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Modi Govt listens and acts only on Twitter: Nitish Kumar

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Gaya, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday took a jibe at his government, saying the Centre responds and acts only on networking site......

'Strict decisions have to be made for the good of the poor'

'You cannot judge a government within a month. Give us five years' time.' 'At times, strict economic decisions have to be made for the good of the poor in the long run.' Dharmendra Pradhan, one of......

How we can build 'Indianness'

The new government has to make conscious efforts to rebuild social equality and bring the people together, says Devesh Kapur.  One of the most difficult challenges facing the new government is......

AG finds irregularities worth crores in Naxal-hit Bastar area

Various alleged administrative and financial irregularities worth crores have been pointed out in execution of development works in worst Naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh by state......

BJP lost polls wherever Modi campaigned: Digvijaya

Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his visit to Hyderabad, where he is slated to address a public meeting on Sunday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said that the......

Only 27% of backward region fund spent in 9 months

Only around 27 per cent of the funds allocated to the flagship Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) in the budget has been spent in nine months of the fiscal year. The money is sitting in Delhi and......

Govt gets Rs 1-lakh-crore spend cushion for FY16

Government will get to use it for infra spending, social-sector schemes, balancing the fiscalWith global crude oil prices, already low for a while, expected to remain below $70 a barrel for the......

Key social and welfare schemes face fiscal surgery

A day after the prime minister talked about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at length, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley more than halved the central government's financial support to his much-celebrated......

NITI Aayog: States react with caution, want fine print

Andhra Pradesh mulls its own body; Telangana hopes to get funds without shackles; Congress-ruled states such as Kerala, Karnataka and Assam express concern State governments, even those run by the......

'Subsidies cannot be eliminated from the Budget'

Finance secretary Arvind Mayaram (below left) says there is plenty of substance for growth in the Budget. In an edited talk with Vrishti Beniwal, he speaks on subsidies, divestment and the deficit,......
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Rani Gaidinliu`s month long birth centenary fest kicks off at Senapati

Dignitaries at the inaugural of the month long birth centenary celebration of Rani Gaidinliu at Senapati HQRani IMPHAL, October 8: Any... ...
IIT for us or them?

BENGALURU: No project in the recent past seems to have drawn so much controversy and inter-district rivalry as the one around the setting up of an... ...

Congress on Friday claimed that the government of Manmohan Singh had provided Rs 2 lakh crore to spur development in . "The UPA government of... ...
BJD slams NDA for allegedly causing Rs 1,000 crore loss to Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Mounting a scathing attack on the NDA government at the Centre, the ruling BJD in Odisha on Wednesday accused it of causing Rs 1,000... ...
State to Tap Own Sources to Fund Major Schemes

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to make budget allocations from its own resources to continue with major schemes after the Centre... ...

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