Manish Tewari

  • Manish Tewari plays down Antony's remarks on minority appeasement by Congress 30-06-2014 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday played down party leader AK Antony's comment on minority appeasement. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the party does not indulge in minority appeasement. "I do not know what Antony was talking about, whether he was talking about only Kerala or national level. The...
  • BJP'flip-flop' to undermine India's fight against terror:Congress 26-06-2014 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: Welcoming the US action designating Jamaat-ud-Dawa as a terror outfit, Congress on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre saying while the party made "muscular rhetorics" on terror issue for past ten years, it engaged in "flip flop" on it after coming to power. "I think it...
  • Modi abolishes GoMs but Congress says it helps in decision making 31-05-2014 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: With the Narendra Modi government deciding to scrap all 30 Group of Ministers (GoMs) and Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) set up by the previous UPA regime, Congress defended the ministerial groups saying they were necessitated due to the complexities of issues having inter-ministerial connotations. While Congress did...
  • Art 370 debate a no-brainer, provision can't be repealed: Manish Tewari 28-05-2014 05:10 PM

    Congress on Wednesday echoed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's view that Article 370 that provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir simply "cannot be repealed", saying it will need the consent of the Constituent Assembly which "cannot be resurrected". There should be a basic understanding of the Constitution before any statement...
  • I&B Ministry at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati, says Manish Tewari 03-05-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: The row over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan News has escalated. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has hit back at the BJP and the national broadcaster saying that the ministry is at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati. "The...
  • A Billion Votes: FIRs against Modi for model code of conduct violation 30-04-2014 07:57 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in trouble after two FIRs were registered against him by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on Wednesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and the Representation of the People Act. Modi came under fire from the opposition for waving BJP's...
  • Congress slams Pak Minister for remarks on Naredra Modi 30-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday joined BJP in attacking Pakistan for its remarks on Narendra Modi and demanded immediate handing over of India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim. "If such a statement is made by the Pakistan's Interior Minister, this is very unfortunate, condemnable and the Pakistan government must do...
  • Tewari apologises to Gadkari for naming him in Adarsh scam 30-04-2014 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Congress, its leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for allegedly defaming him in the Adarsh scam case. "Manish Tewari has submitted a written apology to Gadkariji before the court. Gadkariji has accepted and requested...
  • After Modi's road show, Congress appeals to Varanasi to reject divisive forces 25-04-2014 05:12 PM

    A day after Narendra Modi's mega road show in Varanasi, Congress on Friday made a fervent appeal to people of the holy city to support it in the "battle of ideologies" and reject the divisive forces. Union Minister and party leader Manish Tewari said the fight for Congress in this...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari 07-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections 03-04-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has reallocated work ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as the Congress's new media in-charge. Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been made incharge of Gujarat, while Union Minister Kumari Selja has been...
  • Manish Tewari admitted to AIIMS, likely to undergo surgery 28-03-2014 09:12 PM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari, who has been unwell for the past several days, was on Friday admitted to AIIMS and is expected to undergo a surgery ion Saturday. "He has been admitted and is in a private ward at AIIMS. He will have to undergo a...
  • Manish Tewari cites health reasons for not contesting polls 27-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Congress leader and Union Minister Manish Tewari has expressed his regret over not contesting Lok Sabha polls. He has cited health reasons for not being able to contest. "Wanted to contest from Ludhiana, have been working there for 5 years, because of personal reasons and health issues I told the...
  • Setback for Congress, Manish Tewari not to contest Lok Sabha polls 25-03-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Congress party, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari will not contest the Lok Sabha polls. A few days ago, Tewari agreed to contest polls and his name was doing the rounds for the Ludhiana seat. The Congress has fielded Ravneet Bittu from Ludhiana....
  • Congress to release LS candidates' list, Manish Tewari keen to contest 19-03-2014 11:35 AM

