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SEBI gets more powers for ponzi crackdown, effective execution

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New Delhi: Giving SEBI more teeth to take on ponzi operators and others defrauding investors, government on Wednesday decided to arm the market regulator with direct powers to conduct search and seiz

Cabinet clears Rs 31k crore spectrum levy on incumbent operators


The Cabinet on Thursday approved levy of about Rs 31,000 crore as one-time fee on spectrum held by incumbent telecom firms such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in an attempt to create level playing fiel

FinMin wants cut in laptop purchases, tours by ministries


Curtail the purchase of laptops,avoid transferring officials and reduce foreign trips and miscellaneous expenses.

This advice forms part of a circular issued by the Finance Ministry to various minist

Yet another change in the Union Council of Ministers

There seems to be no end to re-allocation of portfolios even after Sunday's major cabinet reshuffle with S. Jagathrakshakan of DMK on Friday being given the portfolio of Minister of State for Commerce

Government withdraws RTI Act amendments


Under pressure from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, the Manmohan Singh government Thursday withdrew the controversial amendments aimed at diluting the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

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Congress to hold dialogue session on November 9 in Surajkund


Top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Cabinet ministers and Ministers of State with independent charge will meet in a 'dialogue session' in nearby Surajkund o

Kotla, Naik too in race for berths

While much political development is expected in New Delhi over the crucial weekend, at least three representatives from the state are expected to join the Manmohan Singh Cabinet in the reshuffle likel

Chiranjeevi, four others from Andhra Pradesh may get cabinet berths


Andhra Pradesh, the state with the highest number of Congress MPs, is likely to get a lion's share in Sunday's cabinet reshuffle.

Actor-turned-politician K. Chiranjeevi and former chief minister K. V

Cabinet revamp: 10 new faces likely, juniors to be promoted


Union Council of Ministers is setfor a major revamp on Sunday with at least 10 new faces likely to be inducted and some Ministers of State to be promoted besides a rejig in Cabinet portfolios wherein

Union Cabinet, Congress rejig after Antony review

A reshuffle of the Union Cabinet and changes in the Congress organisation are expected after the A. K. Antony review committee submits its report to party president Sonia Gandhi by the end of April.

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