Chief Minister

  • CM Jayalalithaa greets Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday 13 hours 27 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 64th birthday wishing him many years of good health to serve the country. "On the joyous occasion of your birthday, I would like to convey my felicitations to you and wish you many more happy...
  • Dalai Lama mourns deaths in Kashmir floods 6 days ago

    Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday mourned the deaths in the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed his condolences to the families of the victims. In a missive to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Dalai Lama expressed sadness at the loss of life and property. He wrote...
  • Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 5 crore aid for Kashmir 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat packaged food. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, 145 metric tonnes of...
  • Mizoram may retire alcoholic, drug addict policemen 1 week ago

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government may ask policemen who are chronic alcoholics or drug addicts to leave the job, an official said. "The state government is considering a proposal to refer the alcoholic or drug addict policemen to a medical board. If the medical board finds them chronic alcoholic or drug addict...
  • Parkash Singh Badal wants review of minimum support price procedure September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the central government to review the procedure for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) for crops to make it more remunerative and improve the viability of farming. Dwelling on the formula to be evolved for fixing the MSP, Badal said it...
  • WB: Woman held for faking CM Mamata Banerjee's voice to demand money from 2 TMC leaders September 6, 2014

    Barasat: A woman has been arrested for impersonating West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over phone in North 24-Parganas district. Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) Barrackpore Commisionerate C Sudhakar said Ananya Biswas, a resident of Khardah, was arrested two days ago on a charge of faking Banerjee's voice demanding cash from...
  • Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader September 6, 2014

    Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio on Friday night said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister. "Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters...
  • Focus is on rescue operations, says Omar Abdullah September 6, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that rehabilitation operations were his prime focus. "Our focus is on rescue operations now. More than 80 people have lost their lives in the rain havoc across J&K," said Omar. ...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • Mamata Banerjee targets media again September 5, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that a section of the media was running a negative campaign about the education system and other areas in the state even though her government had ushered in a "lot of improvement" in the last three years. "A section of the media...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • Congress split on boycott of public events with Modi? August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After being heckled at recent events Congress Chief Ministers have decided not to attend functions where the Prime Minister is present. Congress taking this tough stand said the Prime Minister is deliberately misusing government platforms to malign non Congress chief ministers. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was heckled in...
  • Congress CMs likely to skip events involving PM Modi: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: All Congress Chief Ministers are likely to skip events involving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday. The development comes after Bharatiya Janata Party supporters booed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda during his speech at Modi's rally in Kaithal on Tuesday. Sources added that Maharashtra...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • Contribution of all communities must for progress, says Akhilesh Yadav August 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that contribution of every religious community was essential in the development of the state. During a meeting with the delegation of UP Sikh Gurudrawa Prabandhak Committee, Akhilesh said that the state government was committed to ensure justice and security to all. The delegation...
  • Gujarat government to observe 'Women's Empowerment Fortnight' July 18, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday said the state government will celebrate Women's Empowerment Fortnight from August 1 and August 15. According to an official release, she spoke about the celebrations during her meeting with members of all women safety committees from across Gujarat at Mahatma Mandir. The Gujarat...
  • BJP's Jagdish Mukhi rules out his name as next Delhi CM July 16, 2014

    BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday ruled out his name as the next chief minister of Delhi. In an interview, Mukhi said, "We will decide when the time comes. As of now the decision will that be of the Lieutenant Governor. We will decide only after he makes a decision." ...
  • Gujarat CM appeals to people, NGOs to adopt anganwadis July 12, 2014

    Vadodara: In a bid to augment infrastructure at anganwadis in Gujarat and to provide better amenities to children studying there, the state Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Saturday appealed to people as well as NGOs to "adopt" such centres. "About 45 lakh children belonging to poor families are studying at about...
  • Emergency action plan to deal with drought-like situation in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    The weak monsoon in Chhattisgarh is worrying the state government, with Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday issuing directives for preparing an emergency action plan to deal with any drought-like situation. Singh directed the agriculture, revenue and disaster management departments to start preparing for the action plan. Besides, he assured farmers of...
  • No proposal to buy SUVs for CM, ministers, says Rajasthan government June 25, 2014

    Rubbishing local media reports that the Rajasthan government was considering to buy Sports Utility Vehicles for its chief minister and ministers, the government on Wednesday said there was no such proposal. There is no proposal by the state government at any level to buy the SUVs (Toyota Fortuner) for its chief...
  • Tarun Gogoi admits differences of opinion in leadership issue June 24, 2014

    Guwahati: There were differences of opinion within the party over the demand for a change in the leadership, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday, after an hour-long meeting with party observer Mallikarjun Kharge. "Differences of opinion are there. Some want change in the leadership," Gogoi said after his meeting...
  • Notice to CBI on Chautala bail plea June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file its reply on pleas for interim bail by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala. Justice S. Mridul issued notice to the CBI on the bail application of Chautala and posted the matter...
  • Raman Singh tells officials to redress people's grievances June 19, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has directed senior officials to take necessary steps to ensure speedy redressal of people's grievances in the state. The Chief Minister, in a circular issued directly to additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries and secretaries of all departments in the Mantralaya, asked the process for resolving and...
  • Chandrababu Naidu assumes office as chief minister June 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Ten days after taking oath, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday took charge of his office. Naidu took charge at the camp office at Lakeview Guest House near Raj Bhavan in the presence of his cabinet colleagues. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief signed a few files relating...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan pledges Rs 1 crore to revive Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm June 10, 2014

    To nurture the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa, where he first began his Satyagraha, the Madhya Pradesh government will donate Rs. 1 crore for the restoration of his Tolstoy Farm. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced this during a visit to the now derelict area, south of Johannesburg, owned...
  • N Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections, took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy...
  • Akhilesh Yadav pays surprise visit to Shravasti, warns officials against laxity June 4, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to different parts of Shravasti district, interacted with the people to know about the prevailing situation and warned government officials against laxity of any kind. Informing the district authority about his trip just an hour in advance, Akhilesh visited...
  • 'I manage crowds better than the police': At KKR's victory rally, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee steals the show June 4, 2014

    There's never a dull moment when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trades her official hat for a pointy, party one and takes over several roles at once - of a compère, traffic controller, admonisher-in-chief and benevolent mother figure to some of Tollywood's ageing legends. I will be honest. I was...
  • Harish Rawat stresses on role of private players' in tourism development May 25, 2014

    In order to boost tourism in the state, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has stressed on the participation of private players and asked officials to prepare solid plans for the same. Reviewing the progress of tourism department at a meeting on Saturday, Rawat discussed the setting up of a three member...