President names new Governors for five States in a major reshuffle

In a major reshuffle, President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed new Governors for five States based on the recommendations of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. Surprisingly, Tamilnadu BJP chief Tamilisai Soundararajan has been named the Governor of Telangana. Continue Reading

J&K: Modi govt scraps Art 370, bifurcates State into 2 Union territories

Sending a strong signal to separatists, unfriendly neighbours and so-called super powers, the BJP-led Central government today moved a resolution to scrap Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir, which gives special status to the restive State. Continue Reading

Maiden session of 17th Lok Sabha begins; PM, Members take oath

Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced here today. Continue Reading

Rajni, Kamal Haasan invited for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

The top stars of Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, have been invited for the 30 May swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister for a second term, sources close to the stars said. Continue Reading

AIADMK moves HC, seeks stay on cancellation of LS polls in Vellore

A petition filed by AIADMK alliance candidate A C Shanmugam, seeking a stay on the cancellation of Vellore Lok Sabha election, came up for hearing in the Madras High Court today. Continue Reading

Lokpal members take oath of office

All eight newly-appointed members of anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal today took oath of office.
They were administered the oath by Lokpal chairperson Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, officials said. Continue Reading

President takes part in Mahashivaratri celebrations at Isha

Mahashivaratri is “one of the most endearing, enduring and significant festivals,” said President Ram Nath Kovind addressing lakhs of devotees in front of the 112 foot Adiyogi statue at the Isha Yoga Centre at the foothills of Vellingiri. Continue Reading

India loves peace but its armed forces are ready to face any situation: Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind today said though India is a nation that loves peace, its armed forces are ready to face any situation. This is being viewed as his warning to Pakistan in the wake of the recent tension between the two countries. Continue Reading