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Meenakshi Lekhi says 'hooligans, not farmers' remark misread, takes back words

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi said she had meant "only hooligans and not farmers can indulge in such activities".
File photo of Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi.(ANI Photo)
File photo of Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 10:30 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

‘Kejriwal not Natwarlal’: Lekhi to Delhi CM over ration delivery scheme

  • Delhi’s government’s doorstep delivery of ration met a roadblock after the Centre stopped the scheme saying that its approval was not taken.
Lekhi alleged that by not implementing the One Nation One Ration Card scheme the Aam Aadmi Party-led government wants to bring middlemen in the process and make room for corruption.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Lekhi alleged that by not implementing the One Nation One Ration Card scheme the Aam Aadmi Party-led government wants to bring middlemen in the process and make room for corruption.(Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 11:19 PM IST
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Kejriwal is ‘new chameleon’, says Meenakshi Lekhi after CM tore copies of farm bills

Lekhi pointed out that the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23, and that they were tearing up the copies of the act after notifying.
Meenakshi Lekhi said the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23.(ANI)
Meenakshi Lekhi said the three farm laws had been published in the Delhi Gazette on November 23.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh

‘Committed to partnering with the Government of India’: Twitter in its apology note

According to Parliamentary panel’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi, Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc.
Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)
Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

‘Twitter has apologised in writing for ‘Ladakh in China’ error,’ says Meenakshi Lekhi

Last month, the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill had come down heavily on Twitter for showing Ladakh as part of China, saying it amounted to treason and had sought an explanation by the US-based parent of the social media platform in form of an affidavit.
Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc, for wrong geo-tagging of India’s map, Lekhi told PTI.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT File Photo)
Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc, for wrong geo-tagging of India’s map, Lekhi told PTI.(Sanchit Khanna/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Derek O’Brien questions Parliamentary panel functioning on data privacy

In a letter to panel chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi, O’Brien argued that more stakeholders should be consulted and said it was difficult for MPs living outside Delhi to attend successive meetings within a week.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 06:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySaubhadra Chatterji and Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Parliamentary committee on data protection focuses on cracking down on Chinese equipment

The issue has been a recurring theme for the panel. Last week, Patym and Google were asked similar questions about their relationship with the neighbouring country.
The committee’s questions come amid tensions with China at the border, that rose after the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unidentified number of Chinese soldiers in June.(File photo for representation)
The committee’s questions come amid tensions with China at the border, that rose after the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unidentified number of Chinese soldiers in June.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Google says its products make relevant info readily accessible for users globally

According to people cited by PTI, some panel members asked the search engine is “controlling the choices of your users, isn’t it violation of fundamental rights?”
A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City.(Reuters File Photo)
A Google sign is pictured on a Google building in the Manhattan borough of New York City.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

‘Act of treason’: Parliament panel slams Twitter on Leh map fiasco

According to those who attended the meeting, legal issues regarding data protection were raised and written submissions from both Amazon and Twitter will follow.
Twitter India officials were questioned over platform’s location setting showing Leh as part of China. (ANI photo)
Twitter India officials were questioned over platform’s location setting showing Leh as part of China. (ANI photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByDeeksha Bhardwaj

Committed to transparency, will share timely updates with govt: Twitter on geo-tagging issue

Committee chairman Meenakshi Lekhi had told PTI that Twitter’s explanations to the panel on showing Ladakh as part of China were “inadequate” and that the act amounts to criminal offence attracting imprisonment of seven years.
Twitter had come under heavy criticism and faced a backlash from social media users after its geo-tagging feature displayed “Jammu & Kashmir, People’s Republic of China” in a live broadcast from Leh’s Hall of Fame, a war memorial for fallen soldiers in the Union Territory of Ladakh.(REUTERS)
Twitter had come under heavy criticism and faced a backlash from social media users after its geo-tagging feature displayed “Jammu & Kashmir, People’s Republic of China” in a live broadcast from Leh’s Hall of Fame, a war memorial for fallen soldiers in the Union Territory of Ladakh.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

Twitter’s explanation on showing Ladakh as part of China inadequate: Joint par panel chairperson

