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Government introduces Bill on northeast

For more power to Autonomous Councils The government quietly introduced a Constitution Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday to increase the financial and executive powers of the 10 Autonomous Councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the northeastern region. The amendment will impact one crore tribal people in Assam, …

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Citizenship Bill protests to greet PM

He will visit 3 northeastern States The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has become the rallying point for political parties and civil society organisations across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Tripura to protest or boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the northeast. Mr. Modi arrived in Guwahati on Friday evening for initiating …

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SC declines stay on 10% quota

Bench led by Chief Justice agrees to an early hearing of the challenge to the law The Supreme Court on Friday declined to stay operation of the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, which provides 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward in the unreserved category, …

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Govt. grants divisional status to Ladakh

Similar status demanded for Pir Panjal, Chenab Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday granted Ladakh a divisional status, thus creating three administrative units of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in the State. “The J&K government has approved the creation of a separate administrative and revenue division for Ladakh. …

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It’s 55 months of service vs 55 years, says PM

An aggressive Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday contrasted his 55 months of “seva” (service) with the 55 years of “satta bhog” (hunger for power) displayed by the Congress while replying to the motion of thanks on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha. Highlighting his government’s achievements a couple …

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Hiking MSPs distorts agri market: official

A senior Finance Ministry official has slammed a key plank of the government’s agriculture policy, saying that raising minimum support prices (MSP) for major crops causes distortions in the agriculture market. This leads to a vicious cycle of oversupply of such crops and a crash in market prices, said the …

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