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  • Gehlot's free medicine scheme won't be stopped: Health minister Yesterday

    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...
  • Investors pump in Rs 54,000 crore in mutual fund schemes in FY14 July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Investors pumped in nearly Rs 54,000 crore in various mutual fund schemes in 2013-14, 23 per cent lower than the amount infused by them in the preceding fiscal, the Economic Survey on Wednesday said. "During 2013-14, mutual funds mobilised Rs 53,782 crore from the markets as compared to Rs...
  • Proposal for Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension approved: Government July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has approved minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95) run by the retirement body Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Parliament was informed on Monday. The decision of the government would immediately benefit 28 lakh pensioners including 5 lakh widows getting less than Rs...
  • Indian government working on world's largest health insurance scheme June 29, 2014

    Houston: The new Indian government is planning to bring about a 'complete transformation' of the health sector and is working on the blueprint of the world's largest universal health insurance programme. This was announced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan as he read out a speech by Prime Minister Modi to a...
  • UP govt announces 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme' June 27, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced 'Samajwadi Pension Scheme', aimed at benefiting about 40 lakh families in the state. "Nearly 40 lakh families will benefit from the scheme and a sum of Rs 500 will be transfered in the bank accounts of head of each family every month," Chief Secretary Alok...
  • Laptop distribution biggest socialist and secular scheme launched: Akhilesh Yadav June 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity. Replying to the debate on budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year which was presented in...
  • SpiceJet extends Rs 1,999 monsoon offer pan-India June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday extended its special monsoon fare offer with a starting ticket price of Rs 1,999 (all inclusive) pan-India, a day after the newly-launched AirAsia India announced Kochi as its third destination in the network at an all inclusive fare of Rs 500. The offer is...
  • UK, Ireland offer joint visa to Indian, Chinese tourists June 17, 2014

    London: Indian and Chinese tourists will soon be able to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single visa under a "ground-breaking" scheme jointly announced by both countries to boost tourism. Under a new British-Irish visa scheme announced by Ireland's minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald, tourists and business visitors...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks office-bearers to maintain clean image June 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP state head Akhilesh Yadav has directed all office-bearers of the party to maintain a clean conduct and image. "The state president has directed that existing and former office-bearers of the party must not indulge in any activity which dents the image of the government or...
  • Over 300 bank accounts, 200 firms used to commit Saradha scam: ED June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A complicated maze of 338 bank accounts and 224 companies was used by the perpetrators of the Saradha chitfund scam which is alleged to have duped numerous investors of their hard earned monies in various states including West Bengal, Odisha and Assam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been...
  • Uttarakhand government approves pension scheme for farmers June 6, 2014

    Ahead of the Gairsain Assembly session, Uttarakhand Cabinet on Thursday approved two popular schemes including a pension scheme for farmers and a scheme to air-lift doctors to remote areas of the state. Both the decisions were taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Harish Rawat in Almora on Thursday,...
  • Hemant Soren directs officials to speed up developmental programmes June 5, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday issued directions to state officials to speed up developmental programmes and set up a mechanism to monitor implementation of Central schemes. Expressing displeasure at slow pace of centrally-sponsored programmes under Integrated Action Plan (IAP), Soren, in a high-level meeting, directed officials to set up...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges Narendra Modi to continue National Crop Insurance Scheme June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to continue the National Crop Insurance Scheme in the interest of farmers till new arrangement is made and also sought early release of Rs 3,500 crore grant for Simhastha fair in 2016. In a letter to the Prime Minister...
  • New scheme for children of prisoners May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A new scheme for providing financial assistance to children of prisoners has been approved by Delhi government. The new scheme was approved by the Finance Department recently, said Director of Women and Child Development, Saumya Gupta. Gupta said that under the new scheme, a fixed amount of money would...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • Don't fear UPA's flagship programmes will be stopped: Jairam Ramesh May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A non-Congress government at the Centre is unlikely to stop UPA's flagship programmes, Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday claimed saying BJP chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh have been biggest supporters of schemes like MNREGA. "I don't fear that flagship programmes will actually be stopped," the...
  • National food security scheme to be implemented from June 30 May 12, 2014

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has issued orders for completion of all formalities related to effective implementation of National Food Security scheme in the state by June 30. All the bottlenecks in distribution of ration cards under the scheme should be removed within a week and nodal officers for the purpose...
  • TN government urged to cover heart transplants in insurance May 9, 2014

    Chennai: A representation has been made to the Tamil Nadu government to cover heart transplant surgeries in its Chief Minister's Insurance Scheme to benefit the common man, a top doctor said on Friday. Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital, said a representation has been made to the government...
  • Ousted Thailand PM indicted over rice subsidy programme May 8, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's anti-graft commission indicted ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a widely criticized rice subsidy program, a day after a court forced her from office. Yingluck was accused of allowing the rice program, a flagship policy of her administration, to proceed...
  • West Bengal number one in expenditure under 100-day scheme: Mamata April 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Quoting the Union Rural Development Ministry, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that West Bengal had emerged number one in terms of expenditure on employment generation under the 100-days work scheme. "West Bengal is now number one state in the country in terms of expenditure on employment generation under...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan March 3, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh will be...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions February 28, 2014

    After successful tour of Bharatpur division to hear the people's grievances, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said her government would also reach out to the people of other divisions of the state. "After the 'Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep)' programme is held in all divisions, we will...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state February 26, 2014

    A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly on Tuesday. Some laws in Chhattisgarh are in force since it was a part of Madhya Pradesh. They...