Cabinet approves amendment in Andhra reorganisation act

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.

Promulgation of e-rickshaw ordinance gets Cabinet nod

Paving the way for plying of e-rickshaws on roads of national capital region, the Cabinet Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance as a Bill in this regard could not get through Parliament.

Cabinet may consider merger of PIO, OCI cards today

The Union Cabinet is, Wednesday, likely to consider the issue of merger of PIO and Overseas Citizens of India schemes to facilitate hassle-free travel for the Indian Diaspora.

Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims

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.

Cabinet nod to defence sector setting up solar power projects

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.

Cabinet clears faster transfer of land for metro rail projects

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.

Cabinet nod for Cong LS leader's inclusion in Lokpal selection panel

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.

E-rickshaws to be back soon; govt approves changes in law

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.

New anti-hijacking bill for death to hijackers gets cabinet nod
New anti-hijacking bill for death to hijackers gets cabinet nod

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday okayed the comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 which provides for death sentence in cases of hijacking where it results in the death of a hostage or of a security personnel.

Union Cabinet to take up bill for merger of PIO, OCI schemes soon

New Delhi: Union Cabinet is expected to take up a bill that will facilitate merger of the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes soon, reports said on Wednesday.

Cabinet clears 3 key agreements to be signed at SAARC Summit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal to attend the SAARC summit next week, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared three key framework agreements with member-countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and setting up of a regional power grid.

PM Modi neither sleeps nor allows us to sleep: Venkaiah Naidu

 Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the leader neither sleeps nor allows his Cabinet colleagues to do so.

Arun Jaitley slams Congress on claims of BJP inducting 'tainted' ministers

The Congress on Monday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the induction of 21 new faces in his Council of Ministers. Addressing a press conference Finance Minister Arun Jaitley questioned Congress' claims.

Feel proud after filing Rajya Sabha nomination from UP: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Feel proud after filing Rajya Sabha nomination from UP: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Union Cabinet Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday filed his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha from Lucknow and said that he felt proud to have filed it from Uttar Pradesh.

Will sit in Opposition if BJP takes NCP support: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray at his press conference in Mumbai on Sunday, has made it quite clear that if BJP decides to join hands with NCP, Shiv Sena won't hesitate to sit in the Opposition.

Ram Kripal Yadav - Lalu's disciple now Modi loyalist

BJP MP from Patliputra constituency in Bihar, Ram Kripal Yadav, known as the disciple of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Sunday got a berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers.

Sanwar Lal Jat: professor is favourite of locals

Sanwar Lal Jat, the new member in Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers, is a former commerce professor and a favourite of locals.

Tech-savvy Rajiv Pratap Rudy joins Union Ministry

Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy used to fly for a commercial airline. He is tech-savvy and is active on social networking sites such as Twitter. He is also known for his love for a good life.

A medical doctor to politics, Sharma bags ministerial berth

From being a medical practitioner to winning the Lok Sabha elections this year from Gautam Budh Nagar in UP, it has been a long journey for Mahesh Sharma who took oath today as Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government.

Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto eight

First time Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in today's expansion of the Union Cabinet which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight.