Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

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Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

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.

As Maharashtra crisis rages, Sena accuses BJP of horse-trading. Again!

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.

Modi and Shah finalize candidates for Haryana, Maharashtra elections

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.

Delhi woman threatens suicide after challan; cops let her go

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.

Truck driver fined Rs. 2L in Delhi; biggest challan yet

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.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

11 Apr 2019

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

20 Mar 2019

Goa: Pramod Sawant wins floor-test in Assembly with 20 votes

Newly-appointed Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant passed the floor test on Wednesday after 20 MLAs voted in favor of the government, led by BJP.

Reportedly, BJP chooses Pramod Sawant as Manohar Parrikar's successor

18 Mar 2019

Reportedly, BJP chooses Pramod Sawant as Manohar Parrikar's successor

After much deliberation, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant has reportedly been chosen by BJP to be Goa's new Chief Minister. The post got vacant after former Defense Minister and four-time CM Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday.

Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

18 Mar 2019

Manohar Parrikar's demise: Next Goa CM to be announced soon

Goa BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said the party would announce the next Chief Minister at 2 PM on Monday. A swearing-in ceremony will take place after 3 PM, Tendulkar said, reports PTI.

After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

18 Mar 2019

After Manohar Parrikar's demise, who will now be Goa's CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. With his demise, politics in the coastal state entered a phase of uncertainty and soon two meetings were held in two separate settings.

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

24 Feb 2019

What is Indus Waters Treaty? Here's everything you should know

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Center has decided to block water supply to Pakistan from the rivers flowing from India.

PM Narendra Modi's war-cry for 2019: This Chowkidaar won't stop

12 Jan 2019

PM Narendra Modi's war-cry for 2019: This Chowkidaar won't stop

On Saturday, the second day of BJP's National Executive meeting at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, the top brass of the saffron party launched a blitzkrieg on the opposition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 'the chowkidaar won't stop'.

Calling one time defaulter 'chor' unfair, says Gadkari on Mallyaji

14 Dec 2018

Calling one time defaulter 'chor' unfair, says Gadkari on Mallyaji

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said it was unfair to call businessman Vijay Mallya a chor just because he couldn't repay the loan once. He added Mallya had been repaying the loan for 40 years.

UP: Gadkari to lay foundation-stone for Rs. 1,224cr worth projects

09 Oct 2018

UP: Gadkari to lay foundation-stone for Rs. 1,224cr worth projects

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today will lay the foundation stone for Rs. 1,224cr highway projects in Uttar Pradesh.

River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

30 Aug 2018

River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed hope today that the Ganga river will become completely clean by 2020 considering the pace at which its rejuvenation program was going.

Akshay Kumar's videos on road-safety are amazingly funny

14 Aug 2018

Akshay Kumar's videos on road-safety are amazingly funny

Akshay Kumar is known for supporting social causes on and off screen.

Govt trying to start 5 river inter-linking projects in FY19

06 Aug 2018

Govt trying to start 5 river inter-linking projects in FY19

The government is trying to start work on five river inter-linking projects in the current fiscal and secure financial assistance from World Bank and Asian Development Bank for the Rs. 2 lakh crore project, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

05 Aug 2018

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, responding to the ongoing Maratha agitation for quota in jobs and education in Maharashtra.

At Galaxy Apartments, Nitin Gadkari meets Salman Khan, father Salim

08 Jun 2018

At Galaxy Apartments, Nitin Gadkari meets Salman Khan, father Salim

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met Bollywood star Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan, a noted screenwriter, as part of Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Sampark for Samarthan' campaign at Galaxy Apartment on Friday.

Arun Jaitley withdraws defamation case against Kumar Vishwas after apology

28 May 2018

Arun Jaitley withdraws defamation case against Kumar Vishwas after apology

BJP leader Arun Jaitley has withdrawn his defamation case against dissident AAP leader Kumar Vishwas after the latter apologized.

