Prakash Javadekar

  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza Yesterday

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Congress denunciates Lok Sabha Speaker over LoP issue 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian National Congress is busy mounting pressure on the Lok Sabha Speaker over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said, "How can the government manage the next five years without a LoP? It is an embarrassment to the Speaker and...
  • Parliament disruptions not due to any muscle power: Prakash Javadekar July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament gets disrupted not because of members wanting to test their muscle or lung power but often when they try to raise people's issues, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said. "When you see Parliament getting disrupted, what is it all about? It is not about people wanting to...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Rail Budget debate derailed as 'tired' RS members refuse to take part July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a peculiar scenario when none of the members was willing to initiate or participate in a debate on Rail Budget despite being listed, with some saying they were tired, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House for the day at around 5.30...
  • Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker's court: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. "The Speaker has all the powers to decide who will be LoP. We (government) cannot do anything. Moreover, people of India also refused them (Congress)...
  • Decision on critically polluted areas soon: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The government will find an amicable solution to the issue of banning new projects or expansion of existing projects in Gujarat's 'critically polluted' industrial clusters, Union Minister for State for Forests and Environment Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. These three industrial clusters include Vapi in Valsad district, Ankleshwar in Bharuch...
  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar which found several employees not reporting on time, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has initiated the process of installation of biometric attendance system. The ministry has invited quotations for the installation of biometric device for attendance system through...
  • Piyush Goyal to meet bankers on Monday; discuss bottlenecks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to restore investor confidence in electricity generation sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will meet bankers on Monday to discuss the financing bottlenecks affecting the industry and the way forward. Goyal's meeting with the bankers may touch upon the key issues of delayed regulatory clearances which led...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions to...
  • Government keen on promoting children's films: Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government is keen on promoting children's films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday. The minister emphasised the need for production of good films for children that would contribute to their all round development. Javadekar held a review...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will not do anything to curb the freedom of the press in any form but the media should develop a mechanism to decide its responsibilities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "Sacrifices of many leaders during freedom struggle and Emergency contributed immensely to the...
  • The word 'delay' is deleted under the Modi government: Javadekar June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: "Consider that the word 'delay' has been deleted." This was the message articulated on Thursday by Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Minister and Environment, as he sought to assure all concerned that the Narendra Modi government would ensure speedy implementation of tasks. Javadekar, while addressing a meeting of...
  • A quarter of India's land turning into desert: Environment Minister June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said, potentially threatening food security in the world's second most populous country. India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to 17...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: Prakash Javdekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday against the backdrop of murder of a techie in Pune. "Freedom of speech and expression comes with responsibility. #SocialMedia activities should b(e) for Unity...
  • Government to ensure larger audience for AIR, DD June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will work to ensure that national broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan get larger audiences, specially in the border areas, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Interacting with women journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Javadekar said that the government is focusing...
  • Defence projects to get priority environment nod: Prakash Javadekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will focus on expediting environment clearances for pending projects and top priority will be given to defence-related projects, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Javadekar, while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), said that the Ministry will focus on balancing the wellbeing...
  • BJP to nominate Prakash Javadekar for RS from Madhya Pradesh June 6, 2014

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar will get a Rajya Sabha berth from Madhya Pradesh after his name was finalised by the BJP on Friday. The BJP decided to nominate Javadekar as its nominee for the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh, where the seat had fallen vacant after Faggan Singh Kulaste was...
  • Now green clearance online: Prakash Javadekar June 5, 2014

    In order to bring more transparency, environment clearances can now be sought online, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, on Thursday said. "The online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational from today. For 25 days, submissions can be done both...
  • Collecting inputs on increasing FDI in media: I&B Minister June 1, 2014

    "The Centre is currently busy collecting views of various stakeholders in connection with the issue of allowing 100 percent FDI in news media," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. ...
  • Seeking inputs on allowing 100 pc FDI in news media: Javadekar June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today said his ministry is seeking inputs from various stakeholders on whether to allow 100 per cent FDI in news media. "The Centre is currently busy collecting views of various stakeholders in connection with the issue of allowing 100 percent FDI in news...
  • Will explore possibility of having locally-made set-top boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set- top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...
  • Cross ownership in media a matter of debate: I&B Minister May 31, 2014

    Panaji : Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the cross ownership in media was "a matter of debate" and the government was seeking views of all stakeholders on it. He, however, refused to comment on the recent take-over of the Network 18 group by the Reliance...
  • Raising FDI limit in Defence will create more jobs, says Prakash Javadekar May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Raising the FDI limit in the defence sector will help the country in creating jobs and being self-reliance in the military arena, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "I have been a member of Standing Committee on Defence and based on my experience, I can say...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi's ministers took charge of their departments today. Watch what they have to say about their work and what they plan to do. ...
  • Will work as a team with Narendra Modi: Javadekar June 14, 2014

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar who is likely to get Information and Broadcasting Ministry, said that Modi ji will have discussions with his ministers, but we will also first have a review of the ministries and report to him and then we will come up with a priority list. ...
  • BJP welcomes Obama's statement on working closely with new government May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday welcomed the statement of US President Barack Obama that he was looking forward to work closely with the new government in India, saying all countries will cooperate with the new government in New Delhi. "What Obama says shows in which direction the wind is blowing....
  • BJP hits out at EC for not allowing Modi to hold rally in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Hitting out at the Election Commission, BJP today said "timid men can dwarf high offices" as the party protested against the refusal of permission for Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi. "I cannot conceal my disappointment with the Election Commission. Men in constitutional offices need to be bolder. Timid men can dwarf...