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On last day of Monsoon Session, triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

On last day of Monsoon Session, triple talaq bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha

If the amended bill is passed in the Upper House, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments.

Aug 10, 2018, 06:21 AM IST
Union Cabinet approves bill to overturn SC order on SC/ST Act ahead of 'Bharat Bandh' on August 9

Union Cabinet approves bill to overturn SC order on SC/ST Act ahead of 'Bharat Bandh' on August 9

Several Dalit outfits have threatened to hold a 'Bharat Bandh` protest on August 9 against the top court ruling on the SC/ST Act.

Aug 01, 2018, 18:41 PM IST
India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

India's satellite communication may get a boost, Cabinet approves GSLV Mk-III continuation programme funding

The GSLV Mk-III continuation Programme – Phase 1 is the first phase of operational flights that will enable the launch of 4 tonne class of communication satellites to meet the country’s satellite communication requirements.

Jun 07, 2018, 10:47 AM IST
Cabinet approves Rs 8,500-cr bailout package for sugar industry

Cabinet approves Rs 8,500-cr bailout package for sugar industry

The Cabinet, headed by PM Modi, approved Rs 4,440 crore soft loan for building ethanol production capacity to absorb the cane and a buffer stock of 3 million tonnes, besides for the first time fixing Rs 29 per kg as the minimum price below which mills cannot sell sweetener.

Jun 07, 2018, 00:46 AM IST
Narendra Modi government may take ordinance route to criminalise triple talaq: Reports

Narendra Modi government may take ordinance route to criminalise triple talaq: Reports

It has been reported that the Union Cabinet may give its nod to bring an ordinance that criminalises instant Triple Talaq in its next meeting.

May 03, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
Govt approves pacts for export of iron ore to Japan, South Korea through MMTC

Govt approves pacts for export of iron ore to Japan, South Korea through MMTC

The range of quantity of iron ore to be exported would be 3.8 million tonnes per annum to 5.5 million tonnes per annum.

Apr 25, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
Cabinet approves Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute for 2018-19, restructured National Bamboo Mission

Cabinet approves Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute for 2018-19, restructured National Bamboo Mission

The Jute Corporation of India would continue to act as Central Nodal Agency to undertake price support operations at the Minimum Support Prices in the Jute growing states.

Apr 25, 2018, 14:38 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti welcomes ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors, says will bring a similar law in J&K

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors, says will bring a similar law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
India will join 8 countries having sex offenders database; information to be shared with states, UTs

India will join 8 countries having sex offenders database; information to be shared with states, UTs

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
A child is a child, there is no Hindu or Muslim in that: Kathua rape victim’s father on Centre's nod to amend POCSO Act

A child is a child, there is no Hindu or Muslim in that: Kathua rape victim’s father on Centre's nod to amend POCSO Act

The father of Kathua rape and murder victim has expressed hope that his child will now get justice after the Union Cabinet gave its nod to amend the POSCO Act.

Apr 21, 2018, 17:01 PM IST
7th Pay Commission: Centre may not raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000, fitment factor 3.68 times

7th Pay Commission: Centre may not raise minimum pay to Rs 26,000, fitment factor 3.68 times

The govt had approved the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission in June 2016 and raised minimum pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month with fitment factor 2.57 times.

Mar 05, 2018, 15:29 PM IST
Cabinet clears Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, assets to be confiscated without conviction

Cabinet clears Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, assets to be confiscated without conviction

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill is aimed at deterring economic offenders like jeweller Nirav Modi from fleeing the country or not returning to face trial. 

Mar 01, 2018, 18:29 PM IST
Cabinet approves schemes worth Rs 14,930 crore to boost health and medical sector

Cabinet approves schemes worth Rs 14,930 crore to boost health and medical sector

The government said on Wednesday that 18,058 undergraduate and postgraduate seats will be increased in medical colleges by 2020-21.

Feb 07, 2018, 23:09 PM IST
Cabinet takes key FDI decisions ahead of Budget: Here's all you need to know

Cabinet takes key FDI decisions ahead of Budget: Here's all you need to know

This is the second major liberalisation in FDI policy by the NDA government in one go after major changes effected in June 2016.

Jan 10, 2018, 16:19 PM IST
Cabinet approves Zojila tunnel to provide all-weather connectivity to Kargil and Leh

Cabinet approves Zojila tunnel to provide all-weather connectivity to Kargil and Leh

CCEA on Wednesday cleared the Rs 6,808.69 crore strategic Zojila tunnel project to provide all-weather connectivity to Kargil and Leh.

Jan 03, 2018, 23:18 PM IST
Union Cabinet meet in Parliament today

Union Cabinet meet in Parliament today

A union cabinet meeting is scheduled to take place in the Parliament on Wednesday. 

Jan 03, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
Cabinet gives nod to India's first rail university in Vadodara

Cabinet gives nod to India's first rail university in Vadodara

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Ministry of Railways` transformative initiative to set up the first ever National Rail and Transport University (NRTU) in Gujarat`s Vadodara on Wednesday.

Dec 21, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Bill to make instant triple talaq punishable offence gets Union Cabinet approval: Top developments

Bill to make instant triple talaq punishable offence gets Union Cabinet approval: Top developments

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 has got the Cabinet nod.

Dec 15, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
Cabinet approves India's membership for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Cabinet approves India's membership for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The minimum initial investment towards the membership of EBRD will be approximately 1 million euros.

Nov 25, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

IBC Ordinance to have no impact on valuation of assets under resolution: SBI chief

The President today gave his assent to the Ordinance amending the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:50 PM IST

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