Food Bill

  • Look beyond roads, airports and focus on the poor, Rahul Gandhi tells BJP 19-11-2013 02:51 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi slammed BJP for only talking about infrastructure - roads, airports, railway lines- and ignoring the poor people of the state, while addressing a rally in Chittorgarh district of poll-bound Rajasthan on Tuesday. "BJP only talks about roads and airports in the name of development.I agree,...
  • Casualties from Maoist attacks reduced, menace can't be tackled in a day, will take time: Raman Singh 01-11-2013 12:43 PM

    A Chief minister who is being lauded for his governance, development work and food security as his state is headingtowards assembly electionsdoesn't have a lot to worry about. The most preferred choice for CM yet againRaman Singh seems to be reaping the benefits of the work he has done for...
  • Congress compares Modi to Hitler; BJP hits back, calls Indira a dictator 19-10-2013 11:25 PM

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress hit a new low with both the parties targeting leaders from the opposing camp. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally in Uttar Pradesh led to strong reactions from the Congress after the Gujarat Chief...
  • Rahul is born with a silver spoon, how would he know poverty: Modi 19-10-2013 05:34 PM

    Kanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate began his party's election campaign in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, providing a point-by-point rebuttal to Congress' vice president Rahul Gandhi on development, Food Security Bill and on being pro-poor. Addressing a rally in Kanpur, Modi hit out at Rahul for taking credit...
  • PM promises help to states for improving agri production 13-09-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Flagging the challenge of raising foodgrain production, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday promised all assistance to states for improving agricultural growth. "It's a challenging job to increase production of foodgrains and other crops for the growing population of the country, especially, because agriculture is still dependent on...
  • Congress ensured labourers who work on roads get food: Rahul 11-09-2013 03:59 PM

    Rahul Gandhi said Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh have kept their promise and have guaranteed a meal to every poor person in India with the Food Bill. ...
  • Food Act likely to be launched next year: Nitish Kumar 09-09-2013 06:47 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose party JD(U) voted in support of UPA government's Food Bill, said on Monday that ground-works are on for launching the scheme in the state next year. "Since a lot of ground work like identification of beneficiaries, increasing PDS shops and constituting teams for monitoring...
  • Faux pas during vote on Food Bill ordinance delays RS proceedings 02-09-2013 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: A faux pas by Treasury benches during the voting on the ordinance on food security held up proceedings of Rajya Sabha for some time. The problem began when Chairman Hamid Ansari called for a voice vote on statutory resolution moved by Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley disapproving...
  • Food Bill making mockery of federalism, says Derek O'Brien 02-09-2013 05:55 PM

    The Trinamool Congress on Monday said certain provisions of the Food Bill are making a mockery of the country's federal structure. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the debate on the Food Bill, party leader Derek O'Brien said "The UPA is 'under pressure alliance' and in a hurry to pass...
  • Food Bill a mere repackaging of existing schemes, says Jaitley 02-09-2013 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Monday said the Food Security Bill was a mere "repackaging" of existing food schemes in different states and added that the government's "hurry" to push through the ordinance and now the legislation was "misuse of power". Speaking on the...
  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session 02-09-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: The government is eyeing to push some key reform bills for discussion in Parliament in the last week of its monsoon session. With the government facing persistent attack over economic crisis and the Prime Minister promising more reforms, it is planning to introduce as many bills as possible...
  • Land and Food Bills: Sonia takes forward 'Garibi hatao' plank 01-09-2013 04:05 PM

    With Lok Sabha polls just eight months away, Congress plans to go to town on the Food Security and Land Acquisition bills with the message that Sonia Gandhi is taking forward the "Garibi hatao" plank championed by Indira Gandhi. As part of preparations for a massive propaganda drive on the...
  • Jayalalithaa accuses DMK of creating false impression on benefits of Food Bill 31-08-2013 04:20 PM

    Accusing DMK president M Karunanidhi of attempting to create a 'false impression that the Food Security legislation would provide food security,' Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday said the people would teach him a fitting lesson for his double standards. "The DMK's vote in support of the Food Bill when it...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? 27-08-2013 11:37 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. ...
  • The Last Word: Can India afford Food Bill or is it both too expensive and badly timed? 27-08-2013 10:27 PM

