Seen as a potential vote-catcher for Cong-led coalition

The government is all set to promulgate an ordinance to empower citizens with the right to food, after it failed to pass the proposed legislation during the budget session of Parliament.

Infra ministers, govt bodies join the chorus as murmurs about corruption resurface

When Jairam Ramesh was replaced as environment minister some 18 months ago, loud sighs of relief from industry greeted the news. Ramesh, in the short period at the helm of the ministry, had acquired a reputation for inflexibility, and many started blaming him for stalled projects and declining investments, some even holding his ‘activist’ zeal responsible for the ensuing economic slowdown.

Says information on additional coal in three blocks that were dedicated to Sasan UMPP were known to all bidders

The Congress-led UPA government responded aggressively to the three reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), which accused it of pursuing policies that conferred benefits upon

Agency to seek info from coal block allottees and those who lost out; roles of state governments also to be looked into

Chairs meetings on key issues to identify & clear bottlenecks, step up investments and spur growth.

Indian energy consumers are living in a time wrap, far removed from global realities.

CLIMATE change and its imperatives across the globe have moved beyond the immediate compulsions of rising mercury levels on planet Earth. It is today a debate among nations on geo-politics, and the shift in economic balance from the developed countries to the emerging economies.

SUBOL Mondal, a 55-year-old smalltime farmer, at Dayapur village in the Sunderban forests, West Bengal, is very particular to keep his date with the local banker every month. He is servicing a 15-year loan, at subsidised interest rates, and paying out an equated monthly instalment (EMI) of Rs 900 in the beginning of the month is not a mean job.