GOVERNORS

  • Lieutenant Governor calls meeting of disaster management agency; Delhi unscathed in quake Yesterday

    New Delhi: To check the city's preparedness in the event of an earthquake, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has called a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and various other government agencies later on Saturday evening as reports emerged of the devastation caused by the high- intensity tremors in Nepal. According...
  • PIL filed against Kerala Governor P Sathasivam over abuse of power 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for Kerala Governor and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam as a PIL has been filed against him in the Supreme Court. The PIL has been filed by senior advocate Adish Agarwala in which he has alleged that Sathasivam misused his judicial powers. According to...
  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car April 19, 2015

    Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car's trunk in a Lowe's home improvement lot,...
  • Arun Jaitley leaves for US on April 14 to attend IMF-World Bank meet April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for the US on Tuesday night to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and other senior officials of the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank will participate in the meeting that is likely to focus on the...
  • Don't leave state without President's permission: Centre to governors April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has put restrictions on the travel of governors saying they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President. The fresh diktat from the Narendra Modi government came after it...
  • Raghuram Rajan says full rupee convertibility in a few years April 10, 2015

    Pune: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said the central bank is looking at allowing full capital account convertibility in a few years. "My hope is that we will get to full capital account convertibility in a short number of years," he said. Full capital convertibility means a foreign investor...
  • Paper leak: Governor seeks report from Rajasthan University April 9, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh on Thursday sought a factual report from the administration of the Rajasthan University on the paper leak incident. Expressing concern on the B.Com part-1 paper leak three days back, Singh directed the university administration to probe the matter properly and make sure that no such incident...
  • Bank in distress too will get capital support from government: Raghuram Rajan April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said that banks in distress will get capital support from the government if they make a clear case for recapitalisation. The government has changed the criteria for infusion of capital in the public sector banks which says banks fitting the 'Return on...
  • Raghuram Rajan calls on Arun Jaitley, discuss macro-economic situation April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after presenting first bi-monthly monetary policy of 2015-16, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and is believed to have discussed macro economic situation and the new monetary policy framework. Besides Jaitley, he also met Minister of...
  • Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn in as Mizoram Governor April 4, 2015

    Aizawl: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Saturday sworn in as Mizoram Governor at the Raj Bhavan in Aizwal. Tripathi was sworn in by Gauhati High Court Judge Justice Miachael Zothankhuma. The swearing in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, his cabinet colleagues, legislators and senior government...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' campaign launched in Nagaland March 23, 2015

    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. ...