Financial Assistance

  • New scheme for children of prisoners May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A new scheme for providing financial assistance to children of prisoners has been approved by Delhi government. The new scheme was approved by the Finance Department recently, said Director of Women and Child Development, Saumya Gupta. Gupta said that under the new scheme, a fixed amount of money would...
  • UK likely to cut 1 billion pound aid bill to India October 10, 2012

    London: Under pressure to slash its annual financial assistance to India, cash-strapped British government is likely to cut its one billion-pound aid bill to the country. Justine Greening, who took over as Development Secretary last month, said she wants to see Britain's links to richer developing nations become about business,...
  • Punjab gives Rs 5 lakh to Surjeet Singh as aid July 19, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday gave Rs five lakh as financial assistance to Surjeet Singh, who spent almost 30 years of his life in a Pakistan jail, and a government job to his son. A cheque of Rs five lakh was handed over to Singh by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash...
  • Pakistan expected to receive $2.5 billion from US July 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Cash-strapped Pakistan is expected to receive $2.5 billion as financial assistance from the US during the current fiscal following the end of a standoff between the two sides on NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The disbursements, especially reimbursements from the US Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan's expenses on the...
  • WB govt assured financial help by Centre May 29, 2011

    Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday assured that West Bengal would be provided all assistance to tide over its financial crisis. "Whatever short-term assistance is required will be provided and after discussions a long-term plan for the state's financial recovery will be taken," Mukherjee told newsmen after a meeting...
  • UK to continue aid of 1 bn pounds to India February 14, 2011

    London: The UK will continue to provide India over 1 billion pounds until 2015 despite political pressure to reduce aid to the booming Asian giant, amidst deep cuts in public spending at home. British aid to India would remain at 280 million pounds a year until 2015, but will shift to...