PM Modi's Cabinet 2.0: The Mix and the Message
Nov 10, 2014
Wednesday December 17, 2014
The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax or GST, paving the way for tabling of the new legislation in the current session of Parliament.
Tuesday December 16, 2014
With states on board, the Cabinet is now likely to approve the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax or GST on Wednesday, paving the way for tabling of the new legislation in the current session of Parliament.
India | Sandeep Phukan | Saturday December 13, 2014
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today appointed a new party chief for Assam. But her choice, Anjan Dutta, a former transport minister in the Gogoi Cabinet, could raise eyebrows as the Assam politician might be embroiled in the multi-crore Saradha chi...
Monday December 8, 2014
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday notified the government's decision to increase foreign investment ceiling in defence and permitting 100 per cent FDI in railways infrastructure.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday December 5, 2014
The BJP and Shiv Sena leaders who were sworn in today during the expansion of Devendra Fadnavis ministry include some who have been ministers in the past and some new faces.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Friday December 5, 2014
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today expanded his Council of Ministers to include the Shiv Sena, which returns as the BJP's ally in the state after a brief parting. 20 new ministers were sworn in today.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The government today cleared a Bill on coal block auctions to replace an ordinance that was promulgated to begin auction of coal mines that were cancelled by the Supreme Court.
Tuesday December 2, 2014
Within months of the new Companies Act coming into force, the government on Tuesday cleared a slew of changes to this law to make it easier for corporates to do business and to ensure severe punishment for those raising illegal deposits from the publ...
Friday November 28, 2014
The Motor Vehicles Bill will soon be sent to the Cabinet and government is planning to introduce it in Parliament during the ongoing winter session, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 28, 2014
Joaquim Levy, Brazil's new finance minister, is an economist and banking executive widely seen as pro-market, hawkish and orthodox, earning him the nickname "Scissorhands" for his steely budgetary management.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 24, 2014
Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting on Monday, with the military retaining powerful posts three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.
World | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, aims to tighten his control over a potentially unruly cabinet with the introduction next month of a "kitchen cabinet" of trusted aides to help him push through reforms in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
India | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Wednesday November 19, 2014
Bihar has seven ministers in the Prime Minister's new expanded cabinet- and none of them will be allowed to enter their home state if its share of central funding is reduced - that was the curt warning issued today by Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram ...
India | Written by Kashish | Friday November 14, 2014
In 12 days from now, a forgery case will come up for hearing against Professor RS Katheria, who was sworn in as the new junior minister for education in the Narendra Modi cabinet on Sunday. He is charged with forging two marksheets to land a teaching...
Press Trust of India | Thursday November 13, 2014
Sources said that creation of this new band would also facilitate release of around 150MHz of spectrum by the Defence Ministry in 1700-2000MHz band.
India | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava; Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday November 11, 2014
A day after 21 new ministers read their oaths of office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi read out the rule book to them, listing the conduct he expects with a specific focus on the winter session of Parliament beginning later this month.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday November 11, 2014
A day after taking oath, most of the new ministers of the Narendra Modi government took charge of their ministries on Monday. Here's what they said:
India | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday November 11, 2014
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday rubbished as "baseless," a series of allegations made by the opposition Congress against several new ministers inducted into the Narendra Modi cabinet, and hit back with a taunt.
India | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday November 10, 2014
The Congress questioned the appointments of several ministers in Team Modi a day after the Prime Minister inducted 21 ministers into his cabinet. Speaking at a special briefing today, party's communication chief Ajay Maken said, "The Prime Minister i...
India | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Tuesday November 11, 2014
India's new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has promised a "transparent and fast" weapons acquisition process and is bullish about "Make in India" in the sector.