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Govt approves Rs 59,000 cr investment for scholarship scheme to benefit SC students

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved changes in the centrally sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme to benefit more than four crore Scheduled Caste students in the next five years and approved a total investment of over Rs 59,000 crore for the purpose. Of the total investment of Rs 59,048 crore approved by the...

Free test for coronavirus only for the poorest: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said the free tests for coronavirus will be available only to the poorest, leaving the government to decide who else should get the benefit. Private laboratories, the court said, can continue to charge the testing fee as fixed by the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country’s nodal body for...

Gujarat Order: Salary cannot be deducted in lockdown, nor can be dismissed

Gujarat govt warns businesses of legal action for retrenchment, pay cut during lockdown At a time when there is a huge uproar over the problems faced by migrant workers and the economic consequences of the lockdown on the salaried class, the Vijay Rupani-led Gujarat government has come to their rescue. It has warned factory owners...

Congress leaders criticise govt for insufficient measures to contain coronavirus in India

Top Congress leaders on Thursday discussed the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak, with party chief Sonia Gandhi criticising the Centre for “unplanned” implementation of the lockdown and calling for “solidarity” in meeting the challenge posed by the pandemic. Besides Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Congress...

82 test positive for coronavirus in Gujarat, Ahmedabad declared virus hotspot

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat on Wednesday touched 82 after eight fresh cases of the virus came to light in the past 12-hour. All the eight cases have been reported from Ahmedabad, which has been declared as a coronavirus hotspot with a total 31 cases. Out of the eight fresh...

#Updated: Not violated any govt diktat on coronavirus, says Nitin Vora

Vora’s wife Vatsala is also a doctor. The doctor couple recently organised a grand affair for the marriage of their son Karan, who returned from the US. Did they violate any government directives on coronavirus? Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: In what could be a major cause of concern for the Gujarat government, a doctor in Ahmedabad...

CM Kamal Nath says coronavirus is in MP politics, meets Governor to discuss Floor Test

In a latest twist in the Madhya Pradesh government crisis, Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Friday met Governor Lalji Tandon and discussed the floor test of his government. Notably, the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs following Jyotiraditya Scindia’s defection to BJP has left the Kamal Nath government in crisis. Notably, Nath has also urged him...

India Slams UN Human Rights Body for Intervening in Petition Challenging CAA In Supreme Court

In a move that has not gone down well with the Indian government, the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner has filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act enacted last year. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has severely criticised the UN body’s move claiming that the Act is...

Delhi Government Will Issue WhatsApp Number for HATE Message or Hate Speech Complaint

Due to the riots in the country’s capital Delhi, the situation is getting worst day by day. Entire delhi is burning under enmity on communities. Although very late, but the Delhi government has started preparing to deal with such incidents. In view of the riots in north-east Delhi, the Kejriwal government is issuing WhatsApp numbers,...