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Modi government clears procurement of 56 transport aircraft for Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: In a major decision, the Narendra Modi government-led Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to replace its ageing Avro planes which were first inducted around 60 years ago. Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in a flyaway condition by […]

Modi government could withdraw new farm laws considering upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls: BJP leader

NEW DELHI: A BJP leader has supported farmers’ agitation against the three new farm laws and said that the BJP-led Narendra Modi government (central government) could withdraw them keeping in mind Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. “The demands made by the farmers are right. Keeping in mind the assembly polls and anger among the farmers, the […]

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 […]

Why aren’t you repealing British era sedition law, Supreme Court asks Modi government

NEW DELHI: Concerned over enormous misuse of the colonial era penal law on sedition, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Narendra Modi government (Centre) why it was not repealing the provision used by the British to silence people like Mahatma Gandhi to suppress freedom movement. Agreeing to examine the pleas filed by Editors Guild […]

Modi government sanctions funds from PMCares for new vaccine-testing lab

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government (Centre or government of India) has sanctioned funds from the PMCares Fund for setting up a vaccine-testing laboratory here, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday. I thank Honble PM Shri narendramodi Ji for sanctioning funds for setting up of Vaccine Testing Lab at […]

Modi government allocates Rs. 2,479 crore grant to Jharkhand Under Jal Jeevan Mission

NEW DELHI: To translate the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing clean tap water to every household, Union government has increased the central grant to Jharkhand under the Jal Jeevan Mission in the year 2021-22 to Rs 2,479.88 Crore, which was Rs 572.24 Crore in 2020-21. Union Minister, Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat while […]

ED raids Anil Deshmukh; Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi slam BJP, Modi government

NAGPUR/ MUMBAI: For the second time in two months, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has come under the scanner, this time of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which raided three locations, including his residences in Nagpur and Mumbai, and two others belonging to his two associates in connection with an alleged corruption case filed against […]

PHDCCI seeks Modi government support for domestic vaccine industry

NEW DELHI: Industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has urged the government to play an enabler’s role for the vaccine sector, and sought clarity on the status of the segment under the ambit of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme announced for the pharmaceutical sector. In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, […]

Modi government looking into securing part of Johnson and Johnson vaccines for Indian market

NEW DELHI: Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to be manufactured in India by Biological E cannot be directly channelled to the domestic market and will have to be handed over entirely to the US pharma giant as agreed by the firms but the Narendra Modi government is looking at the possibility of securing a part […]

Modi government releases Rs. 8923.8 crore to Panchayats in 25 States

NEW DELHI: The Under Narendra Modi government said that Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, yesterday released an amount of Rs. 8,923.8 crore to 25 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs). The grants are meant for all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions – village, block and district. The amount […]

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 […]

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