Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Government of India signed a MOU with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana...

Diamond Block in Panna Auctioned

India's first diamond mineral block in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district have been auctioned. It has a precious stone deposit worth nearly Rs 106 crore. Bansal Construction...

Jharkhand First to Start Kerosene DBT

Jharkhand has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene in four identified districts namely, Chatra, Hazaribagh,...

AP and Gujarat Declared All MCs ODF

Andhra Pradesh became the second state after Gujarat to declare all its municipalities Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the 'Swachh Bharat' initiative and earned...

Bihar Enforces New Law on Liquor Ban

Bihar enforces new stringent Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act from Gandhi Jayanti. As per the new prohibition law, all adult members of a family would...

Mizoram Launches Economic Dev Policy

In order to boost the state's economy and develop rural infrastructure the Mizoram government has launched a New Economic Development Policy (NEDP). The new policy...

Porbandar District Declared ODF

Union Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar declared the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar district – Open Defecation...

Arunachal – Andhra MoU on Palm Oil

Arunachal Pradesh has inked a MoU with Andhra Pradesh for development of Oil Palm in the state. The MoU was signed to cover an area...

Tax Incentives to Andhra Pradesh Districts

Under the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014 the Government of India is extending special assistance to four districts of Rayalseema and three districts of...

PM Ujjwala Yojana Launched in J&K

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in Srinagar for the state of Jammu & Kashmir by Chief Minister of J&K, Ms Mehbooba Mufti...

Tripura Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Tripura Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). State Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the...

Ludhiana Mega Food Park

The Union Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the Foundation Stone of the Ludhiana Mega Food Park being promoted by Punjab Agro. Ludhiana...

Haryana Kerosene Free on April 1

Haryana will become kerosene-free from April 1 next year, while eight of the State's 21 districts will get the status on November 1, 2016. With...

U’khand Signs MoUs on Tourism

The Uttarakhand government has signed MoUs worth Rs 507 crore to boost tourism. MoUs were signed with nine companies during the 'Atulya Bharat' investors' meet...

Project Management Unit Established

Haryana Government has set up the State Project Management Unit (SPMU) for activities required to be completed for full-scale roll-out of Public Financial Management...

Gujarat Suspends 10% Reservation

Gujarat government has suspended the implementation of the 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for the economically weaker sections among...

Gujarat Signs MoU With AirBnb

Gujarat government has signed MoU with hospitality company AIRBNB. Airbnb would assist homestays across the Gujarat state and provide information on the tourism resources and...

Karnataka Passes Resolution on Cauvery Water

A special session of the Karnataka Legislative Council unanimously passed a resolution against releasing more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu. The resolution is unanimously...

Maharashtra Partners With Oracle

Oracle and the Government of Maharashtra signed a MoU intended to accelerate the state’s digital transformation initiatives. Leveraging Oracle Cloud solutions, Oracle and the Government...

‘Thaaliku Thangam’ Scheme of TN

Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women. The scheme...

Chennai Metro Project Inaugurated

The Union Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Stage 1A of Chennai Metro Phase-1, from Little Mount to Airport in Chennai. The...

Jharkhand Signs 8 MoUs

Jharkhand government has signed eight MoUs with different companies in a business meet at Mumbai. The state has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

MP Creates 100cr Venture Fund

Madhya Pradesh government has created a Rs 100 crore venture fund for budding entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for setting up industries. Madhya Pradesh government will...

Solar Power Plant Commissioned in TN

Adani Green Energy has dedicated the world's largest solar power plant at a single location of 648MW set up in Kamuthi, Ramanathupuram district in...

Jharkhand Signs 40 MoUs with Corporates

Jharkhand government has signed 40 MoUs worth Rs 5,000 crore in textile, health, IT and skill development. These investments are expected to create 20,000 jobs...

Soorya Festival in Kerala

40th edition of Soorya Festival has started in Thiruvananthpuram (Kerala). Over 2000 artistes, including eminent singers and dancers from all parts of the country and...

