With PM Narendra Modi set to leave for China for BRICS summit on September 3 and return only on September 7 when the inauspicious "Pitru Paksh" would have got underway, it is widely expected that the cabinet rejig would happen before he departs.
Republic TV has reported that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis may get a Cabinet berth and sources said that he has agreed to the proposal.
Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar is speculated to be the choice for urban development, which has been handled by rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar as his additional charge since N Venkaiah Naidu's elevation as vice-president. The environment ministry was reassigned as additional charge after the death of minister Anil Dave.
In a tweet by the Congress official handle, a poll was launched asking, "Which Prime Minister demonetised notes in 2016, causing a loss of trillions of rupees to the nation?" and giving the options of Morarji Desai, Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh and AB Vajpayee. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu, who had offered to resign in the wake of recent train accidents could be on his way out too.
The ministers who are holding dual portfolios such as Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani, Harsh Vadhan are likely to be relieved from one ministry. He later became the chief minister of the state.
Agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh is also expected to go, because of the Madhya Pradesh farmer protests. Union minister Kalraj Mishra may also be dropped and given a place in one of the governors' houses.
The new faces likely to join the union government include Bhupendra Yadav, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, both Rajya Sabha members, Satyapal Singh, Prahlad Patel, Mahesh Girri and Harish Dwivedi (all members of Lok Sabha). This was followed late on Thursday evening by a slew of Union ministers who offered their resignations.
If sources are to be believed, the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) carried out a detailed audit of performance of Cabinet ministers.
BJP chief Amit Shah has held several meetings over the past few days and today met with eight ministers though Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the agenda was only the Gujarat polls later this year.
The White House had said that transgender people would be allowed to continue serving until Mattis had completed such an analysis. Civil liberties groups have already challenged the president's ban, and are taking the president to court.
The brand new Rs 1000 currency notes are printed by printing presses at Mysore and Salboni with improved security features. A collateral damage as a result of rise in printing and other cost was dividend RBI pays to the government.
The new viral app that allows people to receive anonymous messages has already gained a lot of attention due to cyberbullying . The app interactions also involved privilege escalation which is a phase wherein sensitive information is prone to get leaked.
He had won the annulled poll by 54 per cent, polling 8,203,290 votes against Mr Odinga's 6,762, 224 (44.74 per cent). In a televised address to the nation, Kenyatta said he disagreed with the court's ruling but would respect it.
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The center says Harvey has sustained wind speeds of 130 miles per hour (209kph) as the powerful storm churns off the Texas coast. Houston Independent School District has cancelled Monday classes. "There's definitely more of a ramped up effort", she said.
The Indian economy has slowed down further compared with the preceding quarter when it had posted a 6.1 per cent growth rate. The drop in growth was even sharper compared to the like quarter a year ago when the country's GDP grew at 7.9 per cent.
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USA broadcaster CBS agrees to buy Network Ten
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