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Rajasthan government to roll out health insurance coverage scheme on May 1

JAIPUR: Rajasthan will roll out its ambitious universal health insurance coverage scheme on May 1, the registration process for which will start from April 1, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday. Under the scheme, announced in the state budget for 2021-22 by Gehlot, every family will get an insurance cover of Rs five lakh […]

Maharashtra budget: Concession in stamp duty for women; tax on liquor hiked

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered one per cent concession in stamp duty if property is transferred only in a woman’s or women’s name. Deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar on Monday presented a budget with revenue deficit Rs 10,226 crore in the state Legislative Assembly. […]

New Karnataka mineral policy for 2021-26 on the anvil: Yediyurappa

BENGALURU: A new mineral policy for 2021-26 will be unveiled in the State on the lines of the Centre’s National Mineral Policy to give a fillip to the industry and boost the economy, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Monday. Presenting the budget proposals for 2021-22 in the assembly, Yediyurappa said the government […]

Joe Biden administration introduces ambitious immigration bill in Congress

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: In a major move that will benefit hundreds and thousands of Indian IT professionals in America, the Biden administration has introduced an ambitious immigration bill in Congress which among other things proposes to eliminate the per-country cap for employment-based green cards. The US Citizenship Act of 2021 proposes a pathway […]

Budget session:Narendra Modi to chair an all-party meeting on January 30

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on January 30 during which the government will put forth its legislative agenda for the Budget session of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Wednesday. He said the meeting will be held virtually and an invitation has been extended to floor leaders […]

Remarks by Rahul Gandhi in Press Conference

NEW DELHI: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government (Centre) over the farmers’ agitation, saying that the “image” of India built by the Congress is being “destroyed” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Commenting on the farmers’ protests at several borders of the national capital for the last 54 days […]

Extremely disappointed with negotiation between government and farmers: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre (Narendra Modi or government of India ) and the farmers on the new farm laws, against which several farmer organisations are staging protest at Delhi borders. “What is going on? States are rebelling against […]

Supreme Court allows Central Vista revamp project,including new Parliament building by 2:1 majority

NEW DELHI: In a major relief for the Narendra Modi government, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court cleared the redevelopment plan for Central Vista with a 2:1 majority on Tuesday, although with riders. The bench held that there were “no infirmities in clearances given, change in land use and the environmental clearances”. However, it […]

IT dept quizzes Robert Vadra for 9 hrs in Benami properties case

NEW DELHI: Income Tax (I-T) department officials on Monday questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra for over nine hours in connection with the probe into the ‘benami’ properties case. However, Vadra described his questioning as “vendetta politics” and said that the government is trying to divert attention from the ongoing farmers’ protest. A […]

Shivraj Singh Chouhan expands his cabinet, 2 Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists return as ministers

BHOPAL: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh cabinet was expanded on Sunday with the induction of two loyalists of BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose exit from the Congress in March last year led to the fall of the 15-month-old Kamal Nath-led Congress dispensation in the state. Governor Anandiben Patel administered the oath of office to […]

BJP starts assembly election exercise in Assam

NEW DELHI :The Congress on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is busy in giving clarifications on television on the three farm laws against which thousands of farmers are protesting for the last one month on the borders of the national capital, braving chilly winter conditions. In a statement, Congress spokesperson […]

Government willing to talk to all on farm issues: Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday squarely blamed those with political agenda for the deadlock in the Narendra Modi government’s (Centre’s) talks with protesting farmers and asserted that his government is willing to hold dialogues with all, including those staunchly opposed to it, as long as talks are based on farm issues, facts […]

GHMC polls: TRS emerges as single largest party, but BJP makes electoral inroads with a ‘saffron strike’

HYDERABAD: Backed by a high-octane campaign involving its top guns, the BJP on Friday made significant electoral inroads here in the fiercely contested GHMC polls, almost giving a scare to the ruling TRS, which just managed to retain control of the civic body it won four years ago. BJP’s resurgent performance prompted the state leadership […]

Modi government drunk on power, not listening to crores of farmers: Congress

NEW DELHI: Even as a stalemate between protesting farmers and the Narendra Modi government (Centre) on their protest venue in Delhi continued, the opposition Congress on Sunday attacked the government for “being drunk on power and not listening to the voice of farmers”. “The government is drunk on power… Union Agriculture Minister and Home Minister […]

Instead of celebrating liberation, bring in Covid-19 package: Goa Opposition

PANAJI: Instead of requesting Rs. 100 crore from the central government for celebration of Goa’s sixty years of liberation from Portuguese rule, the Goa government should instead utilise the money to design an economic revival package to help people who have suffered on account of the Covid-19 pandemic, leader of opposition Digambar Kamat said on […]

Manmohan Singh to head Congress panels on economy, security and foreign affairs

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted three key committees of the party to formulate its strategy on issues related to economy, national security and foreign affairs — all headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Economic Affairs Committee will have P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge as members and Jairam Ramesh as […]

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