The Centre gives income support to land-holding farmer families having cultivable land and those working in allied sectors linked to agriculture, but landless labourers cannot be provided benefits by the Centre under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme, the Rajya Sabha was informed on November 22.Replying to supplementary questions in the Upper House of Parliament, Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Parshottam Rupala said those working in allied sectors can also not be provided benefits by the Centre under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme.He said it is for the states to determine who will get the Rs 6,000 assistance under the Centre's scheme.Close Replying to another supplementary question on whether landless labourers and cultivators are covered under schemes meant for farmers, Rupala said landless labourers cannot get benefits of schemes meant for farmers unless the states identify them as farmers. related news Modi govt made … [Read more...] about Landless labourers not covered under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme: Govt
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Tory ministers today confirmed the party's social care manifesto policy as they admitted a final plan is being kicked down the road - again. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced £1bn a year for five years to tackle a crisis in the nation's care homes. But he admitted the Tories will not announce a full long-term reform in this week's election manifesto. Instead the party will pledge "urgent" work "to find a cross-party consensus" with MPs - after the election is finished. And there will only be one red line, he said - that no one will have to sell their home to pay for their own care. The policy - which accepts long-time calls from social care campaigners - seems to be bid to avoid disastrous 'dementia tax' headlines that plagued Theresa May's 2017 election. But it means there is yet another delay after years of dither and in-fighting. Currently people must fund their own care if they deplete all but £23,350 of their life savings, including the value of their home. … [Read more...] about Tories confirm social care policy as full plan is kicked down the road – again
Chrissy Chambers will never forget 11 June 2013. She was in Las Vegas recording her first album with her girlfriend, Bria Kam. The YouTube channel they ran together was taking off – a video they had posted the day before, titled 10 Worst Ways to Come Out, had already been viewed half a million times – and less than a year after they had uploaded their first video, they were among the most popular lesbian content creators on YouTube. Chambers was standing in the lobby of the Monte Carlo hotel, checking her email, when she opened one that made her sink down to the floor. A friend and fellow YouTuber had got in touch to say she had received a message from someone she didn’t know. “I noticed that you are friends with Bria and Chrissy,” the stranger had written. “Did you know that Chrissy has a porno on RedTube? I thought you should know because your videos are too good to be friends with a trashy cunt like Chrissy Chambers. Just Google ‘Chrissy … [Read more...] about The YouTube star who fought back against revenge porn – and won
By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporterBoris Johnson will have been prime minister for just three parliamentary sitting days when the Commons returns from recess. But that could be when he receives his first real test.He faces the threat of a no-confidence vote - fuelled by a promise to take Britain out of the EU on Halloween "do or die" and a refusal to rule out suspending parliament.So with less than 90 days until Brexit day, Sky News explains when the move to oust Mr Johnson could come and its effects on Brexit, a potential new government, and a general election. The Brexit countdown: Is the UK making progress? Follow our tracker with the key stories, videos and quotes What is a no-confidence vote? It is a test by the whole House of Commons of whether the prime minister can govern with a majority of MPs' support. Advertisement Each member has to vote yes or no, or abstain, on the question of whether they have "no confidence in Her Majesty's government".Labour … [Read more...] about What will happen if Boris Johnson faces no-confidence vote?
Once again the polls, taken as a whole, were not a good guide to the election result. Over the course of the campaign the gap between the main two parties narrowed but, with one exception, the final polls all suggested a clearer Conservative lead than the actual outcome.Having said that, it wasn't an unmitigated disaster. Every poll throughout the campaign put the Conservatives ahead - and that was indeed the result. The final polls were fairly accurate about the Conservative and Lib Dem shares. It was Labour where they were uniformly wrong. They also overestimated UKIP and the SNP. Final polls Con % Lab % LD % UKIP % Green % SNP % Con lead% Survation 41 40 8 2 2 4 1 Kantar Public 43 38 7 4 2 4 5 YouGov 42 35 10 5 2 7 Opinium 43 36 8 5 2 5 7 Ipsos Mori 44 36 7 4 2 5 8 Panelbase 44 36 7 5 2 4 8 ComRes 44 34 9 5 2 4 10 ICM 46 34 7 5 2 5 12 BMG 46 33 8 5 3 4 13 Average 43.7 35.8 7.9 4.4 2.1 4.4 7.9 Actual result (GB) 43.5 41.0 7.6 1.9 1.7 3.1 2.5 Survation were … [Read more...] about How wrong was the election polling?
Ministers have agreed not to kill off Brexit compromise talks with Labour, according to Downing Street.Theresa May's spokesman said a high-stakes meeting of the cabinet saw them debate compromises they could hand to the opposition.The prime minister and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are currently meeting in parliament to discuss the latest on the talks.Sky sources say she has told Mr Corbyn that she plans to bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to the Commons in the first week of June.This is a key piece of Brexit legislation which enshrines the PM's Brexit plan into UK law. Advertisement Those familiar with No 10's thinking have previously told Sky News that the government would load the WAB with trinkets for different parliamentary factions in order to have at least a glimmer of hope that it might be approved by MPs.Mrs May's spokesman added that a "whole range of issues" were raised at cabinet - including a customs union with the EU. More from Brexit General election: … [Read more...] about Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn meet after cabinet agrees not to kill off Brexit talks