MANEKA GANDHI

  • Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion today, say sources April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take up Juvenile Justice Bill for discussion in the meeting on Tuesday evening, sources said. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has recommended that juveniles should be treated at par with adults in case of heinous crimes like rape. The matter...
  • Maneka Gandhi asks Home Ministry to consider women's quota in police March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested the Home Ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 per cent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child...
  • Union Minister Maneka Gandhi bats for surface cleaner made from cow urine extracts March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A surface cleaner made from extracts of cow urine should be used in government offices instead of "chemically bad" phenyl, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged her colleagues in the Council of Ministers. In a letter to other ministers, Gandhi has requested them to switch over to 'Gaunyle', cleaning...
  • After announcing 660 centres for rape victims, the Narendra Modi government to open only 36 March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as crimes against women are being reported with increasingly frequency with each passing day, the Narendra Modi government is going very slow in implementing its plan to help victims of sexual assaults. In a recent order passed by the Prime Minister's Office, it has only approved the...
  • Female foeticide needs to be fought strongly: Maneka Gandhi January 20, 2015

    Panipat: Stressing that the society as a whole needs to change the mindset towards the girl child to end the problem of female foeticide, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that the practice was more prevalent among the middle, upper-middle and rich sections of the society. Though there was...
  • Not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years: Maneka Gandhi December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on THursday made it clear that it is not in favour of reducing juvenile age from 18 to 16 years but is proposing changes in processes related to treatment of heinous offences committed by those in 16 to 18 age group. In a written reply in Rajya...
  • Maneka Gandhi pitches for 33 pc women police force at all stations December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday pitched for 33 per cent of police force at every station to be women, saying it would help in sensitising the personnel to handle gender crimes. Addressing a conference on 'Gender Violence and Access to Justice: Assessment, Analysis and Policy', the Women &...
  • Sherwoood college death: Mother asks Centre to intervene, demands school principle's resignation December 1, 2014

    The mother of Shaan, the class nineth student who died at the prestegious Sherwoood college in Nanital, met Women And Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday and called for a thorough probe into her son's death. She has demanded the principal's resignation saying he refused to take her sons...
  • Major reforms in adoption procedure: Maneka Gandhi November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Major reforms being carried out by the central government will enable prospective adoptive parents to get a child within a period of maximum of four months, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said here Monday. Briefing the newly-constituted consultative committee of parliament attached to the ministry, she highlighted...
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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 14, 2014

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  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • Bangalore rape case: School Principal, Management Head arrested on charges of negligence November 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Principal of the school where a six-year-old was sexually assaulted on Friday has been arrested, along with the Head of the Management on charges of negligence. The two of Cambridge School were arrested under IPC sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 336 (act...
  • BJP distances itself from Maneka Gandhi's letter to Jayalalithaa October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday distanced itself from Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's letter to convicted AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa after her release from Bangalore jail. The party said the letter from Maneka Gandhi is personal and should not be viewed as BJP's policy. BJP Secreatary Muralidhar Rao...
  • AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa thanks Maneka Gandhi, Rajnikanth for support October 20, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa has thanked Union minister Maneka Gandhi for expressing sympathy and offering help to her. In a letter, Jaya said "Your letter touched me deeply. I was especially moved by the fact that despite your busy schedule as a Union Minister you found the time to...
  • Varun Gandhi supporters pelt stones at BJP MP's house who criticised Maneka September 22, 2014

    Allahabad: Supporters of BJP MP Varun Gandhi protested against party colleague Shyama Charan Gupta for criticising his mother Maneka Gandhi by pelting stones at his Allahabad residence on Monday. Gupta, who is the Allahabad MP, had chided Maneka Gandhi for her remarks that Varun Gandhi should be brought back in Uttar...
  • BJP MP hits out at Maneka Gandhi for backing Varun, says others will also pitch in for their children September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Maneka Gandhi for her remarks that Varun Gandhi should be brought back in Uttar Pradesh politics. The Allahabad MP said, "It is a statement made in haste. She should not have said this. Like her...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 17, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle September 17, 2014

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  • News 360: Xi Jinping, Modi sign twin city pact for Ahmedabad, Guangzhou September 17, 2014

    It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 64th birthday and also the first day of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3day visit to India. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between Ahmedabad and the Guangzhou...
  • Bypolls defeat: BJP should consider bringing Varun back, says Maneka Gandhi September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost seats in bypoll elections in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan states where it swept the Lok Sabha elections Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that the party should consider bringing back her son and Sultanpur MP Varun...
  • Maneka Gandhi warns legal action to organisations which don't have sexual harassment committees September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday warned legal action to organisations which did not have sexual harassment committees. The remarks came in the wake of a number of organisations where in spite of Vishakha Guidelines do not have these committees. The Vishakha guidelines, as laid down...
  • Shahid Siddiqui hits out at Maneka Gandhi for remarks on beef exporters September 15, 2014

    Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui hit out at Union Minister Maneka Gandhi for linking beef exporters with terrorists. Siddiqui said, "Such kind of illegal, irresponsible statements and such people must be reprehended." ...
  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi September 14, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production. We are...
  • Varun Gandhi becomes father of baby girl August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Sultanpur MP and BJP leader Varun Gandhi and his wife Yamini were today blessed with a baby girl. "It is with the deepest joy that I share that Yamini and I have been blessed with a beautiful daughter. Our child was born this afternoon in New Delhi. My...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Divide in Modi Cabinet, Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen NCW hits Law Ministry roadblock August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Two important central ministries are at loggerheads. Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's plan to strengthen the National Commission for Women has met with a roadblock from the Law Ministry, said sources on Friday. Maneka had sent a proposal to the Law Ministry to strengthen the...
  • UP would have benefited with BJP government, Varun at helm: Maneka August 4, 2014

    Pitching for her son and Sultanpur MP, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said that Uttar Pradesh would have benefited had there been a BJP led government in the state with Varun Gandhi as its chief minister. "It would have been better had there been our government in the state then we would...
  • BJP ruling UP would be good, better if Varun governs the state: Maneka August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Maneka Gandhi has pitched for her son Varun Gandhi, who represents Sultanpur in the Lok Sabha, to become the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. "If the Uttar Pradesh government was headed by the BJP, it would have been good, even better if...
  • Modi government's work will speak for itself, says Maneka August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not communicating, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has said the focus was on performance which was "doing the talking". "The work is talking at the moment. There is absolutely no need for anyone to talk apart from their work," Gandhi said when...