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Last updated: 14-05-2018 23:26:46 PM

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swift decision tonight and removed Smriti Irani as the Information and Broadcasting minister and gave the portfolio to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in a shuttle and significant reshuffle of his cabinet.Rail Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the finance ministry. Irani, whose tenure as the I&B Minister was hazed with controversy, was today relieved of the portfolio as her deputy, Rajyavardhan Rathore, was given the charge of the key portfolio.The panic botton is pressed with general elections round the corner.Its very significant now to handle the media with care.Media is a double edged weapon it catapults a person to the top and also brings him down like a stick of an used rocket says Rajen Kumar a senior journalist working for the SME. Railways minister Goyal will handle the finance portfolio till Arun Jaitley recovers. Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today and is stable after the over four-hour-long surgery, hospital authorities said. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said that during the indisposition of Arun Jaitley, the portfolio of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, have been "temporarily" assigned to Goyal. S S Ahluwalia, who was until recently the Minister of State for Drinking Water & Sanitation, has been assigned the portfolio of Ministry of State in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, an official release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. "Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State be relieved of the charge in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology," the release added. In July last year, Irani had assumed the charge of I&B Ministry after M Venkaiah Naidu had resigned following his nomination as NDA's vice presidential candidate. She had courted various controversies including the latest one last month on a notification relating to fake news.The I&B Ministry had issued an order last month with provisions of punishing journalists found involved in generating fake news. The order was widely criticised by a large section of the media which called it a brazen attempt to curb press freedom.

    Brief Profile Of Rathore:

    Multi-talented Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an internationally acclaimed shooter and ex-armyman, Rathore is a Member of Parliament (MP) from Jaipur Rural seat. He was included in the government when Prime Minister Modi expanded his cabinet Ace shooter Rathore was born to Col. Laxman Singh Rathore, an armyman, and Manju Rathore, a school teacher on January 29, 1970 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Rathore earned laurels in the world of sports, before joining politics. He had an aptitude for shooting since his childhood and when Rathore realised this he started refining his skills with more practice. Cricket was also his passion and he was selected to play in Madhya Pradesh cricket team for the Ranji Trophy, the gateway to the Indian national cricket team, but was discouraged by his mother, since at that time he was too young and only in class ten. Later he got selected in the prestigious National Defense Academy (NDA) and became an army man after receiving his training and education from there. It was during his posting in Kashmir while fighting against militants, that his shooting talent came into prominence. Rathore has a long list of awards and recognition conferred upon him for both delivering exceptional services during his career as an army man and for being an outstanding sports man. In the year 1990, when he was Major in Indian Army he was bestowed with ‘Sword of Honour’ award from Indian Military Academy. As a sportsman, Rathore shot to fame when he won Olympic silver medal for the country in Men’s Double Trap event in 2004 Olympics held in Athens. In 2004 only, he won the world shooting championship in Sydney, Australia. His winning streak continued even further and in the year 2006, he won gold medal in Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne and another gold medal in world shooting championship held in Cairo in the same year. He has won several prestigious awards and highest honours, such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal for being the best sportsman at Indian Military Academy and ‘Ati Vishist Seva Medal’ for his exceptional services by the President of India. He has also been bestowed upon highly prestigious honour ‘Padma Shri’. Rathore was chosen flag bearer for India during the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia and Summer Olympics held in 2008 in Beijing China. He has won over 25 international medals in Double Trap championship held in different countries during 2002 to 2006. In 2013 after taking voluntary retirement from the Army, Rathore joined the BJP and was elected as an MP from the Jaipur Rural seat of Rajasthan in Lok Sabha election held in the year 2014. The state minister portfolio was given to Rathore to increase the participation of Rajasthan in the government.Rajasthan will go for assembly elections soon and its really important how media handles the negative stories generating from the state of Rajasthan presently under the leadership of Vasundhra Raje Scindia.

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  • Aries

    कारोबारी साथी सहयोग प्रदान करेंगे। समय बहुत उत्तम है, सफलता मिलेगी कामकाज में आप उत्साहित रहेंगे। संतान की ओर से शुभ समाचार।

    Gemini

    कारोबार में लाभ के साथ उन्नाति के अवसर हैं। वैवाहिक जीवन सुखी रहेगा। घर का माहौल बढ़िया रहेगा। इच्छित यात्रा हो सकती है।

    Cancer

    झूठी उम्मीदों के सहारे ना रहें। दोस्त व सहयोगी धोखा दे सकता है। आर्थिक रुकावट आपको बुरी तरह उलझा सकती है। माता-पिता का सम्मान करें। सेहत का ख्याल रखें।

    Leo

    दोस्त व सहयोगी आगे बढ़ कर साथ देंेगे। लंबी यात्राओं की संभावना है। जो लाभकारी रहेगी। आपकी योजनाएं एवं कामनाएं पूरी होने का समय है। मन प्रसन्ना रहेगा।

    Virgo

    समय उत्तम है, सब तरफ से अच्छी खबरें मिलेगी। प्रेम प्रसंग के मामले में सफलता मिल सकती है। व्यापार को बढ़ाने के नए प्रस्ताव मिल सकते है।

    Libra

    तनाव की आशंका है। छोटा किन्तु घातक समय है। स्वास्थ्य गड़बड़ा सकता है। वाहन चलाने में सावधानी बरतें आर्थिक संकट बढ़ने के संकेत।

    Scorpio

    आय बढ़ेगी। मनमाफिक कार्य होने से प्रसन्नाता। सामाजिक कार्यों में मान-सम्मान मिलेगा। पुराने मित्रों से मुलाकात होगी। जमीन जायदाद के सौदे हो सकते हैं।

    Sagittarius

    गुस्से व तनाव सेे बचें । आपकी आमदनी में बढ़ोतरी होगी। बचत करने की प्रवृत्ति बढ़ेगी। घर-परिवार में आपका विश्वास बढ़ेगा। धार्मिक प्रसंग हो सकता है।

    Capricorn

    व्यवसायिक सम्पत्ति में बढ़ोत्तरी होगी। आज आप काफी व्यस्त रहेंगे। स्वभाव में ताजगी बनी रहेगी। स्वास्थ्य के प्रति थोड़ा सजग रहें।

    Aquarius

    मन में उल्लास रहेगा। मित्रों व परिजनों के साधनों का लाभ मिलेगा। साझेदार अच्छे से साथ निभाएंगे। परिवार के लोग आपके तरफ आकर्षित रहेंगे।

    Pisces

    आपके निर्णय लेने की क्षमता बढ़ेगी। आपका अवचेतन मन जाग्रत होकर स्थितियों को अनुकूल कर देंगे। इस समय आप सही फैसले ले पाएंगे। मन शांत रहेगा।