UMA BHARTI

  • Uma Bharti supporters did not delay any train: officials March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid reports that some supporters of Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti allegedly delayed a train at Jhansi station, the Minister's office on Wednesday rejected any such occurrence saying the train in question was already running late. In a statement, her office slammed these reports as a conspiracy to malign...
  • Blatant misuse of power, Uma Bharti supporters allegedly stop train for her at Jhansi station March 11, 2015

    Jhansi: In a blatant misuse of power, supporters of Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti allegedly stopped a train as she was running late. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The alleged incident occurred on the intervening night of March 8 and March 9 at around...
  • 'Feudal mindset' to expect BJP win every election: Uma Bharti February 10, 2015

    Guwahati: Following the humiliating defeat in Delhi polls, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday tried to put up a brave face by saying that expecting BJP to win every election in India is an expression of "feudal mindset". "In democracy this (losing) happens....
  • Supreme Court pulls up Centre on Ganga cleaning, Union Minister Uma Bharti says process will take time January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said cleaning of Ganga will take time. She also said her ministry has asked for report from Uttar Pradesh government on 100 bodies found in the river. "You all expect to clean Ganga in six months something which could not be done...
  • Supreme Court pulls up Centre on cleaning of Ganga, demands status report in 6 months January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the Centre on the issue of cleaning of the Ganges and asked for a status report on setting up of sewage treatment plants within six months. The apex court asked the Centre if it will be able to clean River Ganga in this...
  • Directed officials to act on issue of human bodies found in Ganga: Uma Bharti January 14, 2015

    Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said she has directed local officials to act on the issue of over 50 bodies found in the river. She said, "Officials will get back to me on the matter by this evening." The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human corpses...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti December 15, 2014

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...
  • Women representation in Modi ministry goes upto 8 November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh MP Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti is the lone woman face in Sunday's expansion of the Union Cabinet, which took the total representation of the fairer sex to eight. Ms. Jyoti is a religious preacher and won the Lok Sabha polls from Fatehpur constituency. She has been inducted as...
  • Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defends expenditure on Ganga meet November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti defended the expenditure of nearly Rs 44 lakh on a Clean Ganga meeting here, saying the money went to a government agency for organising the event and had not gone waste. "We will organise more such programmes. We ensure government money goes back...
  • Maharashtra elections: Uma Bharti confident of BJP getting majority October 13, 2014

    Shirdi: Union Minister Uma Bharti said that the BJP would get a majority in the Maharashtra assembly elections as Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed meetings all over the state. The Water Resources Minister said this on Sunday while campaigning for BJP candidate from here, Rajendra Gondkar. However, she refused...
  • Planning multiple measures to cleanse Ganga, says Uma Bharati October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Tuesday said that steps are being taken to ensure that river Ganga flows uninterrupted and clean in three years. Briefing reporters on the sidelines of a dialogue here on the theme, 'Cleaning of India's Rivers - Design of Participatory Approaches', Bharati...
  • Committee formed to check cremation pollution in Ganga: Uma Bharti September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With cremations on the ghats of Ganga in cities like Varanasi and Haridwar adding to the impurities of the river, the Centre has constituted a committee to recommend technologies to cut down on pollution. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said that the sadhus and...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti September 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the...
  • Centre planning dedicated university on Ganga rejuvenation September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: To give an impetus to the Ganga rejuvenation programme, the Ministry of Water Resources is considering setting up a dedicated university for the purpose. "I do not have a definite answer now. Many things we are thinking about and it is one of them," Water Resources Minister Uma...
  • Local units should introspect where we went wrong, says Uma Bharti September 16, 2014

    Facing reverses in some seats in the Assembly bypolls, the BJP on Tuesday said the results in some places were not according to its expectations. Union Minister Uma Bharti on Tuesday said, "state workers, leaders must introspect over defeat. Modi's popularity is increasing day by day." ...
  • Uma Bharti promises clean Ganga in 3 years September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday reiterated her commitment to clean India's longest river Ganga and promised to do so in three years while also asserting that she would not entertain any questions in this regard before the task was achieved. "I am being asked many questions on the...
  • Uma Bharti launches web portal on Ganga rejuvenation plan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government. The bilingual website has a provision to receive feedback from the public,...
  • Stop bureaucratic answers, unveil plan to clean Ganga, SC tells government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday asked the government not to give a bureaucratic answer about its plan to clean up the Ganga and instead unveil a stagebystage timeline for effective monitoring. "Don't give us a vision plan. An artist's view. It may take 200 years to implement,"...
  • Centre promises to rejuvenate the Ganga in three years August 20, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi Government according top priority to cleaning River Ganga, the Centre has set a target of three years to rejuvenate the polluted holy river. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to rejuvenate the river in three years, for which steps...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti July 28, 2014

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Uma Bharti demands CBI probe into Vyapam recruitment scam July 28, 2014

    Bhopal: Union Minister Uma Bharti had demanded investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)scam, better known as Vyapam recruitment scam. Speaking to reporters in MP's Satna, the BJP leader alleged that a CBI probe was necessary in the case as there was...
  • Rise in rape cases due to degradation of social values: Uma Bharti July 21, 2014

    Blaming degradation of social values for rising rape and molestation cases in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the problem can be overcome through social pressure and compulsions. "The degradation of social values and disintegration has encouraged such incidents and the values of our social heritage can help...
  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Expertise from IITs to be utilised for cleaning Ganga: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Monday said expertise from premier IITs would be utilised for cleaning river Ganga, which would completed at the shortest period. "We will be using various technologies for rejuvenation of river Ganga. We will be utilising the services of IIT experts and...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan ...
  • Digvijaya demands CBI probe into MPPEB scam July 4, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in which even appointments made during his tenure as the Chief Minister could be covered. "Let there be an enquiry by CBI into the MPPEB scam and appointments made during my...
  • Shankaracharya's comment on Sai Baba is his personal view: BJP June 30, 2014

    BJP on Sunday refused to be dragged into the reported exchange of words between Dwarkapeeth Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati and Union Minister Uma Bharti over the alleged comments made by the seer on the Sai Baba of Shirdi. "This is the matter among the seers, and BJP is a political party. Whatever...
  • Government preparing plans to rejuvenate Ganga and other rivers, says Uma Bharti June 25, 2014

    The Government is in the process of preparing a compact plan to rejuvenate river Ganga and the same parameters will be implemented to cleanup other rivers in the country, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said on Wednesday. "River Ganga is a leader of other rivers like Narendra Modi is the...
  • PMT scam: MP CM rejects Congress's allegations of his family's involvement June 23, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rejected the Congress's allegation that his family members are involved in the Premedical entrance test scam. He has said that there is no proof that his family benefitted from the scam. "Do they not attempt any fact checking before carrying out such...
  • Those involved in MPPEB scam should not be spared, says Uma Bharti June 22, 2014

    Amid growing demand to hand over the MPPEB scam probe to CBI, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said the accused involved in the case should not be spared at any cost. "I expect that the criminal (behind the Madhya Pradesh Professional Board Examination scam), howsoever powerful he...