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Swalia BibiUjjwala's beneficiary number 2 crore can no longer afford LPG

On the evening of March 31, 2017, when Swalia Bibi returned home after working as a house help, she sees officials of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited waiting at her doorstep. They had come to her dingy two-room house in Bhubaneswar’s Sikharchandi slum to tell the bewildered Swalia that she …

Section 144 imposed in Sabarimala as temple opens for devotees on Monday

The Pathanamthitta district collector in Kerala has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in Sabarimala and attached areas ahead of the ChithiraAvittom Pooja. The hill shrine in Sabarimala will be open for devotees on November 5 and 6. Prohibitory orders will be in place from Saturday midnight till Tuesday at 12 pm. District collector PB …

Scheme of Financial Assistance for Children with Special Needs, Goa

The government of Goa has come up with a new project to educate children of special needs. Objective: The major objective of this scheme was to improve the educational opportunities for children with special needs by way of providing financial assistance. This scheme was formulated to create children with disabilities independent so that they do …

Uddhav Thackeray to RSSBring down govt if protest needed to get Ram temple built

Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should bring down the government if it felt the requirement to hold protests for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya despite having a strong government at the Centre. “If you feel the need to hold a protest despite having a strong government, …

VIDYA scheme for unmarried girl students of Class 6th standard

VIDYA scheme launched for unmarried girl students of Class 6th standard for continuing school education. The scheme states an initial deposit of Rs 5000/ only in their account to be drawn with interest after passing class 12th standard. The initial deposit has been increased to Rs. 10000/- from the current year Objective To enhance the girl’s …

Women Helpline for victims of violence and exploitatio Bihar Single HelpLine number women

This scheme focus to reach out to women who are victims of violence and exploitation. The Government plans to establish such helplines in all the 38 districts of the State to provide psychological counseling to women in distress. Currently, women helplines are functional in 29 districts of the State, while nine are in the process …

A high-decibel election campaign dominated by the Naxal matters

A high-decibel election campaign dominated by the Naxal matters with nearly half a dozen attacks by Left-wing extremists during the period came to end Saturday evening in 18 Assembly seats spread within eight Maoist-affected districts of Chhattisgarh that will go to polls in the first phase on November 12. The BJP, which has won three …

TN gets SEBI nod for State Shelter Fund launch

Tamil Nadu has got the nod from the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to launch its State Shelter Fund for attracting investments in the affordable housing segment, Deputy Chief Minister of the State O Panneerselvam said here Saturday. Panneerselvam, participating in an event, stated, the Tamil Nadu government established the Tamil …

Sabarimala rowDevotee organizations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos

The new security measures being launched by Kerala Police to deal with law and order issues triggered by the 28 September Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala may compound the chaos during the two-month Mandalakala puja from 16 November. The protests by the Sangh Parivar …

Tripura govt to begin talks over buying ILFS shares of Palatana project

The Tripura government will soon commence dialogue for the purchase of 26 percent equity shares of the Palatana gas thermal power project from the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS). The 726.6 MW gas-based power project, run by ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), was officially started in 2014 as a joint venture of the ONGC, …

YSR Congress won't contest Telangana Assembly polls; party's 'complete focus' on 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh

The YSR Congress on Saturday decided not to contest the 7 December Assembly elections in Telangana from its ‘complete focus’ is on the 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh, its actual base. The party, however, stated it would take steps to strengthen the organization across Telangana with the elections in 2024 as the target. The YSRC …

Chandrababu Naidu calls the meeting of all non-BJP parties on November 22 to chalk out the future course of action

In order to fight the saffron party, all anti-BJP parties will meet in New Delhi on November 22 to establish a common platform and chalk out their future course of action. TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu was calling a press meet after a meeting with Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot …