Nirmala Sitharaman announcements on Coronavirus: FM unveils Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package, gives free LPG, wheat, rice to poor; key takeaways
The Central government on Wednesday unveiled an economic package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crores primarily focussed at the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the society.
The government will achieve the target of giving 8 crore free cooking gas (LPG) connections to the poor nearly seven months ahead of schedule with Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to handover the 8-croreth connection on Saturday
International Energy Agency praises Ujjwala scheme for providing free cooking gas connection to poor
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's signature Ujjwala scheme for providing free cooking gas connection to poor on Friday came in for praise from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which said it is a "major achievement" in improving the environment and health of women
High cost of refills keep LPG out of reach for BPL families in Rampur, contradict govt claims on success of UJjwala scheme
Even though govt data shows the Ujjwala scheme exceeding its target of providing 5 crore subsidised LPG connections, the scheme has been a dud on the ground with BPL families claiming they can't afford LPG refills
EC sends notice to makers of 2 TV series for poll code violation; shows accused of flouting norms by praising Modi govt schemes
The Maharashtra Congress said the EC should file cases against the makers and actors of the two serials, as well as the BJP.
Narendra Modi says Centre committed to triple talaq law despite resistance from 'hardliners and Opposition parties'
Speaking at the fifth national convention of the BJP Mahila Morcha, Modi targeted the Congress, saying women's welfare was never a priority of the previous governments.
Naveen Patnaik dismisses PM's allegations of corruption in Odisha govt, says Centre should focus on rising fuel prices instead
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik dismissed Narendra Modi's allegations about corruption in the state government, saying that the prime minister must have said this to enthuse BJP workers.
Gap between skilled and unskilled, rural and urban, online and offline is reducing; Bharat no longer backbencher of growth story
Proactive and agile policy frameworks have already played a key role in India’s growth based on utilising its technological framework and are now leading to an empowered Bharat.
Budget 2018: Ujjwala scheme amended to include 8 crore women; Arun Jaitley also lowers female EPF contribution
Arun Jaitley raised the target of beneficiaries under Ujjwala scheme to eight crore, besides proposing lowering female EPF contribution to 8% for the first three years.
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (Ujjwala scheme) has been a big hit in rural areas
Centre working on new consumer protection law to crackdown on misleading ads, promises Narendra Modi
The government is coming up with this new law, replacing the Consumer Protection Act 1986, which will incorporate the revised 2015 UN guidelines on consumer protection.
The Modi government had barred the use of beacon lights from 1 May on all vehicles, except emergency vehicles, saying they have no place in a democratic society
The easily excitable diaspora admittedly didn't need too much convincing of 'Modi's greatness', yet the intensity of their enthusiasm and choice of topics in the prime minister's speech threw up some interesting takeaways.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that women are free to retain their maiden names in their passports now after the marriage.