Manish Tewari

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 25-02-2014 10:28 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • 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." ...
  • 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."...
  • AAP violating Constitution by demeaning Republic Day: Manish Tewari 21-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minsiter Manish Tewari said the Aam Aadmi Party are violating the Constitution by violating the Republic Day. He said, "If AAP is violating Republic Day, they are violating the Constitution on which they took oath of office. If they disrupt it, they will have to answer to...
  • We have 'trimurti' leadership that has taken good decisions: Tewari 11-01-2014 08:40 PM

    After Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that he wanted to see NCP chief Sharad Pawar become the Prime Minister, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said, "I don't know the context in which Shinde made the statement. As far as Congress goes, we have a 'trimurti' leadership in...
  • Will Manmohan Singh stepping down as PM benefit Congress in 2014? 31-12-2013 07:21 PM

    Amidst demands that the Congress should reveal its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari said that the decision will be taken and announced at an appropriate time. He reiterated the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) stand that PM Manmohan Singh will not...
  • Why is Modi silent in Gujarat's snooping incident, asks Manish Tewari 23-11-2013 02:50 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying Modi speaks on everything but was silent on the snooping controversy. He said, "For the last month, the BJP has commented on every issue possible. But it is important...
  • Snooping row: Political conspiracy or tip of the iceberg? 19-11-2013 11:45 PM

    The alleged snooping of a young woman in Bangalore using state machinery by Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in 2009 is turning into a full-blown political war. The Congress and the BJP are indulging in a war of words over the...
  • Why wasn't private security used: Manish Tewari on snooping row 18-11-2013 02:15 PM

    Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has accused the Congress of spreading lies about him, after Cobrapost alleged that Modi and his aide Amit Shah used state police machinery to snoop on a woman. The Congress has demanded a probe into the allegation. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari asked if this...
  • Congress hits out at BJP over snooping allegations, asks why is it silent 16-11-2013 06:22 PM

    Congress on Saturday demanded a CBI inquiry into allegations against former Gujarat minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah of misusing powers and police machinery for illegal surveillance of a young woman in 2009. "BJP leaders who were so excited about the phone tapping issue...
  • Government will rectify situation: Manish Tewari 08-11-2013 06:15 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that the government will rectify the situation that has arised following the Guwahati High Court order on CBI. Tewari in 2010 had moved a private members bill saying CBI was not protected by a legislation and hence its existence is open to legal...
  • Need a broader view of issues involved: Manish Tewari on Coalgate 18-10-2013 11:00 PM

    Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said that it was unfair to hold the Prime Minister responsible for the administrative decisions taken by the government at the bureaucratic level. ...
  • Pakistan allowing terrorists to use its territory: Manish Tewari 07-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Union Minister Manish Tewari said the infiltration in Kerna sector of Jammu and Kashmir is extremely unfortunate. "Pakistan is allowing its territory to be used by the terrorists. If they are crossing LoC then it is very clear that either the authorities are allowing the terrorists to use their territory...
  • BJP has announced many PM candidates and faced defeats: Manish Tewari 13-09-2013 01:48 PM

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP in the past has announced several PM candidates and faced defeats also. He also said that people should see how decisions are taken in a party which talks about internal democracy. Senior BJP leader CP Thakur advocated that announcement on Modi's should...
  • UPA government committed to ensuring communal harmony: Manish Tewari 09-09-2013 05:33 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the UPA government is committed to ensuring harmony among the people across the country. He said that the Uttar Pradesh government should do everything possible to bring the violence in the state under control. ...
  • Manish Tewari calls for Asaram's arrest 31-08-2013 11:00 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister called for immediate arrest of self-styled godman Asaram who is accused of sexually assaulting a minar girl in one of his ashram. "Asaram must be arrested immediately for both the charges, sexual assault and targeting journalists It's an unfortunate incident that the followers of Asaram have...
  • FTP: Should journalists have to pass an exam before they enter journalism? 21-08-2013 11:41 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Monday said the media industry should consider holding a common exam for journalists, on the lines of that conducted by the Bar Council, after which they could be given licence to pursue the profession. ...
  • MEA calls assault on UK Sikh man a shameful incident 19-08-2013 04:07 PM

    An 18-year-old man was punched in the face and shoved to the ground leaving him with a bloody nose and black eye by a 19-year-old girl in London. A video of the brutal attack went viral on social media sites which took place earlier this week. ...
  • BJP demands SIT probe into Robert Vadra land deals 13-08-2013 04:15 PM

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanded on Tuesday that the SIT probe should be initiated in the Robert Vadra land deals case. "A multi-disciplinary team monitored by the Supreme Court should probe this. Without any investment you can make money, that's a unique model," he said. ...
  • LoC killing: Manish Tewari blames opposition of partisan politics 07-08-2013 07:49 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that he was anguished of partisan politics being played over the killing of five soldiers by Pakistani troops in an ambush at the LoC. Reacting to the criticisms leveled against the UPA for being soft on terror, he said that he failed to...
  • People not ready to go even when Congress is paying them for it: BJP 16-07-2013 03:59 PM

    BJP leader Prakash Javedkar hit out at Congress leader Manish Tewari and said I can understand his pain and anguish. People are ready to buy tickets to listen to BJP leaders whereas they are not ready to go even when the Congress are paying them for it. ...
  • Watch: Manish Tewari pays his tribute to Pran 13-07-2013 02:06 PM

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari says the legendary actor Pran has essayed various charcters on screen with elan and I feel lucky to have been able to honour him with the Dadasaheb Phalke award at his residence. ...
  • Congress, BJP take to Twitter to hit out at each other 01-07-2013 11:06 PM

    Even as Uttarakhand grapples to cope with the disaster, there is a flood of politics on Twitter. The BJP and the Congress leaders engaged in a war of words on Twitter on Monday. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Tewari promises to help trace family of injured 3-yr old 28-06-2013 01:31 PM

    I&B Minister Manish Tewari has promised to help trace the family of the 3-year old who is now in a Dehradun hospital. CNN-IBN highlighted the toddler's plight - she was found injured and wandering after the Uttarakhand flash floods. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Manish Tewari 24-06-2013 11:21 PM

    Dismissing reports that Modi had helped in evacuation of thousands of people from Uttarakhand, Manish Tewari said such claims reflected 'rank opportunism' to try and 'milk a tragedy for political reasons.' ...
  • CIC's order on bringing political parties under RTI misconceived: Cong 09-06-2013 10:52 PM

    The Congress has hit out at the Central Information Commission for proposing to bring political parties under the Right to Information Act. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said CIC's order is "a bit of a stretch." ...
  • Govt forms GoM to review SC directives on CBI autonomy 14-05-2013 07:14 PM

    A week after the Supreme Court pulled up the Government over its control on the functioning of the CBI, the Prime Minister on Tuesday constituted a Group of Ministers to review the SC's directives on CBI autonomy. The GoM is headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram and will include V...
  • Coal scam: Govt will accept SC's verdict, says Salman Khurshid 06-05-2013 01:30 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the government will accept the Supreme Court's verdict. "SC will tell us what were the our limits in this particular case," he said. ...