Rural Development Minister

  • Modi single-handedly responsible for derailing the GST: Jairam Ramesh 18-09-2013 08:45 PM

    Rural development Minister Jairam Ramesh slammed the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi and blamed him for single-handedly derailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST). "I asked him when I went to Ahmedabad, what he has against the GST. He had no answer to give me, other than maybe the 'not...
  • Jairam Ramesh blames 'forcible acquisition' by PSUs for Naxal problem 08-09-2013 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on PSUs for displacing tribals, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday blamed their actions for growth of Naxalism in many areas and cautioned that the era of "forcible acquisition" was now over. The Union Rural Development Minister said if the new Land Acquisition Act is...
  • Raj minister sacked for calling Prez a 'cook' 10-02-2011 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan rural development minister Ameen Khan, whose remarks on President Pratibha Patil triggered a controversy, submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday. "Ameen Khan has quit his post and his resignation has been forwarded to Governor Shivraj Patil for acceptance," Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot said....
  • Vilasrao Deshmukh's promotion raises eyebrows 20-01-2011 06:58 AM

    Mumbai: Continuing with the Cabinet reshuffle, Vilasrao Deshmukh's elevation to the Cabinet rank as Rural Development Minister has raised a few eyebrows. Last month the Supreme Court had raised questions on the former Maharashtra Chief Minister's alleged links to money lenders who harass farmers in Vidarbha. His name has also...
  • Child labour lands Bihar Minister in trouble 11-12-2007 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: The spin all-rounders have a major role to play in India's campaign at the upcoming World Cup since the fast bowling lacks firepower, former cricketer Abbas Ali Baig said on Tuesday. Baig, who was the first Indian cricketer to score a Test century abroad, said India have plenty...
  • Kids, not oxen plough rural minister's farm land 10-12-2007 01:43 PM

    Pakistan players Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt, banned by the ICC for spot fixing, may challenge the decision. ...
  • This mantri lives below poverty line 13-11-2006 12:16 PM

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