Representatives of Twitter appeared before the joint committee of parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019 and were questioned by the members on showing Ladakh as part of China, Lekhi said.
However, representatives of Twitter told the panel that the social media company respects the sensitivities of India.(reuters)
However, representatives of Twitter told the panel that the social media company respects the sensitivities of India.(reuters)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Amazon says won’t appear before JPC

According to another functionary aware of the matter, Amazon wrote to the committee that it would be unable to attend due to risks associated with travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Several MPs in the meeting suggested to Lekhi to write back to Amazon and explain the importance of the committee and the consequences it could face if it did not appear before the panel.(REUTERS)
Several MPs in the meeting suggested to Lekhi to write back to Amazon and explain the importance of the committee and the consequences it could face if it did not appear before the panel.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji

India’s data protection law has potential to propel digital economy: Facebook

The company’s comment came following a hearing by a Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament.(AP)
Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament.(AP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

SC extends deadline to give women permanent posting

The Centre agreed to grant a permanent commission to women in 10 non-combat streams and was directed by the apex court to complete the process in three months.
Citing the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, the Centre moved an application before the Supreme Court to extend the deadline expiring in May by six months.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Citing the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, the Centre moved an application before the Supreme Court to extend the deadline expiring in May by six months.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2020 05:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Supreme Court | ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

‘Controlled Delhi violence in 36 hrs’: Meenakshi Lekhi defends govt in Lok Sabha

BJP MP Menakshi Lekhi blamed AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, AAP councillor Tahir Hussainand JNU student Sharjeel Imam for the violence in northeast Delhi last month.
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said BJP leaders had no hand in last month’s violence in northeast Delhi.(ANI)
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said BJP leaders had no hand in last month’s violence in northeast Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

SC judgment will uplift women across country not just in Army, say officers

Women officers of the Indian Army welcomed the historic SC verdict that allows them permanent commission.
Advocate Meenakshi Lekhi, who appeared for women officers, said the apex court judgment has given equal rights to the women officers as their male counterparts.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Advocate Meenakshi Lekhi, who appeared for women officers, said the apex court judgment has given equal rights to the women officers as their male counterparts.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 05:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lies discarded by court, says Meenakshi Lekhi who fought for women officers in SC

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Centre’s submission against a 2010 Delhi high court order which had approved permanent commission for women officers.
Supreme Court granted Centre three months to grant permanent commission to women Army officers.(PTI Photo)
Supreme Court granted Centre three months to grant permanent commission to women Army officers.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2020 12:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

After Saif Ali Khan’s ‘no concept of India before British’, BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi says ‘people named their children Taimur’

Actor Saif Ali Khan has been attacked for recent comments in which he suggested that the concept of India was defined by the British, and calling out Tanhaji’s inaccurate depiction of history.
Actor Saif Ali Khan during the promotions of his upcoming film Jawaani Jaaneman.(IANS)
Actor Saif Ali Khan during the promotions of his upcoming film Jawaani Jaaneman.(IANS)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Panel to seek public opinion on data law

Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, who heads the panel that met for the first time on Thursday, said advertisements seeking comments on the bill will be issued next week.
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accepts a report on 'Data Protection Framework' from Justice BN Srikrishna, in New Delhi(PTI)
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accepts a report on 'Data Protection Framework' from Justice BN Srikrishna, in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2020 12:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Two members of panel on data bill to miss first meet

The committee was formed after Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved motions in both houses of Parliament to refer the legislation to a JPC during the Winter Session in December.
Two new members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill will not be able to attend the panel’s first meeting on Thursday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two new members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill will not be able to attend the panel’s first meeting on Thursday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

MP Meenakshi Lekhi attempts to educate Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

While several Twitter users pointed to Nadella’s credentials, others mocked Lekhi by suggesting that the Microsoft CEO should perhaps go to “WhatsApp University”.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 08:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

On Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s CAA statement, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi says ‘literate needs to be educated’

