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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

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

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

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

Finance Minister to unleash subsidy reforms in next Budget

Pending the report of the Expenditure Management Commission headed by former RBI governor Bimal Jalan, the government is all set to unleash subsidy reforms in the coming 2015-16 Budget, which may allo

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.