Furnish 'success stories' of flagship schemes: Centre to states

The NDA government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and "furnish success stories" of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.

Centre to reimburse 6 states amount of value-cut for wheat

After easing the quality norms for wheat procurement in six states including Punjab and Haryana, the Centre today decided to reimburse to them the amount of value-cut it imposed on the purchase of wheat affected by unseasonal rains.

Centre weighing options to standardise yoga, naturopathy

The Centre is evaluating various options to promote, develop, standardise and accredit yoga, as well as, naturopathy practises, training and therapies, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said Tuesday.

Ban on old vehicles in Delhi: Centre moves NGT seeking stay
Ban on old vehicles in Delhi: Centre moves NGT seeking stay

The government on Monday moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking stay of its ban orders on 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads on the ground that it would affect public and essential services.

Centre urges Telangana to complete enumeration of crop losses

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Sunday asked the Telangana government to complete the enumeration of crop losses at the earliest and send a report to the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Centre of trying to give away Net space to corporates

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today accused the Narendra Modi regime of trying to give away Internet space to some corporate groups, a charge vehemently denied by the government.

Shiv Sena takes up Bombay HC renaming issue with Centre

After having renamed Bombay as Mumbai during its rule in Maharashtra between 1995-99, Shiv Sena, which is sharing power with BJP in both state and the Centre, is now vehemently pressing for its demand to rename the Bombay High Court.

Allahabad HC asks Centre, UP to file response on compensation to farmers

The Allahabad High Court Saturday directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government to file their response on April 27 on petitions seeking proper compensation to farmers in the state who suffered crop loss due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms recently.

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.