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Get your dream home at lower price! Centre asks states to lower stamp duty for affordable housing

Get your dream home at lower price! Centre asks states to lower stamp duty for affordable housing

Union Government has written to the states asking them to reduce stamp duty on registration of houses for poor as it aims to push affordable housing projects across the country.

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Centre lifts ban on Jallikattu - bull taming sport of Tamil Nadu

Jallikattu is an integral part of Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu and was banned by the Supreme Court in 2014.

Centre criticised for trying to reorient education policy

All India University Employees' Confederation (AIUEC) on Monday accused the Union Government of trying to reorient education policy which, it claimed, would kill public-funded education and encourage private sector to take over.

Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

Govt blocks over 800 porn websites – complete list

The Union government has banned more than 800 websites showcasing pornography and has asked telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to block these.

Badal seeks upward revision of minimum support price for wheat

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday asked the Union Government to "upwardly revise" the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

Centre to bear 50% of police deployment cost on Railways

Union Government told Bombay HC that it was ready to bear 50 percent of expenses for hiring and deploying an additional 100 GRP officials on railways in the interest of women`s safety.

GAIL pipeline fire: CPI demands probe into possibility of `sabotage`

CPI on Friday demanded that Union government should constitute a high-level technical expert committee to probe into the gas pipeline fire at Nagaram village in East Godavari district.

Union government to review national policy on senior citizens

The central government is in the process of reviewing its national policy for senior citizens and is prepared to make changes to suit current needs, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said here today.

Former union minister Tapan Sikdar on ventillator

BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar was put on ventilator support Tuesday after he was admitted to a private hospital following serious respiratory problems.

B Pandya appointed Central Water Commission Chairman

B Pandya has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission (CWC) and Ex-officio Secretary to the Union Government, officials said today.

Asian Games bid: IOA running out of time

India can bid for the 2019 Asian Games if the new union government taking office later this month takes a priority view and clears it to meet the July 1 deadline.

`Move to clear Jat reservation a poll stunt`

Union government`s decision to include Jats in the central list of OBCs for nine states drew mixed reactions from political parties.

HC notice to Centre on implementation of childcare leave

Bombay High Court issued notice to Union government on petition filed by woman seeking direction to the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to implement childcare leave as ordered by government in 2008.

HC orders probe into non-selection of shuttler Prajakta Sawant

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked Sports Authority of India and the Union Government to conduct an inquiry to find out why badminton player Prajakta Sawant was not picked up in the Indian team for international matches.

India will participate in Olympics: Government tells high court

The Union Government Thursday informed the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court that sports persons from India will participate in the next Olympics despite the ban on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Union government assures all help to the displaced

As Uttarakhand struggles in the aftermath of massive floods, Centre assured all possible help for rehabilitation of the displaced people in the state.

Union govt to be made a party in gutkha ban PIL

Orissa High Court asked the petitioner of a PIL to file an amended petition on the ban on gutkha here making the Central government as a respondent.

Centre wants fool-proof monitoring of internet traffic in J&K

The Union Govt has asked private telecom operators in J&K to provide at the earliest a mechanism for fool-proof monitoring of Internet traffic to the state.

SC orders shifting Pak prisoners to detention

Union government to remand 37 alleged Pakistani prisoners and 11 fishermen in detention homes instead of prisons until their nationality was confirmed

Punjab Cabinet rejects proposal to set up NCTC

Punjab cabinet on Friday
rejected the proposal of the Union government to set up NCTC terming it against the concept of federalism.