An expert group headed by NITI Aayog adviser Dr T Haque, constituted by the Punjab Government to look into the waiver of farm loans, is likely to submit its interim report before June 15.

Faced with the problem of fluoride and arsenic material contaminating their potable water resources, 15 states are set to receive a special assistance from the Centre to tide over the crisis.

Taking a strong view of the State Government's declaration on rampant illegal mining, the Jharkhand High Court directed it to immediately close all the illegal mines and crushers being operative in

Trinamul MP says party may be flexible after Modi overture

The Congress may be banking heavily on the Food Security Act to help it garner votes in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) under the Planning Commission h

As the logjam in Parliament is expected to continue further with escalated rift between the government and the Opposition, the Centre is now mooting the idea of bringing an ordinance to implement t

With an aim to ensure survival, health and nutrition as an inalienable right of every child and special care for kids caught in sectarian violence, the government is all set to clear National Policy for Children 2012, which is high on the agenda of the Union Cabinet that will meet on Thursday.

Sources in the government confirmed that a proposal on the issue from the ministry of women and child development (WSD) is likely to be taken up for consideration at the meeting of the Union Cabinet, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Amidst the high voltage campaign to tom-tom Bihar’s achievements for registering an unprecedented growth rate of 13.13 per cent for the year-2011-12, there exists a dark story. Almost half of the state’s population still lives below poverty line (BPL).

According to sources in the Planning Commission, the background note, prepared by the panel for the Plan (2012-13) discussion with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, around 48 per cent of the state’s population comes under BPL category of which 55.3 percent live in rural areas and 39.4 percent live in the urban areas.

The Planning Commission in its 12th Plan (2012-17) document has suggested implementation of the UPA’s flagship rural employment programme scheme, MGNREGA, in mission mode.

According to the document, a copy of which is with this newspaper, the programme should be implemented by an autonomous society called the MGNREGA Mission, which should have a national management team with leading experts from the fields relevant to the scheme implementation.

Keeping in view the fast depleting hydrocarbon energy sources in the world, Germany has set a target to entirely shift to renewable energy sources by 2030 and in the process the country has not onl