Lok Sabha Election

  • Modi government forms SIT to probe black money as per SC orders 27-05-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a major step, the Narendra Modi government in its first ever Cabinet meet formed a Special Investigation Team to probe black money following the Supreme Court orders. The SIT will be headed by former Supreme Court judge M B Shah and will include Revenue Secretary, CBI and...
  • Omar Abdullah says talks of repealing Article 370 'irresponsible' 27-05-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reacted strongly to the statements made by MoS, PMO on repealing Article 370 in the state. He condemned the move saying, "Mark my words & save this tweet - long after Modi government is a distant memory either J&K won't...
  • PM Modi calls upon Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence 27-05-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, he called upon his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence on Tuesday evening. Modi, who was sworn-in on Monday drove to 3, Motilal Nehru Place, the new abode of Singh, to meet him this evening. He was received...
  • UP packs a punch in Modi Cabinet, BJP now eyes state 27-05-2014 05:18 PM

    With India's new Prime Minister, Home Minister and seven other union ministers coming from Uttar Pradesh, the state now occupies the most coveted position in the new government. Having won 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Uttar Pradesh was bound to figure in a big way...
  • Kanpur BJP leaders unhappy over non-inclusion of Murli Manohar Joshi in Modi Cabinet 27-05-2014 05:08 PM

    The non-inclusion of senior BJP leader and Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi in Narendra Modi's Cabinet has left party leaders and workers here disappointed. "We are disappointed that Murli Manohar Joshi did not get a Cabinet berth. He is such a senior leader, he should have got at least one...
  • Smriti Irani takes charge as Union HRD Minister 27-05-2014 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Smriti Irani took charge as the Union Human and Resource Development Minister on Tuesday. Irani, a Rajya Sabha member is one amongst the seven women ministers in Modi's Council of Ministers who enjoy Cabinet rank. Irani's anointment to the close knit Cabinet of Prime...
  • Arun Jaitley assumes office as Union Finance Minister 27-05-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Arun Jaitley took charge as the Union Finance Minister on Tuesday. Going by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'minimum government, maximum governance' policy, Jaitley is heading a cluster of ministries including Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs. Jaitley was sworn in as a Minister on Monday...
  • Modi holds 'fruitful' talks with SAARC leaders, raises terror with Pak 27-05-2014 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his work. On his first day in office, he met the prime ministers and premiers of eight countries constituting the SAARC or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, holding what the External Affairs Ministry labelled as 'fruitful talks'. "On the whole, the...
  • Naxal involved in attack on polling party in Bastar arrested 27-05-2014 04:08 PM

    A Naxal, who was allegedly involved in an attack on a polling party during the Lok Sabha elections in Bastar region, was on Tuesday arrested from Maoist-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh. Jaeet Ram Korram (28), chief of Padeli Janatana Sarkar group of CPI(Maoist), was nabbed from the forests between Padeli...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow in Delhi to discuss future strategy 27-05-2014 03:36 PM

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Tuesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by office-bearers from various states including Bihar, the...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work 27-05-2014 03:33 PM

    Narendra Modi's ministers took charge of their departments today. Watch what they have to say about their work and what they plan to do. ...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow, discuss future strategy 27-05-2014 03:29 PM

    After the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, Janata Dal (United) officer bearers will meet in the national capital on Wednesday to discuss their future political strategy. The meeting to be chaired by party President Sharad Yadav will be attended by office-bearers from various states including Bihar, the...
  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case 27-05-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the eight SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all...
  • Denial of cabinet berth leaves BJP leaders disappointed 27-05-2014 01:04 PM

    BJP leaders in Uttarakhand are disappointed over the state not getting a representation in the Union Cabinet with most of them maintaining that the party's impressive performance in the Lok Sabha polls in the hill state should have earned it a seat or two in Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers....
  • Decoding the Cabinet: The beginning of Modi-Rajnath era, new generation takes charge 27-05-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Each government has its own 'privileged' top 10 or 15 ministers. The Narendra Modi government also has its top 10 ministers. Some of these ministers were junior ministers in the Vajpayee government between 1998 and 2004. Most others were budding politicians with no real power or fame. The...
  • Modi Cabinet: The stamp of the PM's authority is visibly apparent 27-05-2014 11:59 AM

