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Will remain an MP, but quit politics, says Babul | India News – Times of India
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Will remain an MP, but quit politics, says Babul | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Former Union minister and sitting Asansol MP Babul Supriyo put an end on Monday to speculation about his political career by sticking to his decision to quit politics. He will, however, continue to remain an MP. Supriyo did not clarify whether he was going to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. “You will not see Babul as a politician any more. Unfortunately, I cannot back out from the decision of quitting politics as I have made up my mind already,” he said after emerging from the home of BJP national president J P Nadda in New Delhi on Monday. Thanking Union home minister Amit Shah and Nadda for trying to dissuade him from quitting politics, Supriyo said: “I am changing my decision and remaining an MP.” Supriyo said he would continue to accept a salary in the absence of any othe...
After losing cabinet berth, Babul says ‘Alvida politics’ | India News – Times of India
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After losing cabinet berth, Babul says ‘Alvida politics’ | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Two-time Asansol MP and former Union minister Babul Supriyo said in a Facebook post on Saturday that he was quitting politics. In a 700-word statement that began with the word “Alvida”, Supriyo said he was “resigning from being an MP too (obviously)” and would hand over his official New Delhi “home” within a month. He left clear indications that his decision to quit was partly due to his removal as a Union minister and that he had broached the issue of his resignation with both Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda “several times in the last few days”. “The question is, ‘Why am I leaving politics?’ Is it linked to losing the cabinet berth? Yes, it is, even if somewhat,” Supriyo said, adding that it was imperative for him to address the issue. He said he would not broach the t...
Change public’s poor perception of police: PM to IPS probationers | India News – Times of India
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Change public’s poor perception of police: PM to IPS probationers | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: PM Modi on Saturday exhorted a batch of IPS probationers to change the negative perception of the police force and work for “Su-Rajya” (good governance) by carrying forward the spirit of freedom fighters’ who fought for “Swarajya”. “You must remember the spirit of the freedom struggle. The period between 1930 to 1947 saw the younger generation of our country rise in unison to achieve a great goal. That same feeling is expected in the youth of today. They fought for ‘Swarajya’; you have to move forward for ‘Su-rajya’,” the PM said while addressing the IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy through video-conferencing. Home minister Amit Shah and MoS (home) Nityanand Rai were also present. Modi told the probationers that the spirit of ‘Nation First,...
End of militancy, northeast unrest by 2024: Amit Shah | India News – Times of India
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End of militancy, northeast unrest by 2024: Amit Shah | India News – Times of India

Union home minister Amit Shah declared on Sunday that the entire northeast would be rid of militancy and other forms of unrest by 2024, just as the Narendra Modi government at the Centre had supposedly altered the “narrative” in Assam that “only protests yield development”, reports Kangkan Kalita. “Under the leadership of the PM, the BJP-led government in Assam has show that for development, cooperation and hard work are essential," he said at an event in Guwahati. Source link
Centre keen on resolving border disputes among NE states: Shah | India News – Times of India
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Centre keen on resolving border disputes among NE states: Shah | India News – Times of India

SHILLONG: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the NDA government at the Centre is keen on resolving boundary disputes among the Northeastern states and making the region peaceful and developed. Shah also expressed optimism that the region's contribution to the GDP will exceed 20 per cent. “The (Narendra) Modi government is moving ahead in the Northeast by giving importance to three things – to resolving all disputes of the Northeast and making it a peaceful region, to preserve and promote the languages, culture and create awareness about it across the whole of India and thirdly, by making the Northeast a developed region and bring its GDP contribution back to the pre-Independence level,” Shah said. With the collective efforts of all concerned, the goal will be achieved i...
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Likely To Resign Even As He Officially Denies Reports, Say Sources
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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa Likely To Resign Even As He Officially Denies Reports, Say Sources

New Delhi: Speculation about Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa resigning from the top post are rife even as he continues to deny the reports regarding the same."Not at all...," Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa said on being asked if he has resigned.The Karnataka Chief Minister had on Saturday arrived to meet Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda when he said: "I'll speak to Rajnath Singh ji, Amit Shah ji, JP Nadda ji and also meet the Water Resources minister to get permission for the Mekedatu project".ALSO READ | Mekedatu Dam Row: Karnataka CM Appeals PM Modi To Allow 'All Pending Development Projects' In StateSources have informed ABP News that CM BS Yediyurappa is likely to resign citing age and health-related reasons. He will continue to deny the reports til...
Yediyurappa meets PM, scheduled to meet Shah and Nadda today
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Yediyurappa meets PM, scheduled to meet Shah and Nadda today

