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Revisit current Covid-19 vaccine policy, it may create disparity: Supreme Court to Centre

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to revisit its COVID-19 vaccine pricing policy, saying it would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to public health. A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said as of date, the manufacturers have suggested two different prices, a lower price which is […]

Modi government permits import of oxygen concentrators via courier for personal use

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Friday permitted import of oxygen concentrators for personal use, through post, courier or e-commerce portals under gift category, amid surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed only for a period till July 31, 2021, for personal use, according to a notification of […]

Treat available oxygen as critical commodity,Modi government tells states

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre) on Friday said it has asked the states to treat the available oxygen as a critical commodity and undertake an oxygen-consumption audit at all hospitals, including private ones, amid a shortage of the life-saving gas in several parts of the country. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in […]

Modi government approves Rs 4,500 crore credit to Covid-19 vaccine makers Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech to ramp up production

NEW DELHI: Looking to ramp up supplies ahead of the opening of Covid-19 vaccination to all citizens over 18 years of age, the government has approved a payment of about Rs 4,500 crore as advance to vaccine makers like Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech against future supplies, sources said. SII will supply […]

Gajendra Singh Sekhawat approves 465 crore as performance incentive fund for 7 states under Jal Jeevan Mission

NEW DELHI: Seven States viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh qualified for performance incentive grantfor 2020-21 under Jal Jeevan Mission(JJM) – Har Ghar Jal to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home by 2024. For performance incentive grant, the criteria include physical and financial progress under JJM, functionality […]

Meghalaya Governor backs protesting farmers, urges Modi government not to offend them

BAGHPAT: Siding with farmers protesting the Centre’s new agriculture laws, Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik here on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah not to offend them. Speaking at an event in his home district, Malik said if the Centre (Narendra Modi government) gives legal guarantee of the minimum support […]

Modi government clears 20 food processing projects worth Rs 363.4 crore

NEW DELHI: India’s Food Processing Industries Ministry on Wednesday said it has cleared 20 projects worth Rs 363.4 crore under two central government schemes. The Narendra Modi government will provide a grant-in-aid of Rs 102.91 crore for these projects, which together are expected to generate nearly 12,000 jobs and benefit 42,800 farmers, it said in […]

Supreme Court notice to Modi government, WhatsApp on plea alleging low privacy standards

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Narendra Modi government (Centre) and WhatsApp within four weeks on a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users of the messaging app. The top court said that people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy, […]

Modi government-farmers talks hit roadblock; Unions threaten to intensify agitation

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government’s negotiations with protesting farm unions hit a roadblock on Friday as the farmer leaders stuck to their demands for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate and a legal guarantee for MSP, even as the Centre asked them to reconsider its proposal for putting the Acts […]

Modi government proposes to suspend farm laws for 1.5 years, set up panel for solution;next meeting on January 22

NEW DELHI: Yielding some ground to end the nearly two-month-long protest by thousands of farmers on the national capital borders, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday (January 20) proposed to suspend the three contentious farm laws for 1-1.5 years and set up a joint committee to find an amicable solution in the interest of the […]

Modi government-farmer talks to continue;Narendra Singh Tomar asks unions to be flexible

NEW DELHI: Three central ministers and farmers unions on Friday committed to continue holding direct talks to resolve the over-one-month-long deadlock over three agriculture laws, with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar urging farmer leaders to be flexible in their approach as has been done by the Narendra Modi government. The ninth round of talks between […]

Modi government should scrap new farm laws: Shiv Sena

NEW DELHI: The Shiv Sena on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honour the sentiments of protesting farmers and scrap new controversial farm laws, and said he will “grow bigger” in stature by doing so. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ also accused the Centre of trying to end the farmers’ protest […]

Modi government defers national polio immunisation programme

  NEW DELHI: The National Polio immunisation programme, as part of which children in the age group of 0-5 years are administered polio drops, has been deferred “till further notice” by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) citing “unforeseen activities”. The National Immunisation Day (NID), commonly known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 […]

Supreme Court stays implementation of 3 new farm laws, sets up panel to resolve impasse

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Tuesday stayed the implementation of controversial new farm laws till further orders and decided to set up a 4-member committee to resolve the impasse over them between the Narendra Modi government (Centre) and farmers’ unions protesting at Delhi borders. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice […]

New parliament construction to start soon as heritage panel gives its nod

NEW DELHI: A 14-member heritage panel on Monday gave its approval for construction of a new parliament building under the government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan, paving the way for the work to start in the next few days. The nod by the Heritage Conservation Committee came nearly a week after the Supreme Court asked […]

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