    The new Council of Ministers led by Narendra Modi has assumed office amidst much fanfare. While a lot of focus has been on who all were there for the swearing-in ceremony, the Council of Ministers draws attention for many more reasons. The clear stamp of the authority and pre-eminence of...
  • Modi Cabinet: All key portfolios for BJP, minor for allies, Jaitley the biggest gainer 27-05-2014 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended all speculation on Tuesday as he announced the portfolios for his ministers a day after he was sworn in along with his Cabinet. The number 2 in Modi's Cabinet is the man who lost the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Arun Jaitley. Jaitley is...
  • State leaders in Modi cabinet: Rajnath gets Home, Sushma gets External Affairs 27-05-2014 10:43 AM

    Uttar Pradesh has got the lion's share while Uttarakhand has got no berth in the Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. Unlike the previous governments, Modi government has just two ministers who are above 70 years- Kalraj Mishra and Najma Hepthullah. The old guards like LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and...
  • Live: Had an excellent meeting with Modi, looking forward to a positive outcome, says Sharif 27-05-2014 10:04 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all the seven SAARC leaders today. The SAARC leaders were in India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony. ...
  • Modi Cabinet: List of ministers with portfolios 27-05-2014 09:56 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the list of 45 ministers in his Cabinet with their portfolios. Arun Jaitley emerges as the Number 2 in Modi's Cabinet with Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs. The top 3 in Modi's Cabinet includes Sushma Swaraj who has been given the Ministry of External...
  • PM Modi to meet Pak PM Sharif today, may discuss 26/11 trial delay 27-05-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes on Tuesday will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic push and his meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is set to begin his first day in office by meeting SAARC leaders. Both Modi and Sharif will meet around noon at Hyderabad House. No...
  • Day 1 of Narendra Modi government 27-05-2014 08:12 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his 45 ministers with their portfolios. While Arun Jaitley has got Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj have got Home and External Affairs respectively. ...
  • PM Modi keeps ministers guessing on portfolios, Cabinet meet today 27-05-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hit the ground running and will hold his first Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. However, Modi is still keeping his ministers guessing on portfolio allocation. Rajnath Singh, who was the first to take oath after Modi on Monday, is likely to be the Home...
  • Shiv Sena hopeful of getting more posts when the Cabinet expands 27-05-2014 12:14 AM

    "In one month there will be an expansion of the Cabinet, Shiv Sena will get more ministerial berths," says Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete who took oath of office in the Modi Cabinet on Monday. ...
  • Meet the women in PM Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers 27-05-2014 12:11 AM

    New Delhi: Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45-member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. Barring Nirmala Sitharaman, who has been made Minister of State with Independent Charge, rest including Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti and Najma Heptulla, the lone Muslim...
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development 26-05-2014 11:59 PM

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said....
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional 26-05-2014 11:29 PM

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Sharif, whose visit was clouded in speculations over his presence for the event, walked down the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on Monday evening,...
  • Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that 26-05-2014 11:06 PM

    Almost a decade back after the BJP lost power in Uttar Pradesh under his stewardship, Rajnath Singh cut a lonely figure at his current Ashoka Road residence in the national capital. Sitting cross-legged and shaving, he told an IANS correspondent, gazing through a small mirror he held in front, that...
  • What you want from the Narendra Modi government 26-05-2014 11:03 PM

    With Narendra Modi taking the oath office as the Prime Minster on Monday, his government faces a mammoth of expectations of the people of the country. The Bharatiya Janata Party led by Modi got a massive mandate in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls paving the way for the four-time...
  • Modi's Cabinet: Probable portfolios for the Council of Minsters 26-05-2014 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: All the 45 members of Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers took oath along with him on Monday but a final say is yet to be taken on the distribution of portfolios. While it is almost clear that Bharatiya Janata Party Pesident Rajnath Singh will be inducted as the...