Former president, Pranab Mukherjee said in his autobiography that though he wanted to be the union finance minister in 2004 in the UPA-I government, he did not take it, as he had differences in economic philosophy with Manmohan Singh. Yet, five years later, in the UPA-II government, he took the finance ministry. Then he made a mess of it.
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The BJP-led union government may have attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for its spending on advertisements, but it spent more than Rs 36 crore on publicity and advertisements for organising the one-day "Ek Nayi Subah" show in Delhi to mark two years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday paid a surprise visit to the ministry's and PIB's (Press Information Bureau) office here and directed that explanation be sought from the officers and staff who were not present in the office at the time of inspection.
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Narendra Modi council of ministers following an expansion on Tuesday, Smriti Irani was replaced as Human Resource Development Minister by Prakash Javadekar, while Ravi Shankar Prasad was divested of Communications but allotted Law and M. Venkaiah Naidu given additional charge of the I&B Ministry.
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) There is a "sea change" in the perception by Dalits, backward class and scheduled tribes in the last two years towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) largely due to the pro-active role taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said.