PLI scheme for ACs, LED lights to exclude ‘mere assembly’

The department for promotion of industry and internal trade (DPIIT) has notified the PLI scheme for ACs and LED lights and said that selection of companies to avail the incentives would be done to support manufacturing of components which are not made in India presently. It said that mere assembly of finished goods would not … Read more PLI scheme for ACs, LED lights to exclude ‘mere assembly’

Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles prohibited in Puducherry in view of Prime Minister’s visit

Flying of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been banned in the entire Puducherry region from March 29-30 to ensure security during Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s visit for electioneering. An order to this effect came from the District Magistrate Purva Garg on Monday. In a press release, Garg said an order under section … Read more Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles prohibited in Puducherry in view of Prime Minister’s visit

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections | Debate on live telecast of Assembly proceedings

The DMK’s electoral promise to telecast live the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly has put the focus back on the issue. Presently, while arrangements are in place to record the proceedings of the House, only select portions are released to media houses, leading to complaints of censorship. Former Congress legislator S. Peter Alphonse, who first … Read more Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections | Debate on live telecast of Assembly proceedings

West Bengal Assembly polls 2021 | Parties likely to announce candidates on Friday

Ruling Trinamool may announce candidates for all 294 seats. All the major political parties in West Bengal are likely to announce candidates for the Assembly polls on Friday. The ruling Trinamool Congress may announce candidates for all the 294 Assembly seats, while the Left-Congress alliance could announce nominees for the first two phases,when 60 seats … Read more West Bengal Assembly polls 2021 | Parties likely to announce candidates on Friday

Opposition walks out over govt. stance on development boards

No appointments to the boards before Governor clears names of 12 MLCs: Ajit Pawar The Maharashtra Budget session was off to a stormy start on Monday after the Opposition walked out of the Assembly protesting the government stand to wait till the appointment of 12 Council members from the Governor’s quota before making appointments to … Read more Opposition walks out over govt. stance on development boards

Wall painting, writing for election purposes banned in Puducherry

Wall painting with ink, chalk, paint or any other material for the purpose of political propaganda and electioneering has been banned till the completion of the Assembly election process in the Union Territory. Special Secretary (Revenue) Purva Garg in a notification said the Lt Governor has directed that “no person shall impair or interfere with … Read more Wall painting, writing for election purposes banned in Puducherry

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy loses confidence vote

The Congress-led government in Puducherry on Monday lost the confidence vote sought by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, in the face of its depleted strength of 11 against the opposition’s 14 following resignation of ruling dispensation MLAs, including a DMK legislator. Though Narayanasamy moved the motion seeking the confidence vote minutes after the Assembly met for … Read more Puducherry CM Narayanasamy loses confidence vote

Will AIADMK’s outreach to the minorities pay off this election?

CM has been seen making efforts to reach out to them during his campaign. With AIADMK co-coordinator and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami making efforts to woo Muslims to the party’s fold during his campaign, the question of whether the strategy will pay off during the Assembly election, despite the regional party being an ally … Read more Will AIADMK’s outreach to the minorities pay off this election?

Madhya Pradesh’s anti-conversion ordinance gets Governor’s nod, becomes law

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday gave assent to an ordinance which penalizes religious conversions through fraudulent means including those for the sake of marriage. The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020, provides for ten years in jail in some cases. It has several provisions that are similar to the ordinance issued … Read more Madhya Pradesh’s anti-conversion ordinance gets Governor’s nod, becomes law

Autorickshaw unions in Chennai help in creating voter awareness

The Federation of All Party Autorickshaw Union has been organising camps to provide assistance with voter registration in the city Need help with voter registration? Your friendly neighbourhood autorickshaw driver may be available to help you out. In a move to create awareness and provide assistance to voters for registration, the Federation of All Party … Read more Autorickshaw unions in Chennai help in creating voter awareness