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Celebrations in Yogi's Uttarakhand village

Dehradun, March 19 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in Panchur, the native village in Uttarakhand of Yogi Adityanath, after he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. Relatives, family members, old friends and villagers trooped into his modest family house and greeted the parents of the Gorakhpur MP. Dozens of people danced to folk tunes and splashed colour on e...

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Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) BJP leader and long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat on Saturday took over as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat, 56, along with nine ministers -- seven of Cabinet rank and two Ministers of State --was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

11 hours ago
Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) BJP leader and long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat along with nine ministers -- seven of Cabinet rank and two Ministers of State --was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul here in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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New Uttarakhand CM: An RSS activist once named in a scam

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) New Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a long-time RSS loyalist, once named in a multi-crore rupee agricultural scam, is known for his administrative and organisational skills -- a trait that may have given him an edge over other BJP heavyweights to be chosen for the top post in the hill state. Rawat -- a journalist by qualification -- has a post-...

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Modi promises record Uttarakhand development under Rawat

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised that the BJP government in Uttarakhand led by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat will return the public affection with a record development in the state. Congratulations to Trivendra Singh Rawat and the entire team sworn in today (Saturday). Am sure they will work hard and fulfil people's aspirations, Modi sai...

14 hours ago
Trivendra Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn in as the new Uttarakhand Chief Minister. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul along with nine ministers -- seven of Cabinet rank and two Ministers of State. The Cabinet Ministers are Satpal Maharaj, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Ary...

15 hours ago
Trivendra Rawat sworn-in as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Saturday sworn-in as the new Uttarakhand Chief Minister. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Krishna Kant Paul. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah and a host of senior party leaders and Union Cabinet Ministers attended the oath-taking ceremony of Rawat, a long-time Rashtriy...

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RSS-activist Trivendra to take oath as Uttarakhand CM with 9 ministers

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand along with nine other ministers here later Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah and a host of senior leaders and cabinet ministers of the NDA government are expected to attend the grand...

19 hours ago
Trivendra Rawat to take oath as Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 18 (IANS) Long-time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Trivendra Singh Rawat will take oath as the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah are likely to attend the grand ceremony at the Parade Grounds here. Rawat will be sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister ...

1 day ago
RSS man Trivendra Rawat to be Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Long-time RSS activist Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Friday elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party and will take oath as the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday. His name was proposed by BJP leader Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj. The two BJP men were also in the race for the post. All the other 54 Bharatiya Janata Party legisl...

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Trivendra Rawat elected next CM of Uttarakhand

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Long-time RSS activist Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Friday elected the leader of the BJP Legislature Party and the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. His name was proposed by BJP leaders Prakash Pant and seconded by Satpal Maharaj. The two men were also in the race for the post. All the other 54 Bharatiya Janata Party legislators then unanimously approv...

1 day ago
Rawat elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Friday formally elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Uttarakhand. He will take oath as Chief Minister on Saturday. Trivendra Singh Rawat was elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party. His name was proposed by Satpal Maharaj and Prakash Pant. The proposal was accepted unanimously, Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told t...

1 day ago
Rawat elected BJP Legislature Party leader in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Friday elected leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Uttarakhand. He will take oath as Chief Minister on Saturday. --IANS bns/mr ...

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Rawat to be sworn in as Uttarakhand CM on Saturday

New Delhi/Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Former state BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat will be sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday, informed sources said on Friday. Rawat, an organisational man of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand and party in-charge in Jharkhand, won his traditional Doiwala seat by defeating Congress' Hira Singh Bisht by over 24,000 vot...

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Swearing-in of new Uttarakhand CM on Saturday

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) Hectic preparations are underway here for the swearing-in of the new government on Saturday, officials said. While the name of the new Chief Minister and ministers is yet to be declared, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ajay Bhatt has informed that the oath taking for the new ministers has been fixed for 3 p.m. on March 18 (Saturday). All the 57 ...

2 days ago
A second innings for Amarinder Singh in Punjab

Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Amarinder Singh, who assumed charge of Punjab as Chief Minister on Thursday for a second time, wears many hats and has accomplished himself in most of them. Better known as a politician from Punjab, Amarinder Singh has varied interests. Coming from the erstwhile royal family of Patiala, he is still addressed as 'Maharaja' in some circles. Amari...

3 days ago
Uttarakhand: BJP busy picking cabinet, Congress in picking up threads

Dehradun, March 15 (IANS) After the Holi break, that followed the landslide victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the rout of the ruling Congress in the hill state of Uttarakhand, political activity is picking up on both sides of the spectrum. While hectic parleying is underway in the BJP to select the next Chief Minister and the Cabinet, the Congress, which tanked to a low of ...

7 days ago
BJP returns in Uttarakhand, gets three-fourth majority

Dehradun, March 11 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday stormed back to power in Uttarakhand with a three-fourth majority by winning 57 seats in the 70-member assembly. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tsunami swept away Chief Minister Harish Rawat who lost from both the seats he contested: Haridwar Rural and Kichcha. Rawat lost to Yatiswaranand of the BJP by 12,278 votes in Haridwar Rural ...

7 days ago
Harish Rawat hints at tampering of EVMs

Dehradun, March 11 (IANS) In the backdrop of the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand, outgoing Congress Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday hinted at possible tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to tweak the poll outcome. Addressing a press conference here, Rawat said: I want to thank 'Modi Kranti' (revolution) and EVM 'chamatkar' (miracle). ...

7 days ago
BJP set to return to power in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, March 11 (IANS) The BJP was on Saturday set to storm back to power in the hill state of Uttarakhand with a two-thirds majority in the 70-member assembly, officials said. On top of a sweeping win in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party had won 14 seats and was leading in 44 others, puncturing the ruling Congress. The Congress suffered a rout, with Chief...

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