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  • Cochin Shipyard to invest Rs 1,200 crore to build dry dock Yesterday

    New Delhi: State-owned Cochin Shipyard will be investing Rs 1,200 crore for setting up dry dock facility to build LNG carrier ships, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. "The vessels for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be built at a cost of Rs 1,500...
  • Rs 4,754-cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government on Monday approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved this scheme, an official statement said. "The intra-state transmission and distribution systems...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million non-agriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'pro-jobs policy' will help add 69 million non-agriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards pro-jobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • Cabinet gives nod to fifth phase of Aadhaar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave its approval to the fifth phase of the Unique Identification (UID) scheme for undertaking enrolment in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand. With this, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been given the target...
  • Narayanasamy alleges malpractices in free rice scheme September 6, 2014

    Puducherry: Former Union Minister of State and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged "malpractices" in the implementation of free rice scheme by the AINRC Government and demanded a CBI probe. Inaugurating a demonstration by party workers condemning the government's "failure" to measure up to the people's expectations in...
  • DDA website restored; over 18 lakh hits in two days September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority on Tuesday restored its online service after a massive response to its mega housing scheme crashed the official website. Top DDA officials said that the website received a whopping 18.25 lakh hits since the launch of the housing scheme on Monday under which over 25,000...
  • Challenge to DDA's housing scheme: Delhi HC queries JJ associations September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned four associations of JJ clusters about their right to challenge DDA's new housing scheme under which over 25,000 flats would be sold through draw of lots. A bench of Justice VK Shali did not issue any notice to the city government...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana will not a burden on banks, says Arun Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), under which 2.14 crore accounts have already been opened, will not put any burden on banks. "Any apprehension that this scheme may cause financial burden on the banks does not hold any ground...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Jan Dhan camps by banks on all Saturdays, 1.84 crore accounts opened August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1.84 crore bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan scheme and banks will organise camps from 8 am to 8 pm on all Saturdays to reach out to unbanked households, the government said on Friday. "It has been decided that henceforth, the banks will be holding...
  • PACL to move Tribunal against Sebi order August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a Sebi order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs 50,000 crore, PACL Ltd on Friday said it will approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. "Sebi has unfortunately failed to recognize the submissions of the company...
  • Sebi cracks down on Rs 50,000 crore money-pooling scheme August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In its biggest-ever crackdown on a large-scale illicit money pooling scheme estimated at nearly Rs 50,000 crore, regulator Sebi on Friday ordered immediate closure of unauthorised collective investment schemes run by PACL Ltd and refund of investors' money within three months. Besides, the capital markets regulator also said it...
  • Modi government took credit for schemes introduced by Congress, says Sonia Gandhi August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of taking credit for the schemes and programmes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and stated that despite doing so much, the Congress-led alliance lost in the Lok Sabha polls as people got misled by false...
  • Air India woos fliers with 'Get Lucky' promotional scheme August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bid to woo customers at a time when domestic carriers are rolling out discounted fares, Air-India launched a promotional scheme today called 'Get Lucky' for its fliers. Under the scheme, every 100th ticket booked would entail a complimentary Air-India ticket on its domestic network, said an Air-India...
  • Four artists selected for in-residence scheme at Rashtrapati Bhavan August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two artists and two writers have been selected for Rashtrapati Bhavan's in-residence scheme, aimed at promoting and nurturing established and young creative minds. "We have selected four people, two writers and two artists, through a national wide selection process for this residency programme," Venu Rajamony, Rashtrapati Bhavan press secretary,...
  • Bihar working on nutrition policy to fight malnourishment August 10, 2014

    With estimated 50 per cent of children in Bihar found underweight due to malnourishment, the state government is in the process of drafting a nutritional policy to cut down malnourishment rate to 20 per cent in another four years. "The state social welfare department is working on nutritional policy, 2014 to...
  • Centre to implement National Academic Depository scheme this month August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Human Resource and Development Ministry on Saturday fastened the process for implementing the National Academic Depository Act (NAD) once the Bill becomes a law. The NAD Bill was first introduced in 2011 by the then HRD minister Kapil Sibal. The Narendra Modi government made some changes which were...
  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60-year-old people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Uttarakhand govt to launch farmers pension scheme on Aug 15 August 7, 2014

    A pension scheme wherein farmers above the age of 60 years will get a monthly pension of Rs 800 will be launched by the Uttarakhand government on this Independence Day. The scheme has been initiated to encourage people, especially in the hilly areas, to take up farming, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar...
  • Rajasthan: Raje plans to downsize Gehlot's free medicine scheme August 6, 2014

    Jaipur: The popular free medicine and diagnosis scheme in Rajasthan could soon be history for 3 crore people out of the state's population. The Vasundhara Raje government now plans to scale down the scheme by limiting it to people covered under the Food Security Act. The Raje government also plans to...
  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister July 30, 2014

    The state government on Wednesday assured the House that the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme launched by the previous dispensation in government-run hospitals would not be closed but would be linked with a health insurance scheme. Health Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore categorically rejected the supplementary questions of Opposition Congress MLA, Pradhyuman...
  • Rawat asks officials to ensure proper distribution in food scheme July 22, 2014

    Amid complaints that some beneficiaries of National Food Security Scheme have not got their cards in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday asked officials to ensure their proper distribution and see that food items reach families identified under the scheme. "No family covered under the plan should stay deprived of...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Smriti Irani asks MPs to monitor mid-day meal scheme July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD minister Smriti Irani has written to all MPs asking them to be part of committees set up to monitor the mid-day meal scheme which has seen complaints of poor quality of food and corruption. Irani told Lok Sabha that she has written to all MPs requesting them to...
  • Bill Clinton visits 'Akshaya Patra's' kitchen, serves food to students July 16, 2014

    Former US President Bill Clinton visited the kitchen run by an NGO which provides food to a large number of children at government schools as part of the mid-day meal scheme. Clinton and his delegation were warmly received by the members of the NGO 'Akshaya Patra' at their kitchen at Jagatpura...
  • Government to continue with MNREGA scheme July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Noting that there are variations in demand for work under MNREGA, Government on Monday said that it would continue with the rural job scheme. The Government also informed Rajya Sabha that an action plan has been formulated to improve the implementation of MNREGA. "There are variations in demand for...
  • Arun Jaitley allocates Rs 1,000 crore for renewable sector schemes July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling it a 'high priority' area, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.1,000 crore for the solar power sector, a move that will boost energy generation from renewable sources. The government aims to construct Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects or high capacity plants in the radiation rich...