Mufti will head the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state and will be the chief minister for full six-year term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP's national president Amit Shah and senior leaders L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended the swearing in ceremony.
Besides the Maran brothers and business tycoon T Anand Krishnan, CBI has named Malaysian national Augustus Ralph Marshall and four firms as acussed in the case.
Iran and the P5+1 group have made "some serious progress" in Geneva last Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Historians say up to 200,000 women, mainly from Korea but also from China, Indonesia and other Asian nations, were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese during the World War II.
Jain was born in Odisha and is an alumnus of IIT and Harvard. Long been the front runner to succeed Buffett, Jain has been associated with Buffett for nearly three decades.
Djokovic had led 5-4 in the second set, but he failed to break Federer's game despite a 15-40 lead.
A FIFA taskforce recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in winter instead of summer to avoid temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius in Qatar.
Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was instrumental in playing the anchor’s innings. He played a typical patient knock of 73 from 121 balls.
The pension fund players have welcomed the plan saying it will help individuals who are planning retirement.
Service tax exemptions have been withdrawn from chit fund foremen and from the sellers and distributors of lottery tickets.
The government is re-examining auction of coal blocks, bagged by Balco, JSPL and BS Ispat.
What is missing? A vision document might have been expected to address the “less government, more governance” plank more robustly than this one has.
After sustained slashing of its Gurkha regiments and questionable treatment of their veterans it is indeed curious that moves are afoot to raise a Sikh unit in the British army.
The Centre claims its firm steps against the anti-talks Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland following the massacre on 23 December of 55 innocent people in the Bodo region are paying dividends.
The state govt and Home Ministry have given their nod.
NGT aims to curb the vehicular pollution in the capital.
Delhi tops the charts as the city with most polluted air.
East corridor will be 180 km long.
'This is economic mismanagement.'
Budget not for the poor and middle class: Derek O'Brien.
'I call Naveen anti-Hindu.'
17-year-old dalit girl was raped and killed in 2011.
Patnaik said the state has been completely neglected.
Afghan woman of the iconic National Geographic magazine cover is now 46 years old
When my daughter was small, she wanted to buy Disney princess shoes with built-in lights that shone at every step.
Spring Festival is no longer a time solely for family reunions in China as more and more Chinese are traveling abroad during the holiday. Shopping has one of their most important missions during the weeklong vacation.
#ProudToBeYourMum: Sharon tweeted.
The minister wore alight blue shirt with striking deeper blue bandhgala and black pants.
Prepared in a healthier way.
The Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt Ltd is conducting a Free All India Online Mock Common Admission Test from 27 February to 2 March.
Meena Banerjee salutes these ardent devotees.
Big B occupies this hallowed place in Indian film business because of the decade of seminal films he starred in.
"17 stars In Rohit's film & I am 17 yrs old in Fan...both not true,” the actor tweeted.
The actor died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
Singer fails to understand why marijuana is not legal but alcohol is..
Direct taxes untouched n excise duty on cars & consumer durables slashed
New Delhi, 17 February
Bowing to the Army’s long standing demand and in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi strongly advocating it last week, Union finance minister Mr P Chidambaram while presenting the interim Budget announced the ‘one rank, one pension’ scheme which will benefit more than 2.4 million ex-Defence personnel from 1 April, entitling them to equal post-retirement benefits notwithstanding the year of superannuation. The scheme is to be implemented with Rs 500 crore.
The Defence allocation has been hiked by 10 per cent from Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-’14 to Rs 2,24,000 crore in 2014-15. The fiscal allocation of the Union Home Ministry was raised by 16 per cent. The FM allocated Rs 789.08 crore for security-related expenses, and a modernisation plan at a cost of over Rs 11,000 crore to strengthen the capacity of the Central Armed Police Forces. Mr Chidambaram made a deft bid to woo sections that constitute key sections of the electorate. His speech was interrupted by Congress members protesting the proposed Telangana state and Trinamul MPs seeking a moratorium on the Central debt of West Bengal. As he began his speech amid the din, a visibly annoyed Mr Chidambaram was seen asking Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath to ensure that the protesting MPs went back to their seats. An appeal from Speaker Meira Kumar brought down the decibel level somewhat and Mr Chidambaram continued. His proposals focused on the welfare of SCs, minorities, women and farmers. He proposed excise cuts on cars, mobile phones and items of daily consumption.
In the financial sector, he proposed capital infusion of Rs 11,200 crore in PSU banks and said a venture capital fund will be set up to promote entrepreneurship among SCs. He said major subsidies will be slightly higher at Rs 246, 397 crore of which Rs 115, 000 crore is on food, Rs 65, 000 crore is on fuel and Rs 68,000 crore is on fertilisers.
Singh will be replacing S Jaishankar.
They won by 9 wickets.
Two women bombers targeted a bus stop.
Jaitley stressed on boosting industry to get funds for welfare plans.
India reached the target in 18.5 overs.
Budgetary estimates of expenditure for 2015-16 are pegged at Rs.17.77 lakh crore.