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  • Sebi cracks down on Rs 50,000 crore money-pooling scheme 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In its biggest-ever crackdown on a large-scale illicit money pooling scheme estimated at nearly Rs 50,000 crore, regulator Sebi on Friday ordered immediate closure of unauthorised collective investment schemes run by PACL Ltd and refund of investors' money within three months. Besides, the capital markets regulator also said it...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congress-led alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Air India woos fliers with 'Get Lucky' promotional scheme August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bid to woo customers at a time when domestic carriers are rolling out discounted fares, Air-India launched a promotional scheme today called 'Get Lucky' for its fliers. Under the scheme, every 100th ticket booked would entail a complimentary Air-India ticket on its domestic network, said an Air-India...
  • Four artists selected for in-residence scheme at Rashtrapati Bhavan August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two artists and two writers have been selected for Rashtrapati Bhavan's in-residence scheme, aimed at promoting and nurturing established and young creative minds. "We have selected four people, two writers and two artists, through a national wide selection process for this residency programme," Venu Rajamony, Rashtrapati Bhavan press secretary,...
  • Bihar working on nutrition policy to fight malnourishment August 10, 2014

    With estimated 50 per cent of children in Bihar found underweight due to malnourishment, the state government is in the process of drafting a nutritional policy to cut down malnourishment rate to 20 per cent in another four years. "The state social welfare department is working on nutritional policy, 2014 to...
  • Centre to implement National Academic Depository scheme this month August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource and Development Ministry on Saturday fastened the process for implementing the National Academic Depository Act (NAD) once the Bill becomes a law. The NAD Bill was first introduced in 2011 by the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal. The Narendra Modi government made some changes which were...
  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60-year-old people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Uttarakhand govt to launch farmers pension scheme on Aug 15 August 7, 2014

    A pension scheme wherein farmers above the age of 60 years will get a monthly pension of Rs 800 will be launched by the Uttarakhand government on this Independence Day. The scheme has been initiated to encourage people, especially in the hilly areas, to take up farming, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in government-run hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Smriti Irani asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption. Irani told Lok Sabha that she has written to all MPs requesting them to...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Government to continue with MNREGA scheme July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, Government on Monday said that it would continue with the rural job scheme. The Government also informed Rajya Sabha that an action plan has been formulated to improve the implementation of MNREGA. "There are variations in demand for...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...
  • Investors pump in Rs 54,000 crore in mutual fund schemes in FY14 July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Investors pumped in nearly Rs 54,000 crore in various mutual fund schemes in 2013-14, 23 per cent lower than the amount infused by them in the preceding fiscal, the Economic Survey on Wednesday said. "During 2013-14, mutual funds mobilised Rs 53,782 crore from the markets as compared to Rs...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • Indian government working on world's largest health insurance scheme June 29, 2014

    Houston: The new Indian government is planning to bring about a 'complete transformation' of the health sector and is working on the blueprint of the world's largest universal health insurance programme. This was announced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan as he read out a speech by Prime Minister Modi to a...
  • UP govt announces 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' June 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme', aimed at benefiting about 40 lakh families in the state. "Nearly 40 lakh families will benefit from the scheme and a sum of Rs 500 will be transfered in the bank accounts of head of each family every month," Chief Secretary Alok...
  • Laptop distribution biggest socialist and secular scheme launched: Akhilesh Yadav June 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity. Replying to the debate on budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year which was presented in...
  • SpiceJet extends Rs 1,999 monsoon offer pan-India June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday extended its special monsoon fare offer with a starting ticket price of Rs 1,999 (all inclusive) pan-India, a day after the newly-launched AirAsia India announced Kochi as its third destination in the network at an all inclusive fare of Rs 500. The offer is...
  • UK, Ireland offer joint visa to Indian, Chinese tourists June 17, 2014

    London: Indian and Chinese tourists will soon be able to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single visa under a "ground-breaking" scheme jointly announced by both countries to boost tourism. Under a new British-Irish visa scheme announced by Ireland's minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald, tourists and business visitors...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks office-bearers to maintain clean image June 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP state head Akhilesh Yadav has directed all office-bearers of the party to maintain a clean conduct and image. "The state president has directed that existing and former office-bearers of the party must not indulge in any activity which dents the image of the government or...
  • Over 300 bank accounts, 200 firms used to commit Saradha scam: ED June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A complicated maze of 338 bank accounts and 224 companies was used by the perpetrators of the Saradha chitfund scam which is alleged to have duped numerous investors of their hard earned monies in various states including West Bengal, Odisha and Assam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been...
  • Uttarakhand government approves pension scheme for farmers June 6, 2014

    Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet on Thursday approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state. Both the decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Almora on Thursday,...
  • Hemant Soren directs officials to speed up developmental programmes June 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday issued directions to state officials to speed up developmental programmes and set up a mechanism to monitor implementation of Central schemes. Expressing displeasure at slow pace of centrally-sponsored programmes under Integrated Action Plan (IAP), Soren, in a high-level meeting, directed officials to set up...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges Narendra Modi to continue National Crop Insurance Scheme June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue the National Crop Insurance Scheme in the interest of farmers till new arrangement is made and also sought early release of Rs 3,500 crore grant for Simhastha fair in 2016. In a letter to the Prime Minister...
  • 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...