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Chidambaram heading 7 GoMs, 2 EGoMs

Home Minister P Chidambaram has taken a major share of the pie of the Empowered Group of Ministers and Group of Ministers after the exit of Pranab Mukherjee. Chidambaram now heads seven out of the......

Sharad Pawar to head EGoM on drought related issues

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on the effective management of issues related to drought. The EGoM, constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh......

Cabinet panel clears food security bill

The Empowered Group of Ministers headed by Pranab Mukherjee has cleared the Food Security Bill, paving the way for Right to food to be made a fundamental right backed by legal provision. The bill......

Why Modi's Cabinet needs talent from the outside

'Modi has the ideas for a new, hopeful India, and an idiom in which to sell optimism to voters.''But he doesn't yet have the team for it, and soon enough, questions will begin to be asked by an......

Exclusive! Medha Patkar: Land acquisition ordinance will destroy poor

The new ordinance on land acquisition will allow land grabbers to deprive millions, destroy agriculture, horticulture, rivers, forests, tree cover and mangroves to extract minerals as well as......

Rs 256 cr to rejuvenate orchards in drought-hit Maha

The Empowered Group of Ministers on Drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Wednesday approved an additional assistance of Rs 256 crore (Rs 2.56 billion) for rejuvenation of......

EGoM on drought may decide on relief tomorrow

An empowered group of ministers on drought, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, is scheduled to meet on Tuesday for deciding on relief measures to tackle drought-like situation in some......

Pranab approves changes in Food Bill

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the head of the empowered group of ministers on food, has approved key changes in the proposed National Food Security Bill and the revised draft will be placed......

New food bill may not ensure food security

Earlier this week, the Empowered Group of Ministers approved the draft of the Food Security Bill, which will entitle 75 per cent of rural households and 50 per cent of urban households to......

Obama for higher share for India in IMF, other institutions

US President Barack Obama on Sunday affirmed his commitment to enhancing India's 'voice and vote' in global financial institutions like IMF. Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the......
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