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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 …

Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

State Merit Scholarships in IIT Entrance examination Financial assistance, Bihar

Bihar state post matric scholarships will be available soon for reserved category students i.e. SC/ST/OBC who have finished their class 10. Bihar State Post Matric Scholarship is provided for the higher education of students belonging to these categories who have merit scores in Class 10th examination. The students applying for Bihar State Post Matric scholarships …

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 …

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 …

Women Welfare Programme for Self Help Group (SHGs) and Mahila Mandal, Arunachal Pradesh

Under the Scheme Directorate endeavors to create awareness amongst the women beneficiaries about several programmes of the State Government and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women & Child Development aiming at the Welfare of the Women. The Women Groups are sent to the different portion of the …

World Bank president congratulates PM Modi for India’s ‘historic rise’ in ease of doing business index

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after India improved its ranking significantly in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. He explained India’s jump in rankings as a “historic, and unprecedented achievement”, PTI quoted as PMO’s statement as saying. In a telephonic conversion, Yong Kim said that it is remarkable that a nation with …

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 …

P Chidambaram accuses govt of fudging fiscal deficit figures for 2013-14; questions 'competence'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has accused Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg of fudging fiscal deficit figures. In a web of tweets, he said that the fiscal deficit in 2013-14 was 4.4 percent according to official data and not 5.1 percent as Garg mentioned on Friday. On Friday, Chidambaram said in Guwahati that “shockingly, government’s …

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 …