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Centre notifies 48.32 sq km around TCFS as eco sensitive zone

May 07, 2021 4:47 am

The ESZ is meant to act as a buffer for protected areas and reduces developmental pressures around a wildlife sanctuary or national park.

Centre flags ‘need for more contact tracing, lack of Covid-appropriate behaviour’

April 12, 2021 5:33 am

Family Welfare Rajesh Bhushan has mentioned that the teams have been providing feedback on a daily basis to the state as well central government.

Centre to give UP Rs 14,246 crore as Disaster Response Fund: UP Govt

April 09, 2021 5:24 am

According to the officials of the Revenue Department, the state received Rs 3,729 crore in the last five years on the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission.

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea against 1991 law on maintaining character of religious places

March 12, 2021 3:10 pm

The fresh plea assumes significance as there has been an ongoing demand by some Hindu groups to reclaim religious places at Mathura and Kashi, which are prohibited under the 1991 law.

Mamata threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not withdrawn

December 03, 2020 3:51 pm

On Thursday West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to launch a country-wide agitation if the "anti-farmer" new farm laws were not withdrawn.

Interest waiver on loan moratorium: Diwali is in your hands, implement waiver, SC to govt

October 15, 2020 1:58 am

"Something concrete has to be done," a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said, adding, "benefits of waivers to borrowers up to Rs 2 crore must be implemented as soon as possible".

Decision in 2-3 days over interest on deferred instalments by banks, Centre tells SC

September 28, 2020 1:13 pm

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that it would hear the batch of pleas filed by various industries, trade associations and individuals on October 5.

SC extends relief on NPAs after govt says interest issue being considered at highest level

September 10, 2020 8:03 pm

The top court granted two weeks to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to file the affidavit and place before it the decisions taken in this regard.

Supreme Court to Centre: Clear stand on interest waiver during moratorium

August 27, 2020 2:13 am

The SC had earlier said there was "no merit in charging interest on interest" for deferred payment of loan installments during the moratorium period.

Centre asks state governments to be better prepared for natural disasters

May 18, 2018 4:51 pm

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba asked all the concerned officials of the central and the state governments to be better prepared to minimise losses due to natural disasters such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes etc.


Imposing sedition charges on Kanhaiya is condemnable: Owaisi

February 17, 2016 2:14 pm

Hyderabad, Feb 17 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted over the JNU incident by saying that the raising anti-national slogans were objectionable but imposing sedition charge is condemnable. He also asked the Centre to probe the attack on journalists.

Rahul Gandhi should have toffees with kids: Azam Khan

January 25, 2016 7:26 am

Rampur, Jan 25 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan took Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his dart and said he should better have toffees with kids as he the nation doesn't take him seriously. Rahul Gandhi had held 'padyatra' in Bundelkhand on January 23, and had said the Centre and the state government account for the poor condition of Bundelkhand.

Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said he did not understand why these documents were hidden from the public for so long. He exclaimed that this is a great beginning and interesting things are coming to the forefront. He added that he is thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out declassification of files. Supporting the declassification, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said Congress also demanded declassification of files and there is no question of being embarrassed. He also said that both Congress and Subhas Chandra Bose's aim was to free India. The party has no problem with it. Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that there is hardly any mystery. He added that Netaji's vision of equity and justice is badly needed in all spheres of life. Expressing interest in the files declassified by the Centre, he said it was more important to debate Netaji's life and work than his death.

SIT formed by Kejriwal was non-functional: Phoolka

January 22, 2016 7:42 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the issue of missing 1984 riots file, senior lawyer HS Phoolka on Friday said the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which was formed by the Kejriwal government in 2014, did not become functional as he resigned from his post thereafter. After Kejriwal's resignation, even the Lieutenant Governor did not constitute the SIT. He added that the new SIT, formed last year by the Centre, has no link with the prior SIT and is working properly.