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Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress racing ahead of BJP with over 100 seats

5 hrs ago
Rajasthan had gone for polling in a single phase election on December 7, 2018 for 199 out of total 200 seats. The election in Alwar’s Ramgarh seat was postponed due to the death of BSP candidate Laxman Singh and the polling will take place later.

Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Congress surges ahead of BJP with 63 seats in pocket

5 hrs ago
Early trends showing the Congress leading with 64 seats, followed by BJP with 19 seats and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and others with 6 seats. Chief minister Raman Singh, who is seeking a fourth term in the state, was leading in his Rajnandgaon constituency.

Mizoram Assembly Elections 2018: MNF wins clear majority

7 hrs ago
The Mizo National Front, a former ally of the BJP has won majority in the Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2018. In a crystal clear mandate, the party won 26 seats, followed by Congress in the second position with 5 seats.

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: TRS looking to sweep with 87 seats

11 hrs ago
K Chandrashekar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi is currently surging ahead massively in Telagangana Assembly Elections results 2018 with a lead in 87 seats. The KCR-led party has crossed the halfway mark, while the Congress-led Prajakutami is trailing well behind at the second position with 24 seats.

Madhya Pradesh Assembly Elections 2018: Neck to neck battle between Congress and BJP

12 hrs ago
The Congress is currently leading in Madhya Pradesh with 111 seats, which is a slim lead over the Bharatiya Janta Party, which is leading in 109 seats. While the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading in 5 seats, others are leading in 11 seats.

Tamil Nadu launches toll-free helpline ‘181’ for domestic violence victims

1 day ago
The Tamil Nadu government has launched a 24-hour toll-free helpline for women facing domestic violence and sexual harassment. The initiative was launched by the state’s Chief Minister K Palaniswami. The helpline initiative has been developed at a cost of Rs 62.70 lakh.

Ministry of Shipping approves Rs 156 crore Freight Village in Varanasi

3 days ago
A pre-feasibility study by the World Bank discovered Varanasi as a suitable site for the freight village. The city is located strategically and is a focal point in the logistics chain of Eastern Transport Corridor of India where the National Waterways-1, Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), National Highway-7 and National Highway-2 pass through.

Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana: Delhi Government launches Free Pilgrimage Scheme for senior citizens

Dec 6, 2018
Any resident of Delhi above 60 years of age will be eligible for the scheme. The applicant can also take along an attendant above the age of 20 years, if the he or his spouse is above 70 years. The expenditure of the attendant will also be borne by the Delhi government.

Railways Ministry, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sign MoU to foster tourism in Delhi NCR

Dec 5, 2018
This collaboration will help in promoting railway heritage and also enable children to learn about national heroes, thereby making the student’s excursion more inclusive, holistic and interesting.

Government, ADB sign USD 85 million loan agreement to support skill development in Odisha

Dec 4, 2018
The Union Government has signed an $85 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank to improve the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establish an advanced skill training center, the World Skill Center, in the state’s capital city Bhubaneswar.

Nagaland becomes first north-eastern state to launch single emergency number ‘112’

Dec 3, 2018
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the single emergency number ‘112’ under the Emergency Response Support System for the state of Nagaland. With the launch of the emergency response support system, the residents of the state would not require to remember multiple helpline numbers.

Jharkhand to provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers, says CM

Nov 30, 2018
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has announced that the government will provide free mobile phones to 28 lakh farmers and a separate electric feeder for them for agriculture purpose by 2019/2021. The move will help the farmers know about the market rates and other information relating to agriculture.

Emergency Response Support System: Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch Single Emergency Number '112'

Nov 30, 2018
To ensure safety of women, a 'SHOUT' feature has been introduced in '112 India' mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers in the vicinity apart from assistance from ERC. The SHOUT feature is exclusively available for women.

Maharashtra legislative assembly passes Maratha Reservation Bill

Nov 29, 2018
The state legislative assembly of Maharashtra has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, approving 16 per cent reservation for the Maratha community in education and job sectors. The bill will now be sent to the state’s upper house, the legislative council.

Shut down of Sterlite Copper plant: NGT Committee rules that closure is against natural justice

Nov 28, 2018
The Tamil Nadu government on May 28, 2018 ordered the permanent closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper factory in Thoothukudi or Tuticorin, following major protests against the operation of the plant that led to the killing of 13 people and left around 100 wounded.

India, ADB sign USD 200 million loan agreement to improve highways in Bihar

Nov 27, 2018
The project involves upgrading State Highways to standard two-lane width with road safety features and paved shoulders including reconstructing, widening, and strengthening culverts and bridges.

World-class township for autistic children, adults to be built in Kolkata

Nov 26, 2018
A world-class autism township is being planned to be built near Kolkata, where children and adults suffering from the developmental disorder would receive training, treatment and boarding facilities.

J&K Governor dissolves state assembly, President’s rule to be imposed

Nov 22, 2018
The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik has dissolved the State Assembly after rival alliances staked claim to form the government. The Governor cited four main reasons for dissolving the Assembly and these include horse-trading and possible exchange of money and the impossibility of forming a stable government by parties with opposing political ideologies.

Gujarat launches intensive project to conserve Gir lions

Nov 21, 2018
Gujarat government on November 20, 2018 launched a Rs 351-crore project for the conservation of the Gir lions. The project is launched in the backdrop of the Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) outbreak that claimed 23 Asiatic lions lives.

WB passes bill to give land rights to enclave dwellers

Nov 21, 2018
To end an era of undecided future for the people residing West Bengal (WB) enclaves, the WB Assembly unanimously passed a bill to provide land rights to enclave dwellers in north Bengal.

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