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16-Jul-2019 Patna

25 killed in Bihar flood : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday confirmed 25 people have been killed in the flood-affected eastern state.A day after conducting an aerial survey of the areas receiving heavy monsoon rain, the Chief Minister told the state Assembly that relief...

08-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Raj Thackeray holds meeting with Sonia in Delhi

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackrey on Monday met UPA Chairperson and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi here.According to Congress leaders, Thackrey met Gandhi at her residence here and their meeting lasted for over 30 minutes.Party leaders described...

28-Jun-2019 Patna

Ram Vilas Paswan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJP) president, Ram Vilas Paswan, was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar on Friday, an official said.Paswan was declared elected after the deadline for the withdrawal...

28-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

Telangana, Andhra CMs hold talks on inter-state issue

The Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday began talks on a wide-range of inter-state issues arising out of Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation five years ago.Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S....

27-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Ram Vilas Paswan meets Food Secretaries &FCI, CWC and SWCofficials

The Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan met State Food Secretaries and State government officials along with officials of Food Corporation of India (FCI),Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and State Warehousing...

27-Jun-2019 Amaravati

Mothers of intermediate students in Andhra to also get aid

Mothers from poor families sending their children to junior colleges in Andhra Pradesh will also get annual financial assistance of Rs 15,000 each under the proposed 'Amma Vodi' scheme.The scheme, to be implemented from January next year, was originally meant...

27-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

KCR lays foundation stone for Secretariat, Legislature complexes

Amid protests by opposition parties and ignoring appeals by descendants of a noble family to save a heritage building, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the new Secretariat and Legislature complexes.While...

25-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee terms Modi's first tenure as 'Super Emergency'

Marking the 44th anniversary of the Emergency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called the previous tenure of the Narendra Modi government as "Super Emergency"."Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five...

22-Jun-2019 Bengaluru

Rain forces Kumaraswamy to shorten Karnataka village stay

The much-publicised two-day village stay of Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was cut short on Saturday due to heavy rains and inclement weather in north Karnataka, an official said.Heavy rains and inclement weather in the state's northern region...

22-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Demonstrations against TMC leaders over cut money

Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee instructed party leaders to return to the public the cut money they took from them, angry local residents held demonstrations outside residences of several Trinamool Congress public representatives demanding...

22-Jun-2019 Yadgir (Karnataka)

Kumaraswamy's village stay impresses villagers

Hundreds of people greeted Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on his visit to Chandraki village in Gurmitkal taluk in north Karnataka's Yadgir district for an overnight stay in a state-run school, an official said."A huge crowd welcomed Kumaraswamy when...

21-Jun-2019 Patna

Nitish Kumar refuses to speak about child deaths by AES

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday refused to say anything over the deaths of 121 children caused by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district.The Chief Minister has yet to break his silence over deaths of so many children from AES.Mediapersons...

21-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

KCR launches world's largest lift irrigation project

The world's largest multi-stage, multi-purpose lift irrigation project Kaleshwaram was dedicated to the nation by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday.The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP), which promises to change the face of...

18-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

Minister of State for Home has become a joke : K. Chandrashekhar Rao

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday said that Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy has become a joke by stating that Hyderabad is a "safe zone for terrorists"."People are laughing at him. He has become a joke," Rao said at a news...

18-Jun-2019 Patna

Nitish Kumar visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, faces protests

Hundreds of angry protesters staged a demonstration on Tuesday against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's visit to Muzaffarpur district, where 107 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).The protest took place outside the state-run Sri Krishna...

17-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal's week-long health services logjam over as doctors end strike

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal was withdrawn on Monday shortly after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges."We withdraw our...

17-Jun-2019 Amaravati

KCR meets Andhra CM, invites him for project inauguration

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Monday met his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy here and invited him for the inauguration of the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project on June 21.Rao, who arrived in Vijayawada in the afternoon, offered...

17-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Impasse to end as Mamata, doctors term meeting 'positive'

The week-long junior doctors' strike across state-run hospitals in West Bengal seemed headed for a resolution on Monday after a meeting between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and representatives of the agitating medics from various medical colleges, which...

15-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naveen Patnaik seeks Rs 5,228 cr to deal with cyclone Fani damage

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure,...

15-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee appeals to doctors again, says ESMA won't be invoked

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state to end their strike, assuring them that her government would not invoke ESMA (Essential Services Maintenance Act) against them.She said the state government...

15-Jun-2019 Vijayawada

Chandrababu Naidu frisked at Vijayawada airport

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and now leader of opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu had to undergo frisking at Gannavaram Airport here late Friday.Naidu was also denied VIP access to the aircraft and had to travel in the bus along with common passengers.A...

15-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee accuses 'some parties' of spreading disinformation

Amid partial disruption in health services in West Bengal due to continuing agitation by junior doctors protesting attacks on their colleagues and demanding adequate security, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused "some political parties" of...

14-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Jagan meets Shah, raises special status for Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and raised the issue of special category status for his state as well as amicable settlement of all contentious issues with neighbouring Telangana.In his over 15-minute...

14-Jun-2019 Kanchrapara (West Bengal)

Learn to speak Bengali to stay in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at "outsiders" saying those who are living in Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali."We have to bring 'Bangla' forward. When I go to Bihar, UP, Punjab, I speak in their language,...

14-Jun-2019 Kanchrapara (West Bengal)

Will start movement for return of ballot papers: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday intensified her demand for the return of the ballot paper system in polling and said her party will start a movement with this demand on the July 21 Martyr's Day Rally.Accusing the BJP of programming the...

