Cabinet Meeting

  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market Yesterday

    New Delhi: India will free up another 10 million tonnes of wheat in the open market, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday after a Cabinet meeting, as part of efforts to keep a lid on food prices. The government buys rice and wheat from local farmers to build reserves...
  • Union Cabinet defers decision on gas pricing by three months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a hike in gas and kerosene prices, the Union Cabinet met on Wednesday and decided to defer the decision on gas pricing by three months. "Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has deferred the decision on gas pricing by three months," said Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at...
  • Modi government forms SIT to probe black money as per SC orders June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step, the Narendra Modi government in its first ever Cabinet meet formed a Special Investigation Team to probe black money following the Supreme Court orders. The SIT will be headed by former Supreme Court judge M B Shah and will include Revenue Secretary, CBI and IB...
  • Day 1 of Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his 45 ministers with their portfolios. While Arun Jaitley has got Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj have got Home and External Affairs respectively....
  • Manmohan Cabinet to meet today, likely to clear key poll sops February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could be Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh's last Cabinet meet, the UPA government is all set to clear some vital proposals on Friday before model code kicks in ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say the Cabinet could approve the merger of the Dearness Allowance with...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold cabinet meeting in Bharatpur today February 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will on Tuesday hold the cabinet meet in Bharatpur for the first time away from the state capital, after criss-crossing the division for 11 days along with several ministers. The cabinet meeting will be held at the Collectorate Building in Bharatpur around 2 pm, a CMO...
  • Cong urges Governor to bar CM from holding cabinet meet before counting of votes December 3, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Congress has urged the state Governor Ram Naresh Yadav to bar Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan from holding a Cabinet meeting till the election process gets over. "I met the Governor on Monday and urged him to bar the Shivraj Singh government from holding a Cabinet meeting on the...
  • Telangana draft to be taken up by GoM today December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the creation of the Telangana state. The Group of Ministers formed by the Centre to prepare the Telangana draft will meet to give the final touch-up to the draft on Tuesday evening in New Delhi. Some leaders are favouring a Rayala-Telangana by including...
  • Telangana: Special meeting of Union Cabinet on December 3 November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: If all goes well, the Centre will take that big decision on Telangana on Tuesday. The Centre has convened a special meeting of the Union Cabinet to decide on Telangana. During an informal talk, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has informed the media that the final decision...
  • Pallam Raju skips Cabinet meet to protest against Telangana October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Pallam Raju did not attend the Cabinet meet that was held on Tuesday morning. The minister had sent his resignation over the bifurcation of Andhra is yet to be accepted. However, Textiles Minister KS Rao from Andhra attended the meeting. Five Union Ministers including Pallam...
  • Advani crediting me on withdrawal of ordinance is speculation: Pranab October 5, 2013

    On Board Special Aircraft: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday described as speculation senior BJP leader LK Advani crediting him for the withdrawal of the ordinance on convicted lawmakers, saying he had nothing to do with the development. "I cannot comment on the views of the Opposition. Whoever wanted to seek appointment...
  • Police drag anti-Telangana protestors away from PM's residence October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The police on Thursday was dragging anti-Telangana protesters away from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence, 7 RCR, where a Cabinet meeting on Telangana is underway. United Andhra protesters even broke a barricade outside the Prime Minister's residence. The Cabinet is set to clear way for the formation of...
  • Bifurcation of Andhra will be a big loss for the state: CM Kiran Reddy October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Reiterating his opposition to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy, "The party may win or lose an election, but the bifurcation will be a big loss for the entire state and all people." Reddy spoke to CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra on the...
  • Cabinet note on Telangana says Hyderabad will be its capital: sources October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A Cabinet note on Telangana was prepared on Wednesday night, according to sources. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the note says Hyderabad will be Telangana's capital. The note leaves the option open for Andhra Pradesh. Sources say that the Cabinet is likely to form a Group of Ministers...
  • All eyes on Cabinet meet today; will PM bow down to Rahul's outburst? October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is back from the US and seems to be in a combative mood. He has indicated that he is unhappy with the timing of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's sudden outburst against the ordinance shielding convicted politicians and will meet him at 9:45...
  • Telangana statehood: 8 ministers skip Cabinet meet September 20, 2013

