CHIEF MINISTER

  • Split wide open in Aam Aadmi Party; Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav removed from core group 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    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 16 hours 10 minutes ago

    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 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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' 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Bihar: CM Manjhi takes U-turn, withholds dissolution of state assembly February 7, 2015

    Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi called a Cabinet meeting and decided to recommend dissolution of Bihar Assembly to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy but later withheld it. Two thirds of the ministers, all of them Nitish supporters, opposed the dissolution proposal. ...
  • JDU MLAs elect Nitish Kumar as their leader, pave the way for him to replace Manjhi as Bihar CM February 7, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United MLAs on Saturday unanimously elected former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar as leader of the Legislative party. Out of 111 JDU MLAs 97 were present at the legislative party meeting in Patna on Saturday and their decision paves the way for Nitish Kumar to take over...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi defies diktat, calls JD(U) Legislature Party meet on Feb 20 February 6, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has defied his party diktat and called for Janata Dal (United) Legislative Party meet on February 20. The matter is likely to snowball into a major political drama in the days to come if Manjhi and the JD(U) leadership stick to their respective...
  • Delhi elections: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appeals all to vote for AAP February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the people of Delhi to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates during the Assembly elections on February 7. In a tweet, Banerjee said, "Delhi elections on 7. My request to...
  • Delhi polls: Centre and state go hand in hand, says Rahul Ram Indian Ocean bassist January 31, 2015

    Indian Ocean bassist Rahul Ram said that the people of Delhi should choose a chief minister of their choice in the upcoming Delhi polls. He stressed on the need for the Centre and state to work together to bring about development. ...
  • RSS clears Kiran Bedi's name as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days after former IPS officer and team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her name as the chief ministerial candidate of the party in New Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet next week where...
  • Hypocrisy thy name is BJP: Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi January 17, 2015

    "Those who did not fulfill their dream of becoming Police Commissioner want to be CM, hypocrisy thy name is BJP," says Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. ...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Haven't become Chief Minister to sit on files, says Devendra Fadnavis December 2, 2014

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he did not become a chief minister to "sit" on files. "I have not become a Chief Minister to sit on files, like the previous ones, but to clear genuine files quickly," Fadnavis said at a function, inaugurating the 'Agri Mahotsav' at Dombivili. "The...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...