Ramesh

  • Assess action of Uttarakhand government in flash flood relief works: Ramesh Pokhriyal 1 week ago

    A BJP member on Wednesday demanded setting up of a high level committee to find out if the Uttarakhand government was prompt in its response in dealing with last year's flash floods which claimed lives of hundreds of pilgrims. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Ramesh Pokhriyal...
  • BJP MP Bidhuri and Owais scuffle in Parliament over Shiv Sena force feeding muslim staff issue 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed the unprecedented scene of a MP abusing and charging to manhandle another member inside the Lok Sabha on Wednesday during the discussion on allegations of some Shiv Sena MPs force feeding and breaking the Ramzan fast of a Muslim staff member of Maharashtra Sadan in New...
  • Shiv Sena denies forcing Muslim worker to break Ramzan fast, uproar in Parliament 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The news of 11 Shiv Sena MPs forcing a Muslim worker at Maharasahtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast has created an uproar in Lok Sabha. Apparently, the MPs were not satisfied as they had not been served Maharashtrain food. While the Shiv Sena MPs deny the accusation,...
  • Congress seeks to take credit for Polavaram bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take credit for the controversial bill on Polavaram project to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and appreciated the current government for taking it forward as it is, saying it reflects the democratic politics. Congress member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the...
  • Congress should spare Ganga from communal politics: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday hit back at former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for his remarks that the NDA government is trying to make Ganga cleaning effort a "Hindutva project", saying Congress should spare the river from communal politics. "People involved with all rituals and Pujas have been...
  • BJP leader Trivendra files nomination from Doiwala seat for bypolls July 5, 2014

    BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat was among four candidates who filed their nomination papers on Friday for the Doiwala assembly seat where a bypoll is slated for July 21. Rawat was accompanied by by Pradesh BJP president Tirath Singh Rawat and former chief minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank as he filed his...
  • Ladakh International Film Festival 2014: 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' sweeps awards; Anurag Kashyap, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra skip the closing ceremony July 2, 2014

    Leh: With Iranian, Korean and several competent Indian films being pitted against each other at Ladakh International Film Festival, which concluded recently, one was both surprised and happy to watch 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' by young Mumbai-based Bhargav Saikai and Sharma sweep top awards. Directed by Ram Ramesh Sharma, 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz...
  • High Court quashes notice issued to Nishank on land scam case June 27, 2014

    In a major reprieve to former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Uttarakhand High Court quashed a notice issued to him by the Tripathi Commission in connection with an alleged land scam during his tenure. Justice Alok Singh of the high court based in Nainital quashed the notice issued in connection...
  • BJP ready for Delhi assembly polls, will come to power:Bidhuri June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid continuing uncertainty over government formation in the national capital, senior Delhi BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri on Sunday said the party was ready for fresh election in the city, where it had come first in 60 of the 70 assembly segments in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The South...
  • AAP accuses BJP of luring its MLAs in Delhi June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused BJP of luring its legislators in Delhi with an MLA claiming that some members of the saffron party approached him thrice in the last three days. "BJP tries to lure opposition MLAs unethically. AAP MLAs refuse," the party tweeted. AAP MLA...
  • Should Goa's MLAs junk the Brazil junket? June 12, 2014

    Six MLAs from Goa have been granted funds by the state government to travel to Brazil for the Football World Cup. The delegation includes Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, according to sources in the Goa Chief Minister's Office. ...
  • Goa: MLAs head to Brazil football World Cup, Congress slams CM Parrikar June 12, 2014

    On a day when the Brazil football World Cup kicks off, controversy seems to have hit India. Six Goa MLAs including Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar will go on a junket to Brazil. While the state government is calling it a study tour, Congress has slammed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over...
  • Rahul failed to connect with the people, says Kerala Home Minister June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the party and questions are being raised about party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi's way of functioning. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has joined the critics and lambasted Rahul for his single minded focus...
  • Defeat in Lok Sabha polls a collective responsibility: Jairam Ramesh May 31, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi did his best during the electioneering for Lok Sabha polls and the party's drubbing was a collective responsibility. "It's (defeat) a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi tried his best," Ramesh told reporters. "Very good work was done in the rural sector during the...
  • Don't want Dehradun-centric growth, five cabinet meets will be held outside the capital: CM May 29, 2014

