Rupashree Nanda

  • Monsoon picks up but threat of poor agriculture produce remains: Agriculture Minister 06-09-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: A late surge in the monsoon has improved this year's overall rainfall deficiency from -18 per cent to -14 per cent. However, many states are still struggling with rainfall deficiency of over -30 per cent. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told CNN-IBN that these extreme variations in...
  • Modi has recharged India with a new hope: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh 04-09-2014 03:38 PM

    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh concedes that droughts and floods will impact production in the kharif season but is confident that the government is prepared to face all eventualities. "States which have a rainfall deficiency of more than 50 per cent for 15 consecutive days can give subsidy on...
  • For first time in Budget, agriculture, farmers got priority: Radha Mohan 02-09-2014 03:48 PM

    As the Narendra Modi government completed 100 days in office, each ministry is giving its report card. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan said for the first time in Budget, agriculture and farmers got priority. He said, "Two important schemes - Pradham Mantri Irrigation Plan and Soil Health Cards to be given...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents 02-09-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury 01-09-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury 30-08-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects 13-08-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 30-07-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 29-07-2014 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the...
  • Haryana: Deficient rainfall causes damage to standing crop, farmers worried 14-07-2014 07:59 AM

    Pulwal: Delayed monsoon remains a top concern as it is the peak of the kharif season, but deficient rainfall has caused damage to standing crop in Haryana. Farmers who have taken land on lease for cultivation are now staring at an uncertain future. There's an acre of yellowing paddy in...
  • Drought fears assail India as the country faces a weak monsoon 12-07-2014 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: India could be staring at a drought with deficient rainfall in most parts of the country. The Monsoon should have ordinarily covered the entire country by this time, but unfortunately rainfall deficiency at present for the whole country is 43 per cent less than normal. The MET department...
  • Monsoon to pick up in central, northwestern India by July 15: MeT 12-07-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Monsoon in central and northwestern India, which is currently reeling under severe heat, is likely to pick up by July 15, said the MeT department. IMD Director BP Yadav said that pressure in Bay of Bengal has affected monsoon and that there will be humidity till July 14....
  • Rangarajan panel on poverty says 3 out of 10 people in India are poor 07-07-2014 08:32 PM

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Tendulkar committee report had...
  • Need for stern action against hoarders to rein in prices: Arun Jaitley 04-07-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: With fears of a possible drought looming in many parts of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met state food ministers on Friday. After his meeting, Jaitley said that hoarders take advantage of untoward monsoon conditions. "During July-December every year, prices of some food items increase because of...
  • Punjab CM 'ready to pay ransom' to bring back abducted Indians from Iraq 19-06-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: With the fate of the abducted Indians in Iraq still unknown, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that his government is even ready to pay a 'ransom' to bring the Indians back home. This came after the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that 40 Indians have...
  • Centre meets to discuss inflation, asks states to crack down on hoarders 17-06-2014 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a five-month high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. "Four to...
  • Government imposes MEP on onion exports to control price hike 17-06-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising onion rates, the union government on Tuesday imposed a minimum export price (MEP) of USD 300 per tonne on the kitchen staple to curb overseas sales and check retail prices. Onion prices have risen to about Rs 25-30 per kg in the national capital from...
  • Greenpeace may take the legal route: Campaigner on IB report 12-06-2014 06:17 PM

    Reacting to the IB report, senior campaigner for Greenpeace Abhishek Pratap said that the NGO received funds from its international wing. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the campaigner said, "We receive money from our foreign office which is raised from individuals. We are keeping all our options open, we may...
  • Kejriwal to seek an appointment with PM Modi over Delhi power crisis 11-06-2014 10:11 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejirwal and party leader Manish Sisodia plans to seek an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the power crisis in Delhi. This after they protested outside Union Minister Harsh Vardhan's house in the national capital. The BJP, however, continues to...
  • AAP has better leaders than me, says Yogendra Yadav 08-06-2014 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav said that there are better leaders than him in the party. He said, "The party's talent pools has expanded so much that it would be a pity if we do not allow that kind of a talent pool to be reflected...
  • AAP in damage control mode, rejects resignations of party members 07-06-2014 10:01 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party has rejected all resignations received within the party. The decision was taken on the second day of AAP's national executive meet. The party also going into damage control after the letter war broke out between Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav. ...
  • AAP rejects all resignations, says it's natural to have differences 07-06-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday rejected all the resignations tendered by its party members. The decision was taken on the second day of AAP's national executive meet. Top leaders including Prashant Bhushan, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Naveen Jaihind attended the national executive meet. The...
  • Yogendra Yadav a dear friend, will work on issues raised by him, says Arvind Kejriwal 07-06-2014 12:57 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a bitter war of words broke out between Aam Aadmi Party leaders Manish Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, the party's national executive met in New Delhi on Saturday for the second day. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said that Yadav is a 'good friend' and has raised...
  • Rift within AAP, Yogendra says party falling prey to personality cult 06-06-2014 10:10 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party is imploding with its top leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Yogendra Yadav fighting it out. While Yadav targeted Kejriwal in a letter virtually accusing him of dictatorship, Kejriwal loyalist Manish Sisodiya hit back. After a crucial PAC meeting on Friday, the leadership said all issues will be...
  • Letter war: After Sisodia's attack, a disappointed Yogendra Yadav writes to AAP PAC 06-06-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: After differences amongst the top Aam Aadmi Party leaders came to the fore on Friday with a letter from party leader Manish Sisodia surfacing in the media, Yogendra Yadav has now written to the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) expressing his discontent with the party's functioning. Sisodia had...
  • Sisodia accuses Yadav of targeting Kejriwal, making AAP matters public 06-06-2014 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party seems to be falling apart after a dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. After two high profile resignations in the party last month, more dissent amongst the party leadership is surfacing now with Manish Sisodia accusing Yogendra Yadav of targeting chief Arvind Kejriwal....
  • Gopinath Munde 'seriously' injured in a road accident, admitted to AIIMS 03-06-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gopinath Munde was injured in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning. He was first admitted to Safdarjung Hospital and then shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre. Sources at the AIIMS say Munde's condition is serious and he is likely to be shifted to the...
  • Yogendra Yadav denies resigning from AAP, calls rumours baseless 31-05-2014 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: Soon after reports of Yogendra Yadav's resignation from the Aam Aadmi Party surfaced, the senior leader has taken on to twitter to issue his clarification. Yadav called the rumours of his resignation baseless. "Rumours about my quitting AAP are baseless. I am very much with the party and...
  • AAP's Yogendra Yadav, Naveen Jaihind resign from all party posts 31-05-2014 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: Taking moral responsibility for the massive defeat in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, senior party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Naveen Jaihind have sent their resignations to the Aam Aadmi Party. Yadav has sent his resignation as the Haryana in-charge of the party. He has also resigned as...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's daughter scores 96 pc in CBSE Class XII exams 29-05-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita Kejriwal has scored 96 per cent in her CBSE Class XII examination. She was a student of the Science field and says that she now aims to make it to the Indian Institute of...