Manohar Lal Khattar, a 60-year-old RSS man and first-time legislator, will be Haryana's new chief minister. He was elected at a meeting of the BJP's new MLAs on Tuesday, edging out other contenders like Captain Abhimanyu, a Jat leader.
BJP chief Amit Shah has re-allocated the responsibility of some major states to senior party functionaries, handing the charge of crucial state Uttar Pradesh to Om Mathur, a trusted aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In the age of e-mails, the postman could be relevant again. As part of its Digital India programme, the Narendra Modi government plans to tie up with major e-retailers like Flipkart, Snapdeal and Myntra for them to use the postal department's services to deliver consumer goods in remote areas of the country
Replies to Right to Information or RTI queries to various ministries will be posted online and can be accessed by anyone, the government has said, giving a new twist to its predecessor UPA's showpiece measure.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has never suggested that it is reluctant to reveal the names of Indians who allegedly have undeclared income parked in foreign bank accounts. "The Congress will be embarrassed by the names when we reveal them in court," said Mr Jaitley in an exclusive interview to NDTV today.
India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of "pain" if it continues to violate the ceasefire along the Kashmir border. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told NDTV it's up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of talks.
The e-auction of coal blocks for private companies today got the nod from President Pranab Mukherjee who promulgated an ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet in the backdrop of Supreme Court order quashing 214 coal blocks to companies since 1993.
The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI today filed a "detailed and comprehensive" revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC Parakh and others.