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  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers 15 hours 2 minutes ago

    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? 6 days ago

    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...
  • Anandiben Patel succeeds Modi, becomes Gujarat's first woman CM May 22, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel is the new Chief Minister of Gujarat. She was sworn in as the CM on Thursday at the "auspicious time" of 12.39 pm. She is also Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister. Her predecessor and now PM-elect Narendra Modi was present for the event. Also attending the...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fourth straight term May 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday was sworn-in as Odisha Chief Minister for the fourth straight term. Governor SC Jamir administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 67-year-old leader at a ceremony attended by hundreds of party leaders, workers, officials and journalists at the Raj...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi: A journey from clerk to Bihar's CM May 20, 2014

    Once a clerk in Posts and Telegraph department, Jitan Ram Manjhi, a 'mahadalit' who was picked by Nitish Kumar to lead Bihar, is an old hand in the state's politics with stints as minister in Congress, RJD and JD(U) governments since 1980. Manjhi, a six-time MLA who was elected from Makhdumpur...
  • Gujarat to get new CM on May 22, Anandiben Patel the front-runner May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi will take charge as the new Prime Minister of the country, Gujarat will also get a new Chief Minister. The new chief minister and cabinet ministers will take oath post noon on May 22. Sources said that Anandiben Patel is tipped to get the chief...
  • Bihar's new cabinet is old wine in a new bottle May 20, 2014

    In a meeting held by Bihar's former chief minister Nitish Kumar with Jitan Ram Manjhi at Anne Marg in Patna on Tuesday the names of the new cabinet ministers were finalised. Senior JD(U) leader Vashisht Narayan Singh was also present in the meeting. As the new cabinet list was out, it...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi: A journey from clerk to CM May 20, 2014

    Once a clerk in Posts and Telegraph department, Jitan Ram Manjhi, a 'mahadalit' who was picked by Nitish Kumar to lead Bihar, is an old hand in the state's politics with stints as minister in Congress, RJD and JD(U) governments since 1980. Manjhi, a six-time MLA who was elected from Makhdumpur...
  • Nitish Kumar chose Jitan Ram Manjhi to safeguard his 'kharao': Sushil Modi May 19, 2014

    BJP on Monday described Jitan Ram Manjhi, handpicked by Nitish Kumar as the Chief Minister of Bihar, as "kathputli" (puppet) and urged the Governor to individual parade of the MLAs to get "convinced" of Manjhi's nomination for the post. "Jitan Ram Manjhi is a 'kathputli' Chief Minister of Nitish Kumar," former...
  • Profile: Meet next Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi May 19, 2014

    Putting an end to the political crisis in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Monday announced his close aide Jitan Ram Manjhi as the next next chief minister of the state. Jitan Ram Manjhi comes from a Mahadalit community known as Musahar. The Musahar were traditionally rat catchers, and there is still uncertainty...
  • Binny urges AAP, BJP, Congress to consider Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny on Monday called upon BJP, AAP and Congress to consider civil activist Kiran Bedi for the post of Delhi chief minister, saying that holding fresh Assembly elections would be wastage of public money. "I have written to AAP, BJP, Congress and Independent...
  • Jeetan Ram Manjhi named new Bihar chief minister May 19, 2014

    Patna: Nitish Kumar has named his close confidant Jeetan Ram Manjhi as the new chief minister of Bihar. Manjhi, who currently hold the SC/ST, OBS, EBC Welfare Ministry, is a Mahadalit from the Musahar community who occupy the lowest strata of the society in the state. Manjhi's name was officially announced...
  • Will return as CM, if JD(U) gets mandate in 2015 Bihar elections: Nitish Kumar May 19, 2014

    Nitish Kumar, who remained firm on stepping down from chief ministership of Bihar, on Monday said he would be ready to take on the responsibility again if he won the mandate in the 2015 state assembly polls. "If people give me mandate in 2015 I am ready to take responsibility again,"...