Gadkari said that as Transport Minister he had knowledge of the technology to make eco-friendly vehicles, and even spoke fondly of the ethanol-fuelled bus that runs in his hometown, Nagpur.
Kailash Vijayvargiya had to attend some rituals at home related to his mother’s death earlier this month.
The Centre’s assurances that it will bring an ordinance to strengthen the Prevention of Atrocities Act has cut no ice with Dalit and Adivasi groups, who are now gearing up for a Bharat Bandh on August 9 — on a scale bigger than the one held in April.
On Thursday Nitish Kumar was supposed to come to the national capital to attend the Niti Aayog meeting but could not as he had to be in Patna on the day BJP chief Amit Shah was visiting. The meeting with his ally was important for his party’s political future.
Stating that she has received requests from women that the provision deters husbands and fathers-in-law from transferring assets to women, Maneka has asked Goyal to change the law.
The minister, meanwhile, celebrated his birthday far away from Delhi’s power centre — in Shillong, where he was chairing a two-day plenary of the North-Eastern Council.
Akhilesh Yadav said the SP government had provided 30-acre land for the project and an MoU was signed in October 2016 — in his presence — between then UP Chief Secretary and the CEO of Samsung India.
The Congress says the government just wants to complete the formality of inviting him to inform the Supreme Court, which last Monday set a 10-day deadline for the government to share a timeline on the Lokpal’s appointment.
There were a couple of lighter moments in Union minister Rajnath Singh’s press briefing on the Union Cabinet’s “historic” decision on the minimum support price (MSP) increase.
Afghan diplomats in Delhi joined the demonstration, the idea being to display solidarity with the Sikh community
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will be hosting Ashwani Lohani to hear his ideas on transforming Indian Railways and leadership skills.
When JD(U)’s national executive — its highest decision making body — meets in Delhi on July 8, the BJP’s top leadership will be assessing messages coming out of the meeting.
The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritwa Abhiyan award ceremony on Friday evening stood out for more reasons than one. There was, to begin with, the provision for sign language translation.
The Congress has been saying that its president Rahul Gandhi is yet to get permission from the MEA for undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. But the MEA has revealed that it has not received a formal request from Rahul so far.
Kurien will not be retiring from politics, but plans to find time to write a memoir about his long parliamentary career, during which he was twice the chief whip of the Congress in Lok Sabha.
After a woman NSUI worker from Chhattisgarh levelled sexual harassment charge against the student organisation’s national president, Fairoz Khan, the Congress on Monday set up a three-member committee to probe the matter.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar is miffed with Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi. Despite the Delhi High Court order of 2016 and the ministry’s repeated reminders thereafter, Tyagi has little to show on the teacher recruitment front. DU continues to reel under an acute teacher shortage with departments being run by ad hoc faculty for years. […]
While BJP president Amit Shah has launched the ‘sampark se samarthan’ programme to meet prominent people to talk about the Narendra Modi government’s programmes, party general secretary Ram Madhav organised a strategic session for social media influencers.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu left his doctors on tenterhooks by undertaking a bumpy road journey in the Northeast on Friday, barely five days after undergoing a cataract operation and lens implantation.
Usually, ministers of state or officials at the rank of secretary attend such events. But after the Sochi summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, it seems that South Block is giving signals to the West about New Delhi’s proximity to Moscow.