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03-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana achieves 5 core mark

Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here today handed over 5 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) to Smt Takrdiran of Delhi in the Parliament House.  Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan while acknowledging the vision of Prime Minister...

23-Jun-2018 Bhopal

Narendra Modi Felicitates Winners of Swachh Survekshan 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the success and milestones achieved by the Swachh Bharat Mission has been possible due to the efforts and participation by the citizens across the country. He said that there is now a perceptible positive change...

11-Feb-2018 Gwalior

Ram Nath Kovind for 'special opportunity' to weaker sections

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday urged people of higher castes to provide "special opportunity" to people of weaker sections.The President made the remarks while delivering the fourth Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Lecture here."People from higher castes should promote...

26-Jan-2018 Bhopal

Anandiben Patel celebrates R-Day in MP

Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel celebrated the 69th Republic Day here on Friday with great pomp and pageantry as she hoisted the tricolour.At the Lal Parade Ground, the newly-appointed Governor also inspected the parade and took the salute at an impressive...

23-Jan-2018 Bhopal

Anandiben Patel takes oath as new MP Governor

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday took oath as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Hemant Gupta administered the oath of office to Patel in a function at the Raj Bhavan.Parliament Speaker...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel appointed MP Governor

Gujarat's first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has been appointed as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, an official statement said on Friday."President Ram nath Kovind has been pleased to appoint Anandiben Patel, to be the Governor of Madhya Pradesh with effect...

09-Oct-2017 Gandhinagar

Unwilling to contest in assembly polls : Anandiben Patel

Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has told BJP chief Amit Shah that she is not keen to contest in the upcoming state Assembly elections.In a letter, dated October 4, she cited her age - 75 - as the reason behind her decision, while urging that meritorious...

08-Oct-2017 Vadnagar

Prime Minister launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

"Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease". This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) at Vadnagar in Gujarat, today. Through this programme, Government of India aims to reach...

17-Apr-2017 Botad (Gujarat)

Narendra Modi launches projects related to SAUNI Yojana at Botad

The Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi, today dedicated to the nation, Phase-1 (Link 2) of the SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) Yojana, at Botad. He also laid the Foundation Stone of Phase 2 (Link 2) of the SAUNI Yojana. Earlier, he welcomed...

03-Aug-2016 New Delhi/Gandhinagar

No Amit Shah, Gujarat CM to be picked from legislators: BJP

The BJP parliamentary board on Wednesday decided that party president Amit Shah will not be the successor of Anandiben Patel, who resigned as Chief Minister of Gujarat after the top party body accepted her offer to step down.The party leadership, however,...

01-Aug-2016 Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

Anandiben asks BJP to relieve her as Chief Minister

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has called upon the BJP leadership to "relieve" her from her present responsibilities in keeping with the "party‚'s laudable tradition of leaders who turn 75 vacating their posts.In a Facebook post in Gujarati on Monday,...

20-Jul-2016 Ahmedabad

CM meets Dalits, sporadic protests, partial shutdown in Gujarat

Different regions of Gujarat observed sporadic protests and partial shutdowns on Wednesday to air anger over atrocities on Dalits as Chief Minister Anandiben Patel visited the village of four Dalit youth beaten up in Una town on July 11 for skinning a dead cow.No...

26-May-2016 Ahmedabad

Congress says Modi government failed, Gujarat CM hits back

The Congress on Thursday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government for what it said was failure on all counts, as Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel called the opposition leaders a bunch of "copycats and blockheads".Congress leader Manish Tewari...

16-May-2016 Ahmedabad/New Delhi

Anandiben, minister's Delhi visits fuel Gujarat CM's removal rumours

Speculation on Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's removal gained sudden momentum on Monday when she called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while her supposed replacement Nitin Patel met BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi.The party' state unit however denied...

16-May-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi reviews drought situation in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the drought and water scarcity situation in parts of Gujarat at a high level meeting here.The meeting was attended by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior officials from the central and state governments,...

14-Apr-2016 Mumbai

India poised for big splash in maritime sector: Narendra Modi

India, with a 7,500-km long coastline, is set for a gigantic leap in maritime sector with water-based trade, commercial and transport activities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.Inaugurating the first Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2016 here, Modi...

14-Apr-2016 Mumbai

Narendra Modi inaugurates first-ever Maritime India Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugrated the first-ever three-day Maritime India Summit (MIS) here, aimed at attracting global investors to the huge opportunities in the maritime sector.Modi said the country has inherited a glorious maritime heritage...

20-Feb-2016 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

Gujarat eyes Rs.3,000 crore investment in tourism sector

The Gujarat government is expecting investments of Rs.3,000 crore in tourism sector in the next five years, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said on Saturday."The state tourism sector has got the status of an industry and as a result investors from 50 countries...

