The Centre is likely to declare Jharkhand and 30 of 38 Bihar districts as drought-hit. As a result, Jharkhand would receive Rs 850 crore and Bihar Rs 1,100 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund.
A conflict has risen between the National Advisory Council, chaired by Ms Sonia Gandhi, and the rural development ministry over the time-frame for completing the BPL census.
It's once again a month-long assembly poll in Bihar, spread over six phases of polling starting October 21. Election Commission on Monday announced the schedule for the election.
Giving in to pressure from these members, he realises, would open a Pandora’s box, and he has, therefore, been sitting tight over the proposals.
The commerce and industry ministry has set up a five-member committee to study the possibility of allowing FDI in multi-brand retailing.
The commerce and industry ministry has proposed a hike in FDI cap in the defence sector from 26% to 49%, or even higher in particular cases.
The UPA government has only itself to blame for the Commonwealth mess. An apex committee it set up in 2005, comprising, among others, Rahul Gandhi and Ratan Tata, was armed with overarching powers `` to oversee and co-ordinate’’ the event. It did not meet even once.
The Mayawati government, apprehending trouble in the aftermath of the verdict, is planning to ask the Centre to deploy 300 companies of para-military forces.
With a huge amount of funds riding on various rural development programmes, the Manmohan Singh government has now turned its sights on reforming and strengthening the panchayati raj system.
A 10-member committee to develop a mechanism to evolve a framework to create a separate index for updation of MGNREGA wages.
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