    Five meetings of the state Cabinet will be held outside Dehradun to provide much-needed impetus to development activities in districts, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said in Dehradun on Wednesday. "The step is being taken to speed up development projects in districts. We don't want development to be Dehradun-centric. It must...
  • Jairam Ramesh hails Gopinath Munde's decision to give priority to sanitation May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday welcomed his successor and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's statement that he would give priority to providing proper sanitation to every household and developing backward districts. The Congress leader, who passionately pushed the issue of sanitation during his stint in the...
  • Puskar hits out at Maken, says Constitution didn't mandate educational qualification for being an MP May 28, 2014

    Hitting out at Congress leader Ajay Maken for raising the issue of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification, BJP leader Ramesh Puskar on Wednesday said the Constitution did not mandate educational qualification for being an MP. "Our Constitution does not underline educational qualification to contest elections. Ajay Maken's statement against...
  • Signs of change, Team Rahul under attack for Congress decimation May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In Congress, the first family, i.e. the Gandhis have always been above any criticism. Victory or defeat, the 'loyal' party leaders never questioned them or blamed them. But things are now changing. After the most humiliating and shocking defeat in the Lok Sabha election, at least some leaders...
  • Congress may be down but certainly not out, says Jairam Ramesh May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the victory and defeat are part life and part of political cycle, Congress part had great victories in Past like in 2009. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Ramesh said, "I admit that in 2014 the results are worse than our worst case scenario." ...
  • Don't fear UPA's flagship programmes will be stopped: Jairam Ramesh May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A non-Congress government at the Centre is unlikely to stop UPA's flagship programmes, Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday claimed saying BJP chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh have been biggest supporters of schemes like MNREGA. "I don't fear that flagship programmes will actually be stopped," the...
  • Congress 'out-funded' by BJP, says Jairam Ramesh; seeks audit of parties May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the conclusion of what he termed was a "difficult campaign" for the party, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said they were "out-funded" by BJP in the wake of the publicity blitzkrieg by Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha polls. While Modi's campaign spending had reached an...
  • Congress had to fight 10 years of anti-incumbency: Jairam Ramesh May 13, 2014

    Union Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the party did not give up fight and it had to fight 10 years of anti-incumbency. Ramesh said, "Our challenge was to project victories and plans for next five years. We did not give up fight in between. We ran campaign to...
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat confident of Congress's win in Uttarakhand May 7, 2014

    With the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's prestige is at stake with his wife Renuka contesting against former chief minister and BJP nominee Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank in Haridwar. However, in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, Rawat sounded confident of...
  • BJP an acute case of premature celebration: Jairam Ramesh May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday mocked BJP calling it "an acute case of premature celebration" and asked whether Narendra Modi would take sanyasa if Congress gets "significant three digits" in the Lok Sabha polls. "In 2004 and in 2009 (Lok Sabha elections) they were celebrating. They lost. They...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...
  • Agreement on bar licences to be arrived at after discussion: Kerala CM April 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Admitting that there were problems in taking a decision on liquor policy, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said an agreement would be arrived at in Congress and ruling UDF through discussions. Responding to reporters' queries during a Cabinet briefing on the issue of granting licences to 418...
  • Chhattisgarh's activist Ramesh Agrawal wins an international prize for fight against coal mining April 30, 2014

    Environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal, who helped villagers stop a massive coal mining project, is among six people around the world to be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize, the organisation said. The annual prize honours outstanding grassroots environmentalists for their sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment,...
  • I don't see Modi coming to power at all: Jairam Ramesh April 29, 2014

    Taking a jibe at BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that the BJP leader can never become the Prime Minister. "I don't see Modi coming to power at all," the Union Minister said. Speaking exclusively to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Jairam also said that...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Priyanka takes a jib at Narendra Modi over shahzada comment April 29, 2014

    The battle is heating up between the Congress and the BJP. Addressing a rally in Amethi, Congress's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi took on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi over his 'shehzada' comments on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka said a PM candidate shouldn't make such childish remarks. ...