13 Jun 2016
Ahmedabad: People of Gujarat would soon be able to avail a host of government services through their smartphones and tablets, with the state government deciding to launch a mobile application for the same.
06 May 2016
New Delhi: The Centre has released Rs 9,367 crore to drought-hit states under MGNREGA in 2016-17, Parliament was informed today.
20 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government declared another 468 villages of parched Saurashtra and Kutch region as 'partially scarcity-hit', taking the total number of such villages reeling under acute water crisis, to nearly 1,000.
17 Jun 2016
Ahmedabad: Calling the Gulberg massacre as the "darkest day" in the history of civil society, a special SIT court here today sentenced 11 convicts to life imprisonment in the case of burning alive of 69 people, including former Congress MP Eshan Jafri in the 2002 post-Godhra violence.
12 May 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday said that if state governments maintain an "ostrich-like attitude" towards disasters like drought then the Centre cannot wash off its hands from the constitutional responsibility as the "buck stops" with it in matters concerning common people.
23 May 2016
New Delhi: After having consulted the states affected by drought this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to shortly announce several long-term measures to tackle the problem, official sources said here today.
23 May 2016
Mumbai: The administration and people in drought-hit Marathwada are pinning their hopes on monsoon as only one percent water is left in the dams of the parched region.
15 Jun 2016
New Delhi: Before the buzz created by the war of words between Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary on microblogging site Twitter died down, Irani once again came in news for her tweet. This time, she is not hogging the lime light for any controversy but her prompt retweet to a woman who was being harassed by a stalker.
24 May 2016
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to direct the Maharashtra government to completely cut water supply to distilleries and breweries in the drought-hit regions of the state.
06 Apr 2016
Ahmedabad: Fed up with cold response from the district administration to their demand to declare Devbhoomi Dwarka as drought-hit, farmers have knocked at God's door for help and submitted a memorandum to Lord Krishna seeking divine intervention to alleviate their sufferings.