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Praveen Togadia asks Centre to declare swine flu as national emergency

Viswa Hindu Parishad on Saturday asked the Centre to declare swine flu as a national emergency and take steps on war footing.

What steps taken to deal with swine flu, Delhi HC asks Centre

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.

PM has shown he is a true federalist by empowering states: BJP

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.

Centre to set up science cities across India
Centre to set up science cities across India

In order to expand science and technology footprint, the Centre plans to set up science cities across the country, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y S Chowdary said here Sunday.

Centre to come up with new National Health Policy

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.

Centre launches online grievance redressal for Overseas Indians

The central government Saturday launched an online consular grievance system to help the overseas Indians in getting their problems redressed in a time-bound manner.

Tarun Gogoi accuses Centre of not releasing allocated funds

 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday accused the central government of not releasing funds allocated to the state for various schemes.

Centre seeks citizen participation in urban planning

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.

Jairam Ramesh hits out at Centre over green clearances

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".

'Derogatory remarks against NE people may invite jail for 5 years'
'Derogatory remarks against NE people may invite jail for 5 years'

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.

SIT doesn't have powers of investigation under CrPC: Phoolka

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).

Centre to launch 'Drinking Water and Sanitation Awareness Week'

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.

Centre promises help to intensify devp works in Naxal areas

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.

Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for abolishing Plan panel, threatens stir

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.

India responding effectively to firing from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the BJP government at the Centre has been responding effectively to cross-border firing by Pakistan unlike the previous UPA government's response.

Mark attendance through biometric system: Govt to employees

The Centre has asked all its employees to use the biometric attendance system after a huge difference was noticed in the numbers of registered workers and those marking their attendance.

Centre alerts Northeast over terror attacks before R-Day

 The union home ministry has alerted the northeastern states over possible terror attacks in the run-up to the Republic Day Monday, an official said Sunday.

RPI chief Ramdas Athawale hoping for berth in Centre

Republican Party of India (RPI) chief Ramdas Athawale on Monday said he was hoping that BJP would keep its promise to make him a Minister at the Centre.

Centre to give Rs 100 cr to Maha minorities' welfare body

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.

'Messenger of God' may be screened with disclaimers

The controversial film 'Messenger of God' featuring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh may have to follow certain conditions in order to be screened.