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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.


'Anything can happen in cricket and politics': Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

However, the Union Minister clarified that he was not aware of the detailed politics in Maharashtra as he had just arrived from Delhi.
DNA - Published

President's rule imposed in Maharashtra amid political impasse

President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra on Tuesday evening amid a stalemate over government formation after the assembly polls last month. The Union Cabinet had earlier in the day recommended..
IndiaTimes - Published

As parties hold talks, Union Cabinet recommends President's rule in Maharashtra

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended President's rule in Maharashtra even as top leaders from the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena held a flurry of consultations in a bid to tot up the numbers and..
IndiaTimes - Published

BREAKING: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant resigns from Union Minister post

Earlier, the NCP had told the Shiv Sena that they had to completely sever its ties with the BJP if they wanted to form a government in Maharashtra with the NCP.
DNA - Published

Ravi Shankar Prasad asks BSNL/MTNL to start dialogue with staff on VRS

The Union Cabinet had last month approved a revival package for BSNL and MTNL which includes a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for their staff. The aim is to reduce the employee cost of the two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Increase in MSP, merger of MTNL with BSNL among major decisions of cabinet

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday took five major decisions including ownership rights to 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies in Delhi, reform in petroleum sector, cadre review of ITBP..
IndiaTimes - Published

'But Pakistan is Pakistan': Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Islamabad for stopping postal service

The Union Minister said that Pakistan took the decision to halt postal service from India without providing any prior notice.
DNA - Published

BJP will break all previous records in Maharashtra by winning more than 222 seats: Prakash Javadekar

Speaking to ANI, Javadekar said, "Not just 220, we will cross 222 seats this time in Maharashtra. The Congress had won 222 seats once but we are going to break this record and form an even stronger..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Hypocritical, heartless machines': Salman Khurshid answers critics who panned him for 'Rahul Gandhi walked away' remark

"I have been taught to be a Congress soldier, not to be a coward," the former Union Minister said.
DNA - Published

'When necessary, BJP will fight elections alone in Bihar': Giriraj Singh

Speaking to reporters, the Union Minister said that he is not a candidate for chief minister's post in the state and now the time has come for him to retire from politics.
DNA - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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.
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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...
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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

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