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Finance ministry gets more muscle

In a move to give the finance ministry a pivotal role in all economic decisions, ministries and departments have been directed by the Cabinet Secretariat to get the approval of the finance minister on

More powers for finance ministry

The Cabinet Secretariat said, “This office is directed to clarify an earlier directive with reference to all appraisal bodies.

More powers for finance ministry

The Cabinet Secretariat said, “This office is directed to clarify an earlier directive with reference to all appraisal bodies.

Expenditure secy to hold Budget meets from November 3

Will revenue side of FinMin call the shots?

Live Assembly results: Sharad Pawar offers to play kingmaker to prop up BJP govt in Maharashtra

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s gamble to go it alone in these Assembly polls paid off in Haryana but has failed in Maharashtra as the party has fallen short of nearly 25 seats of a clear majority.

PSUs told not to give Diwali gifts this year

With the finance ministry has asked state-owned banks and insurance companies to desist from doling out Diwali gifts this year.

Bid to curb Secretaries foreign visits

Not happy with secretaries to the Government of India traveling abroad at will, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put a rider, asking them to travel overseas only if the “needs are not likely to be ser

Centre might deregulate diesel to skirt model code

As the price of diesel cannot be reduced owing to the model code of conduct enforced in view of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, plans are afoot to deregulate the pricing system of t

New ‘Clean India’ fund starts October 2, to offer tax breaks

To ensure the success of his “Clean India” programme, PM Narendra Modi will announce a “Swachh Bharat Kosh” on October 2, when he formally launches the scheme.

No elbow room for Trinamul Congress and BJD

Mamata Banerjee

The CBI clean chits to the two UP leaders, BSP chief Mayawati and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, are believed to have been given on the basis of political consideration, as both the SP and BSP were p

The Archers and Test cricket: words you rarely find in the same sentence and more’s the pity as there’s not much else that can give greater innocent pleasure.

For those younger Pakistanis born in the 1990s and later, the country’s growing dysfunctionality and its slipping further behind in the global comity of nations across a wide front, has seemed to be t