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India Inc lauds union cabinet reshuffle

India Inc lauds union cabinet reshuffle

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian industry on Sunday lauded the latest cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing it as “carefully strategised” to provide fresh impetus to the Indian development process. “The elevation...

Himachal nod to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years

Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, with a power generation potential of about 27,000 MW, has accorded approval to 167 hydroelectric projects in four years, the state government said on Sunday. During this period, 31 projects aggregating to 2,067...

Uma Bharti saved from Cabinet axing by RSS: Sources

Bhopal, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah had decided to show the door to Union Minister Uma Bharti, but RSS intervention ensured it was not to be, informed sources said on Sunday. However, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...
From bureaucrat to minister, Alphons takes charge of of tourism, electronics and IT

From bureaucrat to minister, Alphons takes charge of of tourism, electronics and IT

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bureaucrat-turned-politician K.J. Alphons, also known as the “Demolition Man” and has become the the first BJP leader from Kerala to become a Union Minister, has been given charge of Tourism and Electronics and IT...

Cabinet reshuffle done with eye to 2019 Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Union Cabinet’s reshuffle and expansion on Sunday saw elevation of those seen as performing while sending out a political message on BJP’s intention to expand its footprint in south and eastern India with an eye...

Will look at combat role for women with open mind : Sitharaman

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Set to take charge as India’s first, full-fledged woman Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said she would look into the matter fo giving combat role to women with an open mind and not as a matter of patronage. Asked...

Ministry will attain its objectives on time : R.K. Singh

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Newly inducted Power, New and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh on Sunday said his Ministry will attain its objectives on time and said he was certain to come up to the expectations of his leader. “We have objectives....

Jaitley visiting Japan as Defence Minister, Sitharaman to take charge later

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Notwithstanding the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the new Defence Minister, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is presently holding additional charge of Defence, will represent India in a bilateral dialogue on defence in...
R.K. Singh : The officer who once arrested Advani in Bihar

R.K. Singh : The officer who once arrested Advani in Bihar

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Known for his administrative acumen, former Union Home Secretary and Lok Sabha member Raj Kumar Singh, who was inducted on Sunday as Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy at the Centre, was instrumental in the arrest of...

Nirmala Sitharaman first women Defence Minister, Piyush gets Railways

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday named India’s Defence Minister in a reshuffle-cum-expansion of his ministry carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that also saw Piyush Goyal take charge of Indian Railways. Of the...

List of New Council of Ministers with Portfolios

Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister and also in-charge of: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and All important policy issues; and All other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.   CABINET...

PM Modi promotes four to cabinet, inducts nine new faces in government

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Four Ministers of State — Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sithraman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi — were on Sunday promoted to the Cabinet and nine new faces including four former bureaucrats became Ministers of...
PM Modi leaves for China to attend BRICS Summit

PM Modi leaves for China to attend BRICS Summit

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi emplanes for China to attend the 9th BRICS Summit, in Xiamen, China on September 03, 2017. New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for China to take part in the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen. He...