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The minister added that he is fine but has admitted himself to AIIMS on medical advice.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal tests positive for Covid-19

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 12:21 AM IST
“After getting the initial symptoms of Corona, I got myself tested for Covid-19 and after the first test was negative, the second test came positive today,” he tweeted.
A video of the launch surfaced on Friday and quickly went viral on social media.(Screengrab)
A video of the launch surfaced on Friday and quickly went viral on social media.(Screengrab)

Union minister launches ‘Bhabhiji’ papad, says will help drive away Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 02:42 PM IST
In the video, Meghwal, who is the minister of state (MoS) for water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation and Parliamentary Affairs and also the sitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament (MP) from Bikaner, Rajasthan, is seen promoting a packet of ‘Bhabhiji’ brand of poppadam.
Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, during a meeting at the former's residence, in New Delhi, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)
Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, during a meeting at the former's residence, in New Delhi, Friday, June 7, 2019.(PTI)

Three ministers meet Sonia Gandhi ahead of Lok Sabha

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 07:37 AM IST
This is the second time in the NDA regime when ministers went to 10 Janpath, Gandhi’s official residence, in a bid to ensure a fruitful session amid souring relations between the government and the Opposition.
BJP supporters celebrate in Jaipur the party’s victory in Lok Sabha elections.(Himanshu Vyas /HT)
BJP supporters celebrate in Jaipur the party’s victory in Lok Sabha elections.(Himanshu Vyas /HT)

4 sitting BJP MPs win in reserved constituencies

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 09:22 AM IST
Ganganagar, Bikaner, Bharatpur and Karauli-Dholpur are the reserved for SC candidates, and Dausa, Udaipur and Banswara, for the STs. The BJP repeated its sitting MPs in Ganganagar, Bikaner and Karauli-Dholpur for SC seats, and in Udaipur for the ST seat.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with minister of state Arjun Ram Meghwal on the first day of Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019.(PTI File)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with minister of state Arjun Ram Meghwal on the first day of Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan 31, 2019.(PTI File)

‘Tried to get Rajasthani included in eighth schedule of Constitution’: Bikaner MP

Hindustan Times, Bikaner | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Contesting from the Bikaner Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket, two-time MP Arjun Ram Meghwal says PM Modi’s thoughts and presence are like an oxygen for party members.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, the BJP candidate, is a two-time MP from Bikaner Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)
Arjun Ram Meghwal, the BJP candidate, is a two-time MP from Bikaner Lok Sabha seat.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP’s Bikaner candidate Arjun Ram Meghwal faces cousin in battle for third term

Hindustan Times, Bikaner | By HT Correspondent, Bikaner
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Former IAS officer Arjun Ram Meghwal won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Bikaner by more than three lakh votes, defeating Congress’s Shankar Pannu.
Sign warns of high water. Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sign warns of high water. Image for representation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Floods affected over 1 billion people during 2015-17, caused damages worth Rs 85k crore

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 04:50 PM IST
Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, said 4,902 people and 82,146 cattle were killed in floods during the period.
Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot release the party manifesto for the Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018, in Jaipur, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_29_2018_000016B)(PTI)
Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot release the party manifesto for the Rajasthan Assembly elections 2018, in Jaipur, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_29_2018_000016B)(PTI)

Rajasthan Assembly Election 2018: Congress manifesto a fraud on people, says BJP

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Rajasthan assembly election 2018: Reacting to the Congress manifesto for Rajasthan assembly election, BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal claimed that Congress party has mentioned ‘Right to Health’, which is a copy of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ of the BJP.
BJP president Amit Shah held a meeting with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and senior party members at the party office during his recent visit to Jaipur.(HT Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah held a meeting with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje and senior party members at the party office during his recent visit to Jaipur.(HT Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah asks lieutenants to report on poll prospects in Rajasthan

Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 11:04 AM IST
BJP leaders said party president Amit Shah is keeping a close watch on Rajasthan where the saffron party is facing a tough challenge to retain power.
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)
The study indicates that most of the groundwater samples are contaminated with high Total Dissolved Solids and heavy metals like, cadmium, chromium, manganese, iron and arsenic, which are beyond permissible limit.(Reuters File Photo)

Groundwater in Sterlite plant area contaminated over permissible limit: Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2018 07:47 PM IST
The study of groundwater around the Sterlite Copper plant area was carried out by the Central Ground Water Board.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) is welcomed by minister of state Arjun Ram Meghwal (left) for the first day of budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi, in January 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) is welcomed by minister of state Arjun Ram Meghwal (left) for the first day of budget session of Parliament, in New Delhi, in January 2018.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

PM Modi’s popularity rising, lynchings being done to defame him, claims Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

New Delhi | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 11:43 AM IST
Union minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal said incidents such lynchings would increase the more popular PM Narendra Modi becomes.
Union Minister for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal.(PTI File)
Union Minister for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal.(PTI File)

In Alwar lynching, Union minister sees bid to defame PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal says more lynching incidents will take place with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, blames detractors
The lynching on Friday was the third such incident in Alwar since April last year when dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was beaten to death by a mob.(PTI)
The lynching on Friday was the third such incident in Alwar since April last year when dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was beaten to death by a mob.(PTI)

Lynching incidents will happen as PM Modi’s popularity rises, says Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:29 PM IST
Arjun Ram Meghwal said the such mob lynching incidents were happening to defame the BJP government amid rising popularity of Modi.
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s supporters are pushing for the appointment of Srichand Kriplani, the cabinet minister for urban development and housing, to the position. However, Kriplani has excused himself from the race.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s supporters are pushing for the appointment of Srichand Kriplani, the cabinet minister for urban development and housing, to the position. However, Kriplani has excused himself from the race.(HT Photo)

Stalemate over appointment of Rajasthan BJP chief continues amid caste concerns

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Manoj Ahuja
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:26 PM IST
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s loyalists believe that appointing Gajendra Singh Shekhawat – a Rajput leader – to the post will further alienate the Jat community.
The BJP central leadership has sought an explanation, sources in the party said.(HT File)
The BJP central leadership has sought an explanation, sources in the party said.(HT File)

Union minister Meghwal’s son in soup after FB post predicts Congress win in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Ravi Shekhar, a Rajasthan administrative services (RAS) officer currently posted in the state Khadi Board, later claimed that his Facebook account had been hacked
AIADMK MPs protest at Parliament House demanding creation of Cauvery Water Management Board during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
AIADMK MPs protest at Parliament House demanding creation of Cauvery Water Management Board during the second phase of budget session in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Centre for single tribunal to resolve water disputes

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 06:54 PM IST
The first conference of five eastern states - Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh - was held here on Monday with an objective to resolve water disputes among these states
The data looked at water levels in 14,465 wells(Representational photo)
The data looked at water levels in 14,465 wells(Representational photo)

Water levels fell in 61% of India’s wells in last decade, says report by Union ministry

Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 11:47 AM IST
The data, based on monitoring by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), showed that levels fell in 60.7%, rose across 38.8%, and showed no change in 0.5% wells .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh attend a BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and home minister Rajnath Singh attend a BJP parliamentary party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI)

BJP issues whip to its MPs, willing to press ahead with Budget-related processes

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 08:25 PM IST
The MPs were informed about the three-line whip and a strategy for ensuring the passage of the bills by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar at a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party.
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