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‘BJP’s 1st list for polls might come next week,’ says Joshi

BJP‘s first list for Karnataka Assembly elections might be announced on April 6 or 7, said Union Parliamentary affairs minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pralhad Joshi on Friday. He said the state unit is working hard to give tickets to deserving candidates.

Voters wait for the polling to start during Karnataka state Assembly election, in Bengaluru on May 12, 2018. (Arijit Sen / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:16 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka: BJP likely to release the first list of candidates on April 6 or 7

Congress and JDS have already released their first list of candidates and are gearing up to finalise the next list of potential candidates.

Karnataka: BJP likely to release the first list of candidates on April 6 or 7(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2023 12:54 PM IST

Karnataka CM extends support for Adi Jagadguru Panchacharya Pathashale

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday extended his support to set up Adi Jagadguru Panchacharya Pathashale and said, the state government will soon release the funds for it.

Karnataka CM extends support for Adi Jagadguru Panchacharya Pathashale(HT_PRINT)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 08:38 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

‘Court asked him repeatedly, but…’: Minister on Rahul Gandhi

Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi slammed Rahul Gandhi for being unapologetic even after the Surat court's verdict in the defamation case on Thursday.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at IGI Airport in New Delhi from Surat on Thursday, (PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2023 09:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Congress reacts to Pralhad Joshi's population surge analogy, calls it ‘bizzare’

Union minister Pralhad Joshi was taking a jibe at Congress in poll-bound Karnataka over the party's election promise to provide free electricity if voted to power.

Pralhad Joshi was taking a jibe at Congress in poll-bound Karnataka.(File)
Updated on Mar 09, 2023 11:25 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Kanhaiya's 'I love you dig' on row over Rahul Gandhi's 'foreign vacation'

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said if Union minister Pralhad Joshi's claim on Rahul Gandhi's vacation proves to be false, he will have to apologise in public.

Congress leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Jairam Ramesh on Friday addressed the claims over Rahul Gandhi's foreign vacation during yearend.
Published on Dec 23, 2022 10:19 PM IST

On Rahul's ‘captured institutions’ remark, min asks, ‘Why take him seriously?’

BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Jugal Thakor Lokhandwala also hit back at Rahul Gandhi, saying the saffron camp believes in ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas and Sabka Prayas’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi works on this mantra.

Union minister Pralhad Joshi and Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
Published on Dec 11, 2022 05:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

A winding road that looks like a flower vine in Karnataka. See minister's tweet

North Karnataka's Hubli has once again turned heads with this infrastructural wonder of a bypass road that looks like a flower vine. The drone shot was shared by Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Twitter.

The winding bypass ring road looks like a flower vine, union minister Pralhad Joshi tweeted.(Pralhad Joshi/Twitter)
Published on Nov 19, 2022 09:52 AM IST
ByYamini C S

‘Is this respect?’: Kharge asks PM after Union min defends Bilkis Bano convicts

Taking to Twitter, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge also mentioned some BJP leaders reportedly attending a virtual ‘Satsang’ organised by rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is currently out on a 40-day parole.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge and PM Narendra Modi.
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 11:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Tiranga bike rally a govt event, not by BJP': Centre's invitation to all MPs

The Bharatiya Janata Party has made elaborate plans for the week-long Independence Day celebrations beginning August 9. The Narendra Modi government is celebrating India's 75th year of independence under the initiative 'Azadi Ka Amritsav Mahotsav'.

Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi stressed that it was a programme of ministry of culture and not of his party as he asked MPs of all parties to join the exercise at 8.30 am.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
Published on Aug 02, 2022 03:01 PM IST

Pralhad Joshi lashes out at Rahul, Sonia Gandhi: ‘They think they’re above law'

The opposition has been protesting the questioning of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case, as well as the stand-off between the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over rising prices.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 02:02 PM IST
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Govt open to discuss all issues, no bar on usage of words in Parliament: Joshi

Pralhad Joshi also hit out at the Opposition for creating controversies out of non-issues and trying to belittle the image of Parliament.

Minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Published on Jul 17, 2022 03:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Union minister Pralhad Joshi takes a ‘chaddi’ dig at Cong: Here's what he said

Joshi said the Congress was indulging in such acts as they have been stripped off their own garments in most states.

Union minister Pralhad Joshi. (PTI file photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2022 04:02 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Geological Survey of India refutes reports Bihar has 222.8 MT of gold reserves

The clarification comes after a report by news agency PTI said Bihar had over 220 million tonnes of gold reserves.

(Representative)(Representative image)
Published on May 28, 2022 09:05 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

'No need to panic’, says coal minister on worrying power crisis during heatwaves

Thermal power plants account for 70 per cent of India's power generation capacity of nearly four lakh MW. As per the power ministry's website, some are operating at reduced capacities - up to 40 per cent - due to the coal supply crisis.

