Central Government: News

28 Mar 2024

Mahatma Gandhi NREGA

Centre revises MGNREGA wages ahead of Lok Sabha polls 

The Centre has announced a 3-10% increase in the wage rate for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers for fiscal year 2024-25.

09 Mar 2024

Arunachal Pradesh

What's special about the newly-inaugurated Sela Tunnel in Arunachal? 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sela Tunnel project, a vital infrastructure development in Arunachal Pradesh, on Saturday during his visit to the state.

05 Mar 2024

Bombay High Court

Maoist links case: Ex-DU professor Saibaba, 6 others acquitted

The Bombay High Court's Nagpur Bench on Tuesday acquitted former Delhi University Professor GN Saibaba and six others accused in an alleged Maoist links case.

03 Mar 2024


Centre, Maharashtra government expand PM Suryoday Yojana with Solar2EV project

The Centre and the government of Maharashtra have launched a pilot project called "Solar2EV Project for Social Justice" to extend the reach of the "PM Suryodaya Yojana."

22 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

'Delhi Chalo' march paused for 2 days after farmer's death

Farmer leaders have put the "Delhi Chalo" march on hold for two days after a protester was killed during clashes with the police at the Haryana-Punjab border.

21 Feb 2024

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Centre calls for talks, farmers tear-gassed at Punjab-Haryana border 

The Centre on Wednesday urged protesting farmers to hold the fifth round of talks, even as the agitators resumed their "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

19 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

Farmers put protest on hold after Centre proposes MSP plan

The protesting farmers have put their "Delhi Chalo" march on hold after the Centre proposed a new five-year plan for the minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

SC strikes down Electoral Bonds Scheme, calls it 'unconstitutional'

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Electoral Bonds Scheme (EBS) for political funding, saying that it violates the citizens' right to information.

14 Feb 2024


Farmers resume 'Delhi Chalo' march after a day of chaos

Protesting farmers resumed their "Delhi Chalo" march on Wednesday, undettered by clashes with the police at the Punjab-Haryana border a day earlier.

13 Feb 2024


Farmers' protest: Chock-a-block traffic at Delhi's Gurugram, Noida borders 

Vehicular traffic in Delhi was disrupted on Tuesday as farmers began their "Delhi Chalo" protest march.

13 Feb 2024

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Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march today after talks with government fail

Farmers on Tuesday began their "Delhi Chalo" march after talks with Union ministers on Monday remained inconclusive.

06 Feb 2024

Nirmala Sitharaman

Interim budget for J&K more than Pakistan's IMF grant

India has announced an interim Budget of Rs. 1.18 lakh crore for fiscal 2024-25 for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

16 Jan 2024


Vijayan, ministers to protest Centre's 'neglect' of Kerala in Delhi 

The Kerala Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, will stage a protest on February 8 at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest the "neglect" of the central government towards the state.

15 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Lakshadweep ecologically fragile, says local MP as tourism interest grows

Lakshadweep MP Mohammad Faizal has advocated for a "controlled way of tourism" on the islands, highlighting the Union Territory's fragile ecosystem.

13 Jan 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi liquorgate: ED summons Kejriwal again—4th time in 2 months

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the fourth time in the money laundering case linked to the Delhi liquor policy.

10 Jan 2024

Hemant Soren

Don't respond: Jharkhand government to departments on central agencies inquiries

The Jharkhand government on Tuesday directed all departments of the state to avoid directly responding to inquiries or providing documents to central probe agencies, such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

10 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

No elections in J&K before Lok Sabha polls, says report

Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for panchayats, urban local bodies (ULB), and the legislative assembly are expected to be held after the Lok Sabha elections later this year, The Indian Express reported, citing sources.

08 Jan 2024


CM Biren Singh blames 'Free Movement Regime' for Manipur unrest

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has attacked the previous governments at the Centre for neglecting the northeastern state and its concerns over the long border shared with Myanmar.

06 Jan 2024


Centre sets new standards for pharma firms after overseas deaths

The Central government has issued new manufacturing standards for pharmaceutical companies in India, an official notification said, per Reuters.

03 Jan 2024

Indian Penal Code

Chakka Jam: Agitating drivers call off protest after Centre's assurance

The nationwide truckers' stir has been called off after Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla assured them that their views would be considered before implementing a contentious law regarding hit-and-run.

