MANEKA GANDHI

  • BJP distances itself from Maneka Gandhi's letter to Jayalalithaa Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Provide 33 per cent reservation to women in police: Centre to States August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Inspired by Gujarat government, the Centre has urged all the states to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in their police forces to effectively deal with cases of sexual violence and crime against women. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has written to Chief Ministers of...
  • Rape crisis centres soon; Finance Ministry approves Maneka's proposal July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has given its nod to the setting up of rape crisis centres in all the districts, as proposed by the Ministry of Women & Children Development. Formal approval of the Union Cabinet is likely to be taken up on Monday. Women * Children Development Minister Maneka...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • Law Ministry assures immediate clearance of amendments to Juvenile Justice Act: sources July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has sent the amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad according to sources. Sources say that the Law Minister has assured her of immediate clearance. Maneka Gandhi had earlier this month pushed for change in the JJ...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • SC for stricter Juvenile Justice Act, says can't have a cutoff age for crime July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. The apex court said,"You can't have a cutoff date for crime like you have for government jobs." Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the underage offenders, SC has asked the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

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  • Arguments for and against treating juvenile rapists as adults July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has reignited the rape law debate once again. She has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the...
  • Rape law debate: Should juveniles get the same punishment as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • The biggest victims will be the runaway couples, says HS Phoolka July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. Lawyer HS Phoolka said, "This is against international convention that India is a signatory. The biggest victims will be the runaway couples. This is not right, you can do one...
  • Hasty decisions in Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided: Khurshid July 14, 2014

    Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid said that the hasty decisions on Juvenile Justice Act should be avoided. His remarks came in the backdrop of Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's proposal to amend the act. He said, "We formed Justice Verma committee. We made all the necessary changes in law. There should...
  • Should juvenile rape offenders be charged as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • Laws are not written in the stone, says Kiran Bedi July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma supported Maneka Gandhi's opinion and said, " I think what Maneka Gandhi is doing is right, the matter is debatable, so I think...