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  • Modi Government Likely to Roll Out Food Security Act Soon

    If all goes well, the Modi government is likely to announce the National Food Security Act (NFSA) with an outlay at Rs 130,000 crore very soon. Interestingly, the outlay is double the number earmarked in the last Budget. The total allocation towards food subsidy in the last Budget was Rs. 124,419 crore. After the announcement of the rollout, the full-fledged implementation will reportedly begin from 1 April.

    2016-02-04 12:15:48 PM
  • Exit Polls Indicate Clear Victory for TRS in Greater Hyderabad Civic Polls

    If the exit polls are taken at their face value, it clearly indicates a convincing victory for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in the civic polls Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls. According to two news channels and an agency, the ruling TRS is certain to win 80 seats and get a clear majority in the 150-member council.

    2016-02-04 12:14:53 PM
  • Mehbooba Mufti Meets Jammu-Based Party Leaders; No Clarity on Coalition

    Maintaining suspense over government formation in the state, PDP Leader Mehbooba Mufti met Jammu-based party leaders at the Jammu region's party headquarters at Gandhi Nagar. What transpired in the two-and-a-half hour meeting was not revealed by Mufti. However, PDPD member and spokesman Firdos Tak said that BJP will have to respond to issues raised by Mufti before any steps could be taken for the formation of coalition government.

    2016-02-04 12:12:46 PM
  • Bengal CPM Opines in Favour of Alliance with Congress for Assembly Elections

    In a move that could cement the possibility of CPM allying with the Congress for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, the majority of the members of the CPM state secretariat have opined in favour of the alliance on Wednesday. With secretariat being the highest decision-making body of the CPM, it is almost certain that the state unit is going to endorse the opinion and urge the central leadership to approve their plea for an alliance.

    2016-02-04 12:10:45 PM
  • Nitish Kumar Eyes ‘Mahagathbandhan’ Ahead of 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls

    With an eye on Uttar Pradesh 2017 elections, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has floated the idea of 'mahagathbandhan' in the state. He has been proactively reaching out to smaller outfits to forge a political alliance to counter BJP in the assembly elections. The ruling Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party have rejected the idea. However, JD(U) expects to win over Congress and other “secular” parties to create a bigger force. Nitish held a lunch meeting with Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary on Wednesday on this regard.

    2016-02-04 12:08:28 PM

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