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Better to sell pakodas than to beg: Amit Shah counters Congress

Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on Monday tore into the Congress over its “failure” to tackle unemployment and other problems and its criticism of the GST, saying it was not a......

Gujarat polls: Congress promises farm loan waiver, Indira canteens, special quota

A ‘special category’ quota for weaker communities with similar rights enjoyed by Other Backward Classes, farm loan waiver, setting up of ‘Indira canteens’ to......

'A country that does not respect its soldiers is doomed to fail'

'Think about this: A widow of a jawan is drawing only Rs 3,500. If OROP is implemented, she will get additional Rs 1,500. These poor girls are young and have no source of income; they are trying......

'Even if the PM grants OROP, the trust is fractured'

  'Modi has entered blunderland as he does not understand the army. He has actually meddled with the army, which is much more damaging than the ignorance of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.'......

What's unique about the 'Samajwadi Pension' scheme?

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a unique pension scheme for the poor called the ‘Samajwadi Pension’ that aims to cover as many as 40 lakh people not......

Many social schemes for the poor

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has launched many new schemes to provide steady monetary assistance to weak and downtrodden people in the society. Giving the details of the......

Budget stresses focus on aam aadmi: Govt

The Interim Budget highlights the focus on aam aadmi in the development process. The year 2008-09 has seen substantial increase in outlays spanning across sectors. Continuing the trend, the budget......

Highlights of the Interim Budget 2009-10

Presenting the interim Budget for 2009-10 in Lok Sabha, acting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee claimed in Parliament on Monday that every effort has been made to fulfil promises made to the......

Pranab Mukherjee's Interim Budget speech

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is also managing the finance ministry, presented the Interim Budget for 2009-10 in Parliament on Monday. Following is the text of the entire Budget......

Bureaucrat stops pension proposal for BPL widows

In an unusual occurrence, a bureaucrat turned down a minister's proposal and forced the entire Cabinet on Thursday to accept her recommendations. A proposal to provide pension to widows and......

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