Prakash Javadekar

  • 100 days of Modi government: Growth and environmental protection can go hand in hand, says Javadekar 5 days ago

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ratan Tata clarifies his remarks on lack of industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in state-only view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. ...
  • GM crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe: Prakash Javadekar August 7, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the genetically modified crops are not for consumption till field trials declare them safe. "Precautions must be taken for such trials," said the Minister. ...
  • Pune Landslide: Centre will provide whatever help is necesssary, says Javadekar July 30, 2014

    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? July 30, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi's ministers took charge of their departments today. Watch what they have to say about their work and what they plan to do. ...
  • Will work as a team with Narendra Modi: Javadekar June 14, 2014

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar who is likely to get Information and Broadcasting Ministry, said that Modi ji will have discussions with his ministers, but we will also first have a review of the ministries and report to him and then we will come up with a priority list. ...
  • Elections Buzz: BJP hits out at Rahul, says Indira was the real Hitler March 12, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi's remarks comparing its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said "Calling Modi Hitler is like abusing him. If anyone in this country has acted like Hitler, it was his...
  • BJP says it doesn't trust Caravan's report on Aseemanand February 6, 2014

    The BJP questioned the authenticity of the article published by the Caravan magazine on terror accused Swami Aseemanand. "I don't trust the interview, the findings are false and the audio tapes are not authentic," said party leader Prakash Javadekar. His statement came after the magazine carried a story which said...
  • AAP has become a self-certifying government: BJP January 30, 2014

    Slamming the AAP government, BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday, "The Aam Adami Party has become a self-certifying government in Delhi." ...
  • Congress has no match for Narendra Modi: BJP January 14, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit back at Rahul Gandhi saying that the Congress had no match for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Javadekar's reactions came in response to Rahul's interview to Dainik Bhaskar where he said that he was ready to take charge as the Congress...
  • Ceasefire violations: Stop dialogue with Pak, BJP tells government August 18, 2013

    After rise of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan, the Bhartiya Janata Party has asked the government to end talks with Pakistan. ...
  • Watch: Face-off between Shukla, Javadekar on LoC killings August 7, 2013

    The Congress is under fire from the BJP over Defence Minister AK Antony's statements on the LoC killings. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar questioned as to why two contradicting statements were made on the soldier killings. ...
  • BJP, Congress play politics over Mahabodhi temple blasts July 8, 2013

    Both the Congress and the BJP are busing playing politics over the terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. While Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has accused the BJP of politicising the issue by blaming the Nitish Kumar government, the BJP has hit back at him saying,...
  • Congress dragging RSS into the Advani issue: Prakash Javadekar June 11, 2013

    The BJP rejected media reports on RSS's involvement in the LK Advani controversy. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, "Congress and some other vested interests are drawing the name of RSS into the controversy. RSS has not taken or given any instructions or decisions in this matter. We condemn this effort...
  • Rahul's speech lacked vision: Prakash Javadekar April 4, 2013

    The opposition slammed Rahul Gandhi's attempt to woo India Inc, saying that it was "confusion confounded". ...
  • BJP calls for 'in-depth' inquiry in farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report March 5, 2013

    The main Opposition BJP called for an inquiry into the farm debt waiver scheme after CAG report highlighting government's lapses and irregularities in implementing the scheme. "There are things rotting somewhere and that is why we want an in-depth inquiry because without that you won't be able to prove the...
  • BJP demands SC-monitored probe into chopper deal, rejects UPA's JPC offer February 27, 2013

    BJP questioned again on Wednesday which family benefitted from the tainted AgustaWestland helicopter deal kickbacks and said it wants a Supreme Court monitored probe into the deal. It rejected the UPA's offer for a Joint Parliamentary Committee on the chopper scandal. ...
  • BJP hits out at Shinde, says protesters are not Maoists December 24, 2012

    Hitting out at Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for allegedly comparing anti-rape protesters in Delhi to Maoists, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said the government needs to understand the deep anguish of these youngsters and must respond to them. Javadekar said it is unfortunate that the UPA government has failed completely. ...
  • BJP in politics for a mission, not commission: Javadekar October 24, 2012

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday sought to differentiate and distinguish the party from the Congress saying that the BJP was "definitely different on all yardsticks of probity, morality, and all yardsticks of governance". "We are much much better because we value, value-based politics. We are not here in politics as...
  • Coalgate: No climbdown, we want PM's resignation, says BJP September 1, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that there is no climbdown by the party and their demands over the coal blocks allocation issue remain the same. The BJP has been stalling Parliament demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the alleged coal scam. Javadekar said the party...
  • Congress is afraid of Modi: Prakash Javadekar August 30, 2012

    Congress lashes out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for blaming the state's high malnutrition rate among women on 'figure conscious girls'. ...
  • Coalgate: PM must resign and then speak, says Prakash Javadekar August 27, 2012

    Despite pressure from allies to let Prime Minister Manmohan Singh clarify his stand on the coal blocks allocations, main Opposition party BJP remains adamant and says he must resign first. ...
  • S&P downgrade is a wake up call for India: BJP June 12, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that the recent downgrade by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's was a wake up call for India and that it reflected the policy paralysis of the UPA government. ...
  • Congress is protecting Khurshid: Javadekar February 13, 2012

    BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the Congress was protecting its Law Minister, Salman Khurshid by not taking any action against him. "If the Law Minister does not respect the law, who will? No action has been taken against the minister despite the EC's complaint," he said. ...
  • Govt abdicating duty to people: Prakash Javadekar November 28, 2011

    BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar that the party will fight the government's decision on FDI in retail as it will render many jobless. He added that the government is acting against the people. ...
  • Two drafts: Is the Lokpal dream over? June 15, 2011

    On Talking Point, Suhasini Haidar asks, 'Is the Lokpal dream over now that there will be two drafts?' ...