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

1 day ago
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.

Chhattisgarh government approves merger of shikshakarmi with state school education department

2 days ago
The Chhattisgarh Government has approved the merger of `shikshakarmi' with the state school education department with effect from July 1. The decision is expected to benefit around 1.50 lakh shikshakarmi who are currently working under Panchayats and urban local bodies.

PM Modi inaugurates Integrated Command and Control Centre of Naya Raipur Smart City

3 days ago
Under the ambitious Smart City Mission, the nine other Integrated Command & Control Centres that had already become operational are in the cities of Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Pune, Nagpur, Rajkot, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal and Kakinada.

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.

India’s first national police museum to come up in Delhi

Jun 12, 2018
The Union Government has decided to establish India’s first national police museum in Lutyens' Delhi. This is the first time that the country will have a national-level permanent exhibition on policing subjects.

NGT directs hill states to file report on forest fires

Jun 11, 2018
The National Green Tribunal has directed the hill states to file a report on the steps taken by them to control recurring forest fires. The tribunal was hearing a plea by NGO Friends that had alleged that a ‘nexus of timber mafia, villagers and officials’ was suspected to be behind the fire incidents.

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.

Punjab government launches ‘Business First Portal’

Jun 8, 2018
The Punjab Government has launched a ‘Business First Portal’ to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in the state. The portal was unveiled by the state’s Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora in Chandigarh.

Haryana Cabinet approves comprehensive affordable housing policy

May 31, 2018
The state cabinet of Haryana has approved a comprehensive affordable housing policy -'Housing for all-2018' for core areas of municipalities in the state. According to the policy for core areas, projects would be allowed in core areas of municipal towns with an area of minimum one acre and maximum five acres.

Andhra Pradesh gets separate state symbols post split

May 31, 2018
The state of Andhra Pradesh has notified its separate state symbols post-split and creation of Telangana in 2014. The move comes four years after unified Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated into two states- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in June, 2014.

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.

India, World Bank sign USD 21.7 million loan agreement for Rajasthan Project

May 29, 2018
The project will be implemented at a total cost of around USD 31 million, of which USD 21.7 million will be financed by the World Bank, and the remaining amount will be funded-out of the State Budget.

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.

Mumbai to install UAV surveillance, panic buttons to ensure women's safety

May 26, 2018
The Mumbai police are planning to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and install `panic buttons' in order to enhance the safety of women in the city. Upon pressing the panic button, an alert will be sent to the nearest police station, which can immediately rush its personnel to the spot.

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.

HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister

May 23, 2018
H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 23. The JDS leader was invited by Vajubhai Vala to form government in Karnataka after B S Yeddyurappa stepped down from the post, citing the reason to be lack of required numbers to form a majority government.

National Convention on Rejuvenation of Krishna River held

May 23, 2018
The convention was organised as part of the Telangana government’s initiative to rejuvenate the Krishna River by involving government organisations from Krishna river basin states.

Madhya Pradesh launches 'My MP Rojgar Portal'

May 22, 2018
The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched 'My MP Rojgar Portal' to provide jobs to youths as per their educational qualification, skills and interest and ensure availability of able candidates to employers as per the need of their business.

Home Minister commissions anti-Naxal 'Bastariya' battalion

May 21, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned the 'Bastariya' battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force into service in Chhattisgarh. The anti-Naxal battalion has been created for the first-time with more than 534 tribal youth from Chhattisgarh.

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