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Officials says Rs 8500 crore has been approved for the exercise. The exercise will start from April next year. It is a list of “usual residents” of the country.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to extend the reservation of Schedule Castes (SC) and Schedule Tribes (ST) in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for another 10 years.

Maharashtra came under the President's Rule yesterday after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval for the requisite notification.

Puri said that in 1947, Delhi had a population of 8 lakh while today the population of Delhi NCR is more than 2 crore. He added that from time to time, there has been a demand to regularise the areas, which as a result of robust urbanisation, developed as unauthorised colonies.

Ravi Shankar Prasad also said that the government has no plan to close or disinvest MTNL and BSNL and expressed confidence that BSNL will become profitable in two years.

Cabinet has taken historic decision to give ownership rights to 40 lakhs people living in unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, who was also present at the briefing, said it was a timely step and the proposal had come to the cabinet after due deliberation.

IDBI Bank needs a one-time infusion of capital to complete the exercise of dealing with its legacy book, though It has already substantially cleaned up.

The move will add 15,700 more MBBS seats in the country.These medical colleges will be established in under-served areas having no such colleges with at least 200 bedded district hospitals.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that 100 per cent FDI under automatic route in coal mining and associated infrastructure has been approved.