Dubbing as "unconstitutional" the stand of some states that the CAA would not be implemented, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on January 19 said all have the responsibility to ensure a law passed by parliament is enforced. Defending the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, she maintained there was no necessity to mix up the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register with the CAA and appealed to those opposing the act not to make allegations that would lead to unrest among the public. … [Read more...] about States opposing CAA implementation is ‘unconstitutional’: FM Sitharaman
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“States are requested to take such measures so as to promote EV utilization. States are requested to create preferential policies for adoption of EVs through other incentives such as land allotment for charging infrastructure, mandating charging infrastructure in malls, housing societies and office complexes in addition to the public parking places," the ministry said. … [Read more...] about Centre doubles down on Budget speak, asks states for electric vehicles push
The decision will allow at least 25 malls, several other shops and restaurants across the city to stay open throughout. However, it is the choice of owners whether they want to keep them open 24X7, in view of the business benefits. The days on which the establishments will remain open round-the-clock will also be decided by the owner, said the report. … [Read more...] about Mumbai’s malls & eateries to run 24×7, move called by state tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray
Uttar Pradesh also compares poorly against its other BIMARU peer group states. The per capita income of Rajasthan was Rs 72,156 (in 2014-15), while a person living in Madhya Pradesh earned an average income of Rs 59,770 in 1024-15 UP also lags Chhattisgarh (per capita income of Rs 64,442) and Jharkhand (per capita income of Rs 52,147). UP’s per capita income is actually less than a third of the so-called “industrialised” states such as Gujarat and Maharashtra. … [Read more...] about Comment: The economics of farm loan write-offs; Will Yogi Adityanath walk the talk on Tuesday?
This is actually a huge improvement. Observance of MLK Jr. Day has been steadily on the rise for years. Back in 2009, 72% of all employees had to go to work. The downside is that with more people free to spend their Monday shopping and eating, most restaurant and retail workers are expected on the job. … [Read more...] about Most Americans still have to work on MLK Day. Here’s what’s open and closed