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Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers

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.

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

31 Jan 2020

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

28 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.

Kumaon villagers buy Chinese foodgrain, say government-rations in short supply

07 Oct 2018

Kumaon villagers buy Chinese foodgrain, say government-rations in short supply

Short supply of government rations has forced tribals in some border villages of Uttarakhand's Kumaon region to depend on Chinese foodgrain bought from Nepalese markets.

Modi-govt needs to shed 'obsession' with economic-growth: Economist Jean Dreze

08 Jul 2018

Modi-govt needs to shed 'obsession' with economic-growth: Economist Jean Dreze

The Narendra Modi government needs to shed its "obsession" with economic growth and take a broader view of what development is about, argues noted economist Jean Dreze.

Bareilly woman denied monthly ration over Aadhaar; dies of hunger

16 Nov 2017

Bareilly woman denied monthly ration over Aadhaar; dies of hunger

Shakina Ashfaq, a 50-year-old woman died in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Tuesday. Her family alleges that she died of starvation as she had not eaten for five days.

People in Meghalaya want to "opt out" of Aadhaar system

02 Nov 2017

People in Meghalaya want to "opt out" of Aadhaar system

Over 100 people have joined a campaign to opt-out of Aadhaar system in Meghalaya, claiming they were "coerced" into getting their 12-digit unique identification number.

PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

25 Jul 2017

PDS foodgrains subsidy to have LPG-like transfer model

Soon, public distribution system (PDS) of subsidized foodgrains will get a new transfer scheme model as that of LPG.

Survey reveals Karnataka is India's most corrupt state

28 Apr 2017

Survey reveals Karnataka is India's most corrupt state

A survey conducted by the Center for Media Studies has revealed that Karnataka is the most corruption-riddled state in the country.

Mumbai, the city where old and new blend in

08 Dec 2016

Mumbai, the city where old and new blend in

The state government will boost cashless transactions in rural areas via biometric ration cards and PoS machines.

Bihar worst performer on implementation of Aadhaar linkage

31 Aug 2016

Bihar worst performer on implementation of Aadhaar linkage

According to officials in the Prime Minister's Office, linkage of welfare schemes with Aadhaar was failing miserably in Bihar.