Governor

  • Andhra: Governor seeks clarity on special responsibility under Telangana Bill 12-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan has sought certain "clarifications" from the Centre on the "special responsibilities" of the Governor in the new state of Telangana and the residual state of Andhra Pradesh under the AP Reorganisation Act-2014. Under the Act, there will be one Governor for the two...
  • China official says Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals 08-04-2014 10:13 AM

    The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism. Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia,...
  • Kejriwal asks Delhi L-G to hold early Assembly elections 31-03-2014 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal met the Delhi Lieutenant Governor on Monday regarding holding early elections in the city. "After resigning from the Delhi government, we had recommended that elections be held as soon as possible, but the BJP and the Congress are running away from the...
  • Chandigarh: Haryana Governor's aircraft crashlands, no casualties 27-03-2014 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Haryana Governor, Jagannath Pahadia, had a narrow escape on Thursday when his aircraft allegedly crashlanded at the Chandigarh airport. The mishap happened on the runway as the aircraft carrying Pahadia was about to take off from the Chandigarh technical airport. Pahadia has been taken to a hospital...
  • Governor Aziz Qureshi honours martyred soldier's wife 21-03-2014 08:49 PM

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Friday honoured Priya Semwal who was recently commissioned into the Indian Army as a junior officer after she lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years ago. Speaking at a function held in her honour at Raj Bhawan, the Governor showered praise on Lt...
  • Sheila Dikshit sworn-in as Kerala Governor 11-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Veteran Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was sworn in as Kerala Governor at the Raj Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Kerala High Court Chief Justice Manjula Chellur administered the oath of office. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleagues were also present on the occasion....
  • Sheila Dikshit to be sworn in as Kerala Governor today 11-03-2014 09:44 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be sworn in as Kerala Governor on Tuesday. She was accorded a reception on her arrival at the airport on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his wife Mariyamma Oommen, Speaker G Karthikeyan, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and senior government officials welcomed her....
  • BL Joshi sworn-in as UP Governor for second term 06-03-2014 03:37 PM

    BL Joshi was sworn-in as the Uttar Pradesh Governor for the second time today by Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud. At a function here at Rajbhawan, Joshi was sworn in as the Governor for the second term in presence of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister...
  • Chidambaram to discuss United Bank crisis with RBI Governor 05-03-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said he will discuss United Bank of India's bad loan crisis with the Reserve Bank Governor later this week. "United Bank is a special case. We will deal with that. It's not an alarming case...UBI issue will be discussed separately when the...
  • Kejriwal fumes as Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit as Kerala Governor 05-03-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at the Congress for appointing former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as the Kerala Governor. He has called it an attempt to shield the former CM who is facing an inquiry in the Commonwealth Games corruption cases. "Sheila Dikshit's...
  • Delhi power crisis: Anil Ambani meets Lt Governor 19-02-2014 11:58 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for nearly an hour which officials described as a "courtesy call." Both sides declined to comment on the deliberations between Ambani and Jung. The meeting comes against the backdrop of issues concerning two group companies...
  • Lt Governor asks DJB to ensure implementation of AAP's water scheme 19-02-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure effective implementation of the water scheme launched by the previous AAP Government and also ensure that there is no water crisis in the city. "DJB was asked to plan for its (scheme's) effective implementations in...
  • Andhra Pradesh heading for President's Rule? 19-02-2014 10:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh may be heading for President's Rule as the Congress is not likely to name a successor to N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, who resigned as chief minister on Wednesday to protest against the state's break up. The Congress leadership has not taken a final decision as it is...
  • Kejriwal asks Lt Governor to start SIT probe on anti-Sikh riots 19-02-2014 09:27 PM

    New Delhi: AAP's convener and former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday requested Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to set in motion the process of setting up the Special Investigation Team (SIT) for probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by officially notifying it. "Some of the witnesses are already old and setting...
  • Kejriwal says AAP members shouldn't have called L-G a Congress agent 16-02-2014 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Outgoing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that the Aam Aadmi Party leaders should not have called Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung a Congress agent. Speaking to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Kejriwal said, "The words used against the Lieutenant Governor by some AAP partymen should not have been...
  • L-G to send report on Delhi government's resignation on Saturday 14-02-2014 11:15 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenan Governor Najeeb Jung is expected to give his report to the Centre on Saturday on the follow up action in the wake of resignation of the Aam Aadmi Party Government. Sources said he would give his report on the situation to the President through the Union...
  • Governor calls for more facilities for Char Dham pilgrims 14-02-2014 08:02 PM

