Lok Sabha passes railways' demand for grants

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:20

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed by voice vote the demand for grants by railways for the 2016-17 fiscal, with Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announcing that the government will create a Rs.1 lakh crore safety fund to enhance safety measures.


EU, China slowdown, price slump cause of exports fall: Sitharaman

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 22:18

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's exports have been in decline for over a year owing to factors like stagnation in the European Union (EU), the Chinese slowdown and fall in commodity and crude oil prices, parliament was informed on Tuesday.


ITA to adopt franchise model to popularise tea among youth

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 21:34

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Tea Association (ITA) has drawn up a plan to adopt a franchise model as part of the "Chai Ho Jaye" campaign to popularise tea consumption among youths, an official said on Tuesday.


Lok Sabha passes railways' demand for grants

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 21:02

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed, by voice vote, the demand for grants by railways for 2016-17 fiscal, after a spirited discussion during which the opposition Congress demanding more rationalisation in the functioning of the Indian Railways.


263 pharma firms given notices last year for overcharging

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:24

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has issued notices, during 2015-16, to 263 pharma firms, which were found overcharging for their products, parliament was told on Tuesday.


Centre gave Rs.1.34 lakh crore as food subsidy: Minister

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:22

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that the government had provided Rs.1.34 lakh crore in food subsidy to the Food Corporation of India and various states during the 2015-16 fiscal.


Global tobacco growers ask India for balanced regulation

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:18

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) on Tuesday urged the Indian government to exercise a balanced regulation on tobacco, which affects the livelihood of small tobacco farmers and families dependent on it.


SC directs disclosure of Mallya's overseas assets to banks

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 20:02

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that he won't come to India to be arrested, leading to the apex court directing that details of his, his estranged wife, and children's overseas assets be given to the consortium of 13 banks, seeking the recovery of the over Rs.9,000 crore loaned to his now-grounded Kingfisher Airlines.


Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Nagaland out of Food security Act purview

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:54

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Nagaland are still out of the purview of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.