Center to review income limit of Rs 8 lakh for EWS quota

Center will review family income limit of Rs 8 lakh for economically weaker sections to apply for 10% reserved seats in central educational institutions. The Modi government’s argument in the Supreme Court on Thursday came after the court repeatedly pulled up the logic behind the current ceiling. Incidentally, eliminating the OBC ‘creamy layer’ from the … Read more

Centre’s anti-pollution measures ad hoc: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has said that the Centre’s measures to control air pollution were ad hoc. The court asked the Modi government to formulate a long-term scientific strategy to ensure clean air in the country’s capital. “These are all ad-hoc schemes. You should come up with a long-term scientific strategy to tackle the problem,” a … Read more

Mamta Banerjee meets PM Modi, demands Center to withdraw the decision to increase the jurisdiction of BSF

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded withdrawal of the Centre’s decision to expand the BSF’s jurisdiction in the state. The Trinamool Congress supremo also discussed many issues related to West Bengal. “I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on several issues related to the state. We … Read more

All-party meeting on Sunday before the winter session of Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend an all-party meeting on the eve of the winter session on Sunday at the Parliament House complex. The meeting saw a vociferous opposition on issues like MSP assurance for farmers, rising inflation, Pegasus, hike in fuel prices, political violence in Tripura, national security and an ordinance to … Read more

Shiv Sena, NCP welcomed the decision to repeal agricultural laws, said- Center succumbed to the pressure of farmers

Welcoming the Centre’s decision to repeal three controversial agriculture laws, Shiv Sena and NCP, which share power in Maharashtra, on Friday said the government had to finally bow down to the agitating farmers. Addressing the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government has … Read more

Panel on pollution has taken several measures to check air pollution, Center tells Supreme Court

The Center told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the Air Pollution Commission has taken strict measures to check pollution in Delhi-NCR, including complete closure of all public and private educational institutions, barring a few exceptions and ban on entry of trucks. , and the closure of six thermal power plants within a 300-km radius … Read more

Bureaucracy’s ‘no action’ attitude: Supreme Court on Delhi pollution

During a hearing on Delhi’s air pollution situation on Wednesday, the Supreme Court criticized the bureaucracy for developing a ‘do no step’ attitude to deal with any situation. “They don’t want to take any decision. They want courts to pass orders and they are happy to implement it. It is unfortunate that the bureaucracy has … Read more

TMC MLA stirs controversy with remarks against BSF

Senior Trinamool Congress leader and MLA Udayan Guha on Tuesday courted controversy when he accused the Border Security Force of “inappropriately touching women” in the border areas under the guise of a search operation. Guha’s remarks drew a sharp reaction from the BJP, which termed it as an “insult to the security forces”. During a … Read more

SC suggests work from home as an option to check pollution, orders Center to call urgent meeting

The Supreme Court took strong note of the lack of any credible steps taken by the Center and the Delhi government to tackle rising air pollution in the national capital. The top court slammed the Delhi government for burdening the municipal corporations and gave time till tomorrow for both the central and state governments to … Read more

17.26 core jabs given to elderly, differently-abled through NHCVC till September 27: Center to SC

The Center on Saturday told the Supreme Court that it has given 17.26 crore doses of the vaccine to the elderly and differently-abled persons through its Near to Home COVID Vaccination Centers (NHCVCs) till September 27. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna was told by the Center to Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya … Read more