Tag: Centre

Centre scraps plan to set up Social media hub, Supreme Court told

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has abandoned its plan to set up a Social Media Communication Hub (SMCH) to track and monitor these platforms to identify “buzz creators”. Attorney General K.K.Venugopal informed a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the government is withdrawing the proposal. Justice […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Fill up vacancies in information panels quickly: SC tells Centre, States

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and seven states to fill up the vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the state level bodies in a time-bound manner. The top court also asked the Centre to explain why the posts in CIC, for which an advertisement was issued in 2016, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Yashwant Sinha addresses media
Current situation far worse than 1975 Emergency period: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called prevalent atmosphere in the country “far worse” than the period of Emergency, imposed by the then Congress government between 1975 and 1977. Speaking to NDTV, Sinha contended that the Emergency is too far back in history now to be made an issue and to […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Centre to end J&K ceasefire

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan. A Ministry of Home Affairs statement said that the operations against terrorists will resume. “The government took the decision that security forces will not conduct offensive operations in Jammu […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Swati Maliwal Ends 9-Day Fast After President Kovind Approves Death Penalty Ordinance

  New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years. Maliwal, 33, went on an indefinite hunger strike at Rajghat and refused to break it despite failing […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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