19-Feb-2016 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

CM inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Travel Mart

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the three-day Vibrant Gujarat International Travel Mart here late on Friday.The government expects investments worth Rs.3,000 crore from more than twenty countries, officials from the tourism department said."I...

19-Feb-2016 Ahmedabad

Rupani takes over as new Gujarat BJP chief

Vijay Rupani was unanimously elected president of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Gujarat unit at the state party headquarters here on Friday.An MLA from Rajkot (West) and a cabinet minister in the Anandiben Patel cabinet, Rupani, 60, is considered close to Prime...

30-Nov-2015 Kapadwanj (Gujarat)

Pranab Mukherjee opens modern cattle feed plant in Gujarat

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday inaugurated Amul's and the country's most modern state-of-the-art cattle feed plant in Kapdivav village near here in Gujarat's Kheda district.Mukhejee, who arrived here on his first visit to Gujarat after assuming office as...

24-Nov-2015 Ahmedabad

Quota protest ploy to dislodge me: Anandiben Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday blamed the opposition for turning her own Patel community against her through the "reservation conspiracy" to extract political benefit during the local body elections.She, however, claimed that the community...

10-Nov-2015 Ahmedabad

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel meets BJP activists

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday urged BJP activists to remain united as she continued her campaign for the 323 local body polls.Her remarks follow a four-month agitation by the Patel community demanding reservations in jobs and educational...

29-Sep-2015 Panaji

Attempts made to introduce Maoism in Gujarat: Anandiben Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday said that despite attempts to introduce Maoism in Gujarat, left-inspired violence had not covered much ground because of "pro-active steps for all-round development of tribals in our state"."The spread of influence...

16-Aug-2015 Ahmedabad

Agriculture Centre of Excellence inaugurated in Gujarat

An Agriculture Centre of Excellence was inaugurated in Gujarat's Sabarkantha district on Sunday under the Indo-Israel Agriculture Cooperation Project for providing new technologies and opportunities to the farmers.Inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben...

09-May-2015 Porbandar

Indian Navy's new base commissioned in Porbandar

Adding to the naval infrastructure along the coast, a new base of the Indian Navy -- INS Sardar Patel -- was commissioned here on Saturday.According to a statement by the navy, this Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Gujarat and the headquarters of the naval officer-in-charge...

10-Apr-2015 Gandhinagar

India moving towards internationally compatible tax regime : Arun Jaitley

India is in the process of reforming its taxation regime to make it internationally compatible and non-adversarial, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."We are trying to present a taxation regime, which is internationally compatible, which is non-adversarial....

12-Jun-2014 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

Plan to raise Narendra Modi dam's height cleared after 8 years

'In a significant decision, the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared an eight-year-old proposal to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 metres, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced Thursday."The NCA has granted approval to raise the...

12-Jun-2014 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

Plan to raise Narmada dam's height cleared after 8 years

In a significant decision, the Narmada Control Authority has cleared an eight-year-old proposal to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 metres, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced Thursday."The NCA has granted approval to raise the dam...

10-Jun-2014 New Delhi

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel meets Venkaiah Naidu

The Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel called on M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) and Parliamentary Affairs in New Delhi today. Senior officials of the Ministry as well as the...

22-May-2014 New Delhi

AnandibenPatel : Gujarat's first woman CM, India's 15th

In Anandiben Patel, Gujarat has got its first woman chief minister and the country its 15th woman head of a state government.Currently, J. Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu and Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal are the only two women politicians heading state governments....

22-May-2014 Gandhinagar

Anandiben Patel is new Gujarat CM, heads 21-member ministry

Senior BJP leader Anandiben Patel took oath as Gujarat's first woman chief minister here Thursday at the head of a 21-member ministry.Governor Kamla Beniwal administered the oath of office and secrecy to Patel, 73, and her ministers at a public ceremony at...

22-May-2014 Gandhinagar

Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat Chief minister

Anandiben Patel was Thursday sworn in as Gujarat's new chief minister, a day after Narendra Modi resigned to become India's prime minister.Senior BJP leaders including party president Rajnath Singh, L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Arun Jaitley were present...

21-May-2014 Ahmedabad

Anandiben Patel: Gujarat's first woman chief minister

Some 25 years ago, without a second thought, a woman school teacher plunged into the Narmada river and rescued two young girl students who were drowning. The teacher was 47 years old then. Today, at age 73, Anandiben Patel is all set to become Gujarat's next...

21-May-2014 Gandhinagar

Anandiben Patel is new Gujarat chief minister

Senior Gujarat minister Anandiben Patel was Wednesday unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party here, making her the chief minister designate to succeed Narendra Modi.A teacher-turned-politician, Patel, 73, will be sworn in as the state's...

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