Banwarilal Purohit: News

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.

20 Oct 2022

Punjab Government

Punjab government mulls removing governor as chancellor of state universities

The Punjab government led by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is considering replacing the governor with the chief minister as the chancellor of all state-run universities.

27 Sep 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: CM Mann tables confidence motion in Assembly amid ruckus

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday tabled a confidence motion in a special session of the Vidhan Sabha amid the heavy uproar by the opposition.

25 Sep 2022

Bhagwant Mann

Punjab: Governor approves convening of assembly session as deadlock ends

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Sunday granted approval to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to convene the third assembly session on Tuesday, putting an end to the deadlock.

22 Jun 2021

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

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.

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

Tamil Nadu

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

Tamil Nadu

'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

Tamil Nadu

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

Narendra Modi

President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new State Governors

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