Chakka Jam: Centre begins talks with truck drivers, transport union

In response to the ongoing drivers' strike, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Tuesday convened a high-level meeting in New Delhi.

24 Dec 2023

Stock Market

Key risks to watch on Dalal Street next week

As 2023 draws to a close, Indian markets face challenges such as low trading volumes, a potential increase in COVID-19 cases, and growing uncertainty in the Red Sea.

22 Dec 2023


Delhi air pollution worsens: CAQM bans construction, suggests online classes

The Centre's Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has invoked Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) Stage III anti-pollution measures in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) amid a decline in air quality to "severe" levels.

20 Dec 2023

Mansukh Mandaviya

India witnesses COVID-19 surge, health minister calls for mock drills

India on Wednesday witnessed a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, with 614 new cases reported in the last 24 hours—reportedly the highest daily tally since May 21. This increase is attributed to the coronavirus sub-variant JN.1.

17 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Varanasi's 2nd Vande Bharat train, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off the second Vande Bharat Express train in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. He will also flag off a new train between Banaras and Kanyakumari, the country's two religious seats.

11 Dec 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

SC judge recommends Truth and Reconciliation Committee for J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) by the Centre in 2019.

SC upholds Article 370 abrogation; J&K elections by September 2024

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld Article 370's abrogation by the Centre in August 2019 as Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud noted it was a temporary provision.

11 Dec 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

SC to decide fate of J&K's revoked special status today

The Supreme Court on Monday is set to announce its verdict on the validity of Article 370's abrogation ending Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)'s special status.

01 Dec 2023

LPG Cylinder

19kg commercial LPG cylinder gets costlier by Rs. 21

The prices of 19kg commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders have been hiked by Rs. 21 in several Indian states on Friday. This marks the third LPG price hike over the past three months.

5 states on high alert over China's respiratory illness surge

Authorities in at least five states, including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, have put their healthcare systems on alert due to a rise in respiratory illnesses among children in China.

25 Nov 2023


India-made drugs reduce treatment costs for rare diseases by 100-fold

Indian drug companies have managed to manufacture medicines for four rare diseases with the help of the central government in just a year, slashing the cost of treatment by up to 100-fold.

12 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Jharkhand: Tribal activists threaten 'self-immolation' during PM Modi's visit

Tribal activists have threatened to self-immolate if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not make any announcement regarding the recognition of the "Sarna" religion during his Jharkhand visit on Wednesday (November 15).

25 Oct 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

What promises has Congress made to Rajasthan if re-elected

The Congress on Wednesday announced election sops for Rajasthan, featuring a variety of benefits for voters, especially women.

20 Oct 2023


SC increases compensation to Rs. 30 lakh for sewer deaths

The Supreme Court of India said on Friday that a compensation of Rs. 30 lakh will be paid to the kin of manual scavengers if they die during the cleaning process.

17 Oct 2023


Supreme Court refuses to legalize same-sex marriage: Everything to know

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against legally recognizing same-sex marriages in a 3:2 verdict.

12 Oct 2023


India tightens business regulations for 'hostile countries'

To tighten economic security regulations amid national security concerns, the Centre has reportedly prohibited any domestic or international company having any commercial arrangement with hostile countries like China and Pakistan from "directly" participating in public projects.

11 Oct 2023

Anurag Thakur

Centre unveils Mera Yuva Bharat platform for youth engagement, development

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Wednesday unveiled Mera Yuva Bharat, an autonomous platform for youth development and social engagement.

10 Oct 2023


SC seeks Centre panel's report over air pollution in Delhi-NCR

Ahead of the approaching winter, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a report from the Centre's Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on the measures being taken to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

09 Oct 2023


Have Centre's full support: CM Biren Singh amid Manipur violence

Amid the ongoing ethnic violence in Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the central government trusts him to resolve the conflict.

'Right time': ECI dodges question on J&K election dates

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday said that elections in Jammu and Kashmir would be held at the "right time," keeping in mind the region's security situation.

09 Oct 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC reserves order on NewsClick founder's plea against arrest 

The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on the pleas by NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakravarty against their arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, India Today reported.

08 Oct 2023


Sikkim flood: Death toll rises to 77, over 100 missing

The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods has climbed to 77, including nine Army personnel, AFP reported.

07 Oct 2023

Amit Shah

Will free India from left-wing extremism in 2 years: Shah

Union Home Minister and top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah reportedly said that Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be uprooted from India within the next two years.

