'Bandicoot', the robots are equipped with Wi-Fi, blue tooth and control panels and have four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the waste from sewers.

Parbati Ghose, first female filmmaker of Odisha passes away

Feb 13, 2018
Parbati Ghose, the first female filmmaker of Odisha passed away recently following a prolonged illness in Bhubaneswar at the age of 85. Ghose was declared dead when she was rushed to the hospital around midnight after complaining of uneasiness.

Assam Government, NBCC sign MoU for construction of Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati

Feb 3, 2018
The construction of this 65-storey twin towers has been receiving mixed reactions as people fear that Assam falls in Zone 5, a high-risk earthquake category. The tallest existing structure in Guwahati has G+15 floors though the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in 2013 granted environmental clearance to a 20-storey apartment complex.

New tunnel at Sela Pass to boost Defence Preparedness in border areas

Feb 2, 2018
The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced while presenting the Union Budget 2018 that the government would be building a tunnel through the Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.

7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in Karnataka

Jan 15, 2018
The seventh edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme, has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme was launched in 2017 to promote engagement among the people of different states to enhance mutual understanding and bonding.

Arunachal Pradesh becomes second ODF state in Northeast

Jan 2, 2018
The state of Arunachal Pradesh has become the second state in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared Open Defecation Free. The feat was deemed completed after three remaining districts in the state - Upper Subansiri, Siang and Changlang - were declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 31 December 2017.

Assam CM launches skill development training centres

Dec 31, 2017
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has launched skill development training centres across the state in a programme organised by the Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship in Guwahati.

Vijay Rupani, Nitin Patel get second term as CM and Deputy CM of Gujarat

Dec 23, 2017
The current Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani was confirmed to remain at the post for a second term in a row. Rupani was also elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in the state. By continuing with the existing leadership and not making any big experimental changes, the BJP is gearing itself for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP wins clear majority in Gujarat for sixth straight term

Dec 19, 2017
After an initial few hours of nail-biting suspense, the verdict for Gujarat is clear- the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has secured its sixth-straight term in the state. Though the victory was predicted, what was not expected was the huge turnaround for Congress.

Counting of votes for assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh begins

Dec 18, 2017
The counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections has begun. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is the ruling party in Gujarat, is seeking a sixth straight term, the Indian National Congress (INC) under its new leadership is aiming to stage a comeback after serving as the opposition for nearly two decades.

Government approves Rs 1 Lakh crore worth projects for Tamil Nadu

Nov 24, 2017
The projects will cover Highways, Shipping and Port. They are also aimed at finding a permanent solution to the irrigation and drinking water requirements of the state.

Centre suggests Odisha Government to enhance rural road construction target to 10000 km

Nov 24, 2017
The Union government on 23 October 2017 suggested to the state government of Odisha to enhance its rural road construction target under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during the current fiscal year.

Chennai included in UNESCO's Creative Cities Network for contribution in Music

Nov 9, 2017
UNESCO Creative Cities Network List highlights its members’ creativity within seven fields: Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Presently, the list includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries.

Goa to host Nobel Prize Event in February 2018

Nov 5, 2017
The state government of Goa has signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Nobel Media, Sweden to host the Nobel Prize Series - India event during 1-28 February 2018.

Karnataka to create ecosystem for using nanotechnology across verticals

Nov 3, 2017
The state government of Karnataka would be creating an ecosystem to bring all stakeholders to use nanotechnology across verticals including energy, medicine, engineering, transport and communication.

Odisha imposes 7-month ban on fishing to protect endangered Sea turtles

Nov 2, 2017
The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Carbon-free tourism initiative to be launched in Assam's Majuli district

Oct 31, 2017
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation(ATDC) announced to launch the Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) on 2 November 2017 to encourage carbon-free tourism experience in the country's largest river island, Majuli.

Madras HC bans photographs of living persons on sign-boards and banners

Oct 25, 2017
The Madras High Court has banned the use of photographs or pictures of living persons on banners, flex boards and signboards across the state of Tamil Nadu. Justice S Vaidyanathan passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by B Thirulochana Kumari, a resident of Rani Anna Nagar.

Meghalaya Election department to feature in Limca Book of Records

Oct 24, 2017
The Election department of Meghalaya state has won an entry in the Limca Book of Records for forming a human logo with newly-enrolled young voters of Meghalaya on 1 July 2017. The logo formation was a part of a special drive - Mission Unite (U and I towards Enrolment) - that was launched to enroll young and left out voters with a special focus on first-time electors.

Assam Government launches new Tourism policy

Oct 20, 2017
The state government of Assam has launched a new Tourism policy- 'Tourism Policy of Assam 2017' with the aim of increasing tourist inflow in the state two to three folds within the next five years.

Assam to host Global Investors Summit in February, 2018

Oct 19, 2017
Assam would be hosting the first-ever Global Investors Summit in Guwahati from 3- 4 February 2018. It would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken during the state’s cabinet meeting, which was held recently.

Gujarat signs MoUs worth 10,400 Cr with 3 companies under Make in Gujarat

Oct 18, 2017
The state government of Gujarat has signed 3 MoUs worth Rs 10,400 Cr with three companies that have the potential of creating 21,300 job opportunities in the state. The MoU’s were signed under the Make in Gujarat initiative in the presence of the state’s Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani.

Chennai Metro Rail introduces free bicycle ride scheme

Oct 12, 2017
The Chennai Metro Rail, CMRL has introduced a free bicycle ride scheme for its customers. The metro corporation has tied up with a private agency to provide 100-hours of bicycle ride free of cost every month.

Tamil Nadu Cabinet approves implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

Oct 12, 2017
The Tamil Nadu Cabinet has approved the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to benefit the state government employees and teachers. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting after receiving a report from a high-level committee led by State Finance Department Principal Secretary K Shanmugam.

Gujarat Government to set up 16 new townships to encourage SMEs growth

Oct 11, 2017
Gujarat Government would be setting up 16 new Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) townships in 2400 hectare area to encourage the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Assam CM to inaugurate Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Silchar

Oct 11, 2017
The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal would be inaugurating the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in the state’s Silchar district. PMUY is a welfare program of the Union government, launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

New underground water treatment plant inaugurated in Tripura

Sep 25, 2017
A new underground water treatment plant was inaugurated at Sadhutilla, in southern part of Agartala, Tripura with the support of the state Urban Development department. The plant has been designed to treat surface water and deep tube wells and it will start by treating underground water collected through six deep tube wells of the Sadhutilla locality.

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