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Aug 24, 2017
Supreme Court verdict on Right to Privacy: Memo to Aadhaar critics; it's not an unequivocal winThe positive aspect of Aadhaar should not be dismissed lightly and it should not be struck down on grounds of violation of privacy
Jul 04, 2017
Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder SinghPunjab government will bear the liability of the outstanding loans of over 7,000 farmers in the agrarian state who have committed suicide in recent years
Jun 09, 2017
Low crop prices, supply glut: More trouble for debt-ridden farmers despite prospects of bountiful monsoonFarmers in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are demanding better prices for their produce and billions of dollars in debt relief
Mar 27, 2017
Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM: 50 decisions that stirred the state in a weekYogi Adityanath has been in the news for all the right and wrong reasons. As a young chief minister, the Hindu hardliner has gone quite far in taking almost 50 decisions within a week of assuming charge.
Apr 07, 2015
Relax specifications for procuring foodgrains to help farmers: Sonia tells Paswan in letterCongress President Sonia Gandhi has asked the government to relax the specifications for procuring foodgrains, citing the "unprecedented crisis" being faced by farmers due to unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms in various parts of the country.
Feb 05, 2015
Root of corruption at FCI is procurement, but revamp panel’s suggestion is no solutionThe panel's suggestions are major reforms; it is unlikely that the report will get implemented in a jiffy
Aug 21, 2014
Govt hopes to cut subsidy bill by Rs 23,400 cr; sets up high-level panel for FCI revampThe terms of reference of the panel are to study various models of restructuring or unbundling of the FCI and suggest the best-suited model to improve its operational efficiency and financial management.
Aug 19, 2014
Cash-strapped FCI asks govt to clear dues worth Rs 50,000 crThe dues have accumulated to Rs. 50,000 crore at the end of 2013-14 due to lesser allocation of funds against the estimated subsidy bill in last three-four years, according to one of the sources.
Jul 22, 2014
Essential Commodities Act: Govt plans to make hoarding non-bailable offenceOn July 4, the Centre had decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence to check food inflation. The decision was taken at a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers.
Jun 08, 2014
Bihar has availed only half of its food grains quota: PaswanGiven that Bihar gets 4.69 lakh tonnes of foodgrains per month from the Centre for distribution to beneficiaries, it has procured only seven lakh tonnes out of its quota of 14 lakh metric tonnes in the past three months, he told reporters here during his first visit to Bihar after being appointed a Cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi government last month.