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Justice VK Tahilramani sworn-in as Chief Justice of Madras High Court

3 days ago
Justice Tahilramani will be taking over from Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh, who was tasked to serve the High Court after the elevation of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee as the Supreme Court judge.

Sabarimala temple case: Ban on women unconstitutional, says Kerala Government

Aug 2, 2018
The Kerala government has told the Supreme Court that the custom of barring the entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala is not permissible under the Constitution.

Assam-NRC Draft can’t be basis of any action by any authority: SC

Aug 1, 2018
The Court passed the order following the increasing concerns about the exclusion of approximately forty lakh persons from the final draft list of NRC that was published on July 30, 2018.

Fact Box: Assam’s National Register of Citizens' final draft

Jul 30, 2018
The Assam government has released the second and final draft of the state’s National Register of Citizens (NRC). The list incorporates names of 2.89 crore people out of 3.29 crore applicants. However, the names of 40.07 lakh people have been left out.

West Bengal assembly passes resolution to change state’s name to ‘Bangla’

Jul 26, 2018
The state assembly of West Bengal unanimously passed a resolution on July 26, 2018 to change the state’s name to ‘Bangla’ in all three languages – Bengali, Hindi and English. The move comes almost two years after the West Bengal assembly first passed a resolution to change the name of the State.

Kerala to launch country's first state-run all-woman hotel

Jul 26, 2018
The work on India's first public sector hotel run entirely by women for women has begun. The all-woman hotel is the first such initiative from a government institution in the country. The staff at the hotel will also be all women, starting right from the bottom rung to the managerial position.

Madras HC allows petitioners to file IT Returns without quoting Aadhaar

Jul 25, 2018
The Madras High Court on July 25, approved the plea of nine petitioners to file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) manually without quoting Aadhaar or Aadhaar enrolment number for the assessment year 2018-19.

Odisha Government launches 'Green Mahanadi Mission'

Jul 25, 2018
The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik launched the 'Green Mahanadi Mission' on July 24. Under the mission, 2 crore saplings will be planted along the Mahanadi river and its tributaries.

“When a man can enter, a woman can also go”: SC on Sabarimala ban

Jul 19, 2018
The Supreme Court has observed that banning the entry of women in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple by the temple authorities is unconstitutional and questioned the authorities regarding the same. The bench stated that when a man can enter, a woman can also go.

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Assam's Anti-Witch Hunting Bill

Jul 18, 2018
It prohibits any person from identifying, calling or defaming any other person as witch by words, conducts, signs or indications. It imposes maximum imprisonment up to seven years and maximum fine up to Rs 500000 for branding someone as witch.

Kerala: Over 40,000 school classrooms turn hi-tech

Jul 17, 2018
The schools in Kerala are fast becoming digital with hi-tech classrooms equipped with advanced gadgets, including laptops and multi-media projectors, coming up in over 40,000 classrooms in the state.

Gujarat Government grants Religious Minority Status to Jews

Jul 11, 2018
Jews living in Gujarat had earlier in August 2017 represented before the state government that their population is very thin, in comparison to Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains. Hence, they deserved to be declared as Religious Minority Community.

Gujarat government launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018

Jun 21, 2018
The state government of Gujarat has announced its wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018 to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location. The policy aims to make optimum utilisation of land and grid lines.

President Ram Nath Kovind approves Governor's rule in J&K after BJP-PDP split

Jun 20, 2018
The move came hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), citing the “critical security situation” in the Valley.

KVIC creates world record by distributing 2330 bee-boxes in one day

Jun 13, 2018
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has created a world record of distributing maximum number of bee-boxes in one day under ‘Honey Mission’. Overall, 2330 bee-boxes were distributed among 233 beneficiaries in the Zangalee Army area.

Assam to launch awareness programme against superstition

Jun 12, 2018
The state government of Assam plans to introduce an awareness programme called 'Sanskar' in all its development blocks and panchayats.

Union Government to constitute two border battalions

Jun 9, 2018
The Government would constitute nine new battalions, among which two would be for the border areas. Five bulletproof ambulances will also be provided to border areas to carry the injured to hospital during cross-border firing.

Gaj Yatra launched in Garo Hills of Meghalaya

May 30, 2018
The four-day Gaj Yatra will move the elephant mascot to Williamnagar via Siju and Rongara and will culminate at Baghmara in South Garo Hills district on June 1, 2018.

Explained: Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant

May 29, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government has ordered for the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Tuticorin, which was the centre of violent protests last week that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

Congress-JD(S) coalition wins floor test in Karnataka assembly

May 25, 2018
The Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)-Congress coalition headed by H D Kumaraswamy won the floor test in the Karnataka assembly on May 25, ending the 10-day political drama. The BJP MLAs led by former CM Yeddyurappa staged a walkout over the farm loan waiver issue just before the trust vote.

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