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Cabinet approves an IIM for Jammu

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment and operation of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Jammu at a cost of nearly Rs 62 crore.The cabinet meeting here was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 20th IIM of the country will function from a temporary campus at Old Government College

Cabinet approves amendments to HIV, AIDS Bill

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday here approved amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which was drafted to safeguard the rights of people living with and affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The provisions of the bill seek to address

Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

New Delhi: In a major overhaul, the Cabinet today approved advancing presentation of the annual Budget by a month, scrapped over nine-decade old tradition of having a separate Railway Budget and removed classifications for expenditure to make the exercise simpler. With a view to get all the legislative approvals for the annual spending and tax

Cabinet approves surrogacy regulation bill

New Delhi: Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Surrogacy Regulation bill, 2016, which aims to regulate surrogacy and safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, briefing the media, said the bill aims to curb commercial surrogacy in the

Arunachal Cabinet approves special Assembly session

Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has approved summoning of a ‘special’ session of the state Assembly to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for its implementation in the State. However, the date for the session was not finalized. The Cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Pema Khandu here

IOC approves five new sports for Tokyo 2020

Rio De Janeiro: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved five new sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, comprising baseball and softball, karate, skateboard, sports climbing and surfing. The decision taken on Wednesday by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro underlined the top sports organisation’s effort to attract more participation, Xinhua news

Breaking- Cabinet approves increase in MSP of pulses by Rs 425 to Rs 5,000-5,225 per quintal

Chandigarh: Cabinet approves increase in MSP of pulses by Rs 425 to Rs 5,000-5,225 per quintal for 2016-17 kharif

Italy approves same-sex marriage

Rome: The Italian parliament has approved same-sex marriages in a confidence vote, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law. After the approval on Wednesday, landmarks across Rome from the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain lit up in colours of the rainbow, representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender – LGBT community, to celebrate the