Haryana Starts Underground Line for Irrigation

Underground water pipeline has been laid down to irrigate 73,516 hectares of area in Haryana between November 2014 and March 2016 at the cost...

New Bharat Electronics Night Vision Factory

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, M. Venkaiah Naidu laid foundation stone for the Bharat Electronics Limited Advanced Night Vision Products Factory at Nimmaluru,...

Haryana Gets 22nd District

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accorded the district status to Dadri, which is the biggest sub-division in Bhiwani district of the state. With this,...

Telangana and Goa Sign MoU IT Sector

Telangana government has signed an MoU with the Goa government to help the Goa State in IT development. T-Hub (Telangana Hub) is India's largest incubator...

World Bank Grant for Pune Metro Project

World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment (AII) Bank have sanctioned an amount of Rs 6,325.50 crore for the construction of Pune Metro Rail project. A...

Tourism Ministry Approves 500cr Projects in J&K

The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) chaired by Union Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi for the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ has approved projects to the...

Maharashtra Demerge Ratnagiri Gas Ltd

Maharashtra Government decided to demerge Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt Ltd (RGPPL) into two independent companies - electricity generation centre and Regassified Liquefied Natural...

Haryana Increases Freedom Fighter’s Pension

The Haryana government increased the monthly pensions given to freedom fighters and their dependents. Monthly pensions of former political prisoners of Andaman/their spouses will increase...

Rajasthan Disinvests in GLPL PSU

Rajasthan government has decided to disinvest two units of Giral Lignite Power Limited (GLPL) in view of losses in per unit power production. The cabinet...

Haryana Starts ‘Self Certification Scheme’

Haryana Government has formulated 'Self Certification Scheme' for the factories, shops and commercial establishments in the State to liberalize the enforcement of labour laws. Objective...

New NREGA Payment Norms in Arunachal

As an interim arrangement, the Union Rural Development Ministry has relaxed norms for Arunachal Pradesh in regard to payment of wages and non-wages under...

Nawazuddin is UP Govt Brand Ambassador

Uttar Pradesh government appointed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojna. The scheme is aimed at providing insurance coverage...

‘Startup Chhattisgarh’ Launched

Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has launched the 'Start-up Chhattisgarh' initiative to foster entrepreneurship and promote innovation. The function to launch this project was held...

Punjab Abolishes Stamp Duty

Punjab government has decided to abolish the stamp duty of two per cent levied on immovable property while awarding the power of attorney. The stamp...

Haryana Registration of Birth Death Rules Notified

The state government notified the Haryana Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Rules, 2016. Under this a parent or guardian of a child whose birth...

Arunachal’s First Jan Aushadhi Store Inaugurated

The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s first Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Store at Naharlagun, Itanagar. MoU was also...

Free Bus Travel for Girl Students in Haryana

Haryana government announced free bus rides for girl school students in the state. It has also issued a stern order to drivers and conductors, who...

New Rules for Scientific Mining in Himachal

In order to curb illegal mining the state government has notified Himachal Pradesh Minor Minerals (Concession) and Minerals (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and...

Patanjali Mega Food and Herbal Park

The foundation stone of Patanjali Mega Food and Herbal Park was laid in Mihan (Nagpur) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Spread over 230 acres,...

Gorkhas Demand Indigenous Status

The Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) has demanded that Gorkhas be recognised as an indigenous community of Assam in the National Register of...

Somnath Trust Invests Gold in Govt Scheme

The Somnath Trust has decided to deposit about 6 kg gold under the government's monetisation scheme. The Board of Trustees met at the official residence...

UP Creates Separate IT Cadre of Officers

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute an Information Technology(IT) cadre of its own. IT cadre officers will also have to ensure improvement in internal...

Vidya Balan is Brand Ambassador of Scheme

Vidya Balan was named the brand ambassador for 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' of the Uttar Pradesh government. All eligible poor women in the state would be...

