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Council of Ministers of Modi 2.0 govt to hold first meeting today; PM likely to outline Centre's roadmap
India

Council of Ministers of Modi 2.0 govt to hold first meeting today; PM likely to outline Centre's roadmap

The first meeting of the new council of ministers will be held on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to outline the roadmap of his government, sources said on Tuesday.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Home ministry regains centrality, free bus, metro rides in Delhi, Hrithik Roshan in Super 30; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Home ministry regains centrality, free bus, metro rides in Delhi, Hrithik Roshan in Super 30; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Amit Shah and Home Ministry, free bus, metro rides in Delhi, Hrithik Roshan in Super 30; today's must-read stories

Govt will bring bill to ban triple talaq again in Parliament, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

Govt will bring bill to ban triple talaq again in Parliament, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government will bring a bill to ban the practice of instant triple talaq again in Parliament, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday.

Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to assume office today, GDP at 5-yr low, unemployment at a 45-yr high; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh to assume office today, GDP at 5-yr low, unemployment at a 45-yr high; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Two of the pillars of the Narendra Modi 2.0 government, Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh will formally assume offices today, gunman kills 12 in US' Virginia Beach, and more

New NDA govt approves extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in first Cabinet meeting
Business

New NDA govt approves extension of PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in first Cabinet meeting

Fulfilling its poll promise, the Modi 2.0 government approved a proposal to extend the benefit of Rs 6,000 per year under the PM-KISAN scheme to all farmers in the country

Narendra Modi's Cabinet and Union council of ministers to meet today to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha
Politics

Narendra Modi's Cabinet and Union council of ministers to meet today to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha

The Union Cabinet is scheduled to meet on Friday to pass a resolution on the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. Also, the Parliamentary Board of BJP will meet today in the evening while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the party workers here at 5.30 pm. Council of Ministers meeting will also be held on Friday

Start recruitment process, UGC tells universities after Cabinet clears ordinance to restore 200-point roster
India

Start recruitment process, UGC tells universities after Cabinet clears ordinance to restore 200-point roster

"Following the promulgation of the ordinance, the universities are directed to start recruitment process immediately," the UGC said in a letter to university vice-chancellors.

Cabinet likely to clear Rs 10,000 cr FAME II scheme for promotion of electric, hybrid vehicles tomorrow
Business

Cabinet likely to clear Rs 10,000 cr FAME II scheme for promotion of electric, hybrid vehicles tomorrow

The Union Cabinet is likely to clear on Thursday a Rs 10,000-crore programme under the FAME-II scheme for promotion of electric and hybrid vehicles

Triple talaq ordinance greenlit by President Ram Nath Kovind two days after Cabinet nod
India

Triple talaq ordinance greenlit by President Ram Nath Kovind two days after Cabinet nod

The Triple Talaq ordinance was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, two days after it got a Cabinet nod

Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address
World

Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address

When Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address, he'll be surrounded by reminders of the 2018 elections that delivered Democrats the House majority and a record number of women to Congress

Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insurance
Business

Cabinet may announce relief package for farmers before interim budget; plan includes waiving premium for crop insurance

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh had recently indicated that the government would announce an agriculture package before the 2019-20 budget. The NDA government will present an interim budget on 1 February.

Finance secretary Ajay Narayan Jha gets one-month extension; appointed member of 15th Finance Commission
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Finance secretary Ajay Narayan Jha gets one-month extension; appointed member of 15th Finance Commission

The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service of Jha, finance secretary and secretary, department of expenditure, for a period of one month beyond his superannuation

Cabinet approves setting up of three new AIIMS in Jammu, Kashmir and Gujarat regions at a total cost of Rs 4,684 crore
India

Cabinet approves setting up of three new AIIMS in Jammu, Kashmir and Gujarat regions at a total cost of Rs 4,684 crore

With an aim to expand the outreach of quality health care to the remote corners of the nation, the Union Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal for establishing three new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) including one each for Jammu and Kashmir region and one at Gujarat.

Cabinet clears merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda
Business

Cabinet clears merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda

The government on Wednesday approved the merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB) to make it a globally competitive lender.

Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill which bans commercial surrogacy; single parents, same-sex couples not entitled
India

Lok Sabha passes 'historic' bill which bans commercial surrogacy; single parents, same-sex couples not entitled

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 that prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows close relatives to act as surrogates to needy infertile couples for "altruistic" reasons.

National Pension Scheme bonanza: Cabinet raises government contribution to NPS to 14 percent of basic salary
Business

National Pension Scheme bonanza: Cabinet raises government contribution to NPS to 14 percent of basic salary

In a bonanza for government employees, the Cabinet on Thursday raised the government's contribution to National Pension Scheme (NPS) to 14 per cent of basic salary from the current 10 per cent, sources said

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs okays Rs 7,522 cr fund for creating infrastructure for fisheries sector
Business

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs okays Rs 7,522 cr fund for creating infrastructure for fisheries sector

The government aims to achieve a sustainable growth of 8-9 percent, so that fish production reaches to the level of about 20 million tonnes by 2022-23.

Cabinet approves Adjudicating Authority for speedy disposal of benami transactions cases
Business

Cabinet approves Adjudicating Authority for speedy disposal of benami transactions cases

Benami transaction refers transactions made in a fictitious name, or the owner is not aware of the ownership of the property, or the person paying for the property is not traceable.

Bullying, harassment rife in UK Parliament, claims report; House of Commons says efforts ongoing to 'improve internal processes'
World

Bullying, harassment rife in UK Parliament, claims report; House of Commons says efforts ongoing to 'improve internal processes'

Britain’s House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been “tolerated and concealed,” an independent inquiry reported on Monday.

Union Cabinet nod to pact for mutual cooperation with Russia in highways sector; MoU will be signed during Putin's visit
India

Union Cabinet nod to pact for mutual cooperation with Russia in highways sector; MoU will be signed during Putin's visit

In order to develop and establish formal platform for cooperation in the transport and highways sector, the MoU has jointly been negotiated and finalised by both countries.