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President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir : No other option Says Rajnath Singh

The Lok Sabha on Friday adopted a statutory resolution on imposition of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with Union home minister Rajnath Singh claiming that the Centre was left with no other option as none of the political parties or alliances had staked claim to form a government after the exit of the PDP-BJP dispensation. However, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah said whether an alternative government was feasible or not should have been determined not at the residence of the governor, but on the floor of the assembly.…


Zero interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift by Narendra Modi

Zero interest on timely crop loan repayment as new year gift

In a bid to address farmers’ distress ahead of 2019 general elections, the PM Narendra Modi is considering waiving interest on crop loans for farmers who pay on time, costing an additional Rs 15,000 crore to the exchequer, according to sources. There is also a proposal to completely waive premium for taking insurance policy for food crops. The premium on horticultural crops could also be reduced, they said.  The ruling BJP government has swung into action to address distress in the agriculture sector after it lost power to the Congress…


P Chidambaram Asks Where’s The Money, BJP Plans Big Farm Package After Drubbing in Heartland

P Chidambaram Asks Where's The Money after BJP Drubbing in Heartland

The government’s likely to announced of incentives to boost rural income will come following feedback given by BJP leaders and MPs, besides other stakeholders, they added. The government may announce the new set of measures for farmers before the end of the winter session of Parliament. Party sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions on a wide ranging farm relief plan with finance minister Arun Jaitley, BJP chief Amit Shah and agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh. The timing is significant as it came soon after the BJP was defeated…


Rajasthan ministers allocated portfolios with Ashok Gehlot keeps 9, including home and finance 

Rajasthan ministers allocated portfolios with Ashok Gehlot keeps 9, including home and financ

Newly inducted Rajasthan ministers have been allocated portfolios, with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot assigning nine departments, including the key finance and home, to himself. According to the orders issued by the Cabinet Secretariat here, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has been given the charge of public works, rural development, panchayati raj, science and technology and statistics departments. Apart from the chief minister and his deputy, 13 cabinet and 10 ministers of state were allocated portfolios by Governor Kalyan Singh late on Wednesday night on the advice of Gehlot. The 23…


Congress naming ministers in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan While have Lok Sabha polls in mind

Congress naming ministers in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan While have Lok Sabha polls in mind

Cover maximum ground for the Lok Sabha election by ensuring representation from a majority of seats that the party aims to win – that seems to be the formula behind the Congress party’s ministerial picks in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, which together have 54 parliamentary constituencies.  As many as three in four ministers in both states are first-timers, an indication that Congress president Rahul Gandhi had the final say and stressed on greater representation of youth even as the chief ministers selected in Madhya Pradesh as well as Rajasthan are…