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Supreme Court asks govt how it will implement, monitor mid-day meals

Supreme Court asks govt how it will implement, monitor mid-day meals

"How will the implementation of the scheme take place? Tell us and we will crystalise it (in the form of an order)," the bench said and posted the matter for hearing on August 24.

Centre mulling taking girls into Sainik Schools, NDA: Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre

The Centre is considering a proposal to give admission to girl students in Sainik Schools and the National Defence Academy (NDA), Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Friday.

Dialogue with Pakistan after it stops terror, ties deteriorated with Pak after Sharif labelled Burhan Wani martyr: Sushma Swaraj

Dialogue with Pakistan after it stops terror, ties deteriorated with Pak after Sharif labelled Burhan Wani martyr: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj targeted the Congress leadership for its stand on the dispute between China, Bhutan and India as she raised the Dokalam issued in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

GM mustard seeds: Likely to take decision in September, Centre tells SC

GM mustard seeds: Likely to take decision in September, Centre tells SC

On July 17, the Central Government informed the apex court that no policy decision had been taken yet on the commercial launch of GM mustard seeds.

Centre plans to set up petrochemical clusters: Pradhan

The Centre is planning to set up petrochemical clusters in eastern, western and southern India, to spur growth of the sector amid increasing demand, union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here Saturday.

"Hindi signs on Namma Metro will be replaced" — Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tells Centre

"Hindi signs on Namma Metro will be replaced" — Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tells Centre

Amid the protests over the use of Hindi in Bengaluru Metro signboards, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday wrote to the central government asserting that the state government is 'compelled' to redesign the signage in the metro without the Hindi language. 

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.