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States unwilling to fix taxes, commission on foodgrains at 3-4 percent

States unwilling to fix taxes, commission on foodgrains at 3-4 percent

01 Mar 2015

New Delhi: State governments have expressed their unwillingness to implement the Shanta Kumar-led FCI restructuring panel's recommendation to fix taxes and commission on foodgrains at 3-4 percent, a top Food Ministry official has said.

Food Corporation of India,   FCI,   foodgrains tax,   foodgrains commission,   Shanta Kumar,   Food Ministry,   National Food Security Act ,  
Ram Vilas Paswan implores Opposition to support Land Bill

Ram Vilas Paswan implores Opposition to support Land Bill

01 Mar 2015

Patna: Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday implored the Opposition to ensure passage of the Land Acquisition Bill in national interest.

Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister,   Ram Vilas Paswan,   Land Acquisition Bill,   Land Ordinance,   Food Corporation of India,   FCI,  
General Budget 2015: Jaitley unveils universal social <strong>security</strong> and pension schemes

General Budget 2015: Jaitley unveils universal social security and pension schemes

28 Feb 2015

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a slew of low-cost pension and insurance schemes, including Atal Pension Yojana and Universal Social Security scheme.

Budget 2015,   General Budget 2015,   Finance Minister,   Arun Jaitley,   India budget,   Indian economy,   Modi government,  
Rolls-Royce keen to strengthen presence in <strong>India</strong>

Rolls-Royce keen to strengthen presence in India

01 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Keen to strengthen its presence in the Indian defence sector, Rolls-Royce said it is optimistic about the 'Make in India' push by the government but indicated it would be a long haul before the company starts manufacturing its famous engines in the country.

India,   Rolls-Royce,   Indian Defence Sector,   Make in India,   Kishore Jayaraman,  
<strong>India</strong> go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field

India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field

01 Mar 2015

Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup.

International cricket,   fielding in Cricket,   Indian cricket team,   Mahendra Singh Dhon,   ICC ODI World Cup,  
<strong>India</strong> can't play more against UAE to help them: Dhoni

India can't play more against UAE to help them: Dhoni

01 Mar 2015

Perth: The Indian cricket team already has a cramped round-the-year schedule and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it clear that it's not his team's responsibility to play more against countries like UAE in a bid to raise the quality and profile of the game in ICC's Associate nations.

Indian cricket team,   Mahendra Singh Dhoni,   ICC Associate nations,   UAE,   Team India,  
Government asks FCI to withdraw procurement in Haryana & Punjab

Government asks FCI to withdraw procurement in Haryana & Punjab

26 Feb 2015

New Delhi: The government has asked state-run FCI not to purchase foodgrains in states like Punjab and Haryana as the procurement system is fully developed there,  Food Secretary Sudhir Kumar said on Thursday.

Food Corporation of India,   FCI,   Food Secretary,   Sudhir Kumar ,  
<strong>Food</strong> subsidy of Rs 8,228 crore released to 5 states under NFSA

Food subsidy of Rs 8,228 crore released to 5 states under NFSA

24 Feb 2015

New Delhi: Under the National Food Security Act, the Centre has released Rs 8,228.01 crore so far this fiscal, to five states where procurement of grains is decentralised.

Food Subsidy,   National Food Security Act,   NSFA,   Raosaheb Patil Danve,   decentralised procurement system,  
<strong>India</strong> calls for UN <strong>Security</strong> Council reforms this year

India calls for UN Security Council reforms this year

24 Feb 2015

United Nations: India has called for an urgent action to reform the UN Security Council this year, arguing the most-powerful body of the United Nations itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists.

UN Security Council,   India,   United Nations,  
Don't harass pensioners, government tells banks

Don't harass pensioners, government tells banks

01 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of complaints of pensioners' harassment, the government has directed banks not to insist that retired government employees be physically present for giving life certificates for continuation of pension.

Ministry of Personnel official,   Pensioners,   Government of India,   Indian Banks ,  

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