Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to Ministry of Finance, is slated to present the state of the economy at the first meeting of the EAC-PM chaired by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy.
The use of cryo-electron microscopy, developed separately by the Laureates, allows biomolecules to be frozen mid-movement, and to be portrayed at atomic resolution. This technology, the Nobel Committee said, ‘has moved biochemistry into a new era’.
In fact, references to Modi as Prime Minister are almost three times the number of mentions Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee found in BJP resolutions during the rule of NDA I.
The proposal also argues that “re-naming” Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan as National Yuva Kendra Sangathan won’t change the acronym NYKS and so will protect the “brand that it has painstakingly built over last three decades”.
Piyush Goyal, who was in charge of Power, has got Railways and will continue to handle the Coal portfolio. Dharmendra Pradhan, who continues to handle Petroleum, has been given additional charge of Skill Development. Nirmala Sitharaman was given Defence.
Nirmala Sitharaman became the Defence Minister to join External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on the CCS, apart from the PM.
The elevation of Sitharaman, Goyal and Pradhan brings them in the league of other leaders under 60 years of age, such as Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and Smriti Irani, in the Union Cabinet and furthers the BJP’s plan of political promotion for its third generation of leaders.
JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar claimed in Patna that there had been “no such talk of the JD(U) joining the Union Cabinet”. “No talks were held on the issue (between the BJP and JD-U),” he said.
After Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Bandaru Dattatreya quits; big question: rejig within Cabinet Committee on Security
The first indication of the cabinet reshuffle came late afternoon when junior HRD Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey was named as the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit chief by Shah. Pandey, therefore, is set to exit the Narendra Modi government.
Demonetisation: A scrutiny of RBI’s earlier provisional disclosures and the government’s structured public remarks reveal a pattern: aware that much of the money would return, the government and the political establishment kept shifting the goalposts.
"Any one party walking out of the proposed alliance due to last-minute hiccup over seat-sharing will be branded as being hands in glove with BJP. That will bring discredit to both the alliance and the party walking out. That’s another reason the contours of alliance need to be fixed.”
The Supreme Court’s landmark verdict making individual privacy a fundamental right will impact daily lives in ways that range from eating habits to online behaviour, and from sexual preferences to welfare scheme benefits.
Asked if a replacement was being considered, Anil Jain, BJP general secretary in-charge of Haryana, told The Sunday Express that “there is no such consideration”. Jain had a meeting with party president Amit Shah earlier in the day.
“Privacy protects heterogeneity and recognises the plurality and diversity of our culture,” Justice D Y Chandrachud wrote in his order for himself and Chief Justice J S Khehar and three others.
Since the nine-judge bench only had to answer whether right to privacy is a fundamental right, the judgment did not spell out the contours of the right to privacy on the Internet that technology giants must respect.
Announcing that the Cabinet has approved the proposal submitted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Jaitley said that the former National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) as well as a Parliamentary Standing Committee had recommended such a sub-classification.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “We will consider the issue in a structured manner. Prima facie, the court has categorically held it unconstitutional and illegal... It is a great dawn for women in the country."
"We have also come to the conclusion that the practice being a component of 'personal law' has the protection of Article 25 of the Constitution," read the minority judgment by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer
PM Modi's four I-Day speeches: initiatives, resolution of legacy issues, delivery of promises, new dreams
Three of these places have been marked as going through “unprecedented flood” conditions — Balrampur (UP), Dumariaghat (Bihar) and Jhawa (Bihar) — with Monday’s levels in these forecasting stations exceeding their highest ever flood levels.
”There are two potential ways to explore it. Either through a commission for sub-categorisation/classification on a socio-economic basis within OBCs or by re-constituting the NCBC with a term of reference for sub-classification,” said sources.
Hoping to stitch an Opposition alliance in the run-up to 2019, Mamata Banerjee speaks on the exit of Nitish Kumar, her willingness to work with rivals Congress and Left, her fight against the BJP, Darjeeling agitation, the challenges she faces.
Mamata Banerjee said that all willing regional parties should be taken into confidence and underlined the need for a structured mechanism for coordination among this “grand alliance” of opposition parties.
According to records, Shah has visited 325 of the 680 districts across the country during his tenure. In the course, sources said, he has spent 300 days outstation for organisational purposes — or more than 25 per cent of his tenure as BJP president outside Delhi.
The life and philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay has been celebrated since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, and gained momentum after the party’s triumph in the UP Assembly elections earlier this year.
Nitish Kumar's resignation is more than just another case of political realignment confined to a state. It’s been said that in politics, Bihar shows the way. Tonight’s drama in Patna may presage the grand 2019 theatre of Lok Sabha elections.
From 2014-16, number of emigrating Indian workers fell 35%. Govt blamed lack of demand — actually, nature of South Asian Gulf labour pool is changing.
The central Act makes Aadhaar mandatory for any “subsidy, benefit or service” for which the expenditure is borne fully or shared partially by the Consolidated Fund of India.
Earlier on Friday, the Central Bureau of Investigation had carried out raids in four cities in connection with a corruption case, in which RJD Chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi are among the accused.
In Patna, Nitish described the “grand alliance” in Bihar, including the RJD and Congress, as “unbreakable”. But he also said that on the national stage, the Congress “is the biggest party in Opposition” and “has to take the initiative to set an agenda”.
Concerned about the burgeoning range of off-the-shelf food supplements and the possibility of at least some of them containing banned performance enhancing substances, NADA had recently approached the FSSAI with a request to frame standards for these supplements.
Though there is no Madison Square-like event planned given the hectic schedule, Modi is likely to interact with the Indian community in Lisbon and also participate in community events in Washington and Amsterdam.
The apartment allotted to Ram Nath Kovind was taken over by the security establishment after he was named the NDA choice for the next President
Before that, the BJP had managed to engineer a rebellion by Nitish Kumar’s handpicked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, another Dalit, and bring him into the NDA.
“The visit is mostly getting to know each other. The visit will be recognised for broadening the understanding between the two leadership,” a source in the government said.
Tamilian author Perumal Murugan has now come out with his new book in Tamil "Kozhaiyin Padalgal" ("Songs of a Coward"). It speaks of the period when the writer was fighting a battle, both internally as well as with the external forces.