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18 July, 2018 7:04 PM Cabinet Nod To Bill For Death Penalty For Rape Of Girl Below 12 Years

A bill, which provides for stringent punishment including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, will be introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which began on Wednesday. The decision was taken today at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad 34

17 July, 2018 4:51 PM Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe Reappointed AICTE Chairman

The central government has renewed the appointment of Prof D Sahasrabudhe as the chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The union government has renewed the appointment of Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe as the chairman of the tenchical and professional education regulator All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Prof. Sahasrabudhe 37

13 July, 2018 2:03 AM Donald Trump Blasts UK PM's Brexit Plan, Says It Puts Trade Deal In Doubt

A trade deal with the US is one of the main aims of Brexit supporters within May's party, who are concerned that she is making too many concessions to the EU. US President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if it went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in a damaging 57

4 July, 2018 8:39 AM BJP Welcomes Court's Verdict But Asks AAP To "Shun Full Statehood Demand"

BJP lawmaker Vijender Gupta said the top court verdict today has directed the AAP government to follow the law and it is expected that they will do so. The Delhi BJP has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the power tussle involving the office of Lieutenant Governor and the AAP government, and said the ruling party should now shun its "political demand" 45

4 July, 2018 7:13 AM Cabinet approves proposal to raise minimum support price for kharif crops

The Union Cabinet has today approved the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, just ahead of the 2019 general elections. The move is in line with the government's announcement in the Union Budget of increasing MSP by 1.5 times of the production cost for Kharif crops. The Cabinet will brief the media about the development at 1.30 pm today 47

25 June, 2018 5:43 PM In-principle nod for Metro in Agra, Kanpur, Meerut, Bhopal and Indore

Delhi Metro Phase IV also approved; Metro rail systems to be standardised The Finance Ministry has given in-principle approval for new Metro projects in Agra, Kanpur, Meerut, Bhopal and Indore, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Phase IV of the Delhi Metro and the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System 60

19 June, 2018 7:07 PM Panel to study demands of inclusion in SC, ST list

Minister parries query on similarity with Manjunatha panel The State Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to constitute a Commission to study the demands of various communities for a change in their social status. The Commission is in addition to the Backward Classes (BC) Commission headed by Justice Manjunatha which did a similar exercise recently 76

13 June, 2018 5:12 PM National Dam Safety Authority in the works

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a proposal for introduction of the Dam Safety Bill, 2018 in Parliament. The Bill envisages a National Dam Safety Authority, which will liaise with State-level dam safety organisations and the owners of dams for standardising safety-related data and practices. The NDSA will investigate 56

13 June, 2018 1:26 PM HDFC Bank gets Cabinet nod to raise Rs 24,000 crore as FDI

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved foreign direct investment (FDI) worth Rs 24,000 crore for HDFC Bank. This is including the premium, over and above the previous approved limit of Rs 10,000 crore, such that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank shall not exceed 74 percent of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank, said Finance 39

10 June, 2018 1:02 PM Tejashwi Yadav Invites Union Minister To Ditch NDA. Gets Swift Response

RJD leader and Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi Yadav today said the NDA is giving "step-motherly treatment" to Union minister Upendra Kushwaha. Patna: After days of dropping hints, Bihar's opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav issued an open invitation to Union minister Upendra Kushwaha to quit the NDA and join hands with the opposition. The overture, however 50