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  • Have asked Centre to increase allotment of coal to Karnataka, says CM Basavaraj Bommai Oct 11, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Have asked Centre to increase allotment of coal to Karnataka, says CM Basavaraj Bommai

    "I have already stated that we have requested the Centre to increase the supply of coal by four racks," he said.

  • Centre imposes stock limits on edible oils to soften prices in domestic market Oct 10, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Centre imposes stock limits on edible oils to soften prices in domestic market

    Edible oil prices in the domestic retail markets have shot up sharply by up to 46.15 percent in the last one year due to global factors and local tight supply situation, as per government data.

  • Centre has again denied permission to Delhi govt to implement ration delivery scheme: AAP Oct 10, 2021 07:28 AM IST

    Centre has again denied permission to Delhi govt to implement ration delivery scheme: AAP

    AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj alleged that it is a clear case of collusion between the BJP and the ration mafia.

  • GST Council mulling increasing average GST rate to 15% from present 11% Sep 24, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    GST Council mulling increasing average GST rate to 15% from present 11%

    As per the centre, the current GST average rate is around 11 percent. Increasing it closer to the revenue-neutral rate will involve hiking rates of some items in the 5 percent and 12 percent brackets.

  • Centre's refusal for caste Census of backward classes exposes BJP, says Mayawati Sep 24, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Centre's refusal for caste Census of backward classes exposes BJP, says Mayawati

    Mayawati’s reaction comes after the Centre told the Supreme Court that caste Census of backward classes is administratively difficult and cumbersome” and excluding such information from the purview of Census is a "conscious policy decision.

  • Explained | How compensation for GST shortfall after June 2022 may create centre-state rift Sep 20, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Explained | How compensation for GST shortfall after June 2022 may create centre-state rift

    The centre's stand, that compensation will not be extended beyond June 2022, as provided in the Constitutional amendment that introduced GST from July 2017, is starkly different from what politicians and officials from opposition-ruled states told media after the GST Council meeting in Lucknow on September 17.

  • Newly sworn-in Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi appeals Centre to repeal farm laws Sep 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Newly sworn-in Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi appeals Centre to repeal farm laws

    Thanking the party leadership, Channi told reporters here that the party has given a common person a great honour. He also described Rahul Gandhi as a "revolutionary leader".

  • SC seeks Centre's response on door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for differently abled Sep 20, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    SC seeks Centre's response on door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for differently abled

    At the outset, advocate Pankaj Sinha, appearing for the NGO Evara Foundation, said there are two documents, including one by the Indian Medical Association that has said COVID-19 vaccination needs to be done door-to-door to ensure maximum coverage.

  • Over 79.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre Sep 20, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    Over 79.58 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

    Over 5.43 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

  • GST Council | Centre says no compensation beyond June 2022; states take a different view Sep 17, 2021 10:07 PM IST

    GST Council | Centre says no compensation beyond June 2022; states take a different view

    Addressing the media after the meeting of the GST Council in Lucknow, Sitharaman and Bajaj said that while compensation cess will be collected till March 2026, it will be to pay back the interest and principal of the Rs 2.69 lakh crore total that the centre borrowed and will borrow in 2020-21 and 2021-22, and transferred to states.

  • GST Council Meet | GST exemption on Covid essential medicine extended till December Sep 17, 2021 08:44 PM IST

    GST Council Meet | GST exemption on Covid essential medicine extended till December

    The items on which rate cuts were made included Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, medical grade oxygen, oxygen generator, ventilators, masks, covid testing kits, oximeters, hand sanitizers, cremation furnaces, ambulances, temperature checking devices and others.

  • Exclusive| GST Council: Decision on mode of compensation extension unlikely today Sep 17, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    Exclusive| GST Council: Decision on mode of compensation extension unlikely today

    Moneycontrol understands that one of the options being given to the states is continuing compensation in lieu of tax shortfall at a much lower rate than the existing 14 percent. It could be 11 percent or lower. It is also learnt that the centre is presenting to states some revenue enhancement measures which will enable them to depend less on the shortfall compensation from the centre.

