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Thursday, 23-March-2017

Expanding Water Ways

an hour ago
The cost of the project will be Rs 2,029 crore, excluding service tax.  As per an official release, the entire project cost will be funded through internal resources of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) with market borrowing, if necessary.  "The project includes widening of the existing channel from 370 metres to 450 metres for straight reach, channel to be extended from existing 33.5 km to 35.5 km. The draft of the channel will be increased from existing 14 metres to 15 metres. The estimated quantity to be dredged is 35.03 million cub...

Road to North-East

an hour ago
"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of approximately 52 km in Meghalaya and 351 km in Mizoram," said a Cabinet release. The estimated cost is Rs 6,721 crore, including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and other pre-construction activities. The projects will be taken up for implementation during fiscal 2017-18. The civil works are expected to be completed by 2021 and maintenance works are expected to be completed by 2025.

'Swasth Uttar Purva'

2 hours ago
The initiative will help catalyse trained workforce by imparting appropriate training in delivering healthcare. Under the initiative, the PHFI and DoNER will provide technical assistance to the state governments of North East and civil society partners for implementation of public health projects and programmes in the region. It will promote policy and programmes relevant research by conducting impact assessment and policy dialogues, conducting North East relevant summits and workshops as applicable to public health.

Land Rights

a day ago
Informing this while presiding over the meeting with the Chairman of the Committee on Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous People Hari Sankar Brahma and other members of the committee at the Chief Minister’s conference room at Assam Secretariat, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that without protecting the land rights of indigenous people their language, culture, and literature cannot be protected.  He stated that the State Government is committed to safeguard the interest of the people of the land and hence steps like initiating reforms in Land Laws have been taken in earnest.  The government w...

Bi-Nation Cycling Expedition

a day ago
Indian Army and Bangladesh Army conduct joint military exercise annually, the introduction of joint adventure activities will result in increased mutual understanding and cooperation at troops level, defence spokesman Lt Col Suneet Newton said.  The expedition teams comprising of 15 soldiers each including officers, JCOs and other ranks will cover approximately  500 km in 12 days. During the expedition the team will also visit historical battle sites of the glorious liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971.

Assam's New Pay

a day ago
The Pay Commission, headed by former State Chief Secretary PP Verma, recommended between 14.61 per cent and 18.69 per cent hike in the basic salaries of the grade III and IV employees of the State Government. For the grade I and II officers, the hike is recommended to be between 5.05 per cent and 13.30 per cent. There are around 4.2 lakh State Government employees. This proposed raise in pay is greater than what central government employees got following a 14.3% increase.

Teachers Salary Hike

a day ago
The chief minister said that the Education department has also proposed a corpus fund of Rs 15 crore to enable students to get their scholarship even if there is a delay from the Union ministries. Sangma said the government has also sanctioned 20 residential schools but the plans ran into problems due to non availability of land. He, however, sounded optimistic that the residential schools would be functional from the next academic session. Sangma also informed that the government ...

Digital Records

a day ago
The move also aims at facilitating job verification and background checks on candidates seeking employment or further education. SEBA chairman RC Jain said the board has already started the process and completed digitalization of records of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinees from 2010 to 2016. “We will try to digitize all academic records of students who sat for HSLC examinations since the SEBA’s inception in 1964. The entire exercise of digitizing records back to 1964 is expected to be completed by 2019,” he said, adding t...

Goggles for blind

a day ago
Tadar shot to fame after bagging the Dinanath Pandey Smart Idea Innovation Award  for the most innovative award in recently concluded Regional Level Science Festival at Regional Science Centre, Guwahati. The pair of glasses can be worn by the visually impaired, and using technology similar to parking sensors in cars, they can be alerted about nearby objects, without using a stick. Impressed by his innovation, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and UNICEF are willing to ...

Digi-Dhan Mela

2 days ago
The Mela seeks to promote cashless economy through digital mode of transactions in the country. The Railway Minister said it was necessary to create awareness about the benefits of digital payment among all sections of the society. It would immensely benefit people starting from small vendors and fruit sellers to hair cutting salons, he said. Speaking at the function, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said there would be no need for the people to visit banks everytime as the Centre was making efforts to shift the focus towards digital payment mo...

'Make in Rajasthan'

2 days ago
He said that appointment to more than 1,550 posts lying vacant in cooperative societies will be made soon. Kilak was replying to the debate on the Cooperatives Department in the state assembly. Following the debate, the House passed the grants of over Rs 535.51 crore with voice vote. The minister announced that women cooperative societies in dairies would be set up in state and the government will also start a pilot project in Jaipur for skill training of unemployed youths. Kilak s...

Jharkhand's Education Revamp

2 days ago
According to an official release, he said gas connections for schools were underlined in the budget. Now teachers would not be asked to do any government work, Das said while addressing a 'Bal Samagam', where he released 'Pankh' (a children's magazine) and inaugurated on-line computer education in 240 schools. Efforts to fill-up teachers' posts have been made after 14 years, he said, adding more than 18,000 teachers have been appointed and the recruitment process was on. The government would train teachers at national and internati...


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