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.
17 Sep 2021
MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects
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 2021
Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry
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 2021
PM Modi launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy. Here are key features
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Vehicle Scrappage Policy, aiming to phase out unfit and polluting vehicles.
31 Mar 2021
No permit required for vehicles carrying oxygen till September 30
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 2021
Road accidents killed more people than COVID-19 last year: Gadkari
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 2021
Toll booths to go; GPS-based collection within one year: Centre
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 2021
Gadkari denies bribery report; Swedish firm Scania admits 'misconduct'
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 2021
Rebate of 5% on purchasing vehicles under scrappage policy: Gadkari
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 2021
Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China
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 2021
FASTags mandatory from tomorrow midnight; double fee for violators: Centre
The automatic toll plaza payment system FASTag will be made mandatory from tomorrow midnight, the central government said on Sunday.
13 Feb 2021
India's first CNG tractor launched, claimed to increase farmers' savings
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 2021
Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news
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 2020
Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive
Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.
25 Nov 2020
Indian government to set up 69,000 EV charging stations
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 2020
Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
28 Oct 2020
Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
06 Oct 2020
Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
29 Sep 2020
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19
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 2020
As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short
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 2020
Over one-third of MSMEs close to shutting operations: Survey
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 2020
All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting
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 2020
Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement
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 2020
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
09 Feb 2020
Vehicle scrappage policy in last lap for Cabinet nod
Months after it was first proposed, the much-delayed vehicle scrappage policy is finally in its last lap of clearance.
31 Jan 2020
BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
22 Jan 2020
'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi
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 2020
JP Nadda succeeds Amit Shah, elected as BJP President unopposed
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 2019
As Maharashtra crisis rages, Sena accuses BJP of horse-trading. Again!
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 2019
Maharashtra: Scared of 'Operation Lotus', Congress shifts MLAs to Jaipur
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 2019
#MaharashtraCrisis: Gadkari confident of Sena's support, Raut denies "resort politics"
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 2019
One man, many failures: Presenting to you Shri Narendra Modi
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 2019
Lynching a "western construct" being used to "defame" India: Bhagwat
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.
30 Sep 2019
Modi and Shah finalize candidates for Haryana, Maharashtra elections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah met on Sunday to finalize the candidates for upcoming assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra.
19 Sep 2019
Transport strike in Delhi/NCR today against amended Motor Vehicles Act
Commuters in Delhi/NCR are likely to face problems on Thursday as a day-long transport strike has been called by the United Front of Transport Associations (UFTA) to protest against the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
16 Sep 2019
Delhi woman threatens suicide after challan; cops let her go
In a bizarre incident, a Delhi woman threatened suicide after traffic police stopped her and imposed a hefty fine for multiple traffic violations.
13 Sep 2019
Kejriwal supports stricter traffic rules, but hints at revising fines
Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal disagrees with PM Narendra Modi-led government frequently, but he feels the amended Motor Vehicles Act has made Delhi's roads better.
13 Sep 2019
Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet
Weeks after the amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act, a truck driver in Delhi was slapped with a Rs. 2 lakh fine on Wednesday, the biggest challan yet.
12 Sep 2019
Karnataka's Deputy CM Govind Karjol blames 'good roads' for accidents
At a time when steep traffic fines have given sleepless nights to offenders, Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol blamed "good roads" for accidents.
12 Sep 2019
BJP-ruled states reduce hefty traffic fines, and Gadkari isn't happy!
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which governs a large part of the country, has been embarrassed by its own Chief Ministers.
09 Sep 2019
Is auto industry going through worst crisis? Data says yes
As the Indian auto industry undergoes a crisis amid a broader economic slowdown in India, automobile sales dropped sharply in August, the worst decline since 1997-98.