GOVERNOR

  • 'Swachh Bharat' campaign launched in Nagaland 6 days ago

    Kohima: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, a brand ambassador of the 'Swachh Bharat' mission, on Monday launched the campaign by symbolically cleaning a part of the state capital in Kohima. The Governor along with his wife Kavita Acharya, Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar and other senior bureaucrats symbolically cleaned the Old Nagaland State...
  • Anil Kakodkar resigns as Chairman of board of Governors of IIT-Bombay March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has resigned as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT Bombay apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors. Kakodkar, whose tenure was supposed to come to an end in May this year has, however, agreed to...
  • Karnataka Governor walks out as national anthem plays March 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala on Tuesday walked out of the durbar hall of Raj Bhavan even as the national anthem was being played during a function. After administering oath of office to Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan as judge of the Karnataka High Court at a brief ceremony in the...
  • J&K: Decision to release Masarat Alam taken during Governor's rule, say PDP sources March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as there is no end to row over release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party sources said that the decision to release him was taken during the 49 days of Governor's rule. The Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry had asked the District Magistrate of Jammu...
  • FIR against Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in Vyapam scam February 24, 2015

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has been named in an FIR filed in the MP professional examination board case popularly known as Vyapam scam. "The process to book MP Governor for irregularities in Vyapam has been initiated," said a police officer on Tuesday. The manipulation in selection process for...
  • 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: 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,"...
  • Bihar political crisis: Patna High Court stays Nitish Kumar's election as JDU legislature party chief February 11, 2015

    Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)'s state legislature party leader. Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU's legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi...
  • NITI Aayog meet: Modi focused on governing model, cooperative federalism, says Jaitley February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The first meeting of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was held earlier on Sunday. It was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the focus was on empowering the states. Three sub-groups of Chief Minister's will be set up on rationalisation of central schemes, skill development...
  • NITI Aayog meet: PM Modi to seek CMs' views on budget, infra development February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: At the first meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek views of Chief Ministers and Lt Governors on Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory. "The Prime Minister will...
  • Government plans to appoint 6-7 Governors in coming weeks: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is planning to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab and Assam likely among these. "We are planning to appoint 6-7 new Governors in the next 15-20 days," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. There are vacancies in Governors' posts...
  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan named as the 'governor of the year' in Central Banking Awards 2015 January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has been named as the "governor of the year" in the Central Banking Awards for 2015 by a British magazine for "his deep understanding of the root causes of economic problems of the country combined with an impressive leadership style." The British magazine Central Banking,...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi shifted to Mizoram, Meghalaya Governor KK Paul replaces him December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term. Besides, Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term. Paul will continue to hold the additional charge of...
  • India working to fix e-commerce payments post-Uber case: RBI Governor December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: US taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies violated Indian regulations by "bypassing" rules when it used an overseas gateway to conduct transactions in the country, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said. The central bank is working to set a legal framework for the use of advanced e-commerce technologies but...
  • Those who steal electricity should be beaten with shoes: UP Governor December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: UP Governor Ram Naik has sparked off a row after he made strong comments against those who indulge in power theft. After his comment that power thieves should be hanged drew flak, a defiant Naik now has said that they should be beaten in public with shoes. "I had earlier...
  • RBI sets 6 pc consumer price index target for 2016 December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a target of 6 per cent for consumer price index by 2016, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan adding that inflation is near comfort zone. Talking to Network18, the RBI Governor said inflation has been on the glide path. "We are seeing positive...
  • Delhi schools can now set their own Nursery admission guidelines November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday has allowed schools to set their own guidelines for admissions, scrapping the point system specified by the Lieutenant Governor. This decision comes as a big relief for schools in Delhi over nursery admissions. The court said location cannot determine which school a...
  • Let CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions: West Bengal Governor November 23, 2014

    Commenting on the Saradha scam issue West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi said that he was to premature to comment on the subject. "Let the CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions," said KN Tripathi. ...
  • Thrilled to visit the Golden Temple: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley November 20, 2014

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks about coming to India and what it meant to visit the Golden Temple. "I was thrilled to visit the Golden Temple," said Nikki Haley. ...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Raghuram Rajan keeps promise, speaks in Hindi at RBI function November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A year after promising to address the audience in Hindi, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday walked the talk and delivered his keynote address in the official language at a function. "It has become an integral part of customer service to work in Hindi in the changing economic scenario. That...
  • RBI against loan waiver scheme by state governments November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan expressed reservation over the loan waiver scheme by various state governments and also suggested reasonable interest rate ceiling on loans from microfinance lenders. "Repeated loan waivers by various state governments distorts credit pricing, thereby also disrupting the credit market," he said at a function...
  • Mandate indicated that people in Maharashtra wanted change: Governor C Vidyasagar Rao November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday said the present mandate clearly indicated that people want a change for speedy development of the state and hence, awareness among voters has resulted in an increase in percentage of voting. Rao made the observation while addressing a joint session of state legislature,...
  • PM Modi likely to inaugurate Palatana power project in Tripura November 11, 2014

    Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the second unit of the 726 MW gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, Tripura Governor P B Acharya said. "The second unit of the Palatana will be operational soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate...
  • Take ownership of cleanliness drive to make it a success: Delhi Lt Governor November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor asked the secretaries to take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it a success. "You must take ownership of the cleanliness drive to make it successful," Jung said as he held a stock taking meeting with all departments. Secretary of Urban Development briefed the...
  • SC says will wait as it's a positive move to form a government in Delhi, adjourns hearing to Nov 11 October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the government formation in Delhi to November 11 saying that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has made positive moves in this regard. The apex court said, "It appears that the Lieutenant Governor has made positive moves in exploring the possibility of...
  • No end to standoff over Delhi government even as SC pulls up Centre; BJP yet to take a decision October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped up the Narendra Modi government over the delay in resolving the stalemate over the Delhi government and said, "We have given enough time but nothing has happened so far." The remarks came after the Centre informed the apex court that President Pranab Mukherjee...
  • SC criticises Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the Delhi government stalemate October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As the standoff over the Delhi government continues, the Supreme Court on Tuesday criticised the Centre's delaying tactics in resolving the stalemate. The apex court said, "We have given enough time but nothing has happened so far." The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has got...