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Kamal Nath to take oath as CM of Madhya Pradesh on Dec 17

Bhopal, Dec 14: Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath said on Friday he will take oath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Lal Parade Ground here around 1.30 pm, Nath told reporters outside Raj Bhavan.

Nath, along with senior Congress leaders, including Digvijay Singh, Vivek Tankha and others met...

KCR's son Rama Rao appointed working president of TRS

Hyderabad, Dec 14: A day after he was sworn in as the chief minister, Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday appointed his son and former minister KT Rama Rao as the outfit's working president.

According a press release from KCR's office, Rama Rao's appointment was necessitated as Chandrasekhar Rao will have to concentrate on national politics...

SC dismisses petitions seeking direction to CBI to register FIR in alleged Rafale scam

New Delhi, Dec 14: The Supreme Court Friday gave the Narendra Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the deal.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there was no...

'Govt ready to pay political price for tough decisions'

Mumbai, Dec 14: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said his government is ready to "pay a political price" for stringent decisions like demonetisation and the GST, even as he admitted there is an agricultural crisis and rural distress in the country.

He also hoped the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections won't be the same as the...

Finance minister Arun Jaitley admits to '2-3 areas of differences' between Centre, RBI

Mumbai, Dec 14: Finance minister Arun Jaitley Thursday admitted there were two-three areas of differences with the Reserve Bank (RBI), but questioned how a mere discussion on its functioning could be considered "destruction" of an institution.

Under attack politically for creating circumstances that led to the resignation of Urjit Patel as the central bank's Governor, Jaitley listed out a...

We have spent over Rs 5,200-cr for ads in media since 2014-15: Modi govt

New Delhi, Dec 13: The central government has spent over Rs 5,200 crore in advertisements through electronic, print and other media since 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed today.

This was stated by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in a written reply to a question.

Giving the details, the minister said Rs 979.78 crore was...

KCR takes oath as Telangana CM; Mahmood Ali likely to retain DyCM post

Hyderabad, Dec 13: TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao, who led his party to a massive victory in the December 7 assembly elections, was sworn-in Thursday as the chief minister of Telangana for a second straight term.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor E S L Narasimhan at a simple...

Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Mehul Choksi: CBI

New Delhi, Dec 13: The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against absconding billionaire Mehul Choksi, who is accused of cheating state-run Punjab National Bank to the tune of Rs 13,000 crore in alleged collusion with his nephew Nirav Modi, officials said Thursday.

Choksi, who escaped in the first week of January this year after he...

Editor's Guild suspends memberships of MJ Akbar, Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, Dec 13: The Editors Guild of India on Wednesday suspended the memberships of former Union minister M J Akbar and ex-Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal over allegations of sexual misconduct.

The move comes weeks after the Guild put out an updated list of its members, which included the names of Akbar, Tejpal and senior journalist Gautam...

Taking inputs from party workers on CM candidates: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 13: Amid hectic deliberations and lobbying for selection of chief ministers in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh, Congress president Rahul Gandhisaid on Thursday that the party was taking inputs from MLAs and workers and the names will be declared soon.

Gandhi held hectic deliberations with Congress workers earlier at his residence ahead of selecting the party's...