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Assam government’s cashless health scheme launched

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Assam government’s new cashless health scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan' has been launched by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The scheme will provide health cover to 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh.

Kerala issues protocol to confirm brain death cases

Apr 9, 2018
The state government of Kerala has issued guidelines to be followed to confirm brain death cases. The guidelines were drawn on the basis of a directive of the Kerala High Court to put an end to the concerns and doubts of the public related to the procedures of organ donations of deceased and transplantation.

Goa government to launch app-based taxi service

Apr 9, 2018
The state government of Goa has decided to launch its own app-based taxi service to some key tourist destinations with a hope to solve the state’s problematic tourist taxi issue that has been plaguing its tourism sector for years.

West Bengal introduces 'Rupashree scheme’ for marriage of poor girls

Apr 2, 2018
The state government of West Bengal has introduced a new scheme called ‘Rupashree’ in order to provide marriage assistance to girls coming from economically weaker families with a budgetary allocation of Rs 1500 crore.

Tripura to set up crime branch of state police

Mar 31, 2018
The Tripura government has decided to set up a well-equipped crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities in the state such as drug and narcotics peddling. The main aim behind the move is to restore normalcy in the society.

Assam launches toll-free helpline for women

Mar 30, 2018
The state government of Assam has launched a women's toll-free helpline called 181-Sakhi to tackle the recent surge in crime in the state. The service is presently being launched for one shift and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.

World’s longest sandstone cave 'Krem Puri' discovered in Meghalaya

Mar 26, 2018
With a length of 24,583 metres, Krem Puri cave was discovered back in the year 2016 but its actual length was obtained during the expedition by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) in 2018.

Karnataka Government approves ‘religious minority’ status for Lingayats

Mar 20, 2018
The Karnataka state government has decided to recognise the Lingayat community as a religious minority, leaving the final decision with the centre. The Lingayats are worshippers of Shiva and have distanced themselves from traditional Hinduism, especially from the Vedic version and the caste system.

Assam government proposes insurance scheme for journalists

Mar 14, 2018
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.

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