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  • 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...
  • Digital Ration Cards to be distributed soon: Minister 30-01-2014 08:33 AM

    The BJP government on Wednesday assured the Rajasthan Assembly that Digital Ration Cards, pending since February 2013, would be distributed to all beneficiaries soon. Replying to a question of BJP MLA Babu Singh on the delay in preparation and distribution of Digital Ration Cards, Minister of State for Food and...
  • Odisha: Four men set ablaze woman ration dealer 31-12-2013 03:02 PM

    A woman ration dealer, accused of committing irregularities in distribution of items, was burnt to death allegedly by four men near Rambha village in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday. Pranati Nayak was attacked by the accused, who came on two motorbikes, while she was returning alone from her elder...
  • Pending ration cards to be issued within 3 months: Hem Singh Bhadana 26-12-2013 05:03 PM

    Food and civil supply department in Rajasthan plans to issue pending ration cards to beneficiaries within the next three months. "The work with regard to ration cards had been pending since April this year and now we are considering issuing all pending cards within next three months," the newly appointed...
  • Onions being sold at wholesale rates in Berhampur ration shops 14-08-2013 01:40 PM

    Amid sky-rocketing prices, Ganjam district administration in Odisha has started selling onions at wholesale rate in ration shops in Berhampur town. At least 37 fair price shops started to sell onions of Nasik quality at Rs 45 per kg on Tuesday and one can purchase up to 2 kg of...
  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand: Weather clears, IAF choppers resume relief work 09-07-2013 03:32 PM

    Dehradun: With the weather clearing up at most places in Uttarakhand, IAF choppers on Tuesday landed at Kedarnath after three days to replenish fast running out food stocks for the team stationed there to dispose of bodies and clear the debris. In another development, some members of the team engaged...
  • Uttarakhand: Local villagers grapple with no ration, electricity 27-06-2013 08:52 AM

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand is grappling with its worst natural disaster. Huge challenges remain in terms of relief and supplies for the local survivors. There is already an acute shortage of clean drinking water and at least 300 villagers have already reported sick with dysentery. In the village of Khaat, 2 km...
  • Talaash: Should Aamir practise what he preached? 07-12-2012 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: For close to three months Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made Indians squirm with guilt and denial and forced them to face their dark side over a series of well researched and executed social documentaries on rampant social inequalities. The straight talking, intense host of 'Satyamev Jayate' tore apart...
  • Delhi: Many still prefer ration over cash transfer 29-11-2012 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: Is the Congress's big ticket plan to directly transfer cash to social welfare beneficiaries working? After the pilot project was conducted in Delhi, many still prefer conventional ration to cash, even though the government claims around 84 per cent recipients prefer cash. The pilot project was launched by...
  • RBI cuts CRR by 25 bps, keeps repo rate unchanged 30-10-2012 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: The RBI left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated it may ease monetary policy further in the January-March quarter, although inflation remains a near-term concern. While the decision to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.00 per cent...
  • RTI query busts major PDS scam in Maharashtra 05-12-2011 06:27 AM

    Mumbai: An RTI query has unearthed a major scam in the Public Distribution System, as many as 42 lakh bogus ration cards have been issued in Maharashtra leading to large scale theft of food grain. A PIL in the Bombay High Court has alleged grains meant for the state's poor...
  • CJ: Citizen fights for BPL ration card 11-04-2011 09:09 AM

    Citizen journalist, Ram Ashrey fights for the renewal of his BPL ration card. ...
  • Army ration scam: 3 years jail for Lt General 19-02-2011 09:12 AM

    Jalandhar: In the first case of a General-level officer getting a jail term, Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sahni was on Friday sentenced to three years RI and cashiered from service after being found guilty of irregularities in procurement of rations for troops in Jammu and Kashmir. A General Court...
  • One woman, 901 ration cards: Delhi's great scam 08-07-2008 09:14 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe on Thursday blamed illnesses picked up touring during a 13-year international cricket career for his diagnosis with the cancer lymphoma. Crowe said his cancer was very treatable and he would battle it with the same determination he displayed during his playing days. My...
  • PDS buckles under Inflation pressure, people suffer 18-06-2008 01:10 PM

    As Unmukt Chand and Will Young size up each other's team, knowing that one will exit the ICC Under-19 World Cup come Thursday, the form book leaves little to pick between India and New Zealand. Both finished level on points in the group stage and both sneaked into the semi-finals,...
  • Petrol, diesel may be rationed, warns IOC 29-05-2008 02:28 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Zaka Ashraf, has said that there is a great possibility of Pakistan touring India for a one-off match this year in a bid to normalise the bilateral ties between the two countries. Ashraf, who returned to Lahore after a week-long visit to India, said...
  • BBC reveals tainted past of Indian peacekeeping force 30-04-2008 12:17 AM

    Jamaica: Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle has been left out of their preliminary squad for the limited overs series against Australia in the Caribbean as the Jamaican's row with the regional cricket board rumbles on. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) plans to meet Jamaica's Prime Minister to discuss...
  • 37.6 mn bogus ration cardholders in India: Pawar 21-04-2008 09:39 PM

    Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advised his players to learn from mistakes and save themselves from injuries after his side cruised to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a cricket tri-series match here. Referring to Virat Kohli -- he top-scored for India with a 77 in...