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  • Centre extends food law deadline by six months: Ram Vilas Paswan

    April 3, 2015 1:08 PM 24

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months' more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on April 4. Only 11 states and Union Territories have so far implemented the National

  • Modi government is here to stay for next 10-20 years: Amit Shah

    April 3, 2015 12:49 PM 26

    Bengaluru: Modi government is here to stay for 10-20 years, BJP President Amit Shah asserted on Friday, claiming that the new dispensation has ended the "reign of scams" and policy paralysis while changing the political culture in the country. "Modi 'sarkar' (government) has arrived and will be in power for next 10-20 years. It will change the face of India

  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to land ordinance

    April 3, 2015 12:43 PM 24

    New Delhi: The land acquisition ordinance, which the government could not get converted into a legislation in Rajya Sabha due to stiff opposition, was on Friday re-promulgated, a day before it is to lapse. President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance as recommended by the union cabinet on March 31, official sources said. The earlier ordinance

  • Amit Shah asks BJP workers to focus on social issues

    April 3, 2015 12:35 PM 26

    Bengaluru: The BJP national executive, the first-ever after the party came to power at the Centre, on Friday started with a call by party president Amit Shah to engage party workers in social campaigns like that on the girl child and train workers for political activism. Shah also lauded the 10-month work of the Narendra Modi-led government, saying it has brought

  • No reason for Opposition to oppose land act: Ramvilas Paswan

    April 3, 2015 12:29 PM 24

    Jaipur: Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Friday took a jibe at political parties including Congress, saying there was no reason for them to oppose the Land Acquisition Act. "There is no reason for Congress to protest or condemn amendments in the land act which was brought through ordinance by Modi government. The land act would be a vardan (boon)

  • Would continue to fight against land bill: Jairam Ramesh

    April 3, 2015 12:25 PM 23

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the NDA government is anti-farmer, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said his party would fight against the proposed land bill both within and outside the Parliament. "The reason why these amendments (to land acquisition act) are being pushed is because, the (Narendra) Modi government is basically

  • Election Commission for new machine to enhance voter secrecy

    April 3, 2015 12:03 PM 27

    New Delhi: The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue. The EC has approached the Law Ministry with a proposal to introduce 'Totaliser' machine for counting

  • 'AAP' rooting the faith

    April 3, 2015 10:06 AM 22

    Aam Aadmi Party has had a dream run so far, but the way things are taking shape within the party, it seems this might not last for long. They were titled a tsunami when they entered politics; they were the joker in the pack when they formed the first government; many were surprised when they got 'stung' by a corruption scandal but they managed to surpass

  • Instead of targeting BJP, Congress should try to find its leader: Prakash Javadekar's dig at Rahul

    April 3, 2015 9:44 AM 19

    Bengaluru: Meeting for the first day of the National Executive, the Bharatiya Janata party trained guns at the Opposition for making desperate attempts to malign their image. Taking a dig at the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that they should rather focus on finding their own leader. "Opposition and especially

  • Former health minister slams delay in introducing pictorial warnings on tobacco products

    April 3, 2015 7:30 AM 26

    New Delhi: Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss has spoken out on the row over pictorial warnings on tobacco products. Ramadoss said when he was health minister he had introduced 40 per cent pictorial warnings despite stiff opposition from power leaders including four chief ministers. Ramadoss said there is a perception that the government has bowed