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Centre evaded talks with Pakistan on Kashmir: Hurriyat

 Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Tuesday accused the Centre of "evading" the NSA-level talks with Pakistan by refusing to discuss Kashmir, an issue it described as the main reason for the "huge trust deficit" between the two countries.

Land Bill: Farmers' bodies meet Centre, discuss grievances

Various farmers' unions put forward their suggestions and grievances regarding the controversial Land Bill in a meeting called by the Central government.

Nitish Kumar takes swipe at Centre for not giving special status

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government for not fulfilling its promise to accord special category status to Bihar which is posing as a great impediment to big ticket investment in the state.

Relocate people in tiger reserve within time frame: Panel to Centre

A parliamentary panel has asked the Centre to ensure that the three-phase relocation programme of people living inside the core area of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) is implemented within the stipulated time frame.

Centre, Delhi government to clean Yamuna together

The central and Delhi governments have decided to come together to clean up the Yamuna river in the capital.

Centre to collaborate with Ramdev in finding cure of malnutrition: Juel Oram

The Centre will identify and document medicinal herbs helpful in treatment of malnutrition in collaboration with yoga guru Ramdev and his aide Balkrishna.

Centre appoints seven new joint secretaries

 The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday appointed seven new joint secretaries, including two from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle.

Name DRDO after Abdul Kalam, Telanana CM urges PM Narendra Modi

The Telangana Government on Sunday requested the Centre that the city-based Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), be named after former President A P J Abdul Kalam.

Abducted professor's family members seek Centre's intervention

The family members of a teacher, who has been kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by Islamic State (IS) terror group on Friday sought Centre's urgent intervention to secure his release.

Centre opposes contempt plea in SC, says Aadhaar not mandatory

Government today opposed in the Supreme Court a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against it, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and others for allegedly insisting on Aadhaar cards to grant benefits of various schemes to citizens, saying it was not mandatory.

Land Bill: Centre open to states framing own laws

The government is open to the idea of states framing their own land acquisition laws, the joint parliamentary panel examining the related bill has been informed, a move which is seen as an effort to break the logjam on the contentious measure.

Right to Privacy cannot be invoked to scrap Aadhar: AG to SC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a "fool proof" system would be in place for the implementation of Aadhar scheme and Right to Privacy cannot be invoked to scrap the welfare programme as it is not a fundamental right under the constitution.

Centre's security clearance process for FM auction vague: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court today termed as "vague" and open to "misuse" the Centre's process for granting security clearance to radio channels for participating in the stage III FM auction and asked the government to consider postponing it.

SC rejects Centre's review against scrapping quota for Jats

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of the Centre seeking a review of its March 17 verdict that set aside a notification to include Jats in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) category in 9 states to accord quota benefits to them.

Centre, Delhi govt differ on air pollution in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal Monday questioned Delhi government's submission that vehicles coming from outside the capital were not causing pollution.

Ahead of Monsoon session, govt calls all-party meet

With the Opposition all set to corner the Narendra Modi government over 'Lalitgate' and the Vyapam scam issue, an all-party meet, called by the Centre a day ahead of the commencement of Monsoon session to work out a strategy to ensure the smooth functioning of the Parliament, was held on Monday.

NGT suggests variable office hours to check pollution

The National Green Tribunal today floated the idea of having variable office hours for the government and the private sector in the national capital to reduce vehicular pollution in peak hours and asked the Centre to deliberate with stakeholders on the suggestion.

States asked to develop online portals to report prenatal sex determination

The Centre has asked the states to develop online portal to receive complaints on prenatal sex determination, a communique from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry stated.