Waiver

  • US issues waiver for sale of defence equipment to Pak April 5, 2013

    Washington: In an indication of the "positive trajectory" of the bilateral ties, the US has issued a waiver, second in six months, for sale of major defence equipment to Pakistan citing national security interest. The waiver issued quietly by the then Deputy Secretary of States Thomas Nides on February 15...
  • Have proof of corruption in farm debt waiver scheme: Anna March 17, 2013

    Nagpur: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Sunday claimed to have sufficient proofs of alleged irregularities committed in the farmers's loan waiver scheme of the Centre which was brought out by CAG report recently. "If the state government is interested in going through the proofs, I am willing to hand them over...
  • CAG report on farm loan waiver to be discussed in LS today March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha is likely to discuss the CAG report on the farm loan waiver scheme on Thursday. On Wednesday, the House was adjourned after repeated ruckus by the Opposition. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had promised stringent action against defaulters. The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha...
  • PM assures action if irregularities are found in farm loan waiver March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured that action will be taken if irregularities are found in the farm loan waiver scheme. The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha came after loud protests by the Opposition in the House. The Lok Sabha, too, witnessed a demand from...
  • Uproar in LS over CAG report on farm loan waiver scheme March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Wednesday after uproar over alleged scam in farm loan waiver scheme. The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday had criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. The loan waiver scheme was brought by the...
  • BJP demands CBI probe in farmers loan waiver 'scam' March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday alleged that nearly 34 lakh farmers had been denied their right under the loan waiver scheme of the UPA government and demanded a CBI inquiry to unearth the real extent of the "massive scam". Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said this revelation further...
  • Farm loan waiver under scanner: Are big ticket government schemes prone to corruption? March 5, 2013

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • Farm debt waiver scheme: Finance Ministry orders probe after CAG report reveals lapses March 5, 2013

    The CAG report which was tabled in Parliament earlier on Tuesday criticised the scheme's implementation, citing lapses in 22 per cent of the cases. ...
  • BJP calls for 'in-depth' inquiry in farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report March 5, 2013

    The main Opposition BJP called for an inquiry into the farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report highlighting government's lapses and irregularities in implementing the scheme. "There are things rotting somewhere and that is why we want an in-depth inquiry because without that you won't be able to prove the...
  • CAG report on farm debt waiver scheme reveals lapses March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) final report on the farm debt waiver scheme highlighted loopholes and pointed out irregularities in implementation of the Rs 52,000 crore scheme. The report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. The CAG report said over Rs 20 crore were doled to ineligible farmers...
  • Farm debt waiver scheme report to be tabled in Parl today March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) final report on the farm debt waiver scheme is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. Sources said the report is fairly critical of its implementation, alleging that beneficiaries of the scheme were selected randomly and did not reach the...
  • CAG alleges misuse of farm loan waiver funds January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in more trouble. The Comptroller and Auditor General has published a draft report on the farm loan waiver scheme alleging misuse of funds. According to the report, Rs 52,000 crore were allotted for the debt waiver under the scheme. However, 25 per cent beneficiaries...
  • LPG cap: J&K CM Omar Abdullah demands waiver October 20, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the state cannot be treated at par with other states of the country on the LPG cap issue in view of sub-zero temperatures during winters. "I have told the Central Government that Jammu and Kashmir cannot be placed at...
  • Should Govt have given tax waiver to ICC for WC? April 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Should the Government have given tax waiver to the ICC for World Cup?'...
  • Infra firms want dividend tax waiver in budget February 24, 2011

    Mumbai: India's infrastructure firms are hoping the federal budget would bring some sops including a waiver off dividend distribution tax, minimum alternate tax (MAT) and an extension of a tax holiday for the sector. Most infrastructure firms have a maze of subsidiaries and holding companies, and dividend tax is applicable when...
  • Rs 200 cr meant for farmers siphoned off March 30, 2010

    Bhopal: In a huge embarrassment to the Madhya Pradesh government, a letter from the Deputy Commissioner of Hoshangabad is now unravelling a Rs 200 crore loan waiver scam. The letter written to the State Cooperatives Commissioner and Registrar, said that nearly four crore rupees meant for farm loan waiver had been...
  • Whose idea? Prez takes credit for farm loan waiver July 28, 2009