14-Jun-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar launches pension scheme for poor

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday launched the Mukhyamantri Vriddha Pension Yojna for poor people above 60 years of age in the state.Poor people above 60 years of age will get Rs 400 per month and those above 80 years will get Rs 500 per month. The...

12-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Ram Vilas Paswan reviews functioning of National Consumer Helpline

The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan today reviewed the functioning of National Consumer Helpline (NCH), a flagship project of the Department of Consumer Affairs. Shri Paswan reviewed the working of...

11-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Naveen Patnaik seeks special status for Odisha, Rs 5,000 cr aid

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought special category status for the state and central assistance of Rs 5,000 crore  following extensive damage caused by cyclone Fani.Patnaik told reporters after meeting...

11-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee unveils Vidyasagar bust in Kolkata college

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday unveiled a bust of Bengali polymath Iswarchandra Vidyasagar at Kolkata's Hare School, 28 days after another bust of  the 19th century reformer was vandalised at a city college during BJP President...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Some OCs, SIs not performing their duties in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Slamming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "playing games" to create unrest in Darjeeling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Monday that a section of her police force was not performing its duties properly in 3-4 districts and assured strong...

10-Jun-2019 Amaravati

First meeting of new Andhra Cabinet takes key decisions

Huge hike in the salary of various categories of workers, 27 per cent interim relief to the government employees and implementation of cash assistance scheme for farmers were some of the major decisions taken at the first meeting of the new Andhra Pradesh...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Bengal deprived of coal : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre of depriving the state of getting coal for generating power for the last six months so that the eastern state is forced to resort to load shedding."Central government did not provide...

10-Jun-2019 Kolkata

BJP spreading rumours about Bengal violence: Mamata Banerjee

Alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was spreading rumours about violence in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the saffron party of plotting a conspiracy to topple her government."There is no point sending me behind bars....

10-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

Don't link crimes to religion : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the heinous crimes taking place in different parts of the country should not be linked to religion and the guilty, irrespective of their community, should be punished.The Hyderabad MP decried attempts by a section...

10-Jun-2019 Patna (Bihar)

No rift with BJP, all well in NDA : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that there was no rift between the JD-U and its ally BJP, adding that all was well in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state."There are no differences with...

08-Jun-2019 Patna

Nitish Kumar launches JD-U membership drive

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United chief Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched the party's membership drive here, aiming to enlist thousands of new members from the state and across the country."We have formally launched JD-U membership drive from today,"...

08-Jun-2019 Amaravati

jagan Reddy occupies CM Office in State Secretariat

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday occupied his office in the State Secretariat here.He reached the Secretariat at 8.39 a.m. to a warm welcome by senior officials and senior leaders of his YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).Jagan Reddy...

08-Jun-2019 Amaravati

25-member Andhra Pradesh cabinet sworn-in

Nine days after taking over as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday constituted his cabinet with 25 ministers being sworn-in here.Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers, including...

08-Jun-2019 Salem (Tamil Nadu)

Twin leadership no reason for LS poll debacle : Edappadi K Palanisamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Saturday refuted that the party fared badly in the Lok Sabha polls owing to twin leadership.He also ruled out groupism in the party.The ruling AIADMK is headed by Coordinator...

07-Jun-2019 Vijayawada

Jagan meets governor ahead of cabinet expansion

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday called on Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan here and submitted him a list of 25 ministers to be sworn in on Saturday.Soon after the governor landed here from Hyderabad, Jagan Reddy met him at a hotel and...

07-Jun-2019 Salem (Tamil Nadu)

New bus port to come up near Salem : K. Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said the government will build a new bus port on 60 acres.He also said the proposed Rs 10,000 crore eight-lane expressway between Chennai-Salem will reduce road accident deaths, travel time and fuel consumption.Inaugurating...

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee announces Trinamool's mass contact campaign

Following a setback in the 2019 elections in West Bengal, ruling Trinamool Congress will hold four Jan-Sanjag Yatras (mass contact rallies) in the state, Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.She said the rallies will start on June 21...

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee not to attend 'fruitless' NITI Aayog meeting

Making it clear that she would skip the upcoming NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was "fruitless" for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and...

07-Jun-2019 New Delhi

New model to build silos for foodgrain storage : Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that a new model will be created to expedite construction of silos of 100 lakh tonne capacity to plug foodgrain wastage and check corruption in the procurement system.Addressing a press conference...

07-Jun-2019 Kolkata

Fruitless to attend NITI Aayog meet : Mamata Banerjee

In an indication that she would skip the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was "fruitless" for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and the...

07-Jun-2019 Patna

Nitish Kumar wants results from Bihar Police on crime control

Unhappy and worried over the spurt in crime incidents in Bihar in the last few weeks, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday asked top police officials to pull up their socks, saying he wanted results from them in checking and controlling crime.The Chief Minister...

07-Jun-2019 Amaravati

Andhra CM Jagan to have five deputy CMs

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said he will have five deputy chief ministers.He announced this while addressing newly-elected legislators of the YSR Congress Party on Friday, a day before cabinet expansion.Jagan Reddy, who took...

04-Jun-2019 Patna

Nitish can join Grand Alliance again : Rabri Devi

After a senior RJD leader asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to join the Grand Alliance again, jailed party chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi has said she has no objection if he does so."If Nitish Kumar joins the Grand Alliance again, we have no objection...

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