09 Mar 2013
Sanjay Gupta discovers major changes in the Congress’ poll strategy in the form of Chidambaram’s General Budget… General Budget happens to be a document which not only presents the government’s economic policies but also displays the glimpses of its political agenda. Governments draw the contours of its policies meant for the welfare of all citizens, privileged or non-privileged, through the economic data and people too frame their opinion regarding the performance of the ruling parties.
03 Dec 2014
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday justified hiking excise duty on petrol and diesel, saying the money would fund welfare schemes and not be misappropriated as happened under the previous UPA government.
24 May 2014
New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) may find itself in difficulty in running the flagship programmes of UPA government, thanks to fund crunch.
13 May 2014
New Delhi: Even as the UPA government projected itself as a champion of minorities as part of its ‘secular agenda’ for the nation, schemes initiated for the community's benefit have continued to function poorly with many of them not reaching the targeted beneficiaries, a report by a committee constituted by the Centre to study their effectiveness has found.
24 Oct 2014
New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on 'one rank one pension' alleging that he was "appropriating credit" for the step taken by UPA.
13 Sep 2014
New Delhi: With the target of providing housing for all by 2022, a new integrated National Housing Mission will be launched soon by merging some of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s flagship schemes like JNNURM and Rajiv Awas Yojana.
16 Oct 2014
New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes".
16 Nov 2012
All sections of society in the country have benefited from the welfare policies of UPA government, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said while claiming that many schemes launched by the state have got "national recognition".
03 Oct 2012
A day after its decision to withdraw support to the UPA government, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (P) on Tuesday attacked the Arjun Munda-led Jharkhand government demanding a CBI enquiry into the Centre-sponsored welfare scheme launched under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY).
27 Aug 2013
New Delhi: The massive outlay of funds required for rolling out the Food Security programme is bound to raise the fiscal deficit by putting an additional burden of thousands of crores on the exchequer, India Inc said on Tuesday.