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Gujarat Government to provide 10 % reservation to economically backward of higher castes

Gujarat Government has decided to provide 10 percent reservation for economically backward classes (EBCs) in general category. In this regard, state government is going to promulgate ordinance and will be applicable in government jobs as well as admission to the educational institutions from next academic year. This 10 percent reservation for EBCs in general category… Read More »


Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority

IT major Mindtree co-founder Subroto Bagchi has been appointed as head of the Odisha Skill Development Authority. He would report directly to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and has been given the rank of cabinet minister with a token monthly salary of Re 1. Bagchi was born in Patnagarh block of backward Bolangir district of… Read More »


President’s decision is subject to judicial review: Uttarakhand HC

The Uttarakhand High Court has observed that the legitimacy of President’s decision to suspend the state assembly under President’s rule is subject to judicial review. Observation in this regard was given by a HC bench comprising of Chief Justice K M Joseph and Justice V K Bist. The bench was hearing arguments on the petition… Read More »


Ceasefire between Union Government and NSCN extended by another year

The Ceasefire between the Centre and the NSCN-IM (National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Isak Muivah) has been extended by another year i.e. till April 2017. In this regard, the ceasefire agreement was signed between the Union Government and GPRN/NSCN, one of the strongest factions of Nagaland. The sole purpose of the extension is to boost… Read More »


Maharashtra Government to use hologram technique to check spurious liquor

Maharashtra Government has decided to make it mandatory to have a hologram on every alcohol bottle manufactured and sold in the state in order to check sale of spurious liquor. Henceforth, no liquor bottle will be allowed to be sold in the state without the hologram. The decision was taken keeping in mind the 2015… Read More »


Maharashtra Government bans digging of bore wells beyond 200 feet

Maharashtra Government has banned digging of borewells beyond 200 feet in order to check the steep decline in ground water level across the state. It was announced by Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Babanrao Lonikar. State Government has taken this decision in the wake for severe drought and decreasing ground water level across various regions… Read More »