NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in U'khand

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.

Centre committed to cleaning all rivers: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Sunday said the Centre was committed to cleaning the country's rivers on the lines of project on Ganga taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Congress protests against Centre, Delhi govt over civic bodies' financial condition

The Congress Monday held protests across the city, accusing the Centre and Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government of being responsible for poor financial condition of municipal corporations.

Bihar seeks funds from Centre to strengthen judicial system

Bihar on Sunday sought financial assistance from the Centre to strengthen the state's judicial system through increasing the number of judicial officers and non-gazetted employees and expanding infrastructure.

Panel on environmental flow in Ganga basin to meet for consensus
Panel on environmental flow in Ganga basin to meet for consensus

A three-member panel constituted by the Centre to decide the environmental flow in the Ganga basin which gave varying opinions over the quantity and quality of water to be maintained in Yamuna, is likely to meet this week to arrive at a consensus.

PMK slams Centre for re-promulgating Land Ordinance Bill

NDA constituent PMK on Saturday slammed the Centre for re-promulgating the land ordinance, with party founder S Ramadoss alleging that the government "proves its loyalty to corporates."

Withholding of passports in Yemen: Centre's intervention sought

Kerala on Saturday sought Centre's urgent intervention after nurses who returned from Yemen yesterday complained that some of their colleagues could not leave the war-torn country as their passports were not given by the authorities there.

Govt mulls appointment of new Governors

Centre is mulling filling vacancies of Governors in nine states, five of them ruled by Congress, soon as one Governor is holding the charge of four states while five others are in-charge of at least two states each.

Centre to take up cleaning of Yamuna, other rivers

 Centre has planned to clean Yamuna and other rivers in the country on the lines of the project on Ganga, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Police give 'all-clear' to shopping centre near U.S. Pentagon

Arlington County Police said in a tweet on Friday they gave the "all-clear" to a shopping centre near the headquarters of the U.S. Defense Department, with business returning to normal and roads re-opening, after bomb-sniffing dogs had inspected the area.

Nun gang-rape case: Centre rejects West Bengal govt's plea for CBI probe

The Centre on Friday rejected West Bengal government's request for a CBI probe into the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in Nadia district that caused a nation-wide outrage.

SC notice to centre, Essar on babu-corporates nexus

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre, the CBI and Essar on a PIL seeking a probe into the high-level political-bureaucrat-corporate nexus exposed in e-mail leaks wherein a corporate house allegedly granted favour to ministers and bureaucrats for promoting its business.

Centre concerned about all round development of NE: Yadav

Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Ram Kripal Yadav said that the Central Government is concerned for all round development of the North Eastern region.

Odisha: Centre sanctions fund for 'Nabakalebar' festival

Announcing its commitment to put Odisha in the international tourism map, Centre on Saturday sanctioned Rs 50 crore for Lord Jagannth's 'Nabakalebar' festival from the Prasad Scheme, a national mission on pilgrimage rejuvenation and spiritual augmentation drive.

Centre to start disbursal of aid to hailstorm-hit farmers soon

After complete assessment of crops which were battered by hailstorms last year in the state, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the Centre would start providing financial help to the affected farmers soon.

SC asks Centre to consider facilities at Ram Janam Bhoomi site

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider the facilities feasible in the present scenario that could be provided to pilgrims at 'Ram Janam Bhoomi' site near the disputed structure at Ayodhya.

Centre asks states to utilise disaster fund in wake of natural calamities

The Centre has said that state government is empowered to undertake necessary relief measures in the wake of natural calamities like drought, hailstorm, pest attack and cold wave frost from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) which is readily available with them. In case SDRF is exhausted, contingency fund of the State can be utilised.

Centre asks UP to keep close vigil after bird flu outbreak

In the wake of avian influenza in the Amethi district, Centre has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to intensify surveillance throughout the state for curbing the spread of infection.

7.2 crore members enrolled through mobile, says BJP

BJP has enrolled over 7.2 crore members through mobile phones, the party said on Wednesday, claiming that it is on course to have the largest membership among all political parties in the world.

Centre gives nod to Maharashtra's cow-shelter village scheme

Following the President's assent for Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which bans slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, the state government said on the Centre had given a go-ahead to its cow shelter villages scheme too.