Banwarilal Purohit

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Why has Tamil Nadu banned online gaming involving betting?

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.

Tamil Nadu: Agriculture Minister Doraikkannu, 72, dies due to COVID-19

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.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive

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.

Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine

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.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus

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.

Day 1 of informal summit: Modi, Jinping discuss trade, terrorism

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.

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Convict Nalini Sriharan granted one-month parole

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.

Crores exchanged for appointment of VCs earlier: TN Governor

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.

Rajiv Gandhi's assassin's mother meets TN Governor, seeks son's release

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.

All colleges will have anti-ragging committees: TN Governor

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.

'Women-journos sleep around, why complain about patting cheeks?': BJP leader

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.'

Instead of answering questions, Tamil Nadu Governor pats journalist's cheek

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.

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new Governors for five states

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.

President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors

18 Aug 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors

Four new State Governors have been appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.