Lockdown 4.0 a more decentralised one

lockdown-3aNew Delhi, May 18: The fourth phase of the lockdown is a decentralised one, with the states getting more say. The earlier phase of the lockdown did not give much space for the economic activity and this was flagged by several Chief Ministers.

There are no minute to minute details in the existing phase of the lockdown. There are broader guidelines such as bar on metros, religious activities, schools etc.

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States should consider home delivery of liquor: Supreme Court

liqour-New Delhi, May 08: States should be advised to consider indirect sale, home delivery of liquor to ensure that there are no crowds at the alcohol stores, the Supreme Court has said.

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Take lockdown seriously, use the law against violators: Centre tells states

lockdown1New Delhi, Mar 23: Upset with the manner in which the states are implementing lockdowns, the Centre has said that this needs to be taken more seriously.

In a directive to all the states, the Centre today said that the lockdowns need to be implemented more seriously. The Centre also advised the states to act legally against those violating the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Face off: Why states have no right to stall NPR, citizenship law

pinarayiNew Delhi, Jan 02: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday strongly defended the move to pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said that “the state assemblies have their own privileges.”

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said state governments have the “constitutional duty” of implementing the laws passed by Parliament.

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States have no power to refuse implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Act

cab-nrcNew Delhi, Dec 17: Several states have said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act would not be implemented. West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala are some of the states that have said that the Act will not be implemented.

The Act aimed at giving citizenship to the Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan has drawn the ire of many and this has resulted in violent protests.

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With 2 crore illegal migrants, every state needs NRC or we end up with East Pakistan

New Delhi, July 31: The Centre had informed the Rajya Sabha that there are nearly 2 crore Bangladeshi immigrants staying illegally in India. This was a figure that was available in the year 2016.

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No janta darbars, EC tells CMs of 5 poll bound states

eciNew Delhi, Jan 15: The Election Commission of India has directed the Chief Ministers of the five poll bound states to stop holding public hearings or janta darbars. The model code of conduct is in place for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa.

A notification by the ECI read, “It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that the chief minister and ministers or politically appointed office-bearers of statutory bodies continue to hear appeals by persons under prevailing Acts and laws. The Commission has directed that all such hearings should be deferred till the conclusion of polls.”

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