GOVERNOR

  • 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...
  • BJP shouldn't get right to form government in Delhi: Congress's Mukesh Sharma October 28, 2014

    The Congress hit out at Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's plan to invite single largest party, ie BJP, to form the government in Delhi. Congress leader Mukesh Sharma said, "BJP should not get the right to form the government. This is against the democracy and if they still are given the...
  • President approves L-G's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, say sources October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday approved Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, said sources. The President's decision was conveyed to the Lieutenant Governor on Monday night. The decision will be communicated to the Supreme Court as it will hear the...
  • Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung extends Diwali greetings October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday greeted the people on the eve of Diwali festival. "I hope the festival of lights brightens the lives of all, particularly those who are most in need. I hope it brings good health, happiness, and prosperity to one and all," Jung said...
  • RBI redistributes work among Deputy Governors October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank, which is in the process of restructuring some of its departments, redistributed work among its four Deputy Governors. It said that consequent on reorganisation of the departments/work areas in the Reserve Bank effective on November 3, 2014, the portfolios of the Deputy Governors has been redistributed....
  • Face-off between SP government, Governor over law and order in UP October 20, 2014

    Lucknow: It is a face-off between the Governor and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Ram Naik on Monday sparked a row by saying that there was a need to improve law and order in the state. "As a Governor it is my job to ensure that government...
  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurates anti-TB campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung inaugurated the '65th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign' here, appealing to Delhiites to come forward and join it for prevention and control of tuberculosis. "Tuberculosis continues to be a major public health challenge which requires greater attention being paid to disseminating widespread information about...
  • Mamata wants Governors to follow state government's advice in HC judge appointments September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have to follow the advice of the state government in the appointment of High Court judges. Banerjee's communication to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad came in response to...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan quits after NCP pulls out of government ahead of Assembly elections September 26, 2014

    Maharashtra: With just a few days to go for Maharahstra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday submitted his resignation to Governor CV Rao after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) broke ties with Congress and pulled out of the state government. Chavan's government had been reduced to a minority...
  • Sanskrit is mother of all languages: Gujarat Governor September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Gujarat Governor O P Kohli said Sanskrit is the mother of all languages and no other language can flourish without its help. "Sanskrit is a pillar of our tradition, history and heritage which has made enormous contribution to what India is today. Sanskrit is the mother of all...
  • West Bengal Governor asks Jadavpur University student delegation to maintain discipline September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday advised the agitating students of Jadavpur University (JU), of which he is the chancellor, to maintain discipline and restore its 'peaceful atmosphere' from Monday. "A delegation of seven students of Jadavpur University met the chancellor. They put forth their grievances. The chancellor patiently...