UNION CABINET

  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Shiv Sena gives more time to BJP, ready to sit in opposition if latter takes NCP's support November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena widened on Sunday with the latter giving an ultimatum to its senior partner that it will part ways with it if it accepted support from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra. A high voltage drama went on throughout...
  • TMC slams BJP for inducting Babul Supriyo as a 'helpless' MoS November 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Ruling Trinamool Congress slammed the BJP for inclusion of West Bengal MP Babul Supriyo as a minister of state in the expanded Union cabinet, saying an MoS could not do anything for the state. "An MoS has hardly any power to work for development of the state or for...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet leaner than UPA and previous NDA November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The big expansion of his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has taken the number of ministers to 66 but it is still leaner than those headed by Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee before him. The strength of Singh's UPA ministry...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena ties turn bitter, Sena may pull out from Centre, may sit in opposition in Maharashtra November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. Sena MP Anil Desai not taking oath as Union Minister on Sunday and the induction of Suresh Prabhu, who had been...
  • Congress stays away from swearing-in ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday kept away from the oath-taking ceremony of 21 new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "Both Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh were invited to the ceremony," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said after the swearing-in ceremony. Asked if there was any communication from the Congress...
  • Cartoon of the day: Narendra Modi expands his ministry November 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducts new faces in Union Council of Ministers, here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the political development....
  • Narendra Modi to chair first meeting of revamped Cabinet on Monday November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will chair the first meeting of the expanded Cabinet which will be followed by a meeting of Council of Ministers. "A Cabinet meeting would be held at 5:30 PM on Monday and will be followed by a meeting of the entire council of...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda to join the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and General Secretary JP Nadda are two of the few others who will be sworn in as ministers in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday afternoon, sources close to them told IBNLive.com. The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena decides to send Anil Desai to the Union Cabinet November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Anil Desai, a member of the Rajya Sabha, is likely to be the party's nominee for a berth in the Union Cabinet that will be expanded on Sunday, party leaders indicated on Saturday. "We are waiting for a final decision on the Maharashtra imbroglio. Both the...
  • Laxmikant Parsekar elected unanimously by MLAs, sworn in as Goa CM November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the new Goa Chief Minister at Raj Bhawan at 4 PM on Saturday. Parsekar earlier held the portfolio of the state Health Minister. An elated Parsekar who has strong RSS links, said, "I am very happy to be elected as the CM". Parsekar...
  • PM Modi and I share the same wavelength, says Manohar Parrikar as race for Goa CM intensifies November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet at the Centre. Parrikar said that he shares the same wavelength with the Prime Minister and is looking forward to work in a positive direction. The Union Cabinet is...
  • BJP ally TDP likely to get another berth in Union Cabinet as Modi speaks to Naidu on nominees November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ally Telugu Desam Party is likely to get a berth in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, say sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly called up TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu on Friday evening and asked him to nominate a party leader for the Union Cabinet. Naidu has proposed the...
  • Goa CM Parrikar meets Amit Shah amidst talks of Cabinet expansion November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday met Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah amidst talks of Cabinet expansion. Parrikar refused to divulge details of the meeting and said, "I can comment on it only after meeting the Prime Minister. Let the Prime Minister who has invited me comment." Parrikar...
  • 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...