LJP patriarch and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan urged Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to arrange training and scholarship for her.
With elections due in Bihar later this year; and by-elections in Madhya Pradesh to determine the future of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, one argument is that the party revamp would happen only after a Cabinet expansion.
On Thursday, Fadnavis interacted with Delhi media on a web platform, during which he blamed the Uddhav Thackeray government’s ‘lack of initiatives’ for not bringing investment, and rubbished Thackeray’s call for sons of the soil to take up jobs of migrant workers who had returned home.
D K Shivakumar has announced a yatra across Karnataka to reach out to the “common man whose trials and tribulations should be heard and addressed” during Covid-19 crisis.
Uttar Pradesh's MSME minister, Sidharth Nath Singh, held a series of video conferences with businessmen and diplomats to invite manufacturers to set up base in Uttar Pradesh. The efforts seem to be bearing fruit.
Government has brought back roughly 17,500 Indians stranded abroad on Vande Bharat flights. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is one of them. Arora left for the US in the first week of March on a personal visit.
After MHA guidelines on the next phase of lockdown came out, there was a buzz in Railways over whether there was enough leeway to run more trains. Voices from within the system favoured running some 500 regular, multi-class trains daily as commercial services so that those stranded could go home in larger numbers.
Sources said that Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda wanted him to address village panchayats again about guidelines on quarantine and social distancing; MoS Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy suggested that Modi address self help groups, teachers, workers.
In a meeting of BJP general secretaries with party president J P Nadda Thursday, the topic of discussion was how party cadres could help migrant workers struggling to reach homes.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla met at Uparashtrapathi Niwas on Wednesday on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the first sittings of both Houses of Parliament on May 13, 1952.
Warning China, the MP from Behrampore, West Bengal, had tweeted on Monday: “Be careful China, Indian forces know how to defang the venomous snakes like you, entire world is watching the sinister design of yellow expansionist. I would suggest the govt to accord diplomatic recognition to Taiwan without much delay.”
At PM Narendra Modi's video-conference with chief ministers, the biggest challenge seemed to be time management.
Nitish Kumar has an unenviable task of not only managing the pandemic but also striking the political balance of the alliance in the state.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presided over the first-ever virtual executive council meet of Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis Friday.
Prasad tried to explain that there is prohibition in Bihar, and that liquor outlets cannot thus be opened in the state, but the callers insisted that the order came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, and that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar could not ignore it.
In an order issued by the training directorate of BSF, all frontier headquarters have been asked to nominate the most obese DIG in their ranks for a weight-loss programme.
Despite insistence from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC that the West Bengal government has brought in transparency on the statistics on COVID-19 cases, the BJP is in no mood to agree.
While many leaders described it as a deft political move, some are wondering whether she was inspired by D K Shivakumar, president of the Karnataka unit of the Congress.
J P Nadda, who was appointed BJP chief a couple of months before the lockdown kicked in, has not halted his political work.
The Congress party has extensively circulated a song that severely criticises Scindia for his “betrayal”. Party leaders say the recorded song is played in all 25 constituencies of the state to remind people of “what he has done to the Congress”.