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The Union Council of Ministers is the principal executive organ of the Government of India, which functions as the senior decision-making body of the executive branch. It is chaired by the prime minister and consists of the heads of each of the executive government ministries. Currently, the council is headed by prime minister Narendra Modi and consists of 29 members, including the prime minister. The council is subject to the Parliament of India.

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Andhra Pradesh elections: Voting to take place for 25 Lok Sabha, 175 assembly seats

Andhra Pradesh gears up for elections with YSRCP, TDP, and Janasena in close competition. Notable figures like PM Modi and Union Ministers actively campaign. Siblings contest for seats, while Election..
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DNA Exclusive: Check LSS score of Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP candidate from Madhya Pradesh's Guna constituency

Switching sides to the BJP in 2020, Jyotiraditya quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Rajya Sabha member and even securing a spot in the Union Cabinet with the Civil Aviation portfolio
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'Country is safe, moving towards prosperity under PM Modi': Piyush Goyal

Asserting that the opposition has fallen short, Union Minister and BJP's candidate for the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency, Piyush Goyal, emphasized that the nation is secure and progressing..
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari collapses due to heat during rally in Maharashtra

During his whirlwind tour of Vidarbha for the second-phase campaign, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari collapsed briefly on the dais while addressing a rally in Pusad, Yavatmal-Washim..
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Chirag uncle cries foul, quits Union Cabinet

Pashupati Kumar Paras resigns as food processing minister, citing BJP's RLJP injustice post NDA's Bihar seat sharing exclusion. Sole ally appreciates PM as a big leader.
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Over 1 crore households registered under rooftop solar scheme for free electricity: PM Modi

PM Modi praised 1 crore households enrolling in 'PM-Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana'. The scheme promises major power cost reductions and was approved by the Union Cabinet with a budget of Rs 75,021..
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PM Modi chairs Council of Ministers' meet brainstorm over 'Viksit Bharat' vision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a day-long meeting of his Council of Ministers as they brainstormed over the vision document for "Viksit Bharat: 2047" and a detailed action plan for the..
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PM Modi to chair Council of Ministers meet today ahead of LS polls

As the Election Commission evaluates the preparedness of various states for the Lok Sabha elections, the timing of the meeting becomes more crucial.
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Farmers protest: Talks with Centre yield no breakthrough, farmers adamant on MSP demand, next meet on Sunday

Union Ministers and the farmer leaders ended in a stalemate, with no common ground in sight, the next round of the talks will take place on Sunday.
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BJP releases second list of candidates for upcoming Rajya Sabha Biennial Elections

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will contest from Odisha. The Union Minister is likely to get the support of the BJD.
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PM Modi 'Jan Nayak', catalyst of new era: Cabinet's Mandir resolution

Union Cabinet on Wednesday hailed the 'pran pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram temple and congratulated PM Modi for "heralding a new era" by boosting the nation's morale and its "cultural..
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Govt determined to connect holy city of Ayodhya with world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails the Union Cabinet's approval to name Ayodhya airport as 'Maharishi Valmiki International Airport, Ayodhyadham'. The move is a tribute to Maharishi Valmiki. Modi..
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MoU between India, USAID/India to help Railways achieve net-zero carbon emission gets Cabinet nod

The Union Cabinet approves an MoU between India and USAID/India to help the Indian Railways achieve net-zero carbon emission by 2030. The MoU facilitates utility modernisation, advanced energy..
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Union Cabinet nod for migration, mobility pact with Italy inked in November


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Union Cabinet approves construction of new 4.56 km long bridge on river Ganga in Bihar

The Union Cabinet approves the construction of a new 6-lane bridge on the river Ganga, connecting Digha and Sonepur in Bihar. The project cost is estimated at Rs 3,064.45 crore. The bridge will improve..
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Kapil Sibal says 90 per cent provisions of three criminal bills same as existing laws

Former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said that the three criminal bills that aim to replace Britsh-era IPC, CrPC and Indian Evidence Act have provisions which are 90 pc same as the existing..
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MP CM Mohan Yadav congratulates all BJP leaders sworn in as ministers

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav congratulates BJP MLAs on their induction in the state cabinet expansion. The entire state is moving forward with unity towards the dream of Golden Madhya..
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India and US forge 'Innovation Handshake' to boost startup ecosystems

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and the United States to enhance innovation ecosystems. This partnership aims to connect the startup..
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'Congress leadership dedicated to corruption': Union Minister Smriti Irani

​ Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani Saturday compared the Congress party with the BJP and said that on one hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to make every family prosperous, while..
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World recognizes that there's no option but to come to India for a large demand: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, speaking at the 23rd Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Excellence Honours, emphasized the need for deeper engagement with India due to its substantial demand. He..
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Submit bids for green hydrogen, electrolyser manufacturing projects under SIGHT Scheme by December 12: R K Singh

The last date to submit bids for green hydrogen and electrolyser manufacturing projects under the government's SIGHT Scheme ends on December 12, Parliament was informed on Thursday. In January 2023,..
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Who is Sunil Kanugolu, man who led Congress' victory in Telangana Assembly Elections 2023?