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Fridaycalled for devising an effective formula or passing of alegislation in Parliament offering the same facilities to CharDham pilgrims as given to Haj pilgrims. "All facilities like the economic assistance given to Hajyatris (pilgrims) should be provided to Char Dham pilgrimsalso.An effective formula should be...
  • We didn't vote against Bill, voted for L-G's message: Congress 14-02-2014 07:56 PM

    New Delhi: Amid intense speculation that Arvind Kejriwal will resign as Delhi Chief Minister following the defeat of the Jan Lokpal Bill due to stiff opposition by Congress and BJP, Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely said his party did not vote against the Bill, but voted in favour of...
  • Harish Rawat meets Aziz Qureshi, briefs him on Governor's Conference 12-02-2014 08:20 AM

    A day ahead of the Governors' Conference in Delhi on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday met Governor Aziz Qureshi and briefed him about the steps taken to strengthen the infrastructure hit hard by the catastrophic deluge last year. Rawat called on Qureshi on Tuesday afternoon and discussed...
  • Lt Governor seeks Union Law Ministry's view on Jan Lokpal Bill 10-02-2014 03:38 PM

    Lt Governor Najeeb Jang on Monday sought Union Law Ministry's opinion on the constitutional position whether it was necessary for the Delhi government to obtain prior approval from the Centre before tabling the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly. In a statement, the Lt Governor's office said to avoid any...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: Lieutenant Governor is a Congress agent, says AAP 09-02-2014 06:22 PM

    Former journalist and Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has made it clear that we will go to any extent to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill. The party will stand by him. We believe that the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung is working as a...
  • Will go to any extend to get Jan Lokpal Bill passed, says Kejriwal 08-02-2014 09:45 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he will go to any extent to have it passed. But the AAP government has now clarified that they never sought legal opinion from 4 experts on the Jan Lokpal Bill. It says they only sought opinion on the Home Ministry...
  • Delhi Jan Lokpal: Has Kejriwal sparked off a constitutional crisis? 07-02-2014 09:40 PM

    Tensions between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung have escalated over the Jan Lokpal Bill. The AAP has accused Jung of working for the Congress. The stage is now set for a confrontation between the Centre and the state. ...
  • Full text: Kejriwal's letter to L-G on Jan Lokpal Bill 07-02-2014 05:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday wrote to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung justifying the Delhi Cabinet's decision to clear the Jan Lokpal Bill. "There is no provision in the Constitution that consent needs to be taken from the Centre (before passing the Bill). If for every...
  • Arunachal boy death: L-G questions magisterial probe, HC takes cognisance 03-02-2014 01:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Lieutenant Governor today asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why a magisterial probe had been ordered into the killing of an Arunachal student in the capital last week. "If an FIR has been lodged by the police, why seek a separate magisterial probe?" the L-G's query said....
  • Conditions getting into place for strong economic growth: RBI Governor 31-01-2014 01:26 PM

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has the tough job of making sure that inflationary pressures are kept under check though monetary policy reviews. IN an exclusive interview to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Rajan admitted that Indian economy was passing through a rough phase but expressed confidence that...
  • AAP vs DCW chief: Kejriwal pushes for 'fair, unbiased person' for post 30-01-2014 11:26 AM

    The Delhi Lieutenant Governor has sought legal opinion after the AAP government sent a recommendation to him to appoint eminent social worker Maitreyi Pushpa as the DCW chairperson in place of Barkha Singh, who has accused AAP of threatening her. ...
  • Vinod Kumar Binny meets Delhi L-G, seeks action against Somnath Bharti 27-01-2014 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Former Aam Aadmi Party leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Monday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, a day after he was expelled by AAP on grounds of indiscipline. Addressing the media after the meeting, the Laxmi Nagar MLA said the L-G assured that action on Delhi law Minister Somnath...
  • Goa: Building collapse, corruption dominates Governor's Republic Day speech 26-01-2014 01:50 PM

    Corruption and the Canacona building collapse incident dominated Goa Governor B V Wanchoo's speech on the occasion of Republic Day in Panaji on Sunday. Addressing the parade, the Governor referred to the January 4 incident in which over 30 people died after a five-storey building caved in at Canacona town....
  • Indian-American Neel Kashkari to run for California governor 22-01-2014 12:39 PM

    Former Indian-American US Treasury official Neel Kashkari, architect of the bank bailout during the 2008 financial crisis, plans to run for governor of California with a pledge to create jobs and improve public schools. "Today, the gift of a good education and the opportunity it creates are out of reach...