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Governor needs sleeping pills, Bengal minister retorts after former talks of violent polls

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said there is a general perception that elections in Bengal are marked by bloodshed.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government in West Bengal since his appointment in July 2019.(HT PHOTO)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government in West Bengal since his appointment in July 2019.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 12:18 AM IST
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Naga body cautions against short-term gains after Governor’s controversial remarks

The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) warned that a divided Naga house is in nobody’s long-term interest,
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi continues to draw flak for hailing the controversial 16 Point Agreement between the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and the government of India which led to the formation of the state in 1963.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi continues to draw flak for hailing the controversial 16 Point Agreement between the Naga People’s Convention (NPC) and the government of India which led to the formation of the state in 1963.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kohima | ByAlice Yhoshü

CPI(M) criticises Bengal governor for sharing photos of ailing ex-CM on social media

Dhankhar and his wife went to Bhattacharya’s two-room government apartment at Palm Avenue in south Kolkata to check on his health and offer greetings
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Arrest Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment, minister Ramdas Athawale to Governor

Earlier this month, an actor had alleged that Kashyap had harassed her around the time he was making one of his films and threatened to sit on hunger strike if the filmmaker was not arrested.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with Union minister Ramdas Athawale.(@RamdasAthawale/Twitter Photo)
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with Union minister Ramdas Athawale.(@RamdasAthawale/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNaresh Kamath

Himachal governor goes into self-isolation

As many as 280 fresh infections were reported in Himachal, taking the state’s tally to 13,049
Police challan a man for not wearing facemask properly in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Police challan a man for not wearing facemask properly in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByHT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala

‘Don’t want clashes, hope governor holds assembly session from July 31’: Rajasthan govt

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a cabinet meeting at his residence, where the three conditions raised by governor Kalraj Mishra for convening the assembly session were discussed.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot met governor Kalraj Mishra with the request to convene the assembly session, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur last week.(ANI File Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot met governor Kalraj Mishra with the request to convene the assembly session, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur last week.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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Gehlot resends proposal for assembly session to governor, no mention of floor test

Rajasthan is facing a political crisis due to a rebellion by Sachin Pilot and a section of Congress legislators supporting the former deputy chief minister.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asked the governor to start a session of the state assembly from July 31, according to news agency ANI.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asked the governor to start a session of the state assembly from July 31, according to news agency ANI.(Himanshu Vyas/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Goa’s complacency led to Covid-19 spike, says Governor after meeting with CM

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant came under the scanner with the Governor Satya Pal malik questioning the ‘error of judgment’ in not locking down Vasco da Gama, Goa’s port town which is now the epicentre of the spread of the virus in the state.
Goa Governor Satya Pal malik at a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other officials at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Goa Governor Satya Pal malik at a meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and other officials at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 16, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Ahead of trust vote in MP, Congress asks Governor to rescue its MLAs

The Congress insists that Governor Lalji Tandon must “rescue” its MLAs held “captive” by the BJP in Bengaluru.
Congress MLAs arriving in Bhopal from Jaipur on Sunday to take part in Monday’s trust vote in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.(ANI)
Congress MLAs arriving in Bhopal from Jaipur on Sunday to take part in Monday’s trust vote in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

‘Come and watch’: Shiv Sena parades MLAs at Mumbai hotel, tweets invite to Governor Koshyari

Sanjay Raut’s tweet came after the Sena, NCP and Congress summoned their MLAs to a hotel in Mumbai to exhibit their strength after the three parties staked claim to form a government with the support of 162 MLAs.
The Shiv Sena, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party plan to parade their MLAs in a show of strength at Mumbai’s Grand Hyat Hotel.(PTI)
The Shiv Sena, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party plan to parade their MLAs in a show of strength at Mumbai’s Grand Hyat Hotel.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Invest in research at universities: PM Modi to governors

Referring to the development of tribal areas, Modi pressed for an appropriate use of technology and adoption of progressive schemes in the sphere of sports and youth development.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(HT file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 08:33 AM IST
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Governors should listen to needs of common man, says PM Modi

