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  • Maharashtra government: Know the ministers 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with nine other ministers. 44-year-old Fadnavis is only the second Brahmin Chief Minister after Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi in the state dominated by Maratha politicians. Fadnavis has become the 27th CM of Maharashtra and the...
  • J&K polls: BJP candidate files nomination from Leh seat 7 hours 25 minutes ago

    Srinagar: BJP candidate from Leh Assembly constituency, Chhering Dorjay, filed nomination papers from the seat in Ladakh region, which goes to polls in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. "Chhering Dorjay, candidate of Bharatiya Janta Party filed his nomination paper from 48-Leh Assembly Constituency today...
  • Jammu and Kashmir polls: Muslim cleric joins BJP 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Jammu: A Muslim cleric joined the state unit of BJP among others ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Muslim cleric from Nowshera-Lam area, Imaam Ikhlaq Ahmed Nakshabani joined BJP at a function here which was attended by senior party leader and MLA Ashok Khajuria. "It is after...
  • Modi, Uddhav Thackeray exchange pleasentaries at Maharashtra government swearing-in 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday briefly exchanged pleasentaries with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at the swearing-in ceremony of Devendra Fadnavis. Thackeray attended the event after BJP President Amit Shah and Fadnavis reached out to him and assured him that BJP will consider Shiv Sena's demands for top...
  • J&K polls: Ruling National Congress forms campaign committee 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference constituted the party's Election Campaign Committee to manage and oversee the party's campaign for the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. "NC working president Omar Abdullah will head the committee which will include the party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and additional general secretary Mustafa Kamal,"...
  • Rahul Gandhi starts deliberations after string of poll reverses 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has embarked on brainstorming sessions with senior Congress leaders to decide the future course for the party in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. As part of the exercise, the Congress Vice President held lengthy consultations with...
  • Will focus on development of the state, says new Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis 8 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party's Maharashtra unit head Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with nine other ministers. Addressing media personnel after his swearing-in ceremony, Fadnavis said that his whole focus is on development of the state and right to service is one...
  • BJP might have got majority if Shiv Sena pact ended early: Rajnath Singh 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Bhopal: In the wake of BJP preparing to form a minority government in Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if their alliance with the Shiv Sena would have ended atleast a fortnight before the actual demise of the combine, then his party might have won clear...
  • Uddhav to attend Devendra Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony after Amit Shah calls him 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the swearing-in ceremoney of Maharashtra Chief Minister-elect Devendra Fadnavis, the Bharatiya Janata Party has reached out to the Shiv Sena, which had said it will boycott the event. BJP President Amit Shah and Fadnavis called Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and invited him to the ceremony. Sena chief Udhhav...
  • Congress' decision to break alliance improper: JMM 13 hours 17 minutes ago

    Ranchi: The JMM on Friday termed as "improper" the Congress' decision of breaking their alliance in poll-bound Jharkhand. "How far is it proper on their part even after seeing the Lok Sabha elections? " JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya asked, reacting to AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad's announcement marking the end...
  • Congress says PM Modi's way of treating Indira Gandhi's death anniversary disgusting, petty-minded 14 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday termed as "disgusting" and "petty-minded" the way the Narendra Modi government marked the death anniversary of Indira Gandhi while the ruling BJP wondered if that party prefers to see history through the "perspective" of Nehru-Gandhi family. "It is petty-minded, it is partisan and disrespectful to...
  • Jharkhand: Congress to join hands with RJD, JDU after alliance with JMM breaks ahead of elections 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has collapsed in the run-up to Assembly elections in the state. Congress will now join hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United), said party general secretary B K Hariprasad. Hints of a break-up were visible on October 27 when several...
  • It's Centre's responsibility to honour Indira Gandhi's sacrifices: Manish Tewari 15 hours 19 minutes ago

