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The Union Council of Ministers exercises executive authority in the Republic of India. It consists of senior ministers, called 'cabinet ministers', junior ministers, called 'ministers of state' and, rarely, deputy ministers.


Work on J&K projects, PM Modi tells ministers

It was the first meeting of the Council of Ministers after the government's decision to repeal Article 370 in the state and reorganise the state into two Union Territories.
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Govt to launch campaign against single-use plastic

Sharing the details with the Union Cabinet in the council of ministers' meeting, secretary drinking water and Sanitation Parameswaran Iyer informed that the campaign will be held in three phases. In..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet approves 75 new medical colleges, to add 15,700 MBBS seats by 2022

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced that the cabinet has approved 75 new medical colleges to be established in the country by the year 2022, which will create an additional 15,700..
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Cabinet eases FDI rules for single brand retail; OKs 100% foreign investment in contract manufacturing,coal mining

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal said 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI)..
IndiaTimes - Published

'My constituency Wayanad among worst flood-affected': Rahul pens open letter to Union Ministers, seeks help

Rahul went on to share that during his recent visit to Wayanad, he "received representations regarding setting up medical relief camps staffed by health specialists in Nilambur."
DNA - Published

Reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers: Rajnath Singh tells IAF

While speaking at the seminar on 'Modernization and Indigenization Plans of Indian Air Force' in New Delhi, the Union Minister said, "There is a sizeable dependency on foreign equipment manufacturers..
DNA - Published

Chad declares state of emergency in 3 regions due to security problems

Chad's Council of Ministers on Monday declared a state of emergency in three provinces amid fighting between rival ethnic groups, a government spokesman said in a statement.
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Union Cabinet pays tribute to Sushma Swaraj, says she was a distinguished leader, outstanding parliamentarian

The Union Cabinet met on Tuesday and paid tributes to former union minister Sushma Swaraj saying the country has lost a distinguished leader and an outstanding parliamentarian.
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Union Cabinet meets at PM Modi's residence

The Cabinet normally meets on every Wednesday and the reasons for convening a meeting on Monday has not been disclosed by the government yet. J&K has been on the edge following deployment of additional..
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Union Cabinet to meet on Monday morning

The Union Cabinet is scheduled to meet on Monday morning at the official residence of Prime Minister in the national capital. The meeting will take place at 9.30 am at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. Sources also..
IndiaTimes - Published

Isro will set up unit in Moscow to develop technology needed for Gaganyaan mission

To give boost to the country’s human spaceflight programme or Gaganyaan mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will set up a technical liaison unit (ITLU) in Moscow that will help..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet clears draft law to curb menace of ponzi schemes

The proposed law would address the issue of illicit deposit-taking activities, as it provides for strict action against such activities
DNA - Published

Cabinet may consider proposal seeking death for aggravated sexual assault of children

The Union Cabinet may consider a proposal seeking death penalty in cases of aggravated penetrative sexual assault of children, irrespective of gender, in its meeting on Wednesday, sources said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi 2.0 government's maiden Budget disappointing, lacks direction: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Friday termed the Union Budget as "disappointing", saying it lacked direction and had no clear purpose. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
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Nirmala Sitharaman begins presenting Union Budget

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has started presenting the Union Budget in the Parliament. Union Cabinet approved the budget ahead of its presentation in the Parliament. The first budget of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet approves higher MSP for paddy, 13 other crops

The Centre has approved an increase in MSP of 13 other crops including corn
DNA - Published

Union Cabinet moves to strengthen anti-terrorism law, agency

An amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act cleared by the Cabinet on Monday will allow individual terrorists to be included in the schedule of “banned” entities. The Cabinet also..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi introduces his Council of Ministers in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday introduced his Council of Ministers in the Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister read out the name of the ministers along with their portfolios.
IndiaTimes - Published

17th Lok Sabha begins: Parliament witnesses linguistic diversity as lawmakers take oath in mother tongue

While Prime Minister and most of the Union Ministers took oath in Hindi, many lawmakers took their oath in their mother tongue as 17th Lok Sabha commenced on Monday.
DNA - Published

Cabinet accords ex-post facto approval for extension of panel examining sub-categorisation of OBCs

The Union Cabinet Wednesday accorded ex-post facto approval for extension of term of the five-member panel examining sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by two more months.
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President rule in J&K to be extended for 6 more months

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the extension of the Central rule which has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018...
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Union Cabinet approves triple talaq bill

The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new triple talaq bill, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said. The bill will be introduced in the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha beginning on June 17...
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Cabinet may today take up bill seeking ban on triple talaq

The Union Cabinet is likely to take up the triple talaq prohibition bill on Wednesday to replace an ordinance promulgated earlier by the government.
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Cabinet may consider fresh bill to ban triple talaq tomorrow

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. If cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, the new..
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Modi 2.0: First meeting of Council of Ministers on June 12

In the meeting, discussions are likely to be held on the future course of action of the government for the next five years. Modi is expected to brief the ministers on the matter, sources added.
DNA - Published

Govt to offer extra subsidised foodgrain

Over the next few days, the Union Cabinet is expected to decide on providing additional 2 kg grains to every NFSA beneficiary on a monthly basis — a move that will increase the monthly quota to 7 kg...
IndiaTimes - Published

