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Prakash Javadekar(ANI)

‘Will vaccinate all by end of year’: Javadekar hits back at Congress

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2021 02:29 AM IST
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.
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in Maharashtra. (ANI photo)

India to vaccinate all against Covid-19 by December 2021, says Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:00 PM IST
  • 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.
Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)
Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)

'If ministers can be attacked then people are not safe in Bengal': Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:32 PM IST
  • Muraleedharan accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of perpetrating the attack on his convoy.
The 90-minute-long virtual workshop, where Information & Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar also spoke to the participants, comes against the backdrop of a surging second wave of Covid-19 infections. (ANI Photo)
The 90-minute-long virtual workshop, where Information & Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar also spoke to the participants, comes against the backdrop of a surging second wave of Covid-19 infections. (ANI Photo)

Top Central government officials attend session on boosting image, perception

By Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:44 AM IST
HT learns that the meeting, attended by several secretaries of the government, saw the minister emphasising the need to focus on positive news.
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Prakash Javadekar.(ANI file photo)
Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Prakash Javadekar.(ANI file photo)

Javadekar among many leaders to test Covid-19 positive

Agencies | By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Earlier, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he has tested positive for the viral disease.
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar addresses an event at the French embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar addresses an event at the French embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)

India won’t raise climate ambition under pressure: Prakash Javadekar

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 06:00 AM IST
  • Prakash Javadekar was speaking at an event organised at the Embassy of France to mark French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s visit to India.
"Central Govt replenishes more vaccine than what is needed for actual use," Prakash Javadekar tweeted.(ANI)
"Central Govt replenishes more vaccine than what is needed for actual use," Prakash Javadekar tweeted.(ANI)

'Centre replenishes more Covid-19 vaccine than needed': Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 08:16 PM IST
In a tweet, Javadekar said the Maharashtra state government “should not play politics over vaccination” and shared the numbers about the supply and consumption of vaccines in the state.
A BJP delegation, including Union minister Prakash Javadekar, on Friday submitted a complaint against the Trinamool Congress to the Election Commission. (ANI)
A BJP delegation, including Union minister Prakash Javadekar, on Friday submitted a complaint against the Trinamool Congress to the Election Commission. (ANI)

74% polling was done when Mamata visited Nandigram booth: BJP complains to EC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 06:31 PM IST
For the first time, India saw a chief minister was conduction a press conference from inside a poll booth while voting was on, Javadekar said.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said this letter is about her survival.(PTI)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said this letter is about her survival.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee's letter to non-BJP leaders symbolises her 'despair': Javadekar

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:08 PM IST
In a letter to the non-BJP leaders, Banerjee said the time has come for a "united and effective" struggle against the BJP's alleged attacks on democracy and the Constitution.
The projects at Tapovan Vishnugad (520 MW) on Dhauliganga river which was completely destroyed in the February 7 glacier breach (PTI)
The projects at Tapovan Vishnugad (520 MW) on Dhauliganga river which was completely destroyed in the February 7 glacier breach (PTI)

Uttarakhand govt to allow completion of 7 hydel projects

By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 05:53 AM IST
  • The decision has been taken by the ministries of environment, power and Jal Shakti, and will be communicated to the Supreme Court, which is hearing a matter on hydropower projects
To a question, the minister clarified that the Chamoli disaster happened due to a glacier fall that led to flooding in the region killing many people, and was not caused due to hydel projects.(ANI)
To a question, the minister clarified that the Chamoli disaster happened due to a glacier fall that led to flooding in the region killing many people, and was not caused due to hydel projects.(ANI)

Govt did not permit any new hydel project in Upper Ganges region in last 6 years

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:22 PM IST
Prakash Javadekar said the ministries of Environment, Jal Shakti and Energy have decided not to grant fresh permission to any hydel project in the region, but asserted that hydel projects are required in other parts of the country as it is clean energy.
The ruling YSRC Party has won 34 out of 75 municipalities and the opposition TDP is yet to open its account as results of the civic body elections in Andhra Pradesh started pouring in on Sunday.
The ruling YSRC Party has won 34 out of 75 municipalities and the opposition TDP is yet to open its account as results of the civic body elections in Andhra Pradesh started pouring in on Sunday.

News updates from HT: YSRC wins 34 of 75 municipalities in Andhra civic polls

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)

OTT platforms 'welcomed' new digital guidelines, says Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:20 PM IST
  • The new guidelines for regulating digital news platforms and OTT content providers is titled Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
"The Ministry and industry will partner together to make the OTT experience better for all audience,” Javadekar wrote on Twitter.(PTI file photo)
"The Ministry and industry will partner together to make the OTT experience better for all audience,” Javadekar wrote on Twitter.(PTI file photo)

OTT industry representatives welcome new guidelines, says Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:05 PM IST
The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry issued the guidelines last week to monitor content on social media and OTT platforms—under which they would be required to remove any content flagged by authorities within 36 hours and further set up a grievance redressal mechanism.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal held a meeting in favour of the farm laws in Patna.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal held a meeting in favour of the farm laws in Patna.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Notice served under new IT rules in Manipur, withdrawn

By Utpal Parashar, Sunetra Choudhury, Guwahati, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:14 AM IST
  • The notice under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 notified on February 25, was issued on March 1 and served on Tuesday morning to the publisher/intermediary of Khanasi Neinasi, which means Let’s Talk in Manipuri.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announcing the social media guidelines on Thursday,(ANI Photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announcing the social media guidelines on Thursday,(ANI Photo)

Self-regulating body, monthly compliance reports: Govt's social media guidelines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
So far, online news media has not been unregulated, with the information & broadcasting ministry brining it under its ambit last year, but not yet formalising rules for it.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar.(HT photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar.(HT photo)

'Needed level playing field': Govt announces new online media rules

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 03:35 PM IST
  • As per the new guidelines, social media platforms are required to disclose the first originator of mischievous tweet or message, the information and technology minister announced.
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )

PM Modi meets COP26 President, discuss India-UK cooperation on climate change

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Earlier today, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar also met Alok Sharma and discussed important issues, for negotiations to be held in Glasgow later this year.
Several Union ministers have joined the app in the past few days.
Several Union ministers have joined the app in the past few days.

Prakash Javadekar joins Koo; RS Prasad 'thankful' for 5 lakh followers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:18 PM IST
As the app is experiencing a massive load following push from BJP leaders, ministers, users reported glitches.
Prakash Javadekar and Shashi Tharoor on Saturday exchanged barbs on Twitter over farm reforms.
Prakash Javadekar and Shashi Tharoor on Saturday exchanged barbs on Twitter over farm reforms.

Javadekar shares Tharoor's old tweet on farm laws; 'Misinformation,' says latter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor said his old tweet didn't say or imply anything on the removal of MSP.
Installation and use of Aarogya Setu App “shall be advised to all,” the SOPs read.(PTI)
Installation and use of Aarogya Setu App “shall be advised to all,” the SOPs read.(PTI)

Cinema halls, theatres to run at full capacity from Monday: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:36 AM IST
  • The announcement in this regard was made on Sunday by Union minister for information and broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar. Mandatory face masks and sanitisation of auditorium after every screening are among the latest SOPs.
"We will come up with some guidelines on it (OTT) soon,” Prakash Javadekar said.(PTI)
"We will come up with some guidelines on it (OTT) soon,” Prakash Javadekar said.(PTI)

Will release norms for regulating content on OTT platforms: Government

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 05:36 AM IST
“OTT platforms do not come under the purview of Press Council Act, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act or Censor Board," Prakash Javadekar said.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media at a press conference in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media at a press conference in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

Congress, Rahul Gandhi instigated farmers protest, claims Prakash Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Referring to the unfurling of a flag from the ramparts of Red Fort, Javadekar said, "India won't tolerate the manner in which the Tricolour was insulted at the Red Fort."
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat will be the keynote speakers at the summit. (PTI)
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat will be the keynote speakers at the summit. (PTI)

‘Never said doors for dialogue are closed’: Prakash Javadekar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • "We have never said that the doors for dialogue are closed. Have you heard? Whenever talks are held, we will let you know," Prakash Javadekar said. The government has so far held 11 rounds of talks with the farmers who have been protesting since November 26 last year.
Javadekar said even pre-2020 targets haven’t been met by many developed countries.(AFP)
Javadekar said even pre-2020 targets haven’t been met by many developed countries.(AFP)

India calls for equity in carbon space allocation

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar expressed concern that the developing world would be deprived of its right to grow once the saturation point is reached.
Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)
Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)

Tandav makers say sorry after a torrent of criticism over web series

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:41 PM IST
  • The controversy around 'Tandav' has triggered demands that the government quickly enact a law to regulate content on OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
The area covering both Kali Tiger Reserve and Anshi Wildlife Division harbours tigers, leopards, gaur, sambar etc.(Representational Image.)
The area covering both Kali Tiger Reserve and Anshi Wildlife Division harbours tigers, leopards, gaur, sambar etc.(Representational Image.)

Wildlife Board nod to rail tracks through protected Western Ghats

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:45 AM IST
The Tinaighat-Castlerock-Caranzol railway doubling project is likely to involve diversion of forest land, most of which is in Dandeli wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said India is perhaps the only country where several vaccine candidates are at an advanced stage.(ANI)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar said India is perhaps the only country where several vaccine candidates are at an advanced stage.(ANI)

India perhaps only country with 4 vaccines almost ready, says Prakash Javadekar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:33 PM IST
At present, six Covid-19 vaccines are undergoing clinical trials in India. Government’s expert panel has recommended Astrazeneca for emergency use, while Bharat Biotech’s application is being deliberated on.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted that the government’s commitment to the welfare of farmers is unparalleled.(ANI)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted that the government’s commitment to the welfare of farmers is unparalleled.(ANI)

Government’s commitment to welfare of farmers ‘unparalleled’: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:02 PM IST
“More than 850 academicians across the country have come out in support of the new farm laws, saying that they will change farmers’ fortune and will free farming from all wrong practices. Our government’s commitment to the welfare of farmers is unparalleled,” Javadekar tweeted.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Saturday the vaccine had been approved on Friday, confirming what sources close to the matter had told Reuters.(REUTERS)
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Saturday the vaccine had been approved on Friday, confirming what sources close to the matter had told Reuters.(REUTERS)

India approves AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:52 PM IST
It is the first Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use by India, which has the highest number of infections after the United States.
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