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said it was responsibility of the government to honour sacrifices of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Tewari said. "Indira Gandhi lived for this country and died for this country. She sacrificed her life for this country. So, this is the responsibility of the government to...
  • Shiv Sena shields BJP, says ceremony will wash off sins of NCP-Congress 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Notwithstanding its decision to boycott the swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Chief Minister, the Shiv Sena on Friday provided covering fire to BJP from criticism for organising a lavish event, saying the ceremony will "wash off sins" of the previous government. "You (Congress and NCP) have looted Maharashtra in...
  • 2G money laundering: Court takes cognisance of ED chargesheet, charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Major trouble is in store for former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi as a special court on Friday framed charges against them along with 17 others in connection with the 2G scam-related money laundering case. DMK chief M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal is also amongst the accused...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra CM today, Sena to boycott ceremony 18 hours 40 minutes ago

    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...
  • Modi launches 'Run for Unity', remembers Sardar Patel's contribution towards nation's unity 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is the 139th birth anniversary of former deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In remembrance of the 'Iron Man', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the 'Run for Unity' marathon in which over 10,000 people participated. The central government declared October 31 as the National Unity...
  • Modi government can't bring even a rabbit into country: Sharad Yadav on black money 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    Patna: Unmoved with the Central government's initiative on black money, Janata Dal United President Sharad Yadav said the dream Narendra Modi government weaving before the nation on bringing back illegal money stashed in foreign banks would never be fulfilled. "The dream Narendra Modi government showing to the nation about bringing back...
  • 'Run for Unity': As it happened 21 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 8:49 am: 'Run for Unity' marathon concludes. 8:39 am: President Pranab Mukherjee also participates in the 'Run For Unity' as he flags off the event from Rashtrapati Bhawan. 8:27 am: According to the Delhi Police, over 10,000 people are participating in the marathon. 8:20 am: Sports icons Bijender Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt,...
  • Election Cartoons: As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony Yesterday

    As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • True spirit of my CAG speech not reflected: Jaitley Yesterday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that media reports of his speech at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) conference did not accurately portray its spirit following criticism of his remarks that the official auditor should not "sensationalise" its findings. "News reports of my speech at the CAG...
  • BJP humiliated us by not offering any berths, will boycott Maharashtra CM's swearing-in: Shiv Sena Yesterday

    Mumbai: As the Bharatiya Janata Party gears up to form its first government in Maharashtra, former ally Shiv Sena has decided to boycott the swearing-in of Chief Minister-elect Devendra Fadnavis on Friday. The Shiv Sena said that they have been constantly humiliated by the BJP despite claims of talks...
  • 2G PMLA case: Court to pass order on framing charges on Friday Yesterday

    New Delhi: A special court is likely to pronounce its order on Friday on framing of charges in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the ED had issued charge sheet to former Telecom Minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others....
  • Book on Mulayam Singh Yadav to be released on his birthday on November 22 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hindi and Urdu editions of a book on SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will be released on his 76th birthday on November 22 in Lucknow. The book -- 'Mulayam Singh Yadav: Harbinger of Social Justice' is authored by Dr Adish C Aggarwala, President of International Council of Jurists...
  • News reports do not reflect spirit of my CAG meet speech: Arun Jaitley Yesterday

    New Delhi: Under attack over his remarks that official auditor should not "sensationalise" its audit findings, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said media did not accurately reflect the spirit of his speech at the CAG conference. "News reports of my speech at the CAG conference do not accurately reflect the spirit of...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns opposition of smear campaigns Yesterday

    Ganga Sagar: Warning opposition parties against smear campaigns against her government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dared them to fight on development plank. "We cannot be stopped by smear campaign. My job is to take everybody along. Those who will oppose, will be thrown away," she said...
  • Black money: Digvijaya Singh dares Centre to reveal names of account holders Yesterday

    Sambhal: Reminding the BJP government of its poll promise of bringing back black money, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh dared the Centre saying if it has courage it should reveal the name of account holders. "If it (central government) has a bit of courage it should reveal the name of...
  • BJP trying to create unrest in West Bengal, says TMC Yesterday

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district. "No one is above law...
  • Those making noise on black money are shielding a/c holders, says Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Bhopal: After Congress dared BJP government to disclose names of those who have stashed black money, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that those making noise over the issue were actually shielding such account holders. He also assured that the Centre was committed to crackdown on those having parked...

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Maharashtra government: Know the ministers

Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with nine other ministers.