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100 New Sainik Schools To Provide Opportunity To Girl Students To Join Armed Forces: Rajnath

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The defence minister exuded confidence that the decision to establish new Sainik schools will encourage girls to realise their dreams of serving the country.

Cabinet Approves Phase-II Of Green Energy Corridor With Rs 12,000 Crore Outlay

Jan 07, 2022 Press Trust of India

The project, called Green Energy Corridor Phase-II, would involve laying 10,750 circuit kilometres of transmission lines by 2026.


Farm Laws Repeal: Union Cabinet To Take Up Bills For Withdrawal Approval

The Union cabinet will be take up the bills for approval of the withdrawal of three farm laws on Wednesday.

A relief package could be underway for the troubled Telecom sector

Sep 15, 2021 Outlook Business Team

According to PTI, the Union Cabinet is considering a relief package in the form a moratorium on payment on spectrum dues alongside revision of ADRs, spectrum charges and on unpaid dues


Are PLIs Enough To Boost Indian Textile Sector?

Apart from a PLI scheme, demand-generation policies needed for adoption of technical textiles

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14 July, 2021

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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


13 July, 2021

Cabinet Committee Rejig: Sarbananda Sonowal, Smriti Irani Part Of Political Affairs Panel

Outlook Web Bureau

Union ministers Jyotiraditya Scindia, Narayan Rane and Ashwini Vaishnaw have been included in the Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth headed by the PM Modi


10 July, 2021

42 Per Cent Of Ministers With Criminal Cases Against Them : ADR Reports

Outlook Web Desk

Of all the ministers analysed, 33 (42 per cent) have declared criminal cases against themselves, said the Association for Democratic Reforms report citing their poll affidavits.


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.


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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

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.


07 July, 2021

Modi Congratulates Newly Sworn-In Cabinet Ministers And Ministers Of State

Outlook Web Desk

Fifteen cabinet ministers and 28 ministers of state, including new faces and those elevated, were sworn in at a ceremony held in the Darbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


07 July, 2021

Reshuffled Union Cabinet Includes Seven Women More

Outlook Web Desk

The seven women who took oath as ministers of state were Karandlaje, Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Lekhi, Annpurna Devi, Pratima Bhoumik, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar and Apna Dal's Anupriya Singh Patel.


07 July, 2021

Bhupender Yadav: BJP's Most Bankable Leader Made His Way To The Cabinet now

Outlook Web Desk

Yadav was considered a trusted general secretary of Shah, when he was the party president, and has been in charge of the BJP's affair in Bihar and Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah.


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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.


Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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