HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

PM Modi shuts out media circus, communicates directly in doses

On his first trip abroad as PM, Modi took along representatives of Doordarshan, AIR and select news agencies. Unlike his predecessor, he has not appointed any high-profile journalist as his press adviser.

Modi stresses on good governance to his minister

Outlining his larger vision for the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his council of ministers for the first time on Monday and laid down the ground rules to ensure good governance and development.

PM Modi assumes office, to hold talks with Sharif, other SAARC leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his first day in office with an announcement of the cabinet portfolios and a series of bilateral meetings with South Asian leaders who witnessed his swearing-in on Monday. Team Modi: who does what in the new council of ministers

Do this, Mr Modi: what HT readers want from new PM

HT asked readers what was the first issue they wanted their new Prime Minister to address and received overwhelming response. Women's security, external affairs and education are among the issues that people feel very strongly about.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes oath; Rajnath, Sushma, Jaitley, Gadkari sworn in as ministers

Narendra Modi was on Monday set to take oath of office as India's 15th prime minister along with 45 ministers, including key leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and former army chief VK Singh, sources said.

Modi's political test: managing the diverse groups which enabled his victory

Narendra Modi's win ironically creates his biggest challenge – managing the diverse stakeholders who enabled it. His political style offers clues on whether he will succeed.

Sharif, Rajapaksa, Hasina invited to Modi's swearing-in ceremony

Modi’s move to invite Pakistan PM signals many things. Nawaz Sharif had invited Manmohan Singh to his swearing-in ceremony, but the UPA 2 govt had sent India’s high commissioner in Islamabad instead.

Fewer ministries, more funds to states on Modi's agenda

Govt sources said they would propose merger of some economic and social ministries. In the new format, there could be an energy ministry by merging power, petroleum and new and renewable energy ministries.

Modi follows US Prez Barack Obama, British PM David Cameron on Twitter

He also follows James Bevan, the British High Commissioner to India, who made the first move to end West’s decade-long disconnect with Modi in October 2012, much before other European countries and the US did.

MHA lists key issues for new Prime Minister

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley, stopping illegal Bangladeshi migrants and improving Centre-state relations are among the key issues that the Union home ministry will bring to the notice of Narendra Modi when he assumes charge as the Prime Minister.

CAG shouldn't be used as political weapon: Modi

In a farewell speech to the Gujarat assembly, this statement was seen to reiterate his stated position that he did not believe in politics of vendetta and witch-hunting of which he himself had been a 'victim' for the last 10 years.

Modi has reputation of being decisive, focused: Cisco chief

Narendra Modi, has an excellent reputation as being 'decisive and focused' on business, which is going to be 'very good' for the country, tech giant Cisco Chairman John Chambers has said.

Modi’s swearing-in ceremony to have fool-proof security

With indications that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may attend the May 26 swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as PM, the security agencies are planning fool-proof arrangements.

Modi hijacks women, 'pro-poor' agenda from Congress

By focusing on improving the economic conditions of poor, projecting himself as an organisation man, reiterating his respect for the Constitution, and reaching out to allies, Narendra Modi sought to counter the criticisms that are often hurled at him by rivals and critics.

Narendra Modi to take control of nuclear codes

Narendra Modi will be handed over top secret nuclear codes, keys and command and briefed about India’s strategic perception by outgoing National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon after he takes over as PM.
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