Nitin Gadkari

  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM 10-07-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000...
  • Omar Abdullah meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks central aid for road projects in J&K 09-07-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the immediate intervention of the Centre to expedite work on the conversion of the four-lane National Highway which connects the Valley with the rest of the country. Omar raised the issue with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister...
  • SP leader expelled from party for 6 years after he garlands Nitin Gadkari 07-07-2014 08:19 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expelled Samajwadi Party leader Rajesh Masala for his anti-party activities. Masala, who was party's nominee from Amethi in 2007 Assembly polls, was expelled from the party for six years yesterday. Yadav, who is also the state party chief, ordered the expulsion. According to...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme 04-07-2014 11:52 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's suggestion to the Centre to change National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) into a scheme on Friday came under heavy attack from social activists and NGOs. Accusing the state government of acting against the interests of millions of workers, the activists strongly opposed the Chief...
  • No commercial interest in e-rickshaw: Nitin Gadkari 01-07-2014 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday dismissed reports that his family has links with a firm manufacturing e rickshaws and asserted that he has no commercial interest in the sector manufacturing them. An official statement explaining his position came in the wake of media reports claiming that PGT,...
  • Advani deserves to be President of India: Gadkari 21-06-2014 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has said party patriarch L K Advani deserves to be the President of India, a post commensurate with his stature. Appearing on Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap ki Adalat' on 'India TV', the Union Road Transport Minister said it would not...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari 19-06-2014 10:02 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari 19-06-2014 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report...
  • e-rickshaws not to be barred from plying in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari 17-06-2014 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief to e-rickshaw operators, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the battery-operated rickshaws will not be barred from plying in the national capital and they will be considered as non-motorised vehicles. Addressing a rally of e-rickshaw owners and drivers at Ramlila Maidan, Gadkari...
  • MHA recommends CBI probe into Gopinath Munde's death 10-06-2014 02:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in an accident in Delhi. This comes after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday demanding a...
  • Centre likely to order CBI probe into Gopinath Munde's death: sources 10-06-2014 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: More than a week after the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident in Delhi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and have demanded a CBI probe into Munde's death. Sources have told CNN-IBN...
  • Nitin Gadkari says he won't return to state politics 08-06-2014 03:21 PM

    Nagpur: Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday ruled out the possibility of his return to Maharashtra politics in the wake of sudden demise of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. "Initially I was not interested in central politics in Delhi, and now I am not...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges 06-06-2014 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries,...
  • Arvind Kejriwal charged in Nitin Gadkari defamation case, faces 2 years in jail 06-06-2014 01:08 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in trouble in the defamation case filed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against Kejriwal in the case but also exempted him from personal appearance. The charges have been...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Court says bury the hatchet, Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement 06-06-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari both appeared in court on Friday in connection with the defamation case filed against the AAP chief. This was the first time the two were in court in the matter. The judge urged Gadkari and Kejriwal to...
  • Anjali Damania withdraws resignation after assurance of revamp in AAP 05-06-2014 11:49 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra leaders of Aam Aadmi Party Anjali Damania and Preeti Menon resigned from the party but hours later took a U-turn on Thursday on being assured of the formation of a new state executive that would be transparent and broad-based to ensure adequate communication with party workers. In a...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari 05-06-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident...
  • PM to decide on CBI probe demand into Munde's death: Nitin Gadkari 05-06-2014 05:25 PM

    Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter. "Yesterday, I spoke to the Prime Minister and Munde's family....
  • AAP leader's tweet sparks rumours of Anjali Damania quitting the party 05-06-2014 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: The situation is getting worse for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After two of its high profile leaders Shazia Ilmi and Captain G R Gopinath quit the AAP, one more high profile leader Anjali Damania is reportedly upset and planning to quit. Anjali Damania, who lost the Lok...
  • Gadkari gets additional charge of Gopinath Munde's ministries 04-06-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi After the sudden death of the Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde in a tragic road accident on Tuesday, the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping shall be given additional charge...
  • RIP Gopinath Munde (1949-2014): Some photos from his life as a beloved mass leader and popular politician 03-06-2014 10:23 AM

    Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a head-on road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a senior ally just eight days after he took office. Munde was injured while driving to the capital's airport and died later in hospital.Munde, 64, was deputy chief...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 01-06-2014 07:38 PM

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over Modi-Sharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios 01-06-2014 07:31 PM

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Gadkari takes charge as Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister 29-05-2014 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: More ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are taking charge on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. "I had asked PM...
  • HC declines to entertain plea seeking ban on Kejriwal's letter 28-05-2014 05:03 PM

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban on publication and circulation of Arvind Kejriwal's letter questioning orders sending him to judicial custody and also levelling allegations against BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini did not...
  • Kejriwal released from Tihar after furnishing personal bond 27-05-2014 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday evening walked out of Tihar jail as he finally agreed to furnish a bail bond before a local court after spending six days in the prison in a criminal defamation case filed by BJP MP Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, who had been lodged...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal agrees to furnish personal bond 27-05-2014 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday agreed to furnish a personal bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case after the Delhi High Court told him to. Kejriwal had approached the High Court to challenge the magistrate court order which sent him to 14 days judicial...
  • HC advises Kejriwal to furnish bail bond and come out of jail 27-05-2014 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday advised Arvind Kejriwal, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail, to furnish a bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever...
  • Gadkari denies report of Sena being upset with just one Cabinet berth 27-05-2014 08:42 AM

    Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari denied reports that the BJP-ally Shiv Sena is upset as it got only one Cabinet berth. According to the reports, this was also seen as one of the reasons for the delay in portfolio allocation. Gadkari said, "As far as I know, no one is upset....
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development 26-05-2014 11:59 PM

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said....