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In first tweet,S Jaishankar says 'proud to follow in footsteps of Sushma Swaraj'

June 25, 2019 6:36 pm

Sixteen months after he retired and left the office of Foreign Secretary in South Block to lead a private life, Jaishankar returned on Friday to take over the Ministry of External Affairs.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mukhtar Naqvi targets Owaisi, says 'champions of secularism' kept minorities as tenants

June 01, 2019 9:07 pm

Amit Shah met Rajnath at his residence this morning. Newly-elected NDA leaders are likely to meet today, a day after the distribution of portfolios to the 57-member Council of Ministers.

After Swachh Bharat, in the pipeline: Jal Shakti, Nal Se Jal for all

June 01, 2019 1:48 pm

Narendra Modi govt's new focus: The scheme ‘Nal se Jal’ to provide piped drinking water to every household will be a component of the government’s Jal Jivan Mission. This was among the primary promises made in the BJP’s vision document released in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Now in MEA as boss, S Jaishankar faces a little diplomacy within

June 01, 2019 7:34 am

The significance of the Prime Minister turning to Jaishankar, after the exit of Sushma Swaraj, is not lost on anyone. He is the first former Foreign Secretary to become a Cabinet minister, that too for the prestigious Raisina Hill portfolio.

UP: Hunt on for next state BJP president

June 01, 2019 4:47 am

“Considering the fact that a large section of OBCs and Dalits voted in favour of BJP, we can expect that the new state president could be from one of these castes. However, this will happen only if the party leadership does not decide to go with a Brahmin face again this time,” said another party leader.

Piyush Goyal takes charge as Commerce Minister, says will study ‘all issues’

June 01, 2019 2:21 am

Goyal held several ministerial posts in the previous NDA government, first as the Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Coal and Mines, and later as the Union Minister of Railways. In 2018, he temporarily took additional charge as Finance Minister during Arun Jaitley’s absence due to medical issues.

Budget priorities, arresting slowdown, reviving financial sector on Finance Minister’s table

June 01, 2019 9:17 am

Sitharaman would draw upon her experience of serving the previous Narendra Modi government, as a Minister of State for Finance, then Corporate Affairs and later as a Minister of State (Independent charge) for Commerce and Industry.

With Amit Shah, Jaishankar in top, PM Narendra Modi rejigs Cabinet Committee on Security

May 31, 2019 5:14 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shuffled his pack of the members of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

Complete list of PM Narendra Modi's 2019 Council of Ministers with portfolios

May 31, 2019 5:02 pm

Cabinet Ministers of India 2019 Full List with Portfolios: Here is the full list of Union Council of Ministers with their portfolios. PM Modi clearly signaled his political weight in the government by placing Home Minister Amit Shah as second most senior in the ministerial pecking order just after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

PM Narendra Modi's new Council of Ministers: Portfolios with detailed profiles

May 31, 2019 2:29 pm

Narendra Modi was sworn in along with a 57-member Council of Ministers that included his trusted lieutenant and BJP president Amit Shah and a surprise entrant, former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, as Cabinet ministers. Here is the complete list.


Amit Shah takes charge as Home Minister

June 01, 2019 1:10 pm

BJP president Amit Shah took charge as Home Minister on Saturday. Replacing Rajnath Singh, this is the first ministerial responsibility that Shah will take on at the Centre.