Union Cabinet

  • 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...
  • Shivraj lauds Centre's initiative to set up SIT to unearth black money May 28, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lauded the central government's decision to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unearth black money. "The Union Cabinet in its maiden meeting has taken a historic decision to constitute SIT for bringing back black money stashed abroad," Chouhan posted in a tweet...
  • Denial of cabinet berth leaves BJP leaders disappointed May 27, 2014

    BJP leaders in Uttarakhand are disappointed over the state not getting a representation in the Union Cabinet with most of them maintaining that the party's impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls in the hill state should have earned it a seat or two in Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "It...
  • MP BJP eyes Union Cabinet berths for Sushma, Mahajan May 23, 2014

    With the BJP winning 27 out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh, party leaders are looking for inclusion of at least 34 ministers from the state in Narendra Modi's Cabinet. The spectacular win of the BJP in Madhya Pradesh for the first time after the carving out...
  • PM Narendra Modi to take oath on May 26, Union Cabinet still a secret May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary leader Narendra Modi will sworn in as the Prime Minister of the country along with other Cabinet ministers at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM on May 26. Earlier in the day, Modi met President Pranab Mukherjee along with other leaders of the National Democratic...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs March 3, 2014

    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 said...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota March 3, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President March 2, 2014

    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 February 25, 2014

    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 February 16, 2014

    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...
  • Union Cabinet recommends President's rule in Delhi February 15, 2014

    A day after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet resigned, the Union Cabinet accepted Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's report and recommended President's Rule in the national capital. It also recommended that the Assembly be placed under suspended animation. The Cabinet's recommendation has been forwarded to President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • AAP didn't know what to do of its impressive victory: Khurshid February 16, 2014

    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 February 15, 2014

    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 February 15, 2014

    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, Lieutenant...
  • Congress reaches out to BJP for clearance of Telangana Bill February 8, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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 decision is undemocratic and unilateral, says Rajagopal February 7, 2014

    After the Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana Bill, Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said that this decision is undemocratic and unilateral. ...
  • Telangana just a step away from reality as Cabinet clears draft Bill February 7, 2014

    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 February 7, 2014

    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 January 20, 2014

    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 PM...
  • Four Union Ministers resign over Telangana issue October 4, 2013

    A day after the Cabinet approved the formation of Telangana, four ministers hailing from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh have quit the Union Council of Ministers. Union Ministers Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju, Kotla S Reddy and KS Rao have submitted their resignation papers over the issue. ...
  • Telangana: Is a divided Andhra in the interest of the nation? October 3, 2013

    IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai talked to Telangana Rashtriya Samiti MLA KT Rama Rao over the Cabinet approval for Telangana and making Hyderabad as the joint capital for both Telangana and Seemandhra for 10 years. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Rahul Gandhi the supreme leader of Congress? October 3, 2013

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday defended his explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians but admitted that the words that he used to lambast the Cabinet decision may have been too strong. While defending the Cabinet's decision to withdraw ordinance on convicted legislators, Rahul said, "I...
  • News 360: Telangana approved by Cabinet, Hyderabad to be joint capital for 10 years October 3, 2013

    The Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana note sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday. With this a 50yearold fight for Telangana reaches its logical end. Both Telangana and Seemandhra will share Hyderabad as a joint capital for the next 10 years. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 2, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Cabinet meet on October 2 to decide on ordinance on convicted leaders September 30, 2013

    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 has...
  • Is public pressure forcing political parties to change their stand on ordinance on convicted MPs? September 26, 2013

    The UPA government is finding itself isolated and cornered as most of the political parties have termed the ordinance unconstitutional. There is also dissenting notes within the Congress over its timing. The government is facing the wrath of the public for passing an ordinance on convicted legislators, which allows convicted...
  • Congress divided over ordinance on convicted legislators September 26, 2013

    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 September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has opposed the ordinance that overruled 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. "Union...
  • Cabinet note on Telangana awaiting political nod September 8, 2013

    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 the...