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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.