09 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Asking politicians not to make fun of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the debutant party could take different avatars in states on the "legitimate issues" it was raising.
15 Sep 2014
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced exemption of VAT for bicycles costing less than Rs 3,500.
15 Sep 2014
Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144 here, officials said on Monday.
12 Sep 2014
Singapore: India is ranked 14th out of 24 countries in the Creative Productivity Index (CPI), reflecting the need for further investments in physical infrastructure and human capital, says a joint report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist Intelligence Unit on Friday.
28 Jan 2014
New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday that security forces operating in the insurgency-hit areas of the country should be more transparent and accountable. He also appealed to the civil society and academia not to ‘demonize’ the security establishment and ‘romanticize’ insurgency.
07 Sep 2011
The Government on Wednesday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill that provides for just and fair compensation and makes it compulsory for consent of 80 percent people of any area where land is to be acquired for developmental purposes.
15 Sep 2011
Members of Parliament seeking social audit of all and sundry programmes are not willing for such a monitoring when it comes to the MPLAD Scheme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday.
26 Feb 2012
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has made a strong pitch for flexibility in use of funds under his ministry and suggested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that 50 percent of his ministry's annual allocation be given to states as flexi-funds by the end of 12th Plan.
29 Apr 2012
In a bid to ensure overall development of the Gram Panchayats, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh on Saturday has announced Rs 4 Lakh to each village and said that the ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ would be launched soon. Under this campaign, each Gram Panchayat will be converted into Nirmal Gram Panchayat.
15 Sep 2014
New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing.