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TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

27 Nov 2020

TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari resigns as West Bengal Transport Minister

Trinamool Congress (TMC) heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Friday resigned as the Minister of Transport and Irrigation in West Bengal.

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

25 Nov 2020

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

United States President-elect Joe Biden said that the outgoing President Trump's administration has started reaching out to his transition team.

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

21 Oct 2020

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

14 Sep 2020

Yoshihide Suga to succeed Shinzo Abe as Japan's Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga (71) is set to become the next Prime Minister of Japan after the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) elected him as the new head.

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

03 Sep 2020

Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies

Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

02 Sep 2020

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

19 Aug 2020

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

29 Jul 2020

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

Gehlot government seeks Assembly-session from Friday in proposal to Governor

28 Jul 2020

Gehlot government seeks Assembly-session from Friday in proposal to Governor

After Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired a Cabinet meeting, the state government on Tuesday sent a fresh proposal to the Governor seeking Assembly session from July 31.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

17 Jun 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

01 Jun 2020

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra to recommend Mumbai lockdown extension as cases rise

10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra to recommend Mumbai lockdown extension as cases rise

The Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to extend the lockdown in the state capital Mumbai and the greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

15 Mar 2020

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh shifted its MLAs back to Bhopal from Jaipur a day ahead of a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly.

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday expelled six ministers from the state Cabinet upon the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

10 Mar 2020

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh CM to rejig Cabinet as Ministers resign

The Madhya Pradesh government seems to be in peril after 19 MLAs tendered their resignation.

Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named TIME's 'Women of the Year'

06 Mar 2020

Indira Gandhi, Amrit Kaur named TIME's 'Women of the Year'

To make reparations for a century of mostly men on its covers, the TIME magazine named 100 'Women of the Year' for each year starting 1920.

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

28 Feb 2020

Tahir Hussain, booked in IB officer's murder-case, suspended by AAP

Tahir Hussain, the councilor of Aam Aadmi Party, was booked in connection to the murder of Intelligence Officer Ankit Sharma, whose body was found from a drain in Northeast Delhi.

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

17 Feb 2020

Delhi Cabinet finalized; Kejriwal to not hold any portfolios

After Arvind Kejriwal took charge as the Delhi Chief Minister for the third time on Monday, the portfolio allocation for the Cabinet was finalized.

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

09 Feb 2020

Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod

Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

Maharashtra: Cabinet allocation reaches stalemate; Congress-Sena-NCP can't seem to agree

04 Jan 2020

Maharashtra: Cabinet allocation reaches stalemate; Congress-Sena-NCP can't seem to agree

Politics in Maharashtra has gained attention, again, this time due to Cabinet allocation.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by Cabinet, Citizenship Bill exempts Arunachal, Nagaland, Mizoram

On Wednesday morning, the Union Cabinet cleared the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said the Bill is a top priority for the government, deeming it as significant as revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

09 Oct 2019

Diwali gift for government employees, Dearness Allowance increased by 5%

Diwali has come early for lakhs of central government employees as the Centre on Wednesday announced that their Dearness Allowance will be increased by 5%.

Karnataka minister defends deputy CM, who watched porn in Assembly

06 Sep 2019

Karnataka minister defends deputy CM, who watched porn in Assembly

Weeks after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister for the fourth time, BS Yediyurappa, got a new Cabinet and three deputy CMs.

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

24 Aug 2019

BJP stalwart Arun Jaitley passes away at 66

In a distressing piece of news, former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away today. He was 66.

Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

10 Aug 2019

Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS; Modi, Shah pay a visit

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, was on Friday admitted to Delhi's AIIMS after he complained of palpitations and restlessness.

#Article370: Jammu and Kashmir bifurcated, Ladakh, J&K to be UTs

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Jammu and Kashmir bifurcated, Ladakh, J&K to be UTs

In a historic move, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

When Amit Shah called up Yediyurappa at midnight, gave nod

27 Jul 2019

When Amit Shah called up Yediyurappa at midnight, gave nod

In Karnataka, the Congress-JD(S) coalition collapsed on Tuesday evening, putting a halt on the crisis which had been going on for weeks.

Goa: 4 ministers, including 3 ex-Congress MLAs, included in Cabinet

13 Jul 2019

Goa: 4 ministers, including 3 ex-Congress MLAs, included in Cabinet

On Saturday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inducted four new ministers in his Cabinet. Out of them, three were those who quit Congress to join BJP earlier this week.

Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind

26 Jun 2019

Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind

Home Minister Amit Shah will start his two-day trip to Kashmir on Wednesday, and is expected to discuss a slew of topics, including security and development.

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

23 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.