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Amarnath Yatra: Delhi HC notice to Shrine Board, Centre on online helicopter ticket booking
India

Amarnath Yatra: Delhi HC notice to Shrine Board, Centre on online helicopter ticket booking

The lawyer appearing for the Shrine Board apprised the court that all services are presently available on its website but due to some technical glitch, it will be functional in some days

Tax cut on fuel by Centre only 'partial', don't expect states to slash rates, says Tamil Nadu finance minister
India

Tax cut on fuel by Centre only 'partial', don't expect states to slash rates, says Tamil Nadu finance minister

Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said the central government had never consulted states when it increased the taxes and that his state was already incurring loss of over Rs 1,000 crore due to the earlier tax cut announced by the union government in November 2021

Supreme Court says Centre, states not bound to recommendations of GST council
Business

Supreme Court says Centre, states not bound to recommendations of GST council

An apex court bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud held that the Parliament intended that the 'recommendations of the GST Council will have persuasive value as India is cooperative federalism'

Khalistanis baring their dangerous fangs again! Can Centre rely on Arvind Kejriwal to fight this menace in Punjab?
Opinion

Khalistanis baring their dangerous fangs again! Can Centre rely on Arvind Kejriwal to fight this menace in Punjab?

The border state can’t be allowed to go back to the eighties, and for this whatever is necessary, the Centre, in coordination with the Punjab government, should do

Directions came from PM Modi to re-examine, reconsider provisions of sedition law, says Kiren Rijiju
India

Directions came from PM Modi to re-examine, reconsider provisions of sedition law, says Kiren Rijiju

The government told the Supreme Court on Monday not to invest time in examining the validity of the sedition law as it has decided to reconsider the provisions by a ‘competent forum’

Decided to re-examine, reconsider sedition law, Centre tells Supreme Court
India

Decided to re-examine, reconsider sedition law, Centre tells Supreme Court

In a fresh affidavit, the Centre said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is of the firm view that the baggage of colonial-era laws, which outlived their utility, must be scrapped during the period of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'

'Needs no reconsideration': Centre defends colonial-era sedition law in Supreme Court
India

'Needs no reconsideration': Centre defends colonial-era sedition law in Supreme Court

In a written submission, the Centre has told the three-judge bench that the verdict in the Kedarnath Singh vs State of Bihar upholding sedition law is binding and that a three-judge bench cannot examine its validity

Centre asks states/UTs to review health facility preparedness amid rising temperature
Health

Centre asks states/UTs to review health facility preparedness amid rising temperature

In a letter to the states/UTs, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan requested them to disseminate the guideline document National Action Plan on Heat Related Illnesses' to all districts

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border
India

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border

The Central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the paramilitary force to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a 50 km stretch, from the International Border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam

Need control over administrative services in Delhi as it is face of country, Centre tells Supreme Court
India

Need control over administrative services in Delhi as it is face of country, Centre tells Supreme Court

The government told the top court that the contentious issue of who should control administrative services in Delhi be referred to a Constitution Bench for a holistic interpretation

Centre amends FEMA rules to let 20% foreign investment in LIC's public issue
Business

Centre amends FEMA rules to let 20% foreign investment in LIC's public issue

The government is planning to dilute its stake in LIC through the the IPO. LIC in February had filed the Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) before the markets regulator Sebi for the IPO

Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch
Health

Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has advised advised them to continue monitoring the spread of infection and undertake the required steps for prompt and effective management of COVID-19

Plea seeking directions to Centre, states to deport illegal immigrants mentioned for early hearing in SC
India

Plea seeking directions to Centre, states to deport illegal immigrants mentioned for early hearing in SC

The petitioner also sought to direct the Central and state governments to amend the respective laws to make illegal immigration and infiltration, a cognizable non-bailable and non-compoundable offence

Mamata Banerjee writes to non-BJP chief ministers, calls for united opposition against BJP
Politics

Mamata Banerjee writes to non-BJP chief ministers, calls for united opposition against BJP

The Trinamool Congress chairperson called for a meeting to discuss strategies to take on the BJP and commit to the cause of a unified and principled opposition at the Centre

Beant Singh assassination case: SC asks Centre to take call by 30 April on mercy plea of Rajoana
India

Beant Singh assassination case: SC asks Centre to take call by 30 April on mercy plea of Rajoana

A bench of justices UU Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat and PS Narasimha, said that despite earlier orders of the court nothing has been done in the matter and the counsel appearing for the Centre has no clear instructions

Centre ends COVID-19 containment measures from 31 March; wearing of face mask to continue
India

Centre ends COVID-19 containment measures from 31 March; wearing of face mask to continue

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare advisories on COVID containment measures will continue to guide the overall national response to the pandemic, said Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla

Centre accepts Farooq Khan's resignation as advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor; may join politics
India

Centre accepts Farooq Khan's resignation as advisor to J&K Lieutenant Governor; may join politics

Khan was appointed as the fifth advisor to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on 13 July 2019

SC upholds Centre's OROP policy in armed forces, says decision suffers from no constitutional infirmity
India

SC upholds Centre's OROP policy in armed forces, says decision suffers from no constitutional infirmity

The top court disposed of a plea filed by Ex-servicemen Association seeking implementation of the One Rank-One Pension as recommended by the Bhagat Singh Koshyari Committee with an automatic annual revision

Centre's negative opinion proves my judicial independence, says outgoing Rajasthan HC’s chief justice
India

Centre's negative opinion proves my judicial independence, says outgoing Rajasthan HC’s chief justice

Justice Abdulhamid Kureshi made the remark referring to observations made by former CJI in his biography, explaining why Kureshi's recommendations on the appointment of HC CJs of Madhya Pradesh and Tripura were rejected

Delhi High Court reserves order on pleas seeking criminalisation of marital rape
India

Delhi High Court reserves order on pleas seeking criminalisation of marital rape

The court also turned down the Centre's plea seeking to defer the hearing as it "needs time to clear its stand on the issue"