- May 27, 2014 01:27 IST
Turning around business sentiment and pushing social sector programmes would be priority of the Modi government. Important policy announcements will be made in the next few days, which will set the tone for the next five years.
- May 26, 2014 21:33 IST
Forty-five ministers were sworn in along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Here is a list on who will be taking over which portfolio, according to sources. An official confirmation is awaited.
- May 27, 2014 01:02 IST
Narendra Modi, who took oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister on Monday, ushered in significant changes in administration, dismantling existing structures by merging key ministries in an apparent attempt to bring in more synergy in governance and make decision making quicker and more efficient.
- May 26, 2014 22:25 IST
In a report titled 'Narendra Modi to be sworn-in with huge expectations on his shoulders', The Guardian reported that "instability, insecurity and drift helped Modi to power, but desire for rapid progress, order and direction will be immense challenge".
- May 27, 2014 00:53 IST
The setting was majestic – in the heart of New Delhi, in the precincts of the complex that embodies the essence of the Indian Republic, Rashtrapati Bhawan. The timing was perfect too – as the sun set, the past was left behind and a new regime took over.
- May 27, 2014 01:07 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his own oath-taking ceremony to signal the direction of his foreign policy. His unprecedented invitation to eight heads of state and government from the neighbourhood has raised expectations, silenced his critics but also left some questions.
- May 26, 2014 19:39 IST
Sino-India relations have assumed global and strategic significance and Beijing is ready to work with New Delhi to take the cooperation to a new height, Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday in his congratulatory message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after the NDA leader took oath as the 15th Indian PM.
- May 26, 2014 01:23 IST
Lean is in. The Modi government will be almost half the size of the UPA-2 with ministries bunched and 45-50 “bright, focused and clean” leaders making up the council of ministers, averaging 55 years of age.
- May 26, 2014 00:50 IST
The ‘Big 3’ who tasted success apart from PM-designate Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections — Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik — are all giving his swearing-in a miss.
- May 25, 2014 19:06 IST
In a first interview after winning the trust vote on May 23, Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi talked of his priorities, governance and his roadmap for delivering the goods in less than a year's time to turn around the party's fortunes before the crucial 2015 assembly polls.
- May 25, 2014 16:24 IST
Entries for a predict-and-win contest on hindustantimes.com show that the top pick of the readers for the job of home minister is BJP chief Rajnath Singh. Another important portfolio, external affairs, should be the destination Sushma Swaraj, our readers told us.
- May 25, 2014 16:16 IST
Narendra Modi will visit Rajghat on Monday morning to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of being sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister. Modi, who is scheduled to take the oath of office and secrecy at 6pm on Monday, would visit Rajghat at 7am.
- May 24, 2014 20:54 IST
Next week after his swearing-in ceremony is over, when India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets down to the business of governing, the economy will doubtless be high up on his list of priorities. Will he be able to deliver? Sanjoy Narayan writes.
- May 24, 2014 20:32 IST
Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday accused BJP and Congress of 'destroying' the country with 'wrong policies' and exposing its borders to external threat.
- May 24, 2014 20:15 IST
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will represent Congress at the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday.