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Many leaders with family legacy find place in Maharashtra ministry
Amid the eternal debate over dynastic politics in India, the newly expanded Maharashtra council of ministers has several leaders from political families including Aaditya Thackeray, Ashok Chavan, Aditi Tatkare, Amit Deshmukh, Vishwajit Kadam and Shankarrao Gadakh.
CAA notified: Congress' Manish Tewari slams govt, says Act makes religion basis of nationhood
The Centre on Friday announced that the Citizen...
Oil ministry wants cut in GST on CNG vehicles to 5%
Govt aims to raise the share of natural gas in country’s primary energy mix to 15% by 203...
Process of setting up National Medical Commission likely to be over in Feb
The NMC Act, which seeks to usher in mega reforms in the medical education sector, received the assent of the president on August 8 and was published the same day. The Act provides for setting up of an NMC in place of the scam-tainted Medical Council of India.
Finance Ministry tightens purse strings for January-March quarter
The FinMin has cut ministries’ spending limit to 25% of budget estimate for entire fiscal year.
Swaminathan Aiyar on why India needs an 'honest' Budget
As India awaits the Union Budget for 2020-21, ET's Consulting Editor Swaminathan Aiyar shares his views on why the country needs a budget fo...
Reducing tourism-related emissions key to check climate change impacts on tourism
As representatives of governments work to develop an international policy to tackle climate change at the ongoing UN climate talks in Madrid, there’s an effort to identify sectors and actions that help meet the goal. Tourism figures prominently in this list. For experts, tourism’s contribution to climate change presents a conundrum.
Telcos ask finance ministry to clarify on import duty for routers
Increasing basic customs duties on tech products such as routers listed under (the rechristened) ITA-1, he said, would hit expansion of 4G networks, prevent cost-effective deployment of the upcoming 5G ecosystem and make mobile broadband services unaffordable to users.
Labour Ministry mulls 'Santusht' portal in Jan for speedy resolution of grievances
Initially, Santusht (Hindi for satisfied) would monitor all services provided by retirement fund body EPFO and health insurance and services provider ESIC to formal sector workers. Later, the portal would cover other wings of the ministry as well. It would also have data on real time basis to assess the performance of each and every official.
Auctions a CIL bid to exploit stressed plants: Power companies
Pressure from lenders and desperation for coal may force stressed projects to make aggressive bids at the coal auctions. Also, there are high chances of these projects losing bank guarantees if there is no demand from discoms in two years, power producers said.
Republic Day 2020: Defence Ministry rejects West Bengal govt's tableau proposal
The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday rejected the West Bengal government's tableau proposal for the Republic Day parade on January 26. "The ...
IPC, CrPC in for change as Union home ministry tries to speed up justice
Union home ministry, in consultation with the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), is considering amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and Evidence Act, and these are among the proposals being looked into, officials in the know said.
Coal India will remain dominant player: Pralhad Joshi, Union Coal Minister
Coal India will continue to be India's biggest coal supplier even after the government’s decision to throw open the sector to private players through an ordinance, Union Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi said.
Union home ministry budget for Citizenship, Foreigners Acts declining
In this financial year, for instance, just Rs 9 crore was earmarked for payments to states for administration of central laws out of a total budget of Rs 882.36 cr under the major head of grant in aid to states and UTs. This was even lower than Rs 13 cr transferred to states in 2018-19 out of a total grant of Rs 804.31 cr under the revised budget.
Navy choppers for HAL unlikely, jet order on the cards
The naval utility helicopter project, being processed under the strategic partnership model, is now set to go to the next stage, with the navy shortlisting four domestic companies that would be eligible to tie up with three shortlisted foreign vendors for a competition to manufacture 111 choppers in India.
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