Lok Sabha Election

  • 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...
  • Sonia, Rahul and Manmohan invited for dinner with heads of state May 26, 2014

    Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi have been invited by the President for the dinner with the heads of state on Monday. A new government led by PM-elect Narendra Modi will be sworn in today. ...
  • Live tweets: Narendra Modi to be sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of being sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today visited Rajghat and paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi spent around 10 minutes at Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi, who led BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha polls, will be sworn...
  • Here is what people expect from new PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi, a 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 world's largest democracy on Monday. The much awaited swearing-in ceremony, administered by President Pranab Mukherjee, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 pm...
  • Snapshot: Scenes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in day June 14, 2014

    The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. ...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening. Modi began his day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. ...
  • Narendra Modi: The man who scripted his dream run to Delhi himself June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Damodardas Modi's dream run to Delhi has been scripted by the man himself. With extensive campaigning, use of technology to development plank, Modi did not leave any stone unturned. During an election rally, Modi had said, "In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, India will...
  • PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet: Who is likely to get what June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, all eyes are on his Cabinet. The list of Modi's ministers has been sent to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and it is springing out some surprises with the inclusion of allies like Upendra Kushwaha. It includes the names of...
  • Oath taking in the evening, the buck stops with PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The distance between Gujarat Bhawan in Chanakyapuri, the Diplomatic enclave of New Delhi, and the Prime Minister's official residence 7, Racecourse Road, is just 500 metres. Narendra Modi has covered that distance in 13 years. When Modi was made the Gujarat chief minister after the disastrous earthquake in...
  • Narendra Modi takes oath as India's 15th PM: As the day unfolded June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. Modi along with his Cabinet took oath at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM. Around 3,500 Indian and foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony, including leaders from all the seven SAARC nations....
  • Modi Cabinet: Rajnath for Home, Jaitley frontrunner for Finance June 14, 2014

    While Rajnath Singh will be inducted as Home Minister in Narendra Modi Cabinet. While senior leaders like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are likely to be kept out of key posts, Jaitley is the frontrunner for Finance Ministry. ...
  • Narendra Modi to have 'minimum government, maximum governance policy' May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the swearing-in of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, the Gujarat government released a statement on Modi's 'minimum government, maximum governance' policy. According to the press release, Modi's Cabinet will be limited to a few Cabinet ministers. His aim is to 'transform entity of assembled ministries to Organic...
  • Naveen Patnaik to skip Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 25, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will not attend Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony due to state Assembly Speaker election on Monday. Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat will instead represent Patnaik at the ceremony. While deciding to adopt a positive approach towards the BJP-led NDA government to be headed by...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi amidst reports of him offering to quit May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi amidst reports of him stepping down following party's poll debacle. Earlier this week, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi had met Sonia at her 10 Janpath residence and tendered his resignation. Party president, however, did not accept Gogoi's resignation. Congress...
  • SP on drive to establish dialogue with common people to popularise government's welfare schemes May 25, 2014

    Attempting to recover the lost ground after electoral debacle, Samajwadi Party on Sunday asked its party workers to hold district-level meetings with common people to popularise the state government's welfare schemes. The party's UP president and state chief minister Akhilesh Yadav directed that the meeting at all the district headquarters should...
  • Modi Cabinet almost final, JP Nadda to replace Rajnath as BJP chief May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to take over as the party chief with Rajnath Singh making his way into the Narendra Modi Cabinet. A lesser known face, Nadda was from the beginning a favourite for the party chief's post. Nadda was anointed...
  • Watch: Modi cries and Rahul smiles, Cyrus's take on leaders' reactions after LS poll results May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janta Party bagged a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha polls. While being anointed the PM candidate Modi had tears in his eyes while Rahul while accepting the defeat had a smile on his face. ...
  • Team Modi takes shape, list to be sent to President on Monday May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Hectic consultations are taking place in the Bharatiya Janata Party with just a day left before Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi ends the suspense on the ministers in his Cabinet. According to sources, the list of ministers to be sworn in is likely to be sent to the President...