Lok Sabha Election

  • Pak won't hand over Saeed till the courts find him guilty: Sharif aide May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the bilateral talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan has made it clear that it won't hand over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to India yet. This even as Modi conveyed to Sharif India's concerns on cross border terrorism...
  • Challenges, expectations from Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers assume office, panel of experts on CNN-IBN discuss the challenges in store for the new government. ...
  • BJP stands divided over Modi's Council of Ministers June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumes office with his Council of Ministers, his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party stands a divided house. It is a known fact that Modi's Council of Ministers comprises of ministers mainly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The West Bengal unit of BJP...
  • My remarks on Article 370 misquoted, says MoS Jitendra Singh May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh, MoS, PMO who stirred up a controversy with his remarks on the revocation of Article 370 issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying he was misquoted. Singh had stirred a hornet's nest when he said that the Narendra Modi government had started speaking to stakeholders to...
  • Modi government forms SIT to probe black money as per SC orders June 14, 2014

    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 IB...
  • Omar Abdullah says talks of repealing Article 370 'irresponsible' May 27, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 by...
  • UP packs a punch in Modi Cabinet, BJP now eyes state June 14, 2014

    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 in...
  • Kanpur BJP leaders unhappy over non-inclusion of Murli Manohar Joshi in Modi Cabinet June 14, 2014

    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 ministry,"...
  • Smriti Irani takes charge as Union HRD Minister May 27, 2014

    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 Minister...
  • Arun Jaitley assumes office as Union Finance Minister May 27, 2014

    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...
  • Modi holds 'fruitful' talks with SAARC leaders, raises terror with Pak June 14, 2014

    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 meeting...
  • Naxal involved in attack on polling party in Bastar arrested May 27, 2014

    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 and...
  • JD(U) office bearers to meet tomorrow in Delhi to discuss future strategy May 27, 2014

    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 only...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work June 14, 2014

    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 May 27, 2014

    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 only...
  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case June 14, 2014

    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 was...
  • Denial of cabinet berth leaves BJP leaders disappointed May 27, 2014

    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. "It...
  • Decoding the Cabinet: The beginning of Modi-Rajnath era, new generation takes charge June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 Dr...
  • Live: Had an excellent meeting with Modi, looking forward to a positive outcome, says Sharif June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 Minister....
  • Shiv Sena hopeful of getting more posts when the Cabinet expands May 27, 2014

    "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 June 14, 2014

    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 face,...
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development May 26, 2014

    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. ...