In his speech at the 50th conference of governors and lieutenant governors here, PM Modi made a special mention of health care, education and tourism sectors which offered new opportunities for job generation and betterment of the poor and downtrodden, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on the crucial role that governors and lieutenant governors play in realizing a cooperative and competitive federal structure.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on the crucial role that governors and lieutenant governors play in realizing a cooperative and competitive federal structure.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 24, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Amit Shah ends silence on Maharashtra impasse, packs in swipe at Sena

The Shiv Sena this week pulled out its lone minister Arvind Sawant from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, signalling the end of partnership between the two parties in Maharashtra.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said before this, in no state was so much time given to parties to prove their majority.(PTI Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said before this, in no state was so much time given to parties to prove their majority.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 04:24 AM IST
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Manohar Khattar to meet governor, stake claim today

The efforts culminated on Friday night, with the BJP announcing an alliance with the fledgling Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which won 10 of Haryana’s 90 seats and was expected to play a key role in state politics.
Chandigarh, India July 02, 2019::Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar interact with HT at CM House in Chandigarh on Tuesday, July, 02, 2019.Photo by Keshav Singh/HT
Chandigarh, India July 02, 2019::Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar interact with HT at CM House in Chandigarh on Tuesday, July, 02, 2019.Photo by Keshav Singh/HT
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Separatists, Kashmiri leaders did not lose their own to terrorism: Governor

Governor Satya Pal Malik accused leaders of the Hurriyat, mainstream parties and religious preachers of inciting children of ordinary Kashmiris to become fodder for terrorism by inciting them in the name of Allah and Jannat (paradise).
Jammu and Kashmir Governer Satya Pal Malik addressing the seventh convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, on Tuesday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Governer Satya Pal Malik addressing the seventh convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, on Tuesday.(Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)
Published on Oct 22, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria

Kamal Nath meets Governor, discusses ordinance to hold mayoral elections

The MP state cabinet had approved the Ordinance on September 25 to amend the law for running of local bodies and reinstate the 20-year-old system of indirect mayoral elections. But even after 10 days, the Governor is yet to decide on the Ordinance.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath met MP Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath met MP Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByShruti Tomar

TMC, JU teachers back VC after Governor indicates action for attack on Union Minister Babul Supriyo

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had indicated action against Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das for the violence that erupted in the campus on Thursday during the visit of Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo was manhandled by students in the campus of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo was manhandled by students in the campus of the Jadavpur University in Kolkata on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2019 01:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySnigdhendu Bhattacharya

TRS wary of Governor designate Tamilisai Soundararajan

Unlike outgoing Governor E S L Narasimhan who was from the Indian Police Service and had no political background, Tamilisai Soundararajan is an active politician and had been the BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit.
Tamilisai Soundararajan was appointed the Governor of Telangana. on September 1.(ANI)
Tamilisai Soundararajan was appointed the Governor of Telangana. on September 1.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 09:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Kalyan Singh, Keshari Nath Tripathi likely to take BJP membership again after serving as governors

Tripathi has already met chief minister Yogi Adityanath since demitting the office of governor. For Kalyan Singh, the BJP is expected to ask its top leadership to remain present in the party headquarters to welcome him when he arrives from Rajasthan after becoming the first governor there to complete his stint in 52 years.
The term of Kalyan Singh, 87, as Rajasthan governor ends on September 4.(HT File Photo)
The term of Kalyan Singh, 87, as Rajasthan governor ends on September 4.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

Ex-union minister, former MLAs, state secys in fray for BJP prez role after Tamilisai named Guv

Tamilisai Sounderarajan was named the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tamil Nadu unit in 2014 and her tenure was to end in December 2019.
Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan .(ANI Photo)
Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan .(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 07:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

A gynaecologist, Telangana’s new governor hails from a traditional Congress family

Despite her Congress pedigree, Tamilisai chose to associate herself with BJP in the late nineties, when the party didn’t have the kind of presence it does currently.
Tamilisai was appointed as the first woman state chief for TN BJP in August 2014. Of the 30 plus BJP state unit chiefs, Tamilisai was the only woman BJP state unit president in the country.(FILE PHOTO.)
Tamilisai was appointed as the first woman state chief for TN BJP in August 2014. Of the 30 plus BJP state unit chiefs, Tamilisai was the only woman BJP state unit president in the country.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

