Tag: Centre

Law in making to make honour killing an offence, SC told

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was bringing a law to make honour killing a cognizable offence as it sought directions for prompt police action and criminal prosecution of the guilty. The Centre told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that they […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Irani's whims making DD/AIR staff suffer: Congress

New Delhi: Following media reports that the Centre is withholding funds to Prasar Bharti since December, the Congress on Saturday attacked Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, saying “her unbridled whims and anger” was making “employees of DD/AIR suffer”. The party also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the issue. The party also […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Bill on data protection to be ready by March

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the much-awaited bill on data protection — being drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna (retd) — would be ready by March. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal gave the information to a Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri, […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Centre working on mechanism to speed up GST refund for exporters: Minister

Kolkata: The central government is working on mechanisms to further speed up the GST refund process for exporters, a minister said on Sunday. “We are evolving a mechanism. We are trying to further reduce time for refunds,” Minister of State for Commerce & Industry C.R. Chaudhary told the media here on the sidelines of the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Delhi Metro Phase IV proposal to be sent to Centre

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the proposal on Phase IV of Delhi Metro, involving extensions of the existing lines and one new, will be soon sent to the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for approval. The issue was discussed when Kejriwal met Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Special status to J&K: SC seeks Centre's response

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea challenging the validity of the Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to the state. A bench of Chief Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice A.K. Goel and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked the Centre and […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
States advised to amend law to accommodate AYUSH system

New Delhi: Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday urged all state governments to consider amending their state medical practioners act to enable AYUSH system to deal with medical emergencies. According to Naik, several states including Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have already made such amendments in their respective medical Practitioner […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Odisha urges Centre to release insurance money for drought-hit farmers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged the Centre to release Rs 795.31 crore for disbursal among the state’s drought-hit farmers. In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, the Chief Minister said the state government had taken many steps to alleviate the hardships faced by the drought-hit farmers during Kharif […]

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
Centre should waive farm loans like Cong did in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh: Gehlot

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday said the Centre should waive farm loans across the country like the Congress has done after coming to power recently in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. He also said a farmers’ rally will be organised in the state soon, and the details will be finalised after a discussion with […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Cyclone Titli: AP govt urges Centre to release Rs 1,200 cr

Amaravati (AP): The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday requested the Centre to release Rs 1,200 crore as interim relief for restoration measures in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts that were battered by cyclone Titli. The severe cyclonic storm hit the two districts early Thursday, with winds gusting up to 165 kilometers per hour. Heavy rainfall, ranging from […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Minorities safe in India, says central government

New Delhi: The central government on Thursday said that the rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India compared with the rest of the world, and that “secularism, social and communal harmony and tolerance” are in the country’s DNA. The remarks came days after a letter from the Archbishop of Delhi talked about […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Here's how govt is mulling to insulate SC/ST Act from judicial scrutiny

  New Delhi: The government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Centre approves ordinance to award death penalty for rape of children below 12

  New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Official sources said that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Yashwant remains unfazed, wants govt to do course correction

New Delhi: Unfazed by the government’s rebuttal of his criticism of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the state of the economy, including his Union Minister son Jayant, BJP veteran leader Yashwant Sinha today stuck to his guns and hoped the Centre would do some course correction. Sinha, who had yesterday launched a blistering attack on […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021