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Feb 04, 2019
Decode Budget 2019 with Firstpost: Part 4The latest data on unemployment in India has generated a lot of controversy. It reveals that the unemployment rate was at its highest level since 1972-73 - a period from when the jobs data is comparable. Presenting the Interim Budget during the Budget Session of the Parliament, Finance Minister Goyal said that Rs 60,000 crore has been set aside with regard to the employment guarantee scheme, MNREGA. What is it and what does it mean? Decode Budget 2019 with Naghma Sahar and Firstpost Columnist Madhavan Narayanan
Feb 02, 2019
Budget 2019: Raising income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh will give relief to many; ensure more savings and investmentsOne very important move in Budget 2019 is that income tax returns will now be processed within 24 hours and refunds will be initiated immediately.
Feb 01, 2019
Union Budget 2019: Piyush Goyal announces Rs 60,000 crore allocation to MNREGA scheme in bid to tackle unemploymentIn a bid to woo farmers, poor and the marginalised, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced a higher allocation of funds for their benefit.
Dec 18, 2018
Global warming likely to reduce crop production by over 15% in 2020; govt report warns of highest losses in UP, Rajasthan, BengalThe impact of global warming will also affect the quality reducing the concentration of grain protein. The heavy rainfall due to climate stress will affect the production of tomato and onion and production of the latter may go down by 27 percent in 2020.
Nov 29, 2018
A Rural Manifesto: Far removed from electoral fire and fury, Varun Gandhi pens book on agrarian policiesVarun Gandhi's new book A Rural Manifesto explores the idea of a village as a single standalone socio-economic unit.
Nov 27, 2018
Aparajita Sarangi joins BJP: Ex-IAS, who headed Odisha capital's civic body, likely to be party's Bhubaneswar candidate in 2019After joining the BJP, former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi said working with the party will give her the opportunity to work for the people of Odisha and ensure speedy development.
Sep 28, 2018
Centre's measures for Jammu and Kashmir local body polls will increase accountability, improve governanceA series of measures announced by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on empowering local government in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to significantly change the ground rules in Kashmir if implemented.
Sep 25, 2018
Jammu and Kashmir to deploy Central forces ahead of panchayat, municipal polls for enhanced securityHe said Jammu and Kashmir will provide security to all the candidates who request for it and facilitate their campaigning as well.
Sep 16, 2018
For NDA's move to raise MSPs of monsoon crops to matter, agriculture needs structural changes, says economic analystMadhura Swaminathan talked about the challenges facing Indian agriculture, including low MSPs and farm income and disagreement with Aadhaar-enabled food security in the PDS.
Jul 21, 2018
Rural finance: Delays in cash transfers are pushing troubled beneficiaries into greater debt, povertyIn Uttar Pradesh (UP), the meandering journey of direct cash transfers into beneficiaries’ bank accounts is one that’s deeply shrouded in mystery.