After a long time, a Telugu state has been allotted a lady governor. The Central government on Sunday announced appointment of a woman governor Tamilsai Soundararajan for Telangana, replacing E S L Narasimhan, who has been with the state for the last seven years.
The revenue department on Friday said the 2 per cent tax deduction at source (TDS) on cash withdrawals of over Rs 1 crore will come into effect from September 1.
The Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have expressed shock over the demise of former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS in the national capital on Saturday.
A lawyer-turned-politician will be as staid an introduction for Arun Jaitley as a cricketer-turned-commentator for Sunil Gavaskar.
Former finance minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday, a week after he was admitted to AIIMS following complaints of breathlessness and restlessness.
After a dramatic sequence of events through the evening that culminated into the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by the CBI, the senior Congress leader spent an almost sleepless night at the agency headquarters as he was quizzed on Thursday about his involvement in the money laundering and corruption related to the INX Media case.
Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Wednesday night arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from his Jor Bagh residence in New Delhi, an hour after he made a dramatic appearance at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters.
As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout circular for former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case after he apparently went missing, Twittrati on Wednesday went berserk over the development, creating funny hashtags like #ChiddiBhagModiAaya and ##BhagodaChiddu.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said he never wanted to take up the post, but take up "constructive work" following the footsteps of Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader and social activist, Nanaji Deshmukh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly lined up few more 'sensational decisions' soon.
Just a few hours before she collapsed and died, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted her thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for revoking Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir.
Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had welcomed the abrogation of Article 370 in what would become her last tweet.
Sushma Swaraj, former union minister and one of the BJP's tallest leaders, was admitted in Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences late this evening. Reports say her condition is critical.
The bill to split Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories sailed through Lok Sabha on Tuesday, with some opposition parties walking out, bringing down the majority mark, and others siding with the government.
The momentum that Modi government has created with the decisive step of abrogating the section 370 has to be sustained.