04 Oct 2023

Anurag Thakur

Centre hikes LPG subsidy for Ujjwala beneficiaries by Rs. 100

The Centre on Wednesday raised Ujjwala subsidy from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 per LPG cylinder.

02 Oct 2023

Trinamool Congress

TMC to hold mega 2-day protest in Delhi from today

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs and West Bengal ministers are set to hold a mega two-day protest in New Delhi starting Monday.

01 Oct 2023


India's MICE tourism less than 1% of global convention business

Despite striving to improve its infrastructure for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE), India holds less than one percent of the world's share in this growing industry, IANS reported, citing a recent report by a high-level Parliamentary committee.

SC pulls up Centre over delay in '70 collegium resolutions'

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday questioned the central government's delay in the appointment and transfer of 70 judges despite recommendations by high court collegiums, Live Law reported.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Parliament's special session: Leaving old Parliament emotional moment, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Lok Sabha as the Parliament's special session commenced.

18 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Parliament's special session will see 'historic decisions' taken: PM Modi

Ahead of the start of the five-day special session of the Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted the session might be "small in duration" but "historic decisions" will be taken during it.

17 Sep 2023

Madhya Pradesh

#NewsBytesExplainer: Progress, setbacks of India's 'Project Cheetah' after 1 year

Sunday marks a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the first batch of eight Namibian cheetahs at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

01 Sep 2023

LPG Cylinder

Commercial LPG prices slashed by Rs. 158: Check rates

Public sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on Friday reportedly decided to slash the price of 19kg commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders.

01 Sep 2023

Ram Nath Kovind

'One Nation One Election' committee formed, Kovind to head panel

A panel was reportedly formed by the central government on Friday to explore the possibility of a "One Nation One Election."

30 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

What about Punjab, Northeast: SC questions Centre's J&K bifurcation rationale

The Centre on Wednesday defended abrogating Article 370, arguing that the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was "one of a kind" considering its strategic importance, adding that such a situation wouldn't arise again, LiveLaw reported.

29 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Is there a timeframe: SC questions Centre on J&K statehood

While hearing petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta whether the Centre has a timeframe and roadmap for restoring Jammu and Kashmir's statehood.

29 Aug 2023

Anurag Thakur

Centre cuts domestic LPG price by Rs. 200/cylinder

In a major relief for consumers amid the festive season, the central government on Tuesday announced a reduction in the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for domestic use.

29 Aug 2023

Bihar Government

Inadvertent error: Centre's U-turn before SC on Bihar's caste survey

Hours after claiming sole right over conducting a census, the Centre revised its position on the Bihar government's caste-based survey, citing an "inadvertent error" in an affidavit filed previously before the Supreme Court.

27 Aug 2023


Manipur to grant greater autonomy to existing hill councils: Report

In an attempt to resolve the ongoing ethnic violence in the state, the Manipur government has reportedly proposed to the central government that it is willing to allow greater autonomy to existing hill councils.

23 Aug 2023

Education Ministry

Board exam will be held twice a year: Centre

The Ministry of Education reportedly announced on Wednesday that board exams will be held twice a year in the country.

22 Aug 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi officer drugged friend's teenage daughter before raping her: Report

More shocking details have emerged in the case of Premoday Khakha, a suspended senior official of the Delhi government accused of raping a deceased friend's daughter multiple times.

21 Aug 2023


Delhi: Government to sell onions at subsidized rates from today

The National Cooperative Consumers' Federation of India (NCCF) will reportedly sell onions on behalf of the central government at a subsidized rate of Rs. 25 per kilogram in Delhi from Monday onwards.

19 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir faces renewed terror threat, security plan revamped 

Security agencies have raised fresh concerns over increased infiltration of terrorists along the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, according to NDTV.

18 Aug 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

Cylinder prices, Kisan scheme: Centre plans changes for 2024 polls

The central government, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is reportedly contemplating three major strategic changes ahead of the highly anticipated 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

16 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

'Vishwakarma' loan scheme for skilled workers gets Cabinet nod

Vishwakarma Yojana—the loan assistance scheme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address—received approval from the Union Cabinet on Wednesday.

15 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Eyeing 2024 Lok Sabha polls, PM Modi makes big promises

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made several promises to the people of the country on the 77th Independence Day on Tuesday.