India Politics

India Politics

Hours after swearing-in, Jayalalithaa expands her cabinet

Chennai : Hours after being sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister with a 28-member council of ministers, J.Jayalalithaa on Monday expanded her ministry by inducting four more ministers.

A Raj Bhavan statement said Governor K.Rosaiah has inducted four more ministers on the recommendation of Jayalalithaa.

The new ministers are G.Bhaskaran, minister for Khadi and Village Industries Board, Sevvoor S.Ramachandran, minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments, Nilofer Kabil, minister for labour and P.Balakrishna Reddy, minister for animal husbandry.

मौजूदा नतीजों से खुलता उत्तर प्रदेश विधानसभा चुनाव का रास्ता

सिद्धांत मोहन,

चार राज्यों और एक केन्द्रशासित प्रदेश में चुनाव के नतीजे सामने आ चुके हैं. असम में भाजपा ने जीत दर्ज की है. पश्चिम बंगाल में तृणमूल कांग्रेस फिर से सरकार बनाएगी. तमिलनाडु में जयललिता फिर से आ रही हैं. केरल में लेफ्ट ने सरकार बनायी है.

जिन राज्यों के चुनाव परिणाम आज आप देख रहे हैं, उनमें कांग्रेस के बरअक्स लेफ्ट या भाजपा की जीत देखना एक बड़ी भूल है. उनमें कांग्रेस की हार का सिलसिला ही आगे बढ़ता दिख रहा है. विनोद के लहजे में कहें तो भाजपा के ‘कांग्रेसमुक्त भारत’ का सपना भी साकार करने में कांग्रेस खुद लगी हुई है.

Journalist's murder: Press council team visits Chatra

Ranchi : A three-member team of the Press Council of India (PCI) visited Jharkhand's Chatra district on Monday to probe the murder of a TV journalist on May 12.

The team members met the district administration officials and representative of a journalists association to enquire about the murder.

The cause of the murder is turning into a mystery.

Akhilesh Singh alias Indradeo Yadav, a local TV journalist, was shot dead on May 12.

Six hurt in communal clash in Gujarat

Ahmedabad : At least six people, including three policemen, were injured after a minor altercation between two persons snowballed into a communal clash in central Gujarat's Petlad town in Anand district on Monday.

The clash prompted the police to lob as many as 24 teargas shells to disperse the mob comprising over 200 people, who were pelting stones at each other and damaging vehicles in a communally sensitive locality.

According to Anand Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh, besides stone-pelting, some people also ransacked a house.

Akhilesh warns of attempts to vitiate UP's atmosphere before polls

Budaun (Uttar Pradesh) : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday vowed to fight next year's assembly polls on the development plank while expressing apprehension that anti-social forces could conspire to vitiate the state's atmosphere to defame his government.

"Since elections are coming, attempts will be made by anti-social forces to vitiate atmosphere of the state to defame my government. You all should remain alert and thwart such attempts," he while addressing his Samajwadi Party's Vikas rally.

HC asks DU about procedure for sports quota admissions

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response from the Delhi University on the procedure being followed in the admission process through sports quota, while hearing a plea seeking direction for the varsity to make the admission through this more streamlined and centralised.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked DU to file its response by August 17 on a plea by NGO Child Health Organisation.

Vice-President's wife endorses 'Om' during Yoga

Lucknow : Vice President Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari on Monday endorsed chanting of 'Om' during International Yoga Day on June 21 and criticised those who have been opposing it.

Slamming the groups that are opposing the chanting, Salma Ansari, who was in Aligarh for an event, said the chant is useful as it increases oxygen in the body. She further said the opposition to 'Om' was petty and wrong.

"Even I practise yoga and find it very useful to improve my health," Ansari told reporters on the sidelines of the event.

Paryavaran Bhawan to be renamed Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan

New Delhi : The Paryavaran Bhawan here, which houses the union minority affairs ministry, is being renamed 'Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan' by the urban development ministry.

The change is being made on the suggestion of Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, according to an official statement.

Heptulla had suggested to the urban development ministry in March this year to rename the Paryavaran Bhawan after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya who had evolved the idea of 'Antyodaya'.

Kerala CPI-M names ministers, trouble breaks out in CPI

Thiruvananthapuram : The CPI-M ministers in Kerala Chief Minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan's cabinet ministers were named without much problem, but the process was more difficult in the CPI and two other constituents of the Left Democratic Front.

It was decided on Sunday that the Vijayan cabinet would have 19 members (including the chief minister) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist will have 12 berths, the Communist Party of India 4 and three other LDF constituents - the Janata Dal-S, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress-S - would get one each.

Surge in female contestants, not MLAs

By Saumya Tewari

Female contestants increased across the four states that went to polls recently - but not legislators - and three times as many women contested in Kerala compared to the 2011 elections, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of electoral data.

Two of the four states had incumbent women chief ministers - West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee and Tamil Nadu’s J Jayalalithaa - and they registered consecutive victories for their parties.

Increase in women candidates, not MLAs