As envisaged in its common minimum programme (CMP), the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government will lay emphasis on diversification of agri and allied sectors to augment production and produ

The Rs 60,000-crore farm loan waiver package has come under the scanner of world bodies such as Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Food Policy Research

The ongoing turmoil in the international Markets post sub-prime crisis may hamper the growth of developing nations like India and China, said Kemal Dervis, administrator of United Nations Development

Out of all the things that this Union Budget has talked about, whether it's increasing the slabs for personal income tax that helps the middle classes, or reducing customs and excise duties to enhan

Feel than a standard dealership to fit the image of the vehicles.

India's first coal-to-liquid (CTL) project rolls off.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave approval in principle to the long-awaited National Mineral Policy. The new policy is likely to attract foreign direct investment to the tune of $250 million per annum. It is expected open up country's huge untapped mineral deposits besides helping mineral-rich states earn more revenue as it talks about progressing towards an ad-valorem duty structure. An amendment Bill would be introduced during the Budget Session to bring about suitable amendments in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

Failure to reform a bloated civil service is putting the country's huge economic achievements at risk

The government on Monday said there was no proposal to bring the big agricultural firms under the tax net.

Even as the Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, especially the BJP and the Samajwadi Party (SP) continue to rally against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's pet project, the Ganga Expressway, the state government remains unmoved in its bid to go ahead with the project. The Opposition's scathing attack on the BSP government for allegedly giving undue benefits to the contractor of the project, JP Industries, at the cost of the farmers, as well as rendering thousands of hectares of fertile land into concrete waste are being seen by the government as a ":absolutely baseless and superfluous':. An official in the industries department said, according to the concept paper prepared by the irrigation department and an estimation of state public works department, embankments to be built along the proposed Ganga Expressway will save around 3.40-lakh hectare land from floods. ":It is expected that this 3.40-lakh hectare of land, which is single crop yielding due to floods at present, will be converted to multi-crop fertile land after the completion of the expressway and embankments. Hence, thousands of farmers will be able to reap benefits of at least double crop,': the official said. The proposed 1,047-km, access-controlled, 8-lane expresway from Ballia to Greater Noida is to be 155 metre wide, including the width of the embankments and service roads. According to the government records, the proposed land-parcels to be given to developer for development, which is around 12,281 hectare, largely includes infertile and barren land.