Cabinet nod to PSLV continuation programme

The union cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for the constinuation of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) programme for 15 operational flights (PSLV-C36 to PSLV-C50).

Cabinet approves amendment to Child Labour Act, allows minors to work in non-hazardous industries
Cabinet approves amendment to Child Labour Act, allows minors to work in non-hazardous industries

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment in Child Labour Act allowing children above 14 years to work in non-hazardous industries run by family.

Cabinet okays new communication satellite

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved building of a new communication satellite - GSAT-18.

Govt plans making Law Commission into a permanent body

Government plans to make Law Commission, which advises government on complex legal issues, into a permanent body, a move aimed at bringing continuity in its functioning.

'No shield for graft, but babus need protection in case of honest error'

There should be no shield against probing corrupt government officials, but civil servants need to be protected from penalisation in case of honest errors, some former bureaucrats on Thursday said while hailing the proposed amendments in the anti-corruption law approved by the Centre.

Cabinet nod for bill to manage merchant vessels' ballast water

 The union cabinet on Wednesday cleared a bill which requires merchant ships to get a plan to manage their "ballast water and sediments" in line with an international convention to protect environment and human health from these substances.

Union Cabinet approves new anti-corruption bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a refurbished anti-corruption law, which includes seven years of maximum imprisonment in graft-related cases.

Cabinet gives nod to Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill

The Union Cabinet Wednesday cleared the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill 2015 which will pave the way for expeditious utilisation of funds realised for forest land diverted to non-forest purposes in transparent manner.

JNNURM to be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee
JNNURM to be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

After conferring ''Bharat Ratna'' – the country's highest civilian honour – on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Narendra Modi government has reportedly decided to rename the 10-year old Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and name it after the veteran BJP leader.

Gajendra Singh suicide case: Senior Cabinet Ministers brief PM Modi

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.

Nirbhaya's parents welcome changes in Juvenile Justice Act

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.

Cabinet approves ILO protocol to deal with forced labour

The government on Wednesday approved an International Labour Organisation (ILO) protocol to make a national policy for remedial measures to deal with the issue of forced labour in the country.

Cabinet clears proposal to try juveniles accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults
Cabinet clears proposal to try juveniles accused of heinous crimes under laws for adults

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to try juvenile in the age group of 16-18 under laws for adults for heinous crimes.

Govt mulling enhancing health cover for unorganised labourers

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.

Cabinet approves Real Estate Regulator Bill

The Union Cabinet has approved the Real Estate Development and Regulation Bill along with certain key amendments that will make way for setting up of a regulator for the sector.

Cabinet nod for smart cities soon, roll-out next month: Naidu

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the Cabinet is likely to clear the government's flagship smart city project soon and it will be rolled out from next month.

Don't think so: Sayeed on Mehbooba joining Modi Cabinet
Don't think so: Sayeed on Mehbooba joining Modi Cabinet

Amid speculation that PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti may be inducted into the Union Cabinet, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday denied knowledge of any such development.

Union Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of land acquisition ordinance
Union Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of land acquisition ordinance

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.