**ADVANCE TO ACCOMPANY STORY SLUGGED INDIA-TECH REVOLUTION BY RAVI NESSMAN** In this Wednesday March 21, 2012, photograph, a Fair price shopkeeper weighs subsidized rice for a person below under poverty line under Public Distribution System, in Rayagada, in Indian eastern state of Orissa. India's Public Distribution System sends out 45 million metric tons of heavily subsidized food each year to help 400 million people in their tenuous struggle for survival, but in reality, the USD$15 billion social welfare program is a national embarrassment riven with corruption. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)
By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Free foodgrains for 8 cr migrant workers: Govt.

NEW DELHI : The Centre on Thursday announced free foodgrains for an estimated 8 crore migrant workers for next two months at a cost of Rs 3,500 crore. Announcing the second tranche of economic stimulus package, More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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All income tax returns extended to 30 November: FM

NEW DELHI : The due date for Income Tax Returns(RTR) for the year 2019-2020 has been extended from July 31 to November 30.TDS, TCS rate for non-salaried payments for period up to March 31, 2021 has been slashed More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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PM Modi announces ‘economic package for self-reliant India

NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the lockdown would be extended for the fourth time. He said that the decision was taken after speaking to various chief ministers. Experts opine that coronavirus More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Monday, May 11th, 2020
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Don’t Play Politics’: Mamata Slams Centre During PM-CMs Meet

NEW DELHI :”When Government of India has opened almost everything including opening of land borders, starting trains and opening airports, then what is the point in continuing with further lockdown,” More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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What’s next? PM Modi to interact with CMs on Monday

NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with all Chief Ministers on Monday to discuss the next stage in the exit from the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain coronavirus outbreak. P M is More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Railways to start passenger train operations from 12th May

NEW DELHI : Indian Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys), says Ministry of Railways. Tickets will only be available More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count mounts to 20,228, total death toll at 779

NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI : The number of coronavirus cases jumped to 59,662 and the death toll rose to 1,981 on Saturday. According to the Health Ministry, 3,320 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.  17,846 More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Doctor Suicide Case: AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal Arrested

NEW DELHI : Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA named by a doctor who committed suicide last month has been arrested. Mr Prakash Jarwal had been missing since his name was found in the suicide note. He More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Delhi cop dies after two hospitals turn him away

NEW DELHI : A 31-year-old Delhi Police constable – who on Tuesday became the first cop in the city to die after infection from the coronavirus – was allegedly denied admission by one hospital and treated More...

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By RAJEEV RANJAN NAG On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Covid-19: Single day spike with 3,900 cases and 195 deaths

NEW DELHI : India on Tuesday saw the biggest single-day spike with 3,900 cases and 195 deaths. The total number of corona virus cases in India has reached 46,711 and 1,583 people have died so far. The recovery More...