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Govt approves expansion of highways in five states

Govt approves expansion of highways in five states

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:50

On the Delhi-Meerut expressway, construction of connected roads would be undertaken.

Japan cabinet okays easing some sanctions on North Korea

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:27

The Japanese cabinet Friday gave the green light to ease some of its sanctions imposed on North Korea, media reported.

Govt puts stock limits on onion and potato to check prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:45

Cracking down further on hoarding, the Centre on Wednesday put onion and potato under purview of the Essential Commodities Act and imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices.

CCEA agrees to bring onion, potato under Essential Commodity Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:04

The Cabinet on Wednesday agreed to bring onion and potato under the Essential Commodity Act in a move to impose stock holding limits and curb hoarding of these two commodities and control their prices.

CCEA may consider Wednesday stock limits on onion, potato

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 22:21

In order to check prices of onion and potato, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider on Wednesday a proposal to impose stock holding limits on these two commodities and curb hoarding.

Food Min moves Cabinet note to suspend sugar export subsidy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:07

The Food Ministry has sought approval to end the subsidy for raw sugar exports one year earlier as it is being availed only by a few sugar mills, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Govt to start consultations afresh on raising gas prices

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:33

Gas producers want gas prices to be raised as they feel the current USD 4.2 per mmBtu rate is insufficient to make discoveries economically viable to produce.

Unfair to expect gas price decision by new govt so soon: ONGC

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 18:13

The UPA government-approved formula, if implemented, would have increased power tariffs by Rs 2 per unit and CNG rates by Rs 12 a kg.

Minister inducted in Maharashtra Cabinet

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:18

A day after he was removed as state president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Bhaskar Jadhav was Thursday sworn-in as a minister in the Maharashtra cabinet.

Cabinet discusses Bihar rail tragedy, expresses concern

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:42

The Union Cabinet today discussed the rail tragedy in Bihar and expressed concern amid suggestions that sabotage could have been the cause.

Govt defers decision on natural gas prices by 3 months

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:40

In a setback to gas producers like Reliance Industries, the government on Wednesday postponed revision in natural gas prices by three months pending a "comprehensive" review to make a controversial pricing formula more palatable.

Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 50/qtl to Rs 1,360; may fuel prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:36

In a farmer-friendly move, the government Wednesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,360 for this year -- a decision which may fuel inflation.