Union Government

Priyanka Gandhi accuses Centre of 'suppressing' COVID data, prioritising propaganda over saving lives

To emphasise her point, Priyanka Gandhi said right from the beginning of the pandemic, deaths and infections were reported as a ratio of the population while testing was reported as an absolute figure

published on : 7th June 2021

Strong SC 'dose' to Centre on Covid-19 vaccine policy; top court seeks details

Calls vax policy prima facie arbitrary; seeks details on its evolution, including file notings

published on : 3rd June 2021

'Accessibility barrier': Centre asked to clarify how urban-rural gap in vaccine drive be bridged

Also, the extent of advances made in improving digital literacy and digital access falls short of penetrating the majority of the population in the country.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Court not a silent spectator when citizens' rights are infringed: SC

The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhatt also questioned the Central government’s dual-price policy and procurement policy of Covid-19 vaccines.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Decide representation for isolation centre for poor, children: HC to Centre, Delhi government

The court said the representation by the Mahatma Hazarilal Memorial Trust be decided in accordance with the law, rules, regulations and government policy applicable to the case.

published on : 17th May 2021

Centre says there's 'no conclusive data to establish direct correlation of death, disease due to air pollution'

In a written reply, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said air pollution is one of the many factors affecting respiratory ailments and associated diseases.

published on : 16th March 2021

No loss of green cover due to Central Vista Redevelopment Project, says Union Government

The Supreme Court had in January given its nod to the project in a 2:1 majority verdict while insisting that the clearance of the Heritage Conservation Committee will be mandatory.

published on : 16th March 2021

Telangana silent, Centre to probe 'My Home project'

The inspection has been ordered to investigate allegations of violation of environmental norms in construction of the project, including violation of GO 111.

published on : 23rd January 2021

Centre appoints committee to identify Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh's grave in Delhi

Noted archaeologist and former director general of National Museum BR Mani, member of the committee, confirmed the proposed visit.

published on : 11th January 2021

Three union ministers join farmer leaders to share 'langar' during sixth round of talks in Delhi

The 'langar' food arrived in a van at the meeting venue, Vigyan Bhawan, after around two hours of discussions had taken place and the two sides took a break.

published on : 30th December 2020

Finance Minister Sitharaman: Insolvency code suspension can be extended to March 31

The finance minister, who also holds the corporate affairs portfolio, said the suspension of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code could be extended from December 25 up to March 31, 2021.

published on : 22nd December 2020

Union government to facilitate return of Indians from abroad from May 7

In a statement, the Home Ministry said only asymptomatic people would be allowed to travel and it would be arranged by aircraft and naval ships, and the facility will be available on a payment basis.

published on : 4th May 2020

Supreme Court hears tribal eviction case, no defence from Centre 

States given four weeks to provide data. The case is adjourned to November 26 for final arguments.

published on : 12th September 2019

Yashwant Sinha urges veterans, BJP MPs to speak out against government's failure

In an opinion piece, Sinha has argued that the decisive mandate of the 2014 verdict had been frittered away even while the party leaders had supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the hilt.

published on : 18th April 2018

Agriculturists hit hard by demonetisation, allege farmers

The Union Government and RBI have made arrangements for disbursement of amounts for urgent needs of the general public.

published on : 14th November 2016