The persistence of large disparities in India between States, districts and among social groups provodes "a strong case for substantial public investment and urgent reforms in regions where there is

Madhya Pradesh Government is planning to set-up an Urban Infrastructure development Fund (UIDF), aimed at funding state Urban Local Vodies (ULBs), municipalities for developing the urban

The World Bank lending for India could resume as early as Thursday in a sign of international encouragement for New Delhi's forward movement on the nuclear issue, a senior US official has said. The

The BJP-led coalition which promised to concentrate on the development of rural India has decided to cut the budgetary alloction of the ministry of rural areas and employment for 1998-99 by Rs 600

By lowering the price of diesel, the government has compromised on the health, of its citizens

The G-15 summit opened today with leaders sharply attacking the International Monetary Fund for its bias against developing nations and demanded a decisive role for them in any negotiations for

In a major step towards realising the "gram swarajya" dream, over 9,180 villages across Rajasthan will organise gram sabhas (village meetings) on the ensuing Republic Day to endorse the annual plans

Union Social Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi today said she was totally opposed to the industrialisation of the country. Talking to the reporters in Bhubaneswar, she said anybody calling for

Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee's Government has decided to honour Nobel laureate, Professor Amartya Sen , with the Bharat Ratna, the nation's highest civilian

The third economic cooperation conference of Saarc commerce ministers will began here on February 2 to find ways for full implementation of South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (Sapta) and pave