Central Government: News

15 Aug 2022

West Bengal

Markets witness 'unprecedented' national flag demand, courtesy 'Har Ghar Tiranga'

The Centre's Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to commemorate the country's 75th anniversary of independence has helped propel the demand for the tricolor, with flag makers and traders reporting an increase in orders and purchases of the national flag.

10 Aug 2022

Varun Gandhi

BJP's Varun Gandhi calls 'no flag, no ration' incident 'shameful'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that ration card holders were being compelled to buy the national flag in exchange for provisions.

10 Aug 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

How changes in airfare rules from August-end will affect prices

India's airline sector is soon likely to breathe a sigh of relief following major changes in air ticketing rules.

27 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Centre changes Flag Code: Now, every home can hoist Tricolor

Every home can now hoist and display the Indian national flag for 24 hours as the Centre has amended the Indian Flag Code.

Age limit for Civil service exam to stay: Centre

The Centre has decided against providing any relaxation to candidates appearing in the Civil Services Examination (CSE).

13 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Row over 'aggressive' national emblem: Centre slams 'experts' over criticism

The Centre has defended the depiction of the national emblem cast atop the new Parliament building on Tuesday following opposition parties' criticism of its alleged "aggressive" makeover.

09 Jul 2022

Anurag Thakur

Literature outlawed under British rule revived by central government

The Centre has republished a body of writings banned under the British rule in India to mark the 75th year of Independence.

Why was India's bullet train project chief Satish Agnihotri sacked?

The Indian Railways has terminated the services of Satish Agnihotri as the Managing Director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), following corruption charges against him, NDTV reported.

05 Jul 2022


How to pay e-challans or fines for traffic violations online?

In India, traffic violations are extremely common.

Good news! Centre to promote 8,089 employees, considers reservation provisions

The Union government has passed an order promoting 8,089 officials, including giving reservations in the promotion to people from the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), as per officials familiar with the development.

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

17 Jun 2022


Agnipath scheme: Protesters burn trains; vandalism, violence leave 1 dead

On the third day of the agitation against the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, protesters on Friday targeted the residences of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party President and West Champaran MP Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal.

14 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Fill 10L vacancies in 1.5yrs: Modi to ministries, government departments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered all the ministries and governmental departments to recruit people on a "mission mode" to fill up 10 lakh vacancies over the next year and a half.

India condemns US report flagging atrocities on minorities

The central government on Friday reacted sharply to a US report on violence against minorities in India.

Drawing family pension from different sources possible: Government clarifies

The central government, through an office memorandum dated May 23, has clarified that the current government pension rules don't prohibit a family member from receiving a pension from two different sources related to the same government pensioner.

24 May 2022


Centre reconstitutes Inter-State Council; Modi to be chairman: Details here

The central government has reconstituted the Inter-State Council (ISC) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman to promote and support cooperative federalism in the country.

Pegasus row: SC grants probe panel time till June 20

The Supreme Court on Friday granted the probe panel time till June 20 to conclude the investigation and submit a report on claims that the Pegasus spyware was used to target journalists, activists, and politicians.

Succession law: Centre supports provision prioritizing husband's kin

The Centre supported a clause in the succession law that says if a woman dies without leaving a will, the husband's family takes precedence over her own parents.

'Ready to re-examine sedition law': Centre reverses position in SC

The Centre on Monday reversed its position on the sedition law in the Supreme Court within just two days.

05 Apr 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress' revival essential for democracy, society: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the revival of Congress is not just important for them but also for democracy and society.

State governments can confer Hindus minority status: Centre tells SC

The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs told the Supreme Court on Sunday that state governments can also declare a religious or linguistic community as a minority community within the state.

08 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

'Agar Congress na hoti': PM rips apart Congress in Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress, saying that the party never thought anything else before dynasty.

06 Feb 2022


Tripura to launch vulture conservation program to prevent extinction

The forest department of Tripura will soon launch a project in Khowai district to breed endangered vulture species through a "vulture conservation and artificial breeding" program.

01 Feb 2022


#Budget2022: Everything you should know about Centre's 'Drone Shakti' initiative

Presenting the Union Budget 2022 on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the "Drone Shakti" project to promote startups in the country.

30 Jan 2022

Aadhaar Card

Govt plans one unique ID to access multiple digital IDs

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has proposed a new model of "Federated Digital Identities" that will allow using a single digital ID to access multiple IDs.

31 Dec 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman

GST Council decides to postpone tax hike on textiles

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council Friday decided to defer the proposed hike in GST rate on textiles, said Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

20 Dec 2021

Aadhaar Card

What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021? Check details here

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Monday introduced the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha, which seeks to link electoral rolls with the Aadhaar ecosystem to wipe out duplication.

09 Dec 2021

Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat death: New CDS appointment in 7-10 days

After the sudden demise of General Bipin Rawat in a military chopper crash, the Centre is seeking to appoint a new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) soon.

02 Dec 2021


Supreme Court gives 24-hour ultimatum over Delhi air pollution

The Supreme Court Thursday came down heavily on the Centre and the governments of Delhi and neighboring states over air pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

24 Nov 2021


Delhi: SC pulls up Centre over delay in pollution-control measures

The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticized the Centre for delay in the implementation of pollution-control measures in Delhi.

10 Nov 2021

Prime Minister

Central Vista: Centre seeks bids for new PMO, India House

The Centre has invited bids for the construction of the Executive Enclave as part of the Central Vista redevelopment project.

21 Oct 2021

Dearness Allowance

Cabinet approves 3% DA hike for central government employees

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a 3% hike in dearness allowance (DA) and dearness relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.

13 Oct 2021


Power companies allowed to import 10% of their coal requirement

In a bid to mitigate the supply issues faced by India's coal-fired power plants, the Power Ministry on Tuesday reportedly allowed the power producers using domestic coal to import up to 10% of their coal requirement.

Tejashwi Yadav reaches out to non-BJP leaders on caste census

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday reached out to non-BJP leaders across the country seeking their support on the issue of caste census for backward classes, which has received a cold shoulder from the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

25 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Centre to soon announce new cooperative policy: Amit Shah

Union Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the Centre will soon introduce a new cooperative policy and work in tandem with states to strengthen the cooperative movement.

Lalu charges BJP-RSS combine with 'apathy' toward OBCs and EBCs

Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday charged BJP-RSS combine with "apathy" toward OBCs and EBCs, a day after the Centre told the Supreme Court that it would not be able to enumerate numerically powerful social groups as part of the census.

09 Sep 2021


Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister

The Mizoram government has devised strategies and making massive efforts to resolve the long-standing border dispute with neighboring Assam, state Home Minister Lalchamliana told the assembly on Thursday.

27 Aug 2021

Delhi High Court

Respond to pleas challenging IT Rules: Delhi HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Centre to reply to pleas by Facebook and WhatsApp challenging the new IT Rules for social media intermediaries requiring the messaging app to trace chats and make provisions to identify the first originator of the information.

24 Aug 2021


Kerala HC questions Centre about 84-day gap between Covishield doses

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre whether the 84-day gap between two doses of Covishield was based on the availability of the vaccine or its efficacy.

Government trashes reports on missing July-end target of vaccine administration

The government on Tuesday dismissed media reports that claimed that India will miss the end-July target of administering 50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses as "ill-informed and misrepresenting" and asserted that over 51.60 crore vaccine doses will be supplied from January to July 31.