Over a year after former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, 46, was arrested, a military court in Pakistan has sentenced him to death for “espionage and subversive activities”, triggering a sharp reaction from India which called it “premeditated murder”.
Almost a fortnight after taking oath, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will hold his first cabinet meeting on Tuesday and major promises made in the BJP’s Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra (election manifesto) are likely to be given shape in the meeting.
The Chief Minister has retained major departments including Home for himself.
The court should come in the picture only if you cannot settle it, says chief justice JS Khehar.
Priest-turned-politician and five-time BJP MP Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, along with two deputy chief ministers, Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma.
Even as hectic preparations are on for the swearing in ceremony of the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh scheduled to be held at 5pm on Sunday at Smriti Upvan near Aashiana residential colony on the fringes of the city, the party is yet to declare the name of the new chief minister.
The BJP-led post-poll alliance won the floor test in Goa Thursday with 21 MLAs standing up in the House, along with Manohar Parrikar, to tilt the vote of confidence in its favour.
The BJP is learnt to have picked Trivendra Singh Rawat, a former RSS pracharak, as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Sources said that while Rawat was informed last night, he will be formally elected by the party’s MLAs on Friday.
Setting the tone for the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday asked his partymen to work relentlessly, propagate the government’s initiatives for the poor and promote a young leadership.
As Rahul Gandhi, in first remarks on the rout of the Congress in the UP Assembly elections, took no blame and called for structural and organisational changes, more and more party veterans said it was time the leadership considered drastic steps since the the need of the hour was a “cardiac surgery”.
The Electronic Voting Machines of the future could get smarter. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has made a proposal to the ministry about this.
Turning down the Congress’ plea to stay the swearing in of BJP’s chief minister candidate Manohar Parrikar, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Goa governor Mridula Sinha to conduct a floor test in the state Assembly on Thursday for the saffron party to prove its majority.
With Manipur governor Najma Heptulla stating on Tuesday that she has invited the BJP-led coalition to form the next government in the state, Chief Minister-designate N Biren Singh is slated to take oath on Wednesday along with 11 cabinet ministers.
The Uttar Pradesh BJP has asked the Election Commission (EC) to deploy women police officials at booths in the forthcoming sixth and seventh phases of the Assembly elections.
Holding Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responsible for murders of “more than 300 RSS pracharaks and activists” in the state, an RSS leader from Ujjain has announced a bounty of R1 crore.
A campaign criticising the ABVP, started by the daughter of an Army captain who died fighting militants in J&K, has drawn sharp reactions from several BJP leaders.
Palaniswami claims support of 124 MLAs n One MLA crosses over to Panneerselvam camp
Uttar Pradesh elections took an interesting turn on Friday with Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hitting the campaign trail by addressing a rally at Rae Bareli, a parliamentary seat held by her mother Sonia, and earlier by her grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Ending ten days of political stalemate, Edappadi K Palaniswami, the man Friday of V K Sasikala, has been sworn in as the thirteenth chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
To overcome the perennial problem of delays in defence procurement, unspent budgets, allegations of corruption and botched deals, an expert committee established by the government has recommended the creation of a new, independent organisation outside the Ministry of Defence to undertake defence procurement.
In what can be termed a new chapter in the country’s political history, Lucknow on Sunday was witness to a “historic” coming together of hitherto arch-rivals.
Addressing his first election rally in Punjab, which will vote on February 4 for a new Assembly, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi announced that state Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh will be chief minister if the party comes to power.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister and now the national president of the Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav released the party’s manifesto on Sunday, in the absence of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav and his uncles Shivpal and Ramgopal Yadav.
Ruling party to contest 298 of 403 seats and Congress the remaining 105
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is seeking re-election in the forthcoming polls in the state, has emerged as a proficient politician.
In a major development, which has suddenly made the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh more interesting, the Election Commission of India on Monday granted the ‘cycle’ symbol to the Akhilesh Yadav-led faction of the Samajwadi Party.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the poll bugle for the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in Lucknow on Monday.