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Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

26 May 2020

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

20 Apr 2020

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

India entered the second phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown on April 15, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

18 Apr 2020

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

#CoronavirusCrisis: How you can help the underprivileged during ongoing crisis

02 Apr 2020

#CoronavirusCrisis: How you can help the underprivileged during ongoing crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has created a situation of concern and worry, wreaking havoc in India and the world.

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy

04 Aug 2019

Pakistan refuses to accept bodies of intruders killed by #IndianArmy

Following the Indian Army's offer to Pakistan to take back the bodies of five intruders, including one Pakistani commando and four terrorists, shot dead in Jammu & Kashmir's Keran sector, Islamabad refused to accept their bodies.

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

04 Aug 2019

Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss Kashmir security-crisis

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held a high-level meeting with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and several other top security officials at the Parliament to discuss the Kashmir security crisis.

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

27 Jul 2019

Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

22 Jul 2019

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to amend the RTI Act, 2005 amid criticism from the Opposition on Monday.

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

04 May 2019

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

The Center has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on Saturday against the petitions seeking review of the top court's Rafale deal verdict in December 2018.

LoC trade with PoK suspended; routes being used by terror-elements

18 Apr 2019

LoC trade with PoK suspended; routes being used by terror-elements

The Center on Thursday suspended the LoC (Line of Control) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

NewsBytesExclusive: Indore Mayor talks about city's impressive cleanliness rank

30 Mar 2019

NewsBytesExclusive: Indore Mayor talks about city's impressive cleanliness rank

In a Central government's cleanliness survey, Indore recently won the title of the cleanest city third time in a row.

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

22 Mar 2019

J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

The Center has banned Jammu & Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik-led outfit, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), under the anti-terror law.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

19 Feb 2019

What is Article 370? Here's all you need to know

Following the deadly terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama on 14 February in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred, demands for scrapping Article 370 of the Indian Constitution have intensified.

Why did Pulwama attack happen before elections, questions Mamata Banerjee

18 Feb 2019

Why did Pulwama attack happen before elections, questions Mamata Banerjee

While addressing a press conference in Kolkata on Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee courted controversy by raising questions about the Pulwama attack.

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

04 Feb 2019

Mamata-Modi showdown: Didi pulls all nighter in dharna against Center

Following the face-off between the Kolkata Police and the CBI, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee started a dharna on Sunday night, and spent the whole night on a makeshift dias in a mark of protest against what she perceives as a constitutional coup against her government by the Center.

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

30 Jan 2019

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

For the second time in seven days, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that rules out all provisions for anticipatory bail for the accused.

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

29 Jan 2019

Worried Flipkart wants six-month delay in implementing new e-commerce rules

American retail giant Walmart-owned Flipkart has written to the government that it faces "the risk of significant customer disruption" if the deadline for implementing the new e-commerce curbs, which could cause huge disruption in the space, isn't extended by six months.

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

26 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: 5 scholarships every engineering student should know about

Engineering is one of the most preferred professional courses but as education is becoming expensive, many are unable to afford to pursue engineering.

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

22 Jan 2019

MJ Akbar defamation: Court reserves order on summoning Priya Ramani

On Tuesday, a Delhi court reserved its verdict on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar, who the journalist had accused of sexual misconduct.

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

21 Jan 2019

Madras HC issues notice to Center on 10% EWS quota

Just days after Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organizing secretary RS Bharathi filed a writ petition challenging the recently-approved 10% economically weak section (EWS) quota for the general category, the Madras High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Center about the same.

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

08 Jan 2019

Andhra's Polavaram Dam just broke world record for weirdest reason

The concrete work of the much-awaited Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh began at 8am on January 6, and concluded at 8am on January 7.

Center renames three Andaman-&-Nicobar islands to mark first-ever Tricolor hoisting

25 Dec 2018

Center renames three Andaman-&-Nicobar islands to mark first-ever Tricolor hoisting

To mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose hoisting the Indian Tricolor at Port Blair for the first time, the Center has decided to rename three Andaman & Nicobar islands.

