Governors

  • Nagaland governor takes additional charge of Tripura July 21, 2014

    Agartala: Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Monday took additional charge as the governor of Tripura. Acharya was sworn-in as the state's 15th governor by Tripura High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, his cabinet colleagues, leaders of various political parties...
  • Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor July 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents. Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over...
  • Vital role of Governor expected in solving Naga issue: Chief Minister July 20, 2014

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has expressed hope that the new Governor PB Acharya will play a vital role in helping the Centre and the NSCN(IM) arrive at a mutually acceptable solution to the six-decade old vexed Naga problem. Besides, Nagaland is a resource scarce state and the only option...
  • PB Acharya sworn in as Nagaland Governor July 19, 2014

    Kohima: Octogenarian Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya was on Saturday sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland. Mr Acharya has been given the additional charge of Tripura also. Mr Acharya served as the BJP national secretary during 1995-2000 when Narendra Modi was the BJP national general secretary. Mr Acharya was then the in-charge...
  • OP Kohli takes oath as Gujarat Governor July 16, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP, OP Kohli was sworn-in as the 24th Governor of Gujarat at a ceremony held on Wednesday. At the beginning, Chief Secretary to Gujarat Government, Varesh Sinha read out the warrant of appointment by the President of India about Kohli's appointment as...
  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run July 16, 2014

    Washington: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Happy that leaders have recognised my work: UP Governor Ram Naik July 14, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Ram Naik who was recently appointed as the governor of Uttar Pradesh, expressed gratitude to the NDA government for showing confidence in him. Naik said that he will dutifully carry out all his responsibilities and was flattered that leaders have recognised his work. ...
  • Ram Naik made UP Governor as Modi government appoints 6 new governors July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After asking governors of six states including and West Bengal to step down from their positions, the Central government has now appointed governors for all the six states, say sources. Sources say the former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik has been made the Uttar Pradesh Governor and former Delhi...
  • Centre finalises Ram Naik, 4 other BJP leaders as governors: sources July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Sunday. Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi, senior BJP leader from Delhi...
  • Have accepted BJP's proposal for UP Governor's post: Ram Naik July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran BJP leader Ram Naik on Sunday said that the party leadership had approached him to accept the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to which he agreed. "I was asked by my party to accept the position of the Governor of UP and I said yes. It is a...
  • Margaret Alva sworn in as Goa governor July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva was on Saturday sworn in as the new governor of Goa. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Alva, a veteran Congress leader, who is holding temporary charge as Goa governor following the resignation of BV Wanchoo last week. The oath-taking...
  • RBI Governor launches Indian Bank's mobile branches July 12, 2014

    Chennai: As part of the urban financial inclusion initiative by public sector Indian Bank, two mobile branches with ATM facility was launched by RBI Governor Raghuram G Rajan. Rajan recently launched two mobile branches with ATM facility to provide banking services in areas of Royapuram, Tiruvotriyur, Tondiarpet in North Chennai...
  • President replaces Puducherry Lt Governor Kataria July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday replaced Puducherry Lt Governor Virendra Kataria and gave Andaman and Nicobar Lt Governor Ajay Kumar Singh the additional charge. The move came on the day the Nagaland Governor resigned in retaliation to his transfer from Mizoram to Nagaland. Vakkom Purushothaman Purushothaman claimed that...
  • Margaret Alva to be sworn in as Goa Governor on Saturday July 11, 2014

    Panaji: Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva would be sworn-in as Governor of Goa on Saturday after predecessor BV Wanchoo resigned last week. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Mohit Shantilal Shah will administer the oath of office to the Governor at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm tomorrow,...
  • Governors cannot be transferred like clerks, says former Nagaland Governor July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Central government after he was transferred from Mizoram without consultation, Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman said "I did not like the way I was transferred. Governors cannot be transferred like clerks." Earlier in the day Purushothaman sent his resignation from the post of Nagaland Governor to...
  • Nagaland Governor resigns, says was transferred from Mizoram without consultation July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has resigned after he was transferred from Mizoram on Sunday. Purushothaman has claimed that he was not consulted regarding his transfer as the Governor of Mizoram to Nagaland. "The transfer was made without consulting me," he said. Purushothaman said he would convey his decision...
  • No hint from Centre to quit Kerala Governor post: Sheila Dikshit July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday denied receiving any hint from the Centre to quit and said she was not aware of any move to transfer her out of Thiruvananthapuram Rajbhavan. "No", she said when asked whether she was sounded by anyone in the Central government to put in...
  • Modi government to finalise list of governors on Wednesday: sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government has been mounting pressure on the Congress appointed Governors to resign, a new list of governors is likely to be finalised by Wednesday, said sources. Four of the Congress appointed Governors have recently resigned as the government prepared to nominate new names. Former...
  • AgustaWestland deal: CBI to examine AP Governor Narasimhan July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon record the statement of former Director, Intelligence Bureau and Governor of Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan as witness in connection with allegations of bribery in purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from Ango-Italian firm AgustaWestland. CBI sources said Narasimhan, along with then NSA M K Narayanan...
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation accepted July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo's resignation was accepted and Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva has been given the additional charge. Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjede has accepted the resignation of Wanchoo as Governor of Goa and has appointed Alva, Governor of Rajasthan,...
  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred as Governor of Mizoram July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is set to shuffle around UPA appointed governors. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal has been transferred as Governor of Mizoram on Sunday. Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva will discharge the functions of Gujarat Governor in addition to her own duties. Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman has been...
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  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns July 4, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo stepped down on Friday. Wanchoo is the fifth governor to quit after the BJP government came to power at the Centre. Wanchoo on Friday also gave his statement to the CBI in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal. The governor...
  • AgustaWestland: Pleased to give statement to CBI, says Wanchoo July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Governor BV Wanchoo has said he was "pleased" to have given CBI his statement on Friday in connection with the alleged bribery scandal in the VVIP helicopter deal and hoped that the agency would now bring the truth out in the case at the earliest. A statement issued...
  • West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan stepped down on Monday after seeking time to reach on a decision. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit. Earlier last week,...
  • Tamil Nadu Governor expresses shock over building collapse: Chennai June 28, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Saturday expressed " deep shock" over the building collapse in the city, which left one person dead and wished speedy recovery to the injured workers. "I am deeply shocked to hear that several construction workers were injured in the collapse of a eleven storeyed...
  • Governors can be questioned while in office: A-G Mukul Rohtagi June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi has opposed former Solicitor General's view saying that governors could be questioned as part of an investigation while in office. He, however, added that the governors could be prosecuted once they are out of office. Rohtagi's remarks come in wake of the CBI questioning West Bengal...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Governor as witness in AgustaWestland deal June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cenntral Bureau of Investigation has questioned West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan in the AgustaWestland chopper scam probe. MK Narayanan was questioned as a witness in the scam probe. MK Narayanan was the National Security Advisor at time of the chopper deal. He had presided over a meeting which...
  • Goa: CM Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor's resignation June 25, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he has communicated to the Prime Minister, his stand on demand of resignation of Goa Governor BV Wanchoo, by the local BJP unit, over the helicopter purchase scam. "As a Chief Minister, I have told the Prime Minister whatever I feel...
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar steps down June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has resigned from his post, days after he informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he willing to step down. According to sources, Kumar had met Rajnath last week and offered to put down his papers. This comes amidst Narendra Modi government's decision to remove governors...