#GiveItUp but no matching LPG connections for BPL If you have given up your cooking gas subsidy, it might not mean it has lit the stove for a poor household. Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi extolling consumers to give up cooking gas subsidy, through an impactful media campaign and #GiveItUp on microblogging site Twitter, there is no mechanism so far for providing a matching subsidy or connection to the poor. It is only now that the petroleum ministry has started working on a national ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Rahul Bhattacharya recounts the anxiety of being in the labour room and the joy that follows. This year we had a Holi party. On the menu was chhole, which I cooked after Shruti pressure-cooked it with tea leaves; chicken in a cashew paste and kadhai paneer, both of which Shruti made; and kachoris, samosas and two types of gujia (kesari and coconut) from the outstanding chain Bikanervala. Our friends brought kulchas, further kachoris and ras malai. We were eleven in all. There was beer, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suggested an Aadhaar-based online system to check delay in processing cases of pensions. The Prime Minister during a recent video-conference, while discussing problems being faced by Defence pensioners, with senior government officials of Personnel and other ministries had ‘stressed the need for using Aadhaar based system solutions’. "He (had) also stated that e-tracking of pension matter would be a good step towards preventing delays," according to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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