50,000 vacancies in Jammu-Kashmir to be filled in next few months on priority: Governor

He urged the youth to come forward and participate actively in this recruitment process as this would be the largest single recruitment drive ever in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik addresses a press conference in Srinagar(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik addresses a press conference in Srinagar(ANI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 12:05 PM IST
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Waiting for Governor’s nod, bullet train project hits land acquisition hurdle

The NHSRCL needs over 1.4 acres (57 gunthas) of grazing land covering four gram sabhas in Thane and Palghar districts.
The revenue official further pointed at another amendment made in section 36A of the MLR Code that no prior sanction will be needed if the grazing land is purchased with mutual understanding for vital government project.(HT image)
The revenue official further pointed at another amendment made in section 36A of the MLR Code that no prior sanction will be needed if the grazing land is purchased with mutual understanding for vital government project.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Bengal, UP among six states to get new governors

Shortly after Dhankhar was appointed as the governor of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed him while taking a swipe at the central government.
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura have new governors appointed by the President of India(HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura have new governors appointed by the President of India(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 21, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Protect me’: HD Kumaraswamy’s SOS to Karnataka Speaker after Governor’s ‘love letter’

Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: HD Kumaraswamy, who led a Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government for nearly 15 months, appeared to acknowledge that his government was poised on the brink of collapse after the resignation of 16 lawmakers.
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Kalraj sixth BJP leader from UP to get governor’s post in Modi regime

In yet another move indicating the BJP leadership’s plan to continue the process of generational shift in the party in Uttar Pradesh, veteran Kalraj Mishra, 78, once considered the Brahmin face of the party, was appointed governor of Himachal Pradesh on Monday.
Kalraj Mishra is the sixth BJP leader from UP to be named governor on the recommendations of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
Kalraj Mishra is the sixth BJP leader from UP to be named governor on the recommendations of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
Published on Jul 16, 2019 06:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

In Bihar civil service exam, a question on governor’s role stokes controversy

Bihar Public Service Commission conducted the exam. It is a body created by the Constitution of India to select applicants for civil service jobs in the state.
The question asked the students to “Critically examine the role of the Governor in state politics of India, especially in the context of Bihar. Is he just a puppet?”, according to ANI.(ANI Twitter)
The question asked the students to “Critically examine the role of the Governor in state politics of India, especially in the context of Bihar. Is he just a puppet?”, according to ANI.(ANI Twitter)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Yogi government needs to be ‘woken-up’, Akhilesh tells UP Governor

After a brief lull post Lok Sabha poll results, Akhilesh Yadav has revived attacks on the Yogi Adityanath government. Earlier this week, Yadav had claimed that “the law and order has gone out of hand in UP”.
Former UP CM handed out a detailed memorandum to Naik, during over half-an-hour discussion, at Raj Bhawan on Saturday morning(HT Photo)
Former UP CM handed out a detailed memorandum to Naik, during over half-an-hour discussion, at Raj Bhawan on Saturday morning(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 01:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Governors of five states meet Home Minister Amit Shah

The governors met Shah separately and officials described the meetings as courtesy calls on the new Home Minister, who assumed charge about 10 days ago.
Governors of five states including West Bengal Monday met Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed various issues concerning their respective states(PTI)
Governors of five states including West Bengal Monday met Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed various issues concerning their respective states(PTI)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 04:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Governor seeks report from Kerala Univ as girl’s suicide bid sparks anger

Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam on Tuesday sought a report from the Kerala University Vice-Chancellor after the varsity’s alleged attempt to hush up the suicide bid of an undergraduate girl student sparked outrage. A first-year B.Sc student of the University College in the state capital had tried to commit suicide on Friday by slashing her wrist and taking overdose of painkillers inside a classroom.
The office of Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam said it has received a couple of petitions demanding an impartial inquiry into the suicide attempt of an undergraduate girl in one of Thiruvananthapuram’s oldest colleges.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The office of Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P Sathasivam said it has received a couple of petitions demanding an impartial inquiry into the suicide attempt of an undergraduate girl in one of Thiruvananthapuram’s oldest colleges.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 07, 2019 08:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu
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