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MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

29 Aug 2020

MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that all parliamentarians will be requested to get themselves tested for coronavirus, 72 hours before the monsoon session of Parliament begins.

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

31 Dec 2019

First CDS Bipin Rawat speaks on new role, his strategy

The 27th Chief of Indian Army, General Bipin Rawat, is all set to take office as India's first Chief of Defense Staff, and quite naturally the expectations from him are high.

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

24 Dec 2019

India to get first Chief of Defense Staff: Details here

In what qualifies as a historic move, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved the position of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement in his Independence Day speech.

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

05 Aug 2019

Kashmir: Amit Shah proposes to remove Article 370

Putting an end to suspense related to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to remove the Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which grants special status to the northernmost state, in Rajya Sabha.

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

06 Jun 2019

Modi creates two cabinet committees to focus on jobs, economic-growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally addressed the elephant in the room. On Wednesday, he formed two Cabinet committees to look into job creation and slow economic growth- two issues which his government is facing in its second term.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi chairs CCS meeting

15 Feb 2019

Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi chairs CCS meeting

With anger and outrage flying high in the country after Thursday's horrendous Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting at 9:15 AM on Friday.

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

09 Jan 2019

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

The Budget session of the Parliament is likely to commence from January 31 and is slated to go on till February 13, reports have stated quoting government officials.

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

02 Jan 2019

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram summoned by ED

19 Dec 2018

Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram summoned by ED

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, was on Wednesday summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis case, ANI reports.

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

14 Nov 2018

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.

In Aircel-Maxis case, Chidambaram named as accused in chargesheet

25 Oct 2018

In Aircel-Maxis case, Chidambaram named as accused in chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday named former Union Minister P Chidambaram as accused no. 1 in the Aircel-Maxis case. The senior Congress leader's son Karti and his accountant Bhaskar Raman were also mentioned in the chargesheet.

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

08 Aug 2018

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was today put on the no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Express News reported.

Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram summoned by ED for second round of questioning

12 Jun 2018

Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram summoned by ED for second round of questioning

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today reached the ED headquarters in Delhi for the second round of questioning in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Aircel-Maxis: No arrest for Chidambaram till July-10, but summons tomorrow

05 Jun 2018

Aircel-Maxis: No arrest for Chidambaram till July-10, but summons tomorrow

Five days after former finance minister P Chidambaram sought relief in the Aircel-Maxis case, a Delhi court today granted him protection from arrest till July 10.

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

02 Jun 2018

India to go ahead with S-400 deal, despite US opposition

India has decided to go ahead with its purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, despite opposition from the US, said defense ministry officials, on the condition of anonymity.

India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year

22 May 2018

India's busiest airports will outgrow their capacities this year

According to the documents accessed by the Hindustan Times through the RTI act, at least 25 of India's busiest airports are operating beyond capacity, while the rest will reach their optimal capacity in 2018-19.

Air India to hire 500 more cabin-crew staff by May

28 Feb 2018

Air India to hire 500 more cabin-crew staff by May

Disinvestment-bound Air India plans to hire 500 cabin crew members as the national carrier prepares to induct more aircraft and meet new regulatory requirements.

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

24 Feb 2018

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.

Govt. allows commercial coal mining by private-sector, ending Coal-India monopoly

21 Feb 2018

Govt. allows commercial coal mining by private-sector, ending Coal-India monopoly

The government has opened up commercial coal mining for the private sector, allowing Indian and foreign companies to bid for mines for commercial use - a major reform in the coal sector since its nationalization in 1973.

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

10 Jan 2018

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

Earlier, a parliamentary panel advised the government to defer Air India's (AI) privatization. They urged them to give 5yrs for AI's revival.

Union budget to be presented on February 1

05 Jan 2018

Union budget to be presented on February 1

Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announced that the Parliament's budget session is set to begin on January 29. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended that the budget be presented on February 1.

Parliament's winter session from December 15 to January 5

24 Nov 2017

Parliament's winter session from December 15 to January 5

Finally, the wait for the Parliament's winter session ends; it will begin the day after polling for the Gujarat assembly elections ends.

Congress alleges "huge scam" in $8.7bn Rafale deal

15 Nov 2017

Congress alleges "huge scam" in $8.7bn Rafale deal

The Congress party has alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the deal to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for $8.7 billion.

