Lok Sabha Election

  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional June 14, 2014

    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, marking...
  • Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that May 27, 2014

    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 life...
  • What you want from the Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    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...
  • Modi's Cabinet: Probable portfolios for the Council of Minsters June 14, 2014

    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 Home...
  • Amarinder Singh wishes success to Arun Jaitley May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: After trading acrid charges during poll campaigning, Congress MP Amarinder Singh on Monday wished success to Union minister Arun Jaitley, whom he defeated on Amritsar seat. The former Punjab chief minister hoped that Jaitley's appointment will help Punjab. Wishing Jaitely "well and success" the former chief minister reminded...
  • India gets its 15th PM, Narendra Modi era begins, 45 other ministers take oath June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63-year-old Modi was sworn-in on the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan by President Pranab Mukherjee. He will take charge of the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday morning. It has been a...
  • Obama congratulates Narendra Modi on being sworn in as 15th Prime Minister of India June 14, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Monday congratulated Narendra Modi on being sworn-in as India's 15th Prime Minister and said he looks forward to working with the new leader to strengthen the strategic partnership. "President Obama congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and the new Indian government on their swearing-in...
  • Narendra Modi sidelines BJP founding members LK Advani, MM Joshi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sidelined the Bharatiya Janata Party founding members Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as their names do not figure on the list of ministers sworn in on Monday. Even though Advani's name was doing the rounds for Lok Sabha Speaker post and Joshi's...
  • Away from Rashtrapati Bhavan, Modi's mother watches him taking oath as PM on TV June 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben, who could not attend her son's swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, ensured she keeps pace with the developments on television. Sitting in a small room with her family members, 92-year-old Hiraben watched live coverage of the gala event. She seemed unperturbed by scores...
  • Najma Heptullah- the only Muslim face in Narendra Modi Cabinet June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Grand-niece of eminent freedom fighter Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Najma Heptullah is the lone Muslim face in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Once a prominent Congress member in the Rajya Sabha, she left the party in 2004 due to a strain in relationship with top party leaders for her close...
  • Venkaiah Naidu- BJP's south Indian face gets second stint in Union Cabinet May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An astute leader, inspiring orator and a committed party worker, M Venkaiah Naidu became the BJP president in 2002 and is among the party's prominent faces from southern India. This is his second stint as a Union Minister, after heading the Rural Development Ministry in the year 2000. Hailing from...
  • PMO website relaunched within seconds of Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Narendra Modi taking oath as tehe 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday, the PMO website was relaunched carrying his picture and profile. "As we devote ourselves to take India's development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation," Modi said...
  • PM Narendra Modi's first message to the country after assuming office June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi- the man who led the NDA to a landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections took oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. After assuming office as the PM, he reached out to the country with a message he posted on...
  • Maneka Gandhi- the sole Gandhi family member in BJP government May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Animal-rights activist Maneka Gandhi made a comeback to the union cabinet as the only member of the Gandhi family in the BJP-led government. The seven-time MP and younger daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi was also in the council of ministers during the previous NDA...
  • Interactive timeline: Prime Ministers of India from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. This interactive timeline guides you from 1947 to 2014 showing who all occupied the post and for what period of time.Full list of the Prime Ministers of India:FromToNameParty15 August 194727 May 1964Jawaharlal NehruIndian National Congress27 May 196406...
  • Promise of good governance will be fulfilled: BJP leader Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani, however, refused to comment on rumours that she was likely to be made the Human Resources Development Minister. ...
  • Ties can be normalised only through strong leaders: Pak diplomat May 26, 2014

    Pakistani diplomat Musharraf Zaidi told CNN-IBN that the reaction in Pakistan was positive about their Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visiting India. ...
  • Smriti Irani likely to get HRD ministry: Sources May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani is likely to get the Human Resources Development Minister, sources said on Monday. ...
  • Modi will work to help the country grow: Veteran actor Dharmendra June 14, 2014

    Veteran actor Dharmendra voices his support for Narendra Modi. ...
  • Modi Cabinet: Meritocracy the criteria, allies not given much space June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has stamped his authority on the new Union Cabinet by not bowing before the allies and also giving important portfolios to leaders who are likely to deliver the results quickly. He has broken the conventional experiments of ministerial quota being dependent on how many MPs an...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, the 63-year-old man who is behind the BJP's astonishing victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will take oath as the 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday. The much awaited swearing-in ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm in the...
  • Shiv Sena 'upset' with number of posts in Modi's Cabinet June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi has formed a small, compact cabinet with only 45 members, including himself. While some leaders have praised it, others have opposed it. ...
  • Modi's Cabinet will be compact and effective: Kiren Rijuju June 14, 2014

    BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh Kiren Rijuju is all praise for Narendra Modi's 'compact Cabinet'. ...
  • Nitish seeks development package for Bihar from Modi June 14, 2014

    Nitish Kumar, the former Bihar Chief Minister who split from the BJP after Narendra Modi was nominated as its prime ministerial candidate, now seems to have softened his stance towards the Gujarat strongman. ...
  • State-wise list of Modi's ministers: Hindi belt leads, Nihal Chand the only face from Rajasthan June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's Cabinet is likely to have more members from some key states. Uttar Pradesh, which delivered him 73 out of 80 seats, is likely to get 8-9 Cabinet berths. Madhya Pradesh is likely to get five berths. Karnataka is likely to get four berths, including M Venkaiah...
  • Will accept whatever role BJP gives me: Najma Heptullah May 26, 2014

    BJP leader Najma Heptullah has said she will accept whatever responsibility her party gives her. ...
  • Lot of expectations from Narendra Modi: Anupam Kher June 14, 2014

    Bollywood actor Anupam Kher spoke to CNN-IBN on Monday ahead of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. He said there were a lot of expectations from the PM-in-waiting. ...
  • Shiv Sena opposed to Pak, not Nawaz Sharif: Sanjay Raut May 26, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday expressed support for Narendra Modi's invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying his party was not opposed to him per se but to Pakistan. ...
  • Watch: Varanasi hopes for power, clean Ganga from Modi June 14, 2014

    The residents of Varanasi spoke to CNN-IBN on Monday and expressed what they wanted from their candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Narendra Modi's Cabinet: Full list of 46 ministers June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, who will be sworn in as India's Prime Minister on Monday, will have a 45-member strong Council of Ministers. Out of these, 24 are Cabinet Ministers. Ten are Ministers of State with Independent Charge, while the rest are Ministers of State. Sources say Modi is set to...