Urban ministry changes rule before public consultation by environment ministry. Following the NDA government’s “Ease of Business” mantra, the environment ministry has proposed that the entire construction sector could be exempted from mandatory environmental clearances if states impose pre-specified and standard green conditions under their building bye-laws. But, even before the environment ministry carries out mandatory public consultation and notifies these proposed ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Asserting that it had no qualms on not being part of the Centre’s Cabinet expansion which inducted 19 new faces on Tuesday, the Shiv Sena has asserted that the all the new faces in the expansion were affiliated to the Bharatiya Janata Party and not the National Democratic Alliance government. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the party had always given paramount important to the pride of its party and Maharashtra and never sold its self respect for the sake of power. Talking about ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Facing flak over controversial Rashtriya Janata Dal strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin’s release, the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is mulling moving the Supreme Court for cancellation of his bail even as opposition National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday demanded his arrest in the journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case. “This has been an established process followed by Nitish Kumar government in the past 11 years that if the state is not satisfied with the bail of somebody, it goes ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Growth under NDA has been reasonable, inflation, exports and job creation are problem areas, said Chidambaram. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put out a white paper on the state of the economy under the previous United Progressive Alliance regime, a week after the PM told CNN-News18 that he considered the option but desisted doing it because it would have damaged the perception about India’s prospects. 10 takeaways from the interview ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The bill was endorsed by the House by a voice vote following a brief discussion during which Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called GST a ‘big reform’ which will be good for the country's economy and growth. The two BJP legislators ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
Let us all come together to end this menace of untouchability: says Naidu. 05:56 pm: NDA government has the highest number of SC/ST MPs: M Venkaiah Naidu. 05:55 pm: It is unfair to blame any particular party for the Dalit atrocity, says M Venkaiah ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
After necessary approvals, alignment of Assemblies and Parliament sessions’ timings to play crucial role, report Archis mohan and Indivjal Dhasmana The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, only gives authority to the Centre and states to frame laws on goods and services tax. And that, too, only if at least 15 of the 29 states approve the legislation and the President gives his assent. For the government to meet its GST roll-out deadline of April 1, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
“I don’t think the GDP figures are fudged. However, the methodology has changed. If the monsoon rains are normal, we should be able to grow at the rate of 7 to 7.5 per cent this year. Now the country is on a growth of 7-7.5 per ...Jagran Post, 2 months ago
CAF Bill's fate to be decided on Monday The Congress has yet again decided to oppose the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s Compensatory Afforestation (CAF) Bill, 2015, the fate of which will be decided in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. “The understanding between the government and us (the Congress) does not stand anymore after the happenings in Parliament on Thursday and Friday. We will table the amendments against the Bill in the Rajya Sabha and ask for a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Like her surprise entry into the HRD ministry two years ago, Smriti Irani’s exit from the ministry on Tuesday was also equally astonishing. Her sudden exit has left too much on the plate for her successor. Irani’s stint, marred with controversies, ...DNA, 2 months ago
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