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Letter to the Editor: Federal equity

Freight equalisation, near zero royalties on minerals for decades, poor credit deposit ratio in backward states, revenue deficit grants to cover populist measures are among the measures through which funds are transferred from poor to better off states.

The question of discretion

As SC continues to hear today the Cong-JD(S) appeal against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to call B S Yeddyurappa to form the government, an eminent jurist weighs in on a key aspect of the debate

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Arunachal governor informs Centre on shortage of specialists in hospitals

The governor on Tuesday met the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda and suggested him that his ministry should help the state in getting specialists from other states on deputation so that immediate problem of shortage in the state could be taken care of.

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla moots ‘Flying Doctor” scheme

“The scheme is one of its kind and will be very useful for other hill areas in the NE region as the neighbouring states in the area share similar topographical features,” the governor said adding she had requested the prime minister to inaugurate it.

Amarnath terror attack: Karan Singh demands Governor rule in Jammu and Kashmir

Considering the situation that has developed in last few months, "my personal view is that next step has to be immediate imposition of Governor's rule so that entire security, political and regional situation can be revisited", he said in a statement.

Mamata Banerjee's allegation baseless, meant only to emotionally blackmail people, says Governor

"The governor is of the view that Raj Bhawan is not a department of the state government and is open to every citizen to approach him for redressal of his or her grievances," he said in the statement released by the Raj Bhawan at Kolkata.

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LG a lighthouse, his approval required to implement decisions: Centre

The ASG was addressing arguments during final hearing on the issue of interpretation of Article 239AA regarding the powers of the LG on the governance of Delhi.

Governors can work as ‘catalytic agents’: PM Modi

Modi urged all Governors to think about some form of legacy they would leave behind at the end of their terms, as their contribution to the states, the PMO said in a statement.

Changing Sadr-e-Riyasat to Governor goes against J&K constitution, says J&K HC

"The sixth amendment therefore did not merely change the nomenclature, but the eligibility, mode and method of appointment of Head of the State," added Justice Masoodi.

Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand

A two-time BJP MLA from Odisha, she was a minister in the Naveen Patnaik cabinet when the Biju Janata Dal ruled the state with the support of BJP.

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Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

BJP trying to form govt. in J&K: Ravinder Raina

Jammu, Feb 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravinder Raina on Tuesday asserted that the party is trying to re-establish government in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that BJP-PDP coalition had never broken following the demise of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Raina further stated that the saffron party is committed to work towards bringing peace in the Valley. Jammu and Kashmir has been put under Governor's rule since January 8.

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Raghuram Rajan says banks will be restored back to health

Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said that efforts of the federal bank and the government to clean up banks' balance sheets would be successful and warned analysts against "scare-mongering"about the level of stressed assets in the sector. India's banks are struggling under $100 billion of stressed loans, choking the financial system at a time when the economy needs fresh investment to galvanise growth. Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said the government, while working closely with RBI, was supporting the banks fully in terms of both capital as well as necessary policy measures. He also said that they have gone through and done the asset quality review and have identified the full extent of the problem.

Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

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Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

Tuki hopes SC 'will protect Constitution' in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki on Wednesday said the matter rests with the Supreme Court and he is hopeful of justice being meted out by the judiciary. He said it was fallacious the way Centre imposed the President rule without consulting the state government. He added that Arunachal Pradesh Governor was a marionette of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been misleading the MLA. Tuki added that the people of Arunachal Pradesh were quite upset over this whole issue and they were expecting justice from the SC.

My relations with Lt Gen Jacob were friendly: Parrikar

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After the demise of Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had very different and friendly relations with him. Appreciating Lt. Gen. Jacob he said that he was a straight forward man and his contributions played a very vital role in the development of the country. He further asserted that he developed good relations with him when he was governor of Goa. Lt. Gen. Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning following a 13-days illness. He played the key role in India's victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.

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