CABINET

  • Cleared by Cabinet, GST Bill to be taken up in Parliament during Winter Session 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be taken up in the ongoing session of Parliament with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. The Bill was approved by the Cabinet late on Wednesday evening and it...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks about the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra December 14, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about the Shiv Sena joining the BJP government. With the cabinet expansion Shiv Sena and BJP join hands again after 15 years. ...
  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • India agrees to cut stakes in state banks; could raise $1.6 trillion December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet approved plans to raise about Rs 1.6 trillion ($25.76 billion) by selling some of its stakes in state-run banks by 2019, a government statement said on Wednesday. The government holds stakes ranging from 56 per cent to 84 per cent in 27 state-run banks. They account for...
  • Cabinet nod for Congress LS leader's inclusion in Lokpal selection panel December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha will be included in a panel to select the chairperson and members of Lokpal under the amended law, governing the functioning of the anti-corruption body, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. The approved amendments in the Lokpal and...
  • Cabinet approves Insurance Bill, Rajya Sabha may take up next week December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday night approved the insurance amendment bill with a composite foreign investment cap of 49 per cent for presenting it in Parliament, incorporating the changes suggested by a House panel. The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved incorporation of amendments suggested by a Parliamentary...
  • Cabinet may decide coal auction floor price today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide to fix a floor price of Rs 150/tonne for auction of coal blocks in March. A methodology for fixing floor and reserve price for the auction of 204 coal mines whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court in September, will be decided...
  • Lift carrying ministers breaks down in Kerala Assembly complex December 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three ministers of the Kerala Cabinet had a narrow escape after a lift carrying them fell down at the state Legislative Assembly building here on Friday. None of the lift occupants were injured in the mishap, sources said. State Industries Minister PK Kunhalikutty, Public Works Minister VK Ebrahim Kunju, Food...
  • Maharashtra government expansion today, Sena gets 12 ministers but denied Deputy CM post December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending its acrimonious split with Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena will join the Maharashtra government on Friday with 12 of its nominees, including five of cabinet rank, set to be inducted into the ministry. But there will be no Deputy Chief Minister from the party. According to the sources, Sena...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena reunite, will run Maharahstra government together, says CM Devendra Fadnavis December 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are back as allies in Maharashtra. 12 Sena leaders will be inducted into the Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday. The announcement was made in Mumbai at a joint press conference addressed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leaders including Eknath Shinde. "We have...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet on Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion next week; talks with Shiv Sena still possible: CM Devendra Fadnavis November 16, 2014

    Nagpur: While announcing that his cabinet will be expanded next week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that the doors were still open for talks with estranged ally Shiv Sena. The Winter Session of the Maharashtra legislature will start on December 8. "The state cabinet, which was sworn in with...
  • Nitish Kumar questions BJP's appointment of junior ministers November 13, 2014

    Bettiah: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar took a dig at BJP's appointment of eight ministers at the Centre. "Majority of them have been made Ministers of State and everybody knows a MOS gets work only on sweet will of the Cabinet minister of that department," Kumar said at the first...
  • Narendra Modi's clear message to his ministers: Perform or perish November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday and gave some of the newcomers important portfolios. Some of the ministers saw a change in their portfolios with a few getting charge of a relatively less important ones than what they...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for inducting 'tainted' ministers, Jaitley calls charges baseless November 11, 2014

    After Prime Minister Modi inducted 21 new faces in his team, the Congress hit out at former for inducting 'tainted' ministers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended Ram Shankar Katheria saying every BJP worker in UP had a case against him. Jaitley said, "The Congress is putting baseless charges on the...
  • Modi meets expanded ministry November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting of the council of ministers after its first expansion was held on Monday at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Informed sources said that the meeting of the council of ministers was followed by a meeting of the cabinet. Modi Sunday inducted 21 new ministers taking the...
  • Portfolios of 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With 21 new faces inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, the strength of his team now stands at 66. Here is the full list of the 21 new faces inducted into the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers: Manohar Parrikar: Defence Ministry JP Nadda: Health...
  • PM Modi asks ministers to cut down on tours during Parliament session November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament's winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to cut down on unnecessary tours to ensure their maximum presence during the month-long affair. He also asked the ministers to be ready with bills pending in both Houses of Parliament along with...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • Why number of ministers has nothing to do with the size of government November 10, 2014

    The size of a government has nothing to do with the number of ministers it has - a fact that is getting lost today in the midst of all the brouhaha over the 65-member Union Council of Ministers. That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added 21 more to his team...
  • Will not allow country to be defenceless against enemies: Parrikar November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge of the country's most heavyweight portfolio on Monday said that he would not allow the country to be defenceless against its enemies. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, Parrikar said, "I was given my portfolio last...
  • Jayant Sinha takes charge as MoS in Finance Ministry November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: IIT-Delhi and Harvard Business School alumnus Jayant Sinha on Monday took charge as Minister of State in the Finance Ministry. Sinha was briefed by senior officials in the Ministry soon after taking charge. He assumes office at a time when the Ministry is preparing the Budget for 2015-16. The...
  • No support if BJP goes with NCP, says Shiv Sena November 10, 2014

    The Shiv Sena continues to keep its cards close to the chest refraining from taking a final decision on the alliance with the BJP. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena will sit in the Opposition if the BJP takes support from the NCP. The final decision is...
  • 21 new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet November 10, 2014

    21 new ministers have been sworn in to the Union Cabinet. The cabinet comprises of 4 cabinet ministers, 3 Ministers of State with Independent charge and 14 Ministers of State. Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Birendra Singh and JP Nadda are the new Cabinet ministers. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar gets Defence, Suresh Prabhu Railways, Sadananda Gowda shifted to Law and Justice November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Manohar Parrikar is the new Defence Minister and Suresh Prabhu will head the Railway Ministry Minister in the expansion-cum-reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry after 21 new Ministers were sworn-in on Sunday. Parrikar, who quit as Goa Chief Minister to join the Union Cabinet, takes over the charge from...
  • Portfolios of the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into his Council of Ministers on Sunday in the first ever expansion of his team. Modi will hold the portfolios of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy Department of Space; All important policy issues and all other...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...