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Union Cabinet approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab

Union Cabinet approves Shahpurkandi Dam project on river Ravi in Punjab

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the implementation of the Shahpurkandi Dam Project, Punjab on river Ravi. For this, central assistance of Rs. 485.38 crore (for irrigation component) would be provided over five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23, the Centre said on Thursday. It is believed that implementation of this

Death penalty for rapists of children below 12 years

Death penalty for rapists of children below 12 years

Death penalty for rapists of children below 12 years. The Centre on Saturday approved the ordinance to award death sentence to the rapists of children below the age of 12. Following a meeting of the Union Cabinet here, the government cleared the amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.In the wake

President Kovind accepts resignation of two TDP leaders

President Kovind accepts resignation of two TDP leaders. President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday accepted the resignations of TDP leaders Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y.S. Chowdary from the Union Cabinet. The President accepted the resignation of Union Aviation Minister Raju and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Chowdar after being

Triple Talaq Bill passed by Cabinet

Triple Talaq Bill passed by Cabinet

Triple Talaq Bill passed by Cabinet: The Center cabinet cleared Triple Talaq Bill. The bill will be presented next week in the parliament. The Medical Commission got permission in Cabinet meeting.Earlier on friday A bill on Triple Talaq was cleared by the Union Cabinet, ahead of it being taken up in the Winter Session of Parliament.

11,000 youngsters to vote first time in Ludhiana

Only 24,000 overseas Indians have registered as voters

Only 24,000 overseas Indians have registered as voters. A little over 24,000 overseas Indians, who are entitled to cast their ballot in India, have registered themselves as voters. Now, in a bid to attract more such Indian citizens living abroad to become voters here, the Election Commission has launched a portal which allows them to

Government to scrap no-detention policy in schools

The Government will scrap the no-detention police in the schools through out the country. The union cabinet has approved the scrapping off the no-detention policy till the 8th standard.  An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education Amendment Bill. This would allow the states to hold back

Cabinet May Consider Rs. 17,000 Crore Hydro Power Policy This Month

The Union Cabinet may take up for approval this month the hydro-power policy which aims to provide Rs 16,709 crore support for stalled 40 hydel projects, entailing 11,639 MW capacity, and to classify all such ventures as renewable energy. “Power Ministry had finalised the policy last month and sent to the Finance Ministry for vetting

Narendra Modi gift for 47 lakh Central Government Employees

Narendra Modi gift for 47 lakh Central Government Employees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a huge gift to around 47 lakh central employees of the country only after coming back from three-country travel. The Union Cabinet today approved the change in other allowances, including the HRA, equivalent to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.Several benefits have increased. After the cabinet meeting, Finance

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India-Australia to sign pact on terror cooperation

India and Australia will soon sign a pact on cooperation in combating international terrorism and transnational organised crime as the government gave its nod to it today. A meeting of the Union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave approval to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Australia on cooperation in combating

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Clarifications on Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 issued

The Union Government has notified the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 and the provisions of the Amendment Act have come into force with effect from April 1, 2017, except those relating to crèche facility {Section 4(1)} which would come into force from July 1, 2017.Official Spokesperson of the Punjab Government disclosing here said that written

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Cabinet expansion tomorrow, to have UP, Dalit tilt 

New Delhi: An expansion and reshuffle of the Modi government will take place tomorrow with a dalit tilt in the exercise possibly eyeing the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh next year. Prominent among the names doing the rounds for induction include  Anupriya Patel, an OBC Lok Sabha member belonging to ally  Apna Dal, and a

Union Cabinet recommends revocation of President’s rule 

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today recommended revocation of President’s rule in Uttarakhand soon after the Supreme Court put its stamp on the floor test in the Assembly won by Harish Rawat yesterday and directed that he be reinstated. The Cabinet met briefly at Parliament House at around 12.45 PM after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi