Prez accepts Venkaiah’s resignation

President Pranab Kumar today accepted the resignation of M Venkaiah Naidu, from the Council of Ministers, with immediate effect.

 According to information, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Narendra Singh Tomar, Cabinet Minister, to take charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, in addition to his existing portfolios.

Smriti Zubin Irani takes additional charge

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Textiles assumed additional charge as Minister for Information & Broadcasting here today. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Secretary (I&B) N.K. Sinha, CEO Prasar Bharati Shashi Shekhar Vempati and senior officers of the Ministry were present on the occasion . (NSS