Jayanthi Natarajan

  • Modi targeting me as I am vocal against him in snooping row: Jayanthi 14-01-2014 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi blamed Jayanthi Natarajan of being corrupt during her tenure as Environment Minister, the Congress has accused him of stooping to his lowest and defaming a woman. Natarajan on her part has said she is...
  • Jayanthi hits back at Modi over tax remark, says he can never be the PM 13-01-2014 11:33 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Jayanthi Natarajan of corruption, the former Environment Minister hit back saying that it was an intimidation tactic by the Gujarat CM. "It was the Congress culture that built India and Modi no matter what he does can...
  • Congress hits back at Modi for accusing Jayanthi of taking 'tax' to clear files 13-01-2014 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leaders have taken a strong stand on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's statement on Jayanthi Natarajan that under her the Environment Ministry used to charge a "tax" to clear files. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, Ambika Soni and Natarajan herself hit out at Modi saying he...
  • Modi cannot destroy the social fabric of the country: Jayanthi Natarajan 12-01-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for taking a dig at her during his comments on Environment Ministry, saying that the BJP leader was targeting her as she has been at the forefront against his "divisive and destructive politics"....
  • Rahul Gandhi is Congress's PM candidate, says Veerappa Moily 24-12-2013 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: Even as speculations over the Congress's official prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections continue, Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who took the additional charge of Environment and Forests portfolio on Tuesday, said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is the party's prime ministerial candidate. Moily took...
  • Veerappa Moily to take charge as Environment Minister today 24-12-2013 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Leader Veerappa Moily is set to take over as the next Environment and Forests Minister on Tuesday. This after Jayanathi Natarajan resigned last week to help with the party's preparations for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. This even as a controversy has erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's...
  • Natarajan's exit as minister good for Goa: Parrikar 22-12-2013 09:27 PM

    Panaji: The exit of Jayanthi Natarajan as union minister of state for environment and forests was good for Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Panaji on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader also said the Congress would be "gone, gone, gone, gone" in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Parrikar...
  • Controversy erupts over Natarajan's resignation from Cabinet 22-12-2013 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: Controversy has now erupted over Jayanthi Natarajan's resignation as the Minister of Environment and Forests and questions are being raised over the reason why she was removed from the ministry. While the Congress has maintained that the step was taken as she wanted to work for the party...
  • Congress prepares for 2014 polls, more ministers to quit, work for party 22-12-2013 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: A shaken Congress is aiming for a complete overhaul after its severe mauling in the recently concluded Assembly elections and is in an urgent need of a makeover ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections as a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party under Narendra Modi's leadership appears to be leading....
  • Jayanthi Natarajan quits as Union Minister, to return to Congress work 21-12-2013 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Jayanthi Natarajan resigned on Saturday as the Minister of State for Environment and Forest for 'party work'. Reports say Natarajan will return to work for the Congress with the 2014 Lok Sabha elections approaching. Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of the Environment and Foreign Ministry. This...
  • Phase III of Yamuna Action Plan approved for Delhi 10-12-2013 02:59 PM

    The Environment ministry said it has approved the phase III of Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) for Delhi besides sanctioning two projects of pollution abatement for the river in Sonepat and Panipat in Haryana. "The YAP Phase III project for Delhi has been approved by the ministry at an estimated cost...
  • Don't blame Rahul for Congress reverses, says Jayanthi Natarajan 08-12-2013 04:24 PM

    Do not blame Rahul Gandhi for the Congress reverses in the Assembly polls, Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan suggested on Sunday maintaining that it was a "collective failure" and the party will introspect. "Congress is not a one man show. ...It is a collective defeat and collective failure," the Congress leader...
  • Narayanasamy, Jayanthi Natarajan against PM visit to CHOGM 04-11-2013 11:50 PM

