Cabinet

  • Cabinet clears Rs 5300-crore telecom infra project for North East September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday approved an over Rs 5,300 crore project to boost telecom infrastructure and connectivity in the North East Region. "The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for implementing a Comprehensive Telecom Development Plan for the North-Eastern Region (NER)....
  • Jaya sacks Minister Moorthy, comeback for Ramanaa September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday sacked Milk and Dairy Development Minister V Moorthy and appointed B V Ramanaa in his place. Ramanaa, who was sacked as Revenue Minister on May 19, is staging a comeback in the Ministry. Governor K Rosaiah accepted the recommendations of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in...
  • PM Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Releasing books 'Narendra Modi: The Game Changer' and 'Being Modi' here, Jaitley also...
  • Should PM & CMs keep criminal netas out of their cabinet? August 27, 2014

    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not," the apex...
  • SC dismisses PIL on appointment of ministers with criminal background, says it's up to the PM August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not,"...
  • SC to decide on PIL seeking removal of cabinet ministers with criminal background August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a key verdict on Wednesday on a public interest litigation seeking the removal of cabinet ministers with criminal backgrounds. In an earlier hearing it was argued that those with a criminal past should not be made a part of the cabinet....
  • Karnataka Cabinet to be expanded after consulting Congress high command: Siddaramaiah August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Getting a booster from the Assembly bypoll outcome, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that he would expand his Cabinet after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The main issue before us is (Cabinet) expansion. We will fill all four vacancies in consultation with Congress High Command," he...
  • SGPC slams Maharashtra cabinet decision okaying Bhatia panel report August 23, 2014

    Fatehgarh Sahib: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday condemned the Maharashtra Cabinet decision approving the report of the Bhatia Committee, a step which will bring about a reduction in its representation in the Takht Hazur Sahib Board at Nanded. SGPC President Avtar Singh Makkar, who was here to preside...
  • Cabinet nod for mobile towers in Naxal belts, to cost Rs 3,216 cr August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the long-pending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxal-affected states by BSNL at cost Rs 3,216 crore that will be borne by the government. "The Cabinet has approved setting up of 1,836 new base transmission towers (BTS) in Left Wing Extremist affected districts....
  • Centre approves Nagpur Metro August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre on Wednesday approved the 38.215 km long Nagpur Metro project at an estimated cost of Rs 8,680 crore. The project will be funded on equal sharing of cost basis between the state and the Centre with the latter contributing Rs 155 cr as equity and subordinate debt. Nagpur...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • RBI, Cabinet Secretary scrutinising appointments of PSB chiefs August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of Syndicate Bank Chairman's arrest for alleged graft, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said government will deal with PSU lenders sternly and is scrutinising recent appointments of bank heads. "Time has come to be strict with PSU banks. I have urged the Cabinet Secretary...
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Bihar to decide over formation of Tourism cabinet August 9, 2014

    The Bihar government would explore the possibility of forming a 'tourism cabinet' on the lines of the one existing for Agriculture to spur the tourism industry - a potential revenue earner. "We will take forward the idea of constituting a tourism cabinet combining different related departments like the one for agriculture to boost...
  • Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala August 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 80 people lost their life and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The government has decided to provide an amount of Rs two lakhs each to the family of...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 6, 2014

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  • Cabinet approves 49% FDI in defence, 100% in railway infrastructure August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with the economic reforms, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the long-delayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like high-speed trains, for foreign investment. The decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Juvenile Justice Act to try minors as adults in rape, murder cases August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to the Juvenile Justice Act which will give Juvenile Justice Board the power to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The amendment will give the magistrate...
  • Cabinet may soon take up issue of mobile towers in naxal areas August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The crucial issue of installing mobile towers in nine naxal-affected states, which has been pending for long now, and strengthening of telecom connectivity in North Eastern states will be the next key matters of the Telecom Ministry before the Cabinet. "The Department of Telecom...
  • Ministries asked to implement plans for Modi's big bang I-Day speech: Sources July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Union ministries have been asked to implement as many budgetary proposals as possible before August 10 so that Prime Minister Narendra Mdoi can deliver a big bang Independence speech, said sources in the government. Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth directed the ministries to bring some major reforms before...
  • India to free up extra 10 million tonne wheat in open market July 24, 2014

    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...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • Pressure on India to sign WTO trade agreement July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid sharpening differences between India and developed world on WTO issues, Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will finalise this week New Delhi's stand on Bali agreements including ratification of the trade facilitation pact. The Cabinet meeting on Wednesday( July 23) comes close to the July...
  • British PM David Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet on Twitter July 16, 2014

    London: Getting the latest news on a British government reshuffle once meant waiting outside the prime minister's Downing Street office for ministers to emerge, and judging their fate by the look on their faces. But in the age of social media, David Cameron unveiled a major shake-up of his cabinet...
  • 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...
  • Government reconstitutes six key Cabinet Committees June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday reconstituted six key Cabinet Committees, four of which will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Committees reconstituted were on Security, Economic Affairs, Political Affairs, Parliament Affairs, Accommodation and Appointments. Modi will head the Cabinet Committees...
  • Cabinet approves Modi's decision to scrap GoMs and EGoMs June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap 30 GoMs and EGoMs set up by the previous UPA government on Wednesday received the formal nod of the Union Cabinet. Dismantling the legacy of UPA rule, Modi had on May 31 abolished all the 30 Empowered Group of...
  • Akhilesh Yadav reshuffles portfolios of 11 ministers, sacks junior minister June 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sacked a junior minister and changed the portfolios of 11 ministers including 9 of cabinet rank in a major reshuffle of his council of ministers. Yadav removed Minister of State for Entertainment Tax Taj Narain Pandey, an official statement said. Portfolios of nine cabinet...