Tamil Nadu CM urges PM to put on hold DBT for LPG

Reiterating her government`s opposition to Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG scheme, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to put on hold the roll out of proposed Phase-II of the project.

Lack of Aadhaar ID should not become alibi of exclusion: Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh said that there is a need to be "very very careful" to ensure that "lack of a Aadhaar number does not become an alibi of exclusion of the beneficiary".

Chidambaram to hold budget consultations with Congress leaders

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will hold consultations with Congress leaders on February 14 amid expectations that the 2013-14 Budget will be a promising affair replete with populist schemes.

DBT scheme aimed at `luring` voters: Harsimrat

SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the UPA government wanted to "lure voters" through cash transfer scheme for the next Lok Sabha elections.