Thursday, 6 October, 2022


PM Modi transfers Rs 19,500 cr to over 9.75 cr beneficiaries under PM-KISAN scheme

Govt has so far transferred nine installments amounting to Rs 1.57 lakh crore to farmers under the scheme. Eligible farmers get Rs 6,000 a year in three quarterly installments.

PM-Kisan benefits reach Bengal farmers, Mamata says it was result of ‘continuous fight’ 

About 7.03 lakh farmers of West Bengal have received Rs 2,000 each under PM-Kisan scheme. However, CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of dilly-dallying over the transfer of funds.

Govt in war-footing mode to fight second wave of Covid, says PM Modi

PM Modi said he has 'felt the same pain' that many have endured upon losing their loved ones due to Covid and stated that the terrible pandemic is testing the world at every step.

What explains lower allocation under Modi’s flagship scheme for farmers PM-Kisan?

The overall budget for the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare has been reduced by about 8.5 per cent or about Rs 11,382 crore.

Mamata indicates West Bengal will implement PM-Kisan scheme, says govt has sought farmers data

The West Bengal CM also said she would convene an assembly session soon for passing a resolution against the three farm laws, which have sparked nation-wide protests.

Eye on 2021 polls, Modi hits out at Bengal & Kerala for ‘depriving, misleading farmers’

In an address Friday, PM Modi also appealed to farmers protesting the new laws to come to the negotiating table and talk on facts.

Over 1.5 crore farmers yet to receive PM-Kisan instalment after Covid lockdown

Of the farmers who were yet to receive the latest disbursal as of 23 June, nearly one-third belong to Uttar Pradesh, followed by Odisha and Maharashtra.

These are the schemes that will be covered under Modi govt’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package

As Modi govt looks to provide relief to 80 crore poor, migrant workers and other Indians, here is a list of the schemes whose beneficiaries will get covered.

Ahead of polls, Haryana BJP govt enrols 80% farmers in PM’s pension scheme in a week

Haryana has enrolled nearly 4 lakh beneficiaries under PM-KMY, which is almost twice the number of beneficiaries enrolled in Bihar, the second-best performing state.

No, Modi govt’s income support scheme for farmers has not made MGNREGS redundant

The Narendra Modi government needs to take some immediate steps to improve the implementation of the MGNREGS.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.