URBAN DEVELOPMENT secretary Rajiv Gauba will take over as the new Union Home secretary, the government ordered on Wednesday as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle that involves appointment of secretaries in 16 ministries.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, changed portfolios of a few secretaries in this rejig.
Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government, which is going to complete 100 days, is likely to replace Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, the only top officer from the previous Samajwadi Party regime to continue after the new Cabinet took charge, said sources. Bhatnagar, a 1983 batch IAS officer, was appointed chief secretary during the last phase of the Akhilesh Yadav government.
FIR’s were filed in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka against all those who celebrated the defeat of India by Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday. The charges were of sedition against the accused. Six people were arrested in Karnataka for celebrating Virat Kohli and men’s loss. In a similar incident, 15 men were arrested from Bhopal after raising pro- Pakistan slogans and bursting crackers after Team India lost the final. According to a report by Indian Express, two people were held in north Karnataka for sedition and four people were held in Kodagu district for hurting religious sentiments.
An Economic Offences Court here on Wednesday framed charges against AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala, who is now lodged in jail in Bengaluru, in connection with a FERA violation case. She appeared before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Economic Offence-I) A Zakir Hussain through video conferencing from the Parapanna Agraharam jail in Bengaluru where she has been lodged ever since her conviction in February in the disproportionate assets case.
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar phoned Sonia Gandhi, the Congress boss, in April to suggest a corralling of opposition parties over the election of the President of India. Mr Kumar pitched the idea of a united opposition candidate as a test run for a Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance for the general election in 2019. Mr Kumar phoned Mrs Gandhi again two days ago -- this time to convey that he would, in fact, side with the BJP and not the opposition -- on its choice for President.
International Yoga Day is here and the enthusiasm for yoga is here to stay. For all the yoga enthusiasts who wish to learn more about yoga and have plans to pursue a career in yoga we have good news. There are several universities in India which offer degree, diploma and certificate courses in Yoga. With the popularity that yoga has garnered in recent years, you would also not be short of career opportunities. The demand for yoga teachers has only increased in the last few years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Saturday visited Kerala to flag off the Kochi Metro Rail project, faced a terror threat during his visit, police chief TP Senkumar indicated on Tuesday.
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
BJP chief Amit Shah showed some Yoga moves with Baba Ramdev this morning at Gujarat University ground in Ahmedabad where thousands of people performed pranayam, yoga and meditation to celebrate the International Yoga Day.
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) will announce the result for matric board exam 2017 on June 22. The date was confirmed yesterday by the board. There had been much speculation that the board will release the matric exam result on June 20, however the date was pushed in the light of new developments about granting grace marks to students. The board recently, with approval from the state government, decided to award up to 8 marks grace marks to students who fail in one or two subjects.