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  • Rise in rape cases due to degradation of social values: Uma Bharti Yesterday

    Blaming degradation of social values for rising rape and molestation cases in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the problem can be overcome through social pressure and compulsions. "The degradation of social values and disintegration has encouraged such incidents and the values of our social heritage can help...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' 2 days ago

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • Bharti Airtel gains; RBI allows increase in FII limit July 4, 2014

    Shares in Bharti Airtel Ltd(BRTI.NS) gain after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) increases limit for overseas investors to buy shares in the company. Foreign institutional investors can now invest up to 74 percent in Bharti Airtel under the portfolio investment scheme, the RBI said in a statement late on Thursday. The...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Here's why 4G technology will take another two years to gain momentum in India June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been quite some time that the Indian telecom industry is talking about the fourth generation (4G) technology but is the market and the subscribers ready for it? Experts feel it will take another couple of years for 4G to gain steam and become a mass product...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to clean-up other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Pre-medical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...
  • Those involved in MPPEB scam should not be spared, says Uma Bharti June 22, 2014

    Amid growing demand to hand over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said the accused involved in the case should not be spared at any cost. "I expect that the criminal (behind the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination scam), howsoever powerful he...
  • Prasar Bharati mulling 'krishi' channel for farmers June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Doordarshan could soon launch a channel devoted exclusively to farmers and agriculture with public broadcaster Prasar Bharati actively considering such a proposal. It is learnt that consultations are already underway for the launch of a 24-hour agriculture-based channel which could leverage the expertise Doordarshan has in creating programmes for...
  • AAP accuses BJP of offering bribe to its legislators June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today accused the BJP of offering money to its legislators for their support in forming the government in the national capital. A party statement said the Bharatiya Janata Party has been trying to lure AAP legislators by offering money and posts for the last few...
  • Prasar Bharati board yet to get a new chairperson June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The positions of chairperson and some other key members of Prasar Bharati's board that have been lying vacant for sometime now are yet to be filled up. The post of the chairperson of the Prasar Bharati board has been lying vacant since the tenure of Mrinal Pande ended...
  • Nationwide plantation drive on Tuesday to remember Uttarakhand June 16, 2014

    A nationwide plantation drive would be organised on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the Uttarakhand tragedy, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced. She told reporters in New Delhi that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Nabadwip and Ganga Sagar (both in...
  • Countrywide tree plantation drive: Uma Bharti June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday announced a nationwide tree plantation drive would be organised to mark the first anniversary of Kedarnath deluge during the flash floods which had hit Uttarakhand last year. She told reporters that the drive will be held in Gangotri, Haridwar, Kanpur,...
  • Delhi MP's car collides with Uma Bharti's escort vehicle June 11, 2014

    New Delh: Three people, including two policemen, were injured after Delhi MP Parvesh Verma's car collided head-on with union minister Uma Bharti's escort vehicle here on Wednesday, police said. Both the minister and the MP were not travelling when the incident occurred in Vijay Chowk, the square in front of Rashtrapati...
  • Spitting in Ganga could land you in jail for three days or fine of Rs 10,000 June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is working on the Ganga clean-up plan. According to sources, anybody found spitting in the Ganga or dumping waste into it will be punished. Sources say the Central government is looking at up to 3 years in jail or a fine of Rs 10,000 for...
  • SP MLA forces official to sign a document against his wish June 7, 2014

    In a bizarre incident, an MLA of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh allegedly barged into the office of a government official in Allahabad and forced him to sign a document against his wishes. Ajay Bharti, MLA from Bara constituency, allegedly forced Project Director Vijay Kumar Srivastava on Thursday to sign...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    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, Minister...
  • Bharti Singh flirts with 'Heropanti' star Tiger Shroff June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Newcomer Tiger Shroff was left blushing when comedienne Bharti kept flirting with him on the set of "DID L'iL Masters". Jokingly, the comedienne teased Tiger saying that his dad and actor Jackie Shroff is her future father-in-law and that she would like to marry the 'Heropanti' star and have lots...
  • Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti take oath in Sanskrit June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took her oath as a member of the newly-elected 16th Lok Sabha in impeccable Sanskrit on Thursday. The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was followed by party colleague Uma Bharti, Union Minister for water resources and Ganga rejuvenation, who also took her oath as...
  • Badaun gangrape: Centre to intervene on UP governor's report, says Kalraj Mishra June 2, 2014

    Describing the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh as "very grave" where women were not safe even in their homes, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra on Monday said the central government would step in if UP Governor BL Joshi sends a report on the situation in the state. Talking to...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He said that...
  • Statements of Mulayam and Akhilesh strengthen rapists' spirit: Uma Bharti May 31, 2014

    Attacking Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the gangrape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun, Union Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said their statements "strengthen the spirit of rapists." "Statements by Mulayam and his son only strengthen the spirit of rapists," the...
  • Somnath Bharti terms NHRC report as biased May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti today termed the NHRC report which indicted him of "racial prejudice", as biased and asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to "remove the perception" that shows him in bad light. "You are requested to do the needful and remove the perception of the report...
  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • We will make Ganga 'pious' again, says Uma Bharti May 28, 2014

    Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday vowed to clean up river Ganga, one of the key priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has won the election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. "Efforts will be made to make it clean, as pious as it was in the past with the...
  • Modi Cabinet: Sushma Swaraj, Uma Bharti to take charge of their ministries today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Several ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are set to take over their new offices on Wednesday. Sushma Swaraj is set to take charge as the External Affairs Ministers while Uma Bharti will take over the Water Resources Ministry. Swaraj was present during Modi's meeting with Pakistan...