Takes care to strike balance of regions and castes in ministry
BJP's hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was today sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy CMs. A surprise inclusion was cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state, becoming the lone Muslim face in the state government.
As the Yogi Adityanath-led government took over in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the "sole mission and motive is development" of the state, in an apparent bid to allay apprehensions over the hardline Hindutva mascot becoming the Chief Minister
Two Indian clerics, including the head priest of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who went missing in Pakistan, are safe and will be back in the city tomorrow, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today. "I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi.
Rising above electoral bitterness and putting on the back burner their slanging matches during Uttar Pradesh campaign, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh and his father Mulayam attended the swearing in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath today.
Children who abuse their parents while staying with them in their house can be evicted from the property, the Delhi High Court has ruled. Justice Manmohan, in his ruling, specified that the house need not be self-acquired or owned by the parents.
Indian cricket's one-time power centre Mumbai has lost its permanent voting status as per the new constitution of the Indian Cricket Board finalized by the Committee of Administrators (COA) appointed by the Supreme Court of India.
The National Conference and Congress, which have joined hands to contest the bypolls to two Lok Sabha constituencies in Kashmir Valley, today held a meeting to discuss their strategy for the elections.
A Superintendent of Police and a DSP were among nine policemen injured today when Jat protesters clashed with them on being prevented from marching toward Delhi. The protesters also set fire to two police buses during the clash that took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi national highway.
After roping in celebrities, Delhi BJP is now planning to have its own election theme song to add zing to its campaign in the high-stakes MCD polls. The municipal election is due on April 22 and the campaigning is likely to begin soon.
A Gurgaon court today awarded life sentence to 13 former employees of Maruti-Suzuki India Limited, who it had found guilty of murder, in connection with the violence at the automobile giant's Manesar plant in 2012 in which a senior company officer had died.
The club of bachelor chief ministers in the country has just expanded.Priest-turned politician Yogi Adityanath, 44, who was today sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, now joins Trivendra Singh Rawat, 56, (Uttarakhand), M L Khattar, 62 ,(Haryana), Sarbanand
A minor girl and her younger brother drowned in a pond in Muradabad village in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said. Pinki Kumari (11) and her younger brother Arun (6) met watery grave in a pond while they were taking bath with their mother, they said. (PTI)
BJP MLA V Hangkhalian was today sworn-in as the Protem Speaker of the Manipur Assembly.
Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of Protem Speaker to Hangkhalian at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here.
India needs to move beyond the current drive for open defecation-free cities and work towards faecal sludge management for a safe urban environment without any risk to land and rivers, said an expert in the field.
After Sabari, another case of gross abuse of government funds has come to light from the Middle Andaman region. Constructed more than five years ago by the Zilla Parishad at Parnashala, the Community Hall now wears a deserted look.
Several areas in the city, particularly Mohanpura, Aberdeen Bazar and Phoenix Bay suffered disruption in water supply after a major underground pipeline ruptured on Saturday. The crack was reported at around 10 am yesterday and water spilling out from the pipe has flooded the area near Andaman Law College.