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Tamil Nadu seeks Centre's help, asks to bring remains of two fishermen who died in Saudi Arabia

Tamil Nadu seeks Centre's help, asks to bring remains of two fishermen who died in Saudi Arabia

The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday said two fishermen from the state had died in Saudi Arabia and sought diplomatic assistance from the Centre to bring back their mortal remains.

SC questions Centre, RBI on not making separate category for those who couldn't deposit demonetised notes by Dec 30

SC questions Centre, RBI on not making separate category for those who couldn't deposit demonetised notes by Dec 30

The apex court has asked Centre and RBI to file their affidavits in two weeks.

Tamil Nadu fishermen protest over killing of colleague, CM Palaniswami writes to PM Narendra Modi

Tamil Nadu fishermen protest over killing of colleague, CM Palaniswami writes to PM Narendra Modi

Hundreds of fishermen on Tuesday staged a demonstration in Rameswaram island of Tamil Nadu to protest the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, as Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami sought the Centre’s intervention on the matter. 

Centre to hike dearness allowance by 2% from Jan 1

Centre to hike dearness allowance by 2% from Jan 1

The Centre is likely to announce a hike of 2-4 percent in dearness allowance for its about 50 lakh employees and 58 lakh pensioners later this month.

NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

NGT issues notice to Centre, others on plea seeking compensation to people affected by Chennai oil spill

The development came after a petition, which has also sought constitution of an expert committee to oversee and monitor the entire clean up process and assess the damage caused to the environment.

Centre, LG can't encroach upon executive powers: AAP govt to SC

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and R K Agarwal said that it is correct that the elected government should have some powers but whether it will be as per the Delhi High Court verdict or as it is being perceived by the Delhi government.

Budget Session 2017: Centre convenes all-party meet today, Trinamool to skip

Budget Session 2017: Centre convenes all-party meet today, Trinamool to skip

The government has convened an all-party meeting on Monday ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament to seek opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.

Security beefed up in northeastern states ahead of Republic Day

Security beefed up in northeastern states ahead of Republic Day

Security has been tightened in all the eight northeastern states for the upcoming Republic Day celebrations on Thursday.

Verification of mobile users: SC gives 2 weeks time to Centre

Verification of mobile users: SC gives 2 weeks time to Centre

The apex court has asked Centre to put in place mechanism to ensure verification of mobile phone subscribers to ward off fraud.

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi

Non-BJP parties reject Centre's negotiation committee on Mahanadi

All non-BJP political parties including the ruling BJD on Friday rejected the Centre's decision of setting up a negotiation committee to assess the availability and utilisation of waters in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries.

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.