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Modi cabinet to be expanded before budget session

Modi cabinet to be expanded before budget session

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to undertake the first cabinet expansion next month when he inducts ministers to specifically deal with the portfolios of defence, law and justice, and environment and forests, reports The Times of India. Though these portfolios are important and require full-time attention, they in the current scheme have...

Sushma Swaraj India's next foreign minister?

Sushma Swaraj India's next foreign minister?

Sushma Swaraj is likely to be sworn in as the next foreign minister of India, sources here said ahead of PM-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, reports The Times of India. As expected, senior leader Arun Jaitley will head finance ministry with additional charge of corporate affairs. According to sources, corporate affairs ministry may eventually be merged with the finance ministry. BJP president Rajnath Singh will head the Union home ministry. As home minister he will also be responsible for internal security. It was being speculated earlier that a separate ministry could be created for internal security. There...

Modi's cabinet

Modi's cabinet

Narendra Modi's council of ministers is the leanest ever with 44 members. India’s next Home Minister Rajnath Singh, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has taken oath as a cabinet minister immediately after Modi. Next up was Sushma Swaraj who will be External Affairs minister. She will be assisted by former Army Chief General...

Mamata attacking Modi to woo Bangladeshi infiltrators: BJP

Mamata attacking Modi to woo Bangladeshi infiltrators: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley, candidate in West Bengal for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, yesterday termed “illegal infiltrators from Bangladesh” as the “mainstay” of electoral calculations for its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Jaitley made the comment ahead of the last phase of polling in West Bengal, local daily Indian Express reports today. Mentioning Mamata,...

Manmohan to retire after polls

Manmohan to retire after polls

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced that he will not stay in the post if his party wins the next election, due in the summer. He said he would "hand over the baton to a new PM". Singh has been India's PM for the past decade, heading a coalition government led by the Congress party.

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