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‘Policy paralysis 2.0’ behind BJP defeat, say many

Many within the government on Tuesday indicated that “Policy paralysis 2.0” under Prime Minister Narendra Modi could also be responsible for the BJP’s humiliating defeat at the hands of the Arvind Kej

Lalu to play 2nd fiddle to Nitish?

It appears a full circle in the political relationship of Bihar’s two strongmen Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

NITI Aayog to replace Planning Commission

NITI Aayog to replace Plan panel (Photo: PTI)

The government on Thursday adopted a resolution to constitute the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, replacing the 65-year-old Nehruvian Planning Commission, which will serve as

NREGA to get a boost with new fund pattern

The rural development ministry will be dividing the funds for a range of schemes and programmes for villages under two heads material and wages

Major boost for other schemes too

Currently, for the financial year 2014-15, the budgetary allocation for MGNREGA is Rs 36,000 crore, of which 40 per cent is earmarked for material cost and the rest for employment under the scheme.

PM Modi, Rajnath Singh focus on making UP base bigger

PM Modi, Rajnath Singh focus on making UP base bigger-AP

Going all out to expand and consolidate the BJP’s votebank in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh will be holding massive membership drives

PM to hold meeting with chief ministers on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a brief intervention in the Lok Sabha Friday ahead of his meeting with all chief ministers on December 7, indicating plans are on to reshape the Planning Commission a

New name, fund flow on agenda

Sources close to the process of preparing the agenda for the chief ministers in the Planning Commission revealed that work is on to decide on “nomenclature, structure and fund flow from the Centre to

Social justice plank has gone for a toss?

The social justice plank of political parties appears to have gone for a toss as there is abysmal percentage of other backward class (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) officers, who

UID set to get legal backing

The UPA’s ambitious Unique Identity (UID) or Aadhaar project will soon get the legal backing, as the government is all set to clear a draft legislation, which will be introduced in Parliament during Winter Session.
Sources in the government said that the Union Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday will take up “The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010”, which will provide a legal backing to the Aadhaar initiative.

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.