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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his party legislators during an earlier assembly session. This time, the day-long session will open with obituary references, after which it will adjourn for a while and reconvene for the next sitting, during which legislative business will be conducted.(HT file photo)

One-day Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on August 28 to meet constitutional requirement

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:37 PM IST
VIRTUAL CABINET MEET Assembly session needs to be convened within six months of the previous session; day-long session will have two sittings and will be followed by a regular session when the Covid situation improves
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also made a reference to hiring unskilled workers by the industry while talking about the private job quota, thus indicating that the proposed job quota could only for the unskilled workers.(HT Photo)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also made a reference to hiring unskilled workers by the industry while talking about the private job quota, thus indicating that the proposed job quota could only for the unskilled workers.(HT Photo)

Haryana CM Khattar non-committal on enacting law for pvt job quota to locals

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2020 03:36 AM IST
A pre-poll promise of BJP’s post-poll ally Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), the proposed quota in private sector jobs, if implemented through legislation, will be touted as a major triumph for BJP’s coalition partner.
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Cabinet defers move to provide 75% quota in pvt jobs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 10:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told senior bureaucrats last week(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told senior bureaucrats last week(PTI)

Fast-track steps to boost growth, PM Modi tells bureaucrats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:43 PM IST
Underlining that “pace is essential”, the PM quipped, only half in jest, two of the people added, that bureaucrats should work on these at the same pace with which they push files pertaining to their foreign tours.
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren took oath as CM on December 29 along with three ministers — two from the Congress and one from the RJD. He was due to expand his cabinet on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren took oath as CM on December 29 along with three ministers — two from the Congress and one from the RJD. He was due to expand his cabinet on Friday.(HT PHOTO.)

Hemant Soren decides to expand cabinet on Friday, then has second thoughts

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Soren had met the Governor in the morning before leaving for Burugulikera village in Chibasa to meet the family of those killed. After his return to Ranchi, he again went to see the Governor.
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Haryana cabinet induction: BJP rebels, JJP’s senior leader despondent over being left out

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 10:43 PM IST
Eight legislators of the BJP, many of them surprise picks, an Independent and one Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA were sworn in on Thursday at Raj Bhawan
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Khattar trying to strike a balance between his own and allies

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 11:08 PM IST
Delay in induction of council of ministers hampering governance
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Khattar sworn in as CM, Dushyant his deputy

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Ceremony ended in just 10 minutes, leaving BJP, JJP supporters disappointed; remaining members of council of ministers to be announced soon
“Barring a few, most ministers have a poor record of meeting the people and appear to be wearing blinkers or having a stiff neck when in public”, says the writer(PTI Photo/Representative)
“Barring a few, most ministers have a poor record of meeting the people and appear to be wearing blinkers or having a stiff neck when in public”, says the writer(PTI Photo/Representative)

No premier institute can hone skills of leaders who, by choice, remain inaccessible to people|Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 09:23 PM IST
“In Yogi Adityanath’s case, it is true that he has been striving to better administration, while trying to avoid unnecessary controversies. Ministers, who courted controversies or who faced charges of corruption, have been dropped.”
Apart from Rama Rao and Harish Rao, the other ministers who took oath of office were: Sabita Indra Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Gangula Kamalakar and Puvvada Ajay Kumar. (Photo @KTRTRS)
Apart from Rama Rao and Harish Rao, the other ministers who took oath of office were: Sabita Indra Reddy, Satyavathi Rathod, Gangula Kamalakar and Puvvada Ajay Kumar. (Photo @KTRTRS)

KCR expands cabinet with 6 ministers; re-inducts son KTR, nephew Harish Rao

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 10:50 PM IST
KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, expanded his council of ministers on Sunday evening, inducting six more ministers, including his son and nephew. The overall strength of the cabinet has now gone up to 18, including the chief minister.
Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been a teacher, invited Adityanath and all his ministers to Raj Bhawan for an introduction and interaction.(HT image)
Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been a teacher, invited Adityanath and all his ministers to Raj Bhawan for an introduction and interaction.(HT image)

Governor Anandiben Patel gives governance mantra to Adityanath’s ministers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 10:57 PM IST
This was for the first time in recent years that any governor had invited the entire council of ministers and briefed them on governance issues.
The BJP lost the assembly elections held two years later, a defeat that is blamed in the BJP on Yediyurappa’s power play and the swirling controversies around him.(PTI)
The BJP lost the assembly elections held two years later, a defeat that is blamed in the BJP on Yediyurappa’s power play and the swirling controversies around him.(PTI)

BJP brass wants to keep Yediyurappa in check. His new cabinet is the proof

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 07:45 AM IST
That approval came around Monday midnight. It had been firmed up after several rounds of negotiation between Yediyurappa and the BJP leadership and was the best that Yediyurappa could have extracted from New Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told ministerial colleagues from his first term in office to keep engaging with the electorate and ensure that the government’s policies and schemes reach their intended beneficiaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told ministerial colleagues from his first term in office to keep engaging with the electorate and ensure that the government’s policies and schemes reach their intended beneficiaries.

