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Jallikattu: Centre looking for 'permanent' solution, says Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave

He said that during the meeting of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam with Prime Minister yesterday, the latter had appreciated the sentiments and cultural values of different cultural sports particularly jallikattu.

Cannot direct Centre, TN to frame spl law on Jallikattu: HC

The court cannot issue such a direction," the bench, comprising Chief Justice S K Kaul and Justice M Sundar said while hearing a petition by K K Ramesh, Managing Trustee of Tamil Nadu Centre for Public Interest Litigation.

20000 youths in Ganga basin states to be trained, deployed as 'Swachhta Doots'

As many as 20,000 youths in Ganga basin states will be trained and deployed as 'Swachhta Doots' in about 2,336 villages along the river to spread message of keeping the river clean among the local dwellers and visitors.

Govt to launch exclusive scheme for women entrepreneurs

The Centre would shortly launch an exclusive scheme for women entrepreneurs, a senior official in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) said today.

SC seeks data from Centre on recovery cases filed by banks, financial institutions pending for 10 years

SC seeks data from Centre on recovery cases filed by banks, financial institutions pending for 10 years

The bench also sought a response on the question as to whether the recovery tribunals are equipped to decide the loan recovery cases within a fixed time frame, stipulated under the law.

Centre grants Rs 160 crore to Uttar Pradesh to construct houses for urban poor

Centre grants Rs 160 crore to Uttar Pradesh to construct houses for urban poor

The Centre has granted Rs 160 crore to Uttar Pradesh to construct houses for its urban poor, an official statement said on Wednesday.

Centre asks Delhi, neighbouring states to submit plans to curb air pollution

Centre asks Delhi, neighbouring states to submit plans to curb air pollution

While reviewing the measures being taken to improve the air quality in the national capital, the Centre on Tuesday asked Delhi and its neighbouring states to submit detailed action plans to curb the air pollution.

Centre releases additional Rs 450 cr special assistance to Telangana

The Centre has provided additional Rs 450 crore as special assistance to Telangana for the development of the backward areas in the state, with a cumulative assistance of Rs 900 crore so far, an official said on Tuesday.

Centre to set up single tribunal to decide all inter-state water disputes

Centre to set up single tribunal to decide all inter-state water disputes

The Centre has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-state river water disputes subsuming existing tribunals, a step which is aimed at resolving grievances of states in a speedy manner.

Sri Lanka Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, threatens to shoot them

Sri Lanka Navy chases away 3,000 TN fishermen, threatens to shoot them

Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were forced to return without their catch after Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly intercepted them and snapped fishing nets of ten mechanised boats off Katchatheevu islet. 

No 'deceit' involved in shifting R K Dutta from CBI: Centre tells SC

No 'deceit' involved in shifting R K Dutta from CBI: Centre tells SC

Appearing for the Centre, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was critical of the arguments of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that there was malafide in shunting out Dutta from CBI.

'Through Rahul Gandhi Twitter row, Congress trying to divert nation's attention from Centre's initiative of cashless economy'

'Through Rahul Gandhi Twitter row, Congress trying to divert nation's attention from Centre's initiative of cashless economy'

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was allegedly hacked and abusive tweets were posted through it, Congress has said that the Centre's lack of digital safety led to the hacking of the account.

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Earlier in March, the Health Ministry had banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification, which includes well known brands like Corex cough syrup, Vicks Action 500 extra and D'Cold.

Government approves inclusion of 15 new castes in Central OBC list

Government approves inclusion of 15 new castes in Central OBC list

The Government today approved inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

Submit details of money allotted for courtrooms: Supreme Court to Centre

Submit details of money allotted for courtrooms: Supreme Court to Centre

The Supreme Court today expressed concern over lack of courtrooms and infrastructure across the country and directed the government to submit state-wise break-up of money allotted for setting up of court infrastructure.

SC pulls up Centre for not making buildings disabled-friendly

SC pulls up Centre for not making buildings disabled-friendly

"The ministry concerned has not taken any steps with regard to implementation of the law or the campaign. Is this the way government functions?" a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said.

Supreme Court collegium reiterated 37 names out of 43 returned to it, Government informs Lok Sabha

Supreme Court collegium reiterated 37 names out of 43 returned to it, Government informs Lok Sabha

Out of the 43 names returned to it by the government for reconsideration, the Supreme Court collegium has "reiterated" its recommendation for 37, deferred three proposals while three other names are still with it, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Centre forms panel to assess status of demonetisation drive

Centre forms panel to assess status of demonetisation drive

Each of the officers will visit different areas of the State and Union Territories separately and the focus will be on the rural areas.

Delhi resembles a gas chamber, Centre needs to intervene: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi resembles a gas chamber, Centre needs to intervene: Arvind Kejriwal

The Centre needs to intervene to mitigate the alarming levels of smog, which have virtually turned Delhi into a 'gas chamber', mainly due to farm fires in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.

Delhi pollution: Centre says it is an 'emergency situation'

Kejriwal likened the city to a "gas chamber" with main reason being smoke from farm fires in Punjab and Haryana and appealed to people to minimise use of vehicles.