Lok Sabha Election

  • 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. ...
  • 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...