Ram Vilas Paswan

Chirag will be next LJP chief: Paswan

In Bihar, the LJP is widely known as a 'Parivar' party.

Oct 07, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

'Govt to dispose of 5.5 lakh tonnes pulses from buffer stock'

Around 2 lakh tonnes of pulses will be given for consumption under various central welfare schemes like midday meal programme, for which a cabinet nod will be taken soon, he added.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Deadline for selling pre-GST goods extended to Dec 31

Deadline for selling pre-GST goods extended to Dec 31

A senior consumer affairs ministry official said the deadline has been extended following demand from several companies like Wipro, HPL and other non-food companies.

Sep 29, 2017, 20:36 PM IST

No shortage of sugar, won't allow prices to go up: Ram Vilas Paswan

There is no supply crunch in the country and the government has allowed southern mills to import 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at a concessional duty of 25 percent to augment domestic supplies during the festival season, Paswan said.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Veteran RJD leader Mohammad Taslimuddin dies

LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said he was saddened by the demise of Taslimuddin who was known for his "frank" and "candid remarks".

Sep 17, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Restaurants may soon have to pay tax on service charge

Restaurants may soon have to pay tax on service charge

Eateries still forcing customers to pay service charge may be subject to tax liabilities.

Sep 13, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

OMCs to install new device to check refill of fuel/gas:Ram Vilas Paswan

The deadline for installation of new security devices will be decided next week.

Sep 09, 2017, 19:58 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan says panel to look into Jaypee homebuyers' issue

Ram Vilas Paswan says panel to look into Jaypee homebuyers' issue

Homebuyers have filed 400 complaints against the company through the National Consumer Helpline of the ministry. These complaints have been forwarded to concerned departments/ ministries for redressal, he said.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Govt imposes stock limit on mills for Sept, Oct to check sugar prices

Govt imposes stock limit on mills for Sept, Oct to check sugar prices

The measure is aimed at preventing mills from artificially withholding sugar in storage in order to push up prices during the high demand festive season of September and October.

Aug 29, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Centre on Wednesday raised the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category.

Aug 24, 2017, 01:12 AM IST

Hospital tragedy a 'test' for CM Adityanath: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday sought a time-bound probe into the deaths of 30 children in a government hospital in Gorakhpur, and said it was an "hour of test" for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Aug 12, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

No plans to raise wheat import duty: Ram Vilas Paswan

Wheat import has not been much after the Customs duty was imposed. Prior to that, private traders had imported about 5.5 million tonnes at zero Customs duty till March-end, according to industry data.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked the commerce ministry to fix export floor price of onion at USD 450 a tonne and remove export sops to curb shipments and boost local supply, even as he blamed hoarders for spike in onion prices.

Aug 11, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Tejashwi Yadav should be scared of going to jail: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said Bihar`s former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav should be scared of going to jail in connection with the corruption charges against him.

Aug 01, 2017, 20:41 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan terms Nitish Kumar's resignation a move against corruption

Ram Vilas Paswan terms Nitish Kumar's resignation a move against corruption

Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday welcomed Nitish Kumar`s decision to resign as Chief Minister of Bihar, saying it was a move against corruption.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
GST impact: Manufacturers to face jail term for not reprinting revised MRP on inventory

GST impact: Manufacturers to face jail term for not reprinting revised MRP on inventory

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday warned of a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh, including a jail term, if new post GST rates are not printed on the inventory in the interest of consumers.

Jul 07, 2017, 14:45 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan undergoes heart surgery at London hospital

Ram Vilas Paswan undergoes heart surgery at London hospital

Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday underwent a heart surgery at London's Royal Brompton Hospital with his family saying it was successful and he was recovering.

 

Jun 01, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Consumers to pay less for common items under GST: Ram Vilas Paswan

Consumers to pay less for common items under GST: Ram Vilas Paswan

Consumers stand to gain from the GST rates announced for daily consumption items which will also help keeping a check on prices, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.

May 18, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Nitish Kumar wears the crown, but Lalu rules Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan

Nitish Kumar wears the crown, but Lalu rules Bihar: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday questioned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s silence over the accusations levied upon his alliance`s partner.

May 12, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Stop wasting time, no vacancy for PM post till 2024: Ram Vilas Paswan to Opposition

Union Minister and LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday took a dig at the opposition parties over their attempts at unity, saying they should not waste their time as there is no vacancy for the prime minister's post till 2024.

May 02, 2017, 23:21 PM IST