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Govt bans e-cigarettes and e-hookas, announces jail term and fine for violations

In a major decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to ban production, export, import and distribution of e-cigarettes. 

Sep 18, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Union Cabinet to meet on Wednesday, may approve ordinance to ban e-cigarettes

The e-cigarettes do not use tobacco but heat the liquid chemicals into a vapour or steam that is inhaled by the smokers and experts claim that though e-cigarettes are marketed as a harmless product they are harmful to health.

Sep 18, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

100% FDI in coal mining to subsidy on sugarcane export: Details of key Cabinet decisions

The decision to allow 100% FDI in coal mining and contract manufacturing, 26% FDI in digital marketing and relax sourcing norms for single-brand retailers was taken during a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aug 28, 2019, 22:49 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves 100% FDI in coal mining

As per the present FDI policy, 100% FDI under automatic route is allowed for coal & lignite mining for captive consumption by power projects, iron & steel and cement units and other eligible activities permitted under and subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Aug 28, 2019, 22:12 PM IST

Government approves 100% FDI in contract manufacturing, relaxes norms for single brand retail

Talking to media after the meeting of the Union Cabinet, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said the changes in FDI policy will result in making India a more attractive FDI destination.

Aug 28, 2019, 22:03 PM IST

Cabinet approves establishment of International Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said at a press conference that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch CDRI during UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23, 2019.

Aug 28, 2019, 21:50 PM IST

Cabinet approves 26% FDI in digital media with government approval

It is to be noted that 26% FDI is already allowed in print media sector and 49% FDI is permitted in broadcasting content services, both through the government approval route.

Aug 28, 2019, 20:09 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves to export nearly 60 lakh tonnes sugar in this financial year

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the subsidy would be directly credited into farmers' account on behalf of mills against cane price dues and subsequent balance, if any, would be credited to mill's account. 

Aug 28, 2019, 19:22 PM IST

India to get 75 new medical colleges in next 3 years, Centre to spend Rs 24,375 crore on them

The new medical colleges would be set up in areas having no medical college with at least 200 bedded district hospital. The government declared that preference will be given to aspirational districts and district hospital having 300 beds for the establishment of the new colleges.

Aug 28, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir high on Centre's development agenda, Union Cabinet may announce big package

Sources told Zee Media that the Centre may announce a big package aimed at all-round development of Jammu and Kashmir during the meeting.

Aug 27, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

Union Cabinet gives approval for 10% EWS quota in J&K

The Union Cabinet has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, paving the way to extend the 10% reservation for the economically weaker section in educational institutes and government offices in the state. Watch this video to know more.

Aug 01, 2019, 06:54 AM IST

Government to give more teeth to NIA

The Union Cabinet is learnt to have approved a proposal to amend two laws to give more teeth to the NIA in probing terror cases in India and abroad, sources said on Monday.

Jun 24, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

DNA profiling bill likely to come up before Cabinet on Monday

The legislation seeks to establish a National DNA Data Bank and Regional DNA Data Banks

Jun 24, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

Union Cabinet approves new bill to make Aadhaar people friendly

The amendments proposed in the new Bill are the same as those contained in the Ordinance promulgated March 2, 2019 by President Ram Nath Kovind. 

Jun 13, 2019, 19:37 PM IST

Union Cabinet approves triple talaq bill

The Union Cabinet approved the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 by replacing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 (Ord.4 of 2019). Watch this video to know more.

Jun 13, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Union Cabinet approves new Triple Talaq Bill, extends President's Rule in J&K for six months

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 by replacing the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019.

Jun 12, 2019, 20:31 PM IST

Deshhit: Know top 20 desh hit news of today

This segment of Zee News brings top 20 news stories of the day. Watch top 20 big stories with details.

Jun 12, 2019, 20:18 PM IST

Union Cabinet may consider fresh bill to ban Triple Talaq

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a fresh bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq, which, once passed by Parliament, will replace an ordinance issued earlier this year.

With the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the contentious bill had lapsed as it could not be passed by Parliament and was pending in Rajya Sabha.

Jun 12, 2019, 19:58 PM IST

First council of ministers meeting of new government at 5 PM today

The first meeting of the new council of ministers will be held on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to outline the roadmap of his government, sources said Tuesday. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 12, 2019, 14:08 PM IST

Union Cabinet may take call on Triple Talaq Bill today; All you need to know

The Union Cabinet is likely to take a call on a fresh bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq in its meeting on Wednesday, sources said. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 12, 2019, 13:10 PM IST