CHIEF MINISTER

  • Uttarakhand: Char Dham Yatra to begin on April 21 21 hours 50 minutes ago

    Dehradun: Amid frequent rains and snowfall in Uttarakhand, the annual Char Dham Yatra will begin on Tuesday, with the opening of the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines on the auspicious occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya". To attract more people to the annual pilgrimage this year after the devastating deluge in 2013,...
  • Vasundhara Raje to participate in a Road Show in Kolkata to woo investors Yesterday

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be participating in two-day roadshow to woo investors in Kolkata on April 21-22. This is for the state's upcoming "Resurgent Rajasthan Summit 2015" to be held from November 19-20 in Jaipur. Raje will lead a delegation along with cabinet ministers Minister for Higher Education Kali...
  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti condemns killing of youth in Budgam 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Ruling PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters. "Now that FIR has been lodged in...
  • PM Modi's Toronto remarks aimed at assuring industries: Devendra Fadnavis 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought to clarify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Toronto in which he has blamed the erstwhile government for leaving a "mess" behind, saying the statement was meant only to assure industries of "hassle-free" environment in the country. "Firstly, he (Modi) never said...
  • Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youngster in Budgam 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youngster in central Kashmir Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished. "I strongly condemn the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmed in an incident of firing on unarmed protesters by paramilitary forces...
  • Gujarat government will never acquire land for corporates: Anandiben Patel 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Amidst controversy surrounding the Land Acquisition Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday assured farmers that her government would never acquire their land forcibly to give it to corporate houses. While speaking at a public function in Bharuch on Thursday, Patel alleged that some political parties are "misleading" farmers...
  • Delhi: Court to hear afresh defamation plea against AAP, Arvind Kejriwal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A sessions court in New Delhi has asked a magisterial court to hear afresh a defamation complaint filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its leaders including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Additional Sessions Judge Dinesh Kumar Sharma set aside the November 14 last year judgement passed by the...
  • Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case; Supreme Court gives split verdict on removal of Special Public Prosecutor 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict on a DMK leader's plea seeking removal of a public prosecutor from representing state in the Karnataka High Court which recently reserved verdict on an appeal of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. As a...
  • No Israeli type settlements for Kashmir Pandits: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed April 10, 2015

    Jammu: Reiterating his opposition to composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Friday said his government was committed to bring the displaced community back but ruled out setting up "Israeli-type" separate clusters for their settlement. "We will not make separate clusters...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal justifies expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday justified AAP's decision to expel dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from top party posts, saying limits were "crossed" and "conspiracies" hatched. Kejriwal also expressed regret for using abusive language that surfaced in audio sting in which he purportedly hurled expletives...
  • Maharashtra government mulling to install mobile jamming towers in jails April 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said the government is considering to install mobile jamming towers in prisons across the state. Speaking during the Question Hour, Fadnavis said despite installing mobile jammers in prisons, cases of phones being sneaked in for the use of prisoners are not decreasing. Congress MLC...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM orders SIT probe into killing of cop by 'sand mafia' April 6, 2015

    Bhopal: Taking serious note of the killing of a police constable allegedly by sand mafia in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the case will be probed by a Special Investigation Team. Chouhan reviewed the incident during a high-level meeting at Mantralaya and directed the...
  • Andhra Pradesh seeks Centre's help for construction of new capital April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over financial issues relating the state including new state capital and Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project. According to state representative K Ramamohan Rao, the Chief Minister sought support from Jaitley for construction of the...
  • Delhi BJP attacks Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for allegedly spending lakhs of rupees on an event in which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched an anti-corruption helpline and said it was a "drama" to divert attention from his "autocratic" behaviour. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay questioned...
  • Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts to discuss judicial reforms, pendency of cases April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Judicial reforms to tackle over 2.6 crore cases pending in courts and ensure speedy trial would be among critical issues to be debated upon at a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts beginning in New Delhi on Friday. The three-day conference, to be addressed by...
  • Single window clearance for tourism projects in Jammu and Kashmir: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed April 2, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Thursday announced a "single window" for project clearance in a time-bound manner to fast-track approvals for laying high-end tourism infrastructure in the state. "There is a need to promote 'Business with Ease' and the Single Window will facilitate creation of high-end...
  • RTI activist asks Rajasthan government to clear land encroached by mafia April 2, 2015

    Jaipur: An RTI activist on Thursday asked Rajasthan government to clear the land encroached in Dausa district by "mafia working as property dealers", who he alleged are hand in glove with the police. "Land mafia working as property dealers encroached 3 beegha land of Nagarpalika Bandikui (Dausa district) some ten years...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court March 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • IAS officer's death: BJP MP writes to Sonia Gandhi March 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, DK Ravi, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha on Sunday wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe. "As you are aware, an honest, young...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Bihar former chief minister Jagannath Mishra surrenders to CBI court March 19, 2015

    Ranchi: Former Bihar chief minister and fodder scam convict Jagannath Mishra on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court after being in a hospital on interim bail since his conviction in 2013. Mishra's surrender came on a previous direction by the Jharkhand High court that he should surrender to the lower court...
  • Run J&K government on CMP or be ready to face consequences, BJP to tell CM Mufti March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will convey a stern message to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed through Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh to mend ways or else the national party will pull the plug on the state government, said sources. According to PTI, there will be...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM meets Amit Shah over hardliner Masarat Alam's release March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over the party's alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the wake of controversial decisions taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav was...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • Kejriwal's insulin dosage comes down as he undergoes naturopathy treatment March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's insulin dosage has been reduced, and his sugar level and cough has come down, a senior doctor treating him at the naturopathy institute in Bengaluru said on Tuesday. "He is responding well, insulin dosage has been reduced and his sugar level and cough has reduced...
  • No more separatist will be freed, J&K CM Mufti assures Rajnath Singh March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Three days after the Jammu and Kashmir government released hardliner Masarat Alam from jail, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that no more separatists will be released without consulting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to sources, Singh spoke with the J&K Chief Minister...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata meets PM Modi, demands relief from paying of interest on debts March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. During the meeting, Banerjee raised the debt problem that the state was facing and said most of them were a result of the actions...
  • Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside AAP, say sources March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founding member Prashant Bhushan had threatened revolt inside the party during the National executive meeting held on Wednesday. According to sources, Kumar Vishwas, who chaired the meeting, favoured a compromise between the two factions - Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bhushan-Yogendra Yadav duo. Yadav and...
  • Split wide open in Aam Aadmi Party; Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav removed from core group March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a decision which widens the split in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the National Executive on Wednesday removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's highest decision-making body - Political Affairs Committee (PAC). At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as...