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UPA II Brings it on in the Last Cabinet Meet

Published: 28th February 2014 06:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2014 07:20 PM   |  A+A-

Centre Hikes DA by 10% for 80 lakh Employees and Pensioners

The government approved the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission, a move which would pave the way for merger of 50 per cent DA with the basic pay.

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Govt Approves Proposals Worth Rs 3500 Crore for AIR, DD

In an effort to upgrade Prasar Bharati's broadcast infrastructure and network, government today approved proposals worth Rs 3500 crore for AIR and Doordarshan which include setting up of TV transmitters along the Indo-Nepal border.     

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Cabinet Defers Consideration of Anti-graft Ordinances 

The much-anticipated anti-graft ordinances being pushed by Rahul Gandhi were today put off by the Union Cabinet.        

The Cabinet which met for nearly two hours decided to postpone the ordinances amid speculation that its special meeting could be held early next week on the issue.

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Government to Provide Rs.75 crore Annual Grant to Cachar Paper Mill

The government Friday approved an annual grant of Rs.75 crore to Cachar Paper Mill (CPM) in Assam to meet the transportational cost of the unit.

According to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which met here, cost of transportation to and from CPM is much higher compared to other competing paper mills due to poor rail and road network.

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Rs 597 Crore Scheme for Health Research

As per the proposal of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, 2,585 fellowships would be provided grants for training in India and abroad and development of 1,694 research projects by the trainees during the 12th Plan period (2012–17).  

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54 New KVs, 3500 Model Schools to be Set Up

According to the proposal approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, the 54 KVs will be located in 53 districts in 17 states.      

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New Coach Factory at Kolar Gets Cabinet Nod

The coach factory, expected to foster economic development of the state, will be set up with an estimated cost of Rs 1460.92 crore with active participation of state government.      

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Government Clears EC Proposal; Election Expenditure Hiked

Government cleared a proposal of the Election Commission to raise expenditure limits for Lok Sabha elections to a maximum of Rs 70 lakh and a minimum of Rs 54 lakh, allowing candidates to spend more on their poll campaigns.

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Vodafone Conciliation Decision after Transfer Pricing Row Ends

The government will take a decision on withdrawal of conciliation offer to Vodafone for resolving the Rs 20,000 crore tax dispute after a transfer pricing case concerning the UK telecom giant is settled.

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