    New Delhi: It's a battle royale between the two powerful ladies in Indian politics - Sonia Gandhi and Pratibha Patil. The issue is: Who got the farmers loan waiver passed? The entire UPA has been united in hailing the Congress President as the brain behind the move. Congress Spokesperson, Tom Vadakkan...
  • Maharashtra waives off Rs 6,208 cr farmer loans December 30, 2008

    New Delhi: In some relief for farmers of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has announced a loan waiver for famers in the region. The Government has waived farmer loans worth Rs 6208 crore in the area and these waivers are expected to benefit nearly 40 lakh farmers...
  • Farm loans waived, but where's the relief? February 12, 2009

    Kishan Kumar, a middle-aged farmer in Garhar village in southern UP’s Jalaun district, was a happy man in September as summer gave way to heavy downpours. Rains, scant in this region for the past six years, meant Kumar could plant wheat or pulses on his 3.5-acre field when the sowing...
  • US aims to make us strategically subservient: Shourie September 15, 2008

    How credible are the Bhartiya Janta Party’s concerns about the 123 agreement and the NSG waiver? Those are the key issues Karan Thapar explored on the Devil's Advocate with one of the parties most outspoken critics Arun Shourie. Karan Thapar: Let’s start with your central objection that the 123 agreement...
  • View chat: NSG waiver, good or a sell-out September 8, 2008

    Chat with CNN-IBN International Affairs Editor on the NSG waiver. ...
  • Australia refuses to sell Uranium to Indian N-programme September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as India continues to celebrate the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver to India in connection with the Indo-US nuclear deal, Australia has made it clear that its ban on sale of uranium to India will continue. Speaking of the Labour government's policy, Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean said,...
  • Armed with NSG waiver, PM all set for France tour September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Armed with the India-specific waiver from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now ready to face the world. Later this month, he will go on a 10-day visit that will take him to the US and France and give him a chance to meet...
  • After Vienna victory, it's time to face the nation September 7, 2008

    It was a historic Saturday with decades of India's nuclear isolation ending and the world’s biggest democracy finally making its tryst with nuclear destiny. With the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group giving a waiver on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal in Vienna, India is now allowed to trade in civil nuclear energy. The...
  • N-deal: How Manmohan Singh made it possible September 7, 2008

    New Delhi:The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver for Indo-US nuclear deal is definitely a victory for India but it is also a personal victory of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who made a strong case for the deal in Parliament during the 2008 trust vote. Even though the trust vote got...
  • NSA clears the air on China's role at NSG September 7, 2008

    The National Security Advisor M K Narayanan spoke with CNN-IBN on various issues concerning the waiver in Vienna and China's opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal. Following are the excerpts from the interview: On Letter Leaked To Washington Post The assessment was that this is part of the conflict going on in...
  • Menon says Indo-US N-deal is in global interest September 7, 2008

    Vienna: On Saturday 34 years of nuclear isolation ended with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) putting its stamp of approval on the waiver allowing nuclear trade between India and the United States. The approval came after three days of meetings in Vienna. This has opened the doors of the world...
  • US NRIs happy with NSG waiver, hopeful of Congress nod September 6, 2008

    New York: Indian American community leaders expressed satisfaction over the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver to India on Saturday, calling it the crossing of the last hurdle to the India-US nuclear deal. They now hope the deal will go through in the US Congress as well. Calling the NSG waiver a historic...
  • India N-powered: Vienna won, what next? September 6, 2008

    New Delhi: It was a historic Saturday with decades of India's nuclear isolation ending and the world’s biggest democracy finally making its tryst with nuclear destiny. With the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group giving a waiver on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal in Vienna, India is now allowed to trade in...
  • China was India's secret enemy at Vienna | What NSA says September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: India hailed as "momentous" a global atomic cartel's decision on Saturday to lift a 34-year-old ban on nuclear trade with New Delhi, a crucial step to sealing the controversial Indo-US civilian nuclear accord. The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting in Vienna, adopted a one-off waiver proposed by the...