Senior Cabinet Ministers, including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him over the suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh.
Parents of braveheart Nirbhaya have welcomed the Union Cabinet's nod to a proposal to change the Juvenile Justice Act to try juveniles in the age group of 16-18 under laws for adults for heinous crimes.
The Centre is mulling increasing health insurance coverage for unorganised sector labourers from the existing Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 and a proposal in this regard will be placed before the Union Cabinet soon.
The Union Cabinet Tuesday night decided to recommend re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance incorporating nine amendments that were part of the bill that was passed in Lok Sabha earlier this month.
Seeking to encourage public participation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', government on Wednesday cleared certain enabling provisions for a fund to facilitate channelling of money from individuals and companies for the programme.
The union cabinet Wednesday approved an amendment in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act to rectify an anomaly in allocating the number of seats in the Andhra Pradesh legislative council and enhance the total number of seats to 58 as per provisions in the Constitution.
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 union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday approved the setting up over 300 MW of grid-connected and off-grid solar power projects by defence establishments and paramilitary forces under viability gap fund of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in the 2014-19 period.
In a decision to speed up transfer of land for implementation of metro rail projects, the Union Cabinet today decided that once such a project is approved, all ministries would give operating rights on the relevant land sought by the metro rail company immediately.
The leader of the largest opposition party in Lok Sabha will be included in a panel to select the chairperson and members of Lokpal under the amended law, governing the functioning of the anti-corruption body, approved by the Union Cabinet today.
Paving the way for return of e-rickshaws on roads of the National Capital, the Cabinet on Friday approved amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act that will ease the norms for obtaining a licence to drive the battery operated vehicles.