Narendra Modi takes oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays his respects at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma GandhI. (Source: AP photo) Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi pays his respects at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma GandhI. (Source: AP photo)

7.35 pm: Uma Bharti says she gets Water Resources and Ministry for Ganga cleaning.

7.25 pm: Sudarshan Bhagat and Vishnudev Sahai take oath as Minister of State.

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7.23 pm: Raosaheb DP Danve, Pon Radhakrishnan, Kiren Rijiju, Krishan Pal, Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan take oath as Minister of State.

7.20 pm: Key player in BJP’s Haryana initiative Krishan Pal Gujjar take oath as Minister of State.

7.15 pm: Krishan Pal, Kiren Rijiju take oath as Minister of State.

7.10 pm: Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath as Minister of State (Independent Charge).

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7.08 pm: G M Siddeshwara, Manoj Sinha, Nihal Chand, Upendra Kushwaha take oath as Ministers of State.

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7.05 pm: Jitendra Singh and Piyush Goyal take oath as Minister of State.

7.00 pm: Prakash Javadekar, Dharmendra Pradhan, Shripad Naik take oath as Cabinet ministers.

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6.55 pm: Rao Inderjit Singh, Sarbananda Sonowal and Santosh Gangwar take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers.

6.51 pm: Dr Harsh Vardhan and Gen VK Singh take oath as Union Ministers.

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6. 49 pm: Smriti Irani takes oath as Cabinet Minister, she is the youngest minister in Modi’s Cabinet.

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6.44 pm: MP from Gwalior Narendra Singh Tomar, Radhamohan Singh and Jual Oram take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

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6.40 pm: Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete and SAD MP from Bhathinda Harsimrat Kaur take oath as Union Cabinet Ministers.

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6.37 pm: Chief National spokesperson of BJP Ravi Shankar Prasad, Anath Kumar and TDP’s Gajapati Raju take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

6.34 pm: Dr Najma Heptulla, Gopinath Munde, Ram Vilas Paswan, Kalraj Mishra and Maneka Gandhi take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

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6. 24 pmFormer Madhya Pradesh CM and Lok Sabha MP from Jhansi in UP, Uma Bharti takes oath as Cabinet Minister.

6.21 pm: Nitin Gadkari and Sadananda Gowda take oath as Cabinet Ministers.

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6.20 pm: 

6.18 pm: Arun Jatiley, Venkaiah Nadu take oath as Cabinet ministers.

6.17 pm: 

6.13 pm: Rajnath Singh takes oath as the Cabinet minister.

6.12 pm:

6.10 pm: Narendra Modi takes oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister.

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6.08 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

5.58 pm: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan for the swearing-in.

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5.45 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.35 pm: Bollywood makes it presence felt at Rashtrapati Bhawan as Hema Malini, Dharmendra, Shatrughan Sinha and Anupam Kher attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.29 pm: 

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5.12 pm: BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt to attend PM-designate Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

5.00 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for Rashtrapti Bhawan for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

3.00 pm: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen arrives in New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

2.50 pm: Salman Khan arrives in Delhi to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.

2.40 pm: Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has extended his greetings to the government led by his bete-noire Narendra Modi who will take charge this evening.

2:10 pm: Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan may give Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony a miss in Delhi today while a host of Bollywood celebrities like Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi will attend the function.

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2:04 pm: Total of 23 cabinet ministers, 10 Independent and 11 MoS will be appointed.

2:03 pm: Nripendra Misra to be principal secretary to the PM.

2:00 pm: Piyush Goel to head Oil and Energy ministry.

2:00 pm: Rajnath Singh gets home ministry portfolio.

11:40 am: Modi to have 10 ministers with Independent charge.

11:25 pm: Afghan President arrives in New Delhi.

11:17 am: Rajnath Singh to continue as BJP

11:12 am: Nawaz Sharif says carrying a message of peace from Pakistan.

10:50 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for India to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. 

10:44 am: NDTV reports that Modi’s cabinet will have 23 senior ministers and 10 Ministers of State.

10:30 am: Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam arrived to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.

10:20 am: Rajinikanth not to attend Modi swearing-in ceremony.

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10:15 am: Ministerial probables have tea with Modi.

10:14 am: Uma Bharti,Maneka, Venkaiah Naidu to get cabinet berths.

10:11 am: LJP’s Chirag Paswan to be a part of the cabinet.

9:55 am: Rajapaksa arrives for Modi swearing in ceremony.

9:45 am: Cabinet list has been sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

9:37 am: PM designate Narendra Modi visits Rajghat ahead of swearing in ceremony. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Narendra Modi in Rajghat.

9:35 am: Nirmala Sitharaman, VK Singh get calls from Narendra Modi.

9:20 am: Pakistan frees Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka set to follow suit.

READ MORE: Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.

9:00 am: IAF has put in place an air defence system to secure the skies. Anti-aircraft guns have been placed at classified locations.

READ MORE: Over 6000 security personnel to keep vigil during Modi’s swearing-in

8:45 am: 14-member Pak delegation arrives ahead of Modi’s swearing-in; Sharif to arrive today

READ MORE: Pak delegation arrives ahead of Modi’s swearing-in; Sharif to arrive today

8:30 am: While the Rashtrapati Bhawan guest wing will be thrown open for foreign delegations ahead of the banquet, none will spend the night there.

READ MORE: Buggies, horses, songs and a spread at dinner for the guests

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8:00 am: Narendra Modi is the Centre today

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