Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: centre

Govt accommodation meant for serving officials, not retirees as ‘benevolence’, SC says

The apex court said right to shelter doesn't mean right to govt accommodation while setting aside a Punjab & Haryana HC order allowing a retired public servant to retain such premises.

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Crowding, easing of curbs can lead to 3rd Covid wave in 6-8 weeks, Centre tells states

States and Union Territories have also been urged to ensure the five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour, test-track-treat and vaccination is followed to prevent a relapse.

Bengal Chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay retires, to serve CM Mamata as chief advisor

CM Mamata Banerjee said the Centre had asked Bandyopadhyay to join North Block on Tuesday but it cannot force an officer to join without the permission of the state administration.

SC insists on 700 MT oxygen supply to Delhi after Centre says it needs 415.43 MT

In a hearing Wednesday, Supreme Court also asked Delhi govt and Centre to engage with Mumbai authorities to understand how they augmented their oxygen resources.

India’s State institutions are failing citizens because they were built to control, not govern

While centralising elements are necessary at times, the problem is that India’s institutions have not evolved along with the country’s growth.

Mahabharata to Modi — How India lost the space for moral dilemmas

‘Anti-national’ or ‘fascist’ — the death of dilemma is at the root of Indian polarisation today.

Mahabharata to irresponsible Indians — How Modi govt’s message on Covid changed in 6 months

In the last few months, the Modi government’s Covid communication has focussed only on absolving itself of all blame. Not data or roadmaps.

Why it’s so important for BJP to snatch power in Congress-ruled states

Much of the money that can be milked from the govt system for political use is at state level. The same money can then be denied to opposing parties.

Delhi HC seeks report after WhatsApp video claims Covid patient denied bed by private hospital

Delhi HC order for Centre and Delhi govts also asks for details of Covid helplines, capacity created to deal with such calls, and nature of assistance rendered.

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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 is 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.