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Vajpayee-era footprint shrinks in Modi 2.0

New Delhi: Among the 24 Cabinet ministers who were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind, only four were part of NDA-I, signalling further shrinking of the Atal-Advani impression on the Modi government. Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prahlad Patel, who are part of Modi 2.0, are the last remnants of […]

Modi keeps promise, creates Jal Shakti ministry

New Delhi: Delivering his first election promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday constituted a Ministry for “Jal Shakti” and appointed Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as its Minister. The newly-created Ministry will replace the previous Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry. It would ensure optimal utilisation of water. Addressing an election rally in Ramanathapuram […]

'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 […]

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; […]