Resolution Against Removal of Speaker

The Meghalaya Assembly admitted a resolution seeking the removal of Speaker Abu Taher Mondal. The resolution was moved by Opposition Chief Whip James Sangma, accusing...

Scooty for College Girls Scheme

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched the "Scooty for College Girls Scheme". College going girl students will be given a 50 per cent...

Meghalaya 17th to Ratify GST Bill

Meghalaya became the 17th and the second Congress-ruled state after Himachal Pradesh to ratify the GST Bill. Law minister Roshan Warjri moved the government resolution...

Goa Reconstitutes Panel on Eco-Zones

The Goa government has reconstituted a committee to study development proposals related to construction, sub-divisions, and conversion of land use in forest, be it...

UP Becomes First State to Start ‘Twitter Seva’

Uttar Pradesh became the first state in the country to launch the "Twitter Seva" project, when in one go 122 Twitter handles were unveiled. The...

Financial Package for Andhra Pradesh

The Central Government is committed to help and assist the newly created State of Andhra Pradesh. The commitments of the Centre emanate from four...

Andhra and Arunachal Pradesh Ratifies GST Bill

Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Arunachal Pradesh legislative assembles have ratified the GST Bill. Meanwhile President of India has also gave nod to the Constitutional Amendment...

Film festival on Saint Teresa Begins

To give tribute to Mother Teresa's sainthood, a four-day film festival depicting her life and work got underway at the U Soso Tham auditorium...

Andhra Cabinet Approves GST Bill

The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved the Goods and Services Tax Bill and plans to take it up at the forthcoming assembly session for its...

W Bengal Records Highest Dengue Deaths

West Bengal has reported the highest number of dengue deaths in the country so far. West Bengal is followed by Odisha and Kerala, both recording...

Bihar Approves Start-Up Policy

Bihar government has given approval to the Start Up policy 2016 at a meeting of the cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Cabinet...

Narmada Clean-up Drive Launched

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan launched a Narmada clean-up drive. The drive will run for 118 days. Saplings will be planted on the...

Rs.205cr NABARD Loan for Haryana

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 204.67 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for rural...

Tamilnadu Resolution Against Siruvani Dam

Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution against Kerala’s Attappady Valley irrigation project on the Siruvani River. The proposal to build the gravity dam...

Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana Launched

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana. The scheme is expected to reduce gender differentials in under-five child mortality rate, undertake audit...

Vizhinjam International Seaport Gets NGT Nod

The National green Tribunal gave its go-ahead to the construction of Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL), being developed by Kerala government in collaboration with...

Rajasthan Odisha Ratifies GST Bill

The Rajasthan and Odisha respective assemblies ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitution (122nd) Amendment Bill 2016. The Goods and Services Tax (GST), the...

Teesta Power Project Unit 4 Commissioned

BHEL has commissioned the fourth and last unit of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal. BHEL was...

Gujarat to Build 11 Small Airports

The Gujarat government has inked a tripartite MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to develop 11...

Puducherry Ratifies GST Bill

The Puducherry Assembly ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill. The House adopted a resolution tabled by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy for...

Goa 15th State to Pass GST Bill

The Goa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution ratifying the amendments to the Constitution to pave the way for the Presidential assent to the Goods...

UP Introduces Bill for Salary Hike of MLAs

Uttar Pradesh government tabled a Bill in the Assembly for a steep hike in salaries and pension of sitting legislators as well as former...

Haryana Assembly Passes 5 Bills

The Haryana Assembly on its last day of session passed five Bills. It gave nod to the following bills: 1. Haryana Legislative Assembly (Salary, Allowances...

Home-based Healthcare Launched in Northeast

North East India's first home-based healthcare service, HOMELTH was launched to reach healthcare services to the homes of those in need of medical need. As...

Haryana Assembly Passes Two Bills

Haryana Assembly passed two bills paving the way for establishing Shri Krisna Ayush University at Kurukshetra and Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University at Dhadkta in...

