Minister Of State

  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • I've proudly acknowledged my wife, says Tharoor October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after he went after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for attacking Sunanda Pushkar, Minister of State for Human Resources Development (HRD), Shashi Tharoor, said he has never shied away from acknowledging his wife in public or private. Tharoor was responding to a Twitter user's accusation that he had...
  • Lalchand Kataria made MoS Rural Development October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Newly sworn-in Minister of State for Defence Lalchand Kataria has now been appointed as Minister of State for Rural Development Ministry after much confusion. Kataria, a first-time inductee into the Cabinet, was given his new post after meeting the Prime Minister on Tuesday. His first appointment as MoS...
  • Will quit if charges are proven against me: MoS Railways October 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Controversy has already come calling for one of the three ministers sworn in from West Bengal during the big Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was sworn in as the Minister of State for Railways, has now said that he will resign if criminal charges are proven...
  • NCP MP Tariq Anwar makes a debut in govt in MoS October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Lady luck has smiled on senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Tariq Anwar who made his maiden entry into government as a Union Minister of State after nearly four decades in active politics. Sixty-one-year-old Anwar was a Congress leader till 1999, when he along with Sharad Pawar and PA...
  • Bengal 'influential' MP Adhir Chowdhury takes oath as MoS October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, an influential Congress leader from West Bengal's Murshidabad district and known to be close to Pranab Mukherjee, is a three-time Lok Sabha MP. Having dropped out of school at age 15, he started as a District leader of Youth Congress in the 1970s when political...
  • Nothing controversial about the Army units movement: Pallam Raju April 8, 2012

    Someone within the government could have tried to play mischief, says Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju on Army spooks report. ...
  • 'Army story may be mischief by someone in govt' April 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Someone within the government could have tried to play mischief, says Minister of State for Defence Pallam Raju on the Army spooks report. He said that exaggerated reports about troop movement in January may have been the handiwork of some mischief makers. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's...
  • Development work to be videographed in UP March 24, 2012

    Lucknow: In a bid to check corruption and use of sub-standard material in construction work in the rural areas, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to get all works video-graphed. The directives were issued by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Rural Development Arvind Singh 'Gop' to officials on Friday. Asking...
  • Sign of MoS HRD's PA forged to obtain grants November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Unidentified persons have forged the signature of Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari's personal assistant to obtain grants for an educational institution in Uttar Pradesh with police suspecting the role of some 'insiders' in the episode. A case was registered in this connection by Economic Offences Wing of...
  • Computer for weather forecast to be imported February 18, 2011

    Pathankot: Concerned over changes in weather pattern, the Centre has decided to import state-of-the-art super computer for accurate forecast which will help an estimated five crore farmers and fishermen. The super computer will alert the farmers who could take steps in advance to save their crops and also alert the fishermen...
  • Prithviraj Chavan humbled by the trust of the party November 10, 2010

    Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan has been named as the next Chief Minister of Maharahstra. ...
  • India confident of winning non-permanent UNSC seat October 31, 2009

    Kolkata: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Friday exuded confidence that India would bag a non-permanent member's seat in the UN Security Council from the Asian quota for 2011-12. "We have confirmed our candidature. We are campaigning hard. We are confident of the support from members of the...
  • 15-year-old killed by minister's car in Uttar Pradesh October 22, 2009

    Lucknow: A 15-year-old boy was killed and two others were injured when the speeding car of a Uttar Pradesh minister ran over them on Wednesday on the Rae Bareli-Allahabad highway, officials said. Minister of State for Stamps Nand Kishore Nandi, who was in the car at the time of the accident,...
  • Enough! Govt to frame policy against race attacks June 6, 2009

    Patiala (Punjab): The Central Government will soon formulate a policy to deal with racial discrimination against Indians abroad, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said on Saturday. Arriving in her hometown Patiala for the first time after being inducted in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government, Preneet Kaur expressed concern...
  • Gujarat riots case: VHP, BJP leaders surrender February 20, 2009

    New Delhi: VHP leader Atul Vaid and former BJP Counselor Naik Singh Chaudhry - both accused in 2002 Gujarat riots Naroda Patia case - have surrendered before the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The SIT was constituted by the Supreme Court to re-investigate some of the 2002 riot cases. The most horrifying...
  • 2002 riots: Gujarat Minister declared absconder February 4, 2009

    Ahmedabad: She is missing in office, and she is not at home either. Gujarat Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare, Maya Kodnani has been missing since the Special Investigation Team (SIT) declared her an absconder for not responding to a summons to depose in the Naroda Patia massacre...
  • Maharashtra: 39-member Ashok Chavan Ministry sworn in December 8, 2008

    Mumbai: Ashok Chavan was today sworn in as Maharashtra's new Chief Minister at the head of a 39-member Congress-led coalition ministry. The new team forged by Chavan saw a few prominent ministers in the Vilasrao Deshmukh team being dropped and some new faces roped in. Chavan(50), the Industries minister in the...
  • Maya sacks minister over cop's murder June 8, 2008

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday sacked Minister of State for Fisheries Jamuna Nishad for allegedly being a part of a mob that killed a police constable. Jamuna Nishad has been detained for murdering a policeman in Maharajgunj near Gorakhpur in Eastern UP. "I will not leave anyone who breaks...
  • Defence Ministry taking up case for pay hike April 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has publicly acknowledged that the military has got a raw deal from the Sixth Pay Commission and maximum disappointment was among the middle-rung officers. Responding to reports of substantial numbers of officers wanting to quit, the Defence Ministry is taking up their case for a pay...
  • Galvanising country's youth a priority: Jitin Prasad April 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Jitin Prasad, the son of veteran Congress leader Jitendra Prasad, was on Sunday sworn in as the new Minister of State for Steel after Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh reshuffled his Council of Ministers. CNN-IBN spoke to the young entrant who had until now been gaining experience as...
  • IITs coming up in Bihar, Rajasthan, AP March 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government has decided to set up three new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) during 11th Five Year Plan, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The premier institutes will be set up in Bihar in East, Rajasthan in West and Andhra Pradesh in South, said Minister of State for...
  • Phones rare at Telecom Minister's place December 14, 2006

    Patna: In the home district of Union Minister of State for Telecommunications Shakeel Ahmad, it's a sorry state of affairs. Villagers stay connected with the rest of the world with the help of just three telephones shared between 20,000 people. This public announcement system is actually a pay and receive call...