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UP Assembly elections: BSP chief Mayawati emerges as CM choice, as per survey

A survey has found that most people wanted BSP supremo to return as Uttar Pradesh CM next year.

BJP to emerge as largest party in UP Assembly elections, likely to get 170-183 seats

BJP to emerge as largest party in UP Assembly elections, likely to get 170-183 seats

Bharatiya Janata Party's is expected to win 170-183 seats in UP polls due to be held in 2017.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana: Govt allocates Rs 12,000 cr to skill 1 crore people over 4 years

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana: Govt allocates Rs 12,000 cr to skill 1 crore people over 4 years

A Rs 12,000-crore outlay for Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to impart skills to 1 crore people over the next four years (2016-20) got Cabinet approval Wednesday.

 

Assam assembly polls: Hindu Bengali organisations skeptical of Modi's eviction policy, says report

Assam assembly polls: Hindu Bengali organisations skeptical of Modi's eviction policy, says report

“Modi is conspicuous by his silence on the issue of evicted Bengalis in Assam.” 

Some initiatives need to be taken with regard to agenda of alliance with BJP: Mehbooba Mufti

Some initiatives need to be taken with regard to agenda of alliance with BJP: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that some initiatives needed to be taken with regard to agenda of alliance that was formed with the BJP.

 

Women to get 50 percent reservation in panchayats: Minister

“Reservation for women in panchayats will facilitate more women to enter public sphere and it will empower them and strengthen country`s parliamentary democracy at the grassroot level.”

MGNREGA spending at record high, no cut in allocation: FM

MGNREGA spending at record high, no cut in allocation: FM

The BJP-led government has boosted spending under the UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme MGNREGA to a record high and will for the first time ever provide funds over and above the budgeted amount, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

Double blow to economy: IIP plunges to over 4-year low; inflation accelerates

Double blow to economy: IIP plunges to over 4-year low; inflation accelerates

Dragged by poor manufacturing output, industrial production plunged to an over four-year low, contracting 3.2 percent in November, while retail inflation inched up in December, a set of data which RBI will consider in its monetary policy review next month.

BJD-BJP deal subverting CBI probe in chitfund scam: Ramesh

Modi acted like ventilator and CBI as oxygen cylinder, Naveen Patnaik happened to be the patient as the CBI probe in chitfund scam slowed down, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.

Black money: Modi govt collects Rs 2,428 crore tax from 644 entities

Black money: Modi govt collects Rs 2,428 crore tax from 644 entities

Narendra Modi government has collected a total of Rs 2,428.4 crore in taxes after over 600 declarations were made by stash holders to the Income Tax department under the one-time black money compliance window that ended last year.

Excise duty hike on petrol, diesel: All you need to know

Excise duty hike on petrol, diesel: All you need to know

There will be no increase in retail selling price of petrol and diesel as state-owned oil firms had not passed on the full benefit of a reduction in international oil prices to consumers on January 1.

From intolerance row to Pakistan visit – The highs and lows of Narendra Modi government in 2015

From intolerance row to Pakistan visit – The highs and lows of Narendra Modi government in 2015

With the so-called honeymoon period over in 2014, the pressure was enormous on the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to perform and be seen to be delivering on its poll promises in 2015. 

Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple promises to deposit 40 kg gold in Modi's monetisation scheme

Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple promises to deposit 40 kg gold in Modi's monetisation scheme

Mumbai's two-century-old Shree Siddhivinayak temple, which is devoted to the Hindu elephant-headed god Ganesha, has decided to move 40 kg of its gold reserves towards the PM Narendra Modi's government Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS).

Darul Uloom Deoband chief extends support to award returnees

Darul Uloom Deoband Vice Chancellor said those who have not returned their awards were also equally unhappy with the prevailing situation in the country.

'Key legislative and economic reforms passed by Modi govt'

The Narendra Modi government has been able to push through a number of key economic and legislative reforms in India, but everybody is not happy about it as expectations are very high and many items on the wish list are still pending, a visiting opposition MP has said.

Modi govt may reject law panel's recommendation for abolition of death penalty

Modi govt may reject law panel's recommendation for abolition of death penalty

Home Ministry is said to be of the view that the time is “not ripe” to remove death penalty completely from the statute book.

Centre to launch 'Nai Manzil' scheme for minorities from Patna

In a bid to reach out to the minorities in poll-bound Bihar, the Centre on August 8 will launch from Patna a new ambitious scheme that seeks to bridge the academic and skill development gaps between madrassas passouts and their mainstream counterparts.

'28 cases of alleged human rights violation against Army personnel in High Courts of North-Eastern states'

There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation - rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths - against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said on Friday.

Centre to launch 'unified' insurance product for farmers

Amid concerns over rising incidents of farmer suicides in the country, the Narendra Modi-led government is planning to unveil an exclusive all-in-one insurance product for the farming community as part of its ongoing social security scheme.

DMK slams Centre on rejecting SunTV applications in FM auction

DMK President M Karunanidhi Friday said Centre's rejection of applications for Sun TV Group, owned by his grand nephew Kalanithi Maran, to participate in Phase III of FM auctions amounted to "strangulating democracy" and asked the government to reconsider its decision.