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new it rules: New IT Rules prevent fake news, misuse of freedom of press: Centre tells Delhi High Court

The Centre has defended the legality of the new Information Technology (IT) Rules before the Delhi High Court, saying that the rules seek to “prevent...

Economic recovery to further escalate with second Covid wave abating

The declining second wave of Covid-19 along with rapid progress in vaccination has set the stage to further accelerate economic recovery, the finance ministry said...

Covid-19 led to lower growth, disrupted production activities: Govt to Parliament

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world economy including India, causing lower economic growth and disruption in production activities, Minister of state for commerce and...

Covid vaccine: 602 bed-ridden people given COVID-19 vaccine at home in Mumbai: BMC tells HC

The city civic body informed the Bombay High Court on Thursday that 4,715 bed-ridden people here have so far registered for home vaccination against COVID-19...

4.5 lakh youths in UP got jobs during BJP rule in fair and transparent manner: CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that over 4.5 lakh youths have been provided jobs in the state in a fair and...

Govt may restrict benefits for employees of Air India, new owner can tweak terms

(This story originally appeared in on Jul 22, 2021) The government is likely to limit employee benefits only up to the time it is an...

At least 30 died in Andhra due to lack of oxygen: TDP disputes Centre’s statement on COVID-19 deaths in RS

At least 30 people died in Andhra Pradesh during the second COVID-19 wave due to lack of oxygen, claimed Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesperson K...

Create vaccination ring around Covid-19 hit areas: Centre to states

The Centre has asked state governments to implement ‘ring vaccination’ around districts showing a high test positivity rate of over 10%. Ring vaccination is a...

Human race facing existential crisis in COVID-19 pandemic: Delhi High Court

“It would not be an exaggeration to say human race in general is facing an existential crisis” in the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Delhi High...

Faulty ventilators will have to be replaced; won’t allow experiments on patients: HC

If any ventilators supplied by the Centre to Maharashtra are found to be defective, then these devices should be replaced, the Bombay High Court said...

Stage set for a stormy GST meet today

Expect a showdown when the GST council sits today after nearly six months for its 43rd meeting. The agenda includes issues such as tax relief...

Covaxin puzzle: 6 crore shots ready, 2 crore given. Where are the rest?

(This story originally appeared in on May 28, 2021) The mismatch between reported production numbers of Covid vaccines in India and the level of daily...

Need a fiscal stimulus, onus on Centre and state govts: Madan Sabnavis, CARE Ratings

The onus does fall on the government. In terms of a fiscal stimulus, tax cuts are something that will help a lot and definitely some...

Ensure robust prevention & control practices to contain black fungus infection: Centre to states

Noting that the spread of mucormycosis is becoming a cause of concern, the Centre has advised all states and union territories to review their preparedness...

Utilisation of COVID grants to UP govt under cloud

The utilisation of Rs 1,441 crore received by the Uttar Pradesh government under grants for rural local bodies appears to be under a cloud after...

Finance Ministry: Budget heading for vaccination expenditure does not inhibit Centre from using funds: Finance ministry

The finance ministry on Monday said provisioning Rs 35,000 crore-expenditure for vaccines in the Union Budget for FY22 under the title ‘Transfers to States’ does...

Hospitals directed no COVID patient be refused admission for lack of valid ID, Centre tells SC

All central and state government hospitals managing COVID patients have been directed to ensure that no patient is refused admission due to lack of a...

Protest amid pandemic: Steadfast farmers work on immunity, seek Covid vaccination

Desi ‘kaadha’ and lemonade have become the most consumed beverages among farmers protesting against the new Central agricultural laws at three Delhi borders for nearly...

Acting responsibly to alleviate people suffering from COVID-19: Centre to SC

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that being a constitutionally elected government it is acting responsibly to alleviate the suffering of people due...

Cap Covid-19 medicines, vax prices, issue compulsory license to scale up output: RSS-affiliate SJM to govt

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has urged the Centre to provide regulatory clearance for the local production of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine,...

Vaccination: Centre says 122 crore doses needed to inoculate 59 crore people in 18-45 age group | India News

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine in Mumbai (AFP) NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the...

Supreme Court to review validity of law on sedition | India News

NEW DELHI: Six decades after upholding the constitutional validity of Section 124-A of Indian Penal Code which penalises sedition, the Supreme Court has agreed to...

Had asked states, UTs in March to ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour in all gatherings: Centre to HC | India News

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it had in March this year asked all state governments and union territories (UTs)...

Farmer unions ready to discuss agri laws with Centre but it has to be about repealing those: Tikait | India News

CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the farmer unions are ready to discuss the three contentious agri laws with the...

Aadhaar card: Is Aadhaar mandatory for prisoners to get COVID-19 vaccine? HC

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and the Maharashtra government to clarify if an Aadhaar card was mandatory for prisoners to get...