Devesh Kumar

  • Jharkhand, Bihar to get drought relief

    Jharkhand, Bihar to get drought relief

    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.

    NAC in hurry, need more time: Rural ministry

    NAC in hurry, need more time: Rural ministry

    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.

    Bugle sounded for Bihar polls

    Bugle sounded for Bihar polls

    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.

    Games super panel formed in '05, but never met!

    Games super panel formed in '05, but never met!

    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.

    Panchayats overhaul soon to smoothen rural schemes

    Panchayats overhaul soon to smoothen rural schemes

    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.

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