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'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC
India

'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC

The affidavit comes after four people from the gay and lesbian community urged the court to declare that marriages between any two persons irrespective of their sex be solemnised under the Special Marriage Act

West Bengal govt to reduce tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre from midnight on 22 Feb
India

West Bengal govt to reduce tax on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre from midnight on 22 Feb

State finance minister Amit Mitra said the move will provide respite to those stung by fuel prices and alleged that the Centre had imposed cess to avoid devolution with states

Punjab farmers to lift rail blockade from Monday, but threaten to return if concerns not addressed in 15 days
India

Punjab farmers to lift rail blockade from Monday, but threaten to return if concerns not addressed in 15 days

Protests at toll plazas, outside railway stations, shopping malls and residences of BJP leaders will continue, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) said

By withdrawing general consent, states could render CBI a toothless tiger
India

By withdrawing general consent, states could render CBI a toothless tiger

Over the years, given the lack of general faith in India's law enforcement system, the CBI has managed to maintain the public perception of being a professional investigating agency

Day after Centre calls 'UPSC jihad show' offensive, SC defers Sudarshan TV case by two weeks
India

Day after Centre calls 'UPSC jihad show' offensive, SC defers Sudarshan TV case by two weeks

In the affidavit which was filed Wednesday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had annexed its 4 November order by which it has cautioned the channel of "stricter penal action" in case of future violations

Daily COVID-19 cases in India less than half of September peak; a look at figures since lockdown
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Daily COVID-19 cases in India less than half of September peak; a look at figures since lockdown

The fall in daily cases has come amid allegations of "many state governments controlling COVID-19 testing to show reduced numbers of cases"

No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority
India

No salary, no COVID-19 healthcare, no PPEs: At State-run BSNL, workers say feel 'abandoned'; experts warn of govt losing moral authority

Two months since the Ministry of Labour and Employment issued an advisory asking private and public employers across India not to terminate or reduce the wages of the workforce, life remains grim for thousands who are employed with the State-owned telecom operator BSNL.

EPF cut in employee contribution means take-home is high but will increase TDS liability; here's all you need to know
Business

EPF cut in employee contribution means take-home is high but will increase TDS liability; here's all you need to know

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has implemented the decision to cut employees' provident fund (EPF) contributions to 10 percent from the existing 12 percent for three months till July.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt freezes DA, DR for 1.1 cr central govt employees, pensioners
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt freezes DA, DR for 1.1 cr central govt employees, pensioners

The government on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for its 1.1 crore employees and pensioners, a move states are likely to replicate, helping save a combined Rs 1.2 lakh crore that could be used to combat the coronavirus crisis

States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support
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States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support

A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support

Coronavirus outbreak: India's minuscule health budget hampers development of tools necessary to deal with pandemics like COVID-19
India

Coronavirus outbreak: India's minuscule health budget hampers development of tools necessary to deal with pandemics like COVID-19

Among the various scientific departments under the direct control of the Central government, the Department of Health Research (DHR), an important arm within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, received the fewest funds to carry out research and development in the priority areas of national health and epidemics.

RBI likely to follow April-March financial year from 2020-21 to align with Centre; proposal sent to govt for approval
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RBI likely to follow April-March financial year from 2020-21 to align with Centre; proposal sent to govt for approval

Accordingly, the RBI's April-March financial year system in line with the Central government will be effective from 2020-21 and a proposal in this regard has been forwarded to the government for its nod, said a release.

'Don't understand hatred towards Kerala': Minister slams Centre, terms move to reject Republic Day tableau 'politically motivated'
India

'Don't understand hatred towards Kerala': Minister slams Centre, terms move to reject Republic Day tableau 'politically motivated'

The Kerala government on Friday termed as 'politically motivated', the Centre rejecting the state's proposed theme for the tableau for the Republic Day parade for the second consecutive year

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked
India

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked

How similar or different is NRC from NPR, a nationwide process, which the government announced will be conducted along with Census 2021, Firstpost takes a look

Home ministry says climbers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Afghanistan need permission to scale Indian peaks
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Home ministry says climbers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Afghanistan need permission to scale Indian peaks

Amending the over-70-year-old Foreigners Order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a gazette notification on Friday saying that nationals or persons having their origin to the four countries will have to take permission for even climbing peaks which are "open".

Swati Maliwal hospitalised; DCW chief has been on 10-day hunger strike demanding stringent law against sexual crimes be enacted across India
India

Swati Maliwal hospitalised; DCW chief has been on 10-day hunger strike demanding stringent law against sexual crimes be enacted across India

Delhi Commission for Women chief, Swati Maliwal wrote to Narendra Modi, stating that she will not break her fast until Andhra Pradesh's Disha law is enacted throughout India

BJP’s Vijay Goel and AAP’s Sanjay Singh clash in Rajya Sabha over water quality in Delhi
Politics

BJP’s Vijay Goel and AAP’s Sanjay Singh clash in Rajya Sabha over water quality in Delhi

Trouble started when BJP's Vijay Goel was called to make his Zero Hour submission on the quality of water in Delhi and AAP's Sanjay Singh started countering him in a loud voice

Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutions
India

Kerala becomes first state to introduce maternity benefits for employees, teachers in unaided private educational institutions

In a first in the country, Kerala is all set to bring thousands of employees, including teachers, of unaided private educational institutions under the ambit of the Maternity Benefit Act

Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr
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Govt increases dearness allowance by 5% for central govt employees, pensioners; move to cost exchequer Rs 16,000 cr

The government on Wednesday announced the highest ever 5 percentage points increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will bring cheers to 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners ahead of Diwali

Central ministers to visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one; political leaders to be released at 'convenient time': Official
India

Central ministers to visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one; political leaders to be released at 'convenient time': Official

Central ministers will visit Jammu and Kashmir one by one to assess the situation, look into the implementation of development programmes and try to interact with people in the coming days, a senior government functionary said on Thursday