Governor

  • Sheila Dikshit slams NDA for nudging UPA-appointed governors to quit Yesterday

    New Delhi: Attacking the NDA government for "forcing" UPA-appointed governors to quit, former Kerala Governor and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that the new dispensation targeted the holders of the constitutional office "selectively" and "humiliated" them which does not auger well for democracy. 76-year-old Dikshit, who was...
  • Rajasthan lawyers' strike: All Additional Advocate Generals resign 4 days ago

    Jaipur: All the 15 Additional Advocate Generals in Rajasthan have resigned from their posts after the High Court questioned the government on its lawyers' absence from the court. Lawyers of the High Court and lower courts in the state have been on strike for more than two months over various...
  • Case thrown out against Kenya Governor linked to massacres 5 days ago

    Mombasa: A Kenyan judge ended the case on Wednesday against the Governor of the coastal region of Lamu, who had been arrested on allegations of links to a spate of massacres. Governor Issa Timamy of Lamu was arrested in July in connection with a string of coastal killings, which were claimed...
  • Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis meet Maharashtra Governor 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan. "This was a courtesy call by Thackeray. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackerey was also present at the meeting," a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said. Earlier on Wednesday, state BJP president Devendra Fadanvis also...
  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sit-in, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Depends on Lt Governor whom he invites to form Delhi government, says Rajnath Singh September 6, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Home Minister Rajnath Singh commented on BJP forming a government in Delhi. " It depends on Lieutenant Governor whom he invites to form the government. BJP is the largest party in Delhi," said Rajnath. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • L-G reports to MHA, BJP likely to be invited to form government in Delhi September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday received a report from the Lieutenant General Najeeb Jung on the stalemate over government formation in Delhi. In the report, Jung has sought President's nod to consult Bharatiya Janata Party, the single largest party in the Assembly on government formation, say...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam sworn in as Kerala Governor September 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former chief justice of India (CJI) P. Sathasivam was sworn in as the new Governor of Kerala on Friday morning. The acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court, Ashok Bhushan, administered the oath to Sathasivam at the Raj Bhavan here. Sathasivam is the first former CJI to become the Governor...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit hints at returning to active politics September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sheila Dikshit, who had resigned as Kerala Governor, on Thursday dropped enough hints of returning to active politics and said her future role in the party will be decided by the Congress leadership. Dikshit, a three-time Chief Minister of Delhi, said she will abide by any decision the Congress...
  • Opportunity to utilise my rich experience, says Kerala Governor Sathasivam September 4, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam will formally take over as the new Kerala Governor on Friday. The government went ahead with his appointment despite a lot of objection from the opposition as well as the legal fraternity. Sathasivam dismissed the controversy saying the state will gain from his...
  • I accept the role of Kerala Governor, says P Sathasivam September 4, 2014

    Kerala Governor P Sathasivam is steering away from the controversy over his appointment saying he is looking forward to accepting the new role. He said, "I accept the Central government's order to make me the Governor of Kerala. I am well aware of the duties I will be expected to...
  • Will the decision to appoint former CJI Sathasivam Kerala Governor be open to legal challenge? September 3, 2014

    The President on Wednesday cleared the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala despite political opposition and criticism from the legal fraternity. Will it be open to legal challenge? CNN-IBN's Arunima reports. ...
  • Government overlooks objections, appoints former CJI Sathasivam Governor of Kerala September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Overlooking all objections from the opposition parties and the judiciary itself, the Government on Wednesday appointed former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam the Governor of Kerala. Sathasivam had retired as the CJI in April this year and he is the first former CJI to be appointed as a...
  • Appointing a former CJI as governor is a bad precedent: Justice VN Khare September 3, 2014

    Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam's name has been finalised for the post of Kerala Governor, which has led to a new controversy. Former Chief Justice of India VN Khare has said that such a move will lead to more political intervention in judiciary in the coming years. In...
  • Appointing Sathasivam as Kerala Governor will lead to political interference in judiciary: Ex-CJI VN Khare September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam's name has been finalised for the post of Kerala Governor, which has led to a new controversy. Both the political and the legal fraternity have slammed the government's move calling it a bad precedent. Voicing his objection, former Chief Justice of India...
  • Kerala HC Advocates Association against appointment of ex-CJI as Governor September 2, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court Advocates Association on Tuesday passed a resolution, requesting President Pranab Mukherjee not to appoint former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor. The association passed the resolution with a thumping majority during an extra-ordinary general body meeting held on Tuesday. Only two members opposed...
  • Congress slams Centre over reports of appointment of Sathasivam as Kerala Governor September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government over reports of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam being appointed as Kerala Governor. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has also objected to the appointment saying he was never consulted. Sources said that the Home Ministry has forwarded Sathasivam's...
  • Centre goes ahead with Justice Sathasivam's appointment as Kerala Governor: sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government has decided to go ahead with the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivem as the Governor of Kerala, say sources, despite the fears expressed by lawyer bodies, said sources. The Ministry of Home Affairs has forwarded the proposal to appoint Justice Sathasivam as...
  • Kerala: Move to appoint ex-CJI as Governor sparks debate September 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Karnataka CM unhappy he was not consulted on Governor's appointment by Centre August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: On the eve of the swearing-in of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state. "It is customary that the Chief Minister is consulted before appointing the new Governor; they have done...
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor August 31, 2014

    Panaji: Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday sworn-in as the Governor of Goa, following the resignation of BV Wanchoo. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj Bhawan on...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam to be the next Kerala Governor August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam is all set to become the Governor of Kerala after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit vacated the post earlier this week. Justice Sathasivam served as the CJI from 2007-14. Dikshit was the seventh UPA-appointed governor to quit after the change of power...
  • C Vidyasagar Rao sworn-in as Maharashtra governor August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: C Vidyasagar Rao was on Saturday sworn in as governor of Maharashtra at a function in Raj Bhavan. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rao, a senior BJP leader from Telangana. Rao took over from Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, who was given...
  • Manipur Governor VK Duggal resigns August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Manipur Governor VK Duggal on Thursday tendered his resignation, adding to the list of governors who resigned ever since the Narendra Modi government took over. "I have resigned on my own volition," said Duggal as he resigned from the post. On Tuesday, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit too had...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh August 26, 2014

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy step...
  • Congress silent on Sheila Dikshit's resignation as Kerala Governor August 26, 2014

    Sheila Dikshit resigned as Kerala Governor on Tuesday, a day after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. ...