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Ram Vilas Paswan: No CAA rollback, PM Modi said no NRC, trust him
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Ram Vilas Paswan interview on CAA protests: "We too have sympathy towards the agitating people. The Government does not want to see them protesting. We are pro-Dalit and pro-minority. I think the stand-off can be resolved through dialogue only"

Govt has a use for stray cows: As surrogates to give birth to ‘elite cows’
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

While the latest data on stray cattle is not available as the final results of the 20th Livestock Census (2019) are yet to be made public, the number stood at 5.29 million in 2012, with Uttar Pradesh alone accounting for about 1 million.

Question on parents’ birth may be considered dropped: Govt on NPR
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Speaking to The Indian Express on Wednesday, Paswan said nobody can be deprived of citizenship just because he/ she does not know his/ her parents’ date and place of birth.

Foodgrain stocks hit record high, wheat area is largest ever
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

The report shows that during current rabi season, the area under pulses has been reported as 157.33 lakh ha — 7.80 lakh ha more than the last year (149.53 lakh ha).

PM Modi reviews Namami Gange progress ahead of Yogi’s Ganga Yatra
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

The meeting, which took place at the PM’s residence, was also attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Jalshakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and senior officers, the sources said.

After fertilisers, Centre wants food subsidy to directly benefit farmers
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

In Odisha, procurement of paddy during the ongoing 2019-20 Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) is, for the first time, being done from registered farmers only after Aadhaar-based biometric authentication.

Govt set for 20% cut in wasteful expenses
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

“All ministries have been directed to reduce wasteful expenditure on travel, food and conferences by 20 percent. The CCIG has asked the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, to take necessary action in this regard,” a source told The Sunday Express.

Ahead of Census, new question: What cereal do you consume?
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The exercise — Houselisting Operations of Census 2021 — will also seek data, for the first time, on smartphones, piped gas connections and mobile numbers.

It’s official: Not enough MPs are adopting model village scheme
Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Five years down the line, official data shows that the progress of SAGY has been sluggish — about two-thirds of Lok Sabha MPs are yet to select gram panchayats under Phase-4 of the scheme.

Explained: Atal Bhujal Yojana — Why a scheme for groundwater
Fri, Dec 27, 2019

Atal Bhujal Yojana has been launched amid growing concerns over the country’s groundwater resources. A look at the extent of depletion of these resources, and how the scheme will seek to address such issues.

Alphabet soup simmers: CAA through, NRC hanging and now NPR from April
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

Cabinet clears population register updation, Census 2021: Registration mandatory, individual details on 21 points

Explained: What is National Population Register (NPR)?
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

NPR: It's a register of usual residents of the country. It is mandatory for every usual resident of India to register in the NPR. It includes both Indian citizens as well as a foreign citizen.

Who will take responsibility for the current deaths: Chandrashekhar Azad
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

"While whole country is burning, should we remain silent? Bhim Army stands for the protection of the Constitution which is bestowed by B R Ambedkar. We will not allow the division of the country," Azad said.

National Population Register updation: Centre to seek info on date and place of parents’ birth
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

According to the sources, the Home Ministry has sought Rs 8,754 crore for Census 2021 and Rs 3,941 crore for updating the NPR. The Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is likely to approve the proposal on December 24.

NITI Aayog set to start drafting roadmap for population stabilisation
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

NITI Aayog’s move comes four months after the Prime Minister voiced concern over the issue. Modi said in his Independence Day speech, “This rapidly increasing population poses various new challenges for us and our future generations.”

India-Bangla technical talks on sharing of river water cancelled
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Though the official didn't mention any specific reason for cancellation of the talks, he said, “It was a request from the Bangladesh side.”

Non-GST tax revenue subdued in current fiscal
Wed, Dec 18, 2019

A scrutiny of revenue figures of 16 major states reveals a sluggish growth in non-GST tax collection during the first seven months of the current financial year as compared to the same period last fiscal.

Pranab Mukherjee: ‘Take along also those who didn’t vote for you’
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Mukherjee also suggested that the number of seats in Lok Sabha be increased to 1,000 from the present 545, and advocated a corresponding increase in the number of MPs in Rajya Sabha and the state legislatures.

Four years into Namami Gange, high volume of sewage still flows into river
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

A document presented at the National Ganga Council meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, shows that as on September 30, the existing sewage capacity is 1,957 MLD (million litres per day).

Govt set to develop organic farming corridor along Ganga to arrest pollution
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

According to sources, the idea of organic farming corridor was mooted by the National Mission for Clean Ganga, and received a positive response from the Council.