CBI: Karti tampered with evidence during visits abroad

04 Oct 2017

CBI: Karti tampered with evidence during visits abroad

The CBI has alleged in the SC that Karti Chidambaram, former FM P Chidambaram's son, has tampered with evidence related to an alleged corruption case by closing foreign bank accounts when he went abroad this year.

ED attaches Karti Chidambaram's assets worth Rs. 1.16 crore

25 Sep 2017

ED attaches Karti Chidambaram's assets worth Rs. 1.16 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached bank assets worth Rs. 1.16 crore belonging to Karti Chidambaram over the alleged money laundering in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Air India gets Rs. 927 crore breather, banks shy away

15 Aug 2017

Air India gets Rs. 927 crore breather, banks shy away

The center has pumped in another Rs. 927 crore in Air India this month, keeping its promise of fund infusion made almost a decade ago.

CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

29 Jul 2017

CAG: Akash missiles still not deployed in Northeast

In 2010, the Cabinet Committee on Security approved the induction of six squadrons of the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile systems for the Indian Air Force to deter China along the Northeast.

FIPB comes to an end to facilitate ease of business

25 May 2017

FIPB comes to an end to facilitate ease of business

The Union cabinet has okayed the abolition of 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), whose purpose was to vet Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals in India, as most of the FDI money now comes via automatic routes.

Air India Maharaja is selling off trinkets to stage comeback

23 May 2017

Air India Maharaja is selling off trinkets to stage comeback

Air India has often been cited as the white elephant of Indian government, you can't let go of it but every day that you decide to keep it, you know it's going to eat into your income.

"Buy in India" to bolster Modi's "Make in India" initiative

14 May 2017

"Buy in India" to bolster Modi's "Make in India" initiative

Narendra Modi had his fair share of wins with the "Make in India" policy and is now going to usher "Buy in India" to safeguard the interest of Indian enterprises.

Reliance Infra wins Rs. 2950 crore in arbitration against DMRC

12 May 2017

Reliance Infra wins Rs. 2950 crore in arbitration against DMRC

The Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited, an arm of Reliance Infrastructure has been awarded Rs. 2950 crore in an arbitration settlement against DMRC.

ED sends notice to Karti Chidambaram for Forex violation

17 Apr 2017

ED sends notice to Karti Chidambaram for Forex violation

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a show-cause notice to M/s Advantage Strategic Consulting Private Limited and Karti Chidambaram for alleged forex violations of Rs. 45 crore during the sale of shares of a company to overseas investors.

Indo-Israeli defence partnership: $2bn deals signed ahead of Modi visit

08 Apr 2017

Indo-Israeli defence partnership: $2bn deals signed ahead of Modi visit

India and Israel recently entered into major defence deals worth $2 billion for manufacture of Surface to Air Missiles (SAM). This is seen as a move to bolster bilateral ties ahead of PM Modi's visit to Tel Aviv in July.

ED submits report on Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis case

03 Apr 2017

ED submits report on Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis case

The Enforcement Directorate has submitted its report on P Chidambaram's alleged violation of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board's rules in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Oil, gas production sharing pacts get CCEA approval

24 Mar 2017

Oil, gas production sharing pacts get CCEA approval

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by PM Narendra Modi, approved a policy for extending the term of over two dozen pre-NELP (New Exploration Licensing Policy) oil and gas Production Sharing Contracts (PSC).

Cabinet approves sale of PSUs

29 Oct 2016

Cabinet approves sale of PSUs

Recommended by the Indian government's think tank NITI Aayog, the Centre has authorized the strategic sales of stakes in PSUs.

Centre may clear stakes in 20 PSUs

19 Oct 2016

Centre may clear stakes in 20 PSUs

On Wednesday, the cabinet will expectantly move forward with their plan to cut majority stakes in 20 Public Sector Undertakings.

Centre approves 1st strategic PSU sale in 12 years

29 Sep 2016

Centre approves 1st strategic PSU sale in 12 years

The centre approved a strategic sale of Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, 12 years after it sold Jessop & Co through the same route.

Centre to shut down 15 sick PSUs

27 Sep 2016

Centre to shut down 15 sick PSUs

Nearly 15 loss-making government companies are set to see closure, after the government gave the go-ahead for shutting them down.