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Brainstorming over breakfast: As part of poll prep, Javadekar calls BJP leaders over

Party MPs and the state unit’s top functionaries are also asked to join the meeting if the day’s agenda needs their intervention or falls in their jurisdiction.

President accepts Arvind Sawant's resignation, Prakash Javadekar gets his portfolio

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant had quit on Monday after accusing the BJP of lying with regard to its power-sharing promises in Maharashtra, thereby forcing the allies to snap ties.

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Delhi pollution: Haryana CM Khattar writes to Prakash Javadekar for meeting

Meanwhile, at an event, Javadekar lashed out at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: “I feel it is unfortunate that the Delhi CM is politicising the issue of pollution and indulging in blame game instead of finding a solution.”

Ask students to wear khadi for convocation, special occasions: UGC to varsities

"The use of Khadi and other handlooms will not only give a sense of pride of being Indian but also be more comfortable in hot and humid weather," the UGC said.

Environment minister defends cutting of trees for PM's October 17 rally at Pune college

His remarks came a day after the opposition parties alleged that some trees on the campus of Sir Parshuram College in Maharashtra's Pune city were chopped on Monday for Modi's October 17 rally, which will be held on the college ground.

BJP Shiv Sena alliance Maharashtra elections Prakash Javadekar

The BJP may have had a smooth sailing when it came to seat-sharing discussions with its oldest ally, Shiv Sena, in Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha elections, but it was not always so.

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Trip politics: Javadekar says summit was for mayors, AAP cites Sheila’s visit abroad

Central government sources later said a separate protocol is followed for chief ministers and rejected suggestions that opposition parties were being targeted.

Kejriwal denied permission for Copenhagen summit as it is a mayor-level event: Govt

Responding to a question on the issue of permission, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said "it was a mayor-level conference" and a West Bengal minister is going to attend it.

Dearness Allowance for govt employees hiked by 5%, 'Diwali gift' says govt

Dearness Allowance hiked: Calling it a 'Diwali gift', Javadekar said the raise would cost the exchequer nearly Rs 16,000 crore. The DA has now been increased from 12 per cent to 17 per cent.

Cabinet approves Rs 5.5 lakh package for PoK families who initially settled outside J&K

A "historical wrong" has been corrected by the government, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said while briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

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Preparations across country for 70th Independence Day celebrations

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Prakash Javadekar on how the RSS works

In this Idea Exchange, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an ‘agenda’ in calling Indian cities among worst polluted, defends Modi government’s stand on NGOs, questions Rahul Gandhi’s aggression, and asserts RSS does not interfere in government.

Prakash Javadekar says Modi has already delivered on promises

In this Idea Exchange, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an ‘agenda’ in calling Indian cities among worst polluted, defends Modi government’s stand on NGOs, questions Rahul Gandhi’s aggression, and asserts RSS does not interfere in government.

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