NITIN GADKARI

  • SC stays defamation trial of Arvind Kejriwal, seeks Centre's response Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday got a reprieve from the Supreme Court which not only stayed his prosecution in two criminal defamation cases but also sought a reply from the Centre on his plea challenging constitutional validity of the penal provisions. "Issue notice returnable in six weeks,"...
  • SC stays proceedings against Kejriwal in two defamation cases 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court has stayed proceedings in two defamation cases filed against him. The SC order came after the Delhi CM challenged the law dealing with defamation cases. The SC has issued a notice to the Ministry of Law...
  • Opposition parties sold land to private builders when in power: Nitin Gadkari 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday accused the Opposition parties of playing "obstructionist" politics by resisting the land acquisition Bill and said some of these parties had "sold prime lands" to private builders when they were in power. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, speaking at a Kisan Rally organised in New Delhi by...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • Parties opposing Land Bill are afraid of Modi's development agenda: Nitin Gadkari 4 days ago

    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari talks to CNN-IBN on the Land Acquisition Bill and its implementation. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Naxals target development projects, says intelligence reports 4 days ago

    Maoists are changing their strategy in their fight against the state, says latest intelligence reports. Naxals in desperation are targeting development projects. There have been 31 attacks on economic targets in 4 months compared with 25 in 2014. ...
  • Accept NGT's spirit behind banning old vehicles but implementation in 2 weeks impossible: Gadkari 5 days ago

    The Centre has decided to move the Supreme Court against the Nation Green Tribunal's order than bans diesel vehicles older than 10 years from plying in NCR. "We accept the spirit of the Green Tribunal, but at the same time, implementing this order in two weeks is practically impossible," Union...
  • Nitin Gadkari hits out at Congress for opposing land bill 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday hit out at the Opposition for "politicising" the land bill issue and questioned the Congress why it did not seek farmers' consent when it doled out coal mines to the "rich". "Opposition is politicising the bill. The country is facing tough times, we...
  • Don't rely on God or government: Nitin Gadkari tells farmers April 11, 2015

    Amravati (Maharashtra): Advising farmers to stop relying on God or government, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said they need take charge of their own lives to improve the lot. The minister, who was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of Krishi Vikas Exhibition at Science Core Ground on Friday evening, also asked...
  • Include road safety in school curriculum: Nitin Gadkari asks states April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Road safety is likely to be part of school curriculum across the country as Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked state education boards to introduce this subject in the syllabus. Road Secretary Vijay Chibber on Friday said the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has included a chapter...
  • Opposition to Land bill nothing but public posturing: BJP April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: BJP on Friday asserted that the Land Acquisition Bill was pro-farmer and pro-growth, and opposition to it was nothing but public posturing to prove publicly that the Centre was anti-farmer. BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Friday said it was after a consensus in 2013 that the bill was brought...
  • Government not averse to more amendments to Land Bill: Nitin Gadkari April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Hopeful of bringing the opposition on-board to get the much-debated land legislation passed, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the government is not averse to more changes to the Bill. "We are not averse to more amendments to the Land Bill provided they are good and substantial in...
  • Rain damaged crops: Government will take decision after stock of situation, says Gadkari April 7, 2015

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government and the Prime Minister will soon take decision after taking stock of the situation. Heavy rains and hailstorm in recent weeks have damaged crops across North India with farmers suffering heavy losses. ...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Arun Jaitley's security upgraded to Z-plus category March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Security of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been upgraded to topmost Z-plus category and he will be guarded by paramilitary commandos drawn from Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) now. The move to increase Jaitley's security cover was taken by Union Home Ministry recently after assessing the threat...
  • Kejriwal gave consent for phone calls to AAP MLAs offering money to support BJP: Ex party leader March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no end to mudslinging in the war-torn Aam Aadmi Party. In yet another allegation in a series of attacks, former party MLA Rajesh Garg has alleged that fake calls were made to AAP MLAs with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's consent. These calls were faked to be...
  • Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to be completed by June: Nitin Gadkari March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The much-delayed Delhi-Jaipur Expressway would be completed by June, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. He also said that he Centre is ready to build four bypasses by December for important towns if Rajasthan government offers land. "Finances for this...
  • Nitin Gadkari appears in court in defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed by him against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, was cross-examined for over two-and-a half hours by the counsel for Kejriwal, who has...
  • Gadkari defends Land Bill; writes to Sonia, Anna, others opposing it March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another effort by the government to push the controversial Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and social activist Anna Hazare defending the Bill. In his letter, he claimed that the Bill is...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi passed in Lok Sabha March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. It is the third ordinance to be replaced by a bill passed by the Lower House since Monday, the others being the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday March 3, 2015

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Congress rates Modi government's full-fledged budget, says it's a huge disappointment February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Congress leader Kamal Nath said that this budget is a huge disappointment. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Nath said, "This budget is great disappointment because it does not stimulate the...
  • 'I never took money from any corporate entity', says Nitin Gadkari February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: As news reports about his having enjoyed the hospitality of the Essar group during a trip to Europe triggered a row, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he had visited a yacht belonging to them "just to see" it and asserted he never took money from any corporate...
  • BJP leaders, Ministers attend wedding of Amit Shah's son February 10, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP leaders and ministers were in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to attend the wedding of party president Amit Shah's son Jay, even as the Delhi poll results trickled in. Those present at the wedding organised at the YMCA Club in Ahmedabad included ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar, JP Nadda,...
  • Kiran Bedi, Gen VK Singh were always soft on BJP, alleges AAP leader Kumar Vishwas January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has accused Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi and Union Minister General (retired) VK Singh of being soft on the BJP even when they were with Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement. As part of attacks and counterattacks between AAP and BJP,...
  • We are a government of 'Ram bhakts': Nitin Gadkari, kicks up row January 21, 2015

    Faizabad: In comments that could kick up a row, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government at the Centre is of 'Ram bhakts'(devotees) and those who shout 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans. Gadkari, a senior BJP leader, made these remarks on Tuesday while announcing the government's decision to construct 'Ram-Janki...
  • Traffic Police's jibe at Gadkari, poster shows him on scooter with helmet flying off January 16, 2015

    Raigarh: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's gaffe of not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter has came back in a humourous way in Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. A traffic police poster issued by the police has a cartoon of the Union Minister riding a scooter, with the helmet flying...
  • Rs 5 lakh crore investment in road building in 5 years: Nitin Gadkari January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A whopping investment of Rs 5 lakh crore would be made in the road sector in the coming five years, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. "In five years, there will be investment of Rs 5 lakh crore" in the road sector, Gadkari said while inaugurating the eighth...
  • Nitin Gadkari declares Rs 1300 crore to construct Char dham yatra routes January 5, 2015

    Haridwar: The Centre on Monday announced a financial assistance of Rs 1300 crore to construct 890 Km of roads for Uttarakhand's famous Char dham yatra. The announcement was made by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking as Chief Guest at the national wrestling and kabaddi competition held...