Centre state relations

NHRC issues notice to Odisha government

The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Odisha government for payment of Rs. 10 lakh each to 36 children who were administered expired medicine in Kendrapara district. The incident took place in November 2014. ASHA workers gave Albendazole oral suspension past their expiry date at a deworming camp …

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Cleanliness survey: Centre seeks report from M.P.

Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has asked the Madhya Pradesh government to submit a “detailed report” within 15 days on alleged irregularities inSwachh Survekshan 2019. On October 7, J.C. Upreti, Under Secretary to the Government of India, wrote to the Principal Secretary, State Urban Development and Environment Department, …

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Centre usurping States’ rights: MPs

They flag certain provisions of the Motor Vehicles Bill passed by the Lok Sabha The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote. Several members cutting across party lines supported the safety and traffic violation aspects of the Bill, but said that through …

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Inter-State River Water Hub in Kerala

The Kerala government has decided to establish a permanent hub in Palakkad for handling inter-State river water disputes. The Inter-State River Water Hub will become a reality in three months. The decision was taken at the tri-monthly review meeting of the Irrigation Department convened by Water Resources Minister K. Krishnankutty …

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Majority of T.N. parties oppose 10% EWS quota

Of the 21 parties at the all-party meeting, 16 come out against the move A majority of political parties on Monday reiterated their opposition to the 10% quota in higher educational institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) within the general category. Consequently, they wanted the Tamil Nadu government to reject …

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Centre seeks report from Bengal Governor

The Opposition, on the other hand, accused the BJP-led government of using the CBI as a ‘weapon’ to destroy political rivals and target Opposition-ruled States. The lower House didn’t see any business as the House was adjourned for the day after repeated disruptions. “There may be a constitutional breakdown in …

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Naveen again seeks special status for Odisha

Writes to the Prime Minister; lists ‘historical neglect, natural calamities’ as reasons for backwardness Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has again raised the demand for special category status for the State in view of the premise of “historical Central neglect and frequent natural calamities”. In a letter to Prime Minister …

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