Ajit Pawar seeks Centre’s intervention after Bommai’s remark on Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute

Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar on Thursday condemned Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s remarks on the border dispute between the two states and asked Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his Deputy Devendra Fadnavis to “give a strong answer”. He further sought the Centre’s intervention on the issue. This comes […]

Delhi HC dismisses PIL alleging theft of Environment Compensation Charge amount by toll contractor

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleging that officials of the municipal corporation along with the previous and present toll tax contractor of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (now MCD) have cheated and committed theft of the government exchequer to the tune of over Rs 5,000 […]

Uttarakhand govt to modernise madrassas, implement dress code, NCERT books: Waqf Board Chairman

The Uttarakhand government is planning to rejuvenate the madrassas and various steps are being taken for their modernisation in the state, Waqf Board Chairman Shadab Shams said on Thursday. Shams said that the government will modernise the madrassas phase-wise under which seven such institutions will be made modern. “There is […]

Jharkhand BJP President asks state govt to withdraw Excise Amendment Bill returned by Governor

Jharkhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President and Rajya Sabha MP Deepak Prakash on Thursday welcomed the decision of the Jharkhand Governor to return the Excise Amendment Bill on November 22 after three months of deliberation and asked the Hemant Soren-led government to immediately withdraw the Bill in the interest of […]

Uttarakhand govt to launch intergrated portal for film-makers and investors

Uttarakhand government has announced plans of launching an integrated portal for filmmakers and investors coming to the state for film shooting and investments. Abhinav Kumar, Special Principal Secretary to Uttarakhand Chief Minister on Thursday said the government is going to launch an integrated portal for film shooting and related works. “An integrated portal […]

Smuggling of areca nuts from Myanmar to India continues, 12,800 kg more areca nuts seized in Mizoram

In yet another seizure of areca nuts being smuggled from Myanmar, the police in India’s northeast Mizoram state on Wednesday confiscated two trucks and seized over 12,000 kilograms smuggled areca nuts in Khawzawl district, the police said on Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, Mizoram police seized had 3500 kg of smuggled dry […]