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Kerala and Rajasthan welcomed the Centre’s decision to allow more industrial activity and opening of liquor vends in green and orange zones from May 4.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

States to issue zone-specific norms for extended lockdown

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 03:10 AM IST
The home ministry’s guidelines prescribe the range of activities allowed in containment areas, and red, orange and green zones.
Sale of one public sector enterprise to another cannot be called real strategic disinvestment. What is needed is an open and competitive process(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Sale of one public sector enterprise to another cannot be called real strategic disinvestment. What is needed is an open and competitive process(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Breaking the impasse on strategic disinvestment and privatisation

By Suyash Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2019 08:13 PM IST
The way to push the process is for the political leadership to sign off on each transaction
Sources also added that issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be discussed during the high-profile engagements.(HT Photo)
Sources also added that issues pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir are likely to be discussed during the high-profile engagements.(HT Photo)

Union Cabinet meets at PM Modi’s residence

New Delhi (India) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 10:02 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were the first to reach the prime minister’s residence, where the meeting is taking place, officials said.
Household consumption accounts for only 10%.(HT Photo)
Household consumption accounts for only 10%.(HT Photo)

Cabinet clears sugar reserve proposal

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 06:41 AM IST
India is the world’s second-largest sugar producer, next only to Brazil, and also its largest consumer. About 90% of the country’s annual sugar consumption goes into commercial use, such as packaged foods.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the first cabinet meeting(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and others during the first cabinet meeting(PTI)

What makes the Cabinet committees so significant

New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 10:12 AM IST
The body has representation from allies like, for instance, the Akalis and Shiv Sena in the Modi government, which has made it large and unwieldy, according to officials in the know.
While the main thrust of the meeting was the upcoming Parliament session, it was not restricted to that.(Rajnath Singh/Twitter)
While the main thrust of the meeting was the upcoming Parliament session, it was not restricted to that.(Rajnath Singh/Twitter)

Ministers meet on parliament strategy at Rajnath Singh’s home

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 11:58 PM IST
The meeting came against the backdrop of Rajnath Singh being brought back to head six Cabinet bodies instead of two as announced earlier on Thursday.
A day after announcing new Cabinet committees for employment and growth, the government on Thursday reconstituted six other panels. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
A day after announcing new Cabinet committees for employment and growth, the government on Thursday reconstituted six other panels. (Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi, Rajnath Singh on 6 Cabinet committees, Amit Shah on all 8

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 07:14 AM IST
Interestingly, in the list released on Thursday morning, Singh was named as a member of just two, albeit crucial committees -- the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
Singh headed the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs in the last government. The panel takes all decisions pertaining to Parliament matters.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Singh headed the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs in the last government. The panel takes all decisions pertaining to Parliament matters.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Govt tweaks cabinet panels, Rajnath Singh heads parliamentary affairs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 10:32 PM IST
In its final form, Rajnath Singh is also a member of the cabinet committees on parliamentary affairs, political affairs and the newly created panels on employment and investment.
The newly-elected Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday expressed gratitude towards scholars, economists and enthusiasts for sharing ideas and thoughts for the Union Budget 2019.(PTI Photo)
The newly-elected Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday expressed gratitude towards scholars, economists and enthusiasts for sharing ideas and thoughts for the Union Budget 2019.(PTI Photo)

‘Please keep them coming’, Nirmala Sitharaman tells experts sharing ideas for Union Budget

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2019 12:51 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman took the charge of Finance Ministry from her predecessor Arun Jaitley, who opted out of a role in the central government citing health problems.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has reconstituted eight key cabinet committees, including appointments committee, the cabinet committee on economic affairs, and security, among others.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has reconstituted eight key cabinet committees, including appointments committee, the cabinet committee on economic affairs, and security, among others.(PTI Photo)

