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Amid economic woes, ally-less BJP fears onion sting in Jharkhand polls
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

The BJP is up against a formidable opposition alliance in the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly elections, which kicked off on Saturday. It is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image and welfare measures initiated by the Raghubar Das government to see it through.

12% of urban India relies on bottled water, 1 in 4 homes has a purifier
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

As per the report, Delhi tops the list of 36 states and UTs in the use of electric water purifiers — 36.5 per cent of households in the capital rely on one to treat drinking water.

Lok Sabha takes up all 20 starred questions
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

According to Lok Sabha officials, this is the first time since 1972 that all the 20 starred questions were taken up during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha.

Cabinet may okay plan to raise FCI’s authorised capital
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

According to the sources, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution had circulated a note for raising the authorised capital of FCI from Rs 3,500 crore to Rs 10,000 crore. Once approved, FCI will able to raise more money from the market.

Lok Sabha nod to legislation to regulate chit funds
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The Bill proposes to raise the limits of the chit fund operated by individuals from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh and for firms from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh — these limits were last revised in 2001.

Only 37% funds for PM-KISAN disbursed in 7 months
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

With hardly five months left for the current fiscal to end, there is a possibility that a large amount of the PM-KISAN funds may remain unspent.

Chirag seeks convenor, cites missing Sena, shrinking NDA
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

In his introductory remarks at the meeting, which was not attended by the Sena, Modi said NDA allies may have different ideologies but were like one family and should not get unsettled by small differences.

Ganga pollution: Govt plans 5-year jail, Rs 50 crore fine
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

National Ganga Bill to be introduced in Winter Session of Parliament.

Mumbai’s tap water best among major cities, Delhi’s worst: BIS report
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

The samples were taken from 11 localities, including Paswan’s official residence at 12 Janpath and Krishi Bhawan in Lutyens’ Delhi, and areas such as Nandnagari, Sonia Vihar, Pitampura, Ashok Nagar and Burari.

Chirag Paswan: ‘Our party strengthened in Jharkhand… that’s why we decided to contest alone’
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

Chirag Paswan announced that his party will contest from 50 seats in the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly elections.

Arvind Panagariya: RCEP in our interest, no MNC will come if we sit outside
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The RCEP includes the 10 ASEAN countries along with China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Negotiations began in 2012 and were originally expected to finish by the end of 2015.

Arvind Panagariya: ‘We should have a body like the US Trade Representative… as part of PMO or MEA’
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

"My view is that the political leadership has to be more courageous and take necessary action."

Ram Vilas Paswan: ‘Will make hallmarking mandatory from December 15’
Fri, Nov 08, 2019

There are about 861 hallmarking centres in the country, mainly concentrated in metropolitan cities. We need about 400 more such centre, Paswan added.

Chirag Paswan takes over baton from father, named LJP president
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

Making a formal announcement about Chirag’s elevation at a press conference in the national capital, Paswan, 73, Union minister and an eight-time MP, said the LJP national executive has unanimously elected Chirag Paswan as new president of the party.

Chirag Paswan becomes new president of LJP
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

Chirag Paswan has been elected as the new president of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). He succeeds his father Ram Vilas Paswan who held the post for around two decades.

Delhi: NITI Aayog suggests air purifiers at public places, DMRC-like SPV
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

As per sources, the report, ‘Strategy To Curb Air Pollution in Delhi NCR’, prepared by NITI Aayog with help of international experts, was shared with the departments concerned of the Centre and states.

Jharkhand: In previous poll, 19 seats decided by margin below 5,000 votes
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

A small swing of votes in the Assembly elections can influence the outcome of many seats in Jharkhand, as 19 of the 81 seats were decided by a thin margin of less than 5,000 votes in 2014. Most of these seats were won by the BJP-AJSU alliance. An analysis of the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly election […]

Half season gone, NAFED records low procurement of apples in J&K
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Till Sunday, NAFED had bought about 4,500 tons (3 lakh boxes) of apples, while the projected production in the state is about 20 lakh tons.

Ram Vilas Paswan: We are making PDS more poor-friendly, while rolling back cash transfers
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

The Indian Express spoke to Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, to understand what is 'One Nation, One Card' and how will it work.

Year on, World Bank-funded scheme to save groundwater yet to take off
Mon, Oct 28, 2019

According to sources in the Jal Shakti Ministry, after the World Bank board’s approval last year, the then Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation circulated a Cabinet note.

Average winning margins: Dip in Haryana, slim rise in Maharashtra for BJP; Congress gains in both
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The Congress not only managed to double its tally from 15 in 2014 to 31 in 2019, but also improved its average winning margin from 12,380 votes in the last election to 13,212 votes in this election.

Explained: In 9 Haryana seats, victory margins less than 2,000
Fri, Oct 25, 2019

The BJP won Thanesar by a margin of 842 votes, and Ratia (SC) and Yamunanagar by 1,216 and 1,455 votes respectively. In all, nine seats saw victory margins smaller than 2,000. Five of these were won by the Congress; one by Gopal Kanda of the Haryana Lokhit Party.

NCRB data: Cyber crime jumped by 77% in 2017
Wed, Oct 23, 2019

A total 21,796 instances of cyber crime were recorded in 2017, an increase of 77% over the previous year’s number of 12,317, says the NCRB report, Crime in India 2017.

Distress signal: Share of youngest workers in NREG begins to rise
Tue, Oct 22, 2019

There is no clarity on what could be the reason behind this rising trend of entry level workforce among MGNREGA workers but experts say this could be a reflection of rural distress and lack of employment opportunities.

Govt set to bring in stipend to skill up MGNREGA workers
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005, provides unskilled manual work for 100 days to eligible rural households.