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'Giant slayers' rewarded with ministerial berths in Modi cabinet

New Delhi: The Modi government has rewarded MPs who defeated political heavyweights in their respective parliamentary constituencies with their induction in the Union Council of Ministers. The front-runner for a cabinet berth is Smriti Zubin Irani, who defeated Rahul Gandhi in a closely fought election in Gandhis’ family bastion Amethi, has been inducted as a […]

Sushma, several others dropped from new Modi government

New Delhi: In a major surprise, Sushma Swaraj, one of the senior-most leaders of the BJP, was among several ministers of the previous Council of Ministers to be omitted from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government which was sworn-in on Thursday. Also missing in the new Council of Ministers were Suresh Prabhu, J.P. Nadda, Uma […]

Modi cabinet: Shah to get Finance, Rajnath MHA, Jaishankar MEA

New Delhi: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his 57-member council of ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, it is learnt that several of the top ministers have been given the following portfolios: *PM Modi will be in charge of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; […]