The president also suspended the operation of various provisions of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 (20 of 1963), thus imposing central rule in Puducherry.
The move comes just days after the Congress-DMK alliance in Puducherry lost a vote of confidence after several of the alliance’s MLAs resigned from the Assembly.
In the wee hours of Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took oath for the second term while NCP's Ajit Pawar took oath as his deputy CM
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"Anything can happen in cricket and politics. Sometimes you feel you are losing the match, but the result is exactly the opposite,” Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said at Outlook Business Leading Edge 2019 event in Mumbai.
Shiv Sena is in talks with the Congress and NCP to work out a common minimum programme.
President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari sent a report to the Centre.
The meeting between Congress and Shiv Sena over government formation lasted for about an hour.
A committed RSS Pracharak, BJP's strongman in Uttarakhand and now the Governor of India's second-biggest state, Maharashtra.
The lawyer representing Shiv Sena in the apex court said the party has preferred not to mention the petition.
The Shiv Sena said those who talk of ethics in politics are currently the 'most disruptive'.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the political impasse in Maharashtra and decided to recommend to the president to impose Central rule in the state to the chagrin of Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress I
There appeared to be no headway in government formation 8 days after the results of the October 21 Assembly elections.
The likely presence of PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the meeting is significant and hints at the party gearing up for the state assembly elections, whose schedule will be finalised by the Election Commission
Moving the resolution in Lok Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said during the Governor's Rule and later President's Rule, the government has hit at the roots of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir
A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the extension of the central rule which has been continuing in Jammu and Kashmir since June 20, 2018.
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has gone to the US for medical treatment.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Photo by AP/PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.PTI Photo
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP
Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in ChandigarhPTI Photo
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