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Odisha Universities Act Amended, Cabinet Enhances Tenure & Upper Age Limit Of Vice-Chancellors
Odisha Universities Act Amended, Cabinet Enhances Tenure & Upper Age Limit Of Vice-Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the State Cabinet has approved promulgation of ‘The Odisha Universities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020’ to amend the Odisha Universities Act, 1989 and repeal the Ravenshaw University Act, 2005. The idea behind such a move is reportedly to bring all Universities under one Act – Odisha Universities Act, 1989. The important amendments […]

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Lockdown Delays Commercial Coal Mining Auction To July, Govt Finalises Bid Document

New Delhi: After more than five-year wait, the government may finally throw open the doors of the regulated coal sector for commercial mining by the private sector comprising both Indian and overseas miners in July. Government sources said that draft rules, bid documents and agreements for commercial mining has been prepared and finalised and it […]

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Cabinet approves National Population Register; no document required to prove identity

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for the National Population Register (NPR) with no requirement by the people to submit any document to prove their identity. Announcing the decision taken in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said no proof will be sought […]

Cabinet To Soon Decide On Vehicle Scrapping Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and the finance ministry has also approved the same. “I have signed the file for the cabinet […]

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Cabinet approves new subsidy rates for fertilizers

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved subsidy rates for P&K (phosphatic and potassic) fertilizers for the year 2019-20, an official release said. The subsidy rates for nitrogen will be Rs 18.90 per kg, Rs 15.21 per kg for phosphorus, Rs 11.12 per kg for potash and Rs 3.56 per kg […]

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Don't include me in new cabinet, Jaitley tells Modi

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to include him in the new cabinet, citing his health issues. “During the last 18 months, I have had some serious health challenges. My doctors have enabled me to emerge out of most of them,” Jaitley said in a letter […]

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Ashok Gulati may be Modi's surprise pick for Agriculture Ministry

New Delhi: With Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi is all set to be sworn in for the second consecutive term and to choose his Cabinet, speculations are on as to who will be the new Agriculture Minister. Radha Mohan Singh, who headed the ministry in the first Modi government, is unlikely to be given the charge […]

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Cabinet approves reservations in admission for EWS

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Monday approved provision of reservations in admission for economically weaker section students (EWS) in Central Educational Institution (CEIs). The move follows Human Resource Development Ministry instructions in January to all CEIs to increase the intake of students in all branches of study in pursuance of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment […]

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Indian Railways Bonanza: Major Proposal For Group 'A' Services Approved

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Cadre Review of eight organized Group ‘A’ Services in the Indian Railways. These Services include the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway […]

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Cabinet approves MSP of Rs 3,950 per quintal for raw jute

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved an increase in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute by Rs 250 to Rs 3,950 per quintal for 2019-20 season. The new MSP would yield returns of 55.81 per cent over the production cost of fair average quality of raw jute, which […]

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Piyush Goyal temporarily substitutes Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was on Wednesday given charge of Finance Ministry in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in the US for medical treatment, apparently ruling out his recuperation in time for the interim budget to be presented on February 1. Goyal will hold the portfolios of Finance and […]

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Op-Ed: No one killed Bebina!

Poor Pradeep Maharathy! In a travesty of the criminal jurisprudence system, the ‘former’ Agriculture minister of Odisha has just earned the dubious distinction as the only member of the Odisha cabinet to be punished twice for the same ‘crime’. Having to resign twice – once on January 19, 2012 and then again on Sunday – […]

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Cabinet approves merger of Dena, Vijaya bank with Bank of Baroda

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the merger of public sector lenders Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB). According to the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the merger will make BoB the third largest bank in the country and a “globally competitive entity”. The minister said there will be no […]

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Cabinet approves merger of Vijaya, Dena banks with Bank of Baroda

New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the merger of public sector lenders Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB). According to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the merger will make BoB the third largest bank in the country and a “globally competitive entity”. The minister said there will be no retrenchment […]

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Cabinet approves Amendment in POCSO Act

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for Amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to make punishment more stringent for committing sexual crimes against children. Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the Cabinet has approved death penalty in aggravated […]

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W&CD Ministry approves 3 fresh proposals for Expenditure under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi: The Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Women and Child Development Ministry has today approved three major proposals. The three proposals are mentioned below: Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice proposal to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) to dispose off pending cases […]

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New director's posts at 6 AIIMS soon

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the creation of a new director’s post at six branches of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in different cities with a starting monthly salary of over Rs 2 lakh. The person will be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and in-charge of overall administration in Uttar […]

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Odisha targets 55 lakh tonne paddy procurement during Kharif season

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet on Monday approved the food and procurement policy for the Kharif marketing season 2018-19 with a target to procure 55 lakh tonnes of paddy from farmers. This will be equivalent to 37 lakh tonnes of rice, Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi said. However, there is no bar on the procurement of a […]

Cabinet approves permanent campuses for 7 new IIMs including Sambalpur

New Delhi: In a major development, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the establishment and operationalization of permanent campus of seven new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Amritsar, Bodh Gaya, Nagpur, Sambalpur, Sirmaur, Vishakhapatnam and Jammu, and their recurring expenditure at a total cost of Rs 3775.42 crore (Rs […]

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Australia's new cabinet sworn in after party dispute

Canberra: Members of newly-appointed Australian prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet were sworn in on Tuesday after an internal dispute of the ruling Liberal Party that led to a change in its leadership and the head of the government. The ceremony took place in the presence of Morrison before Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, the representative of Queen […]

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Imran Khan's cabinet bans first-class air travel for top officials

Islamabad: The cabinet of newly-appointed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has imposed a ban on first-class air travel by the President, Chief Justice, Senate Chairman and the National Assembly speaker. The move comes after the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government on Friday revised working hours in government institutions, abolished discretionary funds of the Prime Minister, […]

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Imran Khan announces 21-member Cabinet; Qureshi gets foreign ministry, Umer finance

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his Cabinet comprising 21 members, the majority of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. Out of the 21 names announced, 16 will be ministers while five others will perform their duties as advisers to the prime minister, […]

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Odisha Cabinet abolishes pro-chancellor post in BPUT

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha cabinet today cleared as many as nine proposals including abolishment of the pro-chancellor post in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). Approving the revision to the BPUT Amendment Bill 2016, which had the provision for a pro-chancellor post to be occupied by the minister in-charge of technical education, the Cabinet today […]

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24 new medical colleges to be set up across India

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved establishment of 58 new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals across the country, an official statement said. Of this, eight medical colleges have already started functioning in last three years, while the remaining 50 would be made functional by 2019-20. […]

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Cabinet clears changes in Major Port Authorities Bill 2016

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved changes in the Major Port Authorities Bill 2016, including authorising the central government to remove the presiding officer or any member of the Adjudicatory Board from the office. Among other changes approved at the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, included a proposal to increase […]