Gadkari

  • Is political snooping a reality? 39 minutes ago

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • News 360: 15 dead in Pune landslide tragedy, NDRF rescues 7 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Fifteen people have been killed in a landslide that took place on Wednesday in Malin village in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. Seven NDRF teams including State Disaster team are on the site for rescue and relief operation. State administration sources said that 40 houses with 150 to 200 people are...
  • Bugging row: BJP slams Congress for raising 'non-issue' 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday attacked Congress for raking up the matter of alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, terming it as a "non-issue". "Here is a case where Home Minister Rajnath Singh has categorically said that the bugging issue is baseless. I think there...
  • Government denies snooping on Nitin Gadkari, says no truth in reports 10 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has rejected reports of bugging devices in Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's office or residence. Following an uproar in Parliament over the issue on Wednesday, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley made statements in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha...
  • Opposition set to corner Centre over Gadkari snoopgate issue in Parliament 11 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The opposition parties are set to corner the government in Parliament on the Nitin Gadkari snooping controversy on Wednesday. The Congress will raise the issue in Parliament when it meets after two days leave in view of Eid celebration. The Congress has issued notice to Lok Sabha Speaker for...
  • Congress demands probe into bugging reports 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The controversy over the alleged bugging at the residence of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house refused to die down with Congress on Monday demanding a probe and government virtually rejecting it. Gadkari, who holds the portfolio of Highways and Transport, himself calibrated his statement on Monday completely denying there...
  • No device found anywhere at my residence: Gadkari 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As the controversy over alleged bugging continued, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday insisted that no snooping devices were found anywhere at his residence. "As already stated, I reiterate that no devices were found at my residence anywhere," he tweeted. The Minister for Surface Transport and Highways was reacting to...
  • Reports of bugging at Gadkari's house should be probed: Manmohan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there should be an investigation into the report of bugging devices having been found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence and asked Government to explain the issue in Parliament. "If Ministers' houses are bugged, then it is not a good omen....
  • Gadkari calls reports of bugging devices at his home highly speculative 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari's residence but the Union Minister on Sunday dubbed it as "highly speculative" even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust among NDA ministers. A media report has claimed that...
  • Sena MPs force Muslim to break fast: BJP leaders refuse to comment 1 week ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. The news created an uproar in Lok Sabha. But,...
  • Gadkari allows allocation of Rs 32 crore to UP to deal with drought-like situation July 18, 2014

    Centre has allowed release of Rs 32 crore to Uttar Pradesh as a special case to mitigate "acute drought like situations" due to deficiency in rainfall, particularly in Bundelkhand region. Official sources said Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari allowed the allocation to the Samajwadi Party-ruled state as first instalment under the...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. ...
  • Government to change laws to permit cars to run on different fuels: Nitin Gadkari July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. He said that the government will try to introduce the changes in the...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    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 crore....
  • Omar Abdullah meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks central aid for road projects in J&K July 10, 2014

    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 Nitin...
  • SP leader expelled from party for 6 years after he garlands Nitin Gadkari July 7, 2014

    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 local MLA...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme July 4, 2014

    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 Minister's...
  • No commercial interest in e-rickshaw: Nitin Gadkari July 1, 2014

    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, a...
  • Advani deserves to be President of India: Gadkari June 21, 2014

    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 have...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    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 June 19, 2014

    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 based...
  • e-rickshaws not to be barred from plying in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari June 17, 2014

    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 June 10, 2014

    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 June 10, 2014

    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 June 8, 2014

    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 interested...
  • 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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal charged in Nitin Gadkari defamation case, faces 2 years in jail June 6, 2014

    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 framed...