Calling it a “perfect example” of “How literate need to be educated”, Lekhi tweeted: “Precise reason for CAA to grant opportunities to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson and MP Meenakshi Lekhi speaks to media during a press conference at Delhi Pradesh BJP office in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson and MP Meenakshi Lekhi speaks to media during a press conference at Delhi Pradesh BJP office in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 11:21 AM IST
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‘People would have hit the streets if...’: BJP leader on Kashmiri politicians

Senior BJP leader Avinash Rai Khanna said “only 10 members of a family came out the other day to lodge a protest. People know that these leaders looted Kashmir.”
Farooq Abdullah, his son and former Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and several others remain under detention in Srinagar since August 4, a day before the Centre scrapped Article 370.(ANI File Photo)
Farooq Abdullah, his son and former Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and several others remain under detention in Srinagar since August 4, a day before the Centre scrapped Article 370.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 01:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria

Use sanitary pads made of clothes: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi

Prof Suneeta Mittal, director and head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute, said clothes come with the problem of affordability and hygiene.
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to avoid using plastic bags. He had also called upon technicians and entrepreneurs to look at innovative ways to recycle plastic.(HT image)
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to avoid using plastic bags. He had also called upon technicians and entrepreneurs to look at innovative ways to recycle plastic.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 12:55 AM IST
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‘Anti-govt is not anti-national,’ TMC MP Mohua’s comment invites BJP wrath

Moitra, who was participating in the debate on the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, said the Opposition was always at risk of being called anti-national.
Lok Sabha on Wednesday saw an uproar over remarks of Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra.
Lok Sabha on Wednesday saw an uproar over remarks of Trinamool Congress member Mahua Moitra.
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 04:15 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019| ‘Both AAP and Cong are on slippery ground’: Meenakshi Lekhi

Meenakshi Lekhi talks about her priorities, which she says is beyond the political narrative of sealing. She asserts that on May 12, residents of New Delhi will vote for improved quality of life and national security, in the larger interest of the country.
Meenakshi Lekhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, is contesting elections for the second time.(Hindustan Times)
Meenakshi Lekhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, is contesting elections for the second time.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 08, 2019 02:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Rafale plea, Rahul Gandhi case to be heard on May 10

The SC had on April 10 dismissed objections over the admissibility of leaked documents petitioners had cited for seeking a review of its December judgement rejecting a plea for a court-monitored probe into the purchase of the jets.
The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to take up the Rafale contempt case on Monday a week after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi offered to file a fresh affidavit for attributing his political slogan “Chowkidar chor hai” to the top court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court (SC) is expected to take up the Rafale contempt case on Monday a week after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi offered to file a fresh affidavit for attributing his political slogan “Chowkidar chor hai” to the top court.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 07, 2019 12:52 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Cakes, wishes dot Meenakshi Lekhi’s birthday on campaign trail

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Meenakshi Lekhi is seeking re-election from the New Delhi parliamentary constituency. She said that if re-elected, she will start a pension scheme for marginal and small traders.
BJP candidate from New Delhi constituency Meenakshi Lekhi during election campaign, at Rajender Nagar, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.(HT Photo)
BJP candidate from New Delhi constituency Meenakshi Lekhi during election campaign, at Rajender Nagar, in New Delhi, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2019 10:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

Supreme Court gives govt 4 days to file Rafale affidavit

Attorney general KK Venugopal sought four weeks’ time to file the Centre’s reply. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, directed the government to file its reply by May 4 and posted the matter for hearing on May 6.
The SC allowed Congress president Rahul Gandhi to file a “good affidavit” in a related contempt case after the judges said they weren’t convinced by his expression of regret on the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The SC allowed Congress president Rahul Gandhi to file a “good affidavit” in a related contempt case after the judges said they weren’t convinced by his expression of regret on the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 01, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Fight for New Delhi’s Lok Sabha constituency has local issues at hand

The constituency is also home to some of the city’s busiest and famous markets such as Connaught Place, Sarojini Nagar, Defence Colony, Khan Market, South Extension, Green Park and Hauz Khas, which means there is no dearth of traders.
Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)
Amar Colony, Meharchand Market, Green Park, Motia Khan and Mansarovar Garden markets also faced sealing. In Amar Colony, protesting traders were baton charged by police. Four policemen and two traders were injured.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | BySweta Goswami
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