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SC verdict on pleas challenging amendments in SC/ST Act today

A Bench of Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Vineet Saran and Justice Ravindra Bhat will pronounce the verdict on pleas challenging the Act.

Feb 10, 2020, 10:27 AM IST

Centre not to intervene in Andhra Pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy's three capitals plan

During Tuesday’s Question Hour in the Lower House of Parliament, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said that it is the prerogative of state governments to take decisions on their capital cities and the Centre will not advise Andhra Pradesh government on this matter.

Feb 04, 2020, 19:30 PM IST

Centre and Delhi police get more time to file affidavit in Jamia violence case

The Delhi High Court on December 19, 2019 had issued notices to the Centre, Delhi government and Delhi Police on the violence in the Jamia area of Delhi and asked them to file affidavits on February 4, 2020.

Feb 04, 2020, 13:40 PM IST

Abolition of Dividend Distribution Tax will benefit taxpayers, says Centre

It is to be noted that under the corporate system of taxation, a corporate entity is considered a separate legal entity and is taxed in respect of its income. The shareholders are also taxed on dividend income received by them and this tax is called Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT).

Feb 02, 2020, 17:51 PM IST

Centre may make process of granting citizenship under CAA completely online to bypass states

Amid the opposition expressed by several states to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Centre is planning to make the process of granting citizenship under the new legislation online to bypass the states which have openly said that they will not implement the CAA.

Jan 01, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

National Population Register, database of Indian Citizens, gets Cabinet nod

The census will kickstart from April 1, 2020.

Dec 24, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Remove all apprehensions of Muslims over CAA, NRC: BSP chief Mayawati urges Centre

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday (December 24) urged the Centre to remove all apprehensions, especially of Muslims over the Citizenship Amendment Act and proposed nation-wide National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Dec 24, 2019, 10:34 AM IST

Ahead of crucial meeting, Centre releases Rs 35,000 crore GST payment to states

The Centre on Monday (December 16) released pending GST collection of about Rs 35,000 crore to states and Union Territories. 

Dec 16, 2019, 20:19 PM IST

My name is not Savarkar, will never apologise for truth: Rahul Gandhi at Bharat Bachao rally

The Congress party on Saturday teared into Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre in its massive 'Bharat Bachao' rally with party leader Rahul Gandhi saying that he will never apologise for the saying the truth.

Dec 14, 2019, 13:46 PM IST

Complete trial in rape and POCSO cases within 6 months: Centre to high courts

In the wake of Unnao and Hyderabad rape and murder cases that shook the entire nation, the Centre has taken a pathbreaking decision. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has written to all the Chief Justices of all High Courts in the country directing them to complete all cases of rape and those registered under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act within six months.

Dec 12, 2019, 14:50 PM IST

Bill to merge Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli introduced

The government move is a step towards better management in terms of administration in the two regions.

Nov 26, 2019, 19:21 PM IST

Inciting speeches in Jammu and Kashmir must be stopped, Centre tells Supreme Court

In August, the central government revoked the special status from Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories. The authorties also suspended phone lines and internet connection in the region.

 

Nov 26, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Release Rs 7,825 cr dues to Tamil Nadu govt: AIADMK to Centre

The AIADMK at its General Council meeting on Sunday resolved that the central government release Rs 7,825 crore due to the state under various schemes including Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Nov 24, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

Delhi govt orders Delhi Fire Service to sprinkle water to combat pollution

The air quality in Delhi and nearby areas has repeatedly hit dangerous levels after winter started setting in post-Diwali. 

Nov 23, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

All schools, hospitals open; citizens enjoying their rights in Jammu and Kashmir: Home Ministry

Appearing for the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir, Attorney General KK Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court on Thursday that all essential services like healthcare, schools and colleges, communication and public transport were running smoothly and most residents were happy with the newly conferred rights. 

Nov 22, 2019, 14:44 PM IST

Consult Rajya Sabha before taking drastic steps: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh tells Centre

Speaking during the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha, former prime minister Manmohan Singh remarked that the time has come to introduce structural changes in the functioning of Rajya Sabha.

Nov 18, 2019, 16:39 PM IST

Centre reviews Delhi's pollution crisis; AAP govt issues health advisory, schools shut

As the pollution levels in Delhi-NCR region on Sunday crossed the 600-mark, making breathing difficult and lowered visibility that affected road and air traffic, the Centre reviewed the situation this evening with senior officials from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. 

Nov 03, 2019, 20:54 PM IST

Naga settlement issue: Government rejects rumours circulating on social media

The government on Friday rejected the rumours circulating in social media regarding the final Naga settlement issue, stating that before arriving at any settlement with Naga groups, all stakeholders will be taken into consideration. It also issued an official clarification on the Naga settlement issue.

Nov 01, 2019, 15:52 PM IST

Union cabinet decides to regularize unauthorised colonies in Delhi

In June 2019, the Delhi government had proposed a set of parameters to Centre to regularise 1,797 unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

Oct 23, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Centre seeks three months from SC to regulate Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter

The Centre told the Supreme Court that although internet had played an important role in development, its unregulated use had also increased the cases of hate speech, fake news, and anti-national activities

Oct 22, 2019, 18:08 PM IST