  • Need for increase in mineral exploration activities in eastern states, says Centre Sep 17, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Need for increase in mineral exploration activities in eastern states, says Centre

    The event was organised by the Ministry of Mines in collaboration with the GSI and the Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL).

  • Centre concedes in SC, permits prematurely retired acting NCLAT chairperson to continue till September 20 Sep 16, 2021 12:51 PM IST

    Centre concedes in SC, permits prematurely retired acting NCLAT chairperson to continue till September 20

    Justice Cheema, the former Chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), was to superannuate on September 20, but Justice M Venugopal was appointed as the acting head of the tribunal with effect from September 11, creating a peculiar situation where the former approached the top court.

  • Over 76.11 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre Sep 16, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Over 76.11 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs: Centre

    Over 5.33 crore balance and unutilised COVID vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

  • Centre responsible for rise in its debt and fall in GDP: Shanti Dhariwal Sep 15, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Centre responsible for rise in its debt and fall in GDP: Shanti Dhariwal

    Shanti Dhariwal made the allegation while replying to a debate on the Rajasthan Goods And Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

  • Uttarakhand High Court notice to Facebook, Centre on cyber blackmailing Sep 09, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Uttarakhand High Court notice to Facebook, Centre on cyber blackmailing

    Hearing the petition on Wednesday, Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma directed Facebook India Head and central and state governments to file their replies within three weeks.

  • Pegasus row: SC grants more time to Centre for filing response, fixes pleas for hearing on September 13 Sep 07, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Pegasus row: SC grants more time to Centre for filing response, fixes pleas for hearing on September 13

    A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana had issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas on August 17, while making it clear that it did not want the government to disclose anything which compromises national security.

  • Nipah scare | Need to put districts neighbouring Kozhikode on alert: Centre to Kerala govt Sep 06, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Nipah scare | Need to put districts neighbouring Kozhikode on alert: Centre to Kerala govt

    Based on the feedback received from a central team that visited Kozhikode following a minor's death due to the Nipah virus, the Union Health Ministry has recommended the Kerala government to strengthen surveillance and focus on contact tracing.

  • Repeal farm laws, apologise to farmers: Ashok Gehlot to Centre Aug 31, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Repeal farm laws, apologise to farmers: Ashok Gehlot to Centre

    "The manner in which farmers were attacked in Karnal of Haryana is condemnable. With such brutal actions, an atmosphere is being created to instigate farmers across the country," Gehlot tweeted.

  • Uttarakhand govt sends names of 110 natives stuck in Afghanistan to Centre Aug 20, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Uttarakhand govt sends names of 110 natives stuck in Afghanistan to Centre

    On Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's direction the administration has sent a list of 110 names to the MEA on the basis of information available with it so far, they said. The list has been sent with a request that any information about them should also be shared with the state government, the sources said.

  • Ayushman Bharat |  Centre's colossal push for health scheme after PM Modi’s Red Fort prod Aug 18, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    Ayushman Bharat | Centre's colossal push for health scheme after PM Modi’s Red Fort prod

    In his Independence Day speech on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that every poor of the country knows the importance of Ujjwala to Ayushman Bharat.

  • Demand for resumption of chartered flights to Goa to be taken up with Centre: Pramod Sawant Aug 18, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Demand for resumption of chartered flights to Goa to be taken up with Centre: Pramod Sawant

    The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) submitted a memorandum to the CM on Tuesday, seeking the resumption of chartered flights to provide a boost to the tourism sector, which is reeling under the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent curbs.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Next GST Council meeting likely to convene end-August; compensation extension on agenda Aug 10, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Next GST Council meeting likely to convene end-August; compensation extension on agenda

    When the GST came into being, States had agreed to join the new tax regime provided they were compensated for any revenue loss in the first five years, from July 2017 to June 2022.

  • Centre supplying more vaccines to BJP-ruled states, depriving West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee Aug 06, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Centre supplying more vaccines to BJP-ruled states, depriving West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    The TMC supremo also alleged that the state is getting a "much lower number of doses" of vaccines despite its very high population density and that several letters sent to the prime minister on the same issue earlier “have not received due attention”.

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