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Central government working to improve connectivity, infrastructure in Northeast, says EAM Jaishankar
India

Central government working to improve connectivity, infrastructure in Northeast, says EAM Jaishankar

Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Manipur's capital Imphal, attended an interactive programme held at Classic Grande in the city on Saturday evening

Explained: How India grants citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
India

Explained: How India grants citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

Matters related to citizenship are handled by the Centre but it can delegate powers to state officials. Now the Ministry of Home Affairs has empowered two districts in Gujarat to give citizenship to minority communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan under the Citizenship Act, 1955

Centre to kickstart month-long Special Campaign 2.0 to reduce pendency in government offices
India

Centre to kickstart month-long Special Campaign 2.0 to reduce pendency in government offices

Union Minister Jitendra Singh will launch the campaign from the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) office under the Ministry of Personnel at Sardar Patel Bhawan

Centre hikes Dearness Allowance for employees by 4 per cent ahead of festive season
India

Centre hikes Dearness Allowance for employees by 4 per cent ahead of festive season

"After the latest revision, central government employees and pensioners will get a dearness allowance of 38 per cent of the basic pay/pension to compensate for increasing prices," Union Minister Anurag Thakur said while announcing the decisions of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

Bombay HC issues notice to Central Government, Serum Institute and others over plea on alleged COVID vaccine death
India

Bombay HC issues notice to Central Government, Serum Institute and others over plea on alleged COVID vaccine death

Notices have also been issued to the Union government, Maharashtra government and Drug Controller of India, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry

First virtual school in India was launched last year by Centre and not Delhi government, says NIOS
India

First virtual school in India was launched last year by Centre and not Delhi government, says NIOS

The statement by NIOS came after the launch of the Delhi Virtual Model School where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that it was India’s first such platform

Five-judge SC constitution bench to hear plea related to Delhi-Centre row over control of services
India

Five-judge SC constitution bench to hear plea related to Delhi-Centre row over control of services

The dispute between the Center and the Delhi government will be heard by a bench presided over by Justice D Y Chandrachud, said CJI. Earlier, SC had said that the limited issue of control over services was not dealt with by the Constitution bench which elaborately dealt with all legal questions

Hear us before passing any order on petitions against Agnipath scheme: Centre urges Supreme Court
India

Hear us before passing any order on petitions against Agnipath scheme: Centre urges Supreme Court

A fresh petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre for reconsideration of the Agnipath recruitment scheme announced on 14 June

Centre plans to repurpose Co-WIN platform for its Universal Immunisation Programme
India

Centre plans to repurpose Co-WIN platform for its Universal Immunisation Programme

The Universal Immunisation Programme is one of the largest vaccination projects in the world aimed at protecting children and pregnant mothers from preventable diseases

Assam floods: Centre releases advance of Rs 324 crore from SDRF to help state deal with calamity
India

Assam floods: Centre releases advance of Rs 324 crore from SDRF to help state deal with calamity

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for releasing an advance of Rs 324 cr and said that the funds will ensure timely relief and rehabilitation of affected citizens

Parliamentary Committee to hold meeting on Mediation Bill 2021 consideration
India

Parliamentary Committee to hold meeting on Mediation Bill 2021 consideration

In December 2021, the Centre introduced the 'Mediation Bill, 2021' in Rajya Sabha for its further consideration into Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice

Delhi-Centre row: SC refers to five-judge bench dispute over control of services
India

Delhi-Centre row: SC refers to five-judge bench dispute over control of services

The top court asked the counsel for the Centre and the AAP-led Delhi government to argue the case on 11 May

PM Modi must hold meeting with all CMs on inflation and 'listen to everyone', says Ashok Gehlot
Politics

PM Modi must hold meeting with all CMs on inflation and 'listen to everyone', says Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot said though the country's economic policies are mainly formed and operated by the central government, its effects are reflected seen on the states

‘If 20% will suffer, rest 80% will suffer too’ threatens Jharkhand minorities minister
Politics

‘If 20% will suffer, rest 80% will suffer too’ threatens Jharkhand minorities minister

BJP has demanded resignation of Jharkhand minister Hafizal Hassan for his statement and said it shows the real face of the state government

Everyone should comply with Karnataka HC's order on loudspeaker usage, says senior Congress leader
India

Everyone should comply with Karnataka HC's order on loudspeaker usage, says senior Congress leader

Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Central and the state governments should 'keep things under control' and 'take everyone along'

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she won't seek second term
World

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she won't seek second term

Speculation had swirled for months about whether Lam would seek another term, but she said that her decision had been conveyed to the central government in Beijing last year and was met with 'respect and understanding'

‘Certainly would not endorse’, says Ned Price on Rahul Gandhi's 'Pakistan-China' remarks
India

‘Certainly would not endorse’, says Ned Price on Rahul Gandhi's 'Pakistan-China' remarks

The US State Department spokesperson's comments comes in the wake of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying that Narendra Modi's policies have brought China and Pakistan together

National Youth Day 2022 is a reminder to rededicate efforts to skilling, educating Indian youth
India

National Youth Day 2022 is a reminder to rededicate efforts to skilling, educating Indian youth

Now is time for the key stakeholders – the government, corporates, and the civil society – to work in greater synergy than ever and devise targeted interventions

Agricultural reform is a political hot potato better left to states
India

Agricultural reform is a political hot potato better left to states

Now that the Centre has given up, the states can, individually or severally, implement some parts, or even the whole of the three farm laws withdrawn

Accept farmers demand on MSP, take action against MoS Ajay Mishra: Varun Gandhi to PM Modi
India

Accept farmers demand on MSP, take action against MoS Ajay Mishra: Varun Gandhi to PM Modi

In his letter, Gandhi underscored the need to accept the farmers' demand on minimum support prices (MSP).