PM Modi meets ex-ministers over breakfast

New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:37 PM IST
On Wednesday, the prime minister met MPs who were part of his council of ministers between 2014 and 2019 over breakfast.
Thirteen Congress-JD (S) legislators apart from one independent legislator H Ganesh left Sofitel hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex at 5 p.m. and are traveling to Goa by road, confirmed a state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. (ANI Photo)
Thirteen Congress-JD (S) legislators apart from one independent legislator H Ganesh left Sofitel hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex at 5 p.m. and are traveling to Goa by road, confirmed a state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. (ANI Photo)

Karnataka rebel MLAs shifted out of Mumbai, headed to Goa as endgame nears

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Naresh Kamath
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Karnataka crisis: The Congress-JDS rebel legislators have indicated that there is no point in becoming ministers with HD Kumaraswamy as chief minister on the ground that this government may not be stable.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Uttar Pradesh government, headed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, is set for a reshuffle soon.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Uttar Pradesh government, headed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, is set for a reshuffle soon.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

UP govt set for reshuffle soon

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party will appoint a working president of its unit in the country’s most populous state, two persons familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
As per the rules, the Prime Minister as the leader of the House takes oath first.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
As per the rules, the Prime Minister as the leader of the House takes oath first.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi to be the first to take oath at the inaugural session of 17th Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:48 AM IST
As per the rules, the Prime Minister as the leader of the House takes oath first. The council of ministers follows the Prime Minister in taking the oath. As long as a member does not take the oath, he or she cannot participate in any business of the House.
Shiv pal Yadav Pressconference at his Party office in Lucknow , India, on Friday, June 14, 2019.((Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty))
Shiv pal Yadav Pressconference at his Party office in Lucknow , India, on Friday, June 14, 2019.((Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty))

Shivpal Yadav: No plan to merge with SP, open to alliance

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 03:33 AM IST
Addressing a press conference here, Shivpal said that though some people were in touch with him over the issue, there was no plan of merger with the SP.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of the council of ministers on Wednesday to underline how the government should run for the next five years.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of the council of ministers on Wednesday to underline how the government should run for the next five years.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi calls meeting of all ministers to outline vision, underline ground rules

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Officials added that PM Modi may lay additional emphasis on social sector schemes, those catering to individual beneficiaries as they have a greater impact in daily lives of Indians.
The Bihar cabinet expansion led to speculation about a possible rift between the JD(U) and the BJP even as both parties appeared to play down the issue. Kumar had said the BJP will induct a minister from its quota later.(HT Photo)
The Bihar cabinet expansion led to speculation about a possible rift between the JD(U) and the BJP even as both parties appeared to play down the issue. Kumar had said the BJP will induct a minister from its quota later.(HT Photo)

JD(U) to go solo in three states, will fight Bihar polls as NDA ally

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:50 AM IST
The induction followed JD (U)’s decision against joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government after it was offered just one berth in his council of ministers.
NDA elected leader Narendra Modi with BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah before taking oath as the Prime Minister of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
NDA elected leader Narendra Modi with BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah before taking oath as the Prime Minister of India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah gets home ministry, Rajnath Singh defence in PM Modi’s new cabinet

New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 12:53 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind had last evening sworn in PM Modi and his 57-member council of ministers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and others on their arrival for the swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and others on their arrival for the swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019. (Photo by Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

Will give govt enough room to take policy calls: RSS functionaries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:35 AM IST
Discussions on critical issues had been on for months and there are no disagreements of the sort that marked the Sangh-BJP equation during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime, one of the functionaries said on condition of anonymity.
The panel was constituted in June last year and has been granted five extensions for finalising its report. (Representative Image)(AFP)
The panel was constituted in June last year and has been granted five extensions for finalising its report. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Panel to propose big reforms in education

New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 07:39 AM IST
Another official said the committee had made recommendations related to the restructuring of courses especially at the undergraduate level.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah before taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah before taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

List of ministers: Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani in 57-member Team Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 06:14 AM IST
In a surprise inclusion, former foreign secretary S Jaishankar took oath as union minister. Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), which was expected to be part of the Council of Ministers , decided to stay away but will continue to support NDA.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to pay tribute at the War Memorial ahead of his swearing-in ceremony as the prime minister for the second consecutive term, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to pay tribute at the War Memorial ahead of his swearing-in ceremony as the prime minister for the second consecutive term, in New Delhi, Thursday, May 30, 2019.(PTI)

Modi to meet those selected for ministerial berths before swearing-in

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The BJP has refrained from making any official comment about the likely members of the government, with its leaders asserting that it is the prime minister’s prerogative.
The Congress, which has 114 MLAs in the 230-member house, is dependent on four independent, two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmakers’ support.(AFP)
The Congress, which has 114 MLAs in the 230-member house, is dependent on four independent, two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and one Samajwadi Party (SP) lawmakers’ support.(AFP)

K’taka, MP govts try to placate rebels

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 11:22 PM IST
In Madhya Pradesh, a senior state Congress leader said on condition of anonymity that the party was looking at appointments to government-run boards and corporations and expansion of the council of ministers to avert any possible crisis.
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act(Hindustan Times)
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act(Hindustan Times)

PMO has no records of income tax refunds of former prime ministers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 05:41 PM IST
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the media after meeting with President RamNath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the media after meeting with President RamNath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI)

PM Modi, council of ministers to take oath at 7 pm on Thursday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 11:54 PM IST
President Kovind had appointed Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Saturday, minutes after leaders of the 40-member national coalition NDA called on him after electing the PM as the coalition’s leader.
President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on recommendation of the Union cabinet.(HT Photo)
President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on recommendation of the Union cabinet.(HT Photo)

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 02:19 PM IST
The president had on Friday accepted the resignation of Modi and his council of ministers but asked them to continue as caretaker until formation of a new government.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday accepted the resignation of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and his Council of Ministers to enable him to form a new government.(HT PHOTO)
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Friday accepted the resignation of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and his Council of Ministers to enable him to form a new government.(HT PHOTO)

Naveen Patnaik to be elected leader of BJD legislature party on May 26

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:49 AM IST
BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra said after the election of 72-year-old Patnaik as leader of the Legislature Party, a decision on the possible date of swearing-in would be taken. The party is toying with the idea of holding the swearing-in on either on May 27 or 29.
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