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Modi mantra: Lean cabinet, not so lean PMO
Following the publication of this report by Business Standard, the Prime Minister’s Office has clarified that the total sanctioned strength of the PMO has been around 525 in the period......
13 ministers in Modi's cabinet are tainted
A day after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Cabinet of 45 ministers were sworn in, the analysis has begun. Of the 44 ministers examined, a report by the Association for......
Amit Shah not in Cabinet, to work to strengthen party
Today, the most important news after the Narendra Modi’s oath-taking is that Amit Shah, the man who gifted Modi a tremendous victory in Uttar Pradesh, will not be a Union minister. He could......
Delhi grapevine: Narendra Modi's cabinet
Lutyens’ Delhi is agog about the possible shape of a Narendra Modi Cabinet. Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s chief strategist in Uttar Pradesh, is unlikely to find a place.......
GoM draws up schedule for creation of Telangana state
The Union Cabinet is set to discuss the Group of Ministers’ report on Telangana and also consider the Telangana Bill clause by clause. A schedule was worked out to meet the dictum of the......
Vote! Is Arun Jaitley the right choice for FM?
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, perhaps, has the toughest job to handle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet. For, it isn’t easy to live up to the expectations of the industry,......
Benefits transfer scheme minus LPG dole a flop-show
The Cabinet’s decision to suspend cash transfer of cooking gas subsidy directly into bank accounts of consumers will deal a major blow to the government’s “game-changer”......
Mega projects continue to face delays: Ministry
Despite the government’s efforts to fast-track large projects by constituting the Cabinet Committee on Investment, the proportion of mega projects (Rs 1,000 crore or more) facing delays has......
Earning Rs 10 cr? Get ready for 35% income tax
The Union Cabinet might pave the way for imposition of a higher tax rate of 35 per cent on the ‘super rich’ -- those with income of more than Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) a year -- as......
Cabinet approves partial decontrol of sugar sector
Partly unshackling the Rs 80,000-crore (Rs 800-billion) sugar industry from the government’s control, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved a proposal to abolish the......
Will Pawar dash Srinivasan's hopes of comeback in BCCI?
Former Board of Control for Cricket in India chief Sharad Pawar could make a sensational return as president. There is talk that the Maharashtra politician could emerge an unlikely candidate to......
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