For the first time in two years, the winter session of Parliament showed the UPA government's success in getting key economic reforms bill approved in Parliament. Chetan Chauhan and Saubhadra Chatterji report.
The cabinet is set to approve a fresh amendment to the Wildlife Protection Act under which consultation with local population would become mandatory before notifying a wildlife area.
After deferring a decision on the Forward Contract Regulation Act (Amendment) Bill — a key reform measure — on two consecutive occasions, the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) has finally scheduled the proposal for its Friday meeting.
In a Union cabinet meeting on Tuesday, telecom minister Kapil Sibal was specifically asked to take the opinion of the attorney general before moving his ministry's proposals to the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM).
A day after the steepest hike in petrol price, the Union cabinet meeting on Thursday was marked by the absence of most of the alliance party ministers. Saubhadra Chatterji
and Chetan Chauhan
report. Bollywood tweets
Hot on the heels of promising easy loans for women’s self help groups (SHGs) in the Congress manifesto for Uttar Pradesh election, the UPA cabinet will take up a proposal to create a corpus of Rs500 crore for SHGs in its meeting on Thursday.