    In a major victory for the UPA government, its flagship scheme the Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Monday. The bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Lok Sabha rejected 305 opposition amendments to Food Bill 27-08-2013 04:49 PM

    The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Food Security Bill, rejecting all the 305 amendments moved by the opposition and adopting the 11 introduced by the government, said government sources on Tuesday. The bill aims to provide subsidised foodgrain at prices much below the market rate to around 67...
  • Paralysis in decision-making behind economic mess, says Yashwant Sinha 27-08-2013 04:26 PM

    Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday called for early elections to bail the country out of the ongoing economic crisis. He said a paralysis in decision-making was the main reason behind the economic mess and charged the government with having lost control over financial matters of the country. "Paralysis...
  • Chidambaram says Food Bill won't affect fiscal deficit 27-08-2013 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Lok Sabha cleared the Food Security Bill, Finance Minster P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the bill will not upset the government's finances. He said that a provision has already been made for payouts on the bill and it will not raise the fiscal...
  • Sonia taken ill during Food Bill debate; taken to AIIMS, discharged 27-08-2013 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was discharged from hospital late on Monday night. She was taken to the hospital after she fell ill during the debate on the Food Security Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday evening. The Congress President had taken medicines to treat a cold but...
  • Sonia's ambitious Food Bill passes Lok Sabha test after 9-hour debate 27-08-2013 07:55 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's ambitious Food Security Bill on Monday night won the Lok Sabha vote after days of unruly scenes in Parliament. The Food Security Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha after Sonia Gandhi forcefully pushed the case. Sonia Gandhi, who spoke in Hindi for most...
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi discharged from AIIMS 27-08-2013 02:09 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was admitted to AIIMS hospital after she was taken ill in the Lok Sabha, has been discharged after her check-up was completed. The 67-year-old Congress President had left the Lok Sabha while the voting was underway on various amendments after she complained of...
  • FTP: Is the Food Security Bill good politics but bad economics? 26-08-2013 11:50 PM

    The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide cheap foodgrains to 82 crore people in the country, is the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi admitted to AIIMS for check-up 26-08-2013 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was on Monday admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a check-up in New Delhi. Sources claim Sonia Gandhi's condition is now stable and that she will be discharged soon. They claimed that she suffered from asthma and chest congestion following...
  • News 360: One accused in Mumbai gangrape confesses to past attacks 26-08-2013 08:59 PM

    Salim Ansari, one of the five accused in Mumbai gangrape has admitted that he harassed couples in the Shakti Mill compound. ...
  • Food Bill is a vote-securing bill, says BJP 26-08-2013 06:49 PM

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi spoke on the Food Security Bill and said that it will provide adequate food to all. He asked on what basis is 'adequate' being calculated. Do they mean calorie intake, protein intake or productivity? The bill said that it is universal, but it provides food...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav supports Food Bill with reservations 26-08-2013 05:59 PM

    Minutes after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi spoke on the Food Bill, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav expressed support for the legislation but with some reservations. "Who will foot the financial burden for the states in implementing the bill? The centre should have convened a meeting of chief ministers on...
  • Watch: KV Thomas initiates discussion on Food Bill in Lok Sabha 26-08-2013 02:42 PM

    The Lok Sabha took up the Food Security Bill on Monday. Food Minister KV Thomas initiated the debate in the House saying the Bill will improve the Public Distribution System. ...
  • Cabinet approves amendments to Food Security Bill 22-08-2013 10:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments to the Food Security Bill. Sources said the subsidy in the Bill has now been increased to Rs 5094 crore. The Bill also authorises the government to make allocation of foodgrain at existing rates even for those who are officially above...
  • Cabinet likely to approach a few changes in Food Bill on Thursday 21-08-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve a few changes to the Food Security Bill on Thursday. Sources said the subsidy in the Bill is likely to be increased to Rs 5094 crore. The Bill will also authorise the government to make allocation of foodgrain at existing rates...
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