'Unacceptable proposal', JD(U) will never be a part of NDA-led Union Cabinet: KC Tyagi

JD(U) Secretary General and Chief Spokesperson K C Tyagi said that the decision was 'final' and that in the future also the party will never be a part of the NDA-led Union Cabinet. Party chief Nitish..
DNA - Published

Will never be a part of NDA-led Union Cabinet, says JD(U)

JD(U) secretary general and chief spokesperson K C Tyagi told ANI that the proposal of one Cabinet berth given by the NDA was unacceptable by the party, hence, they took this decision.
IndiaTimes - Published

JD(U) may join govt if there’s a substantial offer: K C Tyagi

With Bihar headed for assembly polls next year, JD(U) secretary general & chief spokesperson K C Tyagi said his party is against ‘chhota bhai, bada bhai’ approach in alliance, but will consider if..
IndiaTimes - Published

Haryana CM hails PM Modi for pension scheme to farmers, traders

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Cabinet for taking historic decisions at its first meeting in New Delhi last evening.
DNA - Published

Proud to follow in Swaraj's footsteps, says new external affairs minister Jaishankar

"My first tweet. Thank you all for the best wishes! Honoured to be given this responsibility. Proud to follow on the footsteps of @SushmaSwaraj ji," newly appointed External Affairs Minister..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet clears pension scheme for shopkeepers, traders

Five crore traders are expected to join the scheme in the next three years, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
DNA - Published

Delhi University Admissions: Queries about new EWS category dominate first 'Open Day'

In January, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi cleared 10% quota in education and government jobs to EWS, a key demand of upper castes.
DNA - Published

Union Cabinet meet: Boost for farmers, traders as new Modi government takes charge

The first meeting of the newly constituted Union cabinet of the NDA government took several key decisions. Among them were the extension of the existing PM-KISAN scheme and introduction of a pension..
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet 2019: Modi changes 40% of Ministry; debutants hog the show

In Modi's new Cabinet, one-third of the total ministers are debutants, including BJP president Amit Shah and former foreign secretary S Jaishankar
IndiaTimes - Published

Union Cabinet 2019: PM tries to accommodate most castes

Nine Brahmin leaders have found a place in the Union cabinet, including Nitin Gadkari. Three Thakur leaders also made it, including Rajnath Singh, Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Thakur and Morena MP..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP has most ministers, Andhra Pradesh gets none in Modi 2.0

Uttar Pradesh, which sent the highest number of 64 MPs from the ruling alliance to the 17th Lok Sabha, on Thursday got the biggest representation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers...
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JP Nadda emerges as likely replacement for Amit Shah as BJP president

BJP leader JP Nadda has emerged as the likely replacement for Amit Shah as the party president after he was left out of the Union Council of Ministers, which was sworn in on Thursday, according to BJP..
IndiaTimes - Published

Uttar Pradesh gets 10 central ministers, eastern UP gets lion's share

NDA's second term in office Thursday saw eastern Uttar Pradesh bagging the lion share of the ministerial berths with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself leading the pack. Modi won from Varanasi while..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ambani, Tata and other corporate honchos attend PM's oath ceremony

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani, veteran industry leader Ratan Tata, steel baron L N Mittal and Adani Group head Gautam Adani were among the who's who of corporate India present at the grand swearing-in..
DNA - Published

These MPs will be part of Modi's Cabinet again

BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, DV Sadananda Gowda, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Giriraj Singh, Babul Supriyo and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal will be sworn-in as ministers in..
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JD(U) likely to get 2 berths, Sukhbir may replace wife

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who is in the national capital for the ceremony, called on BJP chief Amit Shah as the two leaders discussed the ally’s representation in the Union..
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Sonia Gandhi, Rahul to attend PM Modi's swearing-in tomorrow

Sonia had attended Modi's swearing-in in 2014. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers.
DNA - Published

Nitish’s JD(U) & Paswan’s LJP to join Cabinet

BJP’s two allies in Bihar — JD(U) and LJP — are set to join the Narendra Modi Cabinet. LJP said it will send the name of its party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan for his induction in the Cabinet. Among..
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Narendra Modi to take oath as Prime Minister at 7 pm on May 30

The President will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of the Union Council of Ministers at 7 pm on May 30, 2019, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
DNA - Published

President Kovind appoints Modi to office of PM

Exercising powers vested in him under Article 75 (1) of the Constitution of India, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India. Kovind..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jharkhand election results 2019: Jayant Sinha leading in Hazaribagh

Union Minister and sitting BJP MP Jayant Sinha is leading by 6,486 votes against his nearest Congress rival Gopal Prasad Sahu from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat as per initial trends, officials said. In..
IndiaTimes - Published

Dhaurahra Lok Sabha constituency: Candidates for 2019 LS poll, past results, all updates

It is now interesting to see if Prasada, who was once the gen-next of the Congress party and one of the youngest Union Ministers, will be able to win back the seat.
DNA - Published

Top court takes up DA case, Mulayam Singh Yadav frets

The occasion for the Court to put the former Union Minister and his two sons - Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav - in a spot was provided by an application filed by Congress worker and lawyer Vishwanath..
DNA - Published

General Elections 2019: Union Cabinet approves notifications for 17th Lok Sabha elections

Union Cabinet approved the issuance of statutory notifications for General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019.
DNA - Published

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