Gadkari

  • 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...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Court says bury the hatchet, Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari both appeared in court on Friday in connection with the defamation case filed against the AAP chief. This was the first time the two were in court in the matter. The judge urged Gadkari and Kejriwal to bury...
  • Anjali Damania withdraws resignation after assurance of revamp in AAP June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra leaders of Aam Aadmi Party Anjali Damania and Preeti Menon resigned from the party but hours later took a Uturn on Thursday on being assured of the formation of a new state executive that would be transparent and broadbased to ensure adequate communication with party workers. In a letter...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be redrafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be redrafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in...
  • PM to decide on CBI probe demand into Munde's death: Nitin Gadkari June 5, 2014

    Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter. "Yesterday, I spoke to the Prime Minister and Munde's family. It...
  • AAP leader's tweet sparks rumours of Anjali Damania quitting the party June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The situation is getting worse for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After two of its high profile leaders Shazia Ilmi and Captain G R Gopinath quit the AAP, one more high profile leader Anjali Damania is reportedly upset and planning to quit. Anjali Damania, who lost the Lok...
  • Gadkari gets additional charge of Gopinath Munde's ministries June 4, 2014

    New Delhi After the sudden death of the Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde in a tragic road accident on Tuesday, the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping shall be given additional charge...
  • RIP Gopinath Munde (19492014): Some photos from his life as a beloved mass leader and popular politician June 3, 2014

    Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a headon road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a senior ally just eight days after he took office. Munde was injured while driving to the capital's airport and died later in hospital.Munde, 64, was deputy chief...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over ModiSharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios June 1, 2014

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Gadkari takes charge as Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: More ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are taking charge on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. "I had asked PM Modi...
  • HC declines to entertain plea seeking ban on Kejriwal's letter May 28, 2014

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking a ban on publication and circulation of Arvind Kejriwal's letter questioning orders sending him to judicial custody and also levelling allegations against BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini did not go...
  • Kejriwal released from Tihar after furnishing personal bond May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday evening walked out of Tihar jail as he finally agreed to furnish a bail bond before a local court after spending six days in the prison in a criminal defamation case filed by BJP MP Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, who had been lodged in...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal agrees to furnish personal bond May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday agreed to furnish a personal bond in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case after the Delhi High Court told him to. Kejriwal had approached the High Court to challenge the magistrate court order which sent him to 14 days judicial...
  • HC advises Kejriwal to furnish bail bond and come out of jail May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday advised Arvind Kejriwal, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail, to furnish a bail bond in the criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. A bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta said Kejriwal can raise whatever legal...
  • Gadkari denies report of Sena being upset with just one Cabinet berth May 27, 2014

    Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari denied reports that the BJPally Shiv Sena is upset as it got only one Cabinet berth. According to the reports, this was also seen as one of the reasons for the delay in portfolio allocation. Gadkari said, "As far as I know, no one is upset....
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development May 26, 2014

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said. ...
  • Nitin Gadkari, former BJP president and an able administrator May 26, 2014

    Firmly ensconced as a key member of Narendra Modi's core group, Nitin Gadkari, who earned the distinction of being the youngest BJP president, is known as an able administrator with innovative approaches. A firsttimer in Lok sabha, Gadkari, 57, has had a long innings in Maharashtra as minister and Leader of...
  • Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea against Arvind Kejriwal May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A petition was filed on Monday in the Delhi High Court seeking action against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for writing an open letter to his supporters from the Tihar Jail. Aam Admi Party chief Kejriwal is currently lodged in the Tihar Central Jail as he refused to furnish...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal moves Delhi HC against magistrate court order May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday moved the Delhi High Court against the magistrate court order which has sent him to 14day judicial custody in the Nitin Gadkari defamation case. The High Court will hear Kejriwal's plea on Tuesday. Kejriwal was pulled up by the lower court...
  • PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet: Who is likely to get what June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony, all eyes are on his Cabinet. The list of Modi's ministers has been sent to the Rashtrapati Bhawan and it is springing out some surprises with the inclusion of allies like Upendra Kushwaha. It includes the names of...
  • Modi Cabinet almost final, JP Nadda to replace Rajnath as BJP chief May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to take over as the party chief with Rajnath Singh making his way into the Narendra Modi Cabinet. A lesser known face, Nadda was from the beginning a favourite for the party chief's post. Nadda was anointed...
  • AAP to challenge Magistrate's order in higher court May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to challenge the order of the Metropolitan Magistrate, who sent its leader Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody for not furnishing a bond in a defamation case, in a higher court. "The AAP has decided to challenge the erroneous order of the learned Metropolitan...
  • Kejriwal writes open letter on landing in jail; AAP plans mass drive May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal explained to his supporters the circumstances behind him being in jail even as his party launched a mass contact programme over the issue to strengthen its support base with an eye on Assembly elections in Delhi. "I took on former BJP president Nitin...
  • Kejriwal to stay in jail till June 6, says will not furnish bail bond May 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...
  • Is AAP reaching a political dead end? May 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...
  • Kejriwal writes to supporters from Tihar claiming innocence May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: After being sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Friday wrote letters to his supporters from Tihar. The AAP leader also asked his supporters to give his letter in each and...
  • BJP faces revolt over naming Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A storm is brewing in the BJP with many Delhi leaders allegedly threatening to "not cooperate" and even "lose deliberately" if former top cop Kiran Bedi was named the party's next chief ministerial nominee, party sources said. "There is severe opposition to her (Bedi) in the party. A...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal jailed for 14 days, next hearing on June 6 May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond...