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Bihar’s famous aloo and infamous democratic farce play out as state slips

As one gets down at Patna airport, a billboard featuring Bihar chief minister Jeetan Ram Manjhi and agriculture minister Narendra Singh greets you with a bizarre proclamation – ‘bring o

Cabinet okays e-governance plan to bring e-kranti

The union cabinet has approved e-kranti, the second phase of national e-governance plan (NeGP). The objectives of NeGP 2.0 include, redefining NeGP with transformational and outcome

Sale of stake in NTPC and Indian Oil okayed by cabinet

The government has approved stake sales in giant state-owned units Indian Oil (IOC) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to mop up close to Rs 10,000 crore. The proposal was cleared at uni

Exit route provided in BOT projects to boost infra activities

With the government looking to award 10,000 km of highways in the current fiscal the cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 percent equity divestment after two years of construction completion for all B

Green signal for policy to make skill development aspirational for youth

The union cabinet has cleared a three-tiered institutional framework for national skill development mission under the new skill development policy. Announcing cabinet okay for variou

Evening digest: Govt sets up expert group on caste census data

Amid a controversy over not releasing of caste census data, the government today set up an expert group headed by NITI Ayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya to collate caste count even as it blamed

Cabinet okay for 3 new AIIMS and national war memorial

As per budget announcement and to fulfill promise made under the Andhra Pradesh re-organization Act 2014,  the union cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for

Evening digest: Cabinet removes land cost from infra project costs to fast track approvals

In a spate of decisions, union cabinet has approved 10% stake sale in Coal India, initial public offer of Cochin Shipyards, approved 3% interest subsidy for exports, empowered roads ministry to rev

Morning briefing: Government agrees to some demands put forward by Congress on GST

In what could possibly thaw the ice between the Centre and Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh to

PSUs can now hire talent from private sector

 The central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) can now hire talented and experienced people from state public sector enterprises (SPSEs) and private sector. The union cabinet on Wednesday gave

Cabinet approves biggest spectrum auction

The mega spectrum auction plan, which was recommended by the department of telecommunications (DoT), was approved by the cabinet today. This is the biggest spectrum auction which is estimated to fe

Cabinet extends UDAY scheme joining time for states

The union cabinet under the chairmanship of prime minister Narendra Modi has accorded its approval for an extension of timeline for taking over 50 percent of the outstanding debt of power distribut

Cabinet approves ‘The Transgender Persons Bill 2016’

A year after Rajya Sabha, in a rather unprecedented move, had passed a private member’s bill on the rights of transgender persons, the government has finally cleared a bill to protect their r

All you need to know about GST bill

 In an attempt to allow for a smooth passage of the Goods and Services Tax (Constitutional Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the cabinet has approved to drop the 1 percent additional tax and

Juveniles caught driving to now face the music

The Cabinet has approved the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. Here is how the proposed changes would help in making roads safer:   Increase in compensation for h

Everything you need to know about draft surrogacy bill

 The cabinet on August 24 gave its approval for the introduction of "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016".  Here are the salient features of the proposed bill:

Hindustan Diamond Company Private Limited to be wound up

 A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for initiating the process of winding up of Hindustan Diamond Company P

Richardson & Cruddas to come out of BIFR purview

 The cabinet on Wednesday approved the conversion of government of India loan into equity and waiver of interest in respect of Richardson & Cruddas (1972) Ltd.  In a meeting

Capital grant approved for GAIL to develop gas infrastructure

 The cabinet on Wednesday approved capital grant to GAIL to develop gas infrastructure in eastern India.  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by prime minister Na

BSNL gets Rs.1,250 crore subsidy support

 The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to extend subsidy support of Rs. 1,250 crore to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) from Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF).

Hindustan Cables to be shut

 The government has given its nod for closure of sick public sector company Hindustan Cables that has stopped output since 2003. It has also approved strategic sale of Allahabad-based Bharat P

NMDC CMD’s term extended by a month

 The government has extended the tenure of Bharathi S. Sihag as chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of the state-owned iron ore miner NMDC by one month, effective from November 1. 

VRS for MTNL employees on cards

 The ministry of communication may soon seek cabinet approval to offer a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to state-run telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL).  T

Need-based sale of four pharma PSUs` surplus land approved

 The union cabinet has approved the sale of surplus land of Hindustan Antibiotics Limited (HAL), Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL), Rajasthan Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limite

Gorakhpur, Sindri units of FCIL to be revived

  The cabinet approval has been obtained to revive the Gorakhpur, Sindri units of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) and Baruni unit of Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation Limited (HF

Cabinet approves four GST related bills

The cabinet on Monday approved four Good and Services Tax (GST) related bills. The four GST related bills are:   The Central Goods and Services Tax Bil

Cabinet approves listing of 11 PSUs

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the proposal of listing of 11 central public sector enterprises on stock exchanges.   The public sector underta

Maternity Benefit Programme criticised

 The cabinet’s decision to roll out Maternity Benefit Programme (MBP), giving cash entitlement of Rs 6,000 to pregnant/lactating mother “comes as an unwarranted move after it is me

Restructuring of Hindustan Organic Chemicals approved

 The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved a restructuring plan for Hindustan Organic Chemicals Ltd. (HOCL), a loss making central public sector enterprise under the department of

Govt to raise Rs 2,360 crore for renewable energy

The cabinet has given it’s green signal to raise bonds of Rs 2,360 crore for renewable energy. The bonds will be raised by the ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE) through

Loss making Bharat Wagon and Engineering Co. to be shut

 Ministry of railways’ proposal of closing down Bharat Wagon and Engineering Company Limited (BWEL)  has been accepted by the cabinet committee on economic affairs, chaired by the p

Land swap proposal between AAI and MMRDA approved

 The government on Wednesday gave its approval for transfer of 40 acres of Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) land at Dahisar to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)

National anti-profiteering authority to be set up

The cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST. The cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given its approval f

Policy approved for CPSEs’ wage negotiations

 The cabinet has approved the wage policy for the 8th round of wage negotiations for workmen in central public sector enterprises (CPSEs). A PIB release said that the management of t

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