HP becomes first state to implement ABPS in country

Himachal Pradesh has emerged as first the state in the country to start Aadhaar based Payment System (ABPS) and payments amounting Rs 76.53 crore have been made through this system till date since the scheme was launched on October 2, 2014, Rural Development Minister Anil Kumar said Friday.

Union Minister Birendra Singh defends 'suit-boot ki sarkaar', invites criticism from Khaps

In an attempt to defend BJP-led NDA government of being branded as "Suit-boot Ki Sarkaar", Union Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh said if a tea-vendor can live "suited-booted" than we can say we are prosperous.

Govt will re-promulgate Land Acquisition Ordinance for third time: Rural Development Minister Birender Singh

Rural Development Minister Birender Sing said on Thursday that NDA government would re-promulgate the Land Acquisition Ordinance for the third time.

States reluctant to transfer power to panchayats: Minister

Many states are reluctant to transfer powers to Panchayati Raj bodies though the Constitution has granted provisions for the same, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Friday.

Could not sleep before tabling land bill: Rural Development Minister

Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, who introduced the Land Bill 2015 in parliament on February 24, said here on Saturday that thinking of the plight of farmers, he could not sleep whole night before introducing it.

RD Minister says he could not be 'traced' for meeting with Prez on land ordinance

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.

Govt examining land act provisions to fix states' concerns: Minister

The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.

Not curtailing rural job scheme: Government

The government is not trying to curtail MNREGA and the number of blocks under the act have not been reduced, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh told parliament Thursday.

Take concrete steps to end open defecation: Gadkari to CMs

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged all Chief Ministers to take concrete steps to end open defecation in their respective states.

Cleanliness drive: Each village to get Rs 20 lakh yearly

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari announced Thursday that Rs 20 lakh will be given to every village per annum to achieve the goal of Clean India by Oct 2, 2019.

Govt moves to make investor-friendly changes in Land Act

Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.

PM to decide on CBI probe demand into Gopinath Munde`s death: Gadkari

Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter.

Tearful adieu to Gopinath Munde; Uddhav, supporters demand CBI probe

Tens of thousands of mourning supporters and distraught family members Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to Gopinath Munde, Maharashtra BJP`s tallest mass leader and architect of its impressive victory in Lok Sabha elections, who was killed in a car crash in Delhi on Tuesday.

Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies of multiple injuries after road accident; last rites today

Maharashtra strongman and Union minister in Narendra Modi`s Cabinet, Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after sustaining multiple internal injuries in a road accident in the national capital early this morning.

Gopinath Munde joins long list of popular politicians felled by road accident

Every life lost to a road accident is most avoidable! But when public representatives who have been chosen to govern the nation are killed in road accidents, it shows that the road safety standards in the country are up for urgent review.

Doughty fighter, Gopinath Munde had CM ambitions

A doughty fighter, Union Minister Gopinath Munde`s heart was always in Maharashtra and was seeing himself as the next Chief Minister after the Assembly polls due later this year.

Gopinath Munde`s death: Second mid-summer tragedy for BJP

Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde was killed early Tuesday in a road accident in the national capital when he was on way to the airport to catch a flight to Mumbai.

Top leaders pay tribute to late Gopinath Munde

Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning when he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Munde was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre after the accident where he was declared dead.

Driver of Indica that hit Munde`s car arrested, released on bail

The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the driver of the Indica car that collided with the car of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who later succumbed to the injuries at the AIIMS hospital here.

Gopinath Munde`s demise a big loss for nation, govt: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his profound grief over the tragic demise of his party colleague and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a car accident here this morning.