The government also informed the Lok Sabha that it had decided to conduct field trials of plastic currency notes of Rs 10 in five cites.
Attorney General KK Venugopal opposed a suggestion mooted by the top court that the government should submit a stays report on investigation in a sealed cover envelope.
"Most important for us at this point of time as policy-makers and also as stakeholders who are at the receiving end... We do not have a national e-commerce policy and we do not have a consolidated legal framework to deal with it.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the Finance Bill 2018, which contains taxation proposals of his fifth and final budget, as well as the appropriation bill that details spendings in various departments, amid din created by slogan-shouting opposition. The bills were passed by voice vote.
The possibility of aircraft having such engines being grounded till the issues are resolved has not been ruled out. In the latest incident, an IndiGo flight operated with A320 neo aircraft today suffered engine failure and made an emergency landing at Ahmedabad airport.
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 aims to impound and sell assets of fugitives such as Nirav Modi, who is alleged to be behind the nearly Rs 12,700 crore fraud at Punjab National Bank.
Besides, over 2.26 lakh firms have been de-registered for not filing the requisite returns under the Companies Act for two or more years. While over three lakh directors have also been barred from taking up board positions.
Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash C Garg had said yesterday that the government was expecting "some more" dividend from the central bank this month.
"Government is mulling action against cement cos for cartelisation," ET Now quoted the Minister Of Road Transport And Highways Nitin Gadkari as saying.
The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the plan on Wednesday which aims to stop farmers from burning the crop residues ahead of winter planting.
The government in its budget last month announced a fiscal deficit target of 3.3 percent of the gross domestic product for 2018/19 fiscal year starting April, higher than its previous target of 3.0 percent.
According to sources, representatives from Fitch are scheduled to meet Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg and other finance ministry officials on March 7.
The housing and urban affairs minister had recently said that the AAP-led city government was sitting on the project, which is pending for the last three years.
The industry body however said that the exercise needs to be carried out cautiously and the government must ensure that investigations do not cripple lending and dampen business sentiment.
"The PMO took a keen interest in this. The decision is in line with our empowerment without appeasement policy," Naqvi told reporters.
"The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for six-laning of Nidagatta - Mysuru Section of NH-275 from km 74.2to km 135.3 on Hybrid Annuity Mode in Karnataka," Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The two businessmen are the key suspects in one of the biggest scams in the banking industry, and multiple investigation agencies are probing the case.
Alkyl Amines Chemicals had asked for an anti-dumping probe on 'Monoisopropylamine ' and imposition of levy to discourage cheap imports.
Addressing the inaugural session of the India Pharma and Medical Device conclave here, the chemicals and fertilisers minister also reiterated the need for a separate Ministry for Pharma and Medical Devices.
"Sugar production is estimated to rise nearly 24.9 million tonnes in 2017-18 season (October-September) from 20.2 million tonnes in the previous year," Paswan told reporters.
The security aspects are being reviewed by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) before giving clearance for various stages of the projects.
"Spectrum above 3000 MHz will be put up for auction for the first time in the forthcoming auction," telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
A persistent rise in bond yields has raised worries among senior government officials about a potential increase in overall interest rates in the economy.
Hasmukh Adhia said he will discuss the issue of fall in local markets with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
At present, pilot projects for rice silos have been undertaken by state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) at Kaimur and Buxar in Bihar to test the technology.