The focus of the food ministry in the next fiscal would be on making ration shops portable within a district initially and later within a state.
Service charge is an above board practice and there are even judicial pronouncements to support that 'service charge' can be charged by hotels and restaurants.
A delegation of Congress leaders led by Sanjay Nirupam today met Maharashtra Minister for food and civil supplies, Girish Bapat, and demanded that the government should give food subsidy to APL card holders
Arun Jaitley, who some think could be the next finance minister, answers questions on what the NDA may do, if voted to power, to reverse the economic slide under UPA-2.
Passed by Parliament in September, the landmark law seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to the country's two-thirds of the population as a right.
The double-standards of these rich countries are not surprising because they have to protect their trade interests. But India's lack of transparency on the issue before its public as well as its lack of resolve to fight the US and EU are indeed surprising
As campaigning for the 25 November Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh reached its crescendo, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party believes in delivering on promises it makes and cited two landmark legislations to back his claim.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Finance Minister P. Chidambaram is finding it harder and harder to meet the government's budget promises and may sweep as much as $15 billion in subsidy costs into next year's accounts to ensure he hits fiscal targets ahead of national elections, ministry officials say
Rahul Gandhi was on the offensive, ditching the personal stories for a full blown offensive on the BJP.
In India, a three-month shutdown of the Union Government would help boost growth (by more than 0.3 percent) by cutting down the runaway fiscal deficit.
SP Govt's track record in this tenure is bad. Haven't been able to control Communal Forces in UP. Even BSP's was better", tweeted the Congress leader, adding that appealed to everyone in the area to "fight communal forces."
The BJP simply has not impressed with its opposition to the Congress' ideology even while voting for the latter's legislation. A confused party is no good for anyone
The land acquisition and food security Bills introduced recently by UPA government will change the face of the country, Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, said in Chandigarh on Saturday.
The landmark Food Security Bill, which was approved by the Lok Sabha, will be taken up for consideration in the Rajya Sabha on September 2.
Once we express the cost of food security as a percentage of the total estimated receipts of the government, during the current financial year, we see how huge the cost of food security really is.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed concern over Sonia Gandhi's health, and said the UPA chairperson should have been taken to AIIMS in a well-equipped ambulance.
The Congress president was rushed to AIIMS after complaining of uneasiness but was later discharged.
The markets - stocks, bonds, gold, and currency - have stopped believing in the UPA. Rescuing the UPA's credibility means sacrificing the government
Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today charged Congress-led UPA government with tabling Food Security Bill and approving the creation of Telangana state with an eye on next year's Lok Sabha polls