Janata Dal-United supremo Sharad Yadav believes that the newly-appointed members of the Cabinet need to fulfill the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2014 electoral campaign. Her father, Narayanan Sitharaman worked in the Railways while her mother, Savitri, was a homemaker and a great lover of books. The prime minster can have a maximum 81 ministers.
To a query over the opposition's criticism of her working as commerce minister, the BJP leader said she was neither averse nor frightened by criticism.
Jaitley also rejected the Congress' allegation that Modi does not trust his political colleagues, which is why he had inducted so many ex-bureaucrats into the council of ministers.
Seen as a possible CM face for BJP in Odisha, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan has delivered on schemes like Pahal and Ujjwala - the latter viewed as a factor that worked with poor households receiving cooking gas in the UP elections.
Missing Teen Found, Reunited With Family
She reportedly agreed to get into his auto , and he drove her to his home, where Josh Holby also lives. Police believe releasing the names of those arrested could jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
Angry Birds Maker Rovio Planning IPO
The gaming app, which was released in 2009, allows players to sling virtual birds at enemy pigs to save their eggs. Ultimately, the business shifted from pay-to-play, where players buy the video game, to a free-to-play model.
Catalan parliament passes 'illegal' referendum bill
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on Spain's constitutional court to nullify the bill the moment it was agreed. The parliament chair on Wednesday rejected complaints by opposition parties about alleged procedural flaws.
The ministry was once again allotted as additional charge to Jaitley and that's how it has been for six months now. Alphons is the second BJP man from Kerala to get a place in the Union Ministry after party veteran O Rajagopal who served under Atal Behari Vajpayee. The other consistent increase has been in the number of ministers with more than one portfolio, both at the cabinet and at the minister of state level.
One won't be surprised if Parakala stakes claim for the Rajya Sabha ticket in the coming years! Virendra Kumar from Madhya Pradesh, Ananthkumar Hegde from Karnataka and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat from Rajasthan represent states where elections will be held soon. In the process, the first time MP has leapfrogged over senior party colleagues in the Cabinet. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore got a promotion when he was given the portfolio of Youth Affairs and Sports with Independence charge which was taken away from Vijay Goel.
IFS officer Hardeep Puri was given independent charge of housing and urban affairs, a ministry that was under Venkaiah Naidu earlier. Modi resisted Gadkari's demand and has now given him additional charge of water resources. Bharti was given a much weakened ministry of drinking water and sanitation. But by that logic, if Suresh Prabhu was shifted out of the railways because of a string of train accidents under his watch, how he could still be retained in the cabinet is a matter to ponder. Earlier, Santosh Gangwar was the MoS in the same ministry.
Mahesh Sharma has to give away the portfolio of tourism (independent).
A small, bipartisan package has a far better shot at getting through the House and Senate after Republicans' previous failures. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee plans four health care hearings - with the first one Wednesday.
Also, he said his Government has an "open mind" to an investigation by the CBI, a demand made by the slain journalist's family. She demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should look into the matter and provide answers for the attacks.
But independent analyses of tax plans Trump has released have found that they would largely benefit the wealthy. Both the powers of the president and the broader government on the economy are "quite limited", Blinder said.
Through July the deficit with China climbed to $204.2 billion, almost 7 percent higher than the first seven months of 2016. The Commerce Department said the trade deficit widened to $43.7 billion in July from a revised $43.5 billion in June.
These new microSDXC cards will be available in 64GB and 128 GB sizes and will feature the Nintendo Switch logo on them. The new partnership that Nintendo has established seems to be a try to take more money from the users.
Of course, they're paying you to take down Big Ben and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and it all starts with a good rush", he said. It now, however, remains to be seen whether or not Garrett's ankle will allow him to be a part of that effort on Sunday.
EDT, after the company announced a retail partnership with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) to sell smart home products. Shares of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ) have jumped Wednesday, up by 5% as of 12:20 p.m.
Post Baahubali-The Conclusion, All eyes are on Prabhas and they would like to know every update of his latest film. Saaho will be Shraddha's first Telugu movie and at the same time Prabhas's first one in Hindi as well.
Congress returns to Washington with agenda upended by Harvey
These questions could be answered when House and Senate tax committee leaders release their detailed framework later this month. He also pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, despite his conviction for contempt in a case linked to racial profiling.
Ezekiel Elliott suspension appeal
District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III will determine if the suspension can be postponed while he reviews the petition. The NFL said there was evidence Elliott "used physical force" on a woman he had been romantically involved with.
Henry County police respond to escaped tiger
A tiger was reportedly on the loose in a metro Atlanta neighborhood, and authorities still aren't quite sure where it came from. Brittney Speck, the homeowner in question, awoke to high-beam lights shining through her windows at shortly before 6:30 a.m.
Eagle Creek trail hiker heard 'loud bang,' saw smoke
The Eagle Creek fire started Saturday along the Eagle Creek trail, southeast of Cascade Locks and about 50 miles east of Portland. Hundreds of homes have been evacuated so far in OR and neighboring Washington state, and officials say more could be coming.
Mobile will give you free Netflix from September 12
If customers have or want the premium Netflix subscription, they pay an additional $2 dollars on their wireless bill. NOTE: If the two lines are for a pair of users that are 55-years of age or older, the price is $60 a month, total.
Dior and Gucci ban super-skinny models
The industry has drawn severe criticism for promoting an environment that nearly encourages eating disorders, Reuters reported. One of the other brands covered is LVMH's Louis Vuitton , which was criticised by a model in May over her treatment.
Tropical Storms Jose, Katia now hurricanes
Strengthening is forecast and Katia could become a hurricane before it approaches the coast of Veracruz in a couple of days. Jose is in the Atlantic, and is expected to turn more to the north later in the week from its current westward track.
Back in the Big Apple: Jets sign WR Jeremy Kerley
Jeremy Kerley has reportedly agreed on a one-year deal with the New York Jets , Adam Schefter of ESPN reports . Kerley was originally drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2011 National Football League draft.