India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 17, 2014
Law Makers had the first hand experience of the Monsoon today with the Lok Sabha witnessing a major leakage in the ceiling.
Elections News | NDTV.com | Wednesday April 9, 2014
Union food minister K V Thomas, four-term Congress MP, is locked in a triangular contest in Ernakulam with retired bureaucrat Christy Fernandes, an independent candidate who is being backed by the LDF, and journalist-turned-politician Anita Pratap (AAP).
Elections News | Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday April 1, 2014
A four-time Congress MP is pitted against a former IAS officer and a celebrated war correspondent in the battle for Ernakulam in Kerala, which goes to polls on April 10.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 16, 2014
Sonia Gandhi and late Congress leader PV Narasimha Rao had strained relations when he was the Prime Minister as she was unhappy over the slow pace of progress in the probe into her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, says a book written by a union minister.
Thursday November 28, 2013
India's mills normally start crushing cane around November 1 but most are still idle this year as farmers hold out for higher cane prices and millers say they cannot afford to pay because domestic sugar prices are so low.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 25, 2013
Food Minister KV Thomas today said onion prices will come down in the next 10 days with the fresh arrival of domestic and imported stock, while asking the traders not to "loot" consumers by charging more.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 24, 2013
Worried over high onion prices ahead of assembly elections, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is scheduled to meet Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Food Minister K V Thomas today to discuss the situation.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from PTI) | Wednesday October 23, 2013
Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said onion prices will come down in the next two to three weeks.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 25, 2013
Expressing concern over high food inflation, Food Minister K V Thomas today said the government is examining the reasons for "undue" rise in prices of foodgrains despite high production.
Wednesday September 25, 2013
As per the WPI index, food inflation rose sharply to 18.18 per cent in August, while the general inflation increased to 6.1 per cent in the same period.
India News | Edited by Diana George | Tuesday September 17, 2013
Food Minister KV Thomas promised today that onion prices would come down in a fortnight.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday September 12, 2013
The landmark Food Security Bill, aimed at giving a legal right on highly subsidised foodgrains to 67 per cent of the country's population, today received the President's nod.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih) | Tuesday September 3, 2013
The Food Security Bill's passage in Parliament set off seismic levels of panic in the stock markets. The Government on the other hand seems to see it as a political game-changer.
India News | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Food Security Bill: The Lok Sabha on Monday cleared the government's flagship food security bill. The scheme, which will entitle 67 per cent of India to highly subsidised food, will be the world's biggest programme to fight hunger once the Rajya Sabha too has cleared it.
Delhi News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Tuesday August 20, 2013
Even though the Congress failed to table the Food Security Bill in Parliament today, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today launched the party's ambitious scheme in Delhi. Food Minister KV Thomas, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and other Congress leaders were present at the launch which was done on Rajiv Gandhi's 69th birth anniversary.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from Agencies) | Wednesday July 24, 2013
The Planning Commission's declaration that the number of poor in India has fallen to 22% of the population in the last seven years has evoked strong protests from the opposition and from an important ally, Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party or NCP.
Thursday June 27, 2013
India, one of the world's major producers and consumers of grains, has built up massive stocks of rice and wheat because of bumper harvests encouraged by these guaranteed prices.
Thursday June 27, 2013
The government needs to encourage power production in order to help revive Asia's third-largest economy that grew at its slowest pace in a decade in the year ending March 31, 2013.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Thursday June 13, 2013
A dramatic U-turn in less than 24 hours. On Wednesday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had told NDTV that the government should not wait for a day to make the Food Security Bill a legal right. Today, the government said it would make "one more effort" to convince the Opposition.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 6, 2013
Amid uproar over several scams, government today sprang a surprise over the Opposition in the Lok Sabha by taking up the ambitious National Food Security Bill for consideration despite protests.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 1, 2013
Amid controversy over duping of investors' money by Saradha group, Consumer Affairs Minister KV Thomas today said the government will intensify public awareness campaign on the risk of investing in fraud chit fund companies and ponzi schemes.
India News | Reuters | Friday April 26, 2013
Monsoon rains are expected to be "satisfactory", though they could be below average in some parts in southern India, the food minister said on Friday, ahead of an official forecast later in the day.
Friday April 5, 2013
India, the biggest sugar consumer, will no longer force mills to sell sugar to the government at a discount and will not limit the amount they can sell in the open market, Food Minister K.V. Thomas told journalists on Thursday after the Cabinet agreed the changes.
Friday February 15, 2013
A Bill to develop the commodities futures market could be passed in the forthcoming Budget session of the Parliament, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K V Thomas said today.