Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had multiple organ failure, passed away on November 23 at Gauhati Medical College Hospital. The 84-year-old former CM's health condition was critical, and he was under treatment for the past two months. He had served three times as the CM of Assam. "Anguished by his passing away," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while expressing his grief.
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Chhattisgarh Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey said that the state government will challenge the Centre's farm bills in the Supreme Court. Reportedly, the minister has discussed the matter with CM Bhupesh Baghel to introduce new legislation that will minimize the impact of the Centre's farm bills. Currently, the government examines any loophole in the bills that can be addressed, and plans to hold an assembly session to pass the new… read-more
Former Assam Chief Minister, Syeda Anwara Taimur, who was also the only woman CM of the state, passed away on September 28, in Australia. She had completed her graduation from AMU, then joined politics, and became the 8th CM of Assam. She served from 1980-81 and was also a two-time member of Rajya Sabha. “Her contributions towards Assam’s development will be remembered,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter, condoling her demise.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on September 24 chaired a meeting regarding Durga Puja celebration, and announced "Will put coronavirus in lockdown and hold Durga puja." The Chief Minister sanctioned financial help of Rs 50,000 to each Durga Puja committees. She also announced a 50% discount on the electricity bill and financial grant to hawkers. Besides, she said no charges have to be paid to municipal corporation for getting… read-more
Journalists and the general public are restricted from visiting the Uttarakhand secretariat and other government offices due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the area. Reportedly, Antigen tests are being conducted on the Secretariat staffs and employees from September 7. On September 6, Urban Development Minister… read-more
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami has pledged to donate his eyes, ahead of national eye donation day on September 8. He also launched a website of the state Health and Family Welfare Department to register donors, helping them with queries and spreading awareness regarding the eye donation. The CM tweeted “I am extremely delighted on donating my eyes and I encourage people to do the same.”
A fact-finding committee headed by retired district judge Srikanth D Babaladi, submitted its report to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on September 4. The report suggests that the Bengaluru riots on August 11 were "Pre-Planned" and communally motivated. It is also claimed that people from SDPI and PFI are involved in planning the riots. The committee further stated that the mob "specifically targeted certain prominent Hindus in the area".
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Maharashtra government on August 27 has decided to invite fresh bids for redeveloping Asia's largest slum, Dharavi. However, this decision will scrap the existing tender, given in 2018, for Dharavi Redevelopment Project. Earlier, the state's Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad had also requested the CM for timely completion of the project. Reportedly, Dharavi residents have opposed the fresh bidding as it may delay the project further.
Assamese folk singer and mother of Bollywood singer Papon, Archana Mahanta (72), passed away at a private hospital on August 27, due to a brain stroke. The last rituals were held at Nabagraha crematorium with the presence of senior officials from the state government. The Assam CM, Sarbananda Sonowal offered condolences and sympathy to the late singer's family and called her "a shining star".
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that keeping the Centre’s Unlock-3 guidelines for inter-state and intra-state travel in mind, the state will reach a decision soon. “Appropriate decision will be taken regarding the same after discussion with chief minister and deputy chief minister,” he stated. Even though the Centre had allowed inter-state travel without restrictions, Maharashtra has mandated e-passes. As of now, Maharashtra has… read-more