    Eight ministers, including six from Andhra-Rayalaseema and two from Telangana, on Friday skipped the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting, held after a gap of two months amid tension prevailing over the proposed bifurcation of the state. Ganta Srinivasa Rao, C Ramachandraiah, Galla Aruna Kumari, Erasu Pratap Reddy, Md Ahmedullah, T G Venkatesh...
  • Rajasthan to get 'Lok Seva Guarantee Commission' for timely public services August 7, 2013

    The Rajasthan government has decided to set up a Lok Seva Guarantee Commission to provide time- bound public services in the state. At a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in Jaipur late on Tuesday night, it was decided to create the posts of Chief Commissioner and Commissioners...
  • Akhilesh Yadav to expand UP cabinet on Thursday July 18, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will expand his cabinet on Thursday, official sources said on Wednesday. "Preparations for cabinet expansion have started at Raj Bhawan and it will he held on Thursday," a senior official said . With removal of Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and Raja Ram Pandey...
  • Cabinet approves setting of new Civil Aviation regulator July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has on Thursday approved a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The Cabinet has also repealed the Delhi Rent Control Act and approved the setting up of...
  • Cabinet meets to replace DGCA with a new Civil Aviation regulator July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet met on Thursday to consider a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator, that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The government sources said the Cabinet was considering to set up Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take over certain...
  • Food Security Bill: An election game changer or a waste of public money? July 5, 2013

    The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Food Security ordinance despite resistance from the Opposition and UPA allies. ...
  • Govt's urgency on food ordinance an indicator of early polls? July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Food Security ordinance despite resistance from the Opposition and UPA allies. The big question now is as to how the government will fund the ambitious project. After a spell of indecision, the cabinet finally cleared the ordinance on Right to Food,...
  • Cabinet likely to discuss Food Security ordinance today July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to take up the proposed Food Security ordinance on Wednesday. According to sources, the Cabinet may either consider clearing the ordinance or calling a special session of Parliament to pass the National Food Security Bill, which is held up in Parliament. Facing criticism from...
  • Government split over Jet-Etihad deal, Jet stock plunges July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad seems to have hit a fresh roadblock with the government divided on it. The Prime Minister's Office has asked Civil Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over the deal and has instructed the Cabinet Secretary to hold a meeting to discuss...
  • Regulator bodies looking into concerns surrounding Jet-Etihad deal: Ajit Singh July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday tried to play down the issues surrounding Jet Airways' deal with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and said the concerns raised on the deal are being addressed by the regulatory bodies. The Minister, who is in favour of Jet's planned 24 per cent stake...
  • Cabinet to decide on how to make the CBI autonomous June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is all set to take up the issue of autonomy to the CBI on Thursday. The Cabinet will take up recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) that was set up to examine the issue. The GoM's recommendations may not be made public on Thursday...
  • BJP ministers skip Cabinet meet called by Nitish Kumar June 16, 2013

    Patna: Bihar BJP ministers on Sunday skipped the Cabinet meeting called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Senior BJP leader CP Thakur said that the ministers will resign if Nitish breaks away. Meanwhile, the BJP ministers are holding a separate meeting at Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi's house. BJP state president...
  • Suspense mounts over ordinance on Food Security Bill June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Suspense mounted over whether the government will promulgate an Ordinance on Food Security as it appeared hesitant to take this route amidst differences within the Cabinet as well as opposition from some allies and other parties. The government is keen on enacting this landmark law at the earliest but...
  • Cabinet clears Real Estate Bill, discussion on Food Bill on Friday June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the Real Estate Regulator Bill, but did not take up the Food Security Bill, saying it will be discussed on Friday. Sources said the Congress is likely to push for an ordinance on the Food Security Bill, despite divisions within the government. While ministers...
  • Government divided over ordinance on Food Bill: Sources June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is divided over bringing an ordinance on the Food Security Bill, say sources. Meanwhile, the Law Ministry has approved an ordinance note but has questioned how beneficiaries will be determined. The Law Minister has sent a note to the Cabinet Secretary approving the ordinance. Some ministers like...