Kumar Vikram

India’s realty sector registers 7 per cent dip in home sales in 2017

Even the reduction in prices of homes and housing projects has failed to push up the numbers of buyers.

19 Jan 2018

Consumer body flooded with complaints as e-trade grows but fails to deliver

These are just some of the over 6,500 complaints that the National Consumer Helpline (NCH) gets each month regarding e-commerce retailers.

14 Jan 2018

Film contest launched for Saubhagya scheme

The government has taken the ‘short movie’ route to promote its flagship Saubhagya scheme, which aims to provide free electricity connections to about 4 crore needy people this year.

13 Jan 2018

Budget may give 50 per cent hike for housing for all scheme

The government’s flagship scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), might get a 50 per cent increase in the budget allocation this year, as the government aims to build more than two crore houses

12 Jan 2018

Spike in frauds is the price India pays for digital push

All these frauds pertained to online or digital mode of transactions, including ATM, debit or credit cards and internet banking.

08 Jan 2018

Need to review cybersecurity

This rise has also resulted in a corresponding increase in online fraud. The total number of online fraud cases in the March quarter last year was 3,077 and it went up to 5,148 in the June quarter, 7,

08 Jan 2018

ICAR backs use of cow urine in organic farming

Research agency has found that its usage can supplement nutrient value of soil, help in management of insects, pests

07 Jan 2018

Government launches MyGov platform, seeks suggestions to make living easier for common man

The Narendra Modi government wants living to become easier for the common man and is keen to relax rules and reduce bureaucratese to ensure that.

04 Jan 2018

Censor board clears 'Padmavati' with riders

The Deepika Padukone-starrer can be released with modifications, chiefly that its title be changed to Padmavat.

31 Dec 2017

From milk to cereals: Food adulteration rampant but monitoring lax

Across the country, consumers have complained about the quality of the food they are buying, including milk, dairy products, spices and cereals.

31 Dec 2017

Boiling over: State governments look the other way on food complaints

Utsav Madan, a West Delhi resident, bought a packet of Moong Dal from a departmental store. As he boiled it the water turned a deep yellow. The artificial colour wore off.

31 Dec 2017

No takers for seat from Uttar Pradesh, Hardeep Singh Puri nominated by BJP

The seat that fell vacant after Manohar Parrikar went to Goa as chief minister last September, was up for grabs, but nobody was willing to take it.

30 Dec 2017

280 IAS officers have yet to file immovable property returns for 2015-16

Last year, the government had even launched an online platform for bureaucrats to file property details so as to simplify the process and bring in transparency.

26 Dec 2017

Mega infrastructure push in Budget 2018 to add jobs

Targeting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the upcoming Budget will have major push on infrastructure development.

25 Dec 2017

Many ministers bite the dust in Gujarat, Himachal

The Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll results have thrown many surprises.

20 Dec 2017