SC agrees to hear plea challenging Finance Act, 2017

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the constitutional validity of some provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 on the ground that these would destroy the independent functioning of the NGT and 18 other tribunals. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y […]

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New land act not anti-industry: Jairam Ramesh

Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act “historic”, Ramesh said it was “humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it promotes the welfare of tribals and marginal farmers”. In […]

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Corruption cases continue to haunt Mayawati

Mayawati,Bahajun Samaj Party(BSP) supremo and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) may have got relief in the disproportionate assets (DA) case from the Supreme Court but corruption cases will continue to chase her. While the 2003 Taj Heritage Corridor Scam is still pending in the Allahabad high court, her name is also being taken […]

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No discrimination against Jharkhand: Jairam Ramesh

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday said Sunday that Jharkhand was not being discriminated against as far as development funds are concerned and it could more if it develops the capacity to spend the money properly.   ‘There are allegations of discrimination with Jharkhand. Such allegation are wrong. The central rural development ministry is […]

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Montek, Ramesh consensus on poverty line definition

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said the panel and the government had come to a consensus on the issue of defining people below the poverty line, which had triggered strong opposition from activists. “We have reached a consensus over the issue. He (Ramesh) would be joining me to address a press […]

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