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Centre asks state governments to be better prepared for natural disasters

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.

Supreme Court asks Centre to file comprehensive report on amenities to Rohingya refugees

The top court had said it will not pass any interim order with regard to ensuring health and educational facilities for Rohingya refugee camps in the country unless materials contradicting the Centre's claims are brought before it. 

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Centre's aviation scheme will boost tourism in Himachal Pradesh, says CM Jai Ram Thakur

Right from the times of Thakur Karam Singh and Sukh Ram, the tallest leaders of Mandi, chief ministership were denied to the district but the BJP, with the blessings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the district its due, CM Jai Ram Thakur said. 

When did the Centre recruit doctors in hospitals last? Delhi High Court asks

On perusing the report which said that resident doctors of All India Institute of Medical Sciences have decided to take self-defence classes, the bench had observed "this needs to be taken care by authorities and steps have to be taken in this regard".

Congress leaders to undertake ‘Sankalp Yatra’ against Centre, state today

While state party president Raj Babbar is likely to take part in the protest at Meerut, other senior leaders have been asked to stage protests at the district headquarters.

GST Rollback: Fishermen urge Amit Mitra to take up issue with Centre

Shyamal said they have already written to Arun Jaitley and also moved the GST Council. The DMF, which is affiliated to NFF, had Monday written to state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, urging him to look into the matter.

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Centre should immediately "reform" DVC, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

According to state irrigation department senior official, nearly 106 blocks in southern part of West Bengal have been inundated and around 50 relief camps have been opened in Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura, Birbhum and North and South 24 Parganas districts.

No policy decision yet on Genetically Modified mustard crop: Centre tells Supreme Court

Alleging that field trials were being carried out without doing relevant tests, Bhushan sought a 10-year moratorium on them. He said a TEC report has pointed out that entire regulatory system was in shambles and a 10-year moratorium should be given.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wants Centre to start dialogue, hills witness violence

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has demanded the Centre to initiate dialogue on Gorkhaland issue as the Darjeeling hills have been witnessing violence over the ongoing extended agitation against the Mamata Banerjee government.

Centre to take steps to develop Central Economic Zone in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government was committed to develop the Paradip-Dhamra region as a world class economic zone and complimented NITI Aayog for initiating the move, CMO sources said.

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Imposing sedition charges on Kanhaiya is condemnable: Owaisi

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

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.

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Politicians, Nobel Laureate hail Bose files declassification

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

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.

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