Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as new Tamil Nadu governor, promises no political consideration in decisions
In his first public comments after taking oath of office, Purohit assured the people that his decisions would have no political consideration and that he would strive for the state's development.
Banwarilal Purohit was today sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu. At the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Chief Justice of Madras High Court, Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to Purohit.
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswamy was among the political leaders who greeted state governor-designate Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday
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The appointments of five governors, including for Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, and Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, by President Ram Nath Kovind were announced on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Assam on 1 August to review the flood situation in the state. The floods in Assam this year have claimed 79 lives so far
Flood situation deteriorated further in Assam with six more persons losing their lives and over 15 lakh people across 23 districts affected by the deluge.
The Governor said that Eid-ul-Fitr is also an occasion for happiness and merrymaking, which is marked by the spirit of universal brotherhood.
Meghalaya Assembly moved a resolution opposing Centre's order restricting the sale of cattle for slaughter, media reports said.
The Assam government on Wednesday set up a one-man inquiry commission to probe the violence in Silapathar two days ago where protesters led by a Bengali group demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis vandalised an All Assam Students Union office.
Intense speculations are on in the power corridors as to why her name didn't figure in list of new governors. Her post-retirement benefit is on hold, at least for now.
With the UPA government likely to concede the demand for creating a separate Telangana state, the call for carving out a separate Vidarbha state out of Maharashtra has started gaining heat.