PRAKASH JAVADEKAR

  • Swach Bharat has become a national campaign: Prakash Javadekar 6 days ago

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said, "Swach Bharat has become a national campaign, a peoples' movement. It takes a good campaign to change the mindset of the people." ...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • NCP offers outside support to BJP in Maharashtra October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: After receiving a massive drubbing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Nationalist Congress Party offered outside support to Bharatiya Janata Party which has emerged as the single largest party in the state. "It's wiser for NCP to support the single largest party," NCP leader Praful Patel said. The BJP is...
  • Assembly election results: This win is because of Modi, says Prakash Javadekar October 19, 2014

    As the trend emerges of the Maharashtra Assembly elections on Sunday, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "This win is because of Modi. After looking at BJP's work people have given a chance in Maharashtra too." ...
  • Prakash Javadekar leads bank employees' delegation to meet Finance Minister October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Representatives of bank employees headed by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for early settlement of wage revision negotiations. Javadekar said the Finance Minister assured the delegation that he would look into the matter and the settlement process would be expedited. The delegation's meeting with...
  • Want to put environment ministry on autopilot: Prakash Javadekar October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said on Friday that he wanted to put the environment ministry in "autopilot" with transparent, policy-based decision making and acknowledged that the previous UPA government had hampered growth by not clearing key environmental decisions. "I want to put...
  • Maharastra polls: Door still open to Shiv Sena, says Javadekar October 11, 2014

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar has indicated that the door is still open to former ally Shiv Sena. In an interview to Network18, Javadekar said, "People will give BJP a chance this time. The party will get 160 seats." ...
  • Pakistan will get 'befitting reply' for ceasefire breach: Prakash Javadekar October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday condemned the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan and warned Islamabad of "a befitting reply" by the Indian Government to the "provocative" firing and shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan should remember there is a new Government in power now. What...
  • Congress protests Javadekar's resignation over live telecast of RSS chief's speech October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of Congress workers and leaders on Sunday held a protest demanding immediate resignation of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar accusing him of forcing Doordarshan to go for live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech from Nagpur two days ago. The Delhi Congress workers led by its chief...
  • Government sees no wrong in live DD telecast of RSS chief speech October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Government on Friday saw nothing wrong with the state broadcaster Doordarshan telecasting live the hour-long address of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the ground that the event was "news worthy". Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said here that Prasar Bharati, under which Doordarshan comes, took its own decisions and...
  • Maharashtra polls to witness new arithmetic: Prakash Javadekar October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra would see "a new arithmetic" emerging, BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. "These elections are going to be different. A new arithmetic will be seen. People will vote for good governance," he told reporters. The two long-standing alliances around which...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar September 30, 2014

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • Time to give BJP a mandate, says Prakash Javadekar September 26, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said that it was time to give BJP a mandate. The 25-year-old-BJP-Shiv Sena alliance finally ended on Thursday. "Time to give justice to the people of Maharashtra," said Javadekar. ...
  • India has signed pact on Minamata disease, says Prakash Javadekar September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: India has signed a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Javadekar, who returned from the US on Thursday after attending the UN Climate Summit, said India has signed the pact on Minamata to...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • 'Indigenisation of digitisation will help generate jobs' September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The move to indigenise the digitisation drive of television systems will help in generating employment and attracting investment, domestic Set Top Box (STB) manufacturers told the government. The manufacturers also thanked the government for extending tax benefits to them via Form 'C', at a meeting with the Information...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Prakash Javadekar launches online portal for monitoring of zoos September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an Earchival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority. A book "Zoos in India 2014" was also released at the event. The online portal for grant...
  • Information and Broadcast Ministry clears 26 new channels September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pending proposals of 26 new television channels have been cleared by the Information and Broadcast Ministry, taking the total number of channels in the country to above 800. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has cleared 26 pending proposals of new channels in news, current affairs and entertainment and...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand, says Javadekar September 11, 2014

    Asserting the achievements of the Narendra Modi government in the last hundred days, Minister of Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar said that growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand. Javadekar enumerated the numerous projects that have been rapidly cleared by his office in the last hundred days, emphasizing...
  • Won't allow anyone to stifle media: I&B Minister to Telangana CM September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out hard at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that no one will be allowed to play with media's freedom. Javadekar's comments came as the Telangana CM sparked a controversy by threatening to 'bury the media 10 feet...
  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sitin, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • Not a single file pending on my table: Environment Minister Javadekar September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A little more than 100 days after assuming office, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has claimed that there are no files pending in the ministry and assured that he is speeding up the decision making process. "We have deleted the word delay from our systems. Otherwise, the...
  • Roadmap for coalblock allocations after final verdict: Government September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on coalblock allocations, the government said it would wait for its final verdict in order to move ahead in a transparent manner. "It was my and Hansraj Ahir's complaint which resulted in the CBI inquiry into the coal scam. The...
  • Reservation is needed till inequality is in society: Mohan Bhagwat September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Deploring inequality in society, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Sunday came out in support of reservation, saying it has to remain to bring equality to those suffering from discrimination but cautioned against politics on the quota issue. "We support reservation. Till the time there is inequality in the society,...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao meets Javadekar September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Telugu journalists in Delhi protested against blackout of two Telugu channels in Telangana, the issue came up during a meeting between Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar here. Rao and Javadekar also discussed about the afforestation initiatives in the newlycarved...
  • Old DD, AIR recordings to be made available through mobile app September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: The archived programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio would be made available to the public through a mobile application soon, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar today said. "Sometimes I wonder what is to be done with four lakh hours of recording in the archives of Akashvani...
  • Congress conspiring to tarnish Modi government's image: Prakash Javadekar September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress is "conspiring to tarnish" the image of the Narendra Modi government after being unable to find anything against its "transparent" functioning, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Hitting back at the opposition party for its comments that the NDA regime's first 100 days in power...