Month: August 2021

Cong appoints 13 district chiefs in Rajasthan after functioning for a year without committees

The Congress on Wednesday appointed 13 district committee presidents more than a year after functioning without them in Rajasthan. The appointments, which were made by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and signed by Congress general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal, also included the names of treasurer and spokespersons for the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC). […]

Panchayati Raj focus in Odisha’s Rs 19k-cr supplementary budget

Ahead of panchayat and civic body elections, the Odisha government Wednesday presented a supplementary budget of Rs 19,833 crore which focused on Panchayati Raj, education and health. Nearly Rs 7,000 crore higher than last year’s supplementary budget, this year’s document was tabled by Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari on the first day of the Assembly’s […]

Gujarat: CM Bhupendra Patel reviews development projects in Surat, Vadnagar

Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Wednesday examined the progress of Diamond Bourse project in Surat and all-round development of Vadnagar, the hometown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while conducting a review of major flagship development projects in Gujarat. In the first such meeting —that will held on first Wednesday of every month — the chief […]

BMC takes steps to ready Covid facilities, ramp up testing

Amid rising concerns about the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is gearing up for activating COVID-related facilities and ramping up daily testing. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday held a review meeting with district collectors and municipal commissioners on COVID-19 preparation in the state. To keep a check on the new […]

Congress claims LG cancelled mega public meeting in Delhi, says ‘will hold it in Jaipur’

Congress Wednesday claimed that the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi has cancelled permission given to the party to hold a mega public meeting to be addressed by party president Sonia Gandhi and the entire top brass of the party on December 12. The party also informed that it has now decided to hold the ‘Mahangai Hatao […]

Channi only using Dalits as vote bank: AAP

Seeking to corner Charanjit Singh Channi over Dalit welfare, the Aam Aadmi Party Tuesday asked the Punjab Chief Minister to deliver on his party’s promise to give 5 marla plots to members of the SC community, failing which it will do so on coming to power. AAP Punjab co-in-charge Raghav Chadha said, “Punjab CM is […]

Madras HC orders demolition of Church constructed on govt land

The Madras High Court has directed the Kancheepuram district Collector to demolish, within four weeks, an illegal structure, a church, constructed by a pastor on government ‘meikal poramboke’ land. Justice S M Subramaniam, who gave the direction last week, also directed the Collector to conduct an enquiry in respect of the negligence, dereliction of duty […]

Karnataka: Four genome-sequencing labs to start receiving samples

The process of setting up of four genome-sequencing laboratories at the Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Mysore Medical College, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences and the Bowring Institute of Medical Science has been completed and the centres will start receiving samples later this week, TK Anil Kumar, the principal secretary of the department of health […]

Application process for nursery admissions in private schools to begin on Dec 15

The application process for admissions at entry-level classes in Delhi’s private schools will begin on December 15. Owing to the pandemic, the extremely competitive ‘nursery admission’ process had been considerably delayed for the 2021-2022 session and had begun only in February. This year, the admission process is largely in line with previous years’ schedules. According […]

Bird flu confirmed in dead crows in MP’s Agar Malwa; govt asks bordering districts to be vigilant

The presence of the H5N8 virus (bird flu) has been confirmed after at least 48 crows were found dead in Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh, a senior official said on Tuesday. These crows had died in the last four days in Agar Malwa, located 180 km away from the state capital Bhopal. “We had […]