Centre announces higher MSPs for six crops: A look at how minimum support prices are calculated, and what makes them important
The government's emphasis on MSPs is not surprising, as support prices have often been the focus of protests by farmers
Govt may launch coal blocks auction process under commercial mining on 11 June; 50 mines likely to be put on sale
The government last week approved a methodology for commercial mining of coal on revenue sharing basis.
To ensure sufficient supply during the lockdown, the government on Thursday decided to increase the monthly quota of subsidized foodgrains by 2 kg to 7kg per person through ration shops for 80 crore beneficiaries
BEML stake sale: Centre likely to offload 28% in state-run company through strategic disinvestment, to retain 26%
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in October 2016 had given in-principal approval for strategic disinvestment of 26% equity shares in BEML Ltd.
Govt opens up fuel retailing; allows non-oil companies to set up petrol pumps to increase competition
The government on Wednesday opened up fuel retailing norms, allowing non-oil companies to set up petrol pumps to increase competition
Aircel-Maxis case: Delhi court reserves order on anticipatory bail plea of P Chidambaram, son Karti for 5 Sep
The cases relate to alleged irregularities in grant of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal when P Chidambaram was finance minister
Union Cabinet approves setting up of 75 government medical colleges; move to add over 15,000 MBBS seats
The proposal is part of the phase III of a centrally sponsored scheme for "establishment of new medical colleges by upgrading district or referral hospitals".
The government has raised the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy, a key kharif crop, by 3.7 percent to Rs 1,815 per quintal for the 2019-20 crop season, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesda
Centre to go ahead with Air India disinvestment; Ministry of Civil Aviation says support from govt has led to improved performance
The government failed last year in its attempt to sell a 76 percent stake in loss-making Air India due to a lack of interest from bidders but said it would return with an alternative proposal soon
On 6 May, the Delhi court granted Chidambaram and his son Karti interim protection from arrest in the case till 30 May.
Supreme Court order on NPAs: Power firms body heaves a sigh of relief, says ruling will give flexibility to restructure debt
The apex court quashed the RBI circular of 12 February, 2018, that made it mandatory for banks to recognize even a one-day default by the borrowers
Govt approves Rs 2,790-cr interest subvention on loans to sugar mills; NHPC to take over Teesta hydel project in Sikkim
The interest subvention is for extending loans of Rs 12,900 crore by banks to sugar mills under the scheme for extending financial aid to sugar mills for enhancement and augmentation of ethanol production capacity, he said.
Niti Aayog open to have a role in allocating developmental funds to states: Vice chairman Rajiv Kumar
Kumar said Budget 2019 has achieved a very good balance between providing a growth stimulus and maintaining the fiscal discipline
Amit Shah hails Narendra Modi govt's hike in MSP of rabi crops, says decision will bring 'big relief' to farmers
Few months back, the Narendra Modi government had announced higher MSP for kharif crops to fulfil its promise of giving farmers 50 percent more price than their cost of production.
Govt approves Rs 5,500-crore package to sugar industry; to provide transport subsidy to mills for export
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the food ministry's proposal that seeks to address the surplus domestic stock of sugar
The Union Cabinet did not consider on Wednesday Rs 4,500 crore plan to more than double the production assistance paid to sugarcane farmers and transport subsidy to sugar exporting mills
P Chidambaram's role had come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Aircel-Maxis deal of Rs 3,500 crore and INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore
Punjab's farmers say hike in MSP for paddy not enough to relieve debt, doesn't match Centre's promise
Farmers' organisations in Punjab on Wednesday claimed that the Rs 200 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy does not match the claims of the BJP government at the Centre, which had promised to increase it to 1.5 times the cost of production.
Narendra Modi govt approves hike in MSP for Kharif crops; support price for paddy up by Rs 200 a quintal
The government has hiked the MSP of paddy (common variety) by Rs 200 per quintal