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  • Police seize 68 rice sacks of PDS being taken for illegal sale 28-12-2013 12:17 AM

    Police on Friday seized 68 sacks of rice of Public Distribution system taken for illegal sale in market in Bihar's Nawada district. On a tip off, the police stopped a tractor laden with 68 sacks of rice taken to market for illegal sale, police sources said. The tractor driver was...
  • Bihar's food subsidy to double, says Jairam Ramesh 06-10-2013 02:43 PM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said Bihar's food subsidy and foodgrain allocation would be doubled under the National Food Security Bill. "Bihar's food subsidy will increase from Rs.5,500 crore to Rs.11,500 crore and allocation of foodgrain will increase from 28 lakh tonnes to 56 lakh tonnes," Ramesh...
  • Government decontrols sugar, hike in price likely 04-04-2013 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: In what could be seen as a significant concession to the powerful sugar lobby, the government on Thursday cleared the decontrol of the product. The move will likely raise the sugar prices as decontrol means that the manufacturers of the product will now get to decide on the...
  • Will pass food bill in budget session, says Thomas 04-04-2013 05:33 AM

    New Delhi: The government will enact the proposed right to food bill, covering 67 per cent of the population, in the second half of the budget session from April 22-May 10, 2013, Food Minister KV Thomas said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We will pass the bill in the second...
  • Nilekani panel suggests strategy to revamp PDS 02-11-2011 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: A panel headed by UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani on Wednesday suggested two-phase strategy to use IT to improve the PDS network and provide direct subsidy to poor, besides checking pilferage in the process. The first phase of PDS revamp will deal with supply chain improvement, while the second...
  • India faltering on poverty alleviation 08-07-2011 12:36 PM

    People, Left, Right or Centre, would possibly agree that an internally weak country cant negotiate with the rest of the world from a position of strength. Internal strength of a country cannot be measured just in terms of resources at its disposal, military power, technological expertise and production capacity. Strength...
  • Govt turns a blind eye as grain rot outside FIC 23-05-2011 10:20 PM

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN reported how the government turned a blind eye to lakhs of tonnes of foodgrain left to rot in the open in a country where more than half of the population lives below poverty line. Now, unseasonal rain has caused food grain worth Rs 15 crore to rot...
  • '59 pc of PDS grain do not reach households' 18-05-2011 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Despite India spending over two per cent of GDP in social protection schemes, their returns in terms of poverty reduction are yet to reach full potential, a World Bank report has said, pointing to "high leakages" in PDS and "uneven implementation" of MNREGA across states. The report, the...
  • Rural households paid over Rs 470 cr as bribe 29-04-2011 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: Ranging from Re one to Rs 950, rural households in the country could have paid a whopping Rs 471.8 crore last year as bribe to avail basic facilities such as ration, health, education and water supply, says a study. The 'India Corruption Study: 2010' report prepared by Centre...
  • 'Left hasn't done any development work in WB' 16-04-2011 03:01 PM

    Birpara: Senior BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that the Left Front had not done any development work or set up any industry in West Bengal in its 34 year-rule. "So many people from West Bengal are working in different industries in Gujarat. They have...
  • AIADMK will decisively win TN polls: Karat 06-04-2011 05:05 PM

    Coimbatore: CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday claimed that the AIADMK-led alliance will have such a decisive victory in the Tamil Nadu polls that no question would arise of the Left Front sharing power with it. As far as Tamil Nadu was concerned, there was a strong current for...
  • Expelled CPM leader pitted against Buddhadeb 30-03-2011 01:43 PM

    Kolkata: Expelled CPM leader Samir Putatunda will contest against Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in the coming elections as a candidate of the Party for Democratic Socialism (PDS) in the prestigious Jadavpur assembly seat. Samir Putatunda, who was the South 24-Parganas district secretary, was expelled in the 90s along with his...
  • WB polls: PDS to contest 36 seats in first phase 30-03-2011 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: The Party for Democratic Socialism (PDS), supported by 12-party United Secular Democratic Front (USDF), will contest 36 assembly seats out of 54 in the first phase of assembly elections in West Bengal on April 18. Announcing its candidate list on Tuesday, PDS General Secretary Samir Putatunda said he would...
  • Will Govt's steps to reign in oil mafia work? 27-01-2011 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: It has taken the brutal killing of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane by the oil mafia for the government to wake up to the danger of black marketing in kerosene. A rattled state government conducted raids in 200 places across Maharahstra while the Centre announced a slew of measures....
  • PDS hike on foodgrains under consideration: Govt 02-09-2010 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said the government is considering a hike in the quantity of foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) along with an upgradation in the number of eligible Below Poverty Line (BPL) families. "The government is considering an overall increase in PDS including...
  • Former Arunachal CM arrested in PDS scam case 24-08-2010 01:39 PM

    Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang was on Tuesday arrested by the Special Investigation Cell for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore public distribution system scam. "Apang was arrested based on material evidence and statement given by the other accused," the cell's investigating officer MS Chauhan said. Apang,...
  • One woman, 901 ration cards: Delhi's great scam 08-07-2008 09:14 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe on Thursday blamed illnesses picked up touring during a 13-year international cricket career for his diagnosis with the cancer lymphoma. Crowe said his cancer was very treatable and he would battle it with the same determination he displayed during his playing days. My...