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K.R. Balasubramanyam
May 13, 2013
Congress leader Siddaramaiah took over as the 28th chief minister of Karnataka today in a ceremony attended by over 30,000 people. The 64-year-old spoke to K.R. Balasubramanyam about his plans for the state.


Business Today
May 9, 2013
Rajeev Gowda, Professor of Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, who doubles up as the Karnataka spokesman for the Congress party, speaks on the challenges before the next state government on a visit to New Delhi.


K.R. Balasubramanyam
May 8, 2013
Now that the Congress looks set to form the next government in Karnataka, will it implement the grandiose promises in its manifesto - especially round-the-clock, three-phase electricity supply to irrigation pump sets?


www.businesstoday.in
January 3, 2013
Much of the credit for the successful completion of Parliament's winter session goes to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath. Excerpts from an exclusive interview with Sebastian P.T. -


IANS
New Delhi, December 3, 2012
The government claims its direct cash transfer scheme would help millions of students, the elderly and women community workers in villages to receive their monthly honoraria in time.


Phaneesh Murthy
December 3, 2012
Shrinking IT budgets in the US, and not Barack Obama's anti-outsourcing rhetoric, will hurt the Indian software industry, which has to move away from showcasing benefits out of hourly billing models, says the CEO of iGate.


Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, September 26, 2012
The government is planning to introduce the Food Security Bill which is expected to cover 70 per cent of the population, but could cost the exchequer at least Rs 1.19 lakh crore by way of subsidy.


BT Online Bureau
Kolkata, August 6, 2012
Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya hit out at Trinamool Congress-led government in the state, saying it has failed to attract new investments, while forcing Infosys to rethink its Kolkata project.


Soudhriti Bhabani
Kolkata, May 7, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discuss, among other issues, FDI in retail, which the Trinamool chief is opposed to.


Ashish Sinha
New Delhi, December 19, 2011
The Bill that was cleared by the Cabinet on Sunday will distribute about 607 lakh million tonnes of foodgrain among the poor - costing more than Rs 93,000 crore.


IANS
New Delhi, December 19, 2011
The Union Cabinet approves the draft of the path-breaking National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion population.


PTI
New Delhi, December 18, 2011
The Cabinet is expected to meet today to approve the Food Security Bill that aims to provide legal entitlement to subsidised foodgrain to 63.5 per cent of the country's population.


PTI
New Delhi, September 14, 2011
Food Minister K V Thomas said the government has also sought the views of state governments on the draft Bill, which it plans to introduce in the next Session of Parliament.


Puja Mehra
July 20, 2011
A Bill amending the old landacquisition law is slated for introduction in the forthcoming monsoon sessionof Parliament. BT examines key issues the amended legislation mustaddress.


Sanjiv Shankaran
July 19, 2011
Sushil Modi, Bihar's finance minister, was on Monday chosen to chair the grouping of state finance ministers negotiating indirect tax reforms, raising hopes that the political gridlock stalling progress may have ended.


PTI
New Delhi, July 7, 2011
Speculations are rife that Ahluwalia may get the Commerce and Industry portfolio, replacing Anand Sharma, who is being talked about as the next Minister for External Affairs.


Sunny Sen and Somnath Dasgupta
May 26, 2011
The new chief minister of West Bengal has achieved her goal of demolishing the Left in Bengal. Now comes the tough part.BT talks to Amit Mitra about his plans for Bengal


Sunny Sen and Somnath Dasgupta
May 25, 2011
BT caught up with the former Ficci secretary general, a day after he felled CPI(M) leader and state finance minister Asim Dasgupta in the assembly polls. Listen to Amit Mitra's interview


Maneesh Pandey
February 24, 2011
This year, a bigger Bengalbonanza may be in the offing from the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,especially since the Rail Budget almost coincides with the announcement thepoll dates - expected on March 1.


Chaitanya Kalbag
December 26, 2010
Had J.R.D. been alive - he died two years after Manmohan Singh unleashed reform - his heart would have leapt at today's per capita income of Rs 44,345. But, were the 1991 balance of payments crisis and the reform Budget truly serendipitous? Palaniappan Chidambaram, then a Congress MP, told me in April 1993 that the change was not as miraculous as it seemed.


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