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Supreme Court to hear cow slaughter ban case today

Supreme Court to hear cow slaughter ban case today

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea challenging the Centre's notification prohibiting sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter on the grounds that it violates the right to free trade.

Govt to come out with regulatory regime for data protection: Centre to SC

Govt to come out with regulatory regime for data protection: Centre to SC

This submission was made before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra which was examining the contentious issue of the 2016 privacy policy of popular messaing platform WhatsApp.

Centre, Haryana govt ink pact to revive River Saraswati, provide water in drought-prone areas

Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) Dharmendra Pradhan and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar witnessed the signing of the `Memorandum of Agreement`.

No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC

No policy decision yet on GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud considered the statement of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, that the government is considering various aspects of the matter and has invited suggestions and objections on the commercial roll out of GM crops.

Mamata Banerjee says communal violence breaks out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over objectionable Facebook post

Mamata Banerjee says communal violence breaks out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over objectionable Facebook post

A communal violence broke out in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district over an objectionable post on Facebook on Tuesday. 

Centre approves 1.27 lakh more houses for urban poor

Centre approves 1.27 lakh more houses for urban poor

The Centre has approved the construction of 1.27 lakh more houses for urban poor under its affordable housing scheme with an investment of over Rs 6,500 crore.

Bengal writes to Centre for more forces for Darjeeling

The Centre had held back sending additional paramilitary personnel meant for Darjeeling yesterday till the receipt of the West Bengal government's report on the situation there.
 

Congress to launch nation-wide campaign for farmers' rights: Babbar

The party will launch a nation-wide campaign to secure justice for farmers, he said.

Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT directs Centre, other stakeholders

Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT directs Centre, other stakeholders

The green panel asked the ministries of environment and water resources, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Tripura CM writes to Kerala counterpart on cattle ban issue

In his reply, Sarkar said he would consider attending the the proposed meeting of chief ministers who were against the Centre's new notification, a press release from Kerala CM's office said on Sunday.

GST Council lowers tax rates for 66 items, including movie tickets, kitchen items

GST Council lowers tax rates for 66 items, including movie tickets, kitchen items

Tax rates on certain kitchen items like pickles and mustard sauce, as well as movie tickets costing up to Rs 100 have been lowered as the Centre and states today reduced levies on 66 items.

"Beef is like vegetable to Arunachalees" — Congress tells Centre, protest against govt's ban on cattle sale for slaughter

"Beef is like vegetable to Arunachalees" — Congress tells Centre, protest against govt's ban on cattle sale for slaughter

With slogans like "We will eat beef and it's like vegetable to us" rending the air, a few hundred Congress workers led by the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) took out a ally here on Friday to register protest against the Centre's ban on cow slaughter for sale in markets.

Cattle ban: 'Deep injury' on society, says UDF in Kerala

A day after UDF closed ranks with ruling CPI (M)-led LDF government in the assembly to attack the Centre against the ban, the front today adopted a resolution stating that the Union government cannot decide "what food we should eat."

Mandsaur violence: PM Narendra Modi chairs meet with top ministers, Centre rushes additional forces to Madhya Pradesh

Mandsaur violence: PM Narendra Modi chairs meet with top ministers, Centre rushes additional forces to Madhya Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday apprised of the situation in Mandsaur after which he chaired a meeting with senior ministers to discuss the situation in the Madhya Pradesh city. 

Cow slaughter will be booked under NSA: DGP Sulkhan Singh

Cow slaughter will be booked under NSA: DGP Sulkhan Singh

With the ongoing row over banning the sale of cows for slaughter, Uttar Pradesh's new Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh on Tuesday issued an order, that those involved in cow slaughter and illegal transport of milch animals will be booked under the stringent National Security Act and Gangsters Act.

Rahul Gandhi slams K Chandrasekhar Rao, says Telangana not formed for his family

Rahul Gandhi slams K Chandrasekhar Rao, says Telangana not formed for his family

Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, asking him whether the state was formed only for the benefit of his family.

Govt mulls new law on out-of-court settlements

Govt mulls new law on out-of-court settlements

The government's task force's meeting -- the second so far -- discussed the need for legislation on mediation on the lines of a similar law in Singapore.

BJP lashes out at DMK for criticising Centre on cattle ban

BJP lashes out at DMK for criticising Centre on cattle ban

The BJP's state unit on Wednesday lashed out at the DMK for its criticism of the party-led government at the Centre on the issue of ban on sale of cattle for slaughter, and challenged it to hold a beef-eating protest as some other groups were doing.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah rejects ban on cattle slaughter, says not mandatory to follow every notification from Centre

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah rejects ban on cattle slaughter, says not mandatory to follow every notification from Centre

Reacting to the Central Government`s new rule on cattle trade, Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said it is not mandatory to follow every notification which comes from the Centre.

Road rage: SC asks Centre to consider giving security to family

The apex court observed that without any reason nobody has that courage to make allegations against the chief minister and the family should be given protection.