NDC meeting: Time limit helped us accommodate 40 speakers, says PM

Virtually brushing aside Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s angry walk out of the NDC meeting, PM Manmohan Singh said electronically imposed time limit had helped in accommodating 40 speakers.

Give flexibility to states in implementation of schemes: Hooda

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday urged the Centre to allow flexibility to states in implementation of centrally-sponsored schemes.

Delhi gang-rape: CMs voice concern, want effective steps to protect women

Condemning rape of a 23-year-old woman here, a number of Chief Ministers on Thursday expressed concern over the issue of safety of women in the country and sought more effective steps in this regard.

Jayalalithaa’s walkout from NDC meeting evokes mixed reactions

Walkout by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from National Development Council meeting here for not being granted enough time to complete speech evoked mixed reaction from political leaders.

Jaya walkout: States had been told about 10-minute limit

Secretary in the Planning Commission Sindhushree Khullar had sent a letter to Chief Secretaries of the states conveying that the maximum time permissible to each Chief Minister would be 10 minutes because of time constraints.

Centre slams Jayalalithaa`s charge

The Centre Thursday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s charge that non-Congress ruled states were discriminated against at the NDC.

NE states ask for higher allocation of funds for development

Northeastern states on Thursday strongly pitched for higher allocation of central funds for various developments projects, saying additional resources would accelerate growth and improve infrastructure in the remote region.

Bihar CM to raise special status plea at NDC meet

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he would raise the demand for special status state for Bihar at the National Development Council meeting.

Non-UPA ruled states criticise Centre for policies

Non-UPA ruled states on Saturday criticised the Centre for its policies towards them with Tamil
Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her Gujarat counterpart
Narendra Modi launching scathing attacks.

Delhi sets economic growth target

The Delhi government today set an
economic growth target of 11 per cent for the city during the
12th Five Year Plan period and identified various priorities,
including reform in the water sector, for the next five years.

Debate direct election of PM, CMs: Chouhan

Claiming itself to be a model
state in good governance, Madhya Pradesh on Saturday suggested
several reforms like direct election of Prime Minister and
chief ministers.

Strong plea for special category status to Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday
made a strong plea for special category status to Bihar and
resented the "tendency" of passing on financial burden of
central legislations to states.

Centre tinkering with federal structure: Modi

Modi said there was a "credibility crisis" in the country and the confidence of people in governance had been shaken to the core.

NDA MPs meet PM over special status for Bihar

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today assured a delegation of NDA MPs that their demand for a
special status for Bihar would be taken up in the next meeting
of the National Development Council.

Nat`l Development Council to discuss Naxal issue for 1st time

The National Development Council
(NDC) will take up the issue of naxalism in the country at a
meeting scheduled on July 24, where a mid-term review of the
XI Plan will also be approved.