FOOD BILL

  • Look beyond roads, airports and focus on the poor, Rahul Gandhi tells BJP November 19, 2013

    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 pollbound Rajasthan on Tuesday. "BJP only talks about roads and airports in the name of development.I agree, build...
  • Casualties from Maoist attacks reduced, menace can't be tackled in a day, will take time: Raman Singh November 1, 2013

    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 his...
  • Congress compares Modi to Hitler; BJP hits back, calls Indira a dictator October 19, 2013

    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 October 19, 2013

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

    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 monsoon...
  • Congress ensured labourers who work on roads get food: Rahul September 11, 2013

    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 September 9, 2013

    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 and...
  • Faux pas during vote on Food Bill ordinance delays RS proceedings September 2, 2013

    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 September 2, 2013

    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 the...
  • Food Bill a mere repackaging of existing schemes, says Jaitley September 2, 2013

    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 bill,...
  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session September 2, 2013

    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 September 1, 2013

    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 key...
  • Jayalalithaa accuses DMK of creating false impression on benefits of Food Bill August 31, 2013

    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 did...
  • Food Security Bill: Political game changer or economic catastrophe? August 27, 2013

    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? August 27, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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 percent...
  • Paralysis in decision-making behind economic mess, says Yashwant Sinha August 27, 2013

    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 of decision-making...
  • Chidambaram says Food Bill won't affect fiscal deficit August 27, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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 then...
  • Sonia's ambitious Food Bill passes Lok Sabha test after 9-hour debate August 27, 2013

    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 August 27, 2013

    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? August 26, 2013

    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 August 26, 2013

    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 August 26, 2013

    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 August 26, 2013

    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...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav supports Food Bill with reservations August 26, 2013

    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 the...
  • Watch: KV Thomas initiates discussion on Food Bill in Lok Sabha August 26, 2013

    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 August 22, 2013

    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 August 21, 2013

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 20, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...