Sep 06 2017
As a precursor to the mega exercise, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Sanjeev Balyan, and Faggan Singh Kulaste resigned from the Council of Ministers on Thursday.
Apart from holding talks with the PM on the Cabinet reshuffle, the BJP president met several party leaders, to strategies for the Gujarat Assembly polls where the party aims to win 150 out of the 182 Assembly seats and score the fifth consecutive victory.
A rejig of the government has been due for months now, especially after vacancies and transformed alliances.
Before nine new ministers took their oath today, they were told by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that they "have been chosen with great consideration, so now please perform". The rest of the dropped ministers are also likely to be given organisational responsibilities. President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit Tirupati on Friday and will return to Delhi on Saturday afternoon, making September 2 the most likely date for the reshuffle.
Modi Ministry Reshuffle: 'P & N' Formula May Decide Fate of Ministers
Railways minister Suresh Prabhu, who had offered to resign in the wake of recent train accidents could be on his way out too. While Piyush Goyal now looks after the Power and Energy ministry, Dharmendra Pradhan has Petroleum ministry.
The Oval evacuated over 'crossbow bolt' in ground
Nobody was hurt, but the game at the Oval ground between Surrey and Middlesex was abandoned as police evacuated the stadium. The players were then told by umpires to immediately leave the field, with many running to the changing rooms.
Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns
The agency never confirmed, and Clarke later stated that he withdrew his name from consideration. Reaction to the resignation of David Clarke as sheriff of Milwaukee County is coming in swift.
"This is a decision by the Prime Minister, the government and the party and we are the soldiers of the party".
Existing ministers Dharmendra Pradhan (petroleum) and Piyush Goyal (power), who have independent charge of their respective ministries, may be elevated to Cabinet positions.
Among ministers holding the additional portfolios include Smriti Irani, who was given the additional charge of Information and Broadcasting, after the elevation of M Venkaiah Naidu to the Vice President's post.
When Jaitley was asked how long he would have dual charge of the finance and defence ministries, he had replied: "At least, I hope, not very long". BJP general secretary (organisation) Ramlal also joined the meeting later. Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan is holding additional charge of the Environment portfolio following the demise of Anil Madhav Dave in May.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu was among the probables to be removed from the Cabinet, considering the resignation offered by him following the back-toback train derailment incidents in UP's Muzaffarnagar and Auriya districts.
Sep 06 2017
USA military options on North Korea 'very ugly'
In 2016, USA companies exported $169.3 billion in goods to China and China exported $478.9 billion in goods to the United States. Security Council is slated to hold an emergency meeting Monday in the wake of North Korea's latest act of aggression.
Sep 04 2017
Fairytale romance: Japanese princess gives up her royal status to marry commoner
They happened to sit nearby at a briefing session on the university's student exchange program, and subsequently began dating. Prince Hisahito is now third in line to the throne after his uncle, Crown Prince Naruhito, and his father Prince Akishino .
Sep 03 2017
Johnson outshines Spieth and McIlroy at TPC Boston
Those heading out to the 12th hole will do a double-take when they see the changes. Jon Rahm also had a 67 that he felt was the best he could have possibly done.
Sep 03 2017
Texas fans throw objects on field during loss to Maryland
The lack of short yardage success was a combination of not establishing a running game and putting too much on Shane Buechele . In the previous three matchups between the Terrapins and Longhorns, Texas outscored Maryland by a combined score of 102-0.
Sep 02 2017
Steven Gerrard backs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to thrive at Liverpool
The FC crew break down Arsenal's inability to add big players and sell unhappy stars during the summer transfer window. And below is a leaked photo of the 24-year-old seemingly completing the formalities while dressed in Liverpool attire.
Sep 02 2017
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Signs for Liverpool
Mustafi could be on his way to Inter Milan on a loan deal with a view to a permanent move next summer, the Daily Mail says. England worldwide left back Kieran Gibbs yesterday joined West Brom on a four-year contract.
Sep 01 2017
Paulo Dybala to Barcelona practically impossible: Focus on Philippe Coutinho
If it closed in July, Coutinho would have continued playing and it would have been gone. Players are human beings and they respond in different ways.
Sep 01 2017
Colonial Pipeline shuts down Line 1 and 2
The facilities in Lake Charles, Louisiana of Colonial Pipeline are temporarily out of service due to the hurricane. Fuel deliveries will be intermittent and depend on its ability to receive supplies from refineries and terminals.
Aug 31 2017
Corinne Olympios Speaks out on 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Jackson and Olympios did not return. "I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4". Corinne Olympios wants DeMario Jackson to know that she's "sorry" for what happened on the " Bachelor In Paradise " island.
Aug 31 2017
Heather Heyer's Mother Honored Her Daughter with a Heartfelt MTV VMAs Speech
Lee - appeared on MTV's Video Music Awards Sunday night to encourage an audience of millions to denounce racism . The Hamilton Mixtape and John Legend both took on the targeting of immigrants .
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Sep 01 2017Pres. Rouhani felicitates Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha
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