07 Mar 2014
New Delhi: In a clear sign that Washington will drop a visa ban on Modi imposed after anti-Muslim riots in 2002, United States said that it would welcome Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if he wins the upcoming general elections.
07 Mar 2014
Motihari (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has no development model for the state and appealed the people not to fall in its 'trap' to garner votes in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
03 Mar 2014
Kolkata: After a gap of more than a year, the chit fund companies have started reappearing in West Bengal, especially in the rural areas, a state minister said on Monday.
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.
25 Feb 2014
Barcelona: FMCG giant Unilever has partnered with Internet.org, a Facebook-led alliance, to study how Internet adoption can be increased in rural communities in India.
24 Oct 2013
New Delhi: Narendra Modi has put his known detractor Jairam Ramesh in a quandary. The Gujarat Chief Minister has invited the Union Minister for Rural Development to the groundbreaking ceremony of a giant statue of Sardar Patel called the 'Statue of Unity' on October 31.
17 Oct 2011
The lackadaisical approach of Babudom has been nothing new and the very same attitude of the bureaucrats has been responsible for depriving clean drinking water to lakhs of villages in the country.
01 Nov 2013
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday declared Kannur in Kerala as the first zero landless district in the country and said that "political will" was required to implement such a programme on an all- India basis.
20 Jul 2011
The Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday that his ministry will go for comprehensive audit of all its schemes by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
04 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Taking potshots at Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government for the dismal performance of women self help groups in the state, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said the Janata Dal-United (JD-U)-ruled Bihar has done far better in this regard.