Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Pradhan, Goyal, Sitharaman and Naqvi take oath as cabinet ministers

Modi Cabinet Reshuffle LIVE Updates: Nirmala Sitharaman Takes Over Defence Ministry Modi Cabinet 3.0 - 9 Ministers Take Oath; 4 Others Elevated
Orlando Vargas | 07 September, 2017, 02:13

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).

Recommended

Congress returns to Washington with agenda upended by Harvey 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 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.

Florida preps for mass evacuations, braces for possible gridlock Florida preps for mass evacuations, braces for possible gridlock Some 40,000 people live in the French part of Saint Martin, with around the same number estimated to live on the Dutch side. The French government said earlier it was anxious about thousands of people who had refused to seek shelter on the islands.

Henry County police respond to escaped tiger 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.

Facebook Is Big, But It Can't Reach Young People Who Don't Exist Facebook Is Big, But It Can't Reach Young People Who Don't Exist For its part, Facebook says that its own population metrics differ from census data because it counts non-citizens in its data. In November, Facebook launched a blog called Metrics FYI to share updates and corrections for its data.

Eagle Creek trail hiker heard 'loud bang,' saw smoke 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 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.

Sanders brushes off Clinton criticism: 'Look forward and not backward' Sanders brushes off Clinton criticism: 'Look forward and not backward' She also writes that Sanders resorted to "innuendo and impugning my character". She said that following that advice made her feel she was "in a straitjacket".

Dior and Gucci ban super-skinny models 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.

New Huawei Mate 10 with Kirin 970 processor to be announced soon New Huawei Mate 10 with Kirin 970 processor to be announced soon Huawei's presentation at the IFA 2017 also confirmed an earlier rumored unveiling event schedule for the Huawei Mate 10 Series. What we do know for sure about the dual cameras is that it will be co-engineered by German camera maker Leica .

Tropical Storms Jose, Katia now hurricanes 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.

United States seeks to cut off oil to North Korea, blacklist Kim Jong United States  seeks to cut off oil to North Korea, blacklist Kim Jong Mr Trump said on Tuesday he would allow South Korea and Japan to spend billions on US-constructed military equipment. He said earlier Japan was also gathering information on North Korea's electromagnetic pulse attack development.

United States military apologises for 'offensive' leaflets distributed in Afghanistan United States  military apologises for 'offensive' leaflets distributed in Afghanistan The incident triggered large demonstrations in Kabul and other provinces in which several people were killed. The US has had trouble upsetting locals with insensitive behavior before.

US Canadian Dollar Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: Sell The USD/CAD Rally US Canadian Dollar Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: Sell The USD/CAD Rally As it happens, Statistics Canada reported weak trade results just before the release of the Bank of Canada's decision. Consumer spending remains robust, underpinned by continued solid employment and income growth.

Back in the Big Apple: Jets sign WR Jeremy Kerley 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.