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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.

Tamil Nadu govt writes to Centre seeking ban on 'The Family Man 2' release

Chennai/IBNS: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday wrote to the Centre seeking an immediate ban on the release of The Family Man 2 web series on Amazon Prime OTT platform across the country.

Centre seeks adjournment of petitions on same-sex marriage in Delhi HC

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government on Monday sought an adjournment of petitions on same-sex marriage in the Delhi High Court, citing there were more urgent matters to be heard at a time the country is dealing with COVID-19, media reports said.

Subsidy on fertiliser for farmers hiked by 140 pct, Centre calls 'historic decision'

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday decided to offer a whopping 140 per cent subsidy on fertiliser to offset the price rise in the international market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office said.

Centre seeks review of Supreme Court judgement on backward class list

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday filed a petition to the Supreme Court to review its judgement where it directed that the power to add a community to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) list should lie with the President only.

Govt to procure 1.5 lakh units of Oxycare Systems developed by DRDO

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has accorded sanction for procurement of 1,50,000 units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 Crore. It is a comprehensive system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to regulate oxygen being administrated to patients based on the sensed values of their SpO2 levels.