Gadkari

  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To mitigate drought-like situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics for...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari 3 days ago

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • UPA's sanitation scheme a failure, will review it: Government August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan scheme, launched by the previous UPA government in 2012 to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country, saying it was a "failure". Ahead of the conference of state ministers in-charge of drinking water and sanitation here tomorrow, the...
  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers August 19, 2014

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • 'Ram Sethu' will not be broken for Sethusamudram project: Centre August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government will not "break" the 'Ram Sethu' for the proposed Sethusamudram shipping canal project and will make efforts to see that the navigation system is put in place without damaging it, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Lok Sabha on Thursday. Gadkari said during Question Hour that...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet once...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha August 3, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on US Secretary of state John Kerry. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to Sonia Gandhi's spokesperson about Natwar Singh's book. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari August 3, 2014

    A controversy erupted over a report of bugging devices having been found in Nitin Gadkari's residence but the Union Minister on July 29 dubbed it as "highly speculative" even as the Congress said it reflects lack of faith and mutual trust among NDA ministers. ...
  • HC asks Gadkari, Kejriwal to 'shake hands' in larger public interest July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on suggested to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Arvind Kejriwal to "bury" the hatchet over the alleged statement made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and "shake hands" with each other in larger "public interest". A bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and SP Garg...
  • Opposition demands judicial probe, PM statement on bugging issue July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress on Thursday upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at stake. There were sharp exchanges in the Rajya Sabha between...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is political snooping a reality? July 30, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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' July 30, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 July 28, 2014

    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 July 27, 2014

    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 July 27, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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. ...