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Landmark Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod

New Delhi: Ushering in the biggest programme in the world to fight hunger, Parliament on Monday gave its nod to the landmark Food Security Bill which seeks to provide highly subsidised foodgrains to

Arun Jaitley picks holes in Food Bill


New Delhi: The much-touted Food Security Bill was taken up in Rajya Sabha, with opposition terming it as a 'gimmick' with an eye on elections and accusing government of violating constitutional norms

Food bill crushes rupee


New Delhi/Mumbai: The rupee hit an all-time low, plunging to 66.24 to the dollar, and the BSE Sensex slumped 590 points on worries about the impact of the Rs 1.35-trillion food security bill that the

Onus on Cong to remove hunger, says BJP after Food Bill nod

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New Delhi: A day after the much-touted Food Bill was passed by Lok Sabha, main opposition BJP on Tuesday said the onus will be on Congress to remove malnutrition and hunger from the country as it has

Food Bill is a ‘big message,’ says Sonia

Declaring Congress’ goal to “wipe out hunger and malnutrition,” Sonia Gandhi Monday asked all political parties to set aside differences and support the Food Security Bill so that a “big message” could be sent out about India’s capabilities.

Big fight likely on Food Bill


New Delhi: The Congress has issued a three-line whip to its members for the week starting Monday, when the Food Security Bill and other key legislative measures will come up in the Lok Sabha.The memb

Telangana MPs kicked out, decks clear for food bill in Parliament


New Delhi: Setting the stage for the introduction of Food Secu­rity Bill in the Lok Sabha – which the government has been unable to do since early this week with anti-Telangana MPs stalling proceedin

Will coal fire cook Food Bill?


New Delhi: A day after law-makers celebrated the Indian version of friendship day, the Parliament is likely to see acrimonious scenes on Thursday over the missing coal scam files even as the UPA gove

Rare smile on Sonia’s face, what next?


New Delhi: Amid the ruckus in the Lok Sabha over the missing coal scam files, and protests over the bifurcation of AP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi allowed herself a brief smile.
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Will back food bill if govt protects farmers’ interests: Yadav

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said that his party was ready to support the food security bill if the government promises to protect the interests of farmers and ensures that they get profit over their produce.

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