Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
25 Jan 2021
India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020
India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.
26 Nov 2020
Bharat Bandh today against government's "anti-labor" policies: All details here
More than 25 crore workers will participate in a strike today, called by 10 central unions, to raise a voice against the "anti-labor" policies of the government.
17 Oct 2020
MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards
Film star Deepika Padukone works as a laborer in a Madhya Pradesh village, so suggest bogus rural job cards issued with the 34-year-old actor's photograph.
24 Jun 2020
India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era
Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.
26 Apr 2020
India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy
In a bid to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, 50 Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers have suggested a 40% tax for the super-rich, a one-time COVID-19 relief cess of 4%, etc.
25 Apr 2020
Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.
21 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced that lakhs of daily wage laborers and construction workers in the state will get Rs. 1,000 in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.
04 Sep 2019
Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days
It's been a month since Jammu and Kashmir was put under unprecedented security cover, forcing locals to stay indoors and being disconnected from the rest of the world.
06 Sep 2018
MP: Tribal group 'JAYS' to contest the Assembly elections
A tribal group in Madhya Pradesh has said it will contest the year-end Assembly elections to form a tribal government in the state.
25 Mar 2019
20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi
On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year.
01 Feb 2019
#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers
On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.
31 Jan 2019
Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified
The Union Budget 2019 will be presented by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, February 1.
29 Jan 2019
After RaGa's minimum-wage, now Modi mulling Universal Basic Income
The Narendra Modi government is planning to announce Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the budget which will be presented on February 1, IANS reports.
24 Nov 2018
Congress leader blames Raje government for corruption in Rajasthan
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot attacked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of corruption and claimed that the state government led by her patronized liquor, land, and sand mafia.
20 Nov 2018
BJP, RSS know they won't win next LS polls: RaGa
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, at his first election rally at Champhai in Mizoram, today claimed that the RSS and the BJP know that they'll not win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
10 Nov 2018
Raman Singh has made Chhattisgarh almost Naxalism-free: Amit Shah
The Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh had made the state "almost free" of Naxalism and developed it as a hub of power and cement production, BJP president Amit Shah said while addressing a press conference in Raipur (capital of Chhattisgarh) today.
19 Aug 2018
#KeralaFloods: No red-alert issued but heavy rainfall predicted
For the first time since August 9, no red alert was issued for any of Kerala's 14 districts, but the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in the districts of Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.
29 Jul 2018
No lynching in Tripura in 25-years of Left-govt: Manik Sarkar
Referring to the lynching of four people in Tripura, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state.
08 Jun 2018
MGNREGA laborers' son first to crack NEET in Rajasthan village
Krishan Kumar's tireless hard work has finally paid off as he is the only person in Sakhwara panchayat in Rajasthan's Dholpur district to clear NEET.
24 Nov 2017
Rahul Gandhi: Congress wants to hear your 'mann ki baat'
In his fifth visit to Gujarat before Assembly polls, Rahul visited Porbandar, addressing issues faced by the fishing community.
30 Oct 2017
Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags
Himachal Pradesh HC has passed an order for Shimla's civic authorities to start tagging trees with radio frequency identification tags (RFID) in order to curb their felling.
27 Oct 2017
Aadhaar mess-up: 800 families of Uttarakhand-village born on January 1
According to the Aadhaar cards of about 800 families living in Gaindi Khata, a village near Haridwar, all of them were born on January 1.
07 Oct 2017
Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on grounds that it was causing environmental problems.
06 Oct 2017
Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP
Continuing its big push for Aadhaar, the Centre has now made the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, and Kisan Vikas Patra.
28 Sep 2017
Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for government subsidies extended by 3-months
There is good news for those looking to avail government schemes and subsidies but missed the Aadhaar deadline.
26 Sep 2017
Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!
Manmohan Singh, who had the longest serving contiguous term as PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, has often been described as the hero of India's 1991 liberalization, the "accidental PM" in 2004, and the "mute PM" in 2011.
24 Aug 2017
How is Modi's MGNREGA different from UPA's?
Even after calling it a "living monument of UPA's failure," PM Narendra Modi continues with UPA's flagship scheme, MGNREGA.
12 Aug 2017
2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending
Keen on fulfilling development goals ahead of the 2019 General elections, the NDA government has hiked social sector spending in areas including housing, health and infrastructure over the next two financial years.
07 Feb 2017
Unemployment rates rising in India
Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said in the Rajya Sabha that the overall unemployment rate in the country was on the rise. He said backward classes were affected significantly.
01 Feb 2017
Highlights of Union Budget 2017
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said growth will recover in 2017.
28 Jan 2017
2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace
The 2017 Budget is expected to bring big relief to the lower income group.
23 Jan 2017
Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget
Sources stated that Rs.1 lakh crore dedicated fund for safety, which was announced a year ago, would have its first installment announced in the 2017 Budget.
21 Jan 2017
Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%
Sources said that the Centre may raise the service tax from 15% to 18% during the Budget 2017 as a precursor to rolling-out the GST.
19 Jan 2017
Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017
Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of Commerce and Industry indicated that in the upcoming Union Budget, start-ups are likely to receive additional tax-benefits.
27 Dec 2016
Jaitley indicates tax cuts in Budget 2017
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted at tax cuts in the upcoming budget, saying India needed to have lower tax rates to become globally competitive.
25 Dec 2016
Budget 2017 riding high on expectations?
The country's Union Budget, scheduled to be presented on 1 February, will hopefully see a list of people-friendly announcements being made, reports said.
20 Oct 2016
India's employment dwindling by 550 jobs per day
The data released by Labour Bureau early 2016 painted a scary picture of Indian employment.