Total proposed investment for the 100 cities under the Smart Cities Mission is around Rs 2 lakh crore. With this selection of all 100 cities is now complete
The Army had staged flag marches in various localities late on Friday night after the violence
In Meghalaya’s 60-member assembly, Congress now has 21 members after the Ampati win, making it the single largest party in the house
The Act gives Army and central forces special powers to kill anyone acting in breach of law, arrest and search premises without a warrant, among others
As per the ministry's statement, the project has three components -- strengthening knowledge and capacity for natural resource management; community-led landscape planning and implementation and project management and governance.
This was among the many firsts which assemblies in north east states witnessed as BJP thronged to power in Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura
Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal saw him off at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport.
Conrad Sangma, 40, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma, took charge of the National People's Party after his father's death in March 2016 and projected it as the main contender against the Congress, which had ruled the state for 10 years.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh and BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
A party meeting also decided that the two MLAs it has will not take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Conrad K Sangma as chief minister tomorrow, HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit told reporters here.
"The Congress party respects the mandate of the people of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya," Gandhi said on Twitter two days after results of assembly elections were declared. The Congress lost Meghalaya, though it emerged as the single largest party, and failed to open its account in Tripura and Nagaland.
Rahul Gandhi alleged that the BJP is "obsessed" with "grabbing" power and has shown "utter disregard" to the mandate of people in the state.
The Bhartiya Janata Party pulled the carpet from under the Congress' feet by formulating an alliance with the National People’s Party and three other regional parties.
"The governor has invited me to form the government since I have the numbers", Sangma said.
The 48-year-old managed to break the entire top leadership of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress to bring them into the BJP fold as well as build an Assam-style alliance with IPFT
Sangma has keen interest in music and has also organised number of musical events in the north-eastern Region.
The governor accepted the resignation and asked Sangma to be in charge till a new government is formed, a Raj Bhavan official said.
NPP president Conrad Sangma met Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad this evening and staked claim to form the government in the state with the support of 34 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly.
Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said the verdict of the assembly elections in Meghalaya was against the Congress, which ruled the state for a decade, and against incumbent Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
A delegation of three Congress leaders -- Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi -- met the governor at 7 pm last night, they said.
The BJP has emerged as a strong party in the North-East region by putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly Elections
Acche Din for North-East? The BJP has emerged as a strong party in the North-East region by putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly Elections
Elections were held in 59 seats in all three states due to different reasons despite them having 60-member assemblies.
Here is a quick look at the journey of Congress' Mukul Sangma.
The Congress could not establish a lead in any of the constituencies.