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for over 10 minutes on Friday evening following a sudden visit to New Delhi, reportedly at the instance of the PM. Yediyurappa was not accompanied to New Delhi by any minister but travelled with his younger son and BJP state vice-president B Y Vijayendra, along with a few close aides. However, he met the Prime Minister alone. His body language during and after the meeting did not reveal any signs of tension — unlike after a January meeting with the BJP central leadership and Home Minister Amit Shah. “During the meeting, the CM requested that the Upper Bhadra Project be declared a national project and also sought financial assistance of Rs 6,000 crore for the Bengaluru Peripheral Ring Road project. The...
Centre in talks for radical changes to criminal laws: Shah
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Centre in talks for radical changes to criminal laws: Shah

Saying “the days of third-degree torture are over” and calling for scientific evidence to be the basis of police investigation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre plans to bring about “radical changes” in the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and the Indian Evidence Act to make them modern and relevant to the needs of present times. He also proposed that forensic investigation be made compulsory for any crime that entails a punishment of six or more years. Speaking at the inauguration of the Centre for Excellence for Research and Analysis of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances at the National Forensic Science University (NFSU) in Gandhinagar on Monday, Shah said, “Bharat sarkar ek bahut bada abhi samvad kar rahi hai… ki hum CRPC, ...
Centre cannot interfere in state cooperative sector, says NCP president Sharad Pawar
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Centre cannot interfere in state cooperative sector, says NCP president Sharad Pawar

The NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday asserted that the Union government cannot interfere in the functioning of the Maharashtra state cooperative sector, speaking out for the first time on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to form a separate cooperation ministry and hand the charge to Home Minister Amit Shah. “All the cooperative societies in the state are governed by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Act. The laws are passed in the state legislative assembly and council. Under this Act, the state government has the right to frame policies and enforce them in the sector,” Pawar said. “The rules of the central and state governments are very well demarcated. They cannot interfere in each other’s jurisdiction. The centre’s role is restricted to multi-state cooperative...
Govt determined to make cooperatives more empowered, says Shah
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Govt determined to make cooperatives more empowered, says Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday met some key officials of the cooperative sector ahead of taking charge of the new ministry dealing with cooperatives. Shah said the government is determined to make cooperatives and all cooperative institutions empowered. The meeting came three days after a major Cabinet reshuffle that saw an expansion in the size of the council of ministers along with the creation of a Ministry of Cooperatives of which Shah is the minister. Shah has, however, not yet taken charge of the new ministry officially. Those who met the home minister include chairman of the National Cooperative Union of India Dileep Sanghani, the chairman and the managing director of the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) B S Nakai and U S Awasthi, respective...
PM Modi’s Core Team: Old Guards Rajnath, Sitharaman, Gadkari Hold Portfolios
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PM Modi’s Core Team: Old Guards Rajnath, Sitharaman, Gadkari Hold Portfolios

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Even as Modi government 2.0, in its first-ever cabinet expansion, inducted 43 new ministers on Wednesday, there are some old guards who have retained their portfolios in the massive overhaul. Soon after Union Ministers and Ministers of State (MoS) took oath at Delhi's Darbar Hall, Centre announced portfolios of the leaders with some significant reshuffle.The day witnessed resignations of as many as seven cabinet heavyweights in one fell swoop. The hotbed rejigs in the Narendra Modi cabinet led to the axing of several veteran ministers holding key portfolios.ALSO READ | Portfolios Announced: Mansukh Mandaviya Gets Health, Scindia Bags Civil AviationMeanwhile, what was noteworthy was the fact that some stalwart Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leade...
Video | Meet The New Cabinet – Who’s Got What
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Video | Meet The New Cabinet – Who’s Got What

