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Bonus for rail employees, ban on e-cigarettes: Major Cabinet decisions taken today

This is for the sixth consecutive year that productivity linked bonus is being given to railway employees. In another decision, the cabinet also approved a ban on the sale, production of e-cigarettes.

Cabinet approves increasing number of SC judges from 31 to 33

Once Parliament gives approval to the bill, the apex court will have a sanctioned strength of 34, including the CJI.

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Cabinet asks finance panel to consider securing funds for defence

If the recommendations made by the Finance Commission — which is constituted under Article 280 of the Constitution — are accepted, it will fundamentally alter the funding mechanism for defence and internal security.

Cabinet clears pension scheme for shopkeepers, traders

The decision taken at the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here will benefit 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers.

Maharashtra: Special package by Centre to help complete irrigation projects

“The Centre and the state are working together to raise the finances in the ratio of 25:75 to complete the irrigation projects,” said Minister for Water Resources Girish Mahajan in the legislative assembly.

Cabinet nod for DNA regulator, accession to WIPO treaties

The proposed legislation will enable cross-matching of DNA of persons reported missing and unidentified dead bodies found in the country, and also for establishing the identity of victims during mass disasters. 

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List of decisions taken by the Union Cabinet today

The Cabinet approved the extension of the term of the committee constituted to examine the issue of sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes in the central list.

Union Cabinet nod to hike Members of Parliament's allowances

The remuneration of an MP includes a basic salary of Rs 50,000 per month and Rs 45,000 as constituency allowance, apart from other perks. The Centre spends around Rs 2.7 lakh a month on an MP.

Full list: FDI amendments cleared by Union Cabinet today

Here's the full list of FDI amendments approved by Union Cabinet today

Cabinet nod for Rs 6,809-crore Zojila tunnel project connecting Jammu and Kashmir with Ladakh

Situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway, the pass remains closed during winters (December to April). Heavy snowfall and avalanches cut off Leh-Ladakh region from Kashmir.

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Instant triple talaq a crime now: here are five things to know about ordinance approved by cabinet

The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the government's ordinance.

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