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Jagdish Khehar takes oath as 44th Chief Justice of India

New Delhi: Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar on Wednesday assumed the office of Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the tenure of Justice TS Thakur ended yesterday. On December 19, President Pranab Mukherjee had cleared the name of Justice Khehar. 64-year-old Justice Khehar, who was sworn in by Mukherjee, will be the 44th Chief Justice of India and will hold the post of seven months. The Supreme Court yesterday once again dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Justice Khehar as the next CJI, saying, it is in the public interestRead More

Nalanda University Chancellor George Yeo quits in protest

New Delhi: In a huge embarrassment for the Indian government, former Singapore foreign minister George Yeo, the second chancellor of Nalanda University after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, on Friday resigned from the post saying the university’s autonomy was being affected as he was “not even given notice” of leadership changes in the institution. “The circumstances under which the leadership change in Nalanda University has been suddenly and summarily effected is disturbing and possibly harmful to the university’s development,” Mr Yeo said in a statement to the members of the earlierRead More

Shiv Sena seeks another President term for Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi. Pitching for a second term for President Pranab Mukherjee, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Friday asserted that Mr Mukherjee has proved to be “best President” and nobody can doubt his capabilities. The Congress, however, said the party high command will take a call on the issue. “In the last five years, he has shown that he is a capable and a non-controversial President, who is well-versed in national and international affairs,” said Shiv Sena’s leader Sanjay Raut adding that he will meet Mr Mukherjee next week. MrRead More

India to examine Ghana’s civil nuclear cooperation request

New Delhi: India has, in principle, agreed to look into Ghana’s request for cooperation in civil nuclear energy field, President Pranab Mukherjee said today as he wrapped up his six-day visit to three African countries which he said will “reinvigorate” the already “strong and time-tested” bonds with them. “Although the details are yet to be worked out, in principle, we have agreed that we will examine civil nuclear cooperation,” he said on the question of proposal from Ghana seeking cooperation in the field of civil nuclear energy. The President said,Read More

‘The ghost of Aam Aadmi Party is haunting PM Narendra Modi’

New Delhi: Miffed on President Pranab Mukherjee’s rejection of Delhi government’s bill on appointment of Parliamentary Secretaries, Arvind Kejriwal has started training his gun at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Alleging that PM Modi is not allowing AAP government to function, Kejriwal said, “PM Modi is afraid of Aam Aadami Party. PM Modi has AAP-phobia and it’s haunting him like a nightmare.” PM is trying to disqualify his MLs to defunct his government, he added. The BJP has said it’s Mr Kejriwal’s “frustration speaking.” The party’s Ramesh Bidhuri said dismissively, “ArvindRead More

President Pranab Mukherjee signs ordinance keeping state boards out of NEET this year

New Delhi: After raising queries, President Pranab Mukherjee today signed the ordinance to keep state boards out of the common entrance test (NEET) for MBBS and dental courses for this year. The President promulgated the ordinance this morning after Health Ministry officials returned with the file addressing all the queries raised by him, official sources said. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was at the President’s Secretariat early this morning along with top Health Ministry officials to respond to clarifications sought by the President on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).Read More

CM welcomes President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Bhopal airport

Bhopal. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Raja Bhoj airport here today. The Chief Minister greeted the President with a bouquet. Those present on the occasion included Higher Education Minister Shri Umashankar Gupta, former Union Minister Shri Suresh Pachouri, Chief Secretary Shri Anthony de Sa, DGP Shri Surendra Sinh, Divisional Commissioner Shri S.B. Singh, IG Shri Yogesh Choudhary, other distinguished citizens and officers. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

President to inaugurate Counter-Terrorism Conference in Jaipur

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Counter-Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur tomorrow. The two-day event is being organised by India Foundation, led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya Doval, in collaboration with the Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur. The conference will bring together counter-terrorism practitioners, policy makers and intellectuals from India and abroad. The first Counter-Terrorism Conference was held in March 2015 in Jaipur. Share +1 Tweet PinShares 0

President Pranab Mukherjee to visit West Godavari on 25th December

Rajahmundry: President Pranab Mukherjee, currently on a southern sojourn, will visit West Godavari district on December 25 and participate in a number of programmes there. West Godavari District Collector K Bhaskar yesterday said the administration has made tight security arrangements for the President’s visit. The Collector, accompanied by senior police officials, reviewed security arrangements at places where Mukherjee will be visiting. One of the places is Ai Bhimavaram town, where the President will inaugurate the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Veda Pathsala (Vedic school) and also attend a small gathering, he said.Read More

Japanese Prime Minister meets President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met President Pranab Mukherjee today. Abe arrived here yesterday on a three-day official visit. “Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan called on President Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (Saturday),” the official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan said. “Furthering a close and reliable partnership PM Abe Shinzo calls on President Pranab Mukherjee,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Today Prime Minister Modi also met Shinzo Abe  and said, “Today, there is a ‘Make In India’ movement in Japan. I have been toldRead More