Coinciding with the ongoing electioneering in Rajasthan for the Assembly elections, the Centre is set to approve its part of equity share for the first phase of Metro project in Jaipur, the capital ci
Notwithstanding Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar asking finance minister P. Chidambaram to implement the recommendations of the Raghuram Rajan panel report as early as possible, the Planning Commission feels that normal Central assistance to the states should continue to be given as per the Gadgil-Mukherjee formula, which is “time-tested and has the stamp of approval of the National Development Council (NDC)”.
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.
Sensing that there is no alternative for the Muslims in Bihar to go with particularly after RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s conviction and consequent five year jail term, the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government has been considering either to ban the BJP’s proposed “Hunkar” rally to be addressed by Narendra Modi in Patna on October 27 or if need be arresting the Saffron party’s Prime Ministerial candidate on the pretext of possible “communal disharmony”.
Already in churning since the JD(U) and BJP parted ways, Bihar will soon see greater political turbulence after Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Yadav was convicted in a slew of fodder scam cases and
It is learnt that in the last two decades, since the private courier operators entered the market, a need to have a complete database of all the players in the market place was felt. “Once the India Post is designated as regulator, all the operators would need to register themselves with it by way of securing licence, which will be chargeable,” sources said.
In a bid to regulate the growing courier business in India, estimated to be worth `4,000 crores now, the government has moved a policy paper that proposes Indian Post be tasked with issuing licenses and addressing disputes between consignees and operators, both domestic and international.
With abstentions by the SP and BSP, the government on Wednesday won the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail as even a united Opposition — the Left and the Right along with the TMC — failed to muster majority support.
Replying to the discussion before the vote in the Lok Sabha on FDI in multi-brand retail, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma dismissed the Opposition’s charge that the move would hurt small t