A number of key portfolios -- including health, law, Information and Technology and railways -- have gone to new ministers and junior ministers who got a promotion in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers that underwent a reboot today. Mansukh Mandaviya has been given the charge of the crucial health ministry. In addition, he would retain the Ministry of Chemical Fertilizers. Source link
Union Cabinet expansion: 43 expected to be sworn-in as Ministers today | India News – Times of India
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Union Cabinet expansion: 43 expected to be sworn-in as Ministers today | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Around 43 leaders are expected to be sworn in as Union Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion on Wednesday evening, said sources. "Forty-three leaders will take oath as Ministers in the Union Cabinet expansion, to be held later today," the sources said. Earlier the sources said that expansion will happen at 6.00 pm on Wednesday. This came after the conclusion of the high-level meeting at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official residence in the national capital. Most National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President JP Nadda, Minister of State for Finance Anurah Thakur along with BJP leaders Meenakshi Lekhi, Sarbananda Sonowal, GK Reddy, Kiren Rijiju, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Parshottam Rupala, Nisith Pra...
Uttarakhand CM’s 4-month tenure ends with late-night resignation | India News – Times of India
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Uttarakhand CM’s 4-month tenure ends with late-night resignation | India News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Ending three days of intense political activity and speculation, Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat stepped down late on Friday night, at a little past 11pm, just under four months after taking over the reins of the hill state. He tendered his resignation to governor Baby Rani Maurya at the Raj Bhavan in Dehradun. TOI had, earlier in the week, reported about the likelihood of yet another change of guard in the state. The reason given for Rawat’s resignation was that it was being done to avert a "constitutional crisis". Rawat, who is Lok Sabha MP from Pauri Garhwal, needed to win an assembly seat by September 10, but with the Election Commission not likely to conduct a bypoll in the state, it left him with no other option but to tender his resignation, highly placed ...
MoS home Reddy reviews security situation along border with senior BSF officers in Jammu | India News – Times of India
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MoS home Reddy reviews security situation along border with senior BSF officers in Jammu | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: G Kishan Reddy, minister of state (Home) on Friday visited Border Security force (BSF) Frontier HQ Jammu and reviewed security situation along the International Border (IB) with senior BSF officers in Jammu. “On his arrival, the union minister was received by N S Jamwal, IG FTR Jammu and later he chaired a meeting with FTR IG and other BSF Officers,” PRO BSF said. He said, “Firstly he paid his tribute to the Martyrs of the BSF who had made supreme sacrifice for unity and integrity of the Country and later addressed a Prahari Sammelan, where about 250 BSF Officers and other personnel were present.” “Speaking on the occasion, Union minister Reddy lauded the capabilities of BSF personnel who work in different conditions, be it snowbound areas, or hot desert terrain, or difficult are...
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Rawat returns to Dehradun, likely to submit resignation soon | India News – Times of India
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Uttarakhand CM Tirath Rawat returns to Dehradun, likely to submit resignation soon | India News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat returned to Dehradun on Friday evening and is expected to submit his resignation to governor Baby Rani Maurya soon, sources have confirmed to TOI. He has also called a press conference at media centre of Uttarakhand Secretariat at 9:30pm on Friday. Sources said that the CM may meet the governor before addressing the press conference. Rawat was hastily summoned by the BJP leadership to Delhi on Wednesday morning soon after the BJP’s Chintan Shivir concluded on Tuesday in Ramnagar near Nainital. After a late-night meeting with BJP chief JP Nadda and home minister Amit Shah, he was scheduled to return on Thursday evening. However, he was asked to stay back. He met Nadda again on Friday morning before leaving for the state capital. Aft...
उत्तराखंड के CM तीरथ सिंह रावत 3 दिन से दिल्ली में, अटकलें तेज वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर
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उत्तराखंड के CM तीरथ सिंह रावत 3 दिन से दिल्ली में, अटकलें तेज वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

उत्तराखंड के मुख्यमंत्री तीरथ सिंह रावत तीन दिन से दिल्ली में हैं. उन्होंने अपने दिल्ली दौरे के पहले ही दिन भाजपा अध्यक्ष जेपी नड्डा और केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री अमित शाह से मुलाकात की थी. इसके बाद से वे दिल्ली में ही रुके हुए हैं, लेकिन किसी से मुलाकात नहीं कर रहे हैं. तीरथ सिंह रावत को लेकर अटकलों का बाजार गरम है. Source link ...