India names key ministry officials

Pranab Mukherjee to head key finance ministry in new Indian government.

    Mukherjee, right, who was sworn in on Friday, was named the new finance minister [AFP]

    The appointments came a day after Singh and his core cabinet members took the oath of office in New Delhi, the capital, for a second five-year term.

    Singh was the Congress party's unanimous choice for the job after it won the recent general election.

    He has pledged to make restoring the economy his first task.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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