GADKARI

  • Conversion row: Parties indulging in vote bank politics: Nitin Gadkari 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics. "This is not an issue within the party. There are some political forces...
  • Defamation case: Delhi court slaps fine of Rs 10,000 on Nitin Gadkari 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for his failure to comply with its order in a criminal defamation case filed by him against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Gomati Manocha observed that Gadkari had not...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Delhi rape: Nitin Gadkari opposes ban on cabs, says need to fix the system December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari's remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5. Gadkari said, "Train main hua to...
  • Sailing to Agra on Yamuna will be a reality soon: Gadkari December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People will soon be able to go to Agra sailing on the Yamuna as the Centre has sought help from the Netherlands government for the ambitious project that includes building barrages and water-terminals on both sides of the river. "Soon people can go to Agra via Delhi through Yamuna...We...
  • Will build 30 kms of road per day in two years time: Nitin Gadkari November 30, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the plans of his ministry and said 30 kms of road will be built every day in two years time. He added that project worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore are cleared and work would start at the earliest. ...
  • UPA had no intention to work for the people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the UPA government had no intention to work for the people. "People are now aware that there is a government that will act and ensure progress," said Javadekar. ...
  • Nitin Gadkari on NDA government completing 6 months November 28, 2014

    As the Modi led NDA government completes 6 months in office, CNN-IBN talks to Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Prakash Javadekar, 2 key members of team Modi on what the new government has achieved so far. ...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Nitin Gadkari to flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. "Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday from DTC Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium," an official statement said. Earlier, the Cabinet approved...
  • Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village in Nagpur November 24, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'. Gadkari adopted Pachgaon village in Umrer taluka, about 15 kms from Nagpur city, last evening where he was accorded a warm welcome by village head Punyasheela Meshram and people. Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari...
  • In space-starved Mumbai, docklands provide room for a view November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The redevelopment of Mumbai's mostly derelict docklands will, if a government appointed panel has its way, create a waterfront where people living in the world's second most densely-populated city can go to lift their spirits, and the rich can go to play. "This is a real opportunity to give Mumbai...
  • Defamation plea: Nitin Gadkari, Digvijaya Singh come face to face in court November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Digvijaya Singh on Monday traded charges in a Delhi court which was hearing a defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader against the veteran Congressman who stood by his statement. The proceedings began with Gadkari ruling out any possibility of reaching any compromise...
  • Nitin Gadkari assures steps to bring back five fishermen from Sri Lanka November 4, 2014

    Rameswaram: The families of five fishermen, who were awarded capital punishment by a Sri Lankan court last month on drug-trafficking charges, on Tuesday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought immediate steps by India to bring them back home. Gadkari assured them government would take necessary legal steps and take...
  • Nitin Gadkari to inspect Sethu Project Route on November 4 November 3, 2014

    Ramanathapuram: Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari would undertake an aerial inspection of the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Channel route on November 4, officials said on Sunday. He would inspect the entire Palk Strait onboard a Coast Guard aircraft and discuss about the work so far completed on the multi-crore...
  • Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Digvijaya Singh in defamation case November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday issued bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his failure to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha also directed Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Gadkari,...
  • Identify village for Adarsh Gram Yojana by November 11: Government to MPs October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre has set a November 11 deadline for Members of Parliament to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to the parliamentarians saying they may identify a suitable...
  • Transport Minister Gadkari rides scooter without helmet: Do politicians consider themselves above the law? October 28, 2014

    Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on two different instances was caught on camera riding a scooter without a helmet while visiting the RSS leadership and earlier with his wife after casting vote for Nagpur Muncipal Corporation. ...
  • Tamil Nadu opposes new Road Bill, says it encroaches upon state powers October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu on Tuesday vociferously opposed the proposed new Motor Vehicles Bill, saying it encroaches upon the financial, legislative and administrative powers of state governments. "The Bill erodes and encroaches upon the powers of the state government... A major change in the existing set-up has been proposed. "The...
  • BJP likely to elect Maharashtra chief minister today, Devendra Fadnavis remains the frontrunner October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The suspense over the chief minister of Maharashtra will finally be over on Tuesday and the Bharatiya Janata Party will elect its legislature party leader, who will then stake claim to form the government in the state. BJP central observers Rajnath Singh and JP Nadda will be in Mumbai...
  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP CM, says will support the leader who takes Maharashtra forward October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has said that they will support Bharatiya Janata Party's decision on Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "Whoever is made Chief Minister, be it Nitin Gadkari or Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena will support the leader who takes Maharshtra forward, " the editorial said. The editorial...
  • Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra October 26, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, senior leader Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra. Sudhir Mungantiwar again calls for Nitin Gadkari to be made Maharashtra CM. Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis remains front runner for post of CM. ...
  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra October 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • Gadkari dispels rumours, says he met RSS chief to wish him happy Diwali October 25, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday morning amidst reports that the RSS has endorsed the party's state chief Devendra Fadanavis for Maharashtra CM's post. Fadnavis had met Bhagwat on Friday. Gadkari, however, underplayed the meeting, saying that this must be new to the...
  • Nitin Gadkari violates law, rides scooter without helmet: Digvijaya Singh October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for riding a scooter without a helmet. Gadkari was driving to Sangh building in Mahal in eastern part of Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Singh tweeted, "Gadkari violates the Law...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief, says no discussion on Maharashtra politics October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed "important" issues but said there was no talk on politics in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the process of government formation. The meeting took place a day after Maharashtra BJP president Devendra...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief Bhagwat in Nagpur, suspense continues over Maharashtra CM October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: As the suspense over the chief minister of Maharashtra continues, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday. The meeting comes in the wake of reports that the RSS has endorsed party's Maharashtra President Devendra Fadanavis for chief minister's post. Trouble has...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha interviews 'Gadkari' on Maharashtra CM post October 24, 2014

    Watch the hilarious interview of 'Nitin Gadkari' by TWTW host Cyrus Broacha on the thorny issue of the Maharashtra Chief Minister's seat. ...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray willing to co-operate with BJP, says RPI's Athawale October 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A consensus between former allies BJP and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra is likely as indicated by Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale. Athawale on Friday said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is willing to cooperate with BJP to form government in the state. He told...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...