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TMC to look beyond Bengal, will go to a state only to win: Abhishek Banerjee

With the BJP emerging as the TMC’s primary opponent in West Bengal, Abhishek said, “Our target is not to defeat the BJP. Our target is to save the country and protect our Constitution.”
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Bengal chief secretary ignores summons from Centre; retires, becomes adviser to CM

Banerjee also announced that Home Secretary H K Dwivedi would be the new chief secretary of West Bengal, and B P Gopalika would be the new home secretary.

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‘Project is of national importance’: Delhi High Court refuses to halt Central Vista project

Refusing to suspend work at the redevelopment project amid the pandemic, a Bench comprising Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said, “Central Vista Avenue Redevelopment Project is equall

The ongoing construction work has come under severe criticism as the country battles a deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Narada case: SC says let Calcutta HC bench decide

The agency had approached the apex court over the high court sending the four TMC leaders arrested in the case to house arrest.

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Migrant workers’ registration process very slow; expedite for pandemic benefit schemes, says Supreme Court

The court also instructed the authorities not to insist on any identity card and said any self declaration will make the migrants eligible for food grains.

However, the apex court refused to direct any cash transfer to any person not covered by any state or the Union Territory, saying it is a policy decision and no direction for such transfer can be issued by the court.

Idea Exchange: In last few years, at times State has backed mob attacking civil liberties. It’s necessary for courts to protect liberties, says Justice Mathur, former Chief Justice of Allahabad HC

"In the constitutional structure, the judiciary is also a face of the State. The executive, legislature and judiciary need to have respect for each other," says Justice Mathur

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Protesting farmers seek resumption of dialogue with govt

As head of the government, the onus of resuming serious and sincere dialogue with the farmers lies with the PM, the letter said.

Tomar’s statement was interpreted by farmer leaders not as a suggestion, but a condition that talks could take place after vacating the protest sites.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on Covaxin trial on children

During the trial, which will be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers, vaccine will be given by intramuscular route in two doses on day 0 and day 28, according to the health ministry.

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Jaishankar, senior US Defense official at IE-FT event today

The discussion will be around the fraught relations between India and China marked by an unresolved border dispute on the one hand, and a steadily deepening economic engagement on the other.

The opening session, Jaishnkar’s keynote interview, will be conducted by Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times, and C Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, who is also Contributing Editor at The Indian Express.

Plea in Supreme Court for making PM CARES fund party in case on Covid-19 management

“However, in proceedings before the Delhi High Court and media reports, there have been conflicting reports about how many of these plants were installed and were operational,” Gokhale alleged.

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CBI files graft case against former MDs of Iffco, IPL

Prices of phosphatic (P) and potassic (K) fertiliesrs are determined by the market as subsidies provided by the government are minimal and fixed. These fertilisres are mostly imported.

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Farmer groups demand rollback of DAP price rise

“We demand the government to withdraw the increased rate immediately. The rising prices of DAP and diesel are primarily a sign of dismantling of the minimum support price (MSP) system. The input cos

Though DAP prices in India were not raised by the companies till last month, some companies have now increased DAP price, it said on May 15.

Give ration, 2 free meals/day to migrant workers, SC tells Centre, Delhi, UP and Haryana

The Thursday’s order came on an application by activists led by Harsh Mander, seeking urgent directions to ensure that migrant workers are not deprived of ration and food security and are able to tr

The judges directed the Centre as well as the three state governments to file replies suggesting measures being taken by them to ameliorate miseries of stranded migrant labourers.

Central Vista: Centre against suspension of work, tells Delhi High Court Covid protocols being strictly adhered

“While the arrangements for the stay of the workers were being made at the site, permission was sought for transportation of materials and labourers from Sarai Kale Khan camp to the worksite, includ

Mamata writes to PM seeking increase in medical oxygen supply

After taking oath as a chief minister for her third term on Thursday, Banerjee met officials to draw up an action plan for Covid-19 management.

She said the health department has estimated oxygen requirement to go up to 550 tonne a day within five to seven days.

SC refuses to entertain petition to suspend Central Vista work

“We hope and trust that high court shall consider the prayer for early hearing,” it said. The HC is scheduled to take up the case on May 17.

The Centre objected to the request for suspension of construction on a 3.5-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.

US task force on pandemic to send 1,000 ventilators to India

The first shipment of ventilators will land in India on 5 May and additional shipments are expected to reach India by 3 June 2021.

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Send at least one member from each family to Delhi border: Punjab farmer organisations

Rajewal also said: “SKM is ready for dialogue and farmers are completely optimistic about it.” The government should stop maligning the farmers and initiate the talks with good intentions, he adde

Protesting farmer unions have been maintaining since November 27 last year, when the protest started on the Delhi’s border, to continue the stir until three contentious farm laws are repealed and a legally guaranteed MSP mechanism is put in place. (File image)

India, UK to unveil road map for stronger trade ties on May 4 virtual summit

The MEA said in a statement on Monday that the road map will cover five key areas, namely people-to-people relationship, trade and prosperity, defence and security, climate action and healthcare

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Media ‘must report fully’ what happens in court: SC on EC plea

The Supreme Court said that reporting by the media brings accountability and showed that judges were dispensing their duties fully, thus fostering citizens confidence in the judicial process.

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Maharashtra complains about restrictions on soybean seed movement from MP

A number of seed companies from Maharashtra as well as MP have seed production of breeder, certified or truthful seed in Indore and Ujjain districts and other districts of MP, he said.

SC asks Centre why it did not consider granting compulsory licenses to more pharma companies for manufacture of drugs

During the suo moto hearing on Covid crisis, a Special Bench comprising Justice DY Chandrachud, LN Rao and SR Bhat asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that “has the Centre considered to invoking Se

On April 26, the CJI had taken note of the representations made by bar bodies seeking advancement of the summer vacation in view of the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases

India receives first US aid shipment

The US aid agency is also quickly procuring 1,000 medical oxygen concentrators that will be used in 320 primary health care facilities.

A special flight from the US brought to Delhi the country's fifth consignment of medical aid comprising 545 oxygen concentrators.

ESIC to provide free of cost medical care for subscribers at Covid facilities

Out of 151 hospitals, 103 ESI hospitals are run by states and the remining by the corporations itself. As of September 2020, ESIC had 2.94 crore insured persons.

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