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Food Security Ordinance to cover 2.52 crore people in Assam

Assam government on Sunday said that the Food Security Ordinance, 2013, to be implemented in the state soon, will cover a population of 2.52 crore belonging to 52 lakh families.

HC rejects PIL against Food Security ordinance

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking quashing of controversial Food Security ordinance.

Parliament to debate Food Security ordinance today

The 2nd day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament is set to witness a fierce debate on the UPA govt`s ambitious Food Security Ordinance, which is being projected as a game changer for nearly 67% of the country`s total population.

Sonia Gandhi wants maximum presence of Congress MPs in monsoon session

With a number of important bills including Food Security ordinance on the agenda of Parliament, Congress` Sonia Gandhi asked party managers to ensure presence of maximum MPs of the party in the House.

PM seeks cooperation for constructive Monsoon Session

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday expressed hope that the monsoon session of parliament, starting Aug 5, would be "constructive and productive" and sought cooperation of all political parties for this.

Jaya writes letter to PM on Food Security Bill

Flaying Centre for "unilaterally" and "hastily" promulgating the National Food Security Ordinance 2013, J Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to replace the ordinance with a Bill which addresses the state`s concerns.

Food Security Ordinance a copied act: Parkash Singh Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday termed the Centre`s Food Security Ordinance as a "copied act".

Akhilesh silent on implementing food bill

Amid opposition of the Samajwadi Party to the Food Security Ordinance, Akhilesh Yadav maintained silence on whether his state will implement the law.

Mulayam Singh meets PM over Food Security Ordinance

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and indicated that they discussed the Food Security Ordinance, which his party has opposed.

Mulayam Singh meets PM Manmohan Singh

Against the backdrop of his party`s opposition to the Food Security Ordinance, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday met PM Manmohan Singh.

Food-bowl Punjab opposes food security ordinance

With Punjab`s ruling SAD terming the food security ordinance "anti-farmer" and "half-cooked", the measure faces opposition from the food granary.

SAD flays Congress over adopting Food Security Ordinance

Shiromani Akali Dal flayed UPA govt at the Centre for taking the ordinance route to implement the Food Security Bill.

Food security ordinance not for political benefit: Moily

The national food security ordinance is aimed at removing hunger and malnutrition and not to reap any political benefit out of it, union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily said Friday.

Food Security Ordinance gets Presidential assent

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the Ordinance that will give the nation's three-fourth population the right to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg.

Food Security won’t cause financial pressure: Govt

The UPA government on Friday strongly defended the ordinance on Food Security Bill and stressed that the scheme will tackle hunger and malnutrition in the country.

President signs ordinance on Food Security Bill

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday signed the ordinance on food security after due consideration.

Ordinance on Food Security sent to President for consent

Government on Thursday sent the ordinance on food security to President Pranab Mukherjee for his consent.

UN welcomes India`s food security ordinance

The UN welcomed the Indian government`s food security ordinance, saying it showed that the issue of hunger was being taken "seriously".

CPI(M) opposes govt`s ordinance on food security

The CPI(M) on Thursday opposed the government`s move to bring in an ordinance on food security, accusing it of failing to bring a proper law for nearly four years and rushing it now in "contempt" of Parliament.

Food Security Bill is political gimmick: Rajnath

Critical of the hurried clearance of the Food Security ordinance, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the UPA government was just doing a "political gimmick in a hurry" before the 2014 general elections.