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Nitish Kumar apprehensive of Lalu, will welcome him into NDA: Paswan

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan today said he will welcome Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar into the NDA and claimed that the JD(U) chief was apprehensive that his ally Lalu Prasad of the RJD would weaken his party.

Ram Vilas Paswan thanks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for supporting demonetisation

Ram Vilas Paswan thanks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for supporting demonetisation

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday thanked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to fight the black money menace.

Ram Vilas Paswan defends PM Modi, says Opposition owes an apology to nation

Ram Vilas Paswan defends PM Modi, says Opposition owes an apology to nation

Paswan hailed Prime Minister Modi's efforts towards demonetisation and slammed the opposition parties for creating unwarranted ruckus in the Parliament.

Delhi govt releases circular to end salt shortage rumour

The Delhi Government has released a circular describing measures to be taken immediately by officers in Food Supplies and Consumer Affairs to end rumours of salt shortage.

Salt shortage is a rumour, adequate stocks available: Union govt

Salt shortage is a rumour, adequate stocks available: Union govt

The clarification came after rumours were rife that the price of salt has gone up to Rs 400 per kg in Uttar Pradesh and up to Rs 250 per kg in the National Capital Region.

National Food Security law being implemented across India from November: Paswan

National Food Security law being implemented across India from November: Paswan

Implementation of National Food Security law, entailing an annual subsidy of over Rs 1.4 lakh crore, has covered the entire nation from this month with two large states Kerala and Tamil Nadu coming on board, the government said.

 Govt to bring new Consumer Protection law with provisions against celebrities endorsing misleading ads: Ram Vilas Paswan

Govt to bring new Consumer Protection law with provisions against celebrities endorsing misleading ads: Ram Vilas Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that the government will soon introduce a new Consumer Protection law in the upcoming Parliament session that will check misleading advertisements. The law will carry strong provisions against celebrities endorsing such advertisements as well as adulteration.

Terrorism main cause of Kashmir unrest: Ram Vilas Paswan

Terrorism main cause of Kashmir unrest: Ram Vilas Paswan

The Minister also criticized the separatist leaders for their treatment of some members of the all party delegation who had tried to call on them.

Govt closely monitoring prices of sugar, other food items

Govt closely monitoring prices of sugar, other food items

The government is keeping a close watch on prices of sugar, pulses and edible oils to check hoarding and ensure adequate availability in the market in the festival season, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Wednesday.

Ram Vilas Paswan announces setting up National Consumer Helpline for Northeast

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday announced setting up of a national consumer helpline for the northeast region.

Govt to increase rice subsidy given via DBT for next year

The Centre has decided to increase marginally the cash subsidy on rice to Rs 25.17 per kg to be given via DBT to PDS beneficiaries for the 2016-17 marketing year starting next month, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

Govt imposes stock limit on mills to to check sugar prices

Govt imposes stock limit on mills to to check sugar prices

Government on Thursday imposed stock limit on sugar mills to check prices during festival season, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.

 

Fall in price of pulses to reflect in retail market soon: Govt

Fall in price of pulses to reflect in retail market soon: Govt

Wholesale prices of pulses are gradually falling and its impact will be reflected soon in retail markets as hoarders can not hold the stock for long with arrival of new crop from next month, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said Thursday.

Jailed Bihar gangster Santosh Jha, 'close' to Chirag Paswan, keen to join politics

It's the same old story of alleged criminals trying to foray into politics. This time it's jailed gangster Santosh Jha who is keen to join politics, ostensibly using his proximity to LJP leader Chirag Paswan.

Government finalises draft norms for direct selling industry

Government finalises draft norms for direct selling industry

The Consumer Affairs Ministry today finalised draft guidelines for the Rs 72,000 crore direct selling industry with a view to safeguarding interest of consumers by differentiating genuine schemes from money-swindling ponzi ones.

Govt says only pulses prices have increased; Opposition protests

Under Opposition attack over rising prices, the government on Wednesday maintained that the rates of no food item, barring pulses, have gone up and asked states to take stringent action against hoarders besides slashing taxes to control prices.

Government sets up committee to relook at pulse MSP, bonus

Government sets up committee to relook at pulse MSP, bonus

 Trying out all possible ways to control pulse prices that have neared Rs 200 per kg, the Centre today decided to set up a committee to relook at the minimum support price and bonus to promote pulse cultivation.

'Fake' Lalu Yadav failed five times during matriculation: Ram Vilas Paswan

'Fake' Lalu Yadav failed five times during matriculation: Ram Vilas Paswan

Lalu on Monday opined that Manjhi should replace the ageing Paswan in the Union Cabinet.

PM Narendra Modi greets Ram Vilas Paswan on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on his 69th birthday.

State, Centre on same page on J-K development: Paswan

The Centre and state governments  working in "full coordination" to ensure peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir