List of Ministers in the Modi government

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Following is the list of Ministers in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions;... Read more »

Sabarimala issue will be taken care of: V. Muraleedharan

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) V. Muraleedharan, the only MP from Kerala to be inducted as a State Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government on Friday, has said that the vexed... Read more »

Admiral Karambir Singh takes charge as new Navy chief

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Admiral Karambir Singh on Friday took charge as the 24th Navy chief replacing incumbent Sunil Lanba. “Admiral Karambir Singh PVSM AVSM ADC assumes charge as the 24th Chief... Read more »

Gunfight erupts in J&K’s Shopian district

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) A gunfight broke out between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday. After receving information about militants, security forces surrounded an orchard area... Read more »

Calcutta HC gives Rajeev Kumar protection from arrest till July 10

Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday granted former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, now under the CBI scanner in connection with the multi-billion rupee Saradha ponzi scam, protection from... Read more »

Getting it right: IANS preview of Team Modi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) At exactly 3 pm on Thursday, IANS put out a list of 44 likely members of the Union Council of Ministers. The list, was published under the heading... Read more »

Mamata “Will not let you turn Bengal into Gujarat”

Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday spewed anger and lashed out at people chanting “Jai Sree Ram” around her convoy in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. She... Read more »

Nitish Kumar “JD-U will not be part of the Modi government”

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that his Janata Dal-United will not be part of the Narendra Modi government as it did not want “symbolic representation”.... Read more »

Amit Shah to join Modi Cabinet

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah is all set to become a member of the Narendra Modi Cabinet, which will be sworn in on Thursday by President Ram Nath Kovind... Read more »

Rahul meets Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Ahead of attending Narendra Modi’s swearing in as Prime Minister, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence here. Gandhi’s... Read more »

BJP worker stabbed to death in Bengal

Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was on Thursday stabbed to death in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district, police said. Shushil... Read more »

Manjhi “Tejashwi is not leader of Grand Alliance, but of RJD”

Patna, May 30 (IANS) After the Congress, another ally of the RJD-led Grand Alliance, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday targeted Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi... Read more »

UP Congress to discuss poor show at meeting in Lucknow

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) A week after the Lok Sabha results pinned the Congress down to its worst performance in Uttar Pradesh, the party will take stock of the situation and discuss reasons... Read more »

Modi to meet NDA MPs ahead of swearing-in

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi will on Thursday meet the NDA’s newly-elected MPs who will take the oath of office and secrecy with him later in the day. The... Read more »

Gehlot “BJP trying to trip opposition governments”

Jaipur, May 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday accused the BJP of trying to dismantle the opposition parties governments in West Bengal, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Gehlot tweeted: “Even before... Read more »

Navy to get new chief on Friday, eastern fleet has new commander

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) After serving for more than four decades, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba will pass on the baton to Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, who will take over... Read more »

Amid Congress leadership crisis, Kharge meets Ahmed Patel

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Amid a leadership crisis in the Congress, senior leader Mallikarjuna Kharge on Thursday met party Treasurer Ahmed Patel at the party office here. Kharge, who lost in the... Read more »

A dream come true for Jagan Mohan Reddy

BY MOHAMMED SHAFEEQ  Hyderabad, May 30 (IANS) It was a dream come true for Yeduguri Sandinti Jagan Mohan Reddy as he took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. What... Read more »

Jockeying for Home, Defence Secretaries job begins

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba set to become the 32nd Cabinet Secretary of India, jockeying for the vital job has begun. Rural Development Secretary Amarjeet Sinha along with... Read more »

Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Vajpayee

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Ahead of his swearing in, Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid his tributes to the... Read more »