Currently, only Goa and Sikkim allow casinos. The Maharashtra government will soon decide whether to allow casinos to function in the state. The government has already received two proposals assuring over Rs 1,000 crore (Rs 10 billion) a year to the exchequer if it operationalises a 1976-legislation to make offshore casinos legal. Currently, only Goa and Sikkim allow casinos. The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has now taken the initiative to push the proposal down ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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The Uttarakhand high court on Monday asked the Centre whether it was not “totally extraneous” for the Union government to be concerned over the disqualification of nine rebel MLAs and to “interfere” in the affairs of the state which has to be done only in “extraordinary instances”. “What is passing through our mind is, is it the lookout of the Central government as to what would have happened on March 28 (when floor test was to be held) in view of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Ending the over two-month deadlock, the Peoples Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are set to jointly call on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday and stake claim to form the new government that will be headed by Mehbooba Mufti who will be the first woman chief minister of the state. A day after Mehbooba, 56, was unanimously elected as the PDP’s legislature party leader and nominated as the party’s CM candidate, 25 members of BJP met in the state’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago PDP to hold legislature party meet to discuss government formation Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With Monday’s swearing-in ceremony, the three-month long governor’s rule and the political uncertainty that dogged J&K following Sayeed's demise on January 7, has ended, reports Mukhtar Ahmad. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Photographs: Umar ganie People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was administered the oath of office as the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, at a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
In the backdrop of the stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday called on Governor N N Vohra but ruled out National Conference providing an alternative saying his party would rather prefer mid-term elections than indulging in ‘horse-trading’. He, however, said nobody wants mid-term polls, but if a government is not formed, then election is the only way out. “There is an effort right now to gather support independent of Mehbooba Mufti. I ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti met Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Thursday amid rising speculation about government formation in Jammu and Kashmir but there was no clear indication whether they have made any headway. The PDP, which toughened its stance after Mufti Mohammed Sayeed’s demise by seeking concrete plans for the state’s development the before the coalition could be resumed, may latch on to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Mehbooba emerges from the shadows to become 1st female CM of Jammu-Kashmir Rediff.com, 1 month ago Jammu-Kashmir's first female CM to be sworn in on Monday Rediff.com, 1 month ago Mehbooba Mufti declared PDP's chief ministerial candidate Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Fulfilling the promises made in the manifesto, a resurgent Opposition in the state assembly, impending local body polls… Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa may have made history by winning two assembly elections in a row, but the real test begins now, says N Sathiyamoorthy. Now that her ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has made history in Tamil Nadu after three decades, by winning two assembly elections in a row, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa should be looking ...Rediff.com, 6 days ago
The PDP chief visited New Delhi on Monday and has reportedly called a meeting of party legislators to brief them about her talks with BJP leaders. The sudden visit of Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti to New Delhi on Monday has fuelled fresh speculations of a possible patch-up between her party and the Bharatiya Janata Party for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP on Sunday said it was fully committed to the agenda of governance in the state. Mehbooba has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A Taliban suicide attack near the defence ministry in Kabul on Saturday killed nine and injured 13 others, in what was he second blast of the day. The first attack, in Asadabad near the governor’s compound in the eastern province of Kunar, killed at least 14 people and wounded 41 others, said Wahidullah Kalimzai, the province’s governor. Hours later, a militant blew himself outside the defence ministry killing nine others. The Taliban were responsible for the Kabul attack, said a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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