Under attack from BJP for his comment that seven union ministers from Bihar would not be allowed entry into state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday retracted and termed the comment as 'sweet joke'.
The assets of at least three union ministers have increased since they assumed office five months ago, a joint statement by the National Election Watch and Association of Democratic Reforms said Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hosted a pre-Diwali dinner for the Council of Ministers where he stressed on keeping up the momentum of the cleanliness mission launched by him earlier this month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives his ministerial colleagues all the freedom and encourages them to take decisions, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday while remarking that "policy paralysis" had come to an end under the new regime.
As part of efforts to improve coordination between the party and the government, Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, V K Singh, Kiran Rijiju and Sadanda Gowda will meet partymen and hear their grievances and suggestions at the BJP headquarters next week.
Over 30 central government ministries have failed to form guidelines to check arbitrariness in use of discretionary powers enjoyed by their ministers, nearly 21 months after the Centre had issued such a directive.
The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its displeasure with several Union ministers who had reacted adversely to its verdict reversing a Delhi High Court order on Section 377 that decriminalised homosexuality.
Congress will hold a five-day special training session-cum-selection for its new media faces, which will be addressed by senior party leaders, Union Ministers and experts.
There was no official word from the party whether Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be participating in the session or not.
Making it clear that division of Andhra Pradesh is not acceptable to them; central ministers and Congress MPs from Seemandhra on Saturday put the leadership on notice, saying people are more important for them than the party.