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22 September, 2017 3:53 PM Govt shuffles top civil servants

The government has effected a shuffle of top civil servants, appointing G. Kamala Vardhana Rao as Principal Secretary, Public Works, and asking M.G. Rajamanickam to focus entirely on the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). Mr. Rajamanickam has been divested of his responsibility as managing director of the Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) 21

3 September, 2017 10:31 AM Cabinet reshuffle: Alphons Kannanthanam appointed a MoS in ministry of IT

NEW DELHI: Former Kerala IAS officer Alphons Kannanthanam, has been appointed as minister of state in the ministry of electronics and IT. The 65 year old Kannanthanam is a former DDA commissioner and popularly known as Delhi’s Demolition man for his activist stance that led to removal of around 15,000 illegal buildings in the national capital. In a major 42

3 September, 2017 6:22 AM Four Union ministers, Goyal, Pradhan, Naqvi, Sitharaman, promoted to Cabinet rank

Four Union ministers were promoted to Cabinet rank and nine new ministers were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday. Those who got a promotion and were sworn in are Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. NEW DELHI: Four Union ministers were promoted to Cabinet rank and nine new ministers were sworn in by President 69

2 September, 2017 7:49 PM Cabinet reshuffle: PM Modi to recast team with nine new faces

The new inductions include four former civil servants and seem to reflect a mix of caste equations. There are three Brahmins, two Rajputs, one Dalit, one Jat, one Christian and one Sikh. Rajyavardhan Rathore and Jitendra Singh are being considered for more significant assignments in keeping with their record as diligent and competent ministers. NEW DELHI 71

31 August, 2017 4:00 PM Bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Kumar DFS secretary; Anita Karwal CBSE chief

NEW DELHI: Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS) while Anita Karwal was named CBSE chairperson as part of a major reshuffle effected today. As many as 17 civil servants were appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments. Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer 26

29 August, 2017 7:15 AM Afghan officials: suicide bombing in Kabul kills 5 people

KABUL: Afghan officials say a suicide bombing has killed at least five people in a busy commercial area in central Kabul, not far from the U.S. Embassy. Basir Mujahid, spokesman for the Kabul police chief, says Tuesday’s explosion likely targeted a branch of the privately owned Kabul Bank. The U.S. Embassy compound is located about 500 meters (yards) 24

20 July, 2017 1:55 AM Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a source close to MbN, as he is known, the king ordered him to step aside in favour 64

17 July, 2017 2:30 PM Whistleblower DIG Roopa shunted: Transfer of officials and prisoners will derail probe into shady dealings

In attacking IPS Roopa, the Karnataka government has laid bare its fear of honest and upright officers who speak up against abuse of power. More importantly, it shows just how deficient the system is in protecting them The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka has ordered the transfer of IPS officer and DIG (Prisons) D Roopa, who blew the whistle 134

2 July, 2017 10:52 PM Goa: Amit Shah in dock for holding meeting at Dabolim airport

A lawyer-activist has filed a complaint against BJP president Amit Shah and Goa CM Manohar Parrikar terming the meet as "gross abuse of power". A day after BJP president Amit Shah addressed a public meeting at the Goa airport complex, a lawyer-activist has filed a complaint against party chief and Manohar Parrikar terming the meet as "gross abuse of power" 92

21 June, 2017 8:28 PM Saudi king names son as heir to throne

The decision settles what many analysts had described as a power struggle between Prince Mohammed Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was named to replace his cousin as heir to the throne in a shake-up that consolidates the 31-year-old leader’s power in the world’s biggest oil exporter. The king’s decision to elevate his son, who already 77