CHIEF MINISTER

  • 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...
  • Yogendra Yadav shunted out of AAP's Political Affairs Committee March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav has been shunted out of the party's Political Affairs Committee. The decision was taken in the National Executive meeting of AAP held in New Delhi on Wednesday. The relations between Yadav and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had turned bitter on...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal offers to resign as Aam Aadmi Party's national convenor March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has offered to resign as Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convenor. He has sent his resignation to the National Executive of the party. The National Executive meeting is underway in Delhi on Wednesday. According to senior AAP leaders, Kejriwal had resigned as the party's national...
  • Delhi: Manish Sisodia takes stock of price control measures of vegetables March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday discussed the measures to keep the prices of essential vegetables, including onion and potatoes, under control during the upcoming summer months. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting with Gopal Rai, who holds employment, development, labour, transport and general administration portfolios, and Food...
  • After crediting Pakistan for peaceful polls, PDP pricks BJP, calls hanging of Afzal Guru 'travesty of justice' March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A group of People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLAs on Monday fired another salvo at its coalition partner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) calling the hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru issue as "a travesty of justice". The issue is sure to embarrass the PDP leadership too and expose chinks in...
  • J&K: CM Mufti side-steps controversy over his remark, Mehbooba calls it teething problems March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday sought to side-step controversy over his remark that Pakistan, Hurriyat and militants allowed conducive atmosphere for Assembly elections in the state. However, his daughter and People's Democratic Party (PDP) MP in Lok Sabha Mehbooba Mufti was more upfront...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Son of Maharaja's security aide is new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister March 1, 2015

    Jammu: Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi forms 'HAM', alleges Nitish got Bihar Nivas washed with Ganga water February 28, 2015

    Patna: After stepping down as the Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday formed a political front called 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha', acronymed 'HAM'. On the occasion, he also leveled serious allegations against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Making the sensational allegation, Manjhi said Kumar got the Bihar Nivas building in New...
  • AIADMK demands continuation of free rice scheme in Puducherry February 22, 2015

    Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK on Sunday lambasted the AINRC government for causing 'chaos and confusion' in the working of the free rice scheme, envisaging supply of 10 kg rice to every family in Puducherry and Karaikal regions. AIADMK legislator A Anbalagan told in Puducherry the scheme was one of the poll promises...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bhopal: Police release water canon on Congress workers protesting Vyapam scam February 18, 2015

    Bhopal: Opposition Congress protested against Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh over the Vyapam scam with the police releasing water canon on the protestors. Earlier in the day, the state Assembly also witnessed ruckus. The Congress leaders walked out while Governor Ram Naresh Yadav was delivering his speech on the...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP walks out from all-party meeting called by state Speaker February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday boycotted an all-party meeting called by the state Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary ahead of the Assembly session. The Bihar Assembly is scheduled to meet on February 20 for Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority. Meanwhile, the Patna High Court will on...
  • BJP calls legislature party meet to discuss Manjhi issue February 17, 2015

    Patna: Refusing to show its cards, BJP on Tuesday said it would decide on survival of the Jitan Ram Manjhi government during the trust vote on February 20. "Two days are left, the party will decide its stand on Manjhi trust vote on February 20 on the floor of the Assembly,"...
  • Proud that one of our volunteers has become Delhi CM: Anna Hazare February 14, 2015

    Ralegan Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Saturday greeted Arvind Kejriwal and said he is proud that one of his volunteers has become the Chief Minister of Delhi. "I had congratulated Arvind on the counting day as well. I again congratulate him for having taken oath as the Chief Minister....
  • New CM Kejriwal holds meetings at Secretariat February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon after taking oath as chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal on February 14 reached the Delhi Secretariat where he met senior officials and held discussions with his ministerial colleagues. Ministers Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Sandeep Kumar, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai and Jitender Singh Tomar also accompanied him. Kejriwal had a...
  • Bihar political crisis: Cannot just remove Manjhi, will follow procedures, says Governor February 13, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said he cannot arbitrarily remove Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from his post as demanded by the JDU faction led by Nitish Kumar. Responding to the demand made by Kumar, Tripathi said, "I cannot just remove Manjhi. I have to follow a proper systematic procedure,"...
  • Political crisis in Bihar: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi expelled from JD(U), says KC Tyagi February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday was expelled from the Janata Dal (United), said party spokesperson KC Tyagi even as Manjhi's supporters moved the Patna High Court against his dismissal. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi on Monday, Tyagi said JDU national president Sharad Yadav has expelled...