UNION MINISTER

  • Former Union Minister AR Antulay passes away at 85 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader A R Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Antulay, who was former Maharashtra chief minister and a minister in UPA-I government, was suffering from kidney ailment. He breathed his last at the Breach Candy hospital where he was admitted...
  • Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti not given security in UP: BJP leaders November 26, 2014

    Kanpur: Local BJP leaders alleged that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was not provided security according to the protocol during her visit to Kanpur Dehat area. They also alleged that the minister was also not given government vehicle for her visit on Tuesday night. A delegation led by BJP district...
  • Watch: Murli Deora's journey from a mayor to union minister November 24, 2014

    Senior Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora died on Monday. Deora was an industrialist who rose from being a Municipal Councillor to walking the corridors of power in Delhi. He also headed the largest insurer of the country, the Life Insurance Corporation. In the twilight of his career,...
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria accused of forging his graduation marksheet November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria is at the centre of a controversy over an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged, a charge he has strongly denied. A case was filed in 2010 by his rival BSP candidate in Allahabad High Court charging him with...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Shiv Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn-in as minister: sources November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will continue to be part of the National Democratic Alliance as Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister on Sunday, said sources. Even though Sena nominee has skipped the tea party hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for new Union Ministry inductees at...
  • RSS top brass meets Union Ministers to discuss economic issues October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Some Union ministers met leaders from RSS and its affiliates in New Delhi on Tuesday. Discussion was primarily on the economic issues. The RSS leaders Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, Dattatreya Hosabale and Bajranglal Gupta were present in the meeting. From BJP Murlidhar Rao, Ram Madhav and Purshottam Rupala...
  • Meerut: Bootlegger poses as Union Minister, UP Police escorts him October 22, 2014

    Meerut: An alleged bootlegger, who posed himself as a Union minister, was provided escort by local police when he went to attend a function in Meerut. The faux pas came to light when local BJP leaders created a hue and cry on seeing Tanzeem Abbas, a resident of Falawada, saying he...
  • Thawar Chand Gehlot assured a quick decision in Salman Khurshid's NGO case September 17, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said that NGO headed by Congress leader Salman Khurshid is likely to face CBI probe. "Decision on issue will be taken soon. Law department is investigating the matter," assured Gehlot. ...
  • Jaswant Singh remains in coma August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Former union minister and exBJP leader Jaswant Singh remained in coma for the 10th day on Sunday, doctors said. A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilatory support. His heart rhythm was normal. The statement added that medication being...
  • Saharanpur violence appears preplanned: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra July 27, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Sunday said it appeared Saharanpur clashes were preplanned and asked political parties not to politicise the issue. "The manner in which members of a particular community attacked those, who were protesting against forced grabbing of land, is indicative of a serious conspiracy," he said. "The Saharanpur incident...
  • No difficulty in implementing policies if PM can whip ministers: Shourie June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: If bureaucrats are to implement the policies of the government, they would do so very efficiently if there is a prime minister who can "whip ministers and secretaries into doing their work", former Union Minister Arun Shourie said. "If you really want bureaucrats to implement policies, they will very efficiently...
  • 12 states have implemented Right to Food Act: Ramvilas Paswan June 15, 2014

    Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday said only five states have fully implemented Food Security Act and seven others have done so partially so far. Till date, only 12 states have implemented the Food Security Act with the states like Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab doing so fully as per...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • All ministers to submit property details to PM within 2 months June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: All ministers in the Narendra Modi government will have to submit details of their assets, liabilities and business interests to the Prime Minister within two months. They have also been directed to sever all connections, short of divesting themselves of ownership, with the conduct and management of any business...
  • Jayalalithaa meets President, Union ministers during her Delhi visit June 3, 2014

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee while three Union ministers called on her during her visit to the national capital. Minister for Communications amp;amp; Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Heavy Industries...
  • Industry condoles passing away of Gopinath Munde June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Condolence messages poured in from India Inc following the sudden demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident on Tuesday morning. "We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Gopinath Munde, Minister of Rural Development, Panchyati Raj & Drinking Water and Sanitation. We...
  • CBI director meets MoS Personnel Jitendra Singh May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will work towards "restoring" the credibility of CBI and it will be given functional autonomy to ensure complete independence in its operations, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. "We are of the considered view that all the organisations including the CBI were conceived with a noble...
  • Has merit won over politics in Narendra Modi's Cabinet? May 26, 2014

    Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses...
  • How do you rate Narendra Modi's Cabinet? May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi, who was sworn in as India's Prime Minister on Monday, has a 45member strong Council of Ministers. Out of these, 24 are Cabinet Ministers. Ten are Ministers of State with Independent Charge, while the rest are Ministers of State. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota...
  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka April 17, 2014

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is in...
  • Congress is soul of the country, can't be wiped out: Sriprakash Jaiswal April 3, 2014

    Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said those who have given the slogan of a "Congress-free India" were unaware of the fact that it was not just a political party, but the soul of the country. While inaugurating the central election office of party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat Rita...
  • UP treasure hunt yielded glass bangles, bones: Union minister February 12, 2014

    Glass bangles, iron nails and bones make up all that was yielded in the dig at the site in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh where a seer had claimed a treasure of gold was buried, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on the dig carried...
  • Union minister agrees to probe into resale of Taj Mahal's entry tickets February 11, 2014

    Union minister for culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch on Tuesday agreed to investigate the allegations of resale of entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal. She admitted there could be resale of entrance tickets at the Taj Mahal after a delegation from Agra, led by MP Ram Shankar Katheria, met her on Tuesday...
  • Kumari Selja may quit Union Ministry, work for Congress ahead of polls January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kumari Selja may quit the Union Cabinet, according to Congress sources. Going by the sources, Selja is expected to work for the party ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. She currently holds the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier in the day, Congress had also...
  • No one saw Narendra Modi selling tea, says Union minister RPN Singh January 24, 2014

    Barring his own testimony, no one has seen Narendra Modi selling tea on streets, Union Minister RPN Singh on Thursday said, and alleged that BJP was a party "dream sellers". Taking a dig at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, the Union minister of state for Home said,"no one has seem him...
  • Congress works more than the Opposition, but fails in marketing: Rahul January 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the Congress works more than the Opposition but is not as good when it comes to marketing. "Our opposition markets better, works less. We work more but aren't good at marketing," he...
  • Vijay Bahuguna demands Central Medical College for Uttarakhand January 9, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has demanded setting up of a Central Medical College in the hill state for strengthening health services and medical education. The request was made by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna when he met Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad in Delhi on Wednesday, official sources said in Dehradun...