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PM Modi To Take The Final Call On Crypto Regulations In India

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Money Team

The draft bill for cryptocurrencies has been finalised by the finance ministry but certain sections of the government felt more detailed discussions might be required. PM Modi will take the final decision on the same.

Will Union Cabinet Expansion With New Women Ministers Be Harbinger Of Good Change?

Jul 24, 2021 Vineeta Dwivedi

Even though currently, total number of women in Parliament is at an all-time high, less than 15 per cent women are part of political decision making at the national level.


Days After Reshuffle, Union Cabinet To Meet Physically After More Than A Year

The prime minister will also chair a meeting of the Council of Ministers at 4 pm through video conferencing.

Annamalai’s Appointment As Tamil Nadu Chief Is Part Of BJP’s Growth Plan

Jul 09, 2021 G.C. Shekhar

The twin moves of Murugan as Union Minister and Annamalai as state president proved that the BJP is finally getting its caste equation right in Tamil Nadu after having been dubbed as a party for the upper castes, especially Brahmins.


No Room For Carelessness Or Complacency On Covid: PM Modi Tells New Ministers

PM Modi stressed India's fight against the pandemic is underway with full vigour with the vaccination programme going on steadily and testing numbers also consistently high.

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08 July, 2021

TMC Sharpens ‘Secessionist’ Charge On BJP After MPs Favouring Bengal Partition Bag MoS Berths

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The BJP hits back, says Mamata Banerjee is the biggest separatist leader


08 July, 2021

BJP's Gateway To The South: Four Ministers From Karnataka Get Cabinet Berths

Ajay Sukumaran

The new entrants are Shobha Karandlaje, A Narayanaswamy, Bhagwanth Khuba, and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar


08 July, 2021

Law Of Land Supreme, Twitter Will Have To Follow Rules: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Outlook Web Bureau

IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said whosoever lives and works in India will have to abide by the rules of the country.


08 July, 2021

Modi Cabinet 2.0: Meet R K Singh, The New Power Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

RK Singh was rewarded for steering reforms in the power sector in the Modi government to make India a power surplus nation.


08 July, 2021

John Barla Who Wanted Separate North Bengal UT Takes Charge As MoS Minority Affairs

Outlook Web Desk

The elevation of BJP's Alipurduar MP John Barla was met with criticism from the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.


08 July, 2021

Modi Cabinet 2.0: Bhupender Yadav Takes Charge As Labour Minister, Rameswar Teli As MoS

Outlook Web Bureau

Bhupender Yadav has succeeded senior BJP leader and eight-time member of Lok Sabha Santosh Kumar Gangwar who was holding charge of the ministry as Minister of State (Independent Charge).


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08 July, 2021

UP's Lion's Share In Rejig Signals BJP's Attempt To Get Caste Equation Right Ahead of 2022 Polls

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

BJP is being wary in UP, where people predominantly vote along caste and regional lines


08 July, 2021

Modi Cabinet 2.0: Jitendra Singh Takes Charge Of Science And Technology Ministry

Outlook Web Bureau

Jitendra Singh, who is a Minister of State, in the Prime Minister's Office also holds charge of the sensitive Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space.


08 July, 2021

Bureaucrats To Ministers: Former IAS Officers Inducted In Modi Cabinet

Outlook Web Desk

The much-hyped Cabinet expansion also included two ex-IAS officers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh who have been inducted into the Union Cabinet


07 July, 2021

Cabinet Rejig: Mansukh Mandaviya Gets Health, Dharmendra Pradhan Has Education

Outlook Web Bureau

The petroleum portfolio goes to Hardeep Singh Puri while Jyotiraditya Scindia will head the civil aviation ministry


07 July, 2021

Union Cabinet Expansion: Complete List Of Ministers Sworn-In

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Tatu Rane, former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia took oath as Cabinet ministers today


07 July, 2021

PM Modi Overhauls Cabinet With An Eye On UP And 2024

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The bigger political message of the reshuffle is in the ministers that PM Modi has dropped.


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07 July, 2021

Modi Cabinet 2.0: The Importance Of Being Ashwini Vaishnaw

Sandeep Sahu

The fact that Vaishnaw was straightaway made a cabinet minister even though he has no previous ministerial experience and is only two years old as a lawmaker in the Rajya Sabha may have surprised many.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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