PM Narendra Modi slams Congress in Sonia's stronghold Raebareli

16 Dec 2018

PM Narendra Modi slams Congress in Sonia's stronghold Raebareli

Taking on the Congress in Sonia Gandhi's home turf, Raebareli, PM Narendra Modi accused previous governments of neglecting the constituency.

Urjit Patel resigns as Governor of Reserve Bank of India

10 Dec 2018

Urjit Patel resigns as Governor of Reserve Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India Governor, Urjit Patel, has stepped down from the position with immediate effect amid rift with the government on various issues.

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

29 Nov 2018

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made a case for developing a federal institution like GST Council in the healthcare and farm sector.

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

16 Nov 2018

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

Rafale deal: PM admitted to theft before SC, alleges RaGa

13 Nov 2018

Rafale deal: PM admitted to theft before SC, alleges RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to "theft" in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.

#CareerBytes: MBA scholarships offered by top B-schools in India

10 Nov 2018

#CareerBytes: MBA scholarships offered by top B-schools in India

Management education in India has transformed hugely in recent years, but MBA and other management programmes have become expensive.

Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention-centers: Government tells SC

07 Nov 2018

Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention-centers: Government tells SC

The Center has informed the Supreme Court that the process of framing guidelines for keeping foreign nationals in detention centers across the country was "under preparation".

Tripura government laying stress on international connectivity: Transport Minister

04 Nov 2018

Tripura government laying stress on international connectivity: Transport Minister

The Tripura government has laid stress on international connectivity through roads, railways, and waterways for development of the state, its Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy said.

Allahabad HC stays admission through NEET in Ayurveda, Unani colleges

03 Nov 2018

Allahabad HC stays admission through NEET in Ayurveda, Unani colleges

The Allahabad High Court, today, stayed admissions till November 12 in Ayurveda and Unani colleges through NEET on the basis of lowered percentage marks.

Nepal's PM KP Oli hospitalized due to lung infection

29 Oct 2018

Nepal's PM KP Oli hospitalized due to lung infection

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Oli was hospitalized today after developing a lung infection, the Kathmandu Post reported.

West Bengal to seek Center's intervention in HSCL case

28 Oct 2018

West Bengal to seek Center's intervention in HSCL case

The West Bengal government will seek Center's intervention in some recent actions regarding Kolkata-based PSU, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd (HSCL), by its parent NBCC India.

#CBIvsCBI: Kejriwal welcomes SC-order, hopes CBI's integrity will be upheld

26 Oct 2018

#CBIvsCBI: Kejriwal welcomes SC-order, hopes CBI's integrity will be upheld

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today welcomed the "intervention" by the Supreme Court in the CBI turmoil and hoped the CBI's institutional integrity will be upheld.

Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi

26 Oct 2018

Fed up of Center's apathetic-attitude, farmers plan march to Delhi

An umbrella body of 260 farmers organizations will hold a 'Kisan March' to Delhi next month to protest against the central government's "apathetic attitude" in solving problems of their community, leaders of a farmers' committee said yesterday.

Delhi: Get 10% discount on using Metro-card in DTC buses

18 Oct 2018

Delhi: Get 10% discount on using Metro-card in DTC buses

To encourage the use of public transport among commuters amid rising air pollution levels in Delhi, the Delhi Cabinet today approved a proposal by which one can avail 10% discount on using the Metro card in DTC cluster buses.

BJP, Sena may merge for LS-polls, not for Maharashtra: Pawar

13 Oct 2018

BJP, Sena may merge for LS-polls, not for Maharashtra: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has predicted that the BJP and the Shiv Sena may merge for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but not for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.

Center 'scaled down' Sonipat rail coach unit project: Congress's Hooda

12 Oct 2018

Center 'scaled down' Sonipat rail coach unit project: Congress's Hooda

Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda today alleged that the NDA government has "scaled down" a rail coach manufacturing unit approved by the UPA dispensation in Haryana's Sonipat district to a refurbishing and rehabilitation factory.