BPL

  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation 27-02-2014 08:59 AM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an approach from an illegal bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The opening batsman was one of nine players investigated by anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh and was one of three...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing 27-02-2014 08:34 AM

    Dhaka: A special tribunal convicted one of the owners of the Dhaka Gladiators on Wednesday of match-fixing in the tainted Bangladesh Premier League, while three international cricketers pleaded guilty in the 2013 scandal, officials said. Shihab Jishan Chowdhury, managing director of the reigning BPL champions, was found guilty of one...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit 26-02-2014 11:21 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe 26-02-2014 10:54 PM

    Kent cricketer Darren Stevens has been found not guilty by an International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal of failing to report an illegal approach while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League in 2013. The 37-year-old all-rounder had been charged with two counts of failing to report a corrupt approach while playing...
  • Blood tests, X-rays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand 12-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue 04-02-2014 05:59 PM

    The Opposition Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly alleging black marketing and large scale irregularities in issuance and distribution of ration cards in the state. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo sought to know the total number of ration...
  • Modi government blaming migrants for poverty, alleges Congress 04-02-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping up attack against Narendra Modi on BPL criteria issue, Congress on Tuesday accused his government of "blaming" migrants for rise in poverty in Gujarat and said it had exposed the real face of BJP which was speaking the "language of Shiv Sena". The party's remarks came a...
  • Gujarat minister blames Bihar, UP immigrants for poverty in the state 04-02-2014 01:30 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Finance Minister Nitin Patel on Tuesday sparked off a fresh controversy over poverty figures in the state. Bringing embarrassment to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Nitin Patel said that the poverty figures in the state has gone up because of the influx of immigrant labourers from Bihar,...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi backs Northeast students, assures strict action 03-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh. Students from Northeast have been protesting at Jantar Mantar and demanding justice for Nido Taniam who was allegedly beaten up by shop...
  • Congress slams Modi government over BPL figures 03-02-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday once again launched a scathing attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over Below Poverty Line (BPL) figures. Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken said that while the BJP criticised the Centre's Rs 32 figure, the party has identified the poor with much lower figures. "Narendra...
  • Cabinet approves 50 lakh tonne grains for poor 12-09-2013 07:52 PM

    New Delhi:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved an additional allocation of 50 lakh tonnes of foodgrain for below poverty line (BPL) families, said an official statement. According to the statement, the additional allocation will remain valid for lifting up to March 31, 2014 or till the National...
  • Food Security Bill will not benefit every poor, says Buddhadeb 04-09-2013 07:26 PM

    Criticising the UPA government for not bringing in a full proof Food Security Bill, CPI(M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Wednesday said the bill would not provide food to each and every poor of the country. "They (Congress) are creating a hype over the bill. But this bill is not...
  • Bangladeshi cricketers deny corruption charges 27-08-2013 06:41 PM

    Two Bangladeshi cricketers declared their innocence on Tuesday after confirming they were among those charged with match-fixing following a probe earlier this month by the sport's world body. Paceman Mahbubul Alam and left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain said they would defend themselves against charges of fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League...
  • Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki inaugurates National Food Security Ordinance 20-08-2013 04:24 PM

    In pursuance of the Centre's initiative to ensure food for all, Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday launched the National Food Security Ordinance (NFSO) 2013 commemorating the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. As per the provisions of the Ordinance, a person belonging to priority households would be entitled to receive 5 kg...
  • News briefs: Private hospitals to provide free treatment to BPL families in Guna 06-08-2013 11:51 PM

    Three private hospitals in the city have decided to provide free treatment to families below the poverty line (BPL). These hospitals will also provide smart cards to the BPL families. According to the health department officials, more than one lakh BPL families in the district will be provided with the...
  • We support the Food Security Bill in spirit: Nitish 05-08-2013 09:34 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday maintained that he supported the Food Security Bill in spirit, but said he had certain reservations about its provisions which his party members would raise in the Parliament. "We support the food security bill in spirit. We are also glad that the...
  • BPL definition should be changed, says Ram Gopal Yadav 05-08-2013 10:09 AM

    Samajwadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told CNN-IBN that there are two issues with Food Security. He said the government must ensure the nation that the entire produce of farmers will be purchased on minimum support price. The Below Poverty Line (BPL) definition should be changed. ...
  • Haryana government to give one lakh houses to BPL families 04-08-2013 03:59 AM

    Haryana government on Saturday said it will soon be able to provide one lakh houses to below poverty line families, residing in urban areas of the state. Haryana Principal Secretary, Panchayat and Development and Rural Development Department Ram Niwas, said under a new scheme, the Housing Board will construct 50,000...
  • Electrification scheme for Palamu villages fails to meet its desired end 31-07-2013 01:28 PM

    Expenditure of Rs 57.75 crore incurred on electrification in Jharkhand's Palamau district has remained largely unfruitful as 454 villages are still deprived of electricity, according to a report by CAG. In the district, 1,457 villages consisting of 1.15 lakh BPL households were targeted for electrification under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran...
  • ACSU's report on BPL likely to be released after August 12 27-07-2013 10:13 PM

    Dhaka: ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit's report on the alleged corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is likely to be out after August 12 as the Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the investigation body to submit its report after the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the report...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child 23-07-2013 01:52 PM

    Bangalore: Four days after the death of a five-year old girl due to malnutrition, her family has finally been given an Antyodaya ration card, meant for Below Povert Line (BPL) families. But the state government has denied that the five-year-old Meghala died of malnutrition. The government claimed that she had...
  • Karnataka launches Anna Bhagya scheme for BPL families 10-07-2013 04:49 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress government of Karnataka has started the Anna Bhagya scheme from Wednesday under which 30 kg of rice per month will be given to BPL (below poverty line) families across the state from today at Re 1 per kg. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the scheme after taking...
  • ICC ACSU report on corruption in BCB delayed 30-06-2013 11:58 AM

    Dhaka: The ICC Anti-Corruption and Security Unit`s report on corruption in the Bangladesh Premier League has been delayed till at least the next month after officials sought more time to complete their investigation. The report has been delayed thrice before and according to Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan, it...
  • Rajasthan to provide relief package to U'khand victims 27-06-2013 03:06 AM

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said his government will soon announce a relief package for victims of Uttarakhand calamity. Families affected directly in the Uttarakhand flood havoc and landslide would be given relief packages and on this a detailed survey would be conducted, Gehlot told reporters after...
  • ICC's ACSU to recommend stronger anti-corruption laws 26-06-2013 10:05 AM

    London: In order to prosecute players, match officials and franchise owners found guilty of corrupt practices in domestic T20 leagues such as IPL, the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is likely to recommend stronger anti-corruption laws to its members. Sir Ronnie Flannagan, the chairman of the ACSU, is expected...
  • Mohammad Ashraful apologises after admitting fixing 04-06-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: Bangladesh batsman and former captain Mohammad Ashraful has admitted to fixing and apologised for it after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) suspended him until ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) submits its report on investigations into fixing during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). "I should have not...
  • ICC to probe Mohammad Ashraful's match-fixing link 30-05-2013 04:12 PM

    Dhaka: The International Cricket Council is probing allegations of match-fixing in Bangladesh cricket with former captain Mohammad Ashraful among those being questioned, local officials said on Thursday. ICC anti-corruption inspectors were investigating allegations of wrongdoing during a match in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), a spokesman for the Bangladesh Cricket...
  • Bangladesh player linked to IPL spot-fixing: sources 22-05-2013 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: Involvement of a prominent Bangladeshi player, who never played in the IPL, has now emerged in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, police sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. Investigation moved forward at a rapid pace on Wednesday when name of the BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan, who is...
  • Cong alleges rampant corruption and plunder of BPL rice 20-05-2013 03:10 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Alleging rampant corruption and plundering of BPL rice, minerals and from gullibles through chitfund during BJD rule in Odisha, Congress on Sunday claimed it would capture power in the next polls by dumping the Naveen Patnaik government in Bay of Bengal. Addressing a function to accord a reception to...
  • 'Only 26.7 per cent below poverty line by 2015' 29-04-2013 02:35 PM

    Bangkok: India on Monday said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 per cent by 2015, but improving sanitation facilities in the country still remains a challenge. The visiting Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India, Dr Dagubatti Purandeswari...