    New Delhi: In a boost to the UPA's electoral gains in the coming Lok Sabha elections, Congress MP and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has expressed his willingness to contest the polls on Wednesday. His office has confirmed the same. The development came on the day when the Congress...
  • Manish Tewari trying find escape routes: SAD's Manpreet Ayali 18-03-2014 02:38 PM

    SAD candidate from Ludhiana Manpreet Singh Ayali on Tuesday targeted Union Minister Manish Tewari, saying his attempt to find "escape routes" proved that Congress had already lost half the battle. Taking a dig at sitting MP Tewari, he said his attempt to find "escape routes" on one pretext or the...
  • LS polls: Third list of Congress deferred, decision likely on March 18 16-03-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has delayed the announcement of its third list of Lok Sabha candidates. It is is likely to be released after March 18. Meanwhile, the party is facing a candidate crisis with senior leaders reluctant to contest. According to sources, Union Minister Manish Tewari is unlikely to...
  • Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari hospitalised 15-03-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari was on Saturday admitted to a south Delhi hospital for treatment of a heart ailment, sources close to him said. Tewari (48) has not been keeping well for the past several days and had earlier gone to AIIMS for treatment, the source said, adding,...
  • Kejriwal under fire for saying will jail journalists when in power 14-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party is facing yet another controversy with party chief Arvind Kejriwal's statement that if he comes to power "he will put several people including those in media behind bars". He made the comment at the party's charity dinner in Nagpur on Thursday night. Kejriwal said...
  • A Billion Votes: Is ticket distribution controversy hurting the BJP? 10-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have been trying to play down reports of trouble over ticket distribution in the party. Lalji Tandon, a key associate of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and sitting MP from Lucknow, has denied reports that he was asked to vacate his seat for party...
  • Congress shouldn't field tainted leaders in LS polls: Manish Tewari 10-03-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to change the image of the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the party should not give ticket to tainted leaders. Tewari said, "Congress should not get into legalities and instead not give tickets to those...
  • UPA has never targeted journalists, media houses: Manish Tewari 25-02-2014 10:36 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari backed Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde saying that the latter has already rendered an explanation on his statement. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Tewari also said that the media needed to introspect. ...
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  • Media needs to do some introspection: Manish Tewari 25-02-2014 01:45 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari defended Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks on 'crushing media'. He said, "Media too needs to do some introspection. UPA doesn't believe in attacking anyone in media despite the fact that you have been unfair to us." ...
  • AAP's credibility undermined by 'cut and run' strategy: Tewari 24-02-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Arvind Kejriwal accused a section of media of bias, I&B minister Manish Tewari on Monday said Aam Admi Party had failed to take the heat of media scrutiny after it chose to form a government and had undermined its credibility with its 'cut and run'...
  • Tewari takes a dig at Modi over gurudwara statement 23-02-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday took a dig at Narendra Modi for claiming to have rebuilt a Gurudwara in Kutch district of Gujarat saying he had expelled Sikhs from the same place and later blamed it on officials. "Gujarat CM talks about rebuilding Gurudwara in...
  • AAP's Phoolka challenges SAD, Badal junior targets him for 1984 cases 20-02-2014 12:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has opened a major front in Punjab by launching Supreme Court Lawyer HS Phoolka as its Lok Sabha candidate from Ludhiana. Phoolka has been the face of the 1984 riots legal battle and has a strong emotional support base. He had been engaged...
  • Modi's comment on Pranab is unfortunate, says Manish Tewari 05-02-2014 07:31 PM

    Hitting back at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's comment saying Pranab Mukherjee should have been Prime Minister in 1984 or 2004, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said, "It is unfortunate that the CM of Gujarat is dragging in the august office of the President of India into controversy."...
  • Government steers clear of Janardan Dwivedi's comments on 2009 polls 03-02-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Monday steered clear of comments by senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi that the party should have sat in the Opposition after the last general elections in 2009 instead of forming the government. "Dwivediji is a senior leader and an MP. In what context the remarks were...