While BJP president Amit Shah has launched the ‘sampark se samarthan’ programme to meet prominent people to talk about the Narendra Modi government’s programmes, party general secretary Ram Madhav organised a strategic session for social media influencers.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu left his doctors on tenterhooks by undertaking a bumpy road journey in the Northeast on Friday, barely five days after undergoing a cataract operation and lens implantation.
Among them were the high commissioners of Britain, South Africa and Bangladesh and the ambassadors of Russia, Canada, Iran and Iraq.
Mukherjee has already penned his pre-Rashtrapati Bhavan political journey in some detail. But the curiosity about the contents of his diary remains high, especially after Mukherjee’s headline-making visit to the RSS headquarters in Nagpur recently.
Usually, ministers of state or officials at the rank of secretary attend such events. But after the Sochi summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, it seems that South Block is giving signals to the West about New Delhi’s proximity to Moscow.
This time, while leaders of almost all the like-minded parties have been invited, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is reportedly not on the guest list.
Besides Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee expressing displeasure, his son Abhijit Mukherjee is also upset.
While there was speculation that Sunil Deodhar would be shifted out of Tripura after Biplab Deb complained about him, some in the top leadership denied it.
Both the BJP and SAD are learnt to have approached Kapil Dev to contest Lok Sabha elections in 2014, but the cricketer wanted to stay away from electoral politics.
On Monday, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma had a surprise meeting with Mukherjee. It is not known whether the issue of former President Pranab Mukherjee attending an RSS event at its Nagpur headquarters came up for discussion.
Rathore, who was a Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting since 2014, had an office on the first floor of Shastri Bhawan.
With Assembly elections just months away in Chhattisgarh, Congress leaders are claiming that they have got feelers from Jogi, who had walked out of the party two years ago.
NCW officials said to begin with, the HRD ministry can make installation of such vending machines compulsory under the CBSE affiliation by-laws and in the spirit of Swachh Bharat, it can even consider installing incinerators on the campuses to promote its environment-friendly disposal.
It is Jairam Ramesh who is most prolific in writing books since the UPA went out of power, publishing at least one title each year since 2015.
Addressing the media after his meeting with PM Narendra Modi Monday, newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he had an “informal meeting” with the PM during which he discussed many developmental issues.
Launching a coffee table book at the start, Sushma Swaraj held it above her head so photojournalists could get a good shot.
The President’s secretariat recently got in touch with most government offices, asking them to replace Kovind’s earlier photograph in their respective offices with a new one.
On Thursday, at a lunch hosted by BJP chief Amit Shah for ministers and mediapersons to mark four years of the Narendra Modi government, Gadkari, who has lost almost 10 kg, was seen discouraging others from eating a number of items on the table.
Biplab Deb is scheduled to address two public rallies and lead a roadshow in the main town. Deb’s presence, party leaders in Delhi say, would be a morale boost to the cadre ahead of the May 28 by-election.
While receiving a visiting dignitary at the airport has emerged as a marker of enhanced importance, a send-off seems to have become another marker of a special gesture. Modi’s visit witnessed this new marker of warmth between Modi and Putin.