The IMD has forecasted heatwaves in Odisha, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, among other states, till May 2. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 05:28 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

"90% of them won’t clear entrance examinations," Minister's remark sparks row

Pralhad Joshi made the controversial comment in Belagavi on Monday, while briefing the media on the steps taken to evacuate students stranded.

Union minister Pralhad Joshi raked up controversy on Tuesday with Opposition leaders condemning his statement at a time thousands of Indian students are stuck in war-torn Ukraine (PTI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2022 12:18 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Ministers, Opposition exchange barbs over disruptions during Winter Session 

The winter session of Parliament ended on December 22, a day before the scheduled conclusion, due to protest by opposition parties

Union minister for parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi during the winter session of parliament, in New Delhi on December 16. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 01:50 AM IST
ByRisha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Cheap statement’: Kharge on minister's remarks on Opposition boycott of meeting

The Union government had invited four Opposition parties, whose MPs have been suspended from attending the Winter Session of the Parliament, for a meeting to end the logjam in the Upper House.

Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 03:40 PM IST

Oppn wants discussions on Omicron & inflation, then runs away: Pralhad Joshi

Joshi said the Opposition is just busy "spreading rumours" about the curtailment of the ongoing winter session of Parliament, adding that the government has no such plans as of now.

File photo of Union minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 07:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

He has improved to the extent...: Pralhad Joshi's latest jibe at Rahul Gandhi

Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.

Regarding the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, Joshi said an investigation was underway and the same was being supervised by the Supreme Court.
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST
Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Ready for any discussion in Parl permitted by Chairman, Speaker: Pralhad Joshi

Union minister of parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi further said as many as 42 leaders from various parties participated in a constructive discussion.

An image of the all-party meeting shared by Union minister Pralhad Joshi. (Twitter@JoshiPralhad)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 03:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Farm laws repealed, Centre must not delay resolving other demands: Mayawati

Union minister Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday said that the government will be looking into when the matter of repealing the three farm laws can be listed in Parliament.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati addresses a press conference on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to repeal the three farm laws, in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Pralhad Joshi asks CIL to ensure power plants have 18 days of stock by Nov 2021

During his virtual address during the 47th foundation day of CIL, the minister also called upon the CIL to increase its production to one billion tonnes by the end of 2024.

Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi addressing the 47th foundation day of Coal India Ltd.(Twitter/@JoshiPralhad)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 07:06 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Coal shortage was due to monsoons: Pralhad Joshi

The coal minister on Thursday paid a visit to the Ashoka mine of the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) at Piparwar in Chatra district of Jharkhand.

Minister of coal, mines and parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi(Sonu Mehta/HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 09:02 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Pralhad Joshi says there will be no shortage of coal for power production

“As far as the requirement is concerned, the power ministry had put forth the demand for supply of 1.9 million tonnes (for power generation units) and after October 20, two million tonnes. Today only, we have supplied two million tonnes,” Pralhad Joshi said.

Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi at the Dipka coal mine in Korba, Chattisgarh. “Inspected coal stock at the siding yard and interacted with Siding In-charge and other officials,” Joshi tweeted.(Twitter/@JoshiPralhad)
Published on Oct 13, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Amit Shah meets with power, coal ministers amid coal shortage concerns

The power consumption of 3,900 MU on October 8 was the highest this month so far—from October 1 to 9—which also became a cause of concern during the ongoing coal shortage, according to data.

Union home minister Amit Shah met RK Singh and Pralhad Joshi to discuss the coal shortage. (File Photo )
Published on Oct 11, 2021 07:28 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

‘Requested Centre to increase coal supply to Karnataka’: CM Basavaraj Bommai

“I have already stated that we have requested the Centre to increase the supply of coal by four racks,” CM Bommai said.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. (File photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delho

‘No threat of power supply disruption', says Union coal minister Pralhad Joshi

“There is sufficient coal stock of 43 million tonnes with @CoalIndiaHQ (Coal India) equivalent to 24 days of coal demand,” Pralhad Joshi tweeted.

Pralhad Joshi asked people to not fall for fear mongering as the supply of coal is expected to increase following the monsoon’s withdrawal.(Twitter/@JoshiPralhad)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 04:56 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

On Rahul Gandhi’s '56-inch' jibe, Pralhad Joshi calls him ‘part-time politician’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had earlier hit out at the central government over India's standoff with China. Tweeting out a video clip from his official handle on Twitter, the former Congress president said that “Mr 56-inch is scared of China”.

Published on Sep 25, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Afghanistan situation: All-party meet today, Jaishankar to brief floor leaders

India has so far brought back more than 800 people from Afghanistan, where the Taliban swept to power two weeks before the withdrawal of American forces. A fresh batch of 180 people, evacuated from Afghanistan, is expected to arrive today.

Indian Air Force's special repatriation flight brought back people from war-torn Afghanistan.(ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 05:28 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi
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