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EC notice to Railways, Civil Aviation ministries over PM pictures on tickets

EC notice to Railways, Civil Aviation ministries over PM pictures on tickets

According to EC, Railways and Air India violate the model code of conduct which came into force on March 10, when the poll body announced the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls beginning from April 11

Jun 30, 2019, 12:32 PM IST
Congress will not stake claim to Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

Congress will not stake claim to Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

To stake claim for the Leader of Opposition, a party needs to win at least 1/10th of the total seats in the Lok Sabha.

Jun 01, 2019, 15:43 PM IST
Narendra Modi government 2.0: 51 crorepati ministers, 22 face criminal cases, says ADR

Narendra Modi government 2.0: 51 crorepati ministers, 22 face criminal cases, says ADR

The ADR released the findings after analysing affidavits of 56 of the 58 ministers, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from the 17th Lok Sabha and the current Rajya Sabha. 

Jun 01, 2019, 09:31 AM IST
Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will formally take charge today

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will formally take charge today

The 58-member Union Council of Ministers includes those holding the 25 Cabinet ranks, nine Ministers of State (Independent charge) and 24 Ministers of state. 

Jun 01, 2019, 06:41 AM IST
West Bengal govt removes Sanjay Bansal as Darjeeling DM

West Bengal govt removes Sanjay Bansal as Darjeeling DM

An official order said Bansal will be the additional secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department.

May 31, 2019, 23:42 PM IST
Kashmir, NRC, Ayodhya likely to be key challenges for new Home Minister Amit Shah

Kashmir, NRC, Ayodhya likely to be key challenges for new Home Minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah, the chief architect of BJ'P's victory in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, has been made the country's new Home Minister replacing Rajnath Singh who is now Defence Minister.

May 31, 2019, 22:15 PM IST
Recapture offices 'occupied' by BJP: Mamata Banerjee tells TMC leaders

Recapture offices 'occupied' by BJP: Mamata Banerjee tells TMC leaders

Mamata Banerjee launched two organisations, which she had will "counter the growth" of the RSS in the state.

May 31, 2019, 21:53 PM IST
PM Modi keeps promise, forms 'Jal Shakti' Ministry under Gajendra Shekhawat

PM Modi keeps promise, forms 'Jal Shakti' Ministry under Gajendra Shekhawat

The minister said as promised in the party manifesto, the priority will be to provide clean drinking water to everyone.

May 31, 2019, 19:17 PM IST
Comparison with PM Modi unfair, says newly-elected MoS Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Comparison with PM Modi unfair, says newly-elected MoS Pratap Chandra Sarangi

"I don't know why people call me Odisha's Modi. There are no comparisons at all. I am a common man while Modi is an unusual talent," Sarangi said in an interview after being appointed Minister of

May 31, 2019, 19:03 PM IST
From ensuring safe workplaces for women to tackling malnutrition, challenges abound for Smriti Irani

From ensuring safe workplaces for women to tackling malnutrition, challenges abound for Smriti Irani

Irani, the youngest face in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet at 43, who emerged as a 'giant slayer' after defeating Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi has retained the

May 31, 2019, 18:52 PM IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad emerges bigger as Telecom Ministry gets added to his kitty

Ravi Shankar Prasad emerges bigger as Telecom Ministry gets added to his kitty

"I am grateful to the PM for entrusting me with such responsibility. In telecom, I will first hold meetings to take a long-term view, and also see how a greater synergy can be driven in IT and

May 31, 2019, 18:35 PM IST
Media reports about JDU seeking 3 berths in Modi Cabinet false: Nitish Kumar

Media reports about JDU seeking 3 berths in Modi Cabinet false: Nitish Kumar

Nitish said that his party JDU stands firmly with BJP as part of the NDA.

May 31, 2019, 17:56 PM IST
Amit Shah: From the 'Chanakya' of modern day politics to India's new Home Minister

Amit Shah: From the 'Chanakya' of modern day politics to India's new Home Minister

Shah is credited of building the party's campaign systematically around the nationalism plank and the Prime Minister Modi's popularity. 

May 31, 2019, 16:29 PM IST
Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers: Check state-wise weightage

Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers: Check state-wise weightage

Here's a state-wise breakup of the new Modi cabinet:  

May 31, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
MoS Pratap Sarangi lives in a thatched house, stands out for simplicity, dedication to people

MoS Pratap Sarangi lives in a thatched house, stands out for simplicity, dedication to people

The new parliamentarian, who once nurtured the desire to be a monk, lives in a thatched house, rides a bicycle and spends a major portion of his MLA pension to support the education of the poor

May 31, 2019, 15:16 PM IST
S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed External Affairs Minister

S Jaishankar becomes first career diplomat to be appointed External Affairs Minister

Another challenge for him will be to further strengthen India's ties with China, badly hit by the Doklam standoff in mid-2017.

May 31, 2019, 14:18 PM IST
Amit Shah Home Minister, Rajnath Singh Defence Minister, Finance goes to Nirmala Sitharaman; here is the full list of ministers and their portfolios

Amit Shah Home Minister, Rajnath Singh Defence Minister, Finance goes to Nirmala Sitharaman; here is the full list of ministers and their portfolios

The 58-member Union Council of Ministers includes those holding the 25 Cabinet ranks, nine Ministers of State (Independent charge) and 24 Ministers of state.

May 31, 2019, 13:00 PM IST
Asha Bhonsle tweets thank you note to Smriti Irani for saving her from 'crazy rush' at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Asha Bhonsle tweets thank you note to Smriti Irani for saving her from 'crazy rush' at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Smriti Irani replied to the tweet with a folded hand emoji. 

May 31, 2019, 11:51 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC core committee meet today; several changes expected

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC core committee meet today; several changes expected

Trinamool Congress' core committee meeting will be held at party chief Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence in Kolkata at 3 pm on Friday. A massive overhaul of the party structure is expected in

May 31, 2019, 11:12 AM IST
Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet holds first meeting, clears pension scheme for small farmers, traders

Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet holds first meeting, clears pension scheme for small farmers, traders

The first meeting of the new Union Cabinet was held on Friday during which several key decisions were taken.

May 31, 2019, 09:17 AM IST