Remodelling of Planning Commission: Narendra Modi to chair meet today

Just days after announcing "a new institution with a new spirit" soon in the place of the old centralised model of Planning Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will meet the experts to discuss alternative to the panel.

All Planning Commission members submit their resignations

All members of the Planning Commission have submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister`s Office paying the way for reconstitution of the institution.

Dialogue on health should be more participatory: Montek

Dialogue on health should be made more participatory and involve pharmaceutical companies as well as general practitioners and hospitals, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Tuesday.

Manmohan Singh ranked world`s most powerful Sikh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been listed as the world`s most powerful, influential and contemporary Sikh, according to the first edition of the annual `Sikh 100` published here.

PM `absolutely right` in allocating mine to Hindalco: Montek

Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday termed the decision to allot Talabira-II coal mine to Hindalco by the Prime Minister as "absolutely right".

Ordinance may be scrapped but PM unlikely to resign: Former bureaucrats

Ordinance on convicted lawmakers may be junked but PM Manmohan Singh is unlikely to resign over undermining of his authority by Congress` Rahul Gandhi, feel former bureaucrats.

Outstanding issues need to be addressed before nuke pact with India: Japan

Japan made it clear that there were "outstanding issues" which need to be addressed before the Indo-Japan civil nuclear pact could be inked.

Focus on biodiversity to achieve sustainable growth: Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said biodiversity should be included as a significant topic in the policy formation to achieve sustainable growth.

Need to improve methodology to identify poor: NCP leader

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia had admitted that the method of tabulating the number of poor is "abstract" and said it is being reworked.

Montek launches anti-hepatitis campaign

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday launched here a free hepatitis vaccination campaign and a programme to prevent injuries to health care workers.

Vijay Goel sends Rs 33 money orders to PM, Sonia, Montek

Taking dig at Planning Commission`s poverty figures, Delhi BJP`s Vijay Goel sent money orders of Rs 33 to PM Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Deputy Chairman of Plan panel Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Montek Singh Ahluwalia praises Bihar`s growth story

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia gave credit to Nitish Kumar for Bihar`s high growth rate, saying state had not depended on central resource but built its own capabilities.

Montek speaks of lost Aadhaar card, gets one in 1 hr

A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour.

Naveen demands Rs 1,397 crore aid for festival

Keeping in view the massive arrangement required for Lord Jagannath`s `Nabakalebara` festival in 2015, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sought Special Central Assistance of Rs 1,397 crore from Planning Commission.

Odisha can’t get Special Category Status: Montek

In a major setback to Naveen Patnaik government as well as the ruling BJD, the Planning Commission has made it clear that Odisha does not qualify for the grant of Special Category Status.

Hameed angry at absence of SC/ST, minority on Google Hangout

Planning Commission`s attempt to reach out to netizens through Google Hangout ended on a sour note.

Montek`s plane waits in air as cows invade airstrip

A plane carrying Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia could not land for quite some time on Saturday due to a cow herd grazing on the airstrip.

Changing special status criteria for Bihar not possible: Montek

It will not be possible for the Centre to tweak the criteria for special state status so as to only benefit Bihar, the Plan panel said on Monday.

Nitish seeks Montek`s intervention

Seeking to fast track the execution of various power projects in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar has urged Planning Commission to facilitate early coal linkage/coal blocks.

Montek has outstanding loan of Rs 1.5 crore for house purchase

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, has an outstanding loan of Rs 1.5 crore for purchase of a house in posh Greater Kailash locality here, according to an RTI reply.