Articles about Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Sabha MP, and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways. Gadkari was associated with the Sangh Parivar from a young age as a member of RSS and ABVP. He did his MCom and LLB from Nagpur University. He entered politics in 1980 through Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and later the BJP. The big appointments started coming in the 1990s when Gadkari became the Minister for Public Works Department in the BJP-Shiv Sena Maharashtra Government from 1995 to 1999. He earned praise from all quarters for his dexterous planning and execution of several road and highway projects. Impressed with his work, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee implemented Gadkari’s blueprint for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) project. In 2005, Gadkari was the Maharashtra BJP’s President and was elevated as the National President of the BJP in 2009, serving till 2013. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 and 2019 General Elections from Nagpur constituency. Gadkari has served as the Minister of Shipping (2014-19), MSMEs (2019-21), and Road Transport & Highways (2014 onwards) in the Modi Government.
15 May 2022Business
Tesla has decided to put on hold its plan to sell electric cars in India as it failed to secure lower import taxes. The company has stopped looking for showroom space and even reassigned some of its India team.
26 Apr 2022Auto
Ola Electric has issued a recall for 1,441 units of the S1 Pro electric scooter to run pre-emptive diagnostics and health check-ups.
24 Apr 2022India
A 40-year-old man died in the Vijayawada city of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday after the battery of his new electric bike exploded, causing a fire in his bedroom.
22 Apr 2022Auto
In light of recent mishaps involving electric two-wheelers, the government has asked EV manufacturers to voluntarily recall defective vehicles.
02 Dec 2021Business
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suffered a revenue loss of more than Rs. 2,731 crore due to the ongoing farmers' protest.
25 Sep 2021Politics
The country needs at least 600 medical colleges, 50 AIIMS-like institutions, and 200 super-specialty hospitals, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday as he called for the need to replicate the infrastructure development sector's public-private partnership model in the healthcare and education sectors.
24 Sep 2021India
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that he would issue an order in the next three to four months making it mandatory for the carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles.
21 Sep 2021India
Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Chinese companies have not made investments in highway projects in India in recent times.
17 Sep 2021India
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 34 road projects worth Rs. 9,577 crore in Madhya Pradesh and said more such projects worth Rs. one lakh crore will be sanctioned by the Centre for the state in the coming days.
14 Sep 2021India
A Nagpur-based research institute has transferred the know-how of an indigenous saline gargle RT-PCR test for COVID-19 to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, a statement said Sunday.
13 Aug 2021India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy, aiming to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles.
31 Mar 2021India
The government on Tuesday said it has extended the exemption from permit requirement for transport vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30, 2021, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 Mar 2021India
The government is serious about reducing road accidents as more people died from such mishaps last year than from COVID-19 infection, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
18 Mar 2021India
India will do away with toll collection booths on highways and implement a complete GPS-based toll collection system within one year, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
11 Mar 2021India
The office of Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has denied the findings of international media reports that Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania delivered a luxury bus to the Minister for his daughter's wedding.
08 Mar 2021Auto
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that people who scrap their old vehicles will get a 5% rebate from the manufacturer while buying a new one under the scrappage policy.
03 Mar 2021Business
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that India is ready to offer incentives to US automaker Tesla to ensure that its production cost here is cheaper than China.
14 Feb 2021India
The automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be made mandatory from tomorrow midnight, the central government said on Sunday.
13 Feb 2021Auto
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has launched India's first-ever CNG tractor. It is basically a diesel-powered tractor converted to a much cleaner CNG variant.
14 Jan 2021Business
After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
05 Dec 2020Politics
Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
25 Nov 2020Business
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced to set up one e-charging kiosk at around 69,000 petrol stations across India, furthering the government's plan to make India an electric vehicle nation by 2030.
15 Nov 2020India
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
28 Oct 2020Politics
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
06 Oct 2020Politics
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
29 Sep 2020India
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been found positive for the novel coronavirus during a routine test for the viral disease.
19 Sep 2020Politics
The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.
02 Jun 2020Business
The brutish impact of the coronavirus pandemic has started revealing itself, with 35% of India's Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) initiating the process of winding up operations, a survey conducted by All India Manufacturers' Association (AIMO) said.
01 Jun 2020India
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.
27 Apr 2020India
Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.
26 Mar 2020India
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
09 Feb 2020India
Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.
31 Jan 2020Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
22 Jan 2020Politics
After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.
20 Jan 2020Politics
Jagat Prakash Nadda, the working President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, formally took over the reins of the party today, succeeding Amit Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister.
16 Nov 2019Politics
Shiv Sena doesn't have nice things to say about estranged ally BJP and keeping up with the tradition it attacked the latter again today.
08 Nov 2019Politics
A day after Shiv Sena shifted its elected MLAs in Maharashtra to a hotel to prevent "poaching" by bitter ally BJP, Congress has reportedly done the same.
07 Nov 2019Politics
In an "ideal" world, BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to form a government after October 24, address and solve people's issues. But what are they doing? Fighting with each other over power share.
19 Oct 2019Politics
No one will ever attach the word failure with Narendra Modi. The man has a cult following, his followers are ready to take any bullet (quite literally) for him, he has an incredible list of highest civilian awards from many nations. And, he keeps winning elections.
08 Oct 2019India
In his Vijay Dashami speech at an event in Nagpur, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat called lynching a "western construct". He also said the term should not be used in the Indian context to "defame" the country.