Tag Archives: Chief Minister

Shivpuri: Flash Flood gulps 10 lives, 35 stranded

An Independence Day picnic turned tragic on Wednesday when a flash flood swept 10 lives at Sultangarh Waterfall in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district. The water level rose sharply due to heavy rains in the area. While, at least 35 others were stranded on rocks downstream, police said, adding that a team of National Disaster Response […]

250 people get tonsured demanding separate Bundelkhand state

In a novel protest, around 250 people got themselves tonsured in neighbouring Mahoba district demanding statehood to Bundelkhand region, spread over parts of Uttar Pradesh and contiguous areas in Madhya Pradesh. Under the banner of Bundeli Samaj, they demanded carving out of a separate Bundelkhand state from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh on the lines of […]

Now Dhangars begin protest for reservation quotas

Days after Maratha’s reservation protest, the Dhangar community is heading towards the agitation from Monday seeking reservation quotas in government jobs and educational institutions under ST Category. The protest is led by Dr. Vikas Mahatme, Padmashri awardee eye-specialist. Dhangar, a community of shepherds in Maharashtra, is currently categorized as Nomadic Tribe (NT). In 2013, Mahatme […]

Kerala Flood: death toll reaches 29, Army on rescue operation

Heavy rainfall continues to lash various parts of Kerala; the government has issued a red alert in the state and Army is engaged to rescue operations. The situation worsened on Friday when all shutters of the Cheruthoni dam, part of the Idukki dam water reservoir, have been opened since Thursday to control the swelling water which is […]

Karunanidhi passes away, Hearing on burial site under way

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi passes away at 94 on Tuesday. His mortal body is kept at Rajaji Hall for the public to pay last rites. Madras High Court had a rare midnight hearing on the DMK’s petition seeking permission for the DMK Chief’s burial along Marina Beach alongside other political icons. The […]

Andhra Pradesh Govt to inaugurate first thermal battery plant

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday announced to inaugurate the first ever thermal battery plant in the state. The batteries will be manufactured by India-based Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) Company and will start producing the thermal batteries from May 2019. This is first of its kind plant aimed at […]

24 Girls rescued from UP’s shelter home, 15 still missing

In a case similar to that of Muzaffarpur shelter home of Bihar, 24 girls have been rescued from an unlicensed shelter home in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse. The matter came to light when a 10-year old girl escaped from the shelter and told the UP police that […]

Orange alert announced in Kerala districts, Idukki dam reaches 2395 feet

Water level of Kerala’s Idukki dam has reached the mark of 2395 feet on Tuesday after heavy rainfall in the catchment area. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authorities has issued an orange alert in the area. Though, asking people to not panic, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has assured that an orange alert doesn’t mean […]

Maratha Quota Protest turns violent, Internet services jammed

Maratha’s violent protest demanding reservation quota in public sector jobs and education has now erupted in parts of Maharashtra. The protest escalated after a man named Kakasaheb Dattatrey Shinde (28) plunged to death in Godaveri River in Aurangabad on Monday. Agitators on Tuesday manhandled Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire and Congress MLC Subhash Zambad at Kaigaon Toka when the […]