Tag: Central Government

Delhi High Court slams Centre for not framing guidelines on e-cigarette

Delhi High Court slams Centre for not framing guidelines on e-cigarette

Coming down heavily on the Central government for its failure to frame any policy on e-cigarette, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought an affidavit indicating a time frame for putting in place a mechanism to regulate the manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao pulled up the Central government for[Read More…]

Vested interests spreading rumours against Aadhaar, says UIDAI

Aadhaar can’t be duplicated, will help in generating more revenue, Centre tells SC

New Delhi: The Central government and the Unique Identification Authority of India on Wednesday defended Aadhaar, saying that there were no instances of its duplication and cited the fiscal benefits of linking it with various subsidies, benefits and services. Asserting that duplicate Aadhaar cards are “non-existent”, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta,[Read More…]

NDA government trying to legalise immigrants: Meghalaya CM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday accused the BJP-led NDA central government at the Centre of trying to legalise immigrants by proposing to amend the Citizenship Act. “On one hand they wanted to push illegal immigrants, but on the other, they wanted to legalise immigrants by amending the Citizenship[Read More…]

Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe into GSPC ‘scam’

Terming it a scam, Congress on Friday accused the BJP government in Gujarat and the Narendra Modi-led Central government of misspending Rs 10,651 crore worth foreign exchange in the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored inquiry by the CBI in the matter. The party also called[Read More…]

review SPG security cover

Modi govt to review SPG security cover

The central government will review the security cover of former prime ministers and their families in a meeting later this week, to reduce the burden on the special protection group (SPG), sources of the home ministry said today. Set up in 1985, the SPG is given the task of protecting[Read More…]

Make stand clear on firecrackers, curbing pollution: SC to Centre

SC asks Centre to make dangerous driving laws stricter

Taking cognizance of the modest six-month jail term for dangerous driving, the Supreme Court of India has asked the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to revisit the law. This comes after the top law official conceded that punishment for causing death due to rash and negligent driving is ‘inadequate and requires[Read More…]

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