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Oppn slams Andhra BJP president’s poll promise of liquor bottle at 50

Somu Veerraju made the promise while addressing the Praja Agraha Sabha (meeting to express people’s anger) rally at Vijayawada on Tuesday evening, also attended by former Union minister Prakash Javadekar among others
Senior YSR Congress party leader and state excise minister K Narayana Swamy on Wednesday wondered whether Somu Veerraju was a president of the state BJP or that of liquor shop owners’ association. (ANI)
Senior YSR Congress party leader and state excise minister K Narayana Swamy on Wednesday wondered whether Somu Veerraju was a president of the state BJP or that of liquor shop owners’ association. (ANI)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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BJP holds rally against Jagan’s ‘corrupt rule’

Javadekar described the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) as family-dominated parties, and said both indulged in massive corruption and cheated the people with false promises over the years.
The Praja Agraha Sabha organised by BJP in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh against the YSRCP government on Tuesday. (ht photo)
The Praja Agraha Sabha organised by BJP in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh against the YSRCP government on Tuesday. (ht photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 12:09 AM IST
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Congress MP reminds Centre of promise to fully vaccinate Indians by 2021

Randeep Guleria has said that all vaccines against Covid-19 will have to be reviewed globally since most of them form antibodies against the spike protein and since Omicron has many mutations in the spike protein, it might render many vaccines less effective
As per the Union health ministry data, more than 122 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far (Photo Courtesy -Twitter)
As per the Union health ministry data, more than 122 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far (Photo Courtesy -Twitter)
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:46 AM IST
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ByIsha Sahai Bhatnagar

Union minister slams MVA govt, calls Thackeray ‘absentee CM’

Javadekar while addressing a press conference also targeted Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar(PTI Photo)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar(PTI Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

New Union ministers to begin Jan Ashirwad Yatra in 22 states from Aug 16

They have been given an itinerary of three to seven days and will travel to three Lok Sabha constituencies apart from their own and four districts before heading home, said ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP)s national general secretary Tarun Chugh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting with new Union ministers at his official residence in New Delhi, July 14. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting with new Union ministers at his official residence in New Delhi, July 14. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2021 05:08 PM IST
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The reshuffle is meant to secure Brand Modi

The exits and expansion were motivated by the need to protect the PM’s image and send a signal to OBCs, crucial to the BJP’s electoral prospects in UP
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PM Modi. (File photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 06:24 PM IST
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Will ex-ministers get roles in states, party?

There is speculation that two other senior ministers, Prakash Javadekar (70) and Santosh Gangwar (72) may also be elevated as Governors.
Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar address a press briefing on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar address a press briefing on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 12:53 AM IST
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Env minister Bhupender Yadav’s law expertise may help perform a balancing act

Yadav, a lawyer and former national secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, is also called the “Committee Man” because he has chaired several parliamentary committees on critical issues, such as the Rajya Sabha Select Committee on Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015 etc
Bhupender Yadav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath on Wednesday, July 7. (PTI)
Bhupender Yadav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before taking oath on Wednesday, July 7. (PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 05:37 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Newly-inducted ministers promise to work as per PM Modi’s vision

Anurag Thakur said PM Modi has done terrific work in the last seven years to take India forward. Jyotiraditya Scindia, the new civil aviation minister, thanked the PM, Union home minister Amit Shah, and BJP chief JP Nadda as he took charge of his ministry
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with PM Modi. (File photo)
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with PM Modi. (File photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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The Cabinet reshuffle marks a break from the past

The pandemic, politics, perception and the PM’s preferred working mode have shaped the composition of the new team
President Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Savita Kovind, ice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in a group photograph with the newly sworn-in Council of Ministers, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind, First Lady Savita Kovind, ice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in a group photograph with the newly sworn-in Council of Ministers, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 08, 2021 03:52 PM IST
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Twitter must follow law of the land: IT minister

Vaishnaw’s comments came as Twitter has informed the Delhi high court that it will appoint a grievance redressal officer in line with the controversial guidelines within eight weeks
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. (PTI)
Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 12:07 AM IST
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ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Karnataka veteran who made it to Modi’s council

The MP from Karnataka’s Chitradurga hit the headlines in May 2019 when he was denied entry into a village in Tumakuru as he is a Dalit
A Narayanaswamy (Photo: Twitter)
A Narayanaswamy (Photo: Twitter)
Updated on Jul 09, 2021 01:24 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna

Two voices of govt Prasad, Javadekar left out in reshuffle

Prasad and Javadekar were at the forefront of comprehensive new social media guidelines rolled out in February that demanded extra due diligence from significant social media intermediaries, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Former Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar address a press briefing on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Former Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar address a press briefing on cabinet decisions, in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 03:52 AM IST
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Two voices of govt Prasad, Javadekar left out in reshuffle

Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar, both senior ministers who emerged as voices of the government over the past seven years – the two addressed more press briefings than most other ministers put together – have been dropped from the council of ministers
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Published on Jul 08, 2021 12:28 AM IST
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12 ministers dropped in Cabinet rejig

