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  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Union Budget for 2015-16 has cut spending on child education, development, health and protection as compared to last year, child rights organization CRY has said. Criticising the Union Budget for 2015-16, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) has said "in absolute terms" child budget has decreased from...
  • Government unveils universal social security and pension schemes 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a slew of low-cost pension and insurance schemes, including Atal Pension Yojana and Universal Social Security scheme. Atal Pension Yojana will provide defined pension according to contribution. Of this, 50 per cent contribution would be made by the government, he said while...
  • PM Modi launches Soil Health Card scheme targeting 14 crore farmers February 19, 2015

    Suratgarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a Soil Health Card scheme, under which the Centre plans to target over 14 crore farmers in the next three years to check the excess use of fertilisers. Pointing out that soil health has deteriorated due to high usage of fertilisers, Modi asked...
  • Haryana government transfers 18 IAS officers February 19, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Haryana government on Thursday transferred 18 IAS officers of various departments, including Excise and Taxation, Education, Industries and Home. An official spokesman said in Chandigarh Sudhir Rajpal, Excise and Taxation Commissioner has been posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation relieving Alok Nigam of the said charge. In...
  • PM Modi to launch scheme for analysing soil of farms February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a nationwide scheme to analyse the soil of farms in the country scientifically, on February 19 from Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 'Soil Health Card' scheme will be launched in a rally from Suratgarh town of Sriganganagar under which farmers of the country will...
  • Delhi government grants license to cab service provider, Uber awaits February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday granted the licence to a Chennai-based cab service provider to run radio taxis for five years in the national capital. However, the decision on extending such permits to the US-based firm Uber, Taxi For Sure and another taxi service provider is yet to be...
  • Efforts on to simplify minority schemes implementation: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said efforts were on to simplify the implementation process of various minority-related schemes announced by the previous UPA government. Naqvi also said that he has asked all state governments to ensure full and judicious use of...
  • SC seeks Centre's view on plea against Aadhaar scheme February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A plea questioning the legality of data collection under the Aadhaar scheme was taken up today by the Supreme Court, which asked the government to make its stand clear on the issue concerning the erstwhile UPA regime's flagship programme. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, which did...
  • Two crore units to be built under 'Housing for All' programme January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Pursuing the goal of 'Housing for All' by 2022, the government proposes to build more than two crore houses across the country, including for slum-dwellers, under a massive programme to which final shape was given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Under the...
  • BJP hails Modi for Jandhan scheme getting entry to Guinness record book January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Appreciating the Jan Dhan scheme for setting a Guinness record of opening most number of bank accounts in a week, BJP on Tuesday lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the achievement and for inclusion of 11.5 crore poor with country's economy. BJP also accused the Congress...
  • PM Modi to launch 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme' on January 22 January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Government's ambitious 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme' to improve the child sex ratio (CSR) will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22. The issue of decline in CSR is complex and multi-dimensional and the scheme will address the issue within the broad framework of survival,...
  • DDA to launch bigger housing scheme in December 2016 January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority will issue its next housing scheme in December 2016, which would be much larger than the 2014 project and will include at least 24,660 LIG flats. Top DDA officials said that as per the new scheme, about 40,000 flats would be...
  • DDA to hand over 25,034 flats from January 1 December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lucky winners of DDA's housing scheme will begin the New Year on a joyous note as the housing authority will start handing over the flats from January 1. Top officials at the DDA said except for a few flats in Sirsapur area and Rohini, the rest are ready and...
  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 December 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...
  • CBI registers fresh cases in ponzi scheme probe November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI registered two fresh cases against as many companies in West Bengal in connection with chit fund scam in which thousands of investors, lured by higher interests, were duped of their deposits. CBI sources said the agency registered cases against Ramel Industries and Annex Infrastructure in connection with...
  • No dilution of MNREGA scheme: Government November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allayed apprehensions over continuance or dilution of MNREGA scheme launched during the previous UPA rule and said all necessary funds have been released. "There is no ambiguity about the government's intention. The scheme will continue in all the 6,500 blocks," Rural Development Minister Birender...
  • 25,000 winners allotted houses in DDA's mega housing scheme 2014 draw November 26, 2014

    The much awaited draw of lots for the Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' is over and the list is out on the website. Over 25000 flats were in the fray for which more than 10 lakh people applied. ...
  • Delhi: DDA announces winners of mega housing scheme November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited draw for the mega 'Housing Scheme 2014' of Delhi Development Authority concluded on Tuesday, leaving thousands of applicants ecstatic after they found their names amongst those who landed flats even as others rued their luck at missing out in the lottery. The flagship scheme offering 25,040...
  • No quota for Delhites in DDA Housing: HC says 'nothing wrong' in provision November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With the much-awaited DDA Housing draw finally out, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that there was "nothing wrong" in DDA's regulation which holds that a person, who already owns a flat or plot in Delhi, was ineligible to apply. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • Delhi: Much-awaited DDA housing scheme draw on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited and delayed draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014' will be held on Tuesday, deciding the fate of over 10 lakh applicants. The process of draw, that will start at 11.30 AM will be completed in less than two hours, DDA's official...
  • Saradha scam: Jaitley disappointed with Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the arrest of TMC leaders November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he is deeply disappointed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement. Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed BJP over allegations of Trinmool Congress's involvement in the multi crore Sarada chit-fund scam. Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose's arrest by the...
  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city....
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • DDA puts off housing scheme draw after last-minute hiccups November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing last-minute technical hiccups on Sunday, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has postponed the draw of lots for its flagship Housing Scheme 2014, which was scheduled to be held on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of technical problem encountered by the housing body while holding the...
  • DDA to hold housing scheme draw on Monday; to webcast live November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The draw of lots for DDA's flagship 'Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, will be held on Monday to decide the fate of over 10 lakh applicants. The draw would be held DDA headquarters 'Vikas Sadan' at 11:30 AM and officials said the date has...
  • Sonia, Rahul adopt villages under Modi's 'Model Village scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To the glee perhaps of the ruling BJP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday one village each under Model Village Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. While Sonia adopted Uruva village in Rae Bareilly, Rahul adopted Jagdishpur village in Amethi. Rae Bareilly and...
  • Sonia Gandhi adopts Rae Bareli' Uruva village under PM Modi's 'Model Village Scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday adopted a village called Uruva in Jagatpur block of Rae Bareli under Model Village Scheme. While confirming the reports, sources within the Congress said that adopting a scheme does not mean endorsing it. They said that this is not an endorsement of...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...
  • RBI against loan waiver scheme by state governments November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan expressed reservation over the loan waiver scheme by various state governments and also suggested reasonable interest rate ceiling on loans from microfinance lenders. "Repeated loan waivers by various state governments distorts credit pricing, thereby also disrupting the credit market," he said at a function...
  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...