The government is all set to announce a big relief package for farmers by boosting its crop insurance scheme. The PMO, which is closely working on the scheme and monitoring its progress, is also discussing a set of proposals with Agriculture Ministry and NITI Aayog officials to help farmers cope with their debt burden.

No idle chit-chat in Kolkata as big time editor arrested by CBI Dec 26 2018

Suman Chattopadhyay has not got bail after the CBI arrested the journalist on charges of allegedly pocketing cash from chit fund owners. The fish curry, rice and traditional Bengali sweets that he is said to have been fed may be the only consolation as he remains in custody.

Everyone Wants A Slice Of Cake Dec 26 2018

The reverses in the Hindi heartland States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan has emboldened the allies and sections within the party which were ignored by the party troika of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and finance minister Arun Jaitley.

Drop the coin, let’s toss with a bat Dec 24 2018

Big Bash sees a big change: Bat flip used to decide toss instead of coin.

NDA Sizing Up 2019 Strategy Dec 24 2018

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has made its first move towards firming up its poll strategy for the 2019 general elections by reaching an understanding on 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

Did Vinod Fault in his “Rai” as CAG...<i>impact thereof</i> Dec 21 2018

All hell seems to have broken loose when the CAG released its audit report on the allocation of coal blocks made between 2004 and 2010. Vinod Rai was the CAG when the audit of coal block allocation was done.

Modi Offers Dinner, Hoping To See Ground Reality Dec 21 2018

Dinner Pe Charcha has been planned on the lines of Modi’s other popular outreach programmes started just ahead of the 2014 general elections known as ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ and ‘Lunch Pe Charcha’ in which Modi carried his lunch in a tiffin box to address public rallies.

If State Elections Were General Dec 21 2018

On December 11, the results of five Indian state elections – in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Mizoram – were announced. These will be the last state elections before the 2019 Indian general election.

RBI should not foot the bill for Centre's farm loan waiver: Lord Meghnad Desai Dec 20 2018

The veteran economist said he was surprised to see ordinary people in India not getting such benefits of debt cancellations, except farmers