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KTR throws the gauntlet at Congress, ‘will quit if TRS does not retain power’

KT Rama Rao, senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and son of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao, vowed to leave politics if his party is not voted back to power next month. Daring the Congress to accept the challenge, he further said that the welfare and development schemes of the party will help them retain …

Amid infighting, BJP confident of winning Rajasthan

Three weeks ahead of the Rajasthan Assembly elections, the BJP is not just facing anti-incumbency sentiment, it is also struggling with protests within on selecting candidates for the contest. The party believes that such matters can be addressed by booth-level coordination and a high-decibel campaign planned during the last few days of campaigning. Protests are …

CM Maharashtra not averse to the quota for Marathas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday indicated that the State Government is not averse to offer caste-based reservations to the Maratha community. Labeling people at a rally in Ahmednagar, Fadnavis said the community should prepare to celebrate on December 1. He gave the announcement after the Backward Class Commission submitted its Maratha reservation report …

Now, travel to Sabarimala on electric buses

Pilgrims going to Sabarimala will now be able to travel in zero emission and noiseless electric buses of Olectra–BYD deployed by Kerala Road Transport Corporation Limited. The company’s eBuzz K7 model will now commence its commercial operations in Kerala. The electric bus has been successfully running at the high altitude Kullu-Manali-Rohtang Pass route in Himachal …

Sabarimala All-party meet fails to end the impasse

An all-party meeting called by the State government here on Thursday failed to break the deadlock on the Sabarimala temple matter after the Opposition parties, the Congress and the BJP, refused to give ground. But a different meeting with the Pandalam Palace, which is strongly linked to the legacy of Lord Ayyappa, and the Sabarimala …

`Make cyberspace safe for women’'

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stressed on Thursday the necessity of ensuring women safety in cyberspace as it is increasingly becoming the instrument through which women work. Addressing at the 19th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by Lucknow’s City Montessori School, Sitharaman said the safety of women in cyberspace has to be …

Exports bounce back, grow 17.86% to $26.9 b in October

India’s goods export throwback in October posting a 17.86 percent year-on-year growth to $26.98 billion boosted by an increase in shipments of petroleum products, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and engineering goods. Imports in the month increased from 17.62 percent to $44.11 billion widening the trade deficit to $17.13 billion compared to $14.61 billion last October, according to …

Uber India to launch fuel price index to boost drivers’ income

Leading cab aggregator Uber India said that it will be rolling out a national fuel price index to correlate the drivers’ earnings with altered in the fuel prices. The new incentive will be first launched in Mumbai. The drivers of popular cab aggregators Ola and Uber went on a 12-day strike in October due to …

The fate of Sabarimala writs to be decided after review plea

The Supreme Court on Monday indicated that the fate of three fresh writ petitions challenging the September 28 majority judgment of the major court permitting women of all ages entry into the famed Sabarimala temple will depend on how a five-judge Bench of the court will decide a batch of 49 review petitions later in …

MukhyamantriNari Shakti Yojana for women, Bihar

The Mukhya Mantri Nari Shakti Yojana is a comprehensive scheme with provisions of diverse and innovative schemes aiming at the social, economic and cultural empowerment of women. The major goal of this scheme is assisting children and women affected by domestic violence besides setting up of women’s helpline, protection homes, short stay homes, Pantnagar, constitution …

National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL), Government of India

Description There exists a significant gender space in enrolment at the elementary level, which is more acute for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe girls, for whom the gender gap is almost 30% at the primary level and 26% at the upper primary stage. The lower of this gender gap has now plateaued and the further …

MukhyamantriNari Shakti Yojana for women, Bihar

Around 50 students of a primary school in Adding village in Mathura were taken ill after being given iron tablets under a newly introduced government scheme to combat anemia. Over 20 students saying of stomach ache, nausea and vomiting after consuming the tablets were admitted to the hospital by the school, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) …