The Centre has brought many schemes which have benefited a majority of the people in the country and the UPA government hopes to get dividends of it in the forthcoming general elections, Rajiv Shukla said on Sunday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday launched six schemes aimed at the youth and the underprivileged, including interest-free micro loans and free laptops, with an initial allocation of Rs 20 billion.
The Union Cabinet would consider tomorrow the proposal to merge the 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) into 70 across various sectors for efficient implementation and monitoring in the 12th Five Year Plan.
Slamming the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government for scrapping schemes launched by the previous Mayawati regime, the opposition Bahujan Samaj Party on Saturday asked it to review its decision.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem
Kumar Dhumal announced enhancement of monthly honorarium
for freedom fighters and release of arrears for state
government employees on the occasion of Independence Day.
On a day when Congress workers
hit the streets in protest against Rahul Gandhi`s arrest,
party president Sonia Gandhi visited her Lok Sabha
constituency to review implementation of various centrally-
The Supreme Court on Wednesday warned
chief secretaries of all states and union territories that
they will have to appear in person if they fail to apprise the
court of the steps taken by them to rehabilitate sex workers.