Welfare

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar to walk the ramp for Shabani Azmi's NGO 26-03-2014 05:18 PM

    Mumbai: Years after Kaifi Azmi wrote the moving poem 'Aurat', envisioning women empowerment, his daughter, veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, is bringing together Bollywood's iconic male actors like Amitabh Bachchan to walk for her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) to support the cause. The idea, she says, is...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security 21-03-2014 08:32 PM

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan 03-03-2014 07:01 PM

    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...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions 28-02-2014 07:49 AM

    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...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state 26-02-2014 09:33 AM

    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....
  • Scholarship scam: Case to be registered against 23 persons 25-02-2014 07:47 AM

    The district administration has ordered to register cases against 23 people, after a scam to the tune of Rs 15 crore in the distribution of scholarships meant for reserved category students in paramedical colleges was exposed recently. "A probe has been ordered after getting the report of a two-member committee...
  • Media focuses only on negatives of Samajwadi government: Akhilesh Yadav 17-01-2014 03:43 PM

    Upset over criticism for organising Safai Mahotsava, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government has been running various social welfare schemes also which were not highlighted by the media as much. "We Samajwadis are ahead in doing development work, but poor in highlighting them...Now, is the...
  • Noida residents demand conversion of land to freehold 15-01-2014 08:59 PM

    Noida residents welfare associations, industry bodies and several NGOs on Wednesday held a protest in front of the office of the Noida Authority, demanding conversion of their land from 'leasehold' to 'freehold'. The protest organised by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) was also joined by Greater Noida...
  • Bihar government initiates action against 5 officials for complacency 21-12-2013 03:08 PM

    Bihar has initiated action against five senior officials for complacency in implementation of welfare schemes, state Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Saturday. "We have initiated action against five deputy development commissioners (DDCs) for their failure to achieve the target of Indira Awas Yojna for 2013-14, non-completion of houses taken...
  • As BJP crosses 100 mark, supporters burst firecrackers at party headquarters 08-12-2013 10:00 AM

    As BJP crosses 100 mark, party supporters confident of Narendra Modi and Vasundhara Raje's win in the state have been seen rejoicing on Sunday. As the counting is still underway, the figures have left the party confident of winning Rajasthan assembly elections. On Sunday, BJP workers reached party headquarters with...
  • Officials showing laxity, not implementing welfare schemes will be punished: Hemant Soren 30-11-2013 08:48 AM

    Jharkhand government would soon start "punishing" those officials failing in implementing welfare programmes and showing laxity in making people aware of schemes mooted for them. "The government will not tolerate any official being lax or slack while implementing schemes and the government will soon punish such officials," Chief Minister Hemant...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' 17-11-2013 05:25 PM

    With a large number of men falling victim to "gender-biased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules 15-11-2013 10:02 PM

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought...
  • Development board for transgender community in Maharashtra 03-10-2013 11:58 PM

    Mumbai:Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday announced to set up a board for the development of the transgender community in the state. He was speaking at a convention for transgenders in Maharashtra in Mumbai. The convention was jointly organised by the state Women and Child Welfare Department, NGO Astitva,...
  • Allahabad HC seeks UP's response on minority welfare scheme 02-10-2013 10:46 AM

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal". A bench of the Allahabad HC consisting of acting chief justice Laxmikant Mohapatra...
  • Cook repeatedly rapes a minor girl on the premises of a social welfare school 29-08-2013 06:33 AM

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by a 53-year-old cook on the premises of a government-run social welfare school in the district, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Raj Mohammad, allegedly sexually assaulted the student of the Jammikunta-based residential school on August 16 and continued the violations over the...
  • Lok Sabha passes bill for hike in pension for ex-governors 24-08-2013 04:38 PM

    New Delhi: A bill seeking an increase in emoluments and pension for ex-governors has been cleared in Lok Sabha. The bill was introduced by Minister of State for Home RPN Singh. Introducing the Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012, Singh said former governors do not get any pension...
  • Will personally monitor welfare schemes: Minister 17-08-2013 09:41 AM

