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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)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 03:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 04:00 PM IST
By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘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)
Updated on May 29, 2021 02:29 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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)
Published on May 28, 2021 03:00 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

Muraleedharan accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of perpetrating the attack on his convoy.

Union Minister and BJP leader V Muraleedharan's convoy being allegedly attacked by miscreants. (PTI Photo)
Published on May 06, 2021 06:32 PM IST
By | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Top Central government officials attend session on boosting image, perception

HT learns that the meeting, attended by several secretaries of the government, saw the minister emphasising the need to focus on positive news.

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)
Updated on May 05, 2021 11:44 AM IST
BySunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

Javadekar among many leaders to test Covid-19 positive

Earlier, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he has tested positive for the viral disease.

Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Prakash Javadekar.(ANI file photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Agencies | By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar addresses an event at the French embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Apr 15, 2021 06:00 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

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

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.

Published on Apr 07, 2021 08:16 PM IST
By | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi

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

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.

A BJP delegation, including Union minister Prakash Javadekar, on Friday submitted a complaint against the Trinamool Congress to the Election Commission. (ANI)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 06:31 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

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.

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said this letter is about her survival.(PTI)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 02:08 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Uttarakhand govt to allow completion of 7 hydel projects

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

The projects at Tapovan Vishnugad (520 MW) on Dhauliganga river which was completely destroyed in the February 7 glacier breach (PTI)
Published on Mar 19, 2021 05:53 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

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

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.

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)
Published on Mar 15, 2021 07:22 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

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

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

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.
Updated on Mar 14, 2021 01:03 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

OTT platforms 'welcomed' new digital guidelines, says Javadekar

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

Prakash Javadekar had previously held a meeting with the Internet and Mobile Association of India(PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 07:20 PM IST
By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

OTT industry representatives welcome new guidelines, says Javadekar

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.

Updated on Mar 04, 2021 06:05 PM IST
By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

Notice served under new IT rules in Manipur, withdrawn

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 and Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal held a meeting in favour of the farm laws in Patna.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 09:14 AM IST
By, Sunetra Choudhury, Guwahati, New Delhi

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

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 announcing the social media guidelines on Thursday,(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

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

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.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar.(HT photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2021 03:35 PM IST
By | Edited by Shivani, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

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.

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 )
Published on Feb 16, 2021 04:01 PM IST

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

As the app is experiencing a massive load following push from BJP leaders, ministers, users reported glitches.

Several Union ministers have joined the app in the past few days.
Updated on Feb 12, 2021 01:18 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

Shashi Tharoor said his old tweet didn't say or imply anything on the removal of MSP.

Prakash Javadekar and Shashi Tharoor on Saturday exchanged barbs on Twitter over farm reforms.
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 04:40 PM IST
By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

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

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.

Installation and use of Aarogya Setu App “shall be advised to all,” the SOPs read.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 08:36 AM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, New Delhi

Will release norms for regulating content on OTT platforms: Government

“OTT platforms do not come under the purview of Press Council Act, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act or Censor Board," Prakash Javadekar said.

Published on Feb 01, 2021 05:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Congress, Rahul Gandhi instigated farmers protest, claims Prakash Javadekar

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 Minister Prakash Javadekar addresses the media at a press conference in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

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

"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.

Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Union jal shakti minister Gajendra Shekhawat will be the keynote speakers at the summit. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India calls for equity in carbon space allocation

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.

Javadekar said even pre-2020 targets haven’t been met by many developed countries.(AFP)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 06:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.

Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take part in a protest against a new web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai(AFP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2021 08:41 PM IST

Wildlife Board nod to rail tracks through protected Western Ghats

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

The area covering both Kali Tiger Reserve and Anshi Wildlife Division harbours tigers, leopards, gaur, sambar etc.(Representational Image.)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 08:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi
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