Last Week State of States 9th to 13th October 2015

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This edition has special news of more women participation in Bihar Polls and Freedom of Speech upheld by Maharashtra govt by screening Angels of God Play.

So Here are the Updates.SOS _12Oct


  • Bihar : Bihar’s Women saying NO to #JungleRaj?

That women in Bihar came out in large numbers, to cast their vote in the first phase of Bihar polls yesterday, is the front page news in most of the Bihar’s local newspapers.

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  • Maharashtra : Agnes of God Staged in Mumbai, Freedom of Speech Wins

After doubts over whether Agnes of God will be staged in Mumbai or not, the show opened to a packed house at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) in the city on Monday.

After the performance, the audience gave the cast and crew a standing ovation. An emotional Kaizaad Kotwal thanked Minority Affairs Minister Eknath Khadse and BJP spokesperson Shaina NC for their support.

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  • Uttarakhand : Kedarnath revamp work details to be tabled in Uttarakand Assembly

Details of funds spent over reconstruction and rehabilitation work in Kedarnath and other areas ravaged by 2013 flashfloods in the state will be presented in the state assembly during its forthcoming session scheduled in Gairsain on November 2.

The announcement was made at a high-level meeting here on Monday where chief minister Harish Rawat said the details to be tabled in the House will also include financial assistance received by the state government from the Centre and different organisations in the wake of the calamity.

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  • Assam : Assam’s female mahout gets lifetime achievement award

Elephant specialist Parbati Barua has been awarded the lifetime achievement award at the Kolkata International Wildlife and Environment Film Festival.

Hailing from the erstwhile royal family of the Baruas of Gauripur, now in Assams Goalpara district, Barua was awarded yesterday for her tireless work on wildlife conservation.

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  • Kerala : Former ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair Bats for PM Narendra Modi in Kerala

Former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-people policies while suggesting the discontent towards rival fronts here may give a new group (BJP-led NDA) a chance to do well.

The 71-year-old Nair’s praise came ahead of the upcoming local body elections in Kerala, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to open its account in the state assembly.

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  • Rajasthan : Vasundhara Raje launches Rajasthan’s first startup policy

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday released Rajasthan’s first startup policy to promote sustainable entrepreneurship across the state.

Raje unveiled the policy while inaugurating the first edition of the ‘Rajasthan Startup Fest,’ which is underway in the Sitapura area.

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  • West Bengal : Employment exchanges to turn into career counseling centres

In its bid to transform all employment exchanges in the country into national career counseling centres, the Centre will soon come up with 100 model centres out of which two will be for West Bengal.

“Already 100 model centres in the national level have been created and West Bengal will get two by next February,” Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Tuesday said here.

“All employment exchanges in the country will be changed into National Career Counseling Centres,” he said.

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  • Mizoram : MNF organises rally in protest against bad road conditions

The top leadership of the Mizo National Front has called for a statewide rally on October 13 to protest against bad roads throughout Mizoram.

The condition of roads in Mizoram has been a matter of much public discussion in past few months, and past few years more generally.

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