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Domestic airlines can operate passenger flights without capacity curbs: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: Domestic airlines can now operate passenger flights without capacity restrictions, the Civil Aviation Ministry said Tuesday.

Amit Shah meets cabinet colleagues over coal shortage, power outage concerns

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday met his cabinet colleagues in charge of the coal and power ministries amid concerns of an electricity shortage in many parts of the country due to inadequate supplies of coal.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for denying permission to attend world peace meeting in Rome next month

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday criticised the Centre for denying her permission to attend the World Peace Forum meeting in Rome next month, saying the denial was an act of "jealousy" towards the Trinamool Congress.

States to provide Rs. 50,000 compensation for every COVID death: Centre to Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: The families of those who die of COVID-19 will receive Rs. 50,000 ex-gratia from the state governments, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Reduced GST rates on Covid medicine extended till Dec 31: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced that the reduced GST rates on Covid medicines has been extended till December 31, from September 30.

Pegasus: Centre cites national security for not filing affidavit on snooping row in Supreme Court

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Monday said "it had nothing to hide" but cited "national security" as it responded to the Supreme Court on why it did not file a detailed affidavit in reply to petitions seeking a formal inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal.

Heavy casualties in Himachal landslides: HC issues notice to Centre to take necessary action

Shimla/UNI: Himachal Pradesh High Court has issued notices to the Centre and State Governments and the National Highway Authority of India, in a matter seeking directions to the authorities concerned to take necessary measures for prevention of occurring landslides in the state.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien has eight counter questions for govt after 8-minister presser

New Delhi/IBNS: Hours after a special press conference was held by eight Union Ministers to slam the opposition parties over their "violent behaviour" during the monsoon session of the Parliament, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brian on Thursday countered the accusations stating they have a "strong case".

Oppns' violent behaviour in Parliament scripts dark chapter in history, they must apologise: Govt

New Delhi/IBNS: After the Parliament was adjourned abruptly two days before the scheduled closure, the Union government on Thursday released a statement slamming the 'deplorable actions by opposition Members of Parliament (MPs)' which it feels 'have become a norm.'

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.