Jaishankar, who has been in the thick of managing diplomatic channels following the India-China tension along the border, took the time on Wednesday to applaud an archaeological find in a conservation project in Vietnam
Former Maharashtra chief minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday reeled out figures of the financial aid given by the Centre to the state, and accused the state government of not utilising the money.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will write letters to 10 crore families, while party president J P Nadda will hold a Facebook live session with party workers across the country.
LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan urged Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to arrange training and scholarship for her.
With elections due in Bihar later this year; and by-elections in Madhya Pradesh to determine the future of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, one argument is that the party revamp would happen only after a Cabinet expansion.
On Thursday, Fadnavis interacted with Delhi media on a web platform, during which he blamed the Uddhav Thackeray government’s ‘lack of initiatives’ for not bringing investment, and rubbished Thackeray’s call for sons of the soil to take up jobs of migrant workers who had returned home.
D K Shivakumar has announced a yatra across Karnataka to reach out to the “common man whose trials and tribulations should be heard and addressed” during Covid-19 crisis.
Government has brought back roughly 17,500 Indians stranded abroad on Vande Bharat flights. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is one of them. Arora left for the US in the first week of March on a personal visit.
Sources said that Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda wanted him to address village panchayats again about guidelines on quarantine and social distancing; MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy suggested that Modi address self help groups, teachers, workers.
In a meeting of BJP general secretaries with party president J P Nadda Thursday, the topic of discussion was how party cadres could help migrant workers struggling to reach homes.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met at Uparashtrapathi Niwas on Wednesday on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the first sittings of both Houses of Parliament on May 13, 1952.
Warning China, the MP from Behrampore, West Bengal, had tweeted on Monday: “Be careful China, Indian forces know how to defang the venomous snakes like you, entire world is watching the sinister design of yellow expansionist. I would suggest the govt to accord diplomatic recognition to Taiwan without much delay.”
At PM Narendra Modi's video-conference with chief ministers, the biggest challenge seemed to be time management.
Nitish Kumar has an unenviable task of not only managing the pandemic but also striking the political balance of the alliance in the state.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presided over the first-ever virtual executive council meet of Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis Friday.
In an order issued by the training directorate of BSF, all frontier headquarters have been asked to nominate the most obese DIG in their ranks for a weight-loss programme.
Despite insistence from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC that the West Bengal government has brought in transparency on the statistics on COVID-19 cases, the BJP is in no mood to agree.
While many leaders described it as a deft political move, some are wondering whether she was inspired by D K Shivakumar, president of the Karnataka unit of the Congress.
J P Nadda, who was appointed BJP chief a couple of months before the lockdown kicked in, has not halted his political work.
Sen, a doctor by profession and state secretary of the Indian Medical Association’s West Bengal unit, has demanded an apology from Agarwal for his alleged remarks that “some professionals are getting infected in parties”.
Venkaiah Naidu has reached out to nearly all members of the Upper House, former Indian Presidents, Prime Ministers, present and former Chief Justices of India, Governors and Chief Ministers of nearly all states, leaders of various political parties and even mediapersons, asking after their health and safety during the lockdown.
On World Book Day, Pokhriyal launched ‘#MyBookMyFriend’ campaign on Twitter to encourage students to read books during the lockdown.
The committee, headed by senior BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab, digitally adopted the report as no sitting is held in the middle of the pandemic.
Sahasrabuddhe, who belongs to Thane in Maharashtra, wanted the ministry to relax restrictions for salt farms and plants in the coastal areas.
Pm Modi on Tuesday reiterated his earlier request to employers to be sensitive to their employees.