31 Dec 2014
New Delhi: In a major step ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, the city government on Tuesday notified the new E-Rickshaw Sewa Scheme, paving the way for the battery- operated vehicles' return on the national capital roads.
15 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Criticising the previous UPA government's approach on urban planning, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the "top-down" approach resulted in "design flaws" and led to "sub-optimal performance" by states under the JNNURM scheme.
13 Feb 2015
Kolkata: A close associate of Saradha scam main accused Sudipta Sen was on Friday arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its probe in the multi- crore ponzi scheme.
26 Dec 2014
Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget.
25 Nov 2014
New Delhi: The much-awaited draw for the mega 'Housing Scheme 2014' of Delhi Development Authority concluded on Tuesday, leaving thousands of applicants ecstatic after they found their names amongst those who landed flats even as others rued their luck at missing out in the lottery.
25 Dec 2014
New Delhi: The ambitious scheme of giving cash subsidy on cooking gas directly to consumers has become the world's largest direct benefit transfer with 2.5 crore households getting about Rs 550 crore since November 15.
25 Feb 2015
New Delhi: A ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP on Wednesday embarrassed the government by saying in Lok Sabha that the mid-day meal scheme, sponsored by the Centre, has become "poisonous meal", leading to strong objection from HRD Minister Smriti Irani.
17 Dec 2014
New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said persons already having bank account need not open a fresh one to avail benefits of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY).
14 Nov 2014
New Delhi: From Saturday, LPG consumers in 54 districts of 11 states will start getting cash subsidy so that they can buy the cooking fuel at market price. The ambitious plan, launched by the previous UPA government in June 2013 but abruptly stopped earlier this year following court orders, has been modified to exclude the requirement of unique identification number (Aadhaar) for availing the cash subsidy.
13 Nov 2014
Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday expressed reservation over the loan waiver scheme by various state governments and also suggested reasonable interest rate ceiling on loans from micro-finance lenders.