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US midterm elections: What control of the Senate means for Joe Biden and the Democrats
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US midterm elections: What control of the Senate means for Joe Biden and the Democrats

The Democrats' continued control of the US Senate is not merely a symbolic victory for Joe Biden. The win makes it easier for the president to fill any US Supreme Court vacancies that arise. It also enables the Democrats to tamp down Republican investigations into the administration

Cabinet decision shows govt's commitment to celebrate vibrant cultural traditions of Northeast: PM
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Cabinet decision shows govt's commitment to celebrate vibrant cultural traditions of Northeast: PM

PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Cabinet's decision to name the new airport in Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh as Donyi Polo Airport

Cabinet approves Rs 27,360 crore centrally sponsored PM SHRI scheme under which over 14,500 schools will be upgraded
India

Cabinet approves Rs 27,360 crore centrally sponsored PM SHRI scheme under which over 14,500 schools will be upgraded

The scheme, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 September on the occasion of Teachers Day, will seek to strengthen existing schools from amongst those managed by the Central and state governments, as well as local bodies

Cabinet clears long-term leasing of railway land for PM Gati Shakti programme, 300 cargo terminals to set up in 5 years
India

Cabinet clears long-term leasing of railway land for PM Gati Shakti programme, 300 cargo terminals to set up in 5 years

The new policy will help provide land lease for a longer period of up to 35 years as against five years at present, Union Minister Anurag Thakur told the media after the cabinet meeting

Kochi Metro Rail Project Phase-II gets Cabinet's approval
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Kochi Metro Rail Project Phase-II gets Cabinet's approval

The length of Phase II of Kochi Metro Rail Project will be of 11.17 Km and have 11 stations. The total cost will be of Rs 1,957.05 crore

Centre puts restrictions on wheat flour export to curb rising prices in domestic market
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Centre puts restrictions on wheat flour export to curb rising prices in domestic market

The decision to restrict export of wheat flour was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi

Cabinet approves interest subvention of 1.5% on short term agriculture loans up to Rs 3 lakh
India

Cabinet approves interest subvention of 1.5% on short term agriculture loans up to Rs 3 lakh

The government said that the interest subvention support requires additional budgetary provisions of Rs 34,856 crore for the period of 2022-23 to 2024-25 under the scheme

Not thought about meeting BJP high command during Delhi visit, says Basavaraj Bommai amid pressure to rejig Cabinet
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Not thought about meeting BJP high command during Delhi visit, says Basavaraj Bommai amid pressure to rejig Cabinet

Some legislators have even been advocating a Gujarat-like overhaul of the Karnataka Cabinet soon, to make way for new faces ahead of the Assembly elections

Cabinet approves financial support of Rs 820 crore for India Post Payments Bank
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Cabinet approves financial support of Rs 820 crore for India Post Payments Bank

The monetary aid will help state-run payments bank to penetrate deeper into the country, especially in the rural area and work towards financial inclusion

Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif to unveil new Cabinet today: Report
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Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif to unveil new Cabinet today: Report

Pakistan's Parliament elected Sharif, president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), as the new prime minister after the ouster of Imran Khan through a no-trust vote

Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock
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Imran Khan's party leader says ousted Pakistan PM didn't approach Army to end deadlock

Shireen Mazari, who was the human rights minister in the previous Cabinet, took to twitter to make a counter claim that it was actually the military that sought a meeting with Khan through defence minister Pervez Khattak.

Sri Lanka economic crisis: New Cabinet to be sworn in as government tries to tackle public anger
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Sri Lanka economic crisis: New Cabinet to be sworn in as government tries to tackle public anger

The country is grappling with what is said to be its worst economic crisis since independence from the UK in 1948. It is caused in part by a lack of foreign currency, which is used to pay for fuel imports

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra appointed chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation
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BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra appointed chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also continued the tenure of 1990 batch IAS officer Ganji Kamala V. Rao to the post of MD, ITDC

Union Cabinet approves proposal to repeal all three farm laws
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Union Cabinet approves proposal to repeal all three farm laws

The government of India has listed 'The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021' in the legislative business to be taken up in Lok Sabha during the winter session of Parliament beginning 29 November

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot allocates portfolios to ministers, retains home and finance
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot allocates portfolios to ministers, retains home and finance

Twelve new ministers were inducted and three ministers of state were elevated to cabinet rank at the recent cabinet reshuffle of Rajasthan government

Empowering women central to BJP policy, says JP Nadda
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Empowering women central to BJP policy, says JP Nadda

Nadda said recognition of women's merit and bringing them at par with men is evident in the way PM Modi has given key portfolios to women

Taliban announce list of deputy ministers without naming any women, doubling down on all-male govt
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Taliban announce list of deputy ministers without naming any women, doubling down on all-male govt

The list was presented by government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a news conference in the Afghan capital, Kabul

From Gul Agha to Sadr Ibrahim, Taliban adds slew of 'familiar faces' to its Cabinet
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From Gul Agha to Sadr Ibrahim, Taliban adds slew of 'familiar faces' to its Cabinet

The group appointed Gul Agha as finance minister, Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir as defence minister and Sadr Ibrahim as be acting interior minister

Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's tenure extended for a year
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Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's tenure extended for a year

Bhalla was scheduled to retire in November 2020 after completing 60 years of superannuation. But his tenure was extended to August 22, 2021

Babul Supriyo quits politics; says won't have to deal with 'uncouth comments' anymore
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Babul Supriyo quits politics; says won't have to deal with 'uncouth comments' anymore

In a social media post, singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo also said that he had differences with the state BJP leadership since his unsuccessful Assembly poll campaign