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Prakash Javadekar


Will not tolerate any violence, anarchy inside JNU campus: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

January 10, 2020 8:58 pm

The HRD minister said, "Involvement of JNU students in Jan 5 violence as pointed out in Delhi Police's probe unfortunate. Will not tolerate any violence, anarchy on campus; committed to ensuring academic atmosphere in educational institutions."

Five PSUs get in-principle approval from Cabinet for strategic divestment

January 09, 2020 1:11 am

Neelachal Ispat Nigam, MMTC, NMDC, MECON and BHEL are the five PSUs that have received the in-principle nod, said Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Anyone can express opinion, says Javadekar on Deepika's JNU visit amid call for boycott 'Chhapaak'

January 08, 2020 9:49 pm

South Delhi BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri asked people to boycott 'Chhapaak' for Padukone's support to the "tukde-tukde gang". Bidhuri said a Bollywood star is supposed to give a "positive message" to youth in the country through movies.

Prakash Javadekar criticises NYT over report on JNU violence

January 08, 2020 2:59 am

In its article titled “Masked Men Attack Students in Rampage at University in New Delhi”, The New York Times had quoted witnesses hearing the members of the mob say “Hail Lord Ram!”.

JNU violence: Javadekar slams NYT for report claiming attackers raised 'Jai Shri Ram' chants

January 07, 2020 4:41 pm

In a dig at the newspaper, Prakash Javadekar said it seems the New York Times consists of the most "ardent bhakts" of Lord Ram as they seem to find him everywhere.

Explained: Reading the new State of Forest Report 2019

January 07, 2020 7:46 am

State of Forest Report 2019 has shown a 1,275 sq km gain in very dense forest, but what this statistic masks is the fact that the country continues to lose its best natural forests. A look at what was gained and lost.

Forest cover up but large tracts of dense forest have turned non-forest

December 31, 2019 4:44 am

On paper, much of this destruction of quality natural forests was compensated by plantations — a total of 10,227 sq km of non-forests became dense forests in successive two-year windows since 2003. Again, more than half of this — 5,458 sq km — since 2015.

Very encouraging, says Prakash Javadekar as forest cover jumps by 5,188

December 30, 2019 6:00 pm

Prakash Javadekar announced that as compared to the 2017 Forest survey, the 2019 survey has found an increase of 5,188 sq km in total forest and tree cover in the country

BJP says Rahul liar, Congress terms remark cheap

December 28, 2019 2:25 am

Prakash Javadekar accused Congress of trying to fan instability, but asserted that people are with the government on the new citizenship law and NPR.

Cabinet approves World Bank-funded Atal Jal, PM Modi to launch scheme today

December 25, 2019 2:26 am

The Atal Jal scheme had been approved by the World Bank board in June 2018. It was waiting for the Union cabinet’s approval for the last several months.


Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

August 13, 2017 6:15 pm

Independence Day will be celebrated across the country on August 15. India achieved Independence from colonial rule in 1947. At the stroke of the midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru, who went on to become the first PM of India, raised the tricolour above Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. From that day, the tradition was repeated each year.

World Environment Day: Modi, Kohli, Kejriwal plant saplings

June 05, 2015 8:12 pm

Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Virat Kohli creating awareness on environment on the occasion of World Environment Day.


Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

June 01, 2018 3:35 pm

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 

Tamil Nadu deserves better, says Javadekar

February 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Chennai, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said Tamil Nadu deserves a better administration, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is helping the state in every way. He said Tamil Nadu deserves better than what it has got in the last 50 years. The BJP leader said he had fruitful discussions with DMDK chief Vijayakanth. He also said he also met leaders from parties like IJK, IPP, NJP, AIMMK and others.

Two zeroes don't add up to hero: BJP on Cong-DMK alliance

February 14, 2016 1:57 pm

Chennai, Feb 14 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Sunday reacted over Congress and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) alliance for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, and said that two zeroes don't add up to hero and so it won’t make any difference. He also said that they will come out with the alliance within one week. He further added that the people of Tamil Nadu are frustrated with the politics they have witnessed over half a century and they want change and fresh start.

Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

January 25, 2016 7:26 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Jallikattu allowed with proper safeguards: Javadekar

January 08, 2016 9:31 am

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that Tamil Nadu has been allowed to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu'. He added that the sport was approved after taking care of all the safeguards and without practicing cruelty against the animals.

Jallikattu order: Pon Radhakrishnan thanks PM Modi

January 08, 2016 8:24 am

Chennai, Jan 08 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Tamil Nadu Government to carry out their traditional bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’. He also expressed gratitude to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party chief Amit Shah and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar for acquiescing with the Tamil community. The controversial bull-taming sport is celebrated every year during Pongal.