Cabinet approves Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) with an outlay of Rs 5142.08 crores.

Cabinet approves automatic FDI route for white label ATMs

The Cabinet on Wednesday permitted 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route for white label ATM operations, a move that is aimed at promoting financial inclusion.

India unveils two gold schemes for deposits, sovereign bonds

In a bid to tap the vast amount of idle gold with people and put it to productive use, two schemes were on Wednesday unveiled by the Indian government -- one on physical deposit of the metal against its rupee value on paper and the other for issuing sovereign bonds.

Now, get tax-free interest on gold deposits

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the gold monetisation scheme, which proposes to offer tax-free interest to individuals on depositing the yellow metal with banks.

Govt, RBI reach consensus on monetary policy committee: Jayant Sinha

"As far as MPC is concerned, we have reached a consensus with RBI. On that, a (Cabinet) note has been prepared. We will have to see when it gets to the Cabinet," he said here.

Arbitration law amendment cleared for speedy disposal of commercial disputes

The amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 came up for discussion before the Cabinet for the third time.

Govt gets proposals worth Rs 1.10 lakh crore under MSIPS

The government has received investment proposals worth about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in the last 12 months under the electronics manufacturing scheme MSIPS.

Govt announces Rs 300 crore relief package to farmers

The government Wednesday announced a relief package of Rs 300 crore to provide diesel and seed subsidy, among others, in order to save standing kharif crops in the eventuality of drought and deficit rainfall.

Cabinet may consider Coal India stake sale proposal on Wednesday

Sources said the CIL stake sale proposal may be placed before the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab Cabinet condemns Gurdaspur terror attack

Punjab Cabinet on Monday strongly condemned the terror attack at Dinanagar by three terrorists on July 27 and praised Punjab police, including four policemen who were killed, for their counter-insurgency efforts.

Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated for 5 years
Govt clears GST amendments, states to be compensated for 5 years

The Cabinet decided that the modalities for levy of 1 percent tax over and above the GST rate by states as well as the 'band' rate would be finalised while framing the rules, sources said.

Aam Aadmi Party govt to discuss women's security in Delhi Assembly today
Aam Aadmi Party govt to discuss women's security in Delhi Assembly today

Amid its standoff with the Delhi Police, the AAP government will discuss threadbare the issue of women security and propose setting up of a Commission of Enquiry to probe alleged police inaction in cases of sexual harassment, during a special session of the Assembly on Tuesday.

Govt extends scheme to boost electronics manufacturing by 5 years

To boost manufacturing of electronics items, the government on Tuesday extended the 'Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme' (MSIPS) by five years and also expanded the scope of the programme to cover 15 new product categories.

Foreign investments get composite caps; retailers to benefit

The limit of portfolio investment in banking is capped at 49 percent while in defence it is 24 percent.

HC notice to Uttarakhand govt on appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries ​

The Uttarakhand High Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking an explanation on the appointment of 12 MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries and allocation of Cabinet rank and facilities to them allegedly in violation of constitutional norms.

Expect Cabinet approval on spectrum sharing by month-end: Secy

Speaking at a FICCI event here, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said the spectrum sharing and trading guidelines have almost been finalised at the department level and Cabinet note has been circulated.

Govt to spend Rs 50,000 crore under new irrigation scheme

With an eye on improving farm productivity, the government will spend Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY).

Govt to spend Rs 50,000 cr over 5 years on Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: FM

The Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) will have an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore over a period of five years (2015-16 to 2019-20), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Cabinet clears scheme for providing irrigation to all villages

In order to reduce farm sector's dependence on monsoon, the Centre on Wednesday approved a central scheme for providing irrigation facility to every village by converging the ongoing schemes being implemented by various ministries.

Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana

Cabinet on Wednesay approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, according to sources.