Government Policy

Petition challenges validity of Ayodhya Act

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Ayodhya Act of 1993 under which the Centre acquired 67.703 acres of land, including the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid (RJBM) premises and adjacent areas. The petition filed by several persons, including two Lucknow-based advocates who claim to …

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PM-KISAN: Aadhaar must for second instalment

Farmers who wish to avail themselves of benefits under PM-KISAN, the new income support scheme announced in the Union Budget, must have Aadhaar identification to get the money from the second instalment, which would be paid by July 2019. However, this would not be compulsory for the first instalment expected …

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Scale a peak and become eligible for coveted CET seat

People are often urged to ‘climb every mountain’ to follow their dreams and chase success. Students in the State aspiring for seats in professional courses can take this metaphor literally. The Higher Education Department has amended the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institutions …

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Citizenship Bill necessary, says Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said that the government was speaking to all parties, both within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and outside, in the wake of the controversy in the northeast over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, and trying to evolve a consensus. “Home Minister Rajnath …

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Modi invokes ‘Mother India’ at Jammu rally

Terming the surgical strikes “India’s new policy on terrorism”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Citizenship Amendment Bill was aimed at “standing by all children of Mother India”. “There are many natives of Mother India who have faced oppression in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh for their religious beliefs. …

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Cabinet contemplates Rythu Raksha scheme

As the general elections are fast approaching, the State Cabinet is likely to roll out Rythu Raksha scheme, on the lines of Rythu Bandhu being implemented in Telangana, for providing input assistance to farmers at the rate of Rs. 10,000 per acre. It was discussing the modalities till late in …

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Cabinet clears quota for Kapus, EBCs

In a move that will have far-reaching political implications, the State Cabinet decided to give 5% quota for Kapus and another 5% to the economically backward classes among the forward castes, at its meeting held on Monday. However, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu favoured further deliberations and then tabling it …

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