In a pre-election bonanza to Maharashtra, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a Rs 8,860 crore metro project in Nagpur, which will become the latest city in the country to have the modern transportation service.
Two Japanese Cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with neighbours China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Tokyo`s militarist past.
The union cabinet Wednesday approved the constitution of a supervisory committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to look into the safety aspect of the proposed increase in height of the over 100-year-old structure.
The fate of seven key legislations of the Law Ministry introduced by the previous UPA government and pending in the Rajya Sabha, including one seeking to scrap the present system of judges appointing judges, will be decided by the Narendra Modi dispensation in the coming days.
Facing in-house rebellion in the wake of the party`s poor show in Lok Sabha elections in the state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had two separate rounds of meeting with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.