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SC raises concern over sedition law, questions relevance of 'Colonial' era law

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Thursday raised concern over the alleged misuse of the sedition law, questioning the relevance of the colonial-era law which was being used to suppress the freedom struggle.

Cases cannot be registered under scrapped Section 66A of IT Act: Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that cases cannot be registered under the defunct Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

Centre announces COVID-19 emergency package worth 23,123 Crore a day after Cabinet revamp

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday announced a new emergency package called 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness Package: Phase-II' worth Rs. 23,123 crore to tackle the pandemic situation in the country.

New IT rules: Centre moves Supreme Court seeking transfer of pleas pending in HCs

New Delhi/UNI: The Centre has approached the Supreme Court seeking transfer of all petitions pending in different high courts across the country challenging the constitutionality of new Information Technology (IT) Rules to the apex court.

Supreme Court dismisses Centre's plea to review ruling on backward classes list

New Delhi/IBNS: Dismissing a review petition, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the power that rests exclusively with the President to add a community to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) list cannot be given to states.

Centre signs $32 million loan with World Bank for improving healthcare services in Mizoram

Aizawl/IBNS: The Government of India, Government of Mizoram and the World Bank have signed a $32 million Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project to improve management capacity and quality of health services in Mizoram, particularly for the benefit of under-served areas and vulnerable groups.

All coronavirus deaths to be certified, action against defaulters: Centre informs Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: All coronavirus deaths, regardless of where the patients die, will have to be certified as 'Covid deaths', the Centre has stated in an affidavit in the Supreme Court.

Can't give Rs. 4 lakh compensation to every Covid victims' kin: Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: Families of Covid victims cannot be paid compensation as it is applicable to natural disasters, the Centre told Supreme Court.

'Must abide by India laws': Parliamentary panel tells Twitter India

New Delhi/IBNS: Twitter India on Friday faced some tough questions from the Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee on IT including why the social media giant had not appointed a Chief Compliance Officer in the south Asian country, media reports said.

Supreme Court slams Centre's vaccination policy for 18-44 years old

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Centre's policy of giving free vaccination to those above 45 years and charging a hefty amount from those below that age.

Centre cancels CBSE Class 12 board exams, PM says students' safety important

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday evening cancelled the Class 12 board exams of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

Hours after Delhi HC rejects plea to stop Central Vista project, Centre says 'false narrative' propagated

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after the Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking suspension of the ongoing construction of the Central Vista Project in the national capital amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Minister Hardeep Puri said a false narrative was being propagated over the plan.

Supreme Court directs tough questions to Centre over COVID-19 vaccination strategy

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Monday directed some tough questions to the central government over its COVID-19 vaccination strategy which is key in the middle of the pandemic.

Centre approves financial assistance to 67 families of journalists who succumbed to Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: In a suo-moto move, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Press Information Bureau under the guidance of Prakash Javadekar, had compiled and collated the details of journalists who lost their lives due to the pandemic in the years 2020 & 2021 and started a special drive to provide assistance to their families under the Journalist Welfare Scheme.

'Baseless report from distorted estimates': Centre trashes New York Times article on India's Covid deaths

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday trashed a New York Times report as "baseless" that said India's Covid deaths were severely undercounted and underreported.