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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Assam, black money


August 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Tuesday after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members disrupted the house proceedings over the issue of ... Read more...

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Government exporting food, keeping people hungry: Brinda Karat


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday accused the central government of exporting food grain through big traders for use as animal fodder while keeping people hungry in ... Read more...

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Why is Sharad Pawar angry?


July 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's likely elevation as the new Leader of House in the the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee, the lack of ... Read more...

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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

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Rice at Rs.2 a kg for poor in Tripura: Sarkar


July 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) To woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura will provide rice under the public distribution system (PDS) to the ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council gets two new members


June 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planning Commission member Mihir Shah and social activist Ashis Mondal have been inducted into the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Poor want ration, not cash: Activists


June 15th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government's plan to replace the public distribution system (PDS) with direct cash transfer into people's accounts under the proposed Food Security Bill is not ... Read more...

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Leakages to be plugged before food security implemented


June 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government wants to plug leakages in the public distribution system (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked ... Read more...

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Left opposes hike in fuel prices


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Left parties Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed increase in prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products."Such an increase will be a cruel blow ... Read more...

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Opposition slams UPA’s performance on third anniversary


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led UPA-II government's performance on its third anniversary, saying ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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Will delay in poverty survey affect food security bill?


April 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over delays in the poverty census, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government if it ... Read more...

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Food bill: Thomas hopes for across spectrum support


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Expressing hope of getting the support of all political parties on the National Food Security Bill, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday said the legislation is ... Read more...

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Entitlements will not be linked to poverty line: Planning Commission


March 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday said food subsidies and other entitlements will not be linked to the new poverty line."Entitlements for food subsidy benefits will not ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Security needs may escalate London Olympics budget


March 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) An influential group of British MPs has released a report criticising the London Olympic organisers for poor valuation of security needs and warned of increased expenditure ... Read more...

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Centre to solve food security bill ‘issues’: Thomas


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday said it will solve "most of the issues" raised by the states on the National Food Security Bill, which is currently before ... Read more...

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Government reviews food security bill


February 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Amid concerns about the rising subsidy burden, the government has reviewed the financial implications of the National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide ... Read more...

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Revive agriculture urgently, says president’s aide


February 16th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Flagging a "sense of urgency to the need of transforming Indian agriculture", a panel of governors set up by President Pratibha Patil will submit ... Read more...

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Meet to discuss Rabi wheat procurement


February 16th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) To find ways to enhance food procurement in view of the proposed National Food Security Bill, the government will discuss with some state secretaries wheat ... Read more...

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Concerns on food bill to be addressed: Thomas


February 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Thursday said it will address the concerns expressed by the states over the proposed National Food Security Bill."The ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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Not obsessed about becoming PM: Rahul (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Feb 6 (IANS) Making his stand loud and clear on the question of donning the prime minister's mantle, Congress general secretary and the party's star campaigner Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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PM terms food security bill historic, seeks PDS reform


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Terming the food security bill "historic", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday urged the states to speedily reform the public distribution system (PDS) so that ... Read more...

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Will clear all pending cases in three years in UP: Congress


January 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress plans to bring to an end the rising pendency of cases before the courts in Uttar Pradesh in the next three years.Disclosing this while ... Read more...

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Discussions on PDS with states Feb 8-9: Thomas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Gearing up to implement Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's dream legislation - the National Food Security Bill, the government Friday said it has called a ... Read more...

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Government to take states on board over food bill


January 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Still nursing the sting of ally Trinamool Congress opposing the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha citing issues of federal autonomy, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Congress synonymous with corruption: Buddhadeb


December 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) Ridiculing the Congress-led union government for failing to pass the Lokpal bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the party had ... Read more...

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Seb Cole promises London will not become ’siege city’ during Games


December 29th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the president of London Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee (LOCOG), has promised the local media that the capital would not turn into a ... Read more...

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BJP blocked strong Lokpal: Rahul Gandhi


December 28th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur-Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 28 (IANS) The anti-graft Lokpal ombudsman failed to get constitutional status due to the "betrayal" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Proposed food bill will burden states: Dhumal


December 28th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday expressed his reservations to the draft Food Security Bill, 2011, saying the central government is burdening the states ... Read more...

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Landmark food security bill tabled in parliament (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha the landmark food security bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrain to over half of India's ... Read more...

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