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Will firmly stand by Chirag's decisions: Ram Vilas Paswan amid rift with JD(U)
"In the time of the coronavirus crisis, I served the country as the food minister and made every effort to ensure that food items reach on time everywhere. During this time, my health started deteriorating but to ensure that there was no laxity in work due to this, I did not go to a hospital," Paswan said.
Ram Vilas Paswan admitted to Fortis Escorts with congestion in lungs and acute kidney failure
The minister has pre existing heart conditions,...
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's heart always beat for India's villages
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JP Nadda hold seat-sharing talks ahead of polls
At the meeting which lasted for more than half an hour, the leaders of the two parties are understood to have discussed the key issue of seat-sharing among alliance partners in the NDA, which also includes Ram Vilas Paswans Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
Paswan’s wish to run with hare and hunt with the hounds depends on BJP’s plot for Nitish Kumar
Whether Pawan will walk his talk, the Opposition camp feels, depends largely on to what extent big brother BJP wants –– or, it has the confidence –– to try and squeeze Kumar in the electoral field when his “Sushasan babu” image is perceived to have taken some hit amid Covid-19-related woes of the state.
States should give doorstep delivery of PDS ration in flood-hit areas, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Floods have caused havoc in some states like Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Kerala. Several parts of the country have received heavy rains and many rivers are flowing above the danger mark, aggravating an already dangerous situation.
Chirag Paswan slams Nitish Kumar ahead of LJP meet to decide ties with JD(U) in Bihar polls
In a letter to the Bihar chief minister, he accused Kumar of not fulfilling earlier promises made to SCs and STs, including giving them three dismil of land.
No purchase of China items on GeM: Ram Vilas Paswan
Minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, has directed officials to ensure that any item made in China is not purchased through the Government e Marketplace (GeM) or other sources.
Bihar should test more to control Covid; look at Delhi, Maharashtra, UP: Ram Vilas Paswan
"I think Bihar needs to improve on testing. The state should test more and more to get a grip on the epidemic. Look at states like Delhi, Maharashtra, UP. These states are testing much more as compared to Bihar and their situation is improving very fast," said Ram Vilas Paswan.
Ram Vilas Paswan appeals to people to boycott Chinese products
Speaking to reporters, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan expressed concerns over illegal imports of sub-standard Chinese products like diyas and furniture. The government would strictly implement the quality rules framed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
BJP sets target of winning three-fourth seats for NDA in Bihar assembly polls
National Democratic Alliance in Bihar comprises of BJP, Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswans LJP. Bihar has 243-member assembly. Former Maharashtra chief minister and party's election in-charge for Bihar Devendra Fadnavis joined them virtually. BJP's national president J P Nadda will give his valedictory speech Sunday.
Adding four more states, 24 states in the country get linked to 'One Nation One Ration Card'
With the addition of these four states, now 24 states across the country are connected with the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme. “About 80% of total National Food Security Act are now,” Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan told ET. “Remaining States/UTs are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021.”
J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: Paswan
With this, about 65 crore beneficiaries, comprising 80 per cent of the total beneficiaries, covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) can now get their subsidised ration from anywhere in these 24 states and union territories, he said. Remaining states/UTs are targeted to be integrated in national portability by March 2021, he added.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates upstream lane of Bihar's Gandhi Setu renovated at a cost of Rs 1,742 cr
Terming the renovated Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Bihar as "an engineering marvel" and "lifeline" for the masses, Union road minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the government is laying a network of bridges and highways to beef up infrastructure in the state.
From September 1, entry of imported toys in India only after quality testing: Paswan
The government is in the process of making quality standards mandatory for 371 tariff lines ranging from steel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and electrical machinery to furniture to check shipments of sub-standard and non-essential goods, including from China.