Prakash Javadekar

  • PM meets BJP MPs from Madhya Pradesh 11 hours 34 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met party MPs from Madhya Pradesh and asked them to be proactive in raising public issues in national interest and take the bold initiatives of the government before the public. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also an MP from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh...
  • RSS linked groups demand ban on GM crops, Centre denies any pressure 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is facing pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the ongoing GM crop debate. In a recent development, two RSS linked outfits have now demanded a ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops. The government has however, claimed that there...
  • Pune Landslide: Centre will provide whatever help is necesssary, says Javadekar 2 days ago

    As relief operations are underway in Pune to rescue the 170 people trapped after heavy rainfall triggered a massive landslide in the area, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the first priority is to figure out if there any survivors and then rescue them. Javadekar said that the government will...
  • Modi Sarkar vs RSS: Will India never have GM crops? 2 days ago

    The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the government will...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the government...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Congress denunciates Lok Sabha Speaker over LoP issue July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian National Congress is busy mounting pressure on the Lok Sabha Speaker over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said, "How can the government manage the next five years without a LoP? It is an embarrassment to the Speaker and...
  • Parliament disruptions not due to any muscle power: Prakash Javadekar July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament gets disrupted not because of members wanting to test their muscle or lung power but often when they try to raise people's issues, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said. "When you see Parliament getting disrupted, what is it all about? It is not about people wanting to...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Rail Budget debate derailed as 'tired' RS members refuse to take part July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed a peculiar scenario when none of the members was willing to initiate or participate in a debate on Rail Budget despite being listed, with some saying they were tired, prompting the Chair to adjourn the House for the day at around 5.30...
  • Issue of Leader of Opposition is in Speaker's court: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Powers to appoint the Leader of Opposition (LoP) is with the Lok Sabha Speaker and not the government, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. "The Speaker has all the powers to decide who will be LoP. We (government) cannot do anything. Moreover, people of India also refused them (Congress)...
  • Decision on critically polluted areas soon: Prakash Javadekar July 13, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The government will find an amicable solution to the issue of banning new projects or expansion of existing projects in Gujarat's 'critically polluted' industrial clusters, Union Minister for State for Forests and Environment Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. These three industrial clusters include Vapi in Valsad district, Ankleshwar in Bharuch...
  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar which found several employees not reporting on time, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has initiated the process of installation of biometric attendance system. The ministry has invited quotations for the installation of biometric device for attendance system through...
  • Piyush Goyal to meet bankers on Monday; discuss bottlenecks June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to restore investor confidence in electricity generation sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal will meet bankers on Monday to discuss the financing bottlenecks affecting the industry and the way forward. Goyal's meeting with the bankers may touch upon the key issues of delayed regulatory clearances which led...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions to...
  • Government keen on promoting children's films: Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government is keen on promoting children's films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday. The minister emphasised the need for production of good films for children that would contribute to their all round development. Javadekar held a review...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will not do anything to curb the freedom of the press in any form but the media should develop a mechanism to decide its responsibilities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "Sacrifices of many leaders during freedom struggle and Emergency contributed immensely to the...
  • The word 'delay' is deleted under the Modi government: Javadekar June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: "Consider that the word 'delay' has been deleted." This was the message articulated on Thursday by Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Minister and Environment, as he sought to assure all concerned that the Narendra Modi government would ensure speedy implementation of tasks. Javadekar, while addressing a meeting of...
  • A quarter of India's land turning into desert: Environment Minister June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said, potentially threatening food security in the world's second most populous country. India occupies just 2 percent of the world's territory but is home to 17...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: Prakash Javdekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday against the backdrop of murder of a techie in Pune. "Freedom of speech and expression comes with responsibility. #SocialMedia activities should b(e) for Unity...
  • Government to ensure larger audience for AIR, DD June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will work to ensure that national broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan get larger audiences, specially in the border areas, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Interacting with women journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Javadekar said that the government is focusing...
  • Defence projects to get priority environment nod: Prakash Javadekar June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will focus on expediting environment clearances for pending projects and top priority will be given to defence-related projects, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Javadekar, while interacting with women journalists at Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), said that the Ministry will focus on balancing the wellbeing...
  • BJP to nominate Prakash Javadekar for RS from Madhya Pradesh June 6, 2014

    Union minister Prakash Javadekar will get a Rajya Sabha berth from Madhya Pradesh after his name was finalised by the BJP on Friday. The BJP decided to nominate Javadekar as its nominee for the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh, where the seat had fallen vacant after Faggan Singh Kulaste was...
  • Now green clearance online: Prakash Javadekar June 5, 2014

    In order to bring more transparency, environment clearances can now be sought online, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, on Thursday said. "The online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational from today. For 25 days, submissions can be done both...
  • Collecting inputs on increasing FDI in media: I&B Minister June 1, 2014

    "The Centre is currently busy collecting views of various stakeholders in connection with the issue of allowing 100 percent FDI in news media," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said. ...
  • Seeking inputs on allowing 100 pc FDI in news media: Javadekar June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today said his ministry is seeking inputs from various stakeholders on whether to allow 100 per cent FDI in news media. "The Centre is currently busy collecting views of various stakeholders in connection with the issue of allowing 100 percent FDI in news...
  • Will explore possibility of having locally-made set-top boxes: Javadekar May 31, 2014

    Panaji: Information and Broadcasting ministry will consult the Finance and Commerce ministries on exploring the possibility of having locally manufactured set- top boxes for continuing the digitization process rather than depending on imports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The minister said the decision on the issue was pertinent considering...