Tag: Prakash Javadekar

Allies, caste equations, poll-bound states likely to impact cabinet reshuffle

Amid speculations of a reshuffle and expansion of the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers, hectic activity is on as the BJP brass is working on...

Centre triples welfare funds for journalists to help victims of Covid-19; 13 states have announced relief for scribes

In the last one year the Centre has tripled the welfare fund for journalists, making it almost Rs 3 crore recently to help families of...

Majority states favour holding Class 12 board exams, to study options proposed by CBSE

(This story originally appeared in on May 23, 2021) At a high-level meeting on Sunday, a majority of the states favoured holding the Class 12...

BASIC nations oppose EU’s plan to impose a ‘carbon border tax’

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 10, 2021) At a time when the European Union is toying with the idea of ‘carbon border tax’...

New social media rules lack Parliament’s assent, bureaucrats may misuse vast powers: Congress

The Congress Saturday alleged the government has brought “non-statutory” guidelines without Parliament‘s assent to control social media platforms, saying vast powers have been given to...

24,000 designated private hospitals to join Phase-3 Covid vaccination drive from March 1

The Centre on Wednesday gave its nod to 24,000 designated private hospitals to administer the Covid-19 vaccine, while widening the ambit of the vaccination drive...

Cinema halls can operate at full capacity from Feb 1 adhering to Covid protocols | India News

NEW DELHI: Cinema halls will be permitted to operate at full capacity from February 1 once they adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols, Union information and...

Govt trying to divide and intimidate farmers protesting against agri laws: Congress | India News

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday alleged that the government is trying to divide and intimidate the farmers to break their protest against the three...

Expanding ecological partnership: India-France to launch Year of Environment

NEW DELHI: Eyeing to widen cooperation in the fight against climate change Minister for Ecological Transition of France, Barbara Pompili, will be in India on...

Ministry of information and broadcasting launches digital calender, diary for 2021 | India News

NEW DELHI: The ministry of information and broadcasting on Friday launched a digital calendar and diary for 2021, instead of printing them, which helped the...

budget 2021: View: Four recommendations for FM to make the Budget a dream one

In less than a month, the finance minister will be presenting Budget 2021-22. What needs to be on her agenda? Before turning to my reform...

Oxford Covid vaccine approved, three more awaiting nod, confirms Javadekar | India News

NEW DELHI: India has given the green light to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University-AstraZeneca and three other vaccine candidates are awaiting emergency use...

Prakash Javadekar skips posers on NDA’s CM pick for Tamil Nadu 2021 polls, ties with partner AIADMK

Chennai: BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday declined to categorically name the Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK-BJP alliance in Tamil Nadu...

Centre sends fresh invite to protesting farmers, says not logical to discuss new MSP-related demand | India News

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday sent a fresh letter to the protesting farmers’ unions inviting them for talks. Congress leaders including Rahul...

BJP dares Rahul for debate on what Congress & Modi govt have done for farmers | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday challenged Rahul Gandhi for an open debate on what the Congress did for farmers’ welfare when in power and...

SC proposes panel, farm unions slam govt for ‘parallel talks’: Key developments | India News

NEW DELHI: The ongoing farmers’ protest matter reached the Supreme Court, which on Wednesday suggested formation of a committee having representations from both the Centre...

Low voter turnout in Hyderabad civic polls;35.80 polling per cent recorded till 5 pm

HYDERABAD: A low voter turnout was recorded in the high-stakes Hyderabad civic polls on Tuesday with 35.80 per cent of voters exercising their franchise till...

Looking at a new code for news channels: Javadekar | India News

NEW DELHI: The government is examining ways to strengthen the regulatory mechanism for news media besides considering a new code of conduct for TV news...

After Pakistan minister’s Pulwama attack admission, BJP attacks Congress | India News

NEW DELHI: After the admission by a Pakistani minister that Pakistan was responsible for the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack, the BJP attacked the Congress on...

Centre sets up permanent panel to tackle Delhi-NCR air pollution | India News

NEW DELHI: After a succession of committees and court directions failed to halt deterioration in the capital’s air quality, the Centre has decided to set...

BJP questions Cong’s silence at girl’s ‘rape’, killing in Punjab, targets Tejashwi too | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP hit out at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday for their “selective outrage” in cases of atrocities...

India’s eight beaches get coveted Blue Flag certification, beaches in Goa and Lakshadweep missed the iconic tag | India News

NEW DELHI: India’s eight beaches have got coveted ‘Blue Flag’ certification – an international eco-level tag which is one of the world’s most recognised awards...

National flag to fly at half mast today as mark of respect to Ram Vilas Paswan | India News

NEW DELHI: As a mark of respect to Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)...

Stubble burning: Environment ministers of Delhi, 4 neighbouring states to meet on October 1

New Delhi: The Environment Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will meet on October 1 to discuss and tackle the problem of...

BJP hits out at Congress over tractor-burning incident near India Gate | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Monday blasted the Congress over the burning of a tractor near India Gate, allegedly by opposition party workers, saying it...