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India is all set to gain 100 percent household electrification by the month end, with 2.44 crores families having received power connections out of the targeted 2.48 crores under the Rs 16,320 crores Saubhagya scheme, an official said. The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) was set up in September 2017. “The 100 …

The Congress-led Rajasthan government has decided to honor those who adopt stray cows on Independence day and Republic day. The Directorate of Gopalan has issued a letter to all district collectors demanding them to motivate donors, NGOs, social workers, and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26. …

Accusing the BJP-led government of ignoring the MGNREGA, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said in times of “rural distress”, the one thing that staved off hunger was the employment programme and now that too was in the “doldrums”. The former finance minister claimed that the states had exhausted the money confirmed for the …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government missed a self-imposed target to electrify every home, postponing the success of a marquee $2.3 billion development goal that his party plans to showcase before national elections early this year. After bringing electricity connections to 23.9 million households across 25 states, about 1.05 million homes in four states still lack …

Union minister Giriraj Singh in Noida on Tuesday advocated for a law to control the population in India noting that it was becoming an impediment for development and social harmony. The Minister of State, Independent Charge, in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises (MSME) also threatened to resign over the matter, saying he …

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration hasn’t assessed the outcome of one of history’s most sweeping changes in currency policy. “No Madam,” was the junior finance minister’s reply to a lawmaker’s question in parliament Dec. 14 on whether the government had studied the aftereffects of the move in November 2016 to invalidate almost all of the …

In the wake of BJP’s loss in three big states which many attributed to growing farm distress, the party-led Maharashtra government is considering a host of measures like ex-gratia grant and transport subsidy for onion growers to provide them relief against sliding prices. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has to go a rural drubbing in …

The health ministry of India has launched medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step the government says will ensure their quality and performance. Once the proposal gets approved, it would mean companies which are engaged in manufacture …

Thirty-year-old Rahimuddin and his elder brother Rabiul are tensed as they walk into the NagrikSeva Kendra of their village in Goraimari, 70 km from Guwahati. Fourteen members of their family have failed to create it to the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. The final NRC draft had published 2.8 crore …

Lending prominent State Bank of India (SBI) on Friday said it has received shareholders’ approval to raise up to Rs. 20,000 crore. As per the SBI, the approval for its proposal to “create, offer, issue and allot such number of equity shares of Re 1 for an amount not exceeding Rs. 20,000 crore …” was …

President Amit Shah rejected permission to hold a rally today in West Bengal, hit out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying she was terrified that the BJP was making inroads into the state. “There is an era of terror in Bengal. Mamata Banerjee is throttling democracy,” said Amit Shah. Now rally from Cooch Behar was …

The Centre on Thursday gave a grant of Rs 3,048 crore to Kerala, which was hit by massive floods in August, as an additional assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), officials said. Besides, Rs 539 crore will be provided to cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh and Rs 131 crore to Nagaland, which was also affected …