CHIEF MINISTER

  • AIADMK demands continuation of free rice scheme in Puducherry 5 days ago

    Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK on Sunday lambasted the AINRC government for causing 'chaos and confusion' in the working of the free rice scheme, envisaging supply of 10 kg rice to every family in Puducherry and Karaikal regions. AIADMK legislator A Anbalagan told in Puducherry the scheme was one of the poll promises...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bhopal: Police release water canon on Congress workers protesting Vyapam scam February 18, 2015

    Bhopal: Opposition Congress protested against Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh over the Vyapam scam with the police releasing water canon on the protestors. Earlier in the day, the state Assembly also witnessed ruckus. The Congress leaders walked out while Governor Ram Naresh Yadav was delivering his speech on the...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP walks out from all-party meeting called by state Speaker February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday boycotted an all-party meeting called by the state Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary ahead of the Assembly session. The Bihar Assembly is scheduled to meet on February 20 for Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority. Meanwhile, the Patna High Court will on...
  • BJP calls legislature party meet to discuss Manjhi issue February 17, 2015

    Patna: Refusing to show its cards, BJP on Tuesday said it would decide on survival of the Jitan Ram Manjhi government during the trust vote on February 20. "Two days are left, the party will decide its stand on Manjhi trust vote on February 20 on the floor of the Assembly,"...
  • Proud that one of our volunteers has become Delhi CM: Anna Hazare February 14, 2015

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday greeted Arvind Kejriwal and said he is proud that one of his volunteers has become the Chief Minister of Delhi. "I had congratulated Arvind on the counting day as well. I again congratulate him for having taken oath as the Chief Minister....
  • New CM Kejriwal holds meetings at Secretariat February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after taking oath as chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on February 14 reached the Delhi Secretariat where he met senior officials and held discussions with his ministerial colleagues. Ministers Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Jitender Singh Tomar also accompanied him. Kejriwal had a...
  • Bihar political crisis: Cannot just remove Manjhi, will follow procedures, says Governor February 13, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said he cannot arbitrarily remove Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from his post as demanded by the JDU faction led by Nitish Kumar. Responding to the demand made by Kumar, Tripathi said, "I cannot just remove Manjhi. I have to follow a proper systematic procedure,"...
  • Political crisis in Bihar: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expelled from JD(U), says KC Tyagi February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday was expelled from the Janata Dal (United), said party spokesperson KC Tyagi even as Manjhi's supporters moved the Patna High Court against his dismissal. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi on Monday, Tyagi said JDU national president Sharad Yadav has expelled...
  • Bihar: CM Manjhi takes U-turn, withholds dissolution of state assembly February 7, 2015

    Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi called a Cabinet meeting and decided to recommend dissolution of Bihar Assembly to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy but later withheld it. Two thirds of the ministers, all of them Nitish supporters, opposed the dissolution proposal. ...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish Kumar as their leader, pave the way for him to replace Manjhi as Bihar CM February 7, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United MLAs on Saturday unanimously elected former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as leader of the Legislative party. Out of 111 JDU MLAs 97 were present at the legislative party meeting in Patna on Saturday and their decision paves the way for Nitish Kumar to take over...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi defies diktat, calls JD(U) Legislature Party meet on Feb 20 February 6, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has defied his party diktat and called for Janata Dal (United) Legislative Party meet on February 20. The matter is likely to snowball into a major political drama in the days to come if Manjhi and the JD(U) leadership stick to their respective...
  • Delhi elections: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appeals all to vote for AAP February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the people of Delhi to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates during the Assembly elections on February 7. In a tweet, Banerjee said, "Delhi elections on 7. My request to...
  • Delhi polls: Centre and state go hand in hand, says Rahul Ram Indian Ocean bassist January 31, 2015

    Indian Ocean bassist Rahul Ram said that the people of Delhi should choose a chief minister of their choice in the upcoming Delhi polls. He stressed on the need for the Centre and state to work together to bring about development. ...
  • RSS clears Kiran Bedi's name as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days after former IPS officer and team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her name as the chief ministerial candidate of the party in New Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet next week where...
  • Hypocrisy thy name is BJP: Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi January 17, 2015

    "Those who did not fulfill their dream of becoming Police Commissioner want to be CM, hypocrisy thy name is BJP," says Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. ...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Haven't become Chief Minister to sit on files, says Devendra Fadnavis December 2, 2014

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he did not become a chief minister to "sit" on files. "I have not become a Chief Minister to sit on files, like the previous ones, but to clear genuine files quickly," Fadnavis said at a function, inaugurating the 'Agri Mahotsav' at Dombivili. "The...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi dubs upper caste people as foreigners, BJP slams comment November 12, 2014

    Patna: Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as 'foreigners and descendants of Aryan race', a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for 'stoking caste tension' in the state. "The upper caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryan race....they...
  • IIT-B alumnus Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Cabinet Minister, likely to handle Defence Ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: From a RSS pracharak to a Union Minister, technocrat-turned politician Manohar Gopalkrishna Parrikar, a three-time Goa Chief Minister, is known for his administrative acumen and clean image to leave an indelible mark on the politics of the tiny state. A Mumbai IIT graduate in metallurgical engineering and among the...
  • Laxmikant Parsekar elected unanimously by MLAs, sworn in as Goa CM November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the new Goa Chief Minister at Raj Bhawan at 4 PM on Saturday. Parsekar earlier held the portfolio of the state Health Minister. An elated Parsekar who has strong RSS links, said, "I am very happy to be elected as the CM". Parsekar...
  • Ahead of Parrikar's resignation, MLAs threaten to resign if Francis D'Souza not made Goa CM November 8, 2014

    Panaji: As the race for the next Goa Chief Minister gets tougher, the rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state is coming to the fore. Some MLAs have threatened to resign if Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza is not elevated after Manohar Parrikar quits as the Chief...
  • Police is acting against the accused, circular sent across schools: Karnataka CM October 31, 2014

    "Police is acting against the accused, he has been arrested. Since most of these incidents are happening inside private schools, the school management will have to act strictly against it," said Karnataka chief minister reacting to the rape of a 6-year-old in Bangalore. ...
  • PM Modi congratulates new Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar who was sworn in as Haryana chief minister. "Congratulations to Shri Manohar Lal Khattar on taking oath as Haryana CM," Modi said in a tweet. "I wish Shri Manohar Lal Khattar & his team the very best in...
  • Haryana gets first BJP government as Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as CM to lead the state October 26, 2014

    Panchkula: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Lal Khattar has become the 10th Chief Minister of Haryana following his swearing-in ceremony in Panchkula at HUDA ground in Sector 5. Khattar took oath with five other BJP MLAs - Om Prakash Dhankar, Anil Viz, Kavita Jain, OP Dhankar, Ram Vilas Sharma as...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar set to be Haryana Chief Minister as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader October 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday chose Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. This is after 15 years that the state has a non-Jat Chief Minister after having Jat Chief Ministers for three terms consecutively. Khattar will be sworn in as the CM...
  • BJP MLAs Captain Abhimanyu Singh, Manohar Lal Khattar in close race to be Haryana CM October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party won a complete majority in Haryana but it is still in dilemma on who to appoint the chief minister. Party sources said that the legislature party will meet on Tuesday in Chandigarh. Sources added that BJP observers Venkaiah Naidu and Dinesh sharma will hold...