Monthly Archives May 2016

JD-U Opposes Kiran Bedi’s Appointment As Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor

NEW DELHI:  The JD(U) today opposed the appointment of Kiran Bedi as Puducherry Lieutenant Governor, alleging such ‘political’ appointments are made to serve interests of the ruling party.

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“Kiran Bedi’s appointment is a political appointment. She had fought last Delhi elections as CM candidate of BJP. Such political appointments are made to serve the interest of the ruling party. They are first appointed and then misused. Even during Congress time in past political appointments were made.

“Then we and BJP used to oppose it together...

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For Mamata Banerjee’s Oath, Kolkata’s Famous Red Road Turns Blue, Sealed

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Mamata Banerjee wants everyone to join celebrations when she takes oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second time on 27 may Friday, and so a portion of Kolkata’s arterial Red Road has been closed to traffic for preparations. For five days.

Red Road – which connects important Kolkata addresses like Fort William where the Army is headquartered, the state assembly and the high court – is now being turned into a sea of blue and white, Mamata Banerjee’s favourite colours. A giant stage, situated on the road, will be air conditioned and will have three interconnected blocks.

Ms Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress expects to host one lakh people at the ceremony, apart from about 200 dignitaries.

The venue for the ...

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A look at Pinarayi Vijayan’s cabinet, CM will retain home portfolio

A look at Pinarayi Vijayan’s cabinet, CM will retain home portfolio
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Alappuzha: CPI-M leader and Kerala chief minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan sharing a light moment with veteran politician K. R. Gowri Amma on the occasion of his birthday , in Alappuzha on Tuesday. PTI Photo(PTI5_24_2016_000301B)

CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Pinarayi Vijayan will be sworn in as chief minister, along with other cabinet ministers, on Wednesday around 4 PM.

Pinarayi will be handling the home affairs as well as the vigilance department. The 19-member cabinet is expected to have 13 first timers.

The LDF constituent CPI will have four Ministers handling revenue, agriculture, food, animal welfare and Forest departments.

Here is the list of ministers and their departments

List of CPI (M) ministers

Pinarayi Vijayan – Home, Vigilance IT

AK Saseendran -Transport

Kadannapally Ramachandran – Port, Museum, Zoo

Kadakampally Surendran – Electricity, Dewaswom

EP Jayaraj...

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Assam Gets Its First BJP Chief Minister As Sarbananda Sonowal Takes Oath

Sarbananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn in as the 14th chief minister of Assam in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and fourteen chief ministers from other states among other dignitaries at a huge public function at Khanapara field in Assam.

Sonowal, who became the first BJP chief minister of the state was sworn in by Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya. He took his oath in Assamese.

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Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Governor PB Acharya with the newly sworn-in Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Ministers at the swearing-in ceremony at Veterinary College play ground, Khanapara in Guwahati on Tuesday. PTI Photo (PTI5_24_2016_000180B) *** Local Caption ***

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Governor PB Acharya with the newly sworn-in Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Ministers at the swearing-in ceremony at Veterinary College play ground, Khanapara in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Along with Sonowal, 10 ministers including from alliance par...

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