Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: centre

On Omicron, keep eye out for changes in hospitalisation rate & mortality: Centre tells states

All samples from hotspots to be genome sequenced. States asked to step up surveillance at airports, but Centre objects to Maharashtra’s decision on testing all passengers.

Re-imposed ban on construction in Delhi-NCR in view of worsening air quality, Centre tells SC

The apex court in its 24 November order had re-imposed the ban and directed states to provide subsistence to workers for the period during which such activities are prohibited.

Saudi Arabia has withdrawn ban on travellers from India, Centre tells Kerala HC

The court was hearing a plea by a man who had received two Covaxin doses and was seeking a third jab of an internationally accepted vaccine so that he can go back to the Gulf nation.

Cabinet approves declaration of Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’

The decision has been taken with a view to honour the special place and contributions of tribes in Indian history and culture.

Centre clarifies India has not signed up for COP26 action agenda on sustainable agriculture

Clarification was issued by Union agriculture ministry, which said National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture is already operating in India to deal with climate change.

Modi govt to seek transfer of Mehbooba Mufti’s plea in PMLA case to Supreme Court

Mufti, in her plea, has sought to declare section 50 of PMLA as void and inoperative, being discriminatory, bereft of safeguards, and violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution.

Centre, Assam govt committed to building Jorhat-Majuli bridge in 4 years: Sarbananda Sonowal

Former Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal's statement came two days after a boat headed to Majuli sank in the Brahmaputra river after hitting a ferry in Jorhat district, killing one person.

Centre directs states to collect stock details of edible oil, oilseeds to prevent hoarding

The Consumer Affairs ministry has issued the directive to the state govts under Essential Commodities Act and asked to monitor prices of edible oils and oilseeds on a weekly basis.

SC seeks Centre, Bengal’s replies on plea against setting up inquiry commission in Pegasus row

Advocate Saurabh Mishra said that the petitioner has challenged the notification issued by the West Bengal govt constituting the Commission of Inquiry on the ground of jurisdiction.

Delhi HC asks Centre to not take coercive action against NGO for non-filing return under FCRA

Petitioner Swaminarayan Mandir said the NGO is carrying out social, medical and religious charitable activities & is unable to file return for FY 2019-20 due to technical problems.

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Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Shashi Tharoor at AICC office to file nominations for the party's presidential polls | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress choice for chief is between ‘think tomorrow’ Tharoor and ‘president not leader’ Kharge

As the Congress presidential election reaches its final stage, the onus is with the Gandhis. Will this be a new Congress or will the family writ continue to loom large?
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war’s political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.