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  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks about the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra 4 days ago

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha talks about the Shiv Sena joining the BJP government. With the cabinet expansion Shiv Sena and BJP join hands again after 15 years. ...
  • Delhi: AAP looking to tap students to expand volunteer base November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to increase its volunteer base ahead of Delhi Assembly elections, the AAP's students' wing has launched an initiative to enrol students to work for the party in the national capital. It has already started a campaign 'Vacation for the Nation' under which it has begun enrolling students...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • Why number of ministers has nothing to do with the size of government November 10, 2014

    The size of a government has nothing to do with the number of ministers it has - a fact that is getting lost today in the midst of all the brouhaha over the 65-member Union Council of Ministers. That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has added 21 more to his team...
  • Jayant Sinha takes charge as MoS in Finance Ministry November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: IIT-Delhi and Harvard Business School alumnus Jayant Sinha on Monday took charge as Minister of State in the Finance Ministry. Sinha was briefed by senior officials in the Ministry soon after taking charge. He assumes office at a time when the Ministry is preparing the Budget for 2015-16. The...
  • No support if BJP goes with NCP, says Shiv Sena November 10, 2014

    The Shiv Sena continues to keep its cards close to the chest refraining from taking a final decision on the alliance with the BJP. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena will sit in the Opposition if the BJP takes support from the NCP. The final decision is...
  • 21 new ministers inducted into the Union Cabinet November 10, 2014

    21 new ministers have been sworn in to the Union Cabinet. The cabinet comprises of 4 cabinet ministers, 3 Ministers of State with Independent charge and 14 Ministers of State. Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Birendra Singh and JP Nadda are the new Cabinet ministers. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet: Mahesh Sharma November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, new Union Minister Mahesh Sharma commented on the Shiv Sena-BJP divide. "We wanted Anil Desai and Suresh Prabhu to join the cabinet. Our overture to the Shiv Sena was generous," said Sharma. ...
  • TMC slams BJP for inducting Babul Supriyo as a 'helpless' MoS November 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Ruling Trinamool Congress slammed the BJP for inclusion of West Bengal MP Babul Supriyo as a minister of state in the expanded Union cabinet, saying an MoS could not do anything for the state. "An MoS has hardly any power to work for development of the state or for...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Narendra Modi expands his ministry November 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducts new faces in Union Council of Ministers, here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the political development....
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • Giriraj, Rudy, Ram Kripal Yadav from Bihar find berths in Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ram Kripal Yadav are amongst the 21 ministers who were sworn-in on Sunday in the Union Council of Ministers. ...
  • Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore a part of Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    BJP MP from Jaipur Rural and Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore took oath as MoS in the Narendra Modi government on Suunday. ...
  • Hansraj Ahir rewarded for exposing coal scam, inducted into Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP MP Hansraj Gangaram Ahir got his birthday gift two days earlier with his induction in the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday in apparent recognition of his role in relentlessly highlighting irregularities in coal allocation that brought the previous UPA regime to its knees. The Lok Sabha MP hailing...
  • Bandaru Dattatreya - Lone Telangana face in Modi Ministry November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: A prominent leader of the saffron party in undivided Andhra Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya rose through the ranks from being a full-time RSS pracharak to become the lone representative of the new state of Telangana in the Union Cabinet. The four-time MP from Secunderabad, Dattatreya earlier served as the Union Minister...
  • Giriraj Singh inducted into Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Giriraj Singh, who is known for his fiery and at times controversial statements, has found a berth in the Narendra Modi ministry as a representative of Bhumihars, who backed the party in Bihar and felt let down due to lack of representation in the Council of Ministers. The 62-year-old...
  • Singer-turned politician Babul Supriyo gets a berth in Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Babul Supriyo may not have achieved the stardom he would have aspired as a singer but his political career has taken off big time as the first-time MP was inducted as a minister in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday. Supriyo is one of the only two BJP MPs...
  • Second Muslim minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi makes a comeback November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a prominent Muslim face of the BJP, stages a comeback to the Union Council of Ministers, 15 years after his stint as MoS Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Najma Heptullah is the other Muslim Minister in the Cabinet, in charge of...
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy sworn in as Minister of State with Independent charge November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A pilot-cum-politician, Rajiv Pratap Rudy returns to the Union Council of Ministers riding on BJP's success in the assembly polls in Maharastra after the articulate leader played a key role in the party's victory in the politically crucial state. The induction of Rudy, who had humbled RJD chief Lalu...
  • Haryana Jat leader Birender Singh gets inducted into Narendra Modi Cabinet November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The proverbial slip between cup and lip had haunted Haryana Jat leader Birender Singh who first lost to Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the battle for Haryana Chief Minister's chair in 2004 and was then denied a Cabinet berth in Manmohan Singh government in 2010 at the last minute. And...
  • JP Nadda gets reward for loyalty, inducted into Narendra Modi Cabinet November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A master-strategist and a trusted lieutenant of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as BJP President Amit Shah, Jagat Prakash Nadda's entry into the Government is a vindication of his efficiency and dependability who prefers to work behind the scenes. A prominent student leader during his college days, mild-mannered...
  • 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...
  • Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu returns to Union Cabinet November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A qualified Chartered Accountant, Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu returns to the Union Cabinet after having served in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during when he won kudos for imparting a new dynamism to the functioning of the Power Ministry. That the 61-year-old banker-politician from coastal Konkan was in...
  • Cabinet expansion: List of newly-inducted ministers November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. Here is the full list of new ministers: Cabinet ministers: Manohar...
  • Peeved over junior minister's rank to Anil Desai, Shiv Sena skips oath-taking ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. Sena skipped the ceremony following differences over the portfolio being offered to its leader Anil Desai. Sena reportedly was eyeing a...
  • Cabinet expansion: New ministers to take oath at 1:30 pm November 9, 2014

    The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will happen today at 1:30 pm when the new ministers will take oath. ...
  • Cabinet expansion: PM hosts high tea for MPs ahead of oath ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hosting a high tea at his residence for the MPs who will take oath as Union Council of Ministers on Sunday afternoon. Political bigwigs to the likes of Manohar Parrikar, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrived at the PM's residence for the...
  • Modi Cabinet to be expanded on Sunday, Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that he will give up charge of the Defence Ministry. Finance Minister Jaitley was given additional charge of Defence Ministry on May 16. Speaking at a book launch event in the national capital, Jaitley said, "When I took...