Category: POLICY

India achieves the major milestone of ‘one billion’ Covid-19 vaccinations

NEW DELHI: In a historic achievement, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has surpassed the 100-crore milestone. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen and expressed gratitude to the country’s scientific community and health professionals for working towards achieving this stupendous feat. The Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya […]

PM Narendra Modi holds talks with Danish counterpart

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held talks with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen with a focus on expanding overall bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including renewable energy and trade and investment. Frederiksen arrived here early this morning on a three-day state visit. “Towards nurturing India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership!PM @narendramodi welcomes […]

Agri export activities pick up in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

NEW DELHI: With the mandate to promote agri export of Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, APEDA has scripted new success stories by taking several initiatives to sensitise growers, exporters, state government officials and other stakeholders on the export potential of agricultural products and requirements under the National Programme for Organic Production […]

CVC recommends implementation of ‘Integrity Pact’ in all government procurements

NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has made the recommendation for implementing the Integrity Pact (IP) in all public procurements by the various Ministries and the Departments. IP helps governments and companies to reduce the high costs and maintain quality control. IP adoption creates public confidence and trust in the decision-making process. In its order […]

Supreme Court asks Amrapali home buyers to clear their dues as per payment plan

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday warned that the flat buyers of Amrapali Group who are not clearing their dues as per the payment plan should not be in any kind of delusion as their units can be cancelled and will be considered as unsold inventory. A special bench of Justice U U Lalit […]

Lok Sabha passes bill to end all retrospective taxation

NEW DELHI: A bill that aims to end all retrospective taxation imposed on indirect transfer of Indian assets was passed by the Lok Sabha on Friday amidst continuous protests by opposition over the alleged snooping through the Pegasus spyware and other issues. When the ‘The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021′ would be passed by Rajya […]

RBI keeps policy rate unchanged for 7th time in a row; repo retained at 4 per cent

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday decided to keep benchmark interest rate unchanged at 4 per cent but maintained an accommodative stance as the economy is yet to recover from the impact of second COVID-19 wave. This is the seventh time in a row that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed […]

India invites Australian investors to tap opportunities in infrastructure sector

NEW DELHI: Insdia’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday invited Australian investors to tap opportunities in India’s infrastructure sector which needs funding to the tune of Rs 111 lakh crore over five years. Australia is an important partner of India as a strong liberal democracy with shared diaspora and bilateral trade and investment. The bilateral […]

NGT directs DPCC to stop polluting activities at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to identify, initiate prosecution and stop polluting activities and recover compensation from violators at Ghazipur Murga Mandi. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take steps to prevent slaughtering of […]

Basavaraj Bommai to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister at 11 am on Wednesday

NEW DELHI: Newly appointed leader of the BJP legislature party Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot has invited him to form the government and he will take oath as Chief Minister at 11 AM on July 28. “I have informed the Governor about my election as the leader of the legislature party. He has […]

Lok Sabha sees repeated adjournments amid Opposition protests over Pegasus, farm laws

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a series of brief adjournments amid uproar created by opposition members over various issues, including the Pegasus spying controversy and the three contentious agri laws. While no legislative business could be transacted, the House for the first time in the Monsoon session took up “matters of urgent public […]

Kisan Sansad: Farmers plan to carry on protest till August 13

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer leaders said on Thursday that they intend to continue with the ‘Kisan Sansad’ at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital till August 13, the day the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament comes to an end. On Wednesday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had given permission to the […]

Opposition should ask difficult, stinging questions but should also give opportunity to reply in peaceful environment: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday siad that I hope all of you have been vaccinated at least once. But even then, I pray to all of you and my colleagues in the House to cooperate in following the Corona protocols. Vaccine is given in ‘baahu’ (arms), and those who take it become ‘Baahubali’. […]

Modi government to take up 31 Bills during Monsoon session beginning Monday

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 Bills, including two related to finance, six on Ordinances are likely to be taken up by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will commence from Monday while the Opposition has demanded discussions on a host of issues including the Covid-19 situation and threat […]

Banks consortium gets over Rs 792 crore in Vijay Mallya loan default case: ED

NEW DELHI: The State Bank of India-led consortium that lent loans to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Friday received Rs 792.11 crore in its accounts after some shares, earlier attached under the anti-money laundering law, were sold, the Enforcement Directorate said. With this, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed that the banks and the government exchequer […]

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister terms rising population ‘hurdle in development’, unveils policy to stabilise it

LUCKNOW: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday unveiled a policy aimed at stabilising the population in Uttar Pradesh and reducing maternal and infant deaths in a time-bound manner as he termed rising population a “hurdle in development”. The Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030, unveiled on the occasion of World Population Day, also aims at bringing […]

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