BJP slams Manmohan for dragging Rao into 1984 riots issue
Speaking at an event on Wednesday to commemorate former prime minister I K Gujral, Singh had said that Gujral had told Rao to bring in the Army to contain the raging anti-Sikh violence after then PM Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984.
BJP accuses Chidambaram of violating bail condition
Union minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the claim of Chidambaram, who was re...
Children-in-law will also be responsible for care of the aged
The amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Ac...
Cabinet nod to amendments to senior citizens law
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides basic needs, safety and security to senior citizens.
Cabinet nod to withdraw J&K reservation Bill from Parliament
It was withdrawn from the House as central laws providing quota to the economically backward class are now applicable to the union territories post repeal of special provisions under Article 370.
Union Cabinet clears Personal Data Protection Bill. Major takeaways from Cabinet meet
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Bill will be introduced in Parliament during the current Winter Session. The Bill is likely to contain broad guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation, code of conduct and an enforcement model.
Union cabinet approves SC/ST reservation in Lok Sabha, state assemblies for another 10 years
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for another 10 years, highly placed sources said.
Terrorism in Kashmir at minimum in first six months of Modi 2.0: Prakash Javadekar
Terrorism in Kashmir has been at a minimum level after the repeal of Article 370, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday, describing the first six months of the Modi government's second term as dedicated to development and security of the country.
Cabinet approves developing 5-star hotel at Pragati Maidan
The India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), which manages the Pragati Maidan, will undertake a mega project to redevelop the land into a world class International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Arvind Kejriwal taking away BJP’s credit on pollution and dengue mitigation: Prakash Javadekar
Javadekar said it was the hard work put in by BJP-run bodies such as MCD and the Centre that "has been successful in reducing pollution in the city or combating dengue." “ Centre's initiatives put a restriction on vehicular traffic from outside in the city. We also shut down polluting plants. But Kejriwal is putting out ads giving credit to himself.”
Citizenship amendment bill gets Cabinet nod, set to be tabled in Parliament
The Bill has been opposed vehemently by opposition parties like Congress, Trinamool, DMK, Samajwadi Party, RJD and the Left and even regional parties like BJD have expressed reservations. The Bill has sparked resentment in the northeast.
Union Cabinet clears contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill; set to be introduced in Parliament despite stiff opposition
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB, which aims to provide citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, has been opposed by several opposition parties with Congress threatening to go to Supreme Court to challenge the proposed legislation.
New Delhi will take less time than Beijing to improve air quality: Prakash Javadekar
Javadekar said the society should find ways for sustainable development. He also explained various steps the Centre has taken, including planting of trees on a massive scale, to preserve nature and climate.
Government developing satellite mechanism to monitor forestation
"We are also making an effort in this direction by developing a mechanism for the minute detailing of the forestation at the (given) geo-coordinates and monitoring of growth of the planted saplings, with the use of satellite. Twelve crore saplings were planted in last five years. Data on the growth of these saplings will be available in public domain. We are developing a mechanism of their inspection through satellite," Javadekar said.
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