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Manmohan Singh readies council of ministers, with personal touch
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) After three days of intense negotiations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's new coalition government took final shape Wednesday with 78 ministers including 33 in the cabinet and with the Congress party accounting for three quarters of the three-tier ministry.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:01:41 PM

Thumbnail sketches of India's new cabinet ministers
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Following are the thumbnail sketches of the 33 ministers in Manmohan Singh's cabinet:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 8:01:26 PM

55 plus - average age of Manmohan Singh's ministers
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Almost 50 years divide the oldest and the youngest member of Manmohan Singh's new council of ministers that took shape Wednesday. The average age of the 78-member council is 57.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:27:07 PM

Naidu blames Chiranjeevi for TDP's poll debacle
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday blamed superstar Chiranjeevi's entry into the political arena for his party's debacle in the simultaneous polls to the Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:00:52 PM

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu get five cabinet berths; Uttar Pradesh nil
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra have five ministers each in the 33-member union cabinet of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday while the most populous state Uttar Pradesh finds no representation.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:58:10 PM

29 new faces in council of ministers
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As many as 29 MPs - veterans as well as youngsters - will make their debut as central ministers Thursday as part of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 78-member-strong council of ministers.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:46:50 PM

Two MCD officials suspended over dirty public toilets
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) were suspended Wednesday after a surprise check by Commissioner K.S. Mehra in central Delhi revealed dirty public toilets and heaps of garbage at many places.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:46:37 PM

Large parts of cyclone-hit Kolkata still without power, water
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) For the third day running after Cyclone Aila swept the city with full fury, large parts of the metropolis continued to remain without water and power Wednesday as irate residents put up road blockades and held protests before utility offices.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:29:27 PM

Youngest minister raring to work for northeast
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) She is young, confident and raring to 'bridge the gap' between her home region, the northeast, and the rest of the country. Agatha Sangma, the youngest minister of the Manmohan Singh government, may not be 'choosy' about her portfolio, but is sure geared up to work for grassroot development.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:23:36 PM

Lawmakers shirking legislative duties: Goa law panel chief
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) Most legislative assemblies and parliament rarely have time for legislative duties, and instead lawmakers waste time by disrupting proceedings, former minister of state for law and chairman of the Goa law commission Ramakant Khalap said Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 5:07:34 PM

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