Exits of health and science minister Harsh Vardhan, law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, and I&B and environment minister Prakash Javadekar came as a surprise.
Also dropped were Santosh Kumar Gangwar (independent charge of labour), and ministers of state Babul Supriyo, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debasree Chaudhuri.(PTI)
Also dropped were Santosh Kumar Gangwar (independent charge of labour), and ministers of state Babul Supriyo, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, Rattan Lal Kataria, Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Debasree Chaudhuri.(PTI)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 12:07 AM IST
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Prakash Javadekar, Ravi Shankar Prasad quit ahead of PM Modi's Cabinet shuffle

After health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and environment minister Prakash Javadekar, who was also the spokesperson of the government, resigned from their respective departments.
Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad quit ahead of Cabinet reshuffle(PTI)
Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi Shankar Prasad quit ahead of Cabinet reshuffle(PTI)
Published on Jul 07, 2021 05:36 PM IST
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Stalin seeks withdrawal of draft cinematograph bill

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin on Tuesday wrote to union minister for information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, asking him to withdraw the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which the DMK leader said would infringe on the right to freedom of thought and weaken democracy
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Published on Jul 07, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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ByDivya Chandrababu, Chennai

Longest high speed track of Asia now in India. All you need to know

  • NATRAX is developed in an area of 1,000 acres of land and is claimed to be a one-stop solution for all sorts of high-speed performance tests for widest categories of vehicles from two wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers.
NATRAX, is well connected by rail, road and air from important place such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Dubai.(NATRAX wesbite)
NATRAX, is well connected by rail, road and air from important place such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Dubai.(NATRAX wesbite)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Accept NEERI’s advice to rework contentious draft EIA 2020: Activists to Centre

The draft EIA 2020 which was published on March 23, 2020 has been in the eye of a storm since then because of widespread opposition to certain clauses in the draft which could weaken the process of granting environmental clearance to industries and infrastructure projects
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Representational image. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 08:48 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Environment ministry gears up to phase out single use plastics by 2022

The campaign will involve behavioural change, policy and regulatory regime for phase out of single use plastics, strengthening waste management infrastructure by engaging other ministries, and partnership with industry associations and with producer, importer and brand owners
Union minister Prakash Javadekar. (FIle photo)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar. (FIle photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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Punjab to ask private hospitals to return Covid-19 vaccines after criticism

In a video message, the minister alleged that 140,000 doses of Covaxin that were sold to the state for 400 per dose were then sold to about 20 private hospitals for as much as 1,000
Union minister Prakash Javadekar. (ANI)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar. (ANI)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 06:47 PM IST
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Decline in water due to increase in human, cattle population: Javadekar

In his keynote address at the curtain raiser event of TERI's World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2022 and discussion on sustainable, equitable and resilient water use, Javadekar said new technologies must be used to ensure zero wastage of water.
The minister said efforts should be made in the field of agriculture to save water as it was consuming nearly 85 per cent of the water.(ANI)
The minister said efforts should be made in the field of agriculture to save water as it was consuming nearly 85 per cent of the water.(ANI)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 03:53 PM IST
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‘Will vaccinate all by end of year’: Javadekar hits back at Congress

Union minister Prakash Javadekar was responding to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who termed the country’s vaccine drive “nautanki” on Friday, and attributed the second wave of the Covid-19 to this.
Prakash Javadekar(ANI)
Prakash Javadekar(ANI)
Updated on May 29, 2021 02:29 AM IST
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India to vaccinate all against Covid-19 by December 2021, says Javadekar

  • Union minister Javadekar criticised Rahul Gandhi during his press conference and said that he should take note that India will vaccinate at least 108 crore people by December this year.
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
Published on May 28, 2021 03:00 PM IST
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By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Foolhardy to doubt objective’: Centre defends IT rules in row with WhatsApp

In a press release on Wednesday evening, the Union ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) responded to WhatsApp approaching the Delhi high court against the new IT rules.
The icon of WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.
The icon of WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.
Updated on May 26, 2021 06:29 PM IST
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Why defence ministry chaired the GoM on Class 12 exams

One of the officials quoted above said PM Modi chose Rajnath Singh after consultations because he wanted not only his senior-most minister but also someone who had experience in this area.
Rajnath Singh first became education minister in 1991 when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed its first government in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI file photo)
Rajnath Singh first became education minister in 1991 when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed its first government in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 25, 2021 06:16 AM IST
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BySunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

TN govt seeks ban on Family Man-2 web series

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday wrote to Union Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar seeking a ban on The Family Man 2 web series across the country
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Published on May 25, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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Stop release of Amazon Prime web series The Family Man 2, Tamil Nadu govt to Centre

The Family Man-2: The DMK government asked Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar to ban the released of the action-drama web series ‘The Family Man 2’.
Samantha Akkineni plays a Sri Lankan Tamil in Amazon Prime web series, The Family Man 2, set to be released on June 4.
Samantha Akkineni plays a Sri Lankan Tamil in Amazon Prime web series, The Family Man 2, set to be released on June 4.
Published on May 24, 2021 11:34 PM IST
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‘Insult to India’: Javadekar slams Kamal Nath for variant remark

Addressing the media, Javadekar said Congress president Sonia Gandhi should explain why her party is engaged in negative politics and why she has not criticised her colleague and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath’s statement on the variant being Indian.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar address a media, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar address a media, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 23, 2021 01:40 AM IST
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‘Insult to India’: Javadekar slams Kamal Nath for variant remark

NEW DELHI Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday accused Congress leader Kamal Nath of “insulting the nation” by referring to the B
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Published on May 23, 2021 12:41 AM IST
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