BJP slams UPA for pursuing `wrong` economic policies

Accusing government of failing to arrest economic slide, BJP slammed it for pursuing "wrong" economic policies saying "three economists" in UPA have failed to live up to the expectations of people.

Chhattisgarh CM opposes cash subsidy transfer; writes to PM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday opposed implementation of cash subsidy transfer under Public Distribution System (PDS), saying it was vulnerable to "misuse".

India, China agree on steps to boost strategic economic dialogue

India and China inked several agreements to take their strategic economic dialogue forward and to an enhanced level.The agreements were reached during Second India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue.

Plan Panel turns down ministry’s proposal of building old age homes

Planning Commission shot down a proposal of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry to construct old age homes for indigent senior citizens, saying it did not fall under central government`s domain.

Plan panel approves UP`s Rs 57,800 cr outlay for 2012-13

Planning Commission approved Uttar Pradesh`s annual Plan of Rs 57,800 crore for 2012-13, including Rs 800 crore central assistance for Kumbh Mela.

Plan Comm approves Uttarakhand`s Rs 8,200 cr outla

The Planning Commission on Monday approved Uttarakhand`s Rs 8,200 crore annual plan for 2012-13, which is over 5 percent higher than the state`s outlay for previous fiscal.

Sharad Yadav rubbishes TIME story

The JD-U today asked the government to "introspect" over its support to the open market economy in the wake of TIME magazine`s criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dubbing him as an "under achiever".

‘AAI nod for Nalanda airport for proposed varsity’

Nitish said that the AAI has given consent to set up an airport at Nalanda, for connectivity to the proposed Nalanda University.

Too early to reach conclusion on monsoon: Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said it is too early to reach the conclusion that something adverse is happening.

Ministers want to use Planning Commission toilet

The issue of Rs 35 lakh toilet came before the start of the Cabinet meeting today as many ministers showed their keenness to have access to the swanky toilets.

Rangarajan to head panel for reviewing poverty line

The Planning Commission on Thursday constituted an expert group headed by C Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty.

Demand for fee hike and free land to private universities

A Planning Commission group has sought massive govt support, including free land to the private sector entering higher education.

`Give free land for 999 yrs to set up pvt univs`

To boost pvt sector investment in higher education, government should allocate land free of charge for 999 years to set up an educational institution.

Rs 26,485 crore Plan approved for Haryana

The Planning Commission approved a plan size of Rs 26,485 crore for Haryana for the year 2012-13, an increase of 30 percent from the previous fiscal.

Tea to be declared national drink: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Saturday said tea would be declared as national drink by April next year.

Plan panel okays Rs 14,010 crore outlay for Kerala

The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs 14,010 crore for Kerala.

Delhi: Thumbs-up to high-speed bullet trains

The Planning Commission has given
its thumbs-up for setting up of High Speed Rail Authority of
India (HSRA) for running bullet trains.

PC, Montek review IAP progress in Naxal-hit dists

Home Minister P Chidambaram and Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday reviewed the progress of the Integrated Action Plan

Nitish refers to special state status for Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar referred to his demand that the Centre give special state status to Bihar at the Global Bihar Summit 2012.

PC, Montek dismiss reports of rift over ID project

The Planning Commission proposed to take a note to the
Cabinet on this issue during its scheduled to meet on
Wednesday.