    Jharkhand Minister Jai Prakash Bhai Patel on Friday assured people that he would personally monitor all the welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district. "I will monitor effective implementation of all the poverty alleviation Centrally sponsored schemes in the district as the people are facing problems in getting essential commodities," the...
  • Will personally monitor welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district: Minister 17-08-2013 12:16 AM

    Jharkhand Minister Jai Prakash Bhai Patel on Friday assured people that he would personally monitor all the welfare schemes allotted to Hazaribagh district. "I will monitor effective implementation of all the poverty alleviation Centrally sponsored schemes in the district as the people are facing problems in getting essential commodities," the...
  • Kashmiris on a 10-day trip to UP meet Akhilesh Yadav 16-08-2013 09:44 AM

    Ahead of a visit to the Taj, a group from Jammu and Kashmir, including children, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Thursday, an official said. The delegation is on a 10-day trip to the state as part of the army's programme to take people from the...
  • Kids born in rape cases can't be "property" in crime, rules Bombay HC 15-08-2013 07:18 PM

    In a significant order, the Bombay High Court has observed that children, born to minor unwed mothers in rape cases, cannot be treated as "property" in the crime while considering requests from Child Welfare Committees to declare such children free for adoption. Accordingly, Justices R M Borde and R V...
  • MP Leader of Oppn criticises CM for reinducting Shah in Cabinet 15-08-2013 03:26 PM

    Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh today criticised state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for re-inducting Vijay Shah into his Cabinet. Shah had resigned from the Cabinet as Tribal Welfare Minister following a controversy over his alleged sexist remark against Chouhan's wife a few months back. However,...
  • News briefs: Amar Singh receives death threat on SMS 03-08-2013 11:57 PM

    Once a prominent face in Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh on Saturday claimed he was receiving text messages warning him not to come to meet slain former MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu's family, as he could also meet the same fate. RPF,Lucknows Child Welfare Committeerescue 13 child labourers Railway Protection...
  • Cong kept minorities out of mainstream development: BJP 24-06-2013 02:51 AM

    New Delhi: BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday questioned Congress' contribution towards welfare of Muslims and alleged that the minority community was kept away from mainstream development during Congress rule. Addressing a Muslim convention organised by the party in Delhi, Naqvi said half of the country's Muslim population...
  • CISF to contribute 1 day's salary for Uttarakhand victims 23-06-2013 01:52 AM

    New Delhi: More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation. CISF Director General Rajiv had written to the Prime Minister Office (PMO)...
  • Maharashtra: SIT to probe alleged tribal welfare scam 11-06-2013 05:50 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said it would appoint a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Rs 6,000 crore scam into the purchases of materials related to various tribal development schemes in Maharashtra. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and RP Sondurbaldota was hearing a...
  • GoM to suggest modalities for AP Girl Child Promotion Bill 11-06-2013 01:26 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted a nine-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to suggest modalities for the proposed AP Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Bill, 2013. The Council of Ministers that met on Friday last did not approve the draft legislation proposed by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and...
  • Army housing project: Antony orders probe into 'irregularities' 09-06-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities in an Army housing project in Kochi. Antony has asked senior officials in the Ministry to probe the allegations of irregularities in the Army Welfare Housing Project in Kochi, defence sources said here. The allegations had...
  • RWAs oppose increase in electricity rates by DERC 05-06-2013 02:57 AM

    New Delhi: Accusing the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission of siding with the private power distribution companies, various Resident Welfare Associations on Tuesday warned it against effecting another increase in electricity rates. Participating at a public hearing organised by the DERC on finalising a new tariff order for 2013-14, representatives of...
  • Govt to spend Rs 17,000 cr on minorities in 12th five-year plan 31-05-2013 07:11 PM

    Siddharth Nagar (UP): To remove socio-economic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th five-year plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said on Friday. He told reporters that of the 72 recommendations made by the Sachar Committee for...