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  • Deadline to apply for crop insurance scheme extended to August 5 Aug 01, 2017 07:46 AM IST

    Deadline to apply for crop insurance scheme extended to August 5

    "The last day to apply for the scheme was July 31. But a large number of farmers have not been able to apply. Now their applications will be accepted till August 5 at bank branches," Fundkar said in a statement here.

  • Sushma Swaraj tries to help 'kidnapped' man then finds video fake Mar 24, 2017 08:01 AM IST

    Sushma Swaraj tries to help 'kidnapped' man then finds video fake

    Hours after she responded to a call for rescuing an Indian allegedly abducted and tortured in Serbia, the Union minister said on Thursday the kidnapping was “stage-managed” and the video was “fake”.

  • COMMENT: Time Gadkari checked execution before announcing new projects Jan 05, 2017 05:05 PM IST

    COMMENT: Time Gadkari checked execution before announcing new projects

    Project delays on account of various reasons has affected road sector stocks. An unfazed Nitin Gadkari continues to announce new projects

  • Javadekar takes HRD; RSP gets Law: See all Cabinet changes Jul 05, 2016 09:47 PM IST

    Javadekar takes HRD; RSP gets Law: See all Cabinet changes

    In a major rejig, the Narendra Modi government today announced the names of the ministers who have been assigned various portfolios.

  • Naveen Patnaik writes to PM Modi for fresh coal block to OTPCL Mar 23, 2016 07:36 AM IST

    Naveen Patnaik writes to PM Modi for fresh coal block to OTPCL

    Tentuloi coal block was allocated to OTPCL, which is setting up a 3,200 MW super critical thermal power plant in Dhenkanal, as no other alternative block was available at that point of time, Patnaik said in a letter to Modi.

  • China to shed 1.8 million jobs in coal and steel sectors Feb 29, 2016 02:46 PM IST

    China to shed 1.8 million jobs in coal and steel sectors

    The Chinese Central government would provide 100 billion yuan (over USD 15 billion) for redundant workers as a result, adding that he was "confident" of a smooth transition, Minister of Human Resource and Social Security Yin Weimin said.

  • 'Cabinet rejig, if it happens, must be substantive not cosmetic' Jan 27, 2016 09:36 PM IST

    'Cabinet rejig, if it happens, must be substantive not cosmetic'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commenced a meeting with top secretaries as well as council of ministers as part of his PRAGATI initiative in which he takes stock of performance of various ministries.

  • Deposits in account under Jan Dhan Yojana crosses Rs 25K cr Oct 14, 2015 09:25 AM IST

    Deposits in account under Jan Dhan Yojana crosses Rs 25K cr

    Besides, the PMJDY accounts having balances have now exceeded 60 percent and the zero balance accounts reduced to less than 40 percent, Finance Ministry said in a statement.

  • Most of Rs 3.8L cr stuck projs roll out on corrective steps Sep 30, 2015 03:47 PM IST

    Most of Rs 3.8L cr stuck projs roll out on corrective steps

    Fast-tracking of projects could be made possible because of expediting decision-making process as well as policy interventions, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said.

  • Rs 5,000 cr for green cover on National Highways: Gadkari Sep 30, 2015 12:05 PM IST

    Rs 5,000 cr for green cover on National Highways: Gadkari

    Under this policy, the government has made it mandatory to set aside one percent of the total project cost of any highways contract to a "Green Fund" corpus for plantation.

  • Gadkari to launch Green Highways Policy tmrw Sep 28, 2015 07:15 PM IST

    Gadkari to launch Green Highways Policy tmrw

    The government intends to take up road projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore in a year and 1 percent of it -- Rs 1,000 crore will be spent for trees plantation along National Highways.

  • Union Minister calls for better coordination among CPSUs Sep 25, 2015 09:07 PM IST

    Union Minister calls for better coordination among CPSUs

    The Shiv Sena MP also said the ministry is working towards bringing in coordination between all the CPSUs.

  • India to provide 24x7 power by 2019: Piyush Goyal Sep 24, 2015 08:01 AM IST

    India to provide 24x7 power by 2019: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal was speaking at the India-US Ministerial Energy Dialogue held at the US Department of Energy here on September 21. The Indian delegation was led by Goyal while the US side was led by Dr Ernest Moniz, the US Secretary of Energy.

