Union Cabinet

  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota 02-03-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • Union Cabinet likely to approve 10 per cent DA hike on Friday 25-02-2014 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to approve hiking dearness allowance to 100 per cent from existing 90 per cent benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners in it meeting scheduled on Friday. "The Union Cabinet will take a proposal to hike Dearness allowance for its employees and...
  • AAP not ready to fight LS polls, but it's the will of the people: Kejriwal 15-02-2014 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Arvind Kejriwal quit as the Chief Minister of Delhi, he defended himself over his resignation saying that the Aam Aadmi Party is determined in its fight to eradicate corruption from the country. He said that the though the AAP is not ready to fight the...
  • AAP didn't know what to do of its impressive victory: Khurshid 15-02-2014 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet resigned, the Congress said that as far as the Aam Aadmi Party was concerned they touched a core at a particular time and as a result they got an impressive victory, but clearly they didn't know what...
  • Assembly in suspended animation, Delhi set for President's Rule 15-02-2014 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in a meeting to discuss the future course of action for Delhi Assembly has accepted Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's report and recommended President's Rule in the national capital. It has also recommended that the Assembly be placed under suspended animation. The Cabinet's recommendation has been...
  • Union Cabinet meets to discuss future of Delhi Assembly 15-02-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Union Cabinet met on Saturday evening at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence to discuss the future of Delhi Assembly after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet resigned on Friday within 49 days of coming to power. A day after Kejriwal resigned as the chief minister of Delhi,...
  • Congress reaches out to BJP for clearance of Telangana Bill 08-02-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana draft bill, the Congress has now reached out to the Bharatiya Janata Party for support. Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Ahmed Patel met BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu for smooth passage of the Bill in Parliament. However, driving a hard...
  • BJP to support Telangana Bill in Parliament 07-02-2014 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: After the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill, BJP on Friday said it will support the bill in Parliament as it has not changed its stand on the new state's formation. "There is no change in our stand or policies with regard to Telanagan formation. We are a...
  • Telangana just a step away from reality as Cabinet clears draft Bill 07-02-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: The suspense over Telangana is over. The Union Cabinet has finally cleared the Telangana draft Bill. The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh gave its assent to the Bill. The Cabinet rejected the demands of the Seemandhra region and decided against making Hyderabad a Union...
  • Cabinet approves Telangana Bill, Hyderabad to be joint capital, not UT 07-02-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the Telangana Bill. The Bill is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for Telangana and Seemandhra. There is no major change in the original Telangana draft. The demand of Seemandhra leaders to...
  • Union Cabinet gives minority status to Jain community 20-01-2014 07:47 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to grant minority status to Jain community, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved a plan for the notification of Jains as a minority community at the national level. Rahul Gandhi had on Sunday spoken to...
  • Cabinet meet on October 2 to decide on ordinance on convicted leaders 30-09-2013 03:49 PM

    The Union Cabinet is meeting on October 2 to take a call on possible withdrawal of the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, whose fate appears to have already been sealed after Rahul Gandhi's strong denunciation of the measure. Government sources said on Monday that a meeting of the Union Cabinet...
  • Congress divided over ordinance on convicted legislators 26-09-2013 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: Adding woes for the UPA government, which is already facing wrath of the Opposition and the public for passing an ordinance on convicted legislators, Congress leader and Minister of State Milind Deora has come out in the open against it. He tweeted that the ordinance could endanger the...
  • BJP opposes ordinance on convicted leaders, asks President not to sign it 25-09-2013 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has opposed the ordinance that over-ruled Supreme Court ruling that disqualified MPs, MLAs and MLCs from Parliament and Assemblies from the date of their conviction. She also asked the President not to sign the ordinance as it is unconstitutional....
  • Cabinet note on Telangana awaiting political nod 08-09-2013 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Home Ministry has prepared the note for creation of Telangana state and it will be presented before the Union Cabinet once Congress President Sonia Gandhi returns from the US and it gets a "political clearance". Following a directive from Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Ministry officials prepared...
  • Cabinet likely to review retail FDI policy 30-07-2013 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to review foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail policy on Thursday, government sources have told CNBC-TV18. The agenda also includes the review of multi-brand retail FDI norms. No global retailer has moved so far to file applications with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board...
  • Cabinet to decide on how to make the CBI autonomous 27-06-2013 02:11 PM

    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...
  • Cong announces party revamp, Rahul to look after frontal organisations 16-06-2013 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday announced new working committee members, a day ahead of the proposed reshuffle-cum-expansion of the Union Council of Ministers. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will look after frontal organisations. Meanwhile, Ajay Maken and CP Joshi, who resigned as ministers from the UPA government, have been...
  • Cabinet approves Real Estate Regulator Bill 05-06-2013 11:17 AM

    New Delhi: Cabinet has approvedthe Real Estate Regulator Bill to prevent arbitrary and false claims by the builders while advertising and selling flats and houses. According to the bill, builders have to register all their projects with the state regulatory authority and must deliver the projects within the stipulated period....
  • Union Cabinet fails to clear amendments to Marriage Act 01-05-2013 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: More delay expected in the law to give women an equal share in property after divorce as Union Cabinet failed to clear amendments to the Marriage Act following differences between the Law Ministry and Ministry of Women and Child Development. A Group of Ministers will take up the...
  • No Cabinet consensus on new mechanism to appoint judges 18-04-2013 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday did not take up for consideration the much-anticipated proposal to establish a new mechanism giving a say to the government in appointment of judges to the higher judiciary. The Cabinet was expected to take up the proposal that envisages replacing the present collegium...
  • Centre may hike DA to 80 per cent today 02-04-2013 12:10 PM

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