Articles about Planning Commission

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

31 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

31 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi
Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

14 Jul 2019

India
Rising intolerance, hate crimes can damage economic growth: Adi Godrej

Billionaire industrialist Adi Godrej on Saturday warned that growing intolerance, moral policing, and hate crimes in the country could "seriously damage" India's economic growth.

NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know

30 Mar 2019

NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog offering internship opportunity: All you need to know

NITI Internship Scheme is an opportunity for all students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in any recognized institute or university.

Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

20 Mar 2019

India
Emergency, defense scams and more: Modi writes about Congress' blunders

Institutional insult is the Congress' way, wrote Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a blog on Wednesday asking voters to "choose wisely".

Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new Chief Election Commissioner

27 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh
Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new Chief Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora has been appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind. Arora will take charge on December 2.

Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

19 Aug 2018

India
Over 6,000 applications for 10 vacancies in the Central govt.

Over 6,000 aspiring candidates have put in their applications in response to a recent job vacancy announcement for the posts of 10 joint secretaries in the Central government.

Lucknow: B.Com students get compulsory question on BJP govt's policies

20 Mar 2018

Lucknow
Lucknow: B.Com students get compulsory question on BJP govt's policies

Lucknow University's B.Com students appearing for their final examination were asked to attempt a compulsory question pertaining to the policies of the BJP government.

15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is

28 Feb 2018

World Bank
15th Finance Commission to soon decide what populism is

In a first, the Finance Commission, which recommends how much money states should get out of the taxes collected by the central government, will define what a populist measure is and recommend incentives for states that do not resort to them.

Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

14 Nov 2017

India
Jawaharlal Nehru: Visionary, charismatic statesman with his own quirks

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first PM, was a man of contradictions. Though democratic in approach, he had an authoritarian hold over his government.

NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

04 Nov 2017

India
NITI Aayog: Poverty, corruption free India by 2022

Modi government's think-tank NITI Aayog presented a New India @2022 document which envisaged India to be free from "poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism and communalism."

After Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie lambastes the government's economic policies
After Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie lambastes the government's economic policies

Former minister of Disinvestment, Communication and Information Technology in AB Vajpayee's government and senior BJP leader Arun Shourie has joined the band of leaders from within the party criticizing the government's policies.

Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

26 Sep 2017

India
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.

Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

28 Jul 2017

Pakistan News
Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan PM for the third time after being disqualified from office in the Panama Papers case.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh a right: Rahul Gandhi

06 Jun 2017

Andhra Pradesh
Special status for Andhra Pradesh a right: Rahul Gandhi

Speaking at Guntur in AP recently, Rahul Gandhi stated that Special Category Status (SCS) was the state's right.

NITI Aayog vision document: Setting targets for a "New India"

01 May 2017

India
NITI Aayog vision document: Setting targets for a "New India"

NITI Aayog Chairperson Arvind Panagariya released its 15 years vision document at the third meeting of the Governing Council.

PMO yet to approve NITI Aayog's three year action plan

03 Apr 2017

India
PMO yet to approve NITI Aayog's three year action plan

National Institution on Transforming India (NITI) Aayog which had scheduled to release its three year action plan has been unable to meet its April 1st deadline pending PMO's approval.

30% increase in road accidents on Yamuna Expressway since 2015

26 Feb 2017

Karnataka
30% increase in road accidents on Yamuna Expressway since 2015

An RTI query has revealed that as compared to 919 accidents in 2015, 1,193 took place on the Yamuna Expressway in 2016, registering an increase of 30%.

Road accidents killed 148,000 people in 2015

23 Jan 2017

Karnataka
Road accidents killed 148,000 people in 2015

As many as 148,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2015, a 9% increase over five years, according the Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Cabinet approves sale of PSUs

29 Oct 2016

NITI Aayog
Cabinet approves sale of PSUs

Recommended by the Indian government's think tank NITI Aayog, the Centre has authorized the strategic sales of stakes in PSUs.

Centre may clear stakes in 20 PSUs

19 Oct 2016

NITI Aayog
Centre may clear stakes in 20 PSUs

On Wednesday, the cabinet will expectantly move forward with their plan to cut majority stakes in 20 Public Sector Undertakings.

Centre approves 1st strategic PSU sale in 12 years

29 Sep 2016

NITI Aayog
Centre approves 1st strategic PSU sale in 12 years

The centre approved a strategic sale of Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, 12 years after it sold Jessop & Co through the same route.

Centre to shut down 15 sick PSUs

27 Sep 2016

NITI Aayog
Centre to shut down 15 sick PSUs

Nearly 15 loss-making government companies are set to see closure, after the government gave the go-ahead for shutting them down.