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  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 7, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident November 7, 2014

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan invites innovators to stay on its campus November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Encouraged by the response of first innovation scholars in-residence scheme, Rashtrapati Bhavan has invited applications for the second batch who will get to stay in the abode of country's First citizen for a week. In a statement, Press Secretary to the President, Venu Rajamony said interested applicants can apply...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to start budgetary exercise on Monday November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry will start the budgetary exercise on Monday, with the Expenditure Secretary meeting various ministries starting with Law and Justice and Information & Broadcasting. The ministry will finalise the revised estimates for 2014-15 and Budget estimates for 2015-16 for Plan and Non-Plan expenses. The meetings with various ministries...
  • Government to launch 'rental housing' scheme for migrants, poor November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to provide temporary shelter for migrants and homeless people, the government is firming up a new initiative to launch a rental housing project in the big cities to answer their accommodation needs. "We are launching a major initiative to promote rental housing on a large scale, for...
  • Tamil Nadu seeks more centres under Udaan scheme October 29, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the number of contact class centres in the state for girl students under the Udaan scheme. In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, he requested the removal...
  • Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM on 'design flaws' in CBSE's UDAAN scheme October 29, 2014

    Chennai: Expressing displeasure over lack of adequate contact class centres under CBSE's "UDAAN" scheme in the state, Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "have these design flaws" examined and increase the number of centres. UDAAN scheme has been designed by Central Board of Secondary Education to...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme". ...
  • Home Ministry reverses stand on Aadhaar scheme, lends full support October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a complete U-turn from its earlier stand, the Home Ministry has come out in full support of the Aadhaar scheme saying it will facilitate "anytime, anywhere, anyhow" authentication to its beneficiaries. In a letter to all state governments, the Home Ministry said that since one Aadhaar number is...
  • Pension scheme for 40 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch a pension scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, in the state on November 5. The Samajwadi Pension Scheme will cover 12 lakh SC/ST families as well as 10 lakh minority and...
  • MGNREGA scheme improved status of women: Study October 23, 2014

    Kerala: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme had helped women improve their social and economic status, according to a study by a university. The study by the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) showed that 97.3% of workers under the scheme are women. Conducted as part of a project...
  • Aadhar not must for LPG subsidy under modified DBT October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Cooking gas (LPG) consumers will be able to get subsidy directly in their bank accounts from November 15 even if they don't have Aadhar numbers, as the government will re-launch the Modified Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. The scheme will be initially re-launched in 54 districts from mid-November and...
  • Jan Dhan phase II: LIC, general insurers asked to finalise products October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Government has asked all state-owned general insurers and country's largest life insurer LIC to finalise the micro-insurance products to be sold to account holders in the second phase of the Jan Dhan scheme to be rolled out from January 26. Ministry of Finance, Joint Secretary - insurance, Anoop Wadhwa had...