Tag: Union Territories

Finance Ministry releases Rs 6,000 crore to states, UTs to meet GST shortfall

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Finance has released the 11th weekly instalment of Rs.6,000 crore to the States to meet the GST compensation shortfall. Out of this, an amount of Rs.5,516.60 crore has been released to 23 States and an amount of Rs.483.40 crore has been released to the 3 Union Territories (UT) with Legislative […]

Set up nodal agencies to restore water bodies: NGT asks states, Union Territories

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all states and Union Territories to designate nodal agencies for the restoration of water bodies within their respective jurisdictions. “All states/UTs may forthwith designate nodal agencies for the restoration of water bodies, wherever no such agency has so far been so designated,” said a four-member NGT bench […]

Power distribution companies in Union Territories to be privatised, says Finance Minister

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said electricity distribution companies in Union Territories (UTs) will be privatised. This is expected to provide a model to be replicated in states later to improve efficiency and attract investment. Unveiling the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package to revive the coronavirus-hit […]

30 states and Union Territories in complete lockdown over coronavirus outbreak

NEW DELHI: A total of 30 states and Union Territories (UTs) have imposed complete lockdown, covering a total of 548 districts in the country, to check the spread of coronavirus, the government said on Monday. Six other states have put in place similar restrictions in some areas in the wake of the outbreak. There are […]

Parliament nod for removing Artticle 370 provisions, splitting Jammu and Kashmir to 2 Union Territories

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The resolution was adopted by Lok Sabha with 351 members voting in its support and 72 against it, while one member abstained. The […]

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