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2017-18 'terrible' choice for new GDP base year: Jairam Ramesh

Citing a media report in this regard, Ramesh asked if it was only to make Modi 2.0 government look good on GDP growth rates.

NRC a Congress creation; being used by BJP to polarise society: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh, while addressing a press conference in Guwahati after a six-member Congress delegation held meetings with party workers and leaders regarding critical issues facing the Northeast, said that in Assam, the NRC was “needed” and has a “historical legacy”.


Peace agreement in Nagaland should not change geography of Manipur: Jairam Ramesh

He stated that although the Indo-Naga Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015 between the government of India (GoI) and Naga Groups the content remains a “complete secret”.

Something very wrong with allowing EU MPs, not Indian leaders, to visit J&K: Rahul Gandhi

"When Indian political leaders have been prevented from meeting the people of J&K, what possessed the great chest-beating champion of nationalism to allow European politicians to visit J&K?"

One nation-one language will never be a reality: Jairam Ramesh

The Rajya Sabha member also noted that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was under daily attack by forces out to "denigrate and obliterate" his legacy and the very idea of India would "die" if his ideas were abandoned.

Jairam Ramesh slams proposed ban on use of single use plastic

"As Environment Minister I resisted blanket ban on use of single-use plastic. Plastic industry employs lakhs and the real problem is how we dispose and recycle waste," he said on Twitter.


Finding Modi's good work like looking for needle in haystack: Salman Khurshid

"From my point of view, it would be (like) looking for a needle in a haystack to find something good that he (Modi) has done," Khurshid told PTI in an interview. He added that Congress has "very serious concerns" about how the country is being run.

'Truly bizarre', 'welcome to new India': Jairam Ramesh on Bombay HC's 'War and Peace' question

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court asked Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case accused Vernon Gonsalves to explain why he kept "objectionable material" like a copy of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and some CDs at his home.

Veerappa Moily: Jairam Ramesh speaking like BJP leader, party should take note

Moily said Ramesh should not have spoken like a BJP leader and asked the Congress high command to take “serious notice” of his statement.

Jairam Ramesh responsible for UPA-2's policy paralysis: Veerappa Moily

Moily also castigated Congress' Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor for his statement that praising Modi for doing the right things would lend credibility to the opposition's criticism of him.

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Environment Ministry's new green building inaugurated

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today inaugurated Environment Ministry's new office.