  • Steel manufacturers demand reduction in power tariff Sep 23, 2015 07:51 PM IST

    Steel manufacturers demand reduction in power tariff

    The delegation from Wada region in Palghar district, led by Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai, met the Governor at Raj Bhavan here and sought reduction in power tariff, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

  • Foreign investors seek simplified framework from Jaitley Sep 21, 2015 09:16 PM IST

    Foreign investors seek simplified framework from Jaitley

    Jaitley, who has wrapped up his two-day visit here, highlighted recent initiatives taken by the government to attract investments and told them efforts are being made to further improve the ease of doing business in the country.

  • Now seat sharing trouble in JDU-RJD-Congress alliance Sep 18, 2015 08:41 AM IST

    Now seat sharing trouble in JDU-RJD-Congress alliance

    With both RJD and Congress eyeing several seats won by JDU in the 2010 elections, Nitish Kumar is facing a tough time in convincing his party leaders. Even the candidature of some ministers is uncertain.

  • Maha Cabinet panel on drought to table report today Sep 16, 2015 07:59 AM IST

    Maha Cabinet panel on drought to table report today

    The committee will put forth its report and recommendations in the cabinet meeting tomorrow and final decision on declaring scarcity in drought-hit talukas in the state will be taken soon, Khadse told reporters here.

  • Piyush Goyal vows to make discom stress a 'thing of past' Sep 15, 2015 02:02 PM IST

    Piyush Goyal vows to make discom stress a 'thing of past'

    Goyal had earlier said the Centre cannot be considered as a bailout bank for helping debt-ridden power distribution companies, and states will have to find a way out of the crisis. The combined debt of power distribution companies (discoms) stands at over Rs 3 lakh crore.

  • EU min fail to reach agreement on plan to relocate refugees Sep 15, 2015 08:04 AM IST

    EU min fail to reach agreement on plan to relocate refugees

    The ministers were holding emergency talks to discuss plans unveiled last week by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to redistribute 120,000 refugees from overstretched Greece, Italy and Hungary.

  • Need lab policy for renewable energy projects: Goyal Sep 11, 2015 02:47 PM IST

    Need lab policy for renewable energy projects: Goyal

    Inaugurating a national workshop on lab infrastructure for Renewable Energy Deployment Programme here, the minister said indigenous technology development and standardisation is essential for the growth of the renewable energy sector.

  • Power Ministry to soon put up Tariff Policy for Cabinet nod Sep 11, 2015 07:49 AM IST

    Power Ministry to soon put up Tariff Policy for Cabinet nod

    The minister suggested that the new tariff policy will provide incentives to renewable energy projects as well as efficient use of resources by power generation plants based on conventional source of energy like coal-based thermal projects.

  • FIR against Somnath Bharti over domestic violence complaint Sep 10, 2015 09:17 PM IST

    FIR against Somnath Bharti over domestic violence complaint

    With trouble mounting, the Malviya Nagar MLA refused to comment on the development saying he had not seen the copy of the FIR while Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attributed it as a tactic to "deviate attention" on the part of Delhi Police.

  • Govt keeping close watch on rupee movement: Nirmala Sep 10, 2015 07:04 PM IST

    Govt keeping close watch on rupee movement: Nirmala

    In a recent meeting, states have suggested that the interest of small retailers and consumers should be protected while promoting foreign direct investment in retail and e-commerce.

  • Eco inequality key source of security concerns: Rajnath Sep 07, 2015 08:11 AM IST

    Eco inequality key source of security concerns: Rajnath

    "The world economy is in crisis. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has grown by 48 percent while in other countries, FDI growth is 18 percent less," Rajnath Singh said.

  • Aus to boost cos to participate in mines auction in India Sep 03, 2015 02:27 PM IST

    Aus to boost cos to participate in mines auction in India

    The topic was discussed in a meeting held yesterday between Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and his Australian counterpart, Minister for Industry, Science and Resources Ian Macfarlane, an official statement said on Thursday.

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