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When Punjab Farmers Named A Rice Variety 'Dev Gowda'!

Dec 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Deve Gowda has been in public life for nearly seven decades. He started at the very bottom, as a member of the Holenarasipur Taluk Development Board and reached the very top as India's 11th prime minister, in 1996.

Chhattisgarh CM Transfers 1st Installment Of Input Subsidy For 2021 Under RG Kisaan Nyay Yojana

May 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

22 lakh farmers in the state get Rs 1500 crore input subsidy. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi congratulate CM Bhupesh Baghel

Govt Hikes Subsidy On DAP Fertiliser By 140%; Farmers To Get It At Old Rate

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a PMO statement.

Punjab CM Approves Wheat Seed Subsidy Policy

Nov 01, 2020 PTI

Amarinder Singh ordered that small and marginal farmers must be given priority while providing subsidized seeds.

MPs Agree To Give Up Subsidies In Parliament Canteens

The waiver of subsidies will result in saving around Rs 17 crore annually, official sources said, adding that many food items will cost almost double than the current prices once the decision comes into effect.

15 October, 2018

Diesel Price Rises, Wipes Out Rs 2.5 Per Litre Subsidy Cut

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With effect from October 5. the government had cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.50 per litre and asked state-owned oil firms to subsidise the fuel by another Re 1 a litre

26 September, 2018

Arun Jaitley Calls Aaadhaar Verdict 'Historic', Says Scheme Helps Govt Save Rs 90k Cr Annually

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"It is a historic judgement and the whole concept of unique identity number that has been accepted after judicial review is an extremely welcome decision," Jaitley said.

08 April, 2018

75-Year-Old Woman Beaten To Death In UP Allegedly For Protesting Over Less Ration

Outlook Web Bureau

The woman, Aasi, had gone to bring ration from the fair price shop and she objected to being given less ration.

21 March, 2018

LG Rejects Delhi Govt's Doorstep Delivery Of Monthly Ration Scheme

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The Delhi cabinet, early this month, had passed the bill to ensure doorstep delivery of monthly ration to beneficiaries on a timely basis.

06 March, 2018

Delhi Cabinet Clears Bill For Doorstep Delivery Of Monthly Ration To Beneficiaries

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A week ago, following a tussle with top bureaucrat Anshu Prakash, the Aam Aadmi Party had also decided to stop Aadhaar being mandatory for distribution of ration.

30 January, 2018

Supreme Court Asks Centre To File An Affidavit Stating The Reason For Withdrawal Of Haj Subsidy

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The apex court adjourned the hearing in the case till February 19.


16 January, 2018

After Haj Subsidy Scrapped, Spotlight On State-Funded Hindu Pilgrimages, Including Rs 2,500 Crore By UP Govt For Ardh Kumbh

Rama Dwivedi

The Indian government on Tuesday withdrew the subsidy to Hajj pilgrims in accordance to a 2012 Supreme Court

16 January, 2018

Govt Withdraws Subsidy To Haj Pilgrims

Outlook Web Bureau

The govt said the decision is part of agenda of empowering minorities without trying to appease them.

28 October, 2017

Maharashtra Govt Makes Aadhar Mandatory To Avail Fertiliser Subsidy

Outlook Web Bureau

Farmers won't need to have a debit or credit card to purchase as of now, they can pay in cash. But their Aadhar will be entered in the PoS machine nonetheless.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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