24 May 2016
New Delhi: Hundreds of BJP workers today staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here demanding improvement in power and water supply in the national capital following which police used water cannons to disperse them.
23 May 2016
Tehran: Invoking India's "civilisational ties" with Iran, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew in here yesterday on a two-day visit, saying his talks with the Iranian leadership would provide him an opportunity to advance the "strategic partnership" between the two countries.
23 May 2016
New Delhi: After having consulted the states affected by drought this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to shortly announce several long-term measures to tackle the problem, official sources said here today.
17 May 2016
New Delhi: A little over a month and a half after visiting Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Iran on May 22-23."At the invitation of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an official visit to Iran on May 22-23, 2016," the external affairs ministry said in a statement.
26 Apr 2012
The government is mulling changes in MNREGA to increase daily wages under the rural job guarantee scheme in places where the rate was less than that offered by the states, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
31 Jan 2012
In a bid to combat the Maoist menace, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that the Centre is ready to hold unconditional talks with the red terrors.
24 Dec 2011
In what could give jolt to the UPA’s flagship project MNREGA, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh have crossed swords over the efficacy of the scheme.
16 May 2016
New Delhi: Flagging concerns over judicial "overreach" yet again, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made it clear that the judiciary must draw its own "Lakshmanrekha" and not take decisions, which fall in the domain of the executive.
07 Oct 2011
With a view to take stock of the ground reality of the naxal hit areas of Jharkhand, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will hold discussions with the District Magistrates of the affected districts during his two day visit to state.
25 Dec 2011
The Central government has proposed to set up Saranda Development Authority (SDA) to develop the Saranda region and drive out Maoists who had a safe haven for years in the jungles.