FinMin opposed extension of PMGKAY a day ahead of Cabinet approval

A day before the Cabinet approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana, an office memorandum (OM) from the Finance Ministry’s Department of Expenditure, started doing the rounds of social media. In it was laid out the department’s objections to the extension. The OM is confirmed to be authentic. Signed … Read more

Time extension to file charge sheet not empty formality, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said on Friday the extension of time granted to probe agencies to file charge sheets in criminal cases is not an empty formality because it deprives accused of their indefeasible right to seek default bail due to non-completion of investigation during the stipulated period. The top court, in a … Read more

Discuss patent waiver extension for Covid diagnostics: Goyal urges G20

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday urged the G20 countries for starting timely discussions in the WTO on extending patent waiver for the production and supply of COVID-19 diagnostics and therapeutics. In June, members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to grant a temporary patent waiver for manufacturing COVID-19 … Read more

Govt gives two-year extension to thermal power plants on SO2 norms

The Union environment ministry has extended the deadlines for thermal power plants to install pollution control technologies and comply with new emission norms. This is the third time that the deadlines have been pushed in the last five years. In a notification issued on Monday, the ministry said the deadline for … Read more

Trump SPAC Digital World stock tumbles 17% on report of failed extension, delays deal vote

Brandon Bell/Getty Images News Update 1:45pm: Updates with NY Post report on Trump not promoting merger. Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition (NASDAQ:DWAC) plunged 17% after a report that it failed to win approval for an extension to complete its deal with Trump’s social media company and app Truth Social. Digital World (DWAC) executives don’t believe … Read more

SC to hear pleas challenging ED chief’s tenure extension on Monday

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday as many as eight petitions, including the ones filed by politicians Randeep Singh Surjewala and Mahua Moitra, challenging the extension of tenure of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) director and the amended law allowing such extensions up to five years. According to the list … Read more

Year trimmed off proposed COVID presumptions extension

Presumptions that California lawmakers enacted in 2020 to help determine when COVID-19 contraction arose from employment would remain in place for one more year instead of two under a recently amended bill. The COVID-19 presumptions enacted during the first year of the pandemic are scheduled to sunset at the end of this year. A.B. 1751 … Read more