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Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa who resigned on July 26 after 2 years in office Bengaluru: Two days after BS Yedyurappa stepped down as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, senior BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai stepped into his shoes. He took oath as the 23rd CM of the state at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning. He...

Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests COVID-19 positive

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, has tested positive for COVID-19. The 61-year-old, who tested positive on Saturday, will be under treatment at the Chirayu Hospital in Bhopal. “I was having COVID-19 symptoms and I have now tested positive. I am following all the guidelines and will quarantine myself as per doctor’s advice” Chouhan...

Not the time for politics, will do what the Lt Governor says: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the Lieutenant Governor’s orders overruling his government’s decisions on coronavirus would be followed. “This is not the time for politics. This is not the time for disagreements,” he asserted in his first online statement since he went into self-isolation suspecting a COVID-19 infection. On Monday,...

Assam gas well fire: Two missing firefighters found dead, flames continue to erupt

Two firefighters have died in the massive fire that broke out at the gas well of Oil India at Baghjan in Tinsukia district of Assam, the company spokesperson said on Wednesday. The two firefighters had gone missing after the well caught fire on Tuesday and their bodies were recovered by an NDRF team Wednesday morning,...

Over 11,800 workers from Jharkhand to work on critical border road projects

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has given permission to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to recruit over 11,800 workers from the state for critical projects, including in areas near the China border in Ladakh, after getting a written assurance about their welfare and rights, state government sources said on Monday. Jharkhand is also set to...

Shivraj assures justice after 80-year-old man found tied in hospital for non-payment of bill

An 80-year-old man in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur was found tied to a bed at a hospital over alleged non-payment of the hospital bill, prompting Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to assure justice. According to Virendra Singh Rawat, Shajapur district collector, a team has been sent to the hospital to investigate the matter and a police...

Mamata lashes out at BJP for engaging in politics amid corona & Amphan crisis

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at the opposition BJP for “engaging in politics” at a time when the state was dealing with the coronavirus crisis and the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan. “I really feel bad that when we are fighting against COVID-19 and Amphan and working to save lives,...

Amazing: Watch a chief minister playing an electric guitar to “unwind”

The life of a chief minister is not an easy one. Amid the innumerable meetings, administrative work, decision making, and events, they hardly get any time. However, there are a few chief ministers who despite their busy schedules still pursue their hobbies. One of them is Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. Friday was quite hectic...

Coronavirus Pandemic: PM Modi to hold meeting with chief ministers on April 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be speaking to chief ministers of all states on April 27 regarding the national lockdown and the coronavirus situation in the country. This will be the PM’s third video conference with all chief ministers since India went under a national lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Sources revealed that...

Yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht dies in Delhi AIIMS

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s father passed away in Delhi on Monday morning. Yogi Adityanath’s father Anand Singh Bisht, 89, was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi. He passed away at 10.44 am on Monday, an official said. “CM Yogi Adityanath’s father left for his heavenly abode at 10.44 am. Our deepest condolences,” UP...

Maharashtra CM assures migrants to make arrangements for their return once lockdown ends

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday assured migrant labourers in the state that his government would ensure that they are sent home once the lockdown is lifted. “I give you my word that the Maharashtra government will take you to your homes, the day this crisis ends. I believe that when you go back...

No lockdown relaxation in Delhi till April 27: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the lockdown will continue as usual in Delhi and no relaxations will be allowed before a review meeting of experts on April 27. “Delhi has 11 districts and all of them have been declared hotspots. As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment...