Union Minister

  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka 17-04-2014 05:41 PM

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is...
  • Congress is soul of the country, can't be wiped out: Sriprakash Jaiswal 03-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said those who have given the slogan of a "Congress-free India" were unaware of the fact that it was not just a political party, but the soul of the country. While inaugurating the central election office of party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat...
  • UP treasure hunt yielded glass bangles, bones: Union minister 12-02-2014 07:57 PM

    Glass bangles, iron nails and bones make up all that was yielded in the dig at the site in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh where a seer had claimed a treasure of gold was buried, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on the dig...
  • Union minister agrees to probe into resale of Taj Mahal's entry tickets 11-02-2014 09:36 PM

    Union minister for culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch on Tuesday agreed to investigate the allegations of resale of entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal. She admitted there could be resale of entrance tickets at the Taj Mahal after a delegation from Agra, led by MP Ram Shankar Katheria, met her on...
  • Kumari Selja may quit Union Ministry, work for Congress ahead of polls 28-01-2014 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP Kumari Selja may quit the Union Cabinet, according to Congress sources. Going by the sources, Selja is expected to work for the party ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. She currently holds the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Earlier in the day, Congress...
  • No one saw Narendra Modi selling tea, says Union minister RPN Singh 24-01-2014 12:14 AM

    Barring his own testimony, no one has seen Narendra Modi selling tea on streets, Union Minister RPN Singh on Thursday said, and alleged that BJP was a party "dream sellers". Taking a dig at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, the Union minister of state for Home said,"no one has seem...
  • Congress works more than the Opposition, but fails in marketing: Rahul 12-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Bangalore: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that the Congress works more than the Opposition but is not as good when it comes to marketing. "Our opposition markets better, works less. We work more but aren't good at marketing," he...
  • Vijay Bahuguna demands Central Medical College for Uttarakhand 09-01-2014 06:15 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has demanded setting up of a Central Medical College in the hill state for strengthening health services and medical education. The request was made by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna when he met Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad in Delhi on Wednesday, official sources said in...
  • Union Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola dead 15-12-2013 12:58 PM

    Union Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola died at a Gurgaon hospital on Sunday after a prolonged illness. The 86-year-old Congress leader had been suffering from various ailments, sources in Medanta Medicity said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Born on 30 July, 1927,...
  • Harish Rawat appointed Cong's poll coordinator for MP 11-11-2013 05:14 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has appointed Union Minister Harish Rawat as election coordinator for Madhya Pradesh, which goes to polls on November 25. The Union Minister for Water Resources has reached Bhopal and taken up his new assignment, his representative Rajiv Jain said on Monday. Rawat is working along with...
  • Telangana fire spreads, six Union Ministers quit, Jagan to go on fast 04-10-2013 11:04 PM

    New Delhi: Protests erupted within the Congress soon after the Union Cabinet cleared the way for dividing Andhra Pradesh to create Telangana with six ministers quitting from the Union Council of Ministers till Friday. Anti-Telangana protests were also witnessed in Seemandhra and the region is witnessing a 72-hour bandh from...
  • Rahul Gandhi will become PM one day: Shashi Tharoor 03-10-2013 10:50 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said he was optimistic about seeing the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi becoming the prime minister one day. "I certainly hope that one day he (Rahul) will," Tharoor told reporters in Bhubaneswarreplying to a question on whether Gandhi would become Prime Minister as...
  • New Land Acquisition Act not anti-industry: Jairam Ramesh 29-09-2013 06:12 PM

    Mumbai:Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act "historic", Ramesh said it was "humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it...
  • There is no corruption in India, claims Union Minister Rahman Khan 14-09-2013 04:54 PM

    Kolkata: Asserting that the UPA government has taken steps to improve transparency in the functioning of the government, Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan on Saturday claimed that there was no corruption in the country. "How do you say that there is corruption? The so-called Coalgate or the...
  • 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...
  • Jairam Ramesh to visit Jharkhand on Friday 08-08-2013 06:10 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who was made Chairman of Congress Committee for Implementation of Common Minimum Programme in Jharkhand recently, is visiting the state on Friday to chalk out a strategy for the alliance government. Congress is participating in the alliance government in the state headed by JMM's Hemant Soren....
  • Farooq Abdullah blames media for misquoting him on Re 1 meal remark 26-07-2013 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Friday blamed the media for misquoting him on the Re 1 meal remark saying his comments on the cost of meal have been taken out of context by the media. "My comments on the cost of a meal in the media have been...
  • Joshi, Maken in Rahul's high-power coordination committee 23-07-2013 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday brought in senior leaders C P Joshi and Ajay Maken into the party's high-power coordination committee headed by Rahul Gandhi for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. With their addition, the number of members of the committee, set up in November 2012, has gone up to...
  • Govt to spend Rs 17,000 cr on minorities in 12th five-year plan 31-05-2013 07:11 PM

    Siddharth Nagar (UP): To remove socio-economic and educational backwardness of minorities, the Centre has decided to spend Rs 17,000 crore in the 12th five-year plan, Union Minister for Minority Welfare K Rehman Khan said on Friday. He told reporters that of the 72 recommendations made by the Sachar Committee for...
  • Anna Hazare challenging the Constitution: Pranab 14-08-2011 06:26 PM

    Kolkata: Launching a broadside against Anna Hazare who has vowed to go on a fast from Tuesday over the Lokpal issue, Union Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday alleged that the activist is "challenging" the Constitution and Parliament's authority and such a step is "not acceptable". "So far as the Constitution...
  • My family's wealth is legally acquired: Alagiri 08-08-2011 08:13 AM

    Chennai: Union Minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri on Sunday lashed out at a section of media for publishing 'false' reports about his family's wealth to tarnish his image and said he would initiate legal action against it. In a statement, Alagiri, Madurai-based son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, said...
  • Alagiri's PA detained under Goondas Act 26-07-2011 09:27 AM

    Madurai: Union Minister MK Alagiri's personal assistant (political) and DMK leader Pottu Suresh was on Monday detained under the Goondas Act following a series of land grabbing cases against him today. Suresh, alias Suresh Babu, was detained following instructions from District Collector U Sagayam, police said. A fresh land grabbing...
  • Ashwani Kumar to address Jaitapur plant issues 12-06-2011 05:18 PM

    Panaji: With a view to evolve a consensus on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear plant in Maharashtra, the Union government has promised to take the civil rights groups, NGOs and activists into confidence. "It will be our attempt to engage all the civil society groups, NGOs and people, who have raised...
  • Congress won't come back: Alagiri 06-03-2011 07:46 PM

    Chennai: DMK leader and Union Minister MK Alagiri today said his party did not expect the Congress to "come back" for a possible patch up, a day after DMK announced pulling out of the Union cabinet following failure of seat sharing talks with Congress. "We don't expect Congress to come...
  • Computer for weather forecast to be imported 18-02-2011 07:35 PM

    Pathankot: Concerned over changes in weather pattern, the Centre has decided to import state-of-the-art super computer for accurate forecast which will help an estimated five crore farmers and fishermen. The super computer will alert the farmers who could take steps in advance to save their crops and also alert the...
  • Cong will get absolute majority in 2012: Beni 12-02-2011 04:00 PM

    Barabanki: Congress will get an absolute majority in 2012 Assembly polls to be held in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister for Steel (independent charge) Beni Prasad Verma said here. "The coming 2012 UP Assembly polls will show strength of Congress, which will be getting an absolute majority," Verma said while addressing...
  • 'Dignity of Gyuto Monastery should be maintained' 05-02-2011 04:34 PM

    Dharamsala: The dignity and sanctity of the Gyuto Monastery should be maintained while conducting investigation into recovery of foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore from the transit home of the Karmapa, Union Minister Virbhadra Singh today said. He also demanded a strict probe in other benami land cases of...