Mumbai: These machines will be operated by private parties. According to the chief PRO Sunil Udasi, "A total 76 WVMs have been allotted out of which 37 have been commissioned so far at 20 stations. These machines would sell purified Reverse Osmosis (RO) water to passengers at cheaper rates where commuters can purchase 300 ml of purified RO water at the cost of Rs 1 for 300 ml of water, Rs 3 for 500 ml water and Rs 5 for one litre of water."
Giving details of the initiative, Udasi said, &qu...
Kolkata: More than 100 devotees have been toiling at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) premises at Mayapur since 'Akshaya Tritiya' festival in summer for preparing the chariots of the deities of Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra for their journey to Gundicha Temple, during rath yatra.
Keeping in view the huge turnout like every year, security arrangements have been tightened at the ISKCON headquarters located in Nadia district of West Bengal. For the first time, a magnificent Gundicha temple has been constructed at Prabhupad ghat along the Ganga and the deities will be kept t...
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar today announced in the Assembly that 85 per cent of medical seats under the state quota would be earmarked for students who had pursued higher secondary education under the state board and the admission would be based on NEET marks.
He said a government order was issued on June 22 apportioning 85 per cent to state board students and the rest 15 per cent to CBSE (and similar boards such as ICSE). This apportionment was in respect of only the state quota after excluding the all India quota of 15 per ce...
GUWAHATI: The app would provide information regarding the island’s Satriya culture, Mising culture, carbon registry, information on hotels, transport, lodges, car mechanic, car rentals and all information regarding district administration, etc., of Majuli. Majuli is Sonowal’s home constituency.
During a visit to the island yesterday, Sonowal also participated in a function christened Making of Developed India (Modi) fest organised at Garmur in Majuli. The programme, popularly known as Modi Fest, was organised to showcase the achievements of the NDA Government at the Centre in the last three years led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Itanagar : Chief Minister Pema Khandu has assured to release an additional fund of Rs 3.6 crore within this financial year. The assurance from the chief minister came during a meeting which was held here to discuss the 5-point charter demands of the Nyishi Elite Society (NES), an apex social organization.
The CM said an amount of Rs 2 crore has already been parked with the PWD (Western Zone) for creation of the heritage village. Khandu also informed the NES delegation that administrative approval for creation of Pakke Kesang district has also already been approved by the government. The bill for creation of Kamle (Kamla) district will be brought in th...
IMPHAL, June 18: The chief minister said that deliberations are being made to consider enrolment of even school dropouts in these courses.
He said that there is an alarming rate of dropouts in the state and the impact has been really bad, giving rise to unemployment. Vocational subjects will be even made available from classes 9 and 10 level.
He further said that the government would open a District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) centre for Imphal East district soo...
GUWAHATI, June 18: Government sources said the districts of Golaghat, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Kamrup Metro, Sonitpur, Majuli, Dhemaji, Cachar and Chirang have potential for organic farming and as such have been selected for the project.
The government has targeted an area of 5,000 hectares of farmland in these districts, encompassing some 5,000 farmers under the scheme.
Red rice cultivation will be done in Butikar in Dhemaji, Pokajora in Majuli and Kaziranga in Golaghat. Black ric...
ITANAGAR, June 17: Imphal to develop the Microbial Repository Centre at IBSD which already has over 25,000 microbial isolates from different parts of North East India, and will also provide a platform for the recently launched National Human Microbiome Project, that will also conduct an in-depth study of the microbiome of North East India’s diverse ethic groups.
North East Region of the country is a genetic treasure house of plants, animals and microbial resources. This region falls among the World’s top 10 Biodiversity Hotspots.
ITANAGAR, June 17: According to Chief Engineer (Sanitation) Toko Jyoti, the State, having received 87 per cent of sanitation coverage, is likely to achieve the status of Open Defecation Free state a year ahead of the target of 2019.
Also, 71 percent of the toilets have been covered under geo-tagging against the national average of 52 percent.
The Chief Engineer said unsanitary toilets as well as defunct ones are also being considered for reconstruction.
SHILLONG, June 16: The distance between Shillong, the State capital, and Sohra is around 54 km. Sohra, one of the wettest places on earth is the prime attraction of the hill state for tourists.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who wet officials of the North East Frontier Railway on Thursday, said if materialized, the Shillong-Sohra rail service would be one of the most sought after rides in the country given the natural beauty of the route. The road trip between the places too is a hit among tourists.
The meeting focused on designing the railway project in a way that it opens up ...
IMPHAL , June 16: The app, named “Redmine App”, will facilitate mobile correspondence to the people whose grievances have been recorded at the Chief Minister’s secretariat on Hill People’s Day (People’s Day), a day of the month on which the CM interacts with people directly.
The CM’s secretariat will communicate with the people through the SMS by using the app on the action taken status/progress of their complaints, registered during the “People’s Day”.
GUWAHATI: The textiles fair will be held from June 30 to July 2, 2017 at Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat and is scheduled to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Assam, as one of the two partner States for the event, would be promoting eri as the Ahimsa (non-violence) silk and the world famous muga (golden silk) apart from a range of other handloom and handicraft items.
According to Subrata Gupta, Joint Secretary (Export), Ministry of Textiles, the silk and other items of Assam would get significant exposure in all componen...
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