Farm Loans

  • Farm loan waiver under scanner: Are big ticket government schemes prone to corruption? 05-03-2013 10:48 PM

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • Farm debt waiver scheme: Finance Ministry orders probe after CAG report reveals lapses 05-03-2013 10:40 PM

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • UP CM announces waiver on farm loans 22-11-2012 01:49 PM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's 73rd birthday has brought along a bonanza for Uttar Pradesh's farmers. His son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a waiver of farm loans up to Rs 50,000. Approximately 7.5 lakh farmers are likely to benefit from this scheme. The...
  • Farm loan waiver of not much help in Vidarbha 12-07-2008 02:59 PM

    Lahore: Former cricketer Ata-ur-Rehman, who was the main character in the judicial inquiry in match-fixing allegations in the Pakistan team 12 years back, has threatened to sue ex-pacer Sarfaraz Nawaz for constantly defaming him. Sarfaraz has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board and its director-general cricket, Javed Miandad of promoting former...
  • Plan backfires: PM's loan waiver letter puzzles farmers 08-07-2008 12:48 AM

    New Delhi: The legendary former India left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi's hatred towards suspicious bowling actions is not a secret in the cricketing world, which he once again made public last Friday when he tweeted that he counted as many as 15 bowlers chucking during the recently concluded ICC World...
  • Fourth year ends, UPA switches to election mode 22-05-2008 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday invited a Pakistan team to participate in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, scheduled to take place in September this year. This will be the first time since 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai that a Pakistani team has...
  • SBI regrets issuing circular, won't stop loans 21-05-2008 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bottom-placed Deccan Chargers captain Kumar Sangakkara has predicted that Shahrukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders will win the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On form, I would say Kolkata [Knight Riders], Sangakkara was quoted as saying. Talking about other teams' chances, Sangakkara said Delhi Daredevils and...
  • UPA waives off farmer loans, SBI stops loans 19-05-2008 04:11 PM

    Chennai: Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara Friday blamed the fielders for their 10-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings, saying his team dropped far too many catches to win a close game. It is about holding catches, I know mistakes happen but we dropped far too many to win a close...
  • Debt-ridden farmer jumps into pile of burning hay 12-04-2008 10:37 AM

    Bloemfontein: South Africa sneaked a four-run win over Sri Lanka on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected third one-day international on Tuesday to clinch the five-match series 3-0. South Africa were 179-5 after 34 overs chasing Sri Lanka's 266-9 when rain came down at Chevrolet Park. Umpires called the game...
  • Vidarbha farmer sets himself afire 12-04-2008 08:31 AM

    Perth: He might be drawing flak for his flopshow in the ongoing Test series against Australia but veteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman has no plans of hanging up his boots just yet. Contrary to reports in India and some scathing reactions by experts and former cricketers back home, a fellow...
  • Vidarbha still colourless, 3 farmers commit suicide 22-03-2008 11:24 AM

    Nashik: Goa, Maharashtra and Hyderabad registered wins in the Ranji Trophy Plate Division, defeating Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand and Assam respectively on Sunday. Maharashtra registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Jharkhand on the final day of their Group B match in Nashik. Resuming at 218-6, Jharkhand were all out for...
  • UPA woos students, plans education loan sops 21-03-2008 08:31 AM

    Mumbai: Soon after former India cricketer Vinod Kambli claimed that the infamous 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens was fixed, the then manager of the Men in Blue, Ajit Wadekar rubbished all claims. Trashing all allegations, Wadekar first questioned the timing of the claims. My...
  • Now, Sonia pitches for raising ceiling on loan waiver 17-03-2008 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly declined to react to the comments made by Greg Chappell in his autobiography 'Fierce Focus.' I have no comments to make. I haven't read the book and I really don't want to speak on this issue, Ganguly told reporters on Tuesday. Revealing details...
  • Vidarbha MLAs confused about loan waiver scheme 16-03-2008 04:26 PM

    London: Disgraced Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, imprisoned at the high-security jail in Wandsworth, is likely to be moved to an open prison, a report said on Saturday. The move would mean that Asif will have more freedom and privileges than at a closed prison where more dangerous criminals are...
  • Haryana farmers not excited about loan waiver 16-03-2008 01:37 PM

    New Delhi: As anticipation builds up for Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international ton, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the team is hoping that the veteran cricketer achieves the milestone in the very first Test of the three-match series against the West Indies, starting in New Delhi on Sunday. It is...
  • PM rules out general election this year 15-03-2008 03:14 PM

    New Delhi: Rohit Sharma and Manoj Tiwari struck form straightaway, scoring unbeaten centuries, while promising Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and Himachal Pradesh's Paras Dogra also came up with big hundreds as the new Ranji Trophy season got under way on Thursday. Rohit Sharma, whose tour to England ended abruptly with...
  • For some farmers, loan waiver is a bittersweet deal 15-03-2008 01:04 PM

    London: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt will appeal against his 30-month sentence for a spot-fixing scandal handed down by a British court on Thursday, his lawyer said. On behalf of Salman Butt, I simply want to confirm that we will be appealing the sentence and launching grounds of appeal...
  • Debt waiver to be funded by taxes: Chidambaram 14-03-2008 11:43 PM

    London: Mazher Mahmood, the undercover News of the World journalist who blew the whistle on spot-fixing last year, has revealed that he received a tip-off from inside the Pakistan camp. Speaking under oath in court, Mahmood refused to name the informant but said it was a former member of the...
  • Rahul wants land limit raised for farm loan waiver 13-03-2008 05:13 PM

    Dhaka: Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards hit half centuries to lead West Indies to 253-5 at stumps Saturday on the first day of the second and final cricket Test against Bangladesh on Saturday. Edwards was unbeaten at 71 — scoring his maiden Test 50 — with Marlon Samuels...
  • This village does not need the farm loan waiver 11-03-2008 06:35 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a few more days to find out if he gets the clearance to be considered for national selection again after the Sindh High Court reserved its judgement on his petition on Thursday. Kaneria, who has not been selected to...
  • Karnataka to balance arrack ban 16-03-2007 08:29 PM

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