Same Sex Marriage: SC Asks Centre To Provide Benefits Similar To Marriage
In a relief to homosexual, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to find a way to give same-sex couples basic social benefits, like joint bank accounts or nominating a partner in insurance policies, even without legal recognition of their marital status. The statement came during an ongoing hearing into a bunch of PILs filed in the Top Court, seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage in India.
Tags: Homosexual, SC, PILs, Central Government, Marriage, same-sex marriage
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Apex Court Resumes Hearing On Same Sex Marriage
Supreme Court bench headed by CJI DY Chandrachud entered the second day of its hearing on the historic same-sex marriage issue. The bench continued hearing the bunch of PILs filed seeking legal validation for same-sex marriage in India. However, on the second day, the Central Government filed an application, demanding the appearance of states and UTs in the hearing, as they are major stakeholders and should give opinions.
Tags: same-sex marriage, Supreme Court, DY Chandrachud, PILs, Central Government
Courtesy: The Times of India
G Kishan Reddy Writes To CM KCR Over Unused Funds
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy wrote a letter to Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, expressing concern that its "inability" to utilise funds approved for compensatory afforestation and forest and wildlife conservation. In the letter Reddy said the Centre approved Rs 1,737.75 crore for compensatory afforestation over the last three years, of which only Rs 1,127.93 crores has been utilised while Rs 609.82 crore remains unused, having negative… read-more
Tags: G Kishan Reddy, Telangana CM, K Chandrashekar, Central Government, Letter
Courtesy: The Press Trust of India
Telangana Amongst Top States For Providing Standard Quality Water
Telangana stood at number one position for providing standard quality drinking water to the citizens of the state. The Central Government, after conducting a survey and test of water samples in Indian states, announced that Telangana tops the list, followed by West Bengal and Gujarat. Notably, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao led BRS Government launched 'Mission Bhagirathi, which aims to provide free drinking water to 100% household of… read-more
Tags: telangana government, National List, Central Government, drinking water, Top States
Courtesy: India Postsen
Amit Shah Seeks Report On Howrah Ram Navami Violence
Union Home Ministry led by Amit Shah sought a detailed report from the West Bengal government on the violence during Ram Navami in Howrah. The development from central government came days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Governor CV Ananda Bose. The home ministry sought a detailed report from the West Bengal government on the violence that took place on Ram Navami in Howrah, the sources confirmed.
Tags: Central Government, Union Home Ministry, Amit Shah, West Bengal Govt, ram navami violence
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Central Govt Extended Date For Aadhar Card, PAN Card Link
The Government of India announced a new date to link Aadhar Cards with PAN cards. As per the central government notice, the new date is said to be June 30. It said that notification in this regard is being issued separately. Linking PAN with Aadhaar is important to help curb tax evasion. The CBDT also mentioned the penal action a taxpayer will have to face from July 1.
Tags: pan card, Aadhar Card, Central Government, Notice Issued, LINK
Centre Transfers 2 Judges To Madras HC, Issues Notice
The Union Law Ministry transferred two judges of the Andhra Pradesh HC and Telangana HC. On March 23, the Central Government issued an official notice, transferring Justice D Nagarjun of Telangana HC and Justice Battu Devanand of Andhra Pradesh HC to the Madras High Court. The notification was issued as per recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium's recommendation. The two judges will assume charges as the Madras HC judge, immediately.… read-more
Tags: Telangana HC Judges, AP HC, transfer, Central Government, Notification
Courtesy: The Hindu
No Additional Compensation For Bhopal Gas Tragedy Victims: SC
In a major drawback for Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims, the Supreme Court (SC,) rejected the Centre's curative petition seeking additional compensation from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC.) In the plea, the Centre demanded additional Rs 7,844 crores, over already paid $470 million, which claimed 3,000 lives and maimed thousands more. The five-judge bench led by Justice SK Kaul noted that settlement can be set aside only on the ground of fraud.… read-more
Tags: Supreme Court, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Compensation, five judge bench, Central Government
Courtesy: India Today
PM Narendra Modi Launches Shivamogga Airport, Development Projects In Karnataka
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Karnataka to launch the most awaited Shivamogga Airport. On February 27, Modi inaugurated Shivamogga Airport in a boost to connectivity and accessibility of the Karnataka city and other neighbouring areas in the Malnad region. The airport all facilities Rs 450 crores, with a capacity of 300 travellers at a time. Besides the airport, PM Modi inaugurated other development projects also.
Tags: PM Modi, shivamogga airport, development projects, BJP, Central Government
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Oppositions Hit Out At PM Modi Over IT Raids At BBC Offices
Congress and opposition leaders took a dig against PM Narendra Modi-led central government over the IT department surveys in the BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai. On February 15, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, "India is the mother of democracy but why is India’s Prime Minister ‘Father of hypocrisy?" He added, " India’s situation is dire compared to our neighboring countries. What happened yesterday will it ever help the rankings?”
Tags: bbc documentary, IT Raids, Congress, PM Modi, Central Government
Courtesy: Hindustan Times