Apart from his political discussions on expansion of his Cabinet, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had some important programmes during his trip to Delhi.
Home Minister Amit Shah, who has known Prime Minister Narendra Modi for decades, on Wednesday revealed many facets of his personality during an event to launch a book on the PM's political journey.
During the farewell of SC judge Vineet Saran on Tuesday, Venugopal said he wishes every retiring judge gets at least five more years in office but he would not wish that for Justice Saran.
When Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal stood to speak, he brought several books along with him. One of the books was Kautilya's Arthashastra. To remind the central and state officials about their responsibility, Goyal read out a paragraph from the book.
During his three-day visit to the state, Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar visited the district where he announced that he has come there as “PM Narendra Modi's representative” and as their “colleague, partner and friend in New Delhi”.
As part of the programme, each ministry is to conduct yoga sessions for its staff on the assigned day. With two ministries under his belt — Environment and Labour — Bhupender Yadav will join his staff on two separate days to do yoga before beginning routine office work.
“Please do not use Bihar as a shoulder to train your guns on profit,” he appealed to the filmmakers. Instead of “misreporting on crime records” of the state, they should highlight Nalanda and Bodh Gaya as symbols of Bihar, he said.
Arguments by counsel in the Supreme Court had Chief Justice of India N V Ramana losing his cool on Wednesday and advising them not to “shout”.
The lecture was last held in 2019; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will deliver the next one on Thursday.
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.