    Two more central ministers have spoken out against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), in view of that nation's alleged atrocities on Tamils. The government is yet to decide whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the CHOGM summit...
  • Jayanthi joins the chorus against PM's visit to Sri Lanka for CHOGM 04-11-2013 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting (CHOGM) refuses to die with Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday requesting him to skip the summit over alleged war crimes and atrocities against Tamils in the island nation....
  • Govt directs 5-star hotels to donate leftover food, offer half portions to guests 13-08-2013 04:23 PM

    Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food and partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions and buying toilet tissue and towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste under the government's green agenda. Amid concerns that posh hotels generate a lot of wastage and...
  • Government comes out with guidelines for 'green' hotels 13-08-2013 12:56 AM

    Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food and partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions and buying toilet tissue and towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste waste under the government's green agenda. Amid concerns that posh hotels generate a lot of wastage...
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  • Is it impossible to rein-in the sand mafia? 09-08-2013 11:48 PM

    Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday claimed that her ministry has found evidence of illegal sand mining in Greater Noida, the district from where IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended. ...
  • We have evidence of illegal sand mining in Greater Noida: Natarajan 09-08-2013 11:40 PM

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday claimed that her ministry has found evidence of illegal sand mining in Greater Noida, the district from where IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended. Natrajan told CNN-IBN that a government panel set up by the Centre has found illegal sand mining activity...
  • Green signal for 11 hydro projects, were in downstream since 2006 05-08-2013 06:00 PM

    Eleven hydropower projects in the downstream of Gaumukh in Uttarakhand have got clearance from the Environment Ministry since 2006, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said the Ministry accords environmental clearance (EC) for hydropower projects after conducting studies and following due procedures subject to compliance of...
  • Govt hikes FDI in 13 sectors, blames Opposition for late decision 17-07-2013 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday decided to hike Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 13 sectors, including 100 per cent in telecom and higher caps in insurance and defence sectors, to boost the sagging economy. The government's effort to woo investors seems to have come too late as the rupee...
  • 'Ecological concerns will be studied after rescue operations' 30-06-2013 06:05 PM

    Chennai: With environmentalists citing ecological degradation as the reason for the natural disaster in Uttarakhand, the Centre on Sunday said it would take stock of the situation and study such concerns once rescue operations were completed. "We have to wait till the rescue operations are over and then we have...
  • Nagaland falcon poaching: Will Environment Minister step in? 08-11-2012 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Amur falcon, a tiny majestic bird from the raptor family is being poached in thousands in North East India. The small raptors arrive in North East India from Siberia en route to their final destination in Southern Africa, stopping briefly in Nagaland where they are poached in...
  • 'India can't sign pact on emission cuts' 27-12-2011 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: India will not sign any legally binding global agreement for emissions reduction, as the country needs to eradicate poverty through economic growth, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said on Tuesday. "There is no question of signing a legally binding agreement at this point of our development. We need to...
  • Sharad Yadav lacks confidence on women: Natarajan 20-12-2011 03:04 AM

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday took a dig at JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav, saying he has no confidence on a woman minister apparently due to his reservations on the Women's Reservation Bill. Replying to a debate on the state of river Ganga in the Lok Sabha, Natarajan...
  • UN climate deal struck after India gives in 11-12-2011 09:52 PM

    Durban: After two weeks of chaos, infighting and mistrust, it's finally happened. All 196 countries cleared the text for a landmark deal at the Climate Summit in Durban. The breakthrough capped 13 days of hectic negotiations that saw high tension and drama between the developed and the developing nations. The...
  • Durban meet: India seal pact on global warming 11-12-2011 07:48 PM

    Durban: A major setback for developing countries like India at the UN Climate meet in Durban. India gave in on its tough position at the climate change conference in Durban, agreed with China to a treaty on emission cuts at a future date. The deal, which was sealed after a...
  • Equity central to climate change: Natarajan 08-12-2011 08:57 AM

    Durban: India's argument that it has the right to develop as much as other developed nations has been included in the new draft at the Climate Change summit in Durban. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said that she was happy that India has managed to convince the other...