Richa Sharma

MP govt proposal for drawing water from Chambal river turned down by green panel to protect local species

Wildlife panel of Union environment ministry has turned down proposal saying it will adversely impact the wildlife and has asked the state government to explore alternative sources of water. 

25 Jan 2020

PM moots outreach by BJP in Ganga states

The PM talked about the matter at the National Ganga Council (NGC) meet held in Kanpur last month.

23 Jan 2020

Access to higher education school infrastructure poor in villages: Study

The study has been jointly done by scholars from various centres in Harvard University and Sujata Saunik, Additional Chief Secretary at Skill development and Entrepreneurship department, Mumbai.

20 Jan 2020

More states may pass anti-CAA resolutions

Punjab is the second state after Kerala to have passed such a resolution.

18 Jan 2020

After 80 years, monsoon all set for a new date with India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to change the 80-year-old monsoon schedule for onset and withdrawal of the southwest monsoon in the country.

16 Jan 2020

Fracture in Opposition ranks as six biggies skip meet on CAA, NRC

The no-show of six parties —Trinamool Congress, BSP, SP, AAP, DMK and Shiv Sena — is significant as they are powerful in their respective regions.

14 Jan 2020

Water-related crime doubles as drought hits many Indian states

Most of the water disputes were witnessed in Maharashtra and Bihar, two states that have suffered severe drought in recent years.

12 Jan 2020

Rahul Gandhi to return as party chief? Congress mulls rejig

The Congress is mulling a major organisational reshuffle amid the buzz that Rahul Gandhi may come back as party chief.

05 Jan 2020

Firing range gets 242 hectares of Tamil Nadu forest

The range is used for training cadets in firing of heavy caliber guns and hand-held rocket launchers.

03 Jan 2020

Ujjwala reduced fuelwood usage, government banks on 2011 data

The report said that fuelwood consumption per capita per year at the national level has reduced by 5.46 per cent when compared to 2011.

31 Dec 2019

Defaulters: Nearly half of 52 regional parties set to miss out on tax exemption

While there as 59 state parties, the data provided by the EC under the Right to Information (RTI) plea by transparency activist Commodore Lokesh K Batra has given details of only 52.

28 Dec 2019

Jharkhand poll results: Regional alliances trump saffron brigade

Results in Jharkhand prove local issues still hold key to winning polls; Congress’ best performance in state so far.

24 Dec 2019

Will Congress-ruled states reject Citizenship Act? No clarity so far

CMs of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have said that they will tread the party line while they opposed the NRC.

21 Dec 2019

Groundwater contamination a challenge for Jal Jeevan Mission: Report

An assessment found that as many as 56,788 rural households across 18 states have contaminated water

16 Dec 2019

Stage set for Rahul Gandhi’s return to Congress forefront

Sonia has always been in favour of Rahul leading the party and the name of the Gandhi scion is being pitched again as part of a well-planned strategy.

14 Dec 2019