27 Sep 2011
Since the installation of hand pumps for drinking water in the villages had given a bad experience to the Central government, it has now decided to find out a permanent solution to the age-old problem.
29 Jul 2011
The much-awaited Land Acquisition Bill is likely to give a miss to the monsoon session of Parliament as Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has decided to take views from all quarters regarding it.
25 Jun 2015
PARIS: France's Interior Minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs in angry protests against the U.S. online ridesharing service.
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.
22 Feb 2012
An operational guideline suggested for a radically improved version of MNREGA calls for "urgent measures" to convert the rural job scheme into a productivity-enhancing instrument, particularly in the agriculture sector.
01 Jul 2015
ATHENS/BRUSSELS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept their last bailout offer if some conditions were changed, but Germany expressed scepticism while saying the door was still open for negotiations.
07 Apr 2015
Lucknow: Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress on Tuesday discounted his contention that UPA government had excluded 13 Acts from the land bill which NDA has included in the amended version, and vowed to oppose the present format both inside Parliament and outside.
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.
12 Aug 2011
The draft Land Acquisition Bill has landed Central government in a state of fix, as they are now wary of earning the title of being against industrialization. Drawing flak from the industry, state governments and villagers, Centre is now pulling up its socks to make amendments in the draft bill.
01 Jul 2015
Athens: Thousands of people rallied in Athens yesterday in support of a bailout deal with international creditors which has been rejected by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, leaving Greece on the brink of default.