Tag: Centre

Centre sends guidelines for Smart City SPV

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar on Friday said the Centre has sent guidelines for the formation of special purpose vehicle (SPV), which is mandatory for implementation of projects under the Smart City Mission. Kumar, who attended a discussion with Central government officials including the Union cabinet secretary via video conferencing here, said […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Odisha govt to set up Aahar centres in 29 dists by Feb 25

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to set up Aahar centres in 57 urban localities spread over 29 districts by February 25. A decision to this effect was taken during a videoconferencing of chief minister Naveen Patnaik with the district collectors at the State Secretariat here. The chief minister directed the collectors to complete […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Jet loan restructuring to be under Sashakt scheme, says SBI chief

New Delhi: Lenders of the cash strapped Jet Airways will restructure loans given to the airline under the ‘Sashakt’ scheme, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar said on Friday. Speaking at a concall after the third quarter earning results on Friday, Kumar said the debt recast proposal would go to the screening panel […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
SC issues notices on pleas challenging snooping order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on multiple petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order authorising security and intelligence agencies to snoop on all computers. Hearing the petitions filed by advocate M.L. Sharma among others, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Ashok […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Bengal accuses Centre of delaying green clearances for coal mining

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Saturday accused the Centre of delaying environmental and forest clearances in order to commence coal mining activities in allotted mines and also sought supports from “clean energy fund” to stimulate green energy generation in the state. “We are not able to commence operations in some allotted coal mines because the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Centre, states need to come together for better healthcare: Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Centre and state governments need to come together for providing better healthcare to the people and proper utilisation of resources. “We are running the Ayushman Bharat scheme while the states also have their own schemes. The Centre and the states need to merge the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Centre approves plan to boost supply, curb prices of tomatoes, onions, potatoes

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries on Monday approved a plan that offers subsidies on transportation and storage of tomatoes, onions and potatoes. The strategy — Operations Greens — also seeks to develop integrated value chains, according to an official statement. Operation Greens was announced in this year’s Union Budget with an […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Centre doing all to curb Maoism, terrorism: Rajnath

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Centre is taking steps to curb all possible national security threats, including Maoism and terrorism, and assured the states of Central forces’ help whenever they require. “Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — all sorts of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Centre to pay jute mills only after full payment to farmers, labourers: Minister

Kolkata: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the Centre is making it mandatory that jute mills would get the entire payment for government orders only after jute farmers and labourers are paid fully. “Jute industry has a ready order worth Rs 5,000-5,500 crore every year (in terms of sacking). The government gives such […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Bring petrol, diesel under GST immediately: Chidambaram to Centre

New Delhi: As petrol and diesel prices hit new highs on Monday, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the Centre and states must act together to bring petrol and diesel under GST immediately. “Relentless rise in prices of petrol and diesel is not inevitable. Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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
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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