An estimated 36,000 tonnes of grain has gone bad at the various storage facilities of the state-run Food Corp of India (FCI) since 2008, enough to feed 80 million people at a per capita consumption of 440 grams, fresh data reveals.
The Indian economy is passing through a difficult time but the government is trying to protect it from the global economic mess, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday.
He made the ordinary, neighbourhood ’doodhwala’ (milkman) a key player in the country’s struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.
The month-long Monsoon session of Parliament that began on August 8 has been one of the least productive sessions by far with protests over Assam violence, CAG report on coal blocks allocation and finally the Bill over SC/ST quota..
Going by their declared assets, the PM’s men are getting richer & richer. Here’s a look at some of them and their riches.
The arrest of young scientists, doctors, journalists and MBA students in connection with the Karnataka terror plot probe has stunned law enforcement agencies. These young educated men, hailing from middle class backgrounds and with no prior police records, pose a new challenge to the anti-terror sleuths.
Subhash Padil, the Hindu Jagaran Vedike activist who led Saturday’s attack on women at Morning Mist Homestay in Mangalore
He began his political career in 1969; and has served in every Congress cabinet since Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister. He has served as Home, Finance, External Affairs Minister...
Inner-party democracy derailed: Sangh’s overreach has created leadership vacuum in Saffron party
. the 12 years the two “guided” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) affairs since the year 2000, they have systematically destroyed its leadership.
After much political bargaining, the 2002 presidential election produced a winner in A.P.J. Abdul Kalam — he did not seek the office; the office sought him
A few weeks ago, when the names of the candidates in India’s presidential race were only just beginning to be chalked...
On May 13, 2012, the Indian Parliament completed 60 years since its first sitting. To mark the occasion, a special sitting of both Houses was organised on the day.
Haj subsidy: Payout ‘dubious’ say some Muslims, others argue it’s voluntary aid. Haj, meaning ‘setting off to a place’, in Islam is a pilgrimage undertaken to the holy city of Mecca
About 60 per cent of India’s rural population lives on less than Rs 35 a day and nearly as many in cities live on Rs 66 a day, reveals a government survey on income and expenditure.
What is it with public sector behemoths who with their incessant and errant profligacy constantly run to mommy or in their case nanny and ask for bailouts?