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Prakash Javadekar


Meghalaya minister asks Centre to rethink green clearance to mining project in state

June 23, 2021 5:15 am

Dohling is a leader of regional party People’s Democratic Front party — a BJP ally and also a member of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance.

Cabinet nod to 5 MHz spectrum for Railways to boost communication, signalling

June 10, 2021 6:02 am

“It will help improve safety of passengers on the transport network,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said after a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which cleared the proposal.

Minister’s claim after vaccination jibe: All will get jabs by December

May 29, 2021 3:15 am

The Union Minister cited recent remarks by the Health Ministry while making the claim.

India will complete Covid vaccination exercise by December, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

May 28, 2021 10:51 pm

Javadekar's response came amid mounting criticism over the crippling shortage of Covid vaccines.

No, Minister: Prakash Javadekar must not absolve Centre, blame states for current Covid crisis

May 12, 2021 8:30 am

We know it is a war that we need to fight as one nation, one people, and one mission. It is time the Centre also practised what it preaches.

India committed to fight climate change, but not under pressure: Prakash Javadekar

April 15, 2021 3:01 am

He said, “Fighting climate change is not a business. Fighting climate change is our duty…climate change is a disaster. We should not profit from disaster.”.

In Kerala, BJP promises steps against ‘religious terror’, ‘love jihad’ and law for Sabarimala

March 25, 2021 3:43 pm

The manifesto, which was released by Union minister Prakash Javadekar here on Wednesday, also promised to increase the monthly welfare pension from Rs 1,600 to Rs 3,000 and five acres of land to each landless SC/ST family in Kerala. It said steps will be taken to reclaim the “encroached land” of temples.

Everyone above 45 years of age eligible for vaccination from April 1, says govt

March 24, 2021 7:18 am

Earlier, only senior citizens and people in the age group of 45-60 with specific comorbidities were eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.

Rs 1,000 crore released for 157 wetlands in India: Javadekar

March 20, 2021 5:57 am

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on whether the number of lakes has declined substantially across the country over recent years, MoEFCC Prakash Javadekar said rapid urbanisation, development activities and anthropogenic pressures have stressed water bodies.

No nod for new projects in Upper Ganga: Prakash Javadekar

March 16, 2021 1:15 am

Javadekar’s comments come in the backdrop of a flash flood that hit the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in February, killing over 50 people and causing widespread damage to a hydropower project in the area.


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 08, 2020 12:21 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.