Four States Passes GST Bill

Maharshtra, Mizoram, Sikkim and Telangana ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The Constitution Amendment Bill passed by parliament needs to...

Gujarat First to Distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs

Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA)scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED...

Haryana Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

The Haryana Assembly unanimously ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The bill was introduced by state Finance Minister Capt...

Maharashtra Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament. The bill  was passed unanimously by the Lower...

West Bengal State Changing its Name

The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution to change the name of the state from West Bengal to 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English...

Kerala Open Defecation Free By Nov 1

Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on November 1. A decision to this effect was taken at the state...

Odisha Launches Mahaprayan Scheme

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched a new scheme, 'Mahaprayan' under which dead bodies will be carried from hospitals free of cost. Family members will be...

Nagaland Assembly Ratifies GST Bill

The Nagaland legislative assembly ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill. The bill was endorsed by the House by a voice vote...

Onion Prices Crashed in Maharashtra

Average onion prices have fallen in Nasik while low quality onions have been offered in the in the price range of Rs.1.50 to Rs.2...

Delhi Assembly Passes GST Bill

Delhi Assembly ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill, becoming the 8th State to clear the proposed tax regime. Delhi's share in...

Rhino Horn Verification in Golaghat Treasury

The verification of rhino horns stored in Golaghat Treasury in Assam have been completed by the Rhino Horn Verification Committee. The exercise was aimed at...

Jangipur Mega Food Park Inaugurated

Murshidabad, West Bengal was allotted Jangipur Mega Food Park in year 2008 to benefit poor farmers and people of North 24 Paragans, Birbhum, Malda,...

UP Govt Approves Rs 8.53 cr for Road Safety

Uttar Pradesh has sanctioned Rs 8.53 crore in the current fiscal for road safety. The sanctioned amount would be spent on implementation of traffic rules,...

Madhya Pradesh 7th State to Pass GST Bill

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill. State's Law Minister Rampal Singh moved the GST Constitution Amendment Bill in...

Gujarat Passes GST Bill

The Gujarat Assembly passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill. Introducing the GST Bill at the Assembly, Nitin Patel stated that before...

Punjab Constitutes Welfare Boards

To ensure the welfare of Rai Sikh and Kamboj communities, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal approved the setting up of Rai...

Himachal Becomes 4th State to Ratify GST

The Himachal Pradesh Assembly ratified the landmark constitutional bill for the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The bill was introduced by...

Punjab Gets New Governor

Mr.VP Singh Badnore took oath as the new Punjab Governor and also as Administrator of Chandigarh. Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice SJ Vazifdar...

SAUNI Yojana in News

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani announced filling 10 dams of the region with the Narmada waters through the network of canals under SAUNI Yojana...

Odisha Set up Council for CSR Activities

The Odisha government decided to set up a state-level council as facilitating agency to help companies plan according to the development needs. A state-level council...

Kerala Starts New Debt Relief Scheme

The Kerala government approved a new debt relief scheme for low income and poor people who face the threat of revenue recovery proceedings after...

Pasighat Advanced Landing Ground Inaugurated

The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju formally inaugurated the much awaited Advanced Landing Ground at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Widening its...

Women Exclusive Industrial Park in Telangana

In a major boost for women entrepreneurs, Telangana government is setting up an exclusive industrial park for women. Considered to be the first such initiative...

Bihar Passes GST Bill

The Bihar Assembly ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar highlighted its benefits. Bihar is the first non-NDA government to...

Delhi Govt Ban Chinese Manjha

The Delhi government issued a draft notification imposing a complete ban on the sale, production, storage, supply and use of nylon, plastic and Chinese...

Gujarat Exempts Small Vehicles From Tolls

The Gujarat government implemented its decision of exempting small vehicles from paying toll on 27 plazas on the 12 State highways. The vehicles include...