SWEARING

  • BJP in pole position: Is the party moving beyond its allies? November 9, 2014

    The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party tussle is likely to get more murkier as the former boycotted the swearing-in ceremony of a new set of Union ministers on Sunday. ...
  • From Army and shooting ranges, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore now joins government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday as a Minister of State in his maiden stint as an MP. 43-year-old Rathore, who rose to fame when...
  • Shiv Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn-in as minister: sources November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will continue to be part of the National Democratic Alliance as Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister on Sunday, said sources. Even though Sena nominee has skipped the tea party hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for new Union Ministry inductees at...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • Probe ordered into security lapse at Devendra Fadnavis swearing-in November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Saturday ordered an inquiry into major security lapse during the swearing-in of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi inside Wankhede Stadium on October 31. A man named Anil Mishra had allegedly breached the security of the Prime Minister and shared the...
  • Major security breach at Maharashtra government's swearing-in, 'unidentified' man shares stage with PM November 7, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major security breach during the Maharashtra government's swearing-in ceremony last week, a self-proclaimed member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mumbai's Bihar cell, shared the dais with the senior leaders of the party. The intruder Anil Mishra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and clicked photographs with him. He...
  • TWTW: Cyrus mocks Sena's decision to boycott Fadnavis's swearing-in November 2, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha takes on Devendra Fadavnis's swearing-in ceremony as the new chief minister of Maharashtra at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. ...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra CM today, Sena to boycott ceremony October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister on Friday at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. A thick security blanket has been thrown in and around Wankhede Stadium as the mega ceremony is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several...
  • Election Cartoons: As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony October 31, 2014

    As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Australian PM Tony Abbott to attend Indonesian President Joko Widodo's swearing-in October 20, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders on Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta. Abbott said his attendance reflected the "huge importance" Australia placed on its relationship with its neighbour, Xinhua reported. "The inauguration is an important occasion for Indonesia...
  • O Panneerselvam takes oath as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu September 29, 2014

    Chennai: O Panneerselvam took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday, two days after the AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa stepped down from office following conviction in Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case. He also did not change any of the portfolios, keeping home, public and finance...
  • Historic, anxious handover as Afghanistan swears in new leader September 29, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan inaugurates its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power in Afghanistan's history has been far from smooth: the deal for...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin cost Rs 17.60 lakh July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan". Agrawal...
  • N Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu, who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections, took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy...
  • Live blog: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh June 8, 2014

    Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as the first chief minister of the new Andhra Pradesh. Sources told CNNIBN that the new Andhra Pradesh Cabinet will have 20 ministers....
  • Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as Andhra Pradesh CM today June 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu who led his party to a thumping victory in the Assembly elections is all set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh along with his ministers in a grand function on Sunday evening. While the swearingin of his Telangana counterpart was...
  • TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu to take oath as new Andhra CM on Sunday June 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu will be sworn in as the first chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh at a grand function on Sunday. Governor ESL Narasimhan will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Chandrababu at a public function to be held at Nagarjuna Nagar...
  • Chandrababu Naidu appointed as first CM of new Andhra Pradesh June 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan on Thursday night appointed Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu as the first Chief Minister of the new state of Andhra Pradesh and invited him to form the government. A delegation of TDP legislators met the Governor at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Thursday...
  • Live: PM Narendra Modi sworn in as a Member of the 16th Lok Sabha June 5, 2014

    MPs of the 16th Lok Sabha to be sworn in today ...
  • First Chief Minister KCR set to guide Telangana's destiny June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: For TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, the metamorphosis from being the leader of separate statehood agitation by starting of with only a handful of supporters in 2001 to securing majority on his own and occupying the Chief Minister's chair in Telangana today is complete. The 60yearold KCR, as he is...
  • K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as the first Chief Minister of Telangana June 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrasekhar Rao was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of Telanagana at Raj Bhavan on Monday. The 29th state of India came into existence at the stroke of midnight on Monday. Eleven Cabinet ministers including Mahmood Ali, Dr T Rajaiah, Nayani, Etala, Pocharam Srinivas...
  • 'Swearing in that wasn't' has Maharashtra politicians taking potshots June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The hurriedly announced expansion of the Prithviraj Chavanled ministry in Maharashtra on Sunday failed to materialise, giving the Opposition guns ample fodder to taunt the CongressNCP government in the state. "The Congress (led) state government is hilarious! They declare (to) swear in new ministers and within two hours they hold...
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin 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...
  • Modi's Cabinet: Probable portfolios for the Council of Minsters May 26, 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...
  • India gets its 15th PM, Narendra Modi era begins, 45 other ministers take oath May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Damodardas Modi on Monday took charge as the 15th Prime Minister of India. The 63yearold Modi was swornin 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...
  • Najma Heptullah the only Muslim face in Narendra Modi Cabinet May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Grandniece 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 swearingin May 26, 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 May 26, 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: Animalrights activist Maneka Gandhi made a comeback to the union cabinet as the only member of the Gandhi family in the BJPled government. The seventime MP and younger daughterinlaw of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi was also in the council of ministers during the previous NDA...