Kanugolu was largely credited for shaping the Congress' win in Karnataka and was later accorded Cabinet rank in the Siddaramaiah government.
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3 more years for fast-track courts trying rape and Pocso cases

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved continuation of the fast track special courts scheme for the next three years, till March 2026, for expeditious disposal of rape and Protection of Children from..
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'Congress, BRS distributing money and liquor in Telangana', BJP's G Kishan Reddy alleges

Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party Telangana President, G Kishan Reddy has alleged that the opposition parties like Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) have been distributing money and..
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Birsa Munda birth anniversary: PM Modi visits Birsa Munda Memorial Park and Museum in Ranchi

Recognising the immense contributions of Birsa Munda, the Union Cabinet declared November 15 as 'Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas' on November 10, 2021.
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‘Bharat’ in place of ‘India’ used in railway minister’s proposal to Union Cabinet

The Indian government's railway ministry proposal to the Union Cabinet has replaced the word "India" with "Bharat" throughout its content, in line with the Narendra Modi administration's preference for..
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Now, Union Cabinet too opts for 'Bharat' instead of 'India'

"Bharat" gains momentum as a proposal to the cnion Cabinet replaces "India" entirely, aligning with the Modi administration's preference for the country's nomenclature. This marks the first Cabinet..
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'PM-eBus Sewa': Tender for about 3,000 buses likely to be issued next week

The Indian Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is set to issue a tender for approximately 3,000 electric buses as part of the 'PM-eBus Sewa' scheme. The scheme, approved by the Union Cabinet in..
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PM Narendra Modi hails Cabinet nod to Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project's inclusion under PMKSY-AIBP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised the Union Cabinet's approval of the inclusion of the Jamrani Dam Multipurpose Project in Uttarakhand under the accelerated irrigation benefit program. The..
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Kanimozhi denounces Smiriti Irani's remark on Global Hunger Index

DMK Parliamentarian Kanimozhi criticized Union Minister Smriti Irani's comments on the Global Hunger Index, saying it raises doubts about the government's ability to tackle malnutrition and related..
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Swaminathan driving force behind Green Revolution, guided nation towards achieving food security: Union ministers

MS Swaminathan was the driving force behind India's Green Revolution and his contribution in the field of the agriculture sector guided the nation towards achieving food security, senior Union..
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Pending for 27 years, Women's Reservation Bill finally cleared: How can it change course of history?

The historic decision to pass the Women's Reservation Bill was taken by the Union Cabinet yesterday, during the Special Session of the Parliament.
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Big decision by Modi government as Cabinet approves Women's Reservation Bill

Union Cabinet on Monday approved the women's reservation bill, Minister of State Prahlad Singh Patel said.
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Union Cabinet passes resolution praising PM Modi for success of G20 Summit

Union Cabinet on Wednesday passed a resolution praising Prime Minister Narnedra Modi for making the G20 Summit a huge success, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said. Briefing media..
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Govt approves 75 lakh free LPG connections under Ujjwala scheme

The government approved the allocation of Rs 1,650 crore to oil marketing companies to implement a scheme that aims to provide 75 lakh LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The..
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Govt approves Rs 3,760 cr viability gap fund to promote battery energy storage system

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Cabinet calls Moon mission success sign of India’s progress

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Union Cabinet adopts resolution hailing soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday adopted a resolution hailing the soft-landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface, saying the success of the mission is a victory not just for the ISRO but a symbol of..
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Union Cabinet approves cutting LPG prices under Ujjwala Scheme by Rs. 200 per cylinder: Sources


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'60,000 people living in shelter camps, don't want such cooperation from Manipur CM': Congress MP Gogoi

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Wednesday hit out at Union Minister Amit Shah over his statement on Manipur Chief Minister, asking 'which kind of cooperation, N Biren Singh is providing to the Centre'.
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We challenge you to furnish details of Union ministers' visit to Manipur in last 97 days: Cong slams Rijiju

The Congress on Tuesday hit out at Union minister Rijiju over his remark that the PM has directed ministers to visit the northeast every 15 days, challenging him to furnish details of the visits...
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'Who gave swords, weapons to religious yatris?': Union Minister's stern remark on Haryana violence

Union MoS Rao Inderjit Singh issued a stern statement against the Haryana violence sparked by the communal tensions in Nuh district.
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Union Cabinet clears Bill to replace Delhi services ordinance: Sources

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a Bill -- to replace its Delhi services ordinance -- that will empower the Centre to create an authority for transfer and posting of Group-A officers in the Delhi..
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Union Cabinet clears Digital Personal Data Protection Bill


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Govt estimates Rs 880 lakh crore investment in infra by 2047 for high growth

To push China like infrastructure development and financial growth, India will need Rs 845-880 lakh crore investment between 2023 and 2047, according to an estimate presented to the Council of..
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From infrastructure to budget size, PM Modi asks Council of Ministers to inform people about govt's development works

The prime minister chaired a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers at the newly built convention centre at the Pragati Maidan, which will host the G20 summit in September.
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PM Modi chairs meeting of Council of Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Pragati Maidan Convention Centre in the national capital.Sources said some ministries are expected to present a..
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PM Modi to chair meeting of Council of Ministers today amid Cabinet reshuffle buzz before 2024 Lok Sabha polls

BJP sources have been indicating that allies will be given representation in the Cabinet whenever Modi decides to go in for a rejig in his Council of Ministers.
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Union Cabinet approves increased MSP for Kharif crops

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved increased Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops for marketing season 2023-24. "This move is to ensure remunerative prices to growers for their produce and..
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Delhi to Ghaziabad, Noida travel time reduce; new 6-lane highway to improve Noida International Airport connectivity

According to the Union Minister, this highway would act as the main thoroughfare for traffic between Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
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