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Anurag Thakur takes charges as I&B Minister

Anurag Thakur on Thursday took charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.

Speaking to reporters after assuming charge, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a great job in reaching out to people in the last seven years through this ministry, and that he would like to take the legacy forward. Thakur said he would like to reach out to people through the ministry. "I will make every possible effort to carry out the responsibility bestowed upon me by the prime minister," he said.

Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as Minister of Railways

Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha, Ashwini Vaishnaw, took charge as the new Railways Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet on Thursday.

After taking charge, the new Minister said that Railways is a major part of PM Modi's vision and he would work to make the vision a reality.

"His (PM Modi's) vision for railways is to transform the lives of the people, that everyone - common man, farmers, the poor - gets the benefit of the railway. I will work for that vision," said Vaishnaw.

A former IAS officer, Vaishnaw has been appointed the Minister of Railways, Minister of Communications, and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.

Day after Union Cabinet reshuffle, newly-appointed ministers to meet JP Nadda today

All newly inducted inductees in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers will meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda at party headquarters on Thursday, informed party officials. As many as 43 leaders took oath on Wednesday in the first Union Cabinet reshuffle and expansion after Prime Minister Modi returned to power for a second term in May 2019.

On behalf of all friends, I express my gratitude to PM Modi, HM Amit Shah, BJP chief that they prioritised meritocracy, hard work and gave positions to everyone: Meenakshi Lekhi

Ashwini Vaishnaw takes charge as Minister of Electronics and Information Technology

Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as Minister of Health and Family Welfare

Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today

Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar takes charge as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

I am shifting to Law and Justice but the efforts will continue: Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju takes charge as the Minister of Law and Justice

Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes charge as the MoS in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Union Minister of State for Railways assumed office in Rail Bhawan today

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh takes charge as Union Minister of Steel

G Kishan Reddy takes charge as Minister of Culture and Tourism

Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, as well as Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav, met BJP chief JP Nadda today

A day after Cabinet reshuffle, PM Modi begins work with new ministers

Narayan Rane takes charge of Ministry of MSME

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia arrives at BJP office before taking charge

Sarbananda Sonowal pays floral tribute to Jana Sangh leader Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Syama Prasad Mookerjee at BJP headquarters

PM Modi begins work with new ministers

Dr Jitendra Singh takes charge as Union Minister for Science and Technology

Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai takes charge as MoS Ministry of Women and Child Development

Ramchandra Prasad Singh takes charge as Steel Minister

Hardeep Singh Puri takes charge as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas

'Will make every effort to fulfill father's dream...': Jyotiraditya Scindia takes charge of Ministry once helmed by his father

'Govt is ready to talk': Newly appointed MoS Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje weighs in on farmers' protest

G Kishan Reddy takes charge as Minister of Culture and Tourism

Ajay Bhatt takes charge as MoS in the Ministry of Defence

Giriraj Singh takes charge as MoS for Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Dharmendra Pradhan takes charge as the Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

'Was in this dept 17 years ago briefly', recalls Jitendra Singh as he takes charge as MoS (Independent) Ministry of Earth Sciences

Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh takes charge as Minister of State for External Affairs

Pashupati Kumar Paras takes charge as Cabinet Minister in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Ministry will sit with the new Union Minister and address all these issues: MoS MeitY Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Twitter issue

"I have just taken the charge. The Ministry doesn't operate on a unilateral basis & this has nothing to do with individual views and opinions. The Ministry will sit with the new Union Minister and address all these issues," MoS MeitY Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Twitter issue.

BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav plants a sapling & takes charge as the Minister of Environment & Labour

BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav plants a sapling & takes charge as the Minister of Environment & Labour "I took charge of Labour Ministry & now I'm taking charge of Ministry of Environment. I thank PM for entrusting me with this responsibility," says Bhupendra Yadav.

BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi takes charge as Minister of State in Ministry of External Affairs

"I am really thankful to PM, HM & party president JP Nadda for showing faith in my ability, that I can handle this portfolio," says Meenakshi Lekhi.

John Barla, West Bengal's Alipurduar MP takes charge as Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs

John Barla, West Bengal's Alipurduar MP takes charge as Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs I'll work for people of my country, specially for tea labourers & minorities of my constituency. People are little scared because of current govt in the state: John Barla.

We want peace & peace will come through development. Will meet the Minister in coming days. We will bring an environment of peace, John Barla added.

Piyush Goyal takes charge as the Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles

Piyush Goyal takes charge as the Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles

Piyush Goyal takes charge as the Minister of Commerce and Industry; Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; and Minister of Textiles "I would like to express my gratitude to PM Modi for giving me this responsibility," he says.


Anupriya Singh Patel takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Anupriya Singh Patel takes charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. "I am thankful to PM Modi for this opportunity. There should be maximum women participation in the Council of Ministers, happy to see a talented pool of women in the CoM," she says.

Dropping Harsh Vardhan shows the entire country's work on COVID has not been up to the mark: Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Cabinet expansion

"Dropping Harsh Vardhan shows the entire country's work on COVID has not been up to the mark and they have completely failed to rescue the people of this country," says Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Cabinet expansion.

"CM (Yediyurappa) should seek the apology of Karantaka people. There was no question of requesting Tamil Nadu. It is our land, our water, or money," said Shivakumar on Mekedatu project.

Cabinet Briefing at National Media Centre

PM Modi's revamped Cabinet at work: Rs 23,000 cr emergency response package for COVID-19 announced

Day after major Union Cabinet reshuffle, PM Modi's revamped team announced a emergency response package worth Rs 23,000 crore to support those hit by the second COVID-19 wave.

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