The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre and Delhi government's response on the steps taken to deal with swine flu, while hearing a PIL seeking directions to make tests available at an affordable cost.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has empowered states through more financial independence and risen above partisan politics to create "history" in Centre-state ties, BJP has said while lauding Centre's move to accept recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.
The Centre would soon come up with a new National Health Policy with special emphasis on AYUSH - Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy system - Union Minister Shripad Naik said here Sunday.
Seeking a paradigm shift in urban development planning, the Centre on Wednesday asked the states and urban local bodies to identify development needs and priorities through citizen participation in decision making.
Senior Congress leader and former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday alleged that the current government was "dismantling" the edifice of green laws in the name of achieving "faster economic growth".
Calling people 'Chinese', 'Chinki' or making other derogatory remarks relating to race, culture or physical appearance may land you in jail for up to five years, according to a proposal which the Centre is mulling.
Senior advocate HS Phoolka on Thursday slammed the Centre for its decision to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases saying, it does not have powers of investigation under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
In view of low awareness in villages on use of toilets and safe handling of water, Centre has decided to launch a "National Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week" across all states next month.
The Centre on Monday promised to help Naxal-hit states to intensify developmental projects relating to roads, bridges, education and other infrastructure in such locations besides carrying out offensives against the rebels.
A day after skipping the first meeting of NITI Aayog, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission and said "everything is hazy like a fog" on development plans and how funds would be disbursed to states.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the Centre will give Rs 100 crore to the Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation for providing financial assistance and subsidised loans to members of minority communities.