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Chhattisgarh Election Results 2018: Congress claims majority by winning 68 seats; puts an end to Raman Singh era

17 hrs ago
Post the result declaration, Chief Minister Raman Singh of BJP resigned from his post after serving the state for 15 years. He took the responsibility for BJP’s poor performance in Chhattisgarh and refused to pass the blame on the BJP’s national leadership over the setback after 15 years of the party’s rule in the state.

Rajasthan Election Results 2018: Congress wins 99 seats; emerges single largest party in Rajasthan

18 hrs ago
Following the declaration of results, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje of the BJP tendered her resignation to the Governor Kalyan Singh, though she won from her constituency Jhalrapatan and defeated her Congress rival Manvendra Singh.

Madhya Pradesh Elections 2018: Congress wins 114 seats, falls short of majority

20 hrs ago
The neck-to neck battle between the Congress and the BJP in the Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly elections, which continued late into the night, ended with the Congress emerging as the single largest party with 114 seats, while the BJP fell to the second place with 109 seats.

Telangana Assembly Elections 2018: TRS wins sweeping majority for second straight term

20 hrs ago
The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi has secured a simple majority in the 119-member state assembly of Telangana by winning 87 seats on December 11, 2018. While the Congress came second with 19 seats, the TDP managed to win 2 seats, the BJP won one and the others won 9.

Mizoram Assembly Elections 2018: MNF wins clear majority

1 day 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.

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

2 days 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

Dec 8, 2018
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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