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13 July, 2014 4:19 PM NDA govt kicks off secretary-level appointments

NEW DELHI: In the first secretary-level appointments by the Narendra Modi government, Rakesh Garg was named the new telecom secretary on Sunday while Jugal Kishore Mohapatra is to be secretary in the fertilizers ministry. Ahead of his departure for Brazil for the BRICS summit, Prime Minister Modi cleared fresh appointments for various ministries 42

13 July, 2014 3:53 PM Names of Five New Governors Finalised: Sources

New Delhi: Names of five senior BJP leaders, including former Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, have been firmed up by the government for appointment as Governors in states including Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, highly placed sources said on Saturday. Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker Kesri Nath Tripathi, senior BJP leader from Delhi V K Malhotra, former 29

11 July, 2014 1:07 PM 'Can't Treat Us Like This': In Governors vs Government Row, a Sixth Resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Mizoram governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was upset at being transferred "without notice", resigned on Friday, adding to the growing tally of UPA-era governors to exit since the Narendra Modi government took charge in May. Mr Purushothaman had refused to take charge as Nagaland governor after his transfer to make way for Kamla 36

11 July, 2014 5:58 AM In Governor vs Government Row, the Sixth Resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Mizoram governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was upset at being transferred to Nagaland, resigned on Friday, adding to the growing tally of UPA-era governors to exit since the Narendra Modi government took charge in May. Mr Purushothaman had refused to take charge as Nagaland governor after his transfer to make way for Kamla Beniwal 40

11 July, 2014 5:23 AM Unhappy over transfer, Mizoram Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman resigns

Thiruvananthapuram: Mizoram governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was upset at being transferred to Nagaland without being consulted, resigned on Friday, adding to the growing tally of UPA-era governors to exit since the Narendra Modi government took charge in May. Mr Purushothaman was transferred last Sunday to make way for Kamla Beniwal, who was shifted 35

11 July, 2014 5:02 AM Vakkom Purushothaman to Resign as Nagaland Governor

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Mizoram Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was transferred to Nagaland by the National Demovratic Alliance or NDA government, has decided to resign from the post. Mr Purushothaman said he would convey his decision to resign to the Centre. Talking to reporters on his arrival in last evening, Mr Purushothaman, a veteran Congress 36

9 July, 2014 4:59 PM Kamla Beniwal Sworn-In as 12th Governor of Mizoram

Aizawl, Mizoram: Dr Kamla Beniwal was sworn-in as the 12th Governor of Mizoram on Wednesday, hours after her predecessor Vakkom B. Purushothaman left the state. On behalf of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Abhya Manohar Sapre, Justice B.K. Sharma administered the oath of office to the first woman governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan 40

9 July, 2014 4:53 PM Kamla Beniwal Sworn-In as New Mizoram Governor

Aizawl: Dr Kamla Beniwal was today sworn-in as the 12th Governor of Mizoram, hours after her predecessor Vakkom B. Purushothaman left the state. On behalf of Gauhati High Court Chief Justice Abhya Manohar Sapre, Justice B.K. Sharma administered the oath of office to the first woman governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl 32

7 July, 2014 5:02 AM Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, Who Took on Narendra Modi, Shifted

New Delhi: Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal, who shared an uneasy relationship with Narendra Modi when he was the state's Chief Minister, has been shifted to Mizoram in the new government's latest strike on UPA-appointees in the top office. Ms Beniwal's tenure ends in November. The 87-year-old's stint in Gujarat saw several confrontations with the state 28

6 July, 2014 11:06 PM Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal moved to Mizoram

NEW DELHI: In a clear signal to nudge holdout governors who have refused to resign, the NDA government on Sunday transferred Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal to Mizoram, while Rajasthan governor Margaret Alva was given additional charge of Gujarat. A major controversy had erupted between Beniwal and Narendra Modi when the governor appointed Justice (retd) 23