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Challenges and ramifications of AAP's Delhi win

If the government fulfils these promises only by doling out funds from its exchequer, then it will be merely a political and populist stunt, which will not be very different from those made by different political parties in the last 67 years of Independence.

Will BJP shift its focus back on basic governance post Delhi rout?

In a big democracy like India, which hosts huge diversity both on social and economic front, there has always been a chance of conflict of interests.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

10 crore Aadhaar numbers linked to bank accounts: UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Monday said the number of Aadhaar numbers that have been linked to bank accounts has touched 10 crore, enabling these individuals to digitally receive subsidies and benefits under government schemes.

Tamil Nadu voices concern over move to scrap subsidised kerosene

 Ruling AIADMK, its rival DMK besides NDA ally MDMK on Saturday voiced concern over the Centre's reporetd move to scrap the supply of subsidised kerosene through the public distribution system.

Clarify new income bracket which will get subsidy benefit: AAP

 Reacting sharply to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely's remarks on doing away with LPG subsidy for the well-off, Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday asked the government to clarify what will be the new income bracket which will get subsidy benefit.

Telangana CM orders release of Rs 404.58 cr for farmers` subsidy

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday ordered the release of Rs 404.58 crore towards input subsidy to farmers whose crops were damaged due to different natural calamities from 2009-10 to 2014.

Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

Make regional laguage title must for getting subsidy:Committee

Malayalam movies with English titles may not get subsidies, if state government approves a recommendation of an expert committee.

Punjab govt hikes subsidy on setting up new fish farms

The Punjab government today announced to increase subsidy to 50 per cent from the current 40 per cent for setting up new fish farms in the state.

Supply subsidised electricity to Mihan investors: Govt to MADC

Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (Mihan) project is likely to get a new boost as the government has asked Maharashtra Airport Development Company to supply electricity to the investors at subsidised rates.

China increases subsidies for poor in troubled Xinjiang

Amid growing number of violent attacks in the restive Xinjiang province where Chinese troops battle a separatist movement, government has hiked subsidies for poor in the province to improve their living standards.

HC directs oil companies not to insist on submission of Aadhar cards

Madras High Court on Thursday directed the oil companies not to insist on the submission of Aadhaar cards for availing of direct transfer of subsidy.

MP Congress releases poll manifesto; announces slew of incentives

Congress announced populist measures including sops, raising subsidised LPG cylinders from 9 to 12 and constitution of Vidhan Parishad in its manifesto for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.

Govt mulls Bangalore free of kerosene

The state government plans to make the city kerosene-free by facilitating below poverty line (BPL) ration cardholders avail the subsidy through direct benefit transfer scheme.

PCMC should grant subsidy to auto-rickshaw drivers: Pawar

Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said that the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) should provide subsidy for installing Compressed Natural gas (CNG) kits in auto-rickshaws.

Power tariff may go up in Assam; Rs 200 cr subsidy announced

Ahead of a possible power tariff hike in the state, Assam government on Monday announced a Rs 200- crore subsidy package for this year, which will benefit 26 lakh customers across the state.

10% students avail govt subsidy in higher education: Ramesh

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh today said the country has world class educational institutions but only ten per cent of students are availing the government subsidy in higher education.

Sushilkumar Modi flays diesel price hike, seeks subsidy for Bihar farmers

Flaying the incremental hike in diesel prices by the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister Sushilkumar Modi demanded a separate subsidy for Bihar farmers.

Omar lauds Centre`s decision to raise subsidised LPG cap

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the Centre for increasing the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from six to nine from next fiscal.