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  • J&K: Omar Abdullah decides to step down as caretaker Chief Minister January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Omar Abdullah on Thursday decided not to continue as caretaker Chief Minister, arguing that the state needed a full-time administrator to deal with the situation along the border with Pakistan. Omar met state Governor NN Vohra in Delhi on Wednesday night soon after his return from London after a 12-day...
  • Raghubar Das assures corruption-free development in Jharkhand December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: Development work will be free of corruption and services will be delivered in a time-bound manner, said the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday. "Developmental works will be corruption-free. It has been decided that there will be an administration with accountability, responsibility will be fixed and services will...
  • Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver: Congress December 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Congress on Sunday said it will allow the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led government six months' time to deliver and assured support to its people-oriented policies. Observing the 130th foundation day of the party on Sunday, East Singhbhum district Congress committee president Vikay Khan said the party would allow...
  • Raghubar Das's journey from 'mazdoor' to Chief Minister of Jharkhand December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: Initiating his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77 and having worked as a labourer in Tata Steel, Raghubar Das has traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Das joined the BJP as...
  • Jharkhand CM designate Raghuvar Das meets BJP chief ahead of swearing-in December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of his swearing-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister on Sunday, Raghuvar Das met BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday and discussed with him government formation in the state. The 59-year-old BJP leader, a national vice-president of the party who will be the first non-tribal Chief Minister...
  • CM-designate Raghubar Das all set to take Jharkhand on development path December 26, 2014

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Jharkhand CM-designate Raghubar Das is confident that he will be able to take the state towards development with its first stable government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Das said, "We could have led this state towards development but could not due to the political scenario. We can...
  • Profile of Jhakhand CM designate Raghubar Das December 26, 2014

    Five-time Jamshedpur East MLA Raghubar Das is all set to take over as the sixth chief minister of Jharkhand. Das will be the first non-tribal leader to become the state's chief minister. The low profile Das was born on May 3, 1955. He passed matric from Bhalubasa Harijan High School and...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • Omar to skip Modi's meeting on Planning Commission December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will not attend chief ministers meet called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the revamping of Planning Commission. Abdullah has cited ongoing Assembly polls as the reason to skip the meet which will take place on Sunday in New Delhi. Apart from Omar,...
  • Former Arunachal CM Jarbom Gamlin passes away December 1, 2014

    Gurgaon/Itanagar: Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin died at a hospital in Gurgaon, his family said on Monday. He was 53. Gamlin was suffering from liver thrombosis when he passed away on Sunday night. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.His body will be flown to...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah signs up for eye donation November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has decided to donate his eyes after death. He has signed for eye donation at Karnataka's premier government-run eye hospital Minto Eye Hospital in Bengaluru. Siddaramaiah has taken an eye donation card from the hospital after signing relevant documents. His eye card says...
  • Man freed of charge of threatening to kill former Delhi CM Dikshit November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, accused of making hoax calls in 2012 about killing the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has been let off by a sessions court here, which said Delhi Police did not follow mandatory requirements in the investigation. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Lokesh Kumar Sharma upheld the order of...
  • Parrikar refuses to comment on portfolio November 9, 2014

    Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar who will be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers today refused to comment on his portfolio. ...
  • Laxmikant Parsekar to be sworn in as Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar to join Narendra Modi's Cabinet November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar has been named as the next Goa Chief Minister, declared Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Parsekar will be sworn in at Raj Bhawan at 4 PM on Saturday. Parsekar has strong RSS links and currently holds the portfolio of the state Health Minister. Parsekar,...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is tipped to become the Union Defence Minister, on Saturday tendered his resignation from the post paving way for the appointment of his successor in the state. Parrikar faxed his resignation to State Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan this afternoon, after meeting...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post: sources November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Manohar Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister on Saturday. The 58-year-old submitted his resignation through fax to Governor Mridula Sinha. Sources have tipped that state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to be the next CM, even as a certain section of the Goa cabinet rooted for deputy CM...
  • Tussle over Chief Ministerial post, a sign of internal democracy: Manohar Parrikar November 8, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar discussed his shift to the national capital and said that the rebellion within BJP in the state on the issue of Chief Ministership is only a sign of internal democracy in the party. ...
  • Race for Goa CM heats up, Parrikar downplays rebellion in party as 3 MLAs eye the post November 8, 2014

    Panaji: With the Union Cabinet expansion due on Sunday, Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who will be moving to the Centre to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's team, has played down the rebellion in the party over the tussle to take his post in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza...
  • Bihar CM under fire for nepotism, son-in-law quits job as PA November 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law quit the job as the CM's personal assistant after opposition attacked the former over nepotism. ...
  • The 11-year-old who interviewed Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had one-of-a-kind interviewer come knocking at his doors when 11-year-old Drishti Harchandani wanted to interview the newly-elected CM of Maharashtra for her school assignment. But getting in contact with the CM was not an easy task for Drishti. She was sent back by the CM's security...
  • Judiciary will do its work and Haryana government its own: Khattar on Vadra November 2, 2014

    Speaking on the land deals of businessman Robert Vadra, the newly-elected Chief Minister of Haryana said, "judiciary will do its work and Haryana government will do its own work." ...
  • Devendra Fadvanis: From ABVP worker to Maharashtra CM October 28, 2014

    Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was born on 22 July 1970. He has been the president of Maharashtra state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party and an MLA from Nagpur. He has also served as Mayor of Nagpur. ...
  • Maharashtra: BJP to stake claim to form government today October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to finalise its deal with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the party will stake claim to form government in the state on Tuesday evening. BJP, the single largest party in state with 134 MLAs will meet Governor C Vidyasagar at 6:30 pm...
  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP CM, says will support the leader who takes Maharashtra forward October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has said that they will support Bharatiya Janata Party's decision on Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "Whoever is made Chief Minister, be it Nitin Gadkari or Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena will support the leader who takes Maharshtra forward, " the editorial said. The editorial...
  • Live: Manohar Lal Khattar sworn in as new Chief Minister of Haryana October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: 11:40 AM: Anil Viz, Kavita Jain, OP Dhankar and Ram Vilas sharma sworn-in as ministers in Khattar's cabinet 11:30 AM: Om Prakash Dhankar sworn-in as minister in Khattar's cabinet 11:27 AM: Khattar was an RSS worker from 1980 to 1994 and then joined the BJP. Sources say he is a close...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...
  • Maharashtra: Gadkari again rules himself out of CM race, says not willing to go to state October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has once again ruled himself out of the race for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post. After his meeting with Maharashtra BJP unit president Devendra Fadnavis, Gadkari said, "I am not in the CM race, I do not want to be...
  • Caste equations to decide the next Haryana CM October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After a historic win, comes the challenge of government formation in Haryana. The BJP with 47 seats has a clear majority but once again it boils down to caste equations. Emulating Bhajan Lal's formula of mobilising non-Jats, the choice in the BJP may finally narrow down to Karnal MLA...
  • Haryana: BJP prefers non-Jat leader for CM post, say sources October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As the race for the post of Haryana CM heats up, BJP sources tell CNN-IBN that the state may get a non-Jat CM after a gap of over two decades. This indicates that Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar has an edge over Narnaund MLA Captain Abhimanyu who is a...
  • DA case convict Jayalalithaa arrives in Chennai to a hero's welcome after 21 days in jail October 18, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening after spending 21 days in a Bangalore prison following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case to a hero's welcome. The special flight carrying Jayalalithaa landed at Chennai airport and when she came out,...