Cabinet okays extension of compensation part of Land Act to other central laws

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to an order issued by government on August 28 to extend the provisions of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement available to farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act to 13 other central laws as well.

Cabinet nod to adding four castes in OBC list

The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for amending the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to include Sipai and Patni Jamat or Turk Jamat (all Muslims) of Gujarat and Kahar and Tanwar Singhariya of Uttarakhand.

Cabinet approves direct release of wages to MGNREGA workers

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Arbitration law: Govt not to go for stringent timeline

In the face of stiff opposition, the Law Ministry is learnt to have eased the stringent timeline for the settling of commercial disputes proposed in the amendments to the arbitration law.

Union Cabinet to decide on `one rank, one pension` for HC judges

The Union Cabinet is likely to take a call on Wednesday on the long-pending demand of high court judges of `one rank, one pension`.

Union Cabinet condoles loss of lives in Gurdaspur attack

Union Cabinet on Tuesday condoled the death of the Punjab police personnel and civilians who lost their lives in the Gurdaspur terror attack.

Thousands pay homage to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam: As it happened on Tuesday

The body of India's favourite (former) president APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday evening, was brought to Delhi on Tuesday afternoon. Kalam died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.

Land Bill: Centre open to states framing own laws

The government is open to the idea of states framing their own land acquisition laws, the joint parliamentary panel examining the related bill has been informed, a move which is seen as an effort to break the logjam on the contentious measure.

Cabinet approves Phase II of eCourts Mission Mode Project

The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the second phase of 'eCourts Mission Mode Project' at an estimated cost of Rs.1,670 crore.

Cabinet nod for expert group to classify caste names

The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave its approval to a proposal to form an expert group under the chairmanship of Niti Aayog vice chairperson Arvind Panagariya to classify caste names returned in the Socio-Economic and Caste Census, 2011 (SECC).

Cabinet okays Odisha, Andhra cyclone risk revised cost

The union cabinet on Thursday approved the revised cost estimates for phase-I of the national cyclone risk mitigation project for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Cabinet defers decision on Arbitration Act amendment

The Union Cabinet on Thursday deferred a decision on the amendment of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, which seeks to fix a timeline for settling commercial disputes and a cap on arbitration fee, amid opposition from a section of arbitrators.

Cabinet approves two highway development projects

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved two highway development projects, worth Rs 4,720.92 crore, in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.

President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance
President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance

A day after Union Cabinet recommended re-promulgation of the controversial Land Acquisition Ordinance, President Pranab Mukherjee gave his approval for it on Sunday.

Cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on trafficking

The cabinet on Saturday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh on the prevention of human trafficking and speedy prosecution, a PIB tweet said.