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    Mumbai: BJP governments at Centre and state are fooling people, says Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra, saying they were “fooling people”. Addressing members of MNS’ civic unions, he said the governments were announcing schemes worth several “crores and crores of rupees” on a daily basis despite having no money to fill the existing vacancies in various government departments.

  • Parliament Monsoon session: No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said during the first day of the Monsoon Session on Wednesday that the discussion will be followed by voting on the same.

  • Monsoon Session begins today! What to expect in Parliament, apart from protests

    New Delhi: With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

  • Centre raises queries over Maharashtra journalist protection Act

    Mumbai: The Centre has raised queries with the Maharashtra government regarding its Act, protecting journalists from attacks, which was passed by the state Legislature in April last year, a senior official said today.

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    Centre calls off ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

    New Delhi: The Centre has called off its month-long suspension of operations against terror groups during the holy month of Ramzan in Jammu and Kashmir. Further, it has directed the security forces to take “all necessary action” to prevent terrorists from launching attacks and indulging in violence.

  • Chidambaram takes jibe at Centre, says no efforts being made to bring Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi back to India

    New Delhi: Senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram on Monday took a jibe at the Centre and said he was not sure whether efforts were being made to bring billionaire businessman Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi back to India. “I know of no efforts being made to bring them (Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi) back to India. Our stance has always been the same; they (Centre) allowed the two gentlemen to

  • Delicate balance between the Union and the States

    The constitution of India laid out clearly in its seventh schedule which legislative and policy areas would be with the Centre and which would be with the States. There are three lists in the seventh schedule, called the Union list, the States list and the concurrent list. This demarcates not only the responsibilities but also their “powers”. Two more schedules were added (eleventh and twelfth) to the constitution after the 73rd and

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    Centre interfering in judicial functioning says SC lawyers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Thursday said the government has meddled with the functioning of the judiciary by appointing senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a Supreme Court judge. However, at the same time, the lawyers’ body said Malhotra will prove to be a great judge.

  • Sealing: Centre, Delhi govt & civic agencies face SC ire for inaction

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave a tongue-lashing to the Centre, Delhi government and civic agencies for their failure to stop unauthorised constructions in the national capital, saying that “lungs” of the citizens, especially children, were “damaged” due to inaction of the authorities.

  • Parliamentary panel for compulsory military training for govt job aspirants

    New Delhi : Taking note of alarming shortage of officers and other ranks in the armed forces, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has recommended five-year compulsory military service for those aspiring for gazetted jobs in the state and central governments.

  • Centre to RBI: The Rs 11,400 crore fraud is a “supervisory failure” at the central bank

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The Centre is finally taking a call on the PNB fraud in a letter to the RBI, it has been conveyed that the Rs 11,400 crore fraud smacks of ‘‘supervisory failure” at the central bank. The RBI has been further asked to explain why the alleged scam discovered by the PNB went undetected in its systems. It has also been told to check the efficacy of its fraud-detecting procedures and systems.