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Maharashtra ex-CM Narayan Rane's outfit MSP to join NDA

Maharashtra ex-CM Narayan Rane's outfit MSP to join NDA

Maharashtra's former chief minister Narayan Rane, who recently quit the Congress, today said his political outfit-- 'Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh'-- would join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Oct 06, 2017, 21:58 PM IST
Railways employees all set to get 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus

Railways employees all set to get 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sep 20, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Centre to exit 3 ITDC hotels, handover stakes to state governments

Centre to exit 3 ITDC hotels, handover stakes to state governments

The policy has been formulated keeping in view that running and managing hotels on professional lines is not the job of government or its entities.

Sep 20, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
India approves plan to hive off BSNL's 66,000 mobile tower assets

India approves plan to hive off BSNL's 66,000 mobile tower assets

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for hiving off mobile tower assets of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) into a separate company, fully owned by BSNL.

Sep 12, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
IMA writes to PM Modi over Anant Kumar Hegde's induction in ministry, calls it disturbing

IMA writes to PM Modi over Anant Kumar Hegde's induction in ministry, calls it disturbing

Anant Kumar Hegde has been a member of the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th and 16th (present) Lok Sabha.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
Nitish blames media for blowing JD (U)'s non-inclusion in Cabinet expansion out of proportion

Nitish blames media for blowing JD (U)'s non-inclusion in Cabinet expansion out of proportion

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday blamed the media for blowing Janata Dal (United)'s (JD(U)) non-inclusion in the reshuffle of the Union Cabinet, out of proportion.

Sep 04, 2017, 14:44 PM IST

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: As it happened

Nine new ministers from diverse backgrounds and rich administrative experiences are expected to be inducted into Modi's Council of Ministers. Four more Union ministers are likely to be promoted today.

Sep 03, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Cabinet reshuffle: Meet 9 newly-inducted ministers of team Modi

Cabinet reshuffle: Meet 9 newly-inducted ministers of team Modi

Here are names and brief profiles of the ministers. 

 

Sep 03, 2017, 07:50 AM IST
No talks on joining Union Cabinet: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

No talks on joining Union Cabinet: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday that there has been no proposal as yet for his Janata Dal-United party to join the government at the Centre.

Sep 02, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
Modi ministry reshuffle: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya resigns

Modi ministry reshuffle: Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya resigns

 Bandaru Dattatreya is MP from Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Sep 01, 2017, 20:02 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry

MoS, Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigned on Thursday night.

Sep 01, 2017, 01:29 AM IST
Rajiv Pratap Rudy quits Modi ministry, more resignations expected; Arun Jaitley may give up Defence

Rajiv Pratap Rudy quits Modi ministry, more resignations expected; Arun Jaitley may give up Defence

 Rajiv Pratap Rudy represents Bihar's Saran Lok Sabha constituency.

Aug 31, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

India Inc disappointed over increase in cess limit on automobiles

The ordinance raises the ceiling on GST cess for luxury vehicles and SUVs from the current 15 percent to 25 percent.

Aug 30, 2017, 23:28 PM IST
Around 57,000 Army personnel to be redeployed to increase tooth to tail ratio

Around 57,000 Army personnel to be redeployed to increase tooth to tail ratio

In a major reform for the Indian Army, the government has accepted the first batch of 65 recommendations of the Lt. Gen. D.B. Shekatkar (retd.) headed committee which will result in redeployment of 57,000 personnel for roles to increase the "tooth to tail" ratio.

Aug 30, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Luxury cars, SUVs to get costlier as Cabinet approves ordinance to hike cess from 15% to 25%

Luxury cars, SUVs to get costlier as Cabinet approves ordinance to hike cess from 15% to 25%

After the cap on cess is raised, the total tax under Goods and Services Tax (GST) on such vehicles will go up to 53 percent from the current 43 percent as these have been placed under the highest tax slab of 28 percent.

Aug 30, 2017, 13:33 PM IST
Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Centre on Wednesday raised the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category.

Aug 24, 2017, 01:12 AM IST
Govt raises 'creamy layer' income cap among OBCs to Rs 8 lakh per annum

Govt raises 'creamy layer' income cap among OBCs to Rs 8 lakh per annum

Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that OBC families earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum will not be considered in the creamy layer.

Aug 23, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Cabinet nod to scrapping of no-detention policy till Class 8

Cabinet nod to scrapping of no-detention policy till Class 8

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had in February passed a new set of regulations to set up 10 world-class institutions in the public sector and as many in the private sector.

Aug 03, 2017, 00:01 AM IST
Cabinet clears minimum wage code bill

Cabinet clears minimum wage code bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new wage code bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws.

Jul 26, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

Senior Indian analyst and a fellow of Observer's Research Foundation (ORF) Ashok Malik has been appointed as the Press Secretary to President by the Union Cabinet.

Jul 22, 2017, 11:02 AM IST