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Union Cabinet approves ordinance to implement coal, insurance reforms

Insurance Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha during current session, but could face hurdles in Rajya Sabha.

Cabinet go-ahead for SAARC vehicles pact

The Cabinet also approved the signing and ratifying of the SAARC Regional Railways Agreement by India, as a member state of SAARC.

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Cabinet nod not needed for projects under Rs 1,000 crore

The decision is expected to cut down the number of proposals that require Cabinet approval and lead to quicker decision-making.

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Complete list: PM Narendra Modi’s Cabinet as on November 9

Jaitley has been given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

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PM Narendra Modi expands Cabinet, shrinks some ministers

Suresh Prabhu gets Railways, Manohar Parrikar Defence, others help BJP expand in poll-bound states

Suresh Prabhu returns to the Cabinet

Prabhu has represented the Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency in Konkan four times, from 1996 to 2009.

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Master strategist Nadda gets his reward, enters Modi Cabinet

Born on December 2, 1960 in Patna, Nadda has emerged as a very strong political figure from Himachal Pradesh

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Outgoing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar hints at bolstering India’s defence forces

Reshuffle today: 12-15 new ministers likely, Goa release also leaks portfolio; Sena sulks again.

Food safety bill: Fresh suggestions sought

The Bill had been introduced in Rajya Sabha in February this year.

Govt relaxes FDI norms for construction, real estate sectors

Between April 2000 and August 2014, construction projects, including townships and housing enlisted FDI worth $23.75 billion.

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Aadhaar not mandatory for LPG subsidy transfer

The Union Cabinet on Saturday has decided that no consumer would be denied LPG subsidy under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for want of an Aadhaar number, a key hurdle faced by consumers. The scheme with this and other modifications will be relaunched in 54 districts from mid-November and in the rest of the country […]

Telecom boost for Northeast

The project is essentially aimed at increasing the reliability of conectivity at district and state headquarters by providing alternative optical fibre line.

Cabinet clears 7% hike in DA for central employees

Centre said that this increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Aligning interests

Hike in states’ mineral royalty rates is welcome. But ignoring mining companies’ ill health will be perilous.

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Chhattisgarh, Orissa see benefit in mineral royalty hike; Goa bats for mining industry

Orissa is set to be the biggest beneficiary as its revenue from royalties is expected to jump to Rs 4,879.9 crore from Rs 3,249 crore.