Did BJP deliver 'Acche Din'? Amit Shah answers the million-dollar-question

27 May 2018

Did BJP deliver 'Acche Din'? Amit Shah answers the million-dollar-question

Bharatiya Janata Party's President Amit Shah said in the past four years the Narendra Modi led government has worked relentlessly to improve the conditions of Indians.

Delhi to Mumbai by road in 12 hours? Oh yes!

07 Apr 2018

Delhi to Mumbai by road in 12 hours? Oh yes!

The 1,400km stretch between Delhi and Mumbai, which takes 20 hours by road, can now be covered in 12 hours, less than the 16 hours taken by Rajdhani to cover the two pivotal cities.

DDCA defamation case: Now, Kejriwal and aides apologize to Jaitley

02 Apr 2018

DDCA defamation case: Now, Kejriwal and aides apologize to Jaitley

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, as part of his apology-spree, has now apologized to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. This was pertaining to the DDCA defamation case.

UK-based Indian-origin businessmen commit Rs. 500cr for Gadkari's Ganga Mission

01 Dec 2017

UK-based Indian-origin businessmen commit Rs. 500cr for Gadkari's Ganga Mission

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently approached investors in London seeking investment for the Clean Ganga Mission.

BMW and Jaguar announce their electric car plans for 2020

08 Sep 2017

BMW and Jaguar announce their electric car plans for 2020

For automakers going electric is now a necessity, as diesel cars will soon get completely banned.

India hopes to open Chabahar port in Iran by 2018

06 Aug 2017

India hopes to open Chabahar port in Iran by 2018

Keeping hopes up for India's plans to develop the Chabahar port in Iran, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari conveyed that it would be operational by 2018.

Mumbai- Indian railways to run AC coaches on Suburban Railway

05 Jun 2017

Mumbai- Indian railways to run AC coaches on Suburban Railway

The Indian Railways will run AC coaches on western line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. It will start by September 2017.

Power giant NTPC forays into electric vehicle charging stations

05 Jun 2017

Power giant NTPC forays into electric vehicle charging stations

With the intention of promoting clean energy, power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) forayed into the new business of setting up electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi and Noida. It will eventually raise the demand for such vehicles as well as the demand of power generated by NTPC's plants.

RTI Query: 1 of 3 BMC's school children is malnourished

31 May 2017

RTI Query: 1 of 3 BMC's school children is malnourished

An RTI reply revealed that despite the introduction of midday meals in schools over 2 decades ago, 1 out of every 3 school kids studying in a municipal school is malnourished.

Congress's Digvijay Singh dismissed as party in-charge in Goa, Karnataka

30 Apr 2017

Congress's Digvijay Singh dismissed as party in-charge in Goa, Karnataka

Congress removed Digvijaya Singh as General Secretary in charge of Goa and poll-bound Karnataka.

Nitin Gadkari agrees with Venkaiah Naidu on car parking

06 Jan 2017

Nitin Gadkari agrees with Venkaiah Naidu on car parking

On Thursday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he agreed "in-principle" with cabinet colleague M Venkaiah Naidu on allowing registration to vehicles only after an evidence of parking space availability is provided.

Rs.1000 fine for parking on roads

25 Dec 2016

Rs.1000 fine for parking on roads

The Centre is looking to implement more stringent penalties for parking on roads; Union minister for road transport Nitin Gadkari said the penalty for parking on roads would be increased to Rs.1000 from Rs.200.

Car buyers may need to show proof of parking

23 Dec 2016

Car buyers may need to show proof of parking

Union government is working on a proposal that would impact everyone planning to buy a car.

Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

19 Dec 2016

Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government was exploring if the Mumbai-Goa national highway could be beautified like the Los Angeles and San Francisco roads.

India gives nod for $1 billion highway connectivity project

19 Sep 2016

India gives nod for $1 billion highway connectivity project

The Indian government has given the approval for an ambitious $1.04 billion highway connectivity project.