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  • Odisha govt to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel by Rs 3-a-litre from 5 Nov midnight

    Odisha govt to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel by Rs 3-a-litre from 5 Nov midnight

    The VAR reduction will be implemented from midnight hours of 5 November to provide further relief to consumers who were bearing the brunt of continuous price hikes on petroleum products.

    November 5, 2021
  • NHPC pays Rs 249 crore dividend to Union government

    NHPC pays Rs 249 crore dividend to Union government

    The final dividend was decided in a meeting of the Board of Directors on June 21 where it was decided to pay Rs 0.35 per equity share.

    October 26, 2021
  • Govt issues guidelines on PM Cares for Children Scheme

    Govt issues guidelines on PM Cares for Children Scheme

    It will benefit all children who have lost both parents or surviving parent or legal guardian/adoptive parents/single adoptive parent due to Covid-19 pandemic, starting 11 March 2020 the date on which WHO has declared and characterized Covid-19 as pandemic till December 2021,

    October 7, 2021
  • Aadhaar story

    Aadhaar story

    The website of UIADI, under a webpage called “Aadhaar myth busters” states quite explicitly, for instance, that an Aadhaar card is not mandatory for getting a mobile SIM

    October 3, 2021
  • Centre to set up District Committees to look into progress in power sector

    Centre to set up District Committees to look into progress in power sector

    The Union Government has already given about Rs two lakh crore in the past five years and approved schemes worth three lakh crores for further strengthening power infrastructure.

    September 17, 2021
  • Govt announces Rs 26,058-cr scheme to boost auto, drone industry

    Govt announces Rs 26,058-cr scheme to boost auto, drone industry

    The company has to invest Rs 250 crore for existing auto manufacturing companies, and Rs 500 crore for the new manufacturers.

    September 15, 2021
  • No case of MU variant in India, keeping close watch: Centre

    No case of MU variant in India, keeping close watch: Centre

    This new coronavirus variant 'MU' was identified first in Colombia in January. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the MU strain of coronavirus as a 'variant of interest'.

    September 3, 2021
  • 140 tonnes of O2 sourced from Singapore to reach TN today

    140 tonnes of O2 sourced from Singapore to reach TN today

    The oxygen will be kept at Chennai and Salem and the state government would move it to other locations where it is required.

    May 25, 2021
  • Indian govt, Poonawalla refute reports about no vaccine orders

    Indian govt, Poonawalla refute reports about no vaccine orders

    The media reports suggested that the last order placed with the two vaccine makers (100 million doses with SII and 20 million doses with Bharat Biotech) was in March.

    May 3, 2021
  • State jute mills scheduled to go on strike hitting supply to Union govt

    State jute mills scheduled to go on strike hitting supply to Union govt

    The price of raw jute, once known as the golden fibre was Rs 4600 per quintal in June have risen to Rs 6100 now owing to hoarding by some bailer, IJMA sources stated .

    November 16, 2020
  • Right to know

    Right to know

    This essentially means that the right to information, elevated to the status of a fundamental right by judgments of the apex court, has been severely compromised.

    October 29, 2020
  • Exam imbroglio

    Exam imbroglio

    Those in favour of a deferment including Chief Ministers of important states such as West Bengal, Maharashtra and Odisha argue that the holding of the examinations, which decide admissions to engineering and medical colleges, will endanger public safety and put to inconvenience candidates who will have to travel long distances to reach test centres.

    August 28, 2020
  • A Priceless Legacy~I

    A Priceless Legacy~I

    The Evidence Act, framed in the 1870s was so well-drafted that it has stood the test of time for a century and a half, without any change. It is a work of near perfection, if it be so possible in legal drafting. Perhaps there is no other such model statute anywhere in the democratic world even today.

    July 26, 2020
  • Amphan relief needs involvement of all

    Amphan relief needs involvement of all

    The Union government had announced free food grain for general category people earlier and later more specifically for migrant workers and those without ration cards.

    May 28, 2020
  • Centre extends national industrial corridor to Kerala

    Centre extends national industrial corridor to Kerala

    The cluster in Kerala will come up on either side of the Kochi-Salem national highway and is expected to provide 10,000 jobs.

    September 19, 2019
  • SJM asks government not to disinvest Air India

    SJM asks government not to disinvest Air India

    Air India has three wholly-owned subsidiaries - Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL), Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Alliance Air Services Ltd (AASL), which have been included in the list for disinvestment.

    June 10, 2019
  • Threat to our privacy

    Threat to our privacy

    Mass electronic surveillance ought never to be left to the vagaries of executive fiat

    January 24, 2019