Articles about Banwarilal Purohit
Born on April 16, 1940, Banwarilal Purohit is the 29th Governor of Punjab. As of August 29, 2021, he is also the Administrator of Chandigarh. In 2017, Purohit served as the Governor of Tamil Nadu and is also a former Member of Parliament from Nagpur. He was also the MP as a member of the Indian National Congress twice and once as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the past, Purohit, who was elected as the MLA from Nagpur East Constituency, was again elected in 1980 from Nagpur South. In 1982, the Indian politician had also served as the Minister of State for Urban Development, Slum Improvement, and Housing. Purohit, who contested as a BJP candidate for Lok Sabha Elections in 1991, had launched a campaign to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya. In 1999, Purohit had quit BJP and joined INC. However, facing some differences and issues, Purohit took a step forward to form his own party, Vidarbha Rajya Party in 2004. Purohit was also appointed as the Governor of Assam in 2016.
22 Jun 2021
Raghuram Rajan, Esther Duflo in Tamil Nadu's economic advisory council
The Tamil Nadu government is planning to form an economic advisory council with Nobel laureate Esther Duflo and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan.
06 May 2021
MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin on Thursday released a list of 34 ministers who will be part of his cabinet.
23 Nov 2020
Why has Tamil Nadu banned online gaming involving betting?
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday promulgated an ordinance banning online gaming based on a proposal from the state government.
01 Nov 2020
Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19
Tamil Nadu's Minister for Agriculture, R Doraikkannu, passed away on Saturday after battling COVID-19. The 72-year-old leader breathed his last at a private hospital in Chennai.
24 Aug 2020
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.
04 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 51-year-old has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana.
03 Aug 2020
Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine
Member of Parliament Karti Chidamabaram (48) on Monday revealed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Chidamabaram, who represents Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) in the Lok Sabha, is the latest among prominent political figures to have contracted the infection.
03 Aug 2020
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Yediyurappa is the second state CM after Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan to have tested positive.
12 Oct 2019
Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held discussions concerning issues of trade and terrorism in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram. This marked day one of the ongoing informal summit between the two leaders.
05 Jul 2019
Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole
The Madras High Court on Friday granted a one-month ordinary leave to Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in former PM Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case, to make arrangements for the wedding of her daughter who lives in London.
07 Oct 2018
Crores exchanged for appointment of VCs earlier: TN Governor
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has alleged that crores of rupees exchanged hands in the appointment of Vice-Chancellors to universities before he took over.
25 Sep 2018
Rajiv Gandhi's assassin's mother meets TN Governor, seeks son's release
The mother of AG Perarivalan, who's one of the seven assassins of Rajiv Gandhi, met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday to seek her son's release.
09 Sep 2018
All colleges will have anti-ragging committees: TN Governor
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday chaired the ninth state-level monitoring committee meet to eradicate ragging in educational institutions and advised further strengthening of the mechanism.
20 Apr 2018
'Women-journos sleep around, why complain about patting cheeks?': BJP leader
When TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit patted a female journalist's cheek at a press-conference, BJP leader S Ve Shekher thought it wasn't a big deal as 'women journalists are forced to sleep around anyway.'
18 Apr 2018
Instead of answering questions, Tamil Nadu Governor pats journalist's cheek
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has found himself at the centre of another controversy as he patted a journalist's cheek, after a press conference.
30 Sep 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new Governors for five states
President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed new Governors for Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Meghalaya.
18 Aug 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors
Four new State Governors have been appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.