This week, the Amrit Sarovar will be opened to boating, shops and selfie points, becoming a “model rural picnic spot”.
First, as is known, is that he is the first Army Chief from the Corps of Engineers. Second, in a rare instance, the Chiefs of Navy and Air Force, too, were present at the ceremony along with their wives.
In an unusual move, the National Commission for Minorities — headed by Iqbal Singh Lalpura — has written two letters to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, its parent ministry, urging it to raise the issue with the Ministry of External Affairs.
Basavaraj Bommai, who recently got a go-ahead signal for governance initiatives as well as Cabinet expansion to prepare the party for elections next year, appears to be getting more support from the central leadership.
The Congress on Wednesday removed Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja and appointed Udai Bhan, a four-time MLA who is considered a Hooda loyalist. So Hooda remains the Congress Legislature Party leader and a person loyal to him is the PCC chief, giving him complete control of the party in the state.
Army Chief General M M Naravane, who retires at the end of the month, is considered to be a leading contender for the post.
The disciplinary action committee of Congress is meeting tomorrow to take a call on violations of party line by these two leaders.
BS Yediyurappa wrote to Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai advising him not to name the airport after him. The move is expected to be appreciated by the BJP’s top leadership, said those close to him.
After a few months of uncertainty and confusion over the leadership in the state, recent developments indicate that the central leadership is quite satisfied with the way Chouhan's government functions.
Former Lok Sabha MP and Kerala Assembly Speaker M B Rajesh has been calling up friends to warn against a fake WhatsApp account that has been using his name and picture and demanding money.
With the situation improving over the months, sources said, Home Minister Amit Shah has begun spending more time in the ministry, holding all meetings at North Block.
The weekend tour was a hit till it had to be suspended temporarily in March 2020 following the Covid-19 spike. But with the pandemic easing, it was restarted last weekend.
The venue was 4, Kushak Road last evening, and the occasion was the wedding reception of Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh's son Arunoday.
Prashant Kishor has made a presentation to the Congress leadership and the party has gone on record saying it will appoint a committee to look into his suggestions.
Speaking at an ABVP event on Friday, RSS general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale alluded to his name having been accidentally dropped from the list of past ABVP general secretaries. He said it was the right thing to do as he had become one accidentally.
The CJI was so impressed at the sight of pooris being served in a big tray that he took out his phone and clicked some pictures of the platter himself.
During the meeting, Goyal gave the Egyptian minister a chit, saying he would like to meet her after the event. He wanted to make a request about export of wheat to Egypt.
The government may have indicated that it will not ask Congress to vacate its 24, Akbar Road office immediately but the party has received orders to vacate the next door bungalow, which houses the Seva Dal office.
Three teams have been set up for public contact programmes at the organisational level. While Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai heads one, state BJP chief Nalin Kateel and national general secretary in charge of the state, Arun Singh, are leading the other two.
The government is currently at loggerheads with IIM-Rohtak Director Dheeraj Sharma over his appointment to the post in 2017. Sharma is accused of concealing his academic credentials and being ineligible for the job.
As part of the BJP’s Samajik Nyay Pakhwada programme, Union minister Giriraj Singh addressed the media from the party platform on Friday.
Derek O'Brien said Goa residents with Portuguese names, such as D’Rosario and D’Cruz, were unable to receive provident fund because of their names. Apparently, the computer programme installed for EPFO does not accept apostrophes in names.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Jethmalani, a Senior Advocate, on Wednesday rose to counter Congress leader P Chidambaram's criticism of the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 tabled in the House by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Home Minister Amit Shah surprised many, including some of his own party members, with the deep knowledge about Indian history at a special screening of television serial Vidrohi – based on the life of Odia freedom fighter Buxi Jagabandhu – at Mahadeva auditorium.
A Facebook post congratulating his son for his MBBS degree has put Minister of State for Law and Justice S P Baghel in a spot.