CABINET

  • Vasundhara Raje takes a dig at PM Modi, says one man cannot win polls October 9, 2014

    Jaipur: In what is being viewed as a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's said that if anyone thinks winning assembly and parliamentary polls in Rajasthan has been possible because of one person, they must think again. Raje's pending Cabinet expansion has been a...
  • Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Modi has assets of Rs 1.26 crore October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister with assets totalling Rs 72.10 crore. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu is among the Union Ministers who has the least assets of Rs 20.45 lakh, according...
  • After BJP goes alone in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Anant Geete to quit Modi Cabinet September 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party parted ways in Maharashtra, Sena MP Anant Geete to resign from the Narendra Modi's Cabinet after the Prime Minister returns from his maiden US trip. Geete was the only Shiv Sena MP in the BJP-led NDA Cabinet. He was the Union Minister of...
  • No decision yet on Anant Geete's continuation in Cabinet: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: No decision has been taken on whether or not Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete will continue in the Union Cabinet after his party Shiv Sena snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Home Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "The party has to take a...
  • Rajnath Singh made incharge of government, Cabinet, in absence of PM Narendra Modi September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be in charge of the government when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is away on his US visit, the Cabinet Secretariat confirmed on Friday. The Secretariat notified that in the absence of the Prime Minister, Singh will be in charge of the government and the...
  • Major bureaucratic shake up ahead of Modi's US visit, 8 secretary-level officers transferred September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours before leaving for United States, Prime Minster Narendra Modi has given the central bureaucracy a major shake up. Eight secretary level officers have been transferred in a mid night order by Cabinet's Appointment Committee on Thursday. The order came a day after over 40 joint secy level...
  • Cabinet approves 5-year-long 'Swachh Bharat' mission September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet "Swachh Bharat" project, Government on Wednesday gave its nod to the five-year-long programme to eliminate open defecation and construction of individual and community toilets across the country. The Union Cabinet also approved setting up of Clean Ganga Fund with...
  • Cabinet clears MoUs to be signed with US during PM Modi visit September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to signing of six MoUs in sectors including education, environment, gas and space science between India and the US ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to that country beginning on Thursday. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Union Minister Ravi...
  • New panel to tackle female foeticide issues: Harsh Vardhan September 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A new committee will tackle issues related to female foeticide in India, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday. Addressing reporters here on his first visit to Kerala after becoming a cabinet minister, he said that apart from monitoring, the need of the hour is to have cooperation of...
  • Cabinet clears Rs 5300crore 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 NorthEastern 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 longpending proposal to install mobile towers in nine Naxalaffected 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 emap. 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 18member cabinet committee for industrial development August 13, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18member 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

    TheBihargovernment 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 longdelayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like highspeed 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 naxalaffected 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...