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All households in Burdwan district to have toilets: DM

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:20

Altogether 80,000 individual household toilets have been constructed in Burdwan district during the current financial year, which is a record, a top district official said on Sunday.

BCCI Working Committee set to zero in on two prospective countries for IPL 7

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 23:10

The BCCI Working Committee will meet here tomorrow to shortlist two prospective countries which will be kept as alternative venues for the seventh edition of the IPL which is co-inciding with the general elections.

Assam govt to distribute cash to BPL families before polls

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 20:55

In a move that could trigger a controversy, the Congress-led Assam government today announced to distribute at least Rs 200 cash to BPL families as "gift" during Rongali Bihu festival in April, just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Centre, Gujarat at loggerheads over poverty figures

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 17:32

The Centre and the Narendra Modi government were at loggerheads on Monday over poverty figures, with Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram rejecting Gujarat`s income benchmark of Rs 10.80 a day to determine who is poor.

Cong attacks Modi on Gujarat BPL figure

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 15:22

Latching on to a BPL criteria of people earning below Rs 10.80 daily found on a Gujarat government website, Congress today made a stinging attack on Narendra Modi asking him to apologise to the poor for "insulting" and making a "mockery" of them.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Gujarat govt

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 00:07

Gujarat government on Sunday clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally.

Cannot revise BPL criteria unilaterally: Guj govt

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 22:58

Gujarat government today clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally without involving the Centre.

J&K Court asks Govt to make scheme for BPL girls

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 14:59

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to formulate a scheme for nearly four lakh girls living below poverty line to enable them to live a dignified life and prevent their exploitation.

Gujjars to be considered under BPL category: Bahuguna

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 00:27

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Saturday announced to set up a 15-member committee to address the problems of Gujjar community members, besides providing them facilities like food security, pension, scholarships as under the BPL category.

HP govt to raise quota of rations for BPL families

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 23:41

At least 76 lakh people are benefiting from subsidised foodgrains in Himachal Pradesh and the government will raise the quota of rations for BPL families, a state minister said on Saturday.

J&K govt to extend RSBY scheme to 10 more districts

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 17:15

Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to extend Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), which aims to provide health insurance cover to every BPL family, to ten more districts in the state.

Correct data of BPL families needed: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 14:46

Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling Friday stressed the need for having correct data of BPL families to ensure that schemes and benefits reach the targeted beneficiaries.