BPL

  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana a boon for BPL families in Himachal Pradesh October 5, 2014

    Shimla: Over 1.43 lakh smart card holders registered under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Himachal Pradesh have been aided by the scheme with benefits of a total of around Rs 64.37 crore having been extended to them. The scheme provides for cashless benefits and 2,816 patients have received critical care...
  • UP to provide free power connections to 1.72 lakh families July 19, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said on Saturday. Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued an order for getting the desired logistics. He said the construction of 33/11 substations in 166 out of out of 201...
  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation February 27, 2014

    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 to...
  • Dhaka Gladiators owner convicted of match-fixing February 27, 2014

    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 charge...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit February 26, 2014

    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 Health Insurance...
  • Kent's Darren Stevens cleared in Bangladesh corruption probe February 26, 2014

    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 for...
  • Blood tests, Xrays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand February 12, 2014

    Blood tests and Xrays 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 blood...
  • Congress stages walkout in Chhattisgarh Assembly over ration cards issue February 4, 2014

    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 cards...
  • Modi government blaming migrants for poverty, alleges Congress February 4, 2014

    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 February 4, 2014

    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 February 3, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met Northeast students at Jantar Mantar in Delhi in the backdrop of the death of a 19yearold 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 February 3, 2014

    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 Modi...
  • Cabinet approves 50 lakh tonne grains for poor September 12, 2013

    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...
  • Food Security Bill will not benefit every poor, says Buddhadeb September 4, 2013

    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 at...
  • Bangladeshi cricketers deny corruption charges August 27, 2013

    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 (BPL),...
  • Arunachal CM Nabam Tuki inaugurates National Food Security Ordinance August 20, 2013

    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 of...
  • News briefs: Private hospitals to provide free treatment to BPL families in Guna August 6, 2013

    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 August 5, 2013

    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 August 5, 2013

    Samajwadi party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told CNNIBN 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 August 4, 2013

    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 July 31, 2013

    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 July 27, 2013

    Dhaka: ICC's AntiCorruption 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 EidulFitr holidays. BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the report will...
  • K'taka: Family gets BPL ration card after death of malnourished child July 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Four days after the death of a fiveyear 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 fiveyearold Meghala died of malnutrition. The government claimed that she had...
  • Karnataka launches Anna Bhagya scheme for BPL families July 10, 2013

    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 June 30, 2013

    Dhaka: The ICC AntiCorruption and Security Units 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 June 27, 2013

    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 anticorruption laws June 26, 2013

    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 AntiCorruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is likely to recommend stronger anticorruption laws to its members. Sir Ronnie Flannagan, the chairman of the ACSU, is expected...
  • Mohammad Ashraful apologises after admitting fixing June 4, 2013

    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 AntiCorruption and Security Unit (ACSU) submits its report on investigations into fixing during the 2013 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). "I should have not done...
  • ICC to probe Mohammad Ashraful's matchfixing link May 30, 2013

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

    New Delhi: Involvement of a prominent Bangladeshi player, who never played in the IPL, has now emerged in the IPL spotfixing scandal, police sources told CNNIBN on Wednesday. Investigation moved forward at a rapid pace on Wednesday when name of the BCCI president N Srinivasan's soninlaw Gurunath Meiyappan, who is also...