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Govt hard-pressed to end deadlock over Insurance Bill
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Govt hard-pressed to end deadlock over Insurance Bill

The National Democratic Alliance government is keen on the passage of the Insurance Bill before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US to send out a message that economic reforms are back on track in India. Anita Katyal reports Hectic behind-the-scene parleys by the National Democratic Alliance government have failed to placate the opposition on the Insurance Bill that seeks to hike the foreign investment cap in the insurance sector from 26 to 49 per cent. The ruling alliance is ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Follow-up reforms needed after diesel decontrol

On Saturday, the Union Cabinet of the National Democratic Alliance government met and took several important decisions, especially some dealing with petroleum products.  A new formula for pricing natural gas in the domestic market was determined; the decontrol of diesel prices was announced; and the scheme that directly transferred subsidies to bank accounts of users of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders was modified and relaunched. It is good news that the government has taken ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago Dikshit slams NDA for 'humiliating' governors, nudging them out of power  Rediff.com1 month ago Modi government appoints four new Governors, including Kalyan Singh: Sources  Jagran Post1 month ago
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Jaitley on black money: We will not withhold any names, but...

Rejecting the charge that the National Democratic Alliance has done a U-turn on disclosure of names of black money holders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government will not be pushed into an act of adventurism and jeopardise the chances of getting cooperation of other countries in future. The NDA government's approach on black money, the minister asserted, "is doggedly persistent -- not adventurist." The government, Jaitley said in his Facebook post, "stands committed to detect ...
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.32 revolvers, guns & more: Modi's 'arm aadmi' sarkar

National Democratic Alliance ministry's list of assets is fairly wide -- from land and property to vehicles and, for quite a few, guns. Nivedita Mookerji reports Quite a few ministers in the Narendra Modi government possess guns and rifles, shows their assets declaration, posted on the website of the Prime Minister’s Office. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has declared a .32 bore revolver and two guns valued at Rs 10,000 each; his total assets are Rs 2.56 crore. Others with similar weapons ...
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Vote! Who deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Speculation is rife that the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government may shortlist a few names for Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, after the ministry of home affairs reportedly placed an order for five medallions.It is being said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose are frontrunners for the prestigious award.While it’s not surprising that that Bharatiya Janata Party-led government ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago At a glance: 100 days of Narendra Modi and his government  IndiaTV News1 month ago President applauds Modi for improving nation's global image, economy  Jagran Post1 month ago 'Modi is a loner by nature, but he is clear about what he wants to achieve'  Rediff.com2 months ago
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How India can achieve economic redemption

The National Democratic Alliance took charge only in late May, so the revival essentially started on auto-pilot, rues Devangshu Datta. The prime minister’s trip to Japan will count as a carefully-orchestrated triumph for Indian diplomacy. The Japanese committed to the equivalent of $35 billion of investments into India over the next five years, and made encouraging noises about “co-prosperity”, a term with rather unpleasant connotations for students of World War II.The ...
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Visa on arrival faces project infra hurdle

The e-visa authority project, allowing entry without a physical visa, has overshot the October 2 deadlineThe National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s plan to issue visa-on-arrival to US citizens may face logistical hurdles, sources said. While the number of tourist arrivals from the US is high, the infrastructure in India is not sufficient to handle the rush, they pointed out. In 2013, India hosted 1.85 million visitors from the US, which accounted for 15.58 per cent of total ...
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Supreme Court order on coal blocks could force nationalisation

With the Supreme Court order on cancelling coal mining rights expected to throw up legal challenges for the National Democratic Alliance government, the ministry of coal is preparing a back-up plan. This could entail changes in the Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Act or an altogether new law similar to what was enacted at the time of nationalisation of coal mining in 1973. The major issue the government will face is the acquisition of land titles and takeover of leases from the ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago Coal block investments: Rs 2.86 lakh cr impact figure highly inflated  Rediff.com4 weeks ago
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PMO to review cash transfer for gas subsidy

The Prime Minister’s Office has called a meeting on Wednesday to discuss re-launching cash transfers for the cooking gas subsidy. “The PMO will take a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the roll-out of direct benefit transfer for liquefied petroleum gas,” a finance ministry official told Business Standard on condition of anonymity. The meeting is likely to work out a strategy to reach cash into individual bank accounts. Over 62 million new bank accounts have been opened under the ...
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Modi mantra: Lean cabinet, not so lean PMO

Following the publication of this report by Business Standard, the Prime Minister’s Office has clarified that the total sanctioned strength of the PMO has been around 525 in the period 2011-14. As against this, the actual strength of the PMO in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 was in the range of 407 to 411. The number has now declined to 385. When Narendra Modi took charge as India's prime minister in May this year, he chose to keep his Council of Ministers lean. Several ministries were ...
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