In the eightieth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the recent spate of fake news published by some members of BJP and Air India’s decision to not provide non-veg meals for its domestic economy passengers.
The local police official, who asked not to be named, said a man named Imran Chhimpa had been detained early Tuesday evening in connection with the investigation
Scientist R.H. Richharia’s research showed that several indigenous rice varieties gave high yields without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
The traders have incurred a loss of over Rs 5000 crore in the last 22 days, while 15 lakh labourers have lost their jobs due to the shutdown.
The new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code aims to resolve India’s $150 billion bad debt overhang by speeding up proceedings and recouping more of the losses.
Industry observers say that the big winner could be Reliance Jio, which is looking to accumulate and directly control a large chunk of spectrum.
Lakhs of labourers working in powerlooms and processing units have been rendered jobless due to the shutdown of mills due to the ongoing strike.
In 2011, the minimum daily wage and the MGNREGA wage in Bihar was Rs 120, today the minimum daily wage has increased to Rs 232 per day but the MGREGA wage is Rs 168.
According to government data, the rate of increase of farm yields for many crops was higher in the pre-green revolution period when compared to later years.
A cyber partnership can be critical for India to meet its immediate goals in securing its cyber infrastructure and expanding opportunities for the country’s tech sector.
On Sunday evening, a website called “magicapk.com” surfaced that reportedly contained the personal data of millions of Reliance Jio users.
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Direct Benefit Transfers in form of subsidies to offset farming costs have a shaky track record given the complex and varied social reality of rural India.
Demonetisation destroyed rural incomes and the cattle slaughter ban choked off the farmer’s main source of emergency funding.
Investigations by the Income Tax department indicate that the sudden spike in the prices of particular pulses in 2015 was a consequence of the formation of international and Indian cartels of traders. These allegations are denied by the players concerned.
Nearly 1,000 cinema halls in the state have been shut since July 3 with exhibitors going ahead with their stir to protest imposition of 30% local body tax in addition to 28% GST.
Organic farming has doubled the crop yield and increased tribal farmers’ profit margins, helping relieve their previous debts.
Some years ago, Western UP was better off than other parts of the country, but farmer suicides and stories of struggling families have been on the rise since.
A closer look at the government crop insurance schemes shows that they have been of little help to distressed farmers.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
Contrary to what a recent article has claimed, the increase in FDI to India has, in fact, been in line with the historical trend and the previous UPA government is the one that deserves credit for decontrolling diesel prices.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, convicted in the Rs 7,000 crore Satyam scam, had also audited accounts of Vijay Mallya’s firm and the Global Trust Bank, which collapsed.
Anantapur is facing one of its worst droughts this year – and the depletion of groundwater and skyrocketing debts have only made it worse for the farmers in the district.
Due to supply crunch retail prices of tomato have more than doubled, peas saw a price increase of around Rs 40-50, while cauliflower, potatoes and lemons have also seen hikes.
From 1970 to 2017, decisions by the government’s mapping agency have resulted in it not only missing the geospatial bus, but also the tonga and bullock cart.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) on gold has jumped to 3% from 1.2% previously, with traders and buyers saying the move will likely force more transactions into the black market.
While the government can justify various anti-profiteering measures based on socialist principles, the rules and methodology need to be clearly stated.
Legislative action that primarily looks at cattle mobility as ‘acts of smuggling cattle out of state for slaughter’ is deeply misguided and betrays a misunderstanding of how India’s cattle have been bought and sold since the British Raj.
Manufacturing growth slowed last month with cool down in domestic consumption as optimism of future output wobbles amidst concerns over the newly implemented GST.
Tamil Nadu is the only state to have imposed an additional 30% entertainment tax in addition to the GST for film trade.
Potential DGCA interference, union woes and getting fair value. The group of ministers in charge of selling a yet-to-be-determined stake of Air India has its work cut out.
Can we use technology to solve the problems of farmers and create a possible e-governance framework to solve issues scalable from a farm level perspective to the entire nation?
Despite near-normal monsoon rainfall in India coupled with record farm production, prices for agricultural commodities sank for most of the year.
The government has imposed the highest-ever GST rate in the world, said senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala.
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Over the last two years, actual and budgeted expenditure for the programme has fallen far short of the announced average expenditure of Rs 10,000 crore every year.
While it may have boosted certain modes of digital transactions, these are still just a drop in the bucket when compared to ground realities and the larger sea of retail payments.
India has a paltry water transportation system due to practical and policy difficulties, but trade with Bangladesh may open up avenues.
If Air India could have been turned around under the same system then it would have been by now. The real question is whether prospective buyers will be able to cherry pick the national carrier’s assets.
The opposition opposes extending the 101st amendment of the constitution to J&K, which would hand over powers of tax collection to the Centre and threaten the state’s autonomy.