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Biden expected to announce cabinet picks soon as more Republicans

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s first cabinet picks are coming Tuesday and planning is underway for a pandemic-modified inauguration in January as his staff strikes ahead regardless of roadblocks from the Trump administration. Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming chief of employees, provided no particulars Sunday about which division heads Biden would first announce. The Associated Press has […]Read More

Modi Cabinet rejig likely? Leaders omitted from Nadda’s team may

NEW DELHI: With names of several senior leaders like Ram Madhav, Anil Jain, Saroj Pandey and P Muralidhar Rao missing from the new list of national office bearers announced by the Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda on Saturday, speculation is rife that an imminent union cabinet reshuffle is on the cards. Several other senior […]Read More

Central government betrayed farmers: Sachin Pilot

JAIPUR: Accusing the central government of betraying farmers, former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot on Saturday asked how will the Centre pacify farmers about the farm bills when it failed to convince its own minister over it. He demanded that the Centre withdraw the three bills in the interest of farmers. “The central government […]Read More

View: Modi needs Cabinet ministers who are competent and aren’t

BJP shouldn’t rejoice. It is dangerously close to emulating Congress. Synopsis The Cabinet may be suffering from a misallocation of portfolios. Nirmala Sitharaman is an upright and diligent finance minister with a background in economics. But should not her talent be better utilised in another important portfolio, leaving finance to say, railways and commerce minister […]Read More

Trudeau ends cabinet retreat with promise to safely kickstart economy,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers wrapped up a three-day cabinet retreat today with a promise to keep Canadians safe during the pandemic while building a cleaner, more resilient economy. The government is set to outline its refocused agenda in a speech from the throne Sept. 23. Initially, Trudeau had promised an ambitious green economic recovery […]Read More

Cabinet weighing housing plan and EI reform as government prepares

The federal cabinet will meet for several days next week to finalize a throne speech and a fall agenda that’s likely to include significant investments in housing and a long-term overhaul of the employment insurance system, senior government sources tell CBC News. The government also will use its speech from the throne on Sept. 23 to signal its intention to […]Read More

Cabinet shuffle prompts Ottawa to adopt new tack for dealing

The Prime Minister’s Office is adopting a new approach to managing its most-important economic, security and bilateral relationship, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the situation.  More ministers will now be dealing directly with their U.S. counterparts as Ottawa takes a step back from its rigidly controlled approach to dealing with the Trump administration.  Deputy Prime […]Read More

Major cabinet decisions: Power package extended, FRP for sugarcane hiked

New Delhi: The government will extend the power-sector liquidity infusion package and relax working capital lending limits by Power Finance Corp and REC for distribution companies. The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), which also approved an increase in Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane by Rs […]Read More

Chetan Chauhan second UP cabinet minister to die from coronavirus

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Chetan Chauhan on Sunday became the second state cabinet minister to succumb to coronavirus. Chauhan, 73, a former India cricketer, was a BJP MLA from Naugawan Sadat and was currently holding the portfolios of Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD and Civil Security in the Yogi Adityanath government. A two-time Lok […]Read More