Oath

  • Incumbent Lithuanian president takes oath for second term July 12, 2014

    Vilnius: Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday took oath of office for a second five-year term as president of Lithuania. Grybauskaite, who successfully defended her presidency during the election in May, attended the solemn ceremony held in the Seimas, Lithuania's parliament, Xinhua reported. "By placing a special focus on transparency in civil service and...
  • Aziz Qureshi takes oath as UP Governor June 23, 2014

    Uttrakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi was today administered oath of office as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh following the resignation of BL Joshi. Qureshi has been given additional charge of UP. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud administered the oath to Qureshi at a function organised at Raj Bhawan...
  • Watch: Preparations in full swing for Chandrababu Naidu's swearing-in ceremony June 8, 2014

    CNN-IBN takes you thought the ground in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh where TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu is set to take oath as the first Chief Minister of the new state of Andhra Pradesh. Naidu will be sworn in with his 18 ministers at a on Sunday evening....
  • Live blog: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the first chief minister of the new Andhra Pradesh. Sources told CNN-IBN that the new Andhra Pradesh Cabinet will have 20 ministers....
  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM today June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. While the swearing-in of his Telangana counterpart was...
  • Sumitra Mahajan to be elected as Lok Sabha Speaker today June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be elected as the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming only the second woman after Congress's Meira Kumar to hold post. The Speaker's election will take place on Friday afternoon after the remaining members of the House are...
  • Rahul Gandhi, Varun take oath one after another in Lok Sabhava June 5, 2014

    Rahul and Varun Gandhi on the opposite sides of the political spectrum took oath as members of the 16th Lok Sabha one after the other. The cousins, who have won from neighbouring Amethi and Sultanpur constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, belong to Congress and BJP respectively. Rahul was the first to take...
  • Festive atmosphere in Lok Sabha as members take oath June 5, 2014

    Festive atmosphere and bonhomie prevailed in Lok Sabha on Thursday with members donning traditional dress and head gears and many taking oath in their mother tongue. Three Delhi MPs -- Maheish Giri, Meenakshi Lekhi and Parvesh Saheb Singh Verma -- took oath in Sanskrit, others did so in Maithili, Konkani, Assamese,...
  • Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti take oath in Sanskrit June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took her oath as a member of the newly-elected 16th Lok Sabha in impeccable Sanskrit on Thursday. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was followed by party colleague Uma Bharti, Union Minister for water resources and Ganga rejuvenation, who also took her oath as...
  • Live: PM Narendra Modi sworn in as a Member of the 16th Lok Sabha June 14, 2014

    MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha to be sworn in today ...
  • First Chief Minister KCR set to guide Telangana's destiny June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: For TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, the metamorphosis from being the leader of separate statehood agitation by starting of with only a handful of supporters in 2001 to securing majority on his own and occupying the Chief Minister's chair in Telangana today is complete. The 60-year-old KCR, as he is...
  • Chandrababu Naidu invites KCR for his swearing-in ceremony June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu rang up Telangana Rashtra Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), who took over as Telangana's first Chief Minister on Monday and invited the latter to his swearing-in ceremony as Andhra Pradesh CM on June 8. Though KCR did not extend...
  • Arun Jaitley assumes office as Union Finance Minister May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Arun Jaitley took charge as the Union Finance Minister on Tuesday. Going by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'minimum government, maximum governance' policy, Jaitley is heading a cluster of ministries including Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs. Jaitley was sworn in as a Minister on...
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Sharif, whose visit was clouded in speculations over his presence for the event, walked down the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on Monday evening, marking...
  • Modi's Cabinet: Probable portfolios for the Council of Minsters June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: All the 45 members of Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers took oath along with him on Monday but a final say is yet to be taken on the distribution of portfolios. While it is almost clear that Bharatiya Janata Party Pesident Rajnath Singh will be inducted as the Home...
  • Najma Heptullah- the only Muslim face in Narendra Modi Cabinet June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Grand-niece of eminent freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Najma Heptullah is the lone Muslim face in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Once a prominent Congress member in the Rajya Sabha, she left the party in 2004 due to a strain in relationship with top party leaders for her close...
  • Venkaiah Naidu- BJP's south Indian face gets second stint in Union Cabinet May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An astute leader, inspiring orator and a committed party worker, M Venkaiah Naidu became the BJP president in 2002 and is among the party's prominent faces from southern India. This is his second stint as a Union Minister, after heading the Rural Development Ministry in the year 2000. Hailing from...
  • PMO website relaunched within seconds of Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Narendra Modi taking oath as tehe 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday, the PMO website was relaunched carrying his picture and profile. "As we devote ourselves to take India's development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation," Modi said...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first message to the country after assuming office June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi- the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. After assuming office as the PM, he reached out to the country with a message he posted on...
  • Maneka Gandhi- the sole Gandhi family member in BJP government May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Animal-rights activist Maneka Gandhi made a comeback to the union cabinet as the only member of the Gandhi family in the BJP-led government. The seven-time MP and younger daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi was also in the council of ministers during the previous NDA...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi- the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. With the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan in the background, President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy in...
  • Narendra Modi to have 'minimum government, maximum governance policy' May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, the Gujarat government released a statement on Modi's 'minimum government, maximum governance' policy. According to the press release, Modi's Cabinet will be limited to a few Cabinet ministers. His aim is to 'transform entity of assembled ministries to Organic...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Modi oath taking: Rashtrapati Bhavan gears up for its biggest event ever May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. This is the first time...
  • Nawaz Sharif's daughter hails his decision to attend Modi's swearing-in May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam hailed her father's decision to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in saying the step will help in restoring fraying bilateral ties. In an exclusive statement emailed to Network 18, Maryam said, "The invitation extended by India's Prime Minister-designate & the reciprocal gesture by the Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan raises questions of its connection with Pak PM's India visit May 24, 2014

    The attack on Indian Consulate in Herat city of Afghanistan has raised suspicion over the timing of the attack- perhaps meant as a message or looking to disrupt a potential visit by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with new Indian government: Sharif's daughter May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the confirmation on Pakistan Prime Minister's attendance at Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony continues to get delayed, Nawaz Sharif's daughter on Friday tweeted that Pakistan should cultivate cordial relations with the new Indian government. "I personally think cordial relations with new Indian govt should be cultivated. Will help remove...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif further delays his confirmation for Modi's oath taking May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not yet decided whether to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony or not as it is now being reported that a final call on the same would be taken on Friday morning. As Islamabad keeps India waiting, sources close to Nawaz Sharif tell CNN-IBN...
  • TMC MPs not to take oath on May 25, 26 May 22, 2014

    Swearing-in of the newly-elected Trinamool Congress MPs on May 25 and 26 has been deferred as per the directive of party supremo Mamata Banerjee. Party sources in Kolkata said the TMC MPs are likely to take their oath in early June. Banerjee had earlier stated that party MPs would leave for...
  • Bangladesh Parliament speaker to attend Modi's oath ceremony May 22, 2014

    Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will represent Bangladesh in the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26. "She (Chaudhury) will represent Bangladesh at the ceremony since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be on a pre-scheduled visit to Japan on that day," a foreign ministry spokesman told in...