Tag Archive: Rajya Sabha


Over 500,000 Overseas Indian Cards issued: Ravi

Over 500,000 Overseas Indian Cards (OICs) have so far been issued while 9,000 applications are pending, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said Thursday.
“We have so far issued 576,000 OIC cards. Nine thousand applications are pending because the forms are incomplete. We have asked the applicants to correct these and we will then issue [...] Continue reading Over 500,000 Overseas Indian Cards issued: Ravi

3G auction could raise Rs.45,000 crore: Raja

The ongoing auction of the 3G spectrum could raise Rs.45,000 crore, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.
“We anticipated that the auction would raise Rs.35,000 crore. It may go up to Rs.45.000 crore,” Telecom Minister A. Raja said during question hour in the upper house.
Raja was responding to a question on India’s national spectrum policy. Continue reading 3G auction could raise Rs.45,000 crore: Raja

Biotechnology should not harm bio-diversity: Ramesh

Biotechnology is an “important tool” for ensuring food security but it should be ensured that it does not adversely impact human and animal health and the bio-diversity, parliament was informed Monday.
“There is general agreement within the concerned ministries that biotechnology is an important tool for raising agricultural productivity and ensuring food security,” Minister of State [...] Continue reading Biotechnology should not harm bio-diversity: Ramesh

Development, calibrated action to fight Maoists: Chidambaram

Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the government will fight the Maoists through calibrated police action and development of areas affected by the left wing extremism.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram gave details of the April 6 Maoist attack in which 76 security personnel lost their lives in Chhattisgarh.
He said an inquiry committee instituted to [...] Continue reading Development, calibrated action to fight Maoists: Chidambaram