Ensure women's helpline functions properly: Delhi BJP to govt

Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay on Sunday asked the Delhi government to ensure proper functioning of the women's safety helpline, saying the party will not tolerate any deterioration in its working.

Governors row: NDA govt may finalise names today

The NDA government is likely to finalise the names of seven Governors to be appointed in the seven states who were asked to step down as they were appointed by the former Congress government, as per news reports.

Meghalaya Governor takes additional charge of Nagaland

Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul on Wednesday took over the additional charge as the 18th governor of Nagaland following the resignation of Ashwani Kumar from the post on June 25 last.

Krishan Kant Paul sworn-in Nagaland Governor

Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul Wednesday took over additional charge of Nagaland too following resignation of Ashwani Kumar.

President accepts Nagaland Governor`s resignation

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar, an official statement said Friday.

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar resigns

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar resigned today, becoming the third person occupying the gubernatorial post to put in his papers since the NDA government prodded some of the Governors, appointed during UPA rule, to quit.

Nagaland Governor denies statement critical of Centre

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar Thursday said he has not made any statement which was critical of the Centre`s purported move to replace the Governors appointed during the UPA rule.

TR Zeliang takes oath as Nagaland CM; Narendra Modi congratulates

Senior Naga People`s Front leader TR Zeliang was sworn-in as Nagaland`s new Chief Minister, a day after Neiphiu Rio submitted his resignation to Governor Ashwani Kumar after his election to the Lok Sabha.

Convicted lawmakers issue, legal reforms kept Law min busy

The resignation of Ashwani Kumar as law minister, Rahul Gandhi`s attack on an ordinance aimed at protecting convicted lawmakers and government`s push for judicial and legal reforms were some of the issues that kept the Law Ministry in limelight in 2013.

`Caged parrot` CBI hopes to get wings in the new year 2014

The probe into coal block allocation scam, which got CBI the sobriquet of "caged parrot" from the Supreme Court and saw the exit of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar over his alleged interference, marked the agency`s functioning during a tumultuous year for it.

VVPAT performance not satisfactory in Mizoram polls

The performance of the VVPAT system used in the recently held Mizoram assembly election was not satisfactory, as 10 per cent of the machines malfunctioned, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said here on Saturday.

Manipur Governor discusses state situation with Chief Minister

In the wake of stepped up militant violence in Manipur, Governor Ashwani Kumar has discussed the law and order situation in the state with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.

24 kg heroin recovered in Punjab, four held

The SSOC of Punjab Police arrested four men and recovered 24 kg of heroin estimated to be valued at Rs.120 crore ($19.5 million) on the international market.

Assembly polls 2013: Election commissioner to visit Mizoram early November

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly poll here which is scheduled on November 25, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath, two election commissioners and other top officials of the Election Commission are likely to visit Mizoram in the first week of November, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said.

Churches in Mizoram urge EC to change poll schedule in state

The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, a conglomerate of leaders of 13 major churches in Mizoram has asked the Election Commission to change the dates of polling and counting of votes for the state Assembly polls.

Ashwani Kumar, Maitreyan in PAC

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and AIADMK member V Maitreyan have been elected to Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Ashwani Kumar appointed special envoy with cabinet rank

Nearly three months after he had to resign as Union Law Minister in a blaze of controversy, Ashwani Kumar has been appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his Special Envoy to visit Japan.

Ashwani Kumar made PM`s special envoy to Japan

Former law minister Ashwani Kumar, who had to quit in May for allegedly interfering in a CBI probe in coal blocks allocation, was Thursday appointed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s special envoy to Japan.

More power needed for autonomy: CBI to SC on Center`s proposal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed its response in the Supreme Court on the Centre`s decision to give more autonomy to it.

Nagaland Governor stresses on peace

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar has said a peaceful atmosphere in the state was required for economic development and to create employment avenues.