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Shiv Sena miffed with portfolio allocation in Modi government; Anant Geete refuses to take charge
The swearing-in is done, jobs have been allocated. And on Day 1 in the office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met SAARC leaders. Here are the highlights of the day:
9.05 pm: PM Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia relief of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of those killed in yesterday’s Gorakhdham Express mishap.
9.01 pm: We have sought a different portfolio, says Geete who did not take charge of Heavy Industries Ministry today.
9.00 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to decide tomorrow on whether to accept Heavy Industries portfolio, says Union Minister Anant Geete.
7.27 pm: RBI Deputy Governor, CBDT chairman, Revenue Secretary, CBI and IB Directors to be part of SIT on black money.
7.25 pm: Narendra Modi government decides to constitute SIT on black money probe to be headed by former SC judge MB Shah: Ravi Shankar Prasad after BJP government’s first Cabinet meeting. READ FULL STORY
7. 23 pm: Modi chairs first Cabinet meeting; government constitutes Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unearth black money.
5.03 pm: For peace and security, we should bring stability instead of insecurity, says Sharif.
5.01 pm: I urge that we should change from confrontation to cooperation and not engage in accusations and counter-accusations, says Sharif.
4.57 pm: India-Pak Foreign Secretaries to meet regularly, says Nawaz Sharif. READ FULL STORY
4.56 pm: My government stands ready to discuss all issues between both countries: Sharif
4.55 pm: I recalled to PM Modi, my invitation to PM Vajpayee…we want to pick up the threads from Lahore Declaration from where we left: Nawaz Sharif.
4.54 pm: Sharif says he had a warm and constructive meeting with PM Narendra Modi.
4.54 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he felt pleased and privileged to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in.
4.40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Manmohan Singh. READ FULL STORY
4.20 pm: Modi and Rajapaksa agree that talks between fishermen should be encouraged.
4.12 pm: Modi accepts invitation of all SAARC leaders including Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit their countries.
4.10 pm: In talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, PM Modi agreed to address the issue of fishermen on both the sides.
4.08 pm: Modi shared his vision for a developed and peaceful SAARC region: MEA
4.06 pm: Foreign Secretaries of the two countries will remain in touch and explore how to move forward: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.
4.04 pm: PM Modi underlined that Pakistan must abide by its commitment to prevent its territory from being used for terrorism: MEA.
4.04 pm: Modi raised the issue of 26/11 trial with Nawaz Sharif: MEA
4.03 pm: Narendra Modi expresses concern over terrorism in his meeting with Nawaz Sharif.
4.03 pm: Modi underlined concerns related to terrorism in talks with Nawaz Sharif: MEA
4.02 pm: PM Modi raised concerns of Tamil people in Sri Lanka during talks with Rajapaksa: MEA
4.01 pm: Prime Minister discussed rail and road connectivity with Nepal PM: MEA
4.00 pm: Modi reiterated India’s commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan in meeting with Hamid Karzai: MEA.
3.55 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had good and substantial meeting with all visinting SAARC leaders: MEA.
2.12 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has met former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
2.10 pm: According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of terror in talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
2.02 pm: Maharashtra BJP leader Gopinath Munde has assumed charge as the Union Rural Development Minister.
1.56 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address media before leaving for his country.
1.24 pm: Rajnath Singh, who has been appointed as the Union Home Minister, is expected to assume the charge of the Ministry on Wednesday.
1.20 pm: After taking charge as the Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley expresses concern over slowdown in decision making, adding that his top priority would be expediting modernisation.
12.42 pm: Narendra Modi is meeting Pak PM Nawaz Sharif at the Hyderabad House. Ahead of the highly anticipated meeting, both the leaders briefly appeared for the press.
11.30 am: Newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as well as other South Asian leaders on his first day on the job. In addition to sitting with Sharif, Modi also has brief one-on-one meetings scheduled with leaders from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritius and Maldives.
10.21 am: After assuming charge as the Finance Minister of the country, Arun Jaitley says, “Taking over at a very challenging time when there is a need to restore pace of growth and contain inflation…The balancing act on inflation and interest rates will have to be done.”
10.16 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi creates a new ministry of Ganga Rejuvenation with Uma Bharati as Cabinet minister.
9.39 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.
9.36 am: Former Karnataka chief minister Sadanand Gowda gets Railways.
9.35 am: Harsh Vardhan gets Health and Family Welfare.
9.34 am: Jual Oram gets Tribal Affairs; Radha Mohan Singh gets Agriculture; Thaawar Chand Gehlot gets Social Justice and Empowerment.
9.31 am: Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati of TDP gets Civil Aviation; Anant Geete of Shiv Sena gets Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
9.29 am: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan gets Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Kalraj Mishra gets Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
9.25 am: Former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu gets Urban Development Ministry.
9.12 am: Smriti Irani gets HRD; Nitin Gadkari gets Transport; General (Retd) V K Singh is MoS (Ind Charge) North East and MoS External Affairs.
9.06 am: Rajnath Singh gets Home; Arun Jaitley gets Finance, with additional charge of Defence; Sushma Swaraj gets External Affair.
9.00 am: The portfolios for the ministers of Narendra Modi Cabinet have been announced.
8.50 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at his office for Day 1 of his new job.
8.42 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits Jama Masjid in old Delhi.