New Modi Cabinet: Shah gets home ministry, Rajnath defence

Amit Shah, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha election has been given the charge of ministry of home affairs. Rajnath Singh will now head the defence ministry. S Jaishankar will be the new foreign minister. Read More
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Modi takes oath as PM for second time, Shah also joins Cabinet

Narendra Modi has taken oath as India’s prime minister for the second time. Along with the PM, a total of 24 Cabinet ministers, 9 state ministers (independent charge) and 24 state ministers have taken oath. Read More
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Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam joins SP, to contest against Rajnath

The wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Sinha, joined Samajwadi party, on Tuesday. She was welcomed in the party by Dimple Yadav, party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s wife. Read More
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Violence erupts between BJP, TMC workers after Shah’s Bengal rally

Incidents of clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress have been reported in Kanthi in East Midnapore district of West Bengal after BJP president Amit Shah’s rally. Both the parties accused each other for starting the violence. Read More
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Northeast CMs urge Rajnath to reconsider Citizenship Bill

Representatives of the member parties of the North East Democratic Alliance – a BJP-led non-Congress group of political parties – have met Union home minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi, and requested him to reconsider the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Read More
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Minorities panel to Centre: Parties attempting riots over Sabarimala

The National Commission of Minorities wrote to the Union home minister, Rajnath Singh, that the protests over women’s entry into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple is a “deliberate attempt” of some political parties to trigger communal riots in Kerala. Read More
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