In Modi govt’s 8 key cabinet panels, Amit Shah the common factor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 10:20 AM IST
From the reconstituted cabinet committees, PM Modi is a part of six, barring Cabinet Committee on Accommodation and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Home Minister Amit Shah is part of all cabinet committees.
The government is fully aware that the economy is decelerating and requires additional policy push.(PTI)
The government is fully aware that the economy is decelerating and requires additional policy push.(PTI)

To focus on jobs and growth, PM Modi sets up 2 new cabinet committees

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal and Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 08:20 AM IST
Economy has become a major cause of concern for the new government with GDP dropping to 5.8 per cent in the last quarter of the 2018-19, according to NSSO figures. Overall GDP for last financial year has been estimated at 6.8 per cent against a target of 7.2 per cent.
Jaishankar, who had briefed the CCS on many occasions during his stint as foreign secretary from January 2015 to 2018, will now be part of the body(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Jaishankar, who had briefed the CCS on many occasions during his stint as foreign secretary from January 2015 to 2018, will now be part of the body(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah, S Jaishankar to be new faces in strategic CCS

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:12 PM IST
Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CCS is the final decision-making body on matters related to country’s security, including defence policy and internal security .
A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda(HT Photo)
A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda(HT Photo)

A surgical or air strike won’t change Pak attitude: DS Hooda

New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 08:11 AM IST
He said the plans will be expanded and revised with the help of institutional structures such as the National Security Advisory Board, National Security Council and the Cabinet Committee on Security.
Government’s tribunal to review ban on JKLF, Jamaat-e-Islami(AFP Photo)
Government’s tribunal to review ban on JKLF, Jamaat-e-Islami(AFP Photo)

Government’s tribunal to review ban on JKLF, Jamaat-e-Islami

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 05:08 AM IST
After a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS),the highest decision-making body on security issues, Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba said the JKLF had been banned for “funneling funds” into militancy and “fomenting terrorism.”
Sugarcane dues have crossed Rs 20,000 crore until February of this marketing year (October-September).(Picture for representation)
Sugarcane dues have crossed Rs 20,000 crore until February of this marketing year (October-September).(Picture for representation)

Rs 13,000-crore soft loan for sugar mills approved

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 12:25 AM IST
The Centre on Thursday announced an additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills to create ethanol capacity. In addition, a separate soft loan of Rs 2,600 crore will be provided to molasses-based standalone distilleries to augment capacity and set up new units.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Gandhi Peace Prize awards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Gandhi Peace Prize awards ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, Tuesday.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi makes indirect reference to air strikes at Gandhi Peace Prize event

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 02:16 PM IST
“First of all, my apologies or being late. The programme started late as I reached here (Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan) late. I was busy in some other work and I was late,” Narendra Modi said while addressing the gathering.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders (L) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders (L) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj before the start of their meeting in New Delhi, India May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)

IAF air strikes across LoC: Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meet at 5pm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 01:42 PM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj called the all-party meet after she attended the CCS meeting in the morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing a meeting of te Cabinet Committee on Security in New Delhi on Tuesday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing a meeting of te Cabinet Committee on Security in New Delhi on Tuesday

IAF hits main Jaish camp in Balakot, 200-300 killed: Sources

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:54 PM IST
The strike on terror camp comes 12 days after the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF jawans dead after a Jaish terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy on Jammu-Srinagar highway on February 14.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Thursday's Pulwama terror attack, after their mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam in New Delhi, Friday, Feb 15, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI2_15_2019_000232B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Thursday's Pulwama terror attack, after their mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam in New Delhi, Friday, Feb 15, 2019. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist) (PTI2_15_2019_000232B)(PTI)

India moves to mount global pressure on Pakistan

New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 11:43 PM IST
As a first step, Jaitley announced after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security that India will withdraw the Most Favoured Nation-status, which allows for non-discriminatory trade, granted to Pakistan in 1996.
Pulwama attack Updates| PM Modi pays tribute to slain CRPF soldiers(ANI/Twitter)
Pulwama attack Updates| PM Modi pays tribute to slain CRPF soldiers(ANI/Twitter)

Pulwama attack Coverage| PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 11:50 PM IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security met on Friday morning to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack that claimed lives of at least 38 CRPF personnel.The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is headed by the prime minister, defence minister, home minister, external affairs minister and the finance minister. The CCS takes decisions on matters related to security and strategic affairs. Watch| Pulwama attack: India summons Pak envoy, demands action against Jaish Also Read | US condemns Kashmir attack, tells Pak to end ‘safe haven’ to terroristsA Jaish suicide bomber on Thursday rammed a car packed with explosives into a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The CRPF has confirmed 38 deaths in the suicide bombing, counted among the bloodiest in Kashmir. Initial reports, quoting security officials, had said 44 jawans were feared to have been killed in the attack.Also Watch | ‘Big mistake’: PM Modi’s stern warning to terror outfits Follow coverage here:

The government Friday said six public sector undertakings, including THDCIL, TCIL and RailTel, will come out with IPOs, while KIOCIL will issue follow on public offer (FPO).(HT PHoto)
The government Friday said six public sector undertakings, including THDCIL, TCIL and RailTel, will come out with IPOs, while KIOCIL will issue follow on public offer (FPO).(HT PHoto)

Cabinet approves plan to list 7 state-owned firms on stock exchange

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 05:01 PM IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given approval to list seven CPSE on the stock exchange through initial public offer (IPO)/FPO, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while briefing the media.
The Parliament’s winter session is scheduled to begin from December 11 this year and extend till January 8 next, Union minister Vijay Goel said on Friday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Parliament’s winter session is scheduled to begin from December 11 this year and extend till January 8 next, Union minister Vijay Goel said on Friday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Parliament’s winter session to begin from December 11

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2018 07:03 PM IST
The Parliament’s winter session is scheduled to begin from December 11 this year and extend till January 8 next, Union minister Vijay Goel said on Friday.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to “theft” in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and to changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.(PTI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to “theft” in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court and to changes in the contract without asking the Indian Air Force.(PTI)

Centre’s affidavit on Rafale deal in Supreme Court shows more wrongdoings, says Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:16 PM IST
On Monday, the Centre submitted a 14-page document titled “Details of the steps in the decision making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft order” to the Supreme Court.
The cyber agency will work closely with the National Cyber Security Coordinator and the Computer Emergency Team and protect Indian networks and systems.(AFP File Photo)
The cyber agency will work closely with the National Cyber Security Coordinator and the Computer Emergency Team and protect Indian networks and systems.(AFP File Photo)

Government asks Integrated Defence Staff to set up new cyber, special forces division

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 10:35 AM IST
The cyber agency will work closely with the National Cyber Security Coordinator and the Computer Emergency Team and protect Indian networks and systems.
The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to expand the facility (HEFA) to all institutions, especially those set up after 2014.(Representative Photo/Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to expand the facility (HEFA) to all institutions, especially those set up after 2014.(Representative Photo/Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

More funds for higher education likely as capital base

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 11:18 PM IST
The cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) approved the proposal to expand the facility (HEFA) to all institutions, especially those set up after 2014, central universities with few internal resources, and school or health education institutions.
Sugar mills claim they are unable to pay farmers due to a slump in sugar prices in the domestic market.(HT File Photo)
Sugar mills claim they are unable to pay farmers due to a slump in sugar prices in the domestic market.(HT File Photo)

Cabinet okays Rs 5.5 per quintal subsidy to sugarcane farmers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 10:20 PM IST
The subsidy for cane growers comes in view of mills coping with negative margins due to a domestic glut and a slump in international sugar prices.
Activists say repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI.(Illustration: Jayanto)
Activists say repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI.(Illustration: Jayanto)

Repatriation of CIC secretary is a setback to RTI, say activists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 12:32 AM IST
The CIC had earlier this month implemented the directive of the cabinet committee of appointments to send back its secretary Anjali Anand Srivastava to her parent cadre of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
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