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AAP government taking credit for Centre’s schemes: Lekhi

Speaking to the media at the PM Vishwakarma Yojna event for artisans and craftspeople at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sunday, Lekhi expressed concerns about the “AAP government’s strategy of claiming credit for the central government’s initiatives”.

Union minister of state for external affairs and culture Meenakshi Lekhi launched a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab, accusing them of trying to take credit for schemes initiated by the central government. Lekhi also criticised the state government for its “poor handling” of the economy, warning that Punjab’s GDP could plummet to last place if immediate action is not taken. (Manish/HT)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Meenakshi Lekhi calls Kejriwal ‘1/4th CM’; defends Centre's Delhi Ordinance Bill

The Union minister argued that Delhi's governance has significant interference of the central government which makes it crucial to bring the Bill.

Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi speaks in the Lok Sabha(PTI)
Published on Aug 03, 2023 05:40 PM IST

Implement schemes by Jan 26: PM to ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed ministers and bureaucrats to implement all projects and government schemes by January 26, 2024. He emphasized the need to explain the benefits of the schemes to the people and reach out to voters, stating that voters are becoming more educated. Modi also urged leaders to focus not only on the next general elections in 2024 but also on the broader timeline until India's 100th year of independence in 2047. The meeting discussed capital expenditure, flagship schemes, and budget proposals. The PM also highlighted infrastructure development and making India ready for 2047.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the council of ministers on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 12:26 AM IST

Meenakshi Lekhi ‘runs’ facing question on wrestlers; ‘Sharp reaction’: Congress

As the issue of the protesting wrestlers escalated on Tuesday, the video of Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi apparently ‘running from a question’ went viral.

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi was seen hurrying when she was asked to comment on the protesting wrestlers.
Updated on May 31, 2023 09:53 AM IST

‘Credibility eroded when...’: Union min on Kejriwal backing wrestlers' stir

Kejriwal had visited the wrestlers at Jantar Mantar and appealed to people from all over the country to reach there to extend their support to the grapplers.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture and BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi addresses a press conference, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 04, 2023 05:06 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Ukraine's Zelensky writes to PM Modi, seeks additional humanitarian aid

Ukraine has requested India for additional medicines and medical equipment, the external affairs ministry said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and PM Narendra Modi(File)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 09:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Ukraine minister to raise country’s participation in G20 during India visit

The journalist-turned-politician, the senior most of Ukraine’s five deputy foreign ministers, will begin a four-day official visit on April 9.

Emine Dzhaparova, Ukraine’s first deputy foreign affairs minister (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 11:35 PM IST

Watch | Meenakshi Lekhi hosts ‘Holi’ celebrations, dances with diplomats

The union minister danced alongside diplomats and others during the Holi celebrations. The Hindu festival Holi, also known as the “festival of colours” in the country, will be celebrated on March 8 this year.

There was a festive vibe all around and all of those seen in the video have “Gulal” (powered colour) on their faces. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 06:55 PM IST

‘CBI arrested Manish Sisodia after…’: Meenakshi Lekhi over ‘Bhagat Singh’ tweet

The CBI on Sunday arrested Manish Sisodia in connection with alleged corruption in the now-scrapped excise policy relating to the sale of alcohol.

Union minister Meenakashi Lekhi addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI file)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 03:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

After AAP charges, BJP claims ‘attacked with a sharp object’ in MCD House

The maiden meeting of the newly elected MCD House was adjourned without electing the mayor.

AAP and BJP Delhi councillors clash during the oath ceremony and election of mayor and deputy mayor at the MCD Civic Centre in New Delhi on Friday, (Raj K Raj/ HT photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 07:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Evening brief: BJP demands transfer of jailed AAP leader to another prison

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Satyendar Jain. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 05:08 PM IST

‘Jail minister in jail, transfer him’: Meenakshi Lekhi after conman's ‘letter’

In a fresh 'letter' addressed to the media, Sukesh Chandrashekhar claimed that he gave over ₹50 crore to the AAP, which promised to nominate him to the Rajya Sabha. The AAP has dismissed his charges.

Delhi prison minister Satyendar Jain. (ANI file)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 04:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Daily Brief: India at CICA summit slams Pak over rights violations in PoK

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Minister of state for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi at CICA summit in Kazakhstan on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2022 09:03 PM IST

India undergoing historic change under leadership of PM Modi: Lekhi in Melbourne

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi was speaking at ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event organised by the NID Foundation in Melbourne where she unveiled two books on PM Modi.

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi speaking at the Melbourne chapter of the ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event.
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 07:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Partha Chatterjee has luxury flat just for dogs: Meenakshi Lekhi after ED raids

The ED has recovered ₹27.9 crore in cash, besides a huge amount of gold jewellery from an apartment linked to Arpita Mukherjee, considered a close associate of arrested Partha Chatterjee.

Union minister and BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi addresses a press conference(PTI file)
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 02:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Amid Gyanvapi Mosque row, Meenakshi Lekhi has 'suggestion' for Owaisi and Mufti

Asaduddin Owaisi recently said Muslims in India have lost Babri Masjid, but they will not lose another mosque. On Monday, he claimed the mosque will remain till eternity.

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi. (PTI file)
Updated on May 16, 2022 07:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Meenakashi Lekhi discusses impact of Ukraine war on food, energy with UNGA prez

During the day, Lekhi also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had an “engaging discussion” with the museum’s senior team.

Meenakshi Lekhi with Abdulla Shahid, President of UN General Assembly.
Published on May 07, 2022 10:37 AM IST

Israel embassy unveils street-art mural in Delhi to mark 30 years of friendship

Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon and minister of state for external affairs and culture of India Meenakshi Lekhi unveiled a mural at Connaught Place, which depicts and pays tribute to three Indian-Jewish actresses.

The mural was designed by Delhi Street Art's founder Yogesh Saini and his team. 
Updated on Apr 25, 2022 05:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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)
Published on Jul 22, 2021 10:30 PM IST
By | 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)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 11:19 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST
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)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 06:40 AM IST
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)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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)
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran and Saubhadra Chatterji
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