India imports potash worth $1,400 million every year even though deposits in Rajasthan are three times the world reserve, according to a study by the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Roorkee. read more
Land located at Survey number 6\/10\/13+14 was allocated as public amenity space for a public golf training academy in September 2015, but since then, all effort to turn this plot into a ‘driving range’ for future golfers has missed the greens read more
Tulsabai Sankhwad poses for a portrait at Arjapur village in Nanded, Maharashtra. Voted her village’s sarpanch in October 2015, Tulsabai is the first woman, and the first member from the Masan Jogi community -- a de-notified tribe -- to hold this office. Masan Jogis have traditionally been keepers of funereal rites, living in cremation grounds and graveyards, and surviving on alms –shunned in society and shrouded in superstition.
The Rajasthan archaeology department is preparing a proposal to cut red tape in granting permission for film shootings at monuments and historical sites in the state. The department will also seek reduction and fee waivers at certain locations to boost... read more
As for whether or not the owner applied for any fire safety certificate, officials from the MC wing said they are working on the rescue operation now and would be able to tell about that only later. read more
Despite reluctance of dealers and farmers, the machines have been installed at 90% sales points, including 3,500 cooperative societies, say officials. In all, 8,870 POS machines are to be installed. read more
The legislation, originally aimed to empower India’s transgender community, is increasingly looking like a bureaucratic noose around trans and gender non-conforming people if the officialese that sets up vague and confusing guidelines isn’t urgently... read more