Prakash Javadekar

  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances around which...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar Yesterday

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • Time to give BJP a mandate, says Prakash Javadekar 5 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said that it was time to give BJP a mandate. The 25-year-old-BJP-Shiv Sena alliance finally ended on Thursday. "Time to give justice to the people of Maharashtra," said Javadekar. ...
  • India has signed pact on Minamata disease, says Prakash Javadekar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: India has signed a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Javadekar, who returned from the US on Thursday after attending the UN Climate Summit, said India has signed the pact on Minamata to...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Prakash Javadekar launches online portal for monitoring of zoos September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an Earchival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority. A book "Zoos in India 2014" was also released at the event. The online portal for grant...
  • Information and Broadcast Ministry clears 26 new channels September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pending proposals of 26 new television channels have been cleared by the Information and Broadcast Ministry, taking the total number of channels in the country to above 800. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has cleared 26 pending proposals of new channels in news, current affairs and entertainment and...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand, says Javadekar September 11, 2014

    Asserting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in the last hundred days, Minister of Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar said that growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand. Javadekar enumerated the numerous projects that have been rapidly cleared by his office in the last hundred days, emphasizing...
  • Won't allow anyone to stifle media: I&B Minister to Telangana CM September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that no one will be allowed to play with media's freedom. Javadekar's comments came as the Telangana CM sparked a controversy by threatening to 'bury the media 10 feet...
  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sitin, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • Not a single file pending on my table: Environment Minister Javadekar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A little more than 100 days after assuming office, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has claimed that there are no files pending in the ministry and assured that he is speeding up the decision making process. "We have deleted the word delay from our systems. Otherwise, the...
  • Roadmap for coalblock allocations after final verdict: Government September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on coalblock allocations, the government said it would wait for its final verdict in order to move ahead in a transparent manner. "It was my and Hansraj Ahir's complaint which resulted in the CBI inquiry into the coal scam. The...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao meets Javadekar September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Telugu journalists in Delhi protested against blackout of two Telugu channels in Telangana, the issue came up during a meeting between Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar here. Rao and Javadekar also discussed about the afforestation initiatives in the newlycarved...
  • Old DD, AIR recordings to be made available through mobile app September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The archived programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio would be made available to the public through a mobile application soon, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar today said. "Sometimes I wonder what is to be done with four lakh hours of recording in the archives of Akashvani...
  • Congress conspiring to tarnish Modi government's image: Prakash Javadekar September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress is "conspiring to tarnish" the image of the Narendra Modi government after being unable to find anything against its "transparent" functioning, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Hitting back at the opposition party for its comments that the NDA regime's first 100 days in power...
  • Ministers have freedom to take decisions under Modi: Javadekar September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government nears its 100 days in power, each ministry has given a report card on the measures taken till now. Environment and Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he has changed the "negative image" of the Environment Ministry. "The ministry had acquired a negative...
  • Polluting industries along Ganga will be monitored 24x7: Centre August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Making it clear that pollution of the Ganga will not be allowed, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said industries along the river bank would be monitored roundtheclock. The Central Pollution Control Board will be handling the realtime monitoring of the industries, he told reporters. "We are setting up realtime...
  • No jokes please, we are politicians! Government to act against RJs airing jokes on MPs, mimicking them August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. "The language used by radio jockeys on private...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in stateonly view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • GM crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe: Prakash Javadekar August 7, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the genetically modified crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe. "Precautions must be taken for such trials," said the Minister. ...
  • Can't ignore science: Minister Prakash Javadekar on opposition to GM crops August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as some Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sanghlinked groups had asked for a ban on genetically modified food, the Centre has hinted that it might allow the field trials. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister of State Prakash Javadekar said that no one can ignore science. ""Yesterday somebody asked me about...
  • PM meets BJP MPs from Madhya Pradesh August 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met party MPs from Madhya Pradesh and asked them to be proactive in raising public issues in national interest and take the bold initiatives of the government before the public. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also an MP from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh...
  • RSS linked groups demand ban on GM crops, Centre denies any pressure July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is facing pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the ongoing GM crop debate. In a recent development, two RSS linked outfits have now demanded a ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops. The government has however, claimed that there...
  • Pune Landslide: Centre will provide whatever help is necesssary, says Javadekar July 30, 2014

    As relief operations are underway in Pune to rescue the 170 people trapped after heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in the area, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the first priority is to figure out if there any survivors and then rescue them. Javadekar said that the government will...