As talks of a mid-term poll being thrust on the nation ring louder, pressure is on the BJP to settle the leadership issue sooner than later.
Worried about the stagnation in the farming sector, the Manmohan Singh government has mooted a proposal seeking additional central investment in an attempt to boost public investment and encourage states to increase outlays on agricultural and allied activities.
Sustained lobbying by the West Bengal Left Front MPs seems to have paid off.
Bowing to the relentless pressure from its main prop, is likely to make it mandatory for the government agencies to use jute products for packaging and other purposes.
In an attempt to bring down the prices of wheat and rice in the market, the Union cabinet is on Thursday slated to take up a proposal to release around 3 lakh tonnes of wheat into the open market to drive down high retail prices.
The Manmohan Singh government has decided to bite the subsidy bullet again.
The Cabinet is scheduled to unveil the new civil aviation policy on Thursday.
Notwithstanding Rahul Gandhi’s efforts to pump up the Congress in Uttar Pradesh for the ongoing assembly polls, the indications emanating from the ground-level do not seem to be too encouraging.
The Samajwadi Party’s attempts to regain its No. 1 status among the 52 seats going to polls during the six phase on Thursday appear to have run into rough weather, with a confident-by-the-day BSP going in for some persistent pinch-hitting in the gruelling penultimate lap.
The decision to project Mr Kalyan Singh as its chief ministerial candidate and electoral tie-ups with the Janata Dal (United) and the Kurmi-dominated Apna Dal appear to be paying rich dividends to the BJP in the ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
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