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  • Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in first half of 2021: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Mar 04, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in first half of 2021: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

    The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again. It had said the project is likely to be launched by the end of the year.

  • Tunnel works worth over Rs 1 lakh cr to be undertaken in next five years: Nitin Gadkari Feb 13, 2020 12:05 PM IST

    Tunnel works worth over Rs 1 lakh cr to be undertaken in next five years: Nitin Gadkari

    Also, the minister said, competent players, whether small or big, need to be given opportunity and there is a need to relax parameters including technical and financial qualifications for bidders.

  • When Union Ministers incite people to shoot, such incidents are possible: Priyanka Gandhi on Jamia firing Jan 31, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    When Union Ministers incite people to shoot, such incidents are possible: Priyanka Gandhi on Jamia firing

    Her attack on the government comes a day after tensions in the Jamia area spiralled on Thursday after a man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters, injuring a student, before walking away while waving the firearm above his head and shouting "Yeh lo aazadi" amid heavy police presence in the area.

  • Arun Jaitley undergoes surgery, advised two-week rest Jan 23, 2019 09:53 PM IST

    Arun Jaitley undergoes surgery, advised two-week rest

    66-year-old Jaitley had undergone a kidney transplant surgery on May 14, 2018, at AIIMS here and had not travelled abroad since then.

  • BJP will win 30 out of 40 seats in Bihar in Lok Sabha polls: Union minister R K Singh Jan 22, 2019 06:23 PM IST

    BJP will win 30 out of 40 seats in Bihar in Lok Sabha polls: Union minister R K Singh

    Singh, the Union power minister, said household and village electrification would be a matter of public discourse in the upcoming polls because the government has met the tall order.

  • BJP will win 74 Lok Sabha seats in UP: J P Nadda Jan 16, 2019 04:45 PM IST

    BJP will win 74 Lok Sabha seats in UP: J P Nadda

    At a meeting with senior office bearers of the party here, Nadda, who is on his first visit to the Uttar Pradesh capital after being appointed the BJP's election in-charge for the state, said the party will register a handsome win in the Lok Sabha polls and all records will be broken.

  • Global Housing Technology Challenge launched on Jan 14 to speed up affordable homes' construction Jan 14, 2019 06:56 PM IST

    Global Housing Technology Challenge launched on Jan 14 to speed up affordable homes' construction

    Around 68.5 lakh houses have been approved so far for construction under the PMAY (U)

  • Buddhist circuit project to be completed by 2020: Nitin Gadkari Oct 17, 2018 02:32 PM IST

    Buddhist circuit project to be completed by 2020: Nitin Gadkari

    "A huge number of devotees of Gautam Buddha from across the world visit India. However, due to lack of proper roads they are not able to visit the Buddhist pilgrimage sites," the Minister Road Transport & Highways said in a press conference here.

  • Rahul Gandhi lying to people at election rallies: Prakash Javadekar Oct 11, 2018 03:52 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi lying to people at election rallies: Prakash Javadekar

    Javadekar's remarks came a day after Gandhi addressed a public rally in Bikaner city in the run-up to the assembly election in Rajasthan on December 7.

  • 'Modi wave' to continue, Rahul Gandhi can't be PM: Ramdas Athawale May 23, 2018 08:19 AM IST

    'Modi wave' to continue, Rahul Gandhi can't be PM: Ramdas Athawale

    Taking a dig at Gandhi's remark that if the Congress emerges as the single-largest party after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls he would become the prime minister, Athawale said there was no question of that happening.

  • Transport Ministry nod for 100% bio-ethanol vehicles by Bajaj, TVS May 05, 2018 04:26 PM IST

    Transport Ministry nod for 100% bio-ethanol vehicles by Bajaj, TVS

    Gadkari suggested that institutions engaged in agricultural research take up topics such as biofuel to reduce dependency on oil imports. He said rice straw, as waste, is burnt in Punjab and Haryana, resulting in pollution in Delhi.

  • 1 lakh houses to get power each day under Saubhagya scheme: Minister May 02, 2018 09:53 PM IST

    1 lakh houses to get power each day under Saubhagya scheme: Minister

    Under the Saubhagya Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, free electricity connections to all households (both APL and poor families) in rural areas and poor families in urban areas will be provided.

  • Nitin Gadkari urges Korean businesses to invest in India's roads, waterways Apr 12, 2018 08:42 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari urges Korean businesses to invest in India's roads, waterways

    On the fourth day of his visit to Korea, the road transport and shipping minister addressed the Korea-India Infrastructure Cooperation Forum in Seoul today which was participated by leading members from the infrastructure business of both the countries.

  • Suresh Prabhu, other ministers observe day long fast over budget session washout Apr 12, 2018 02:41 PM IST

    Suresh Prabhu, other ministers observe day long fast over budget session washout

    "It was unfortunate that Parliament's budget session was not allowed to work. In protest of this, we are sitting fast," Prabhu told reporters.

  • NLC India to aggressively bid for railways' solar projects: Piyush Goyal Feb 14, 2018 08:01 AM IST

    NLC India to aggressively bid for railways' solar projects: Piyush Goyal

    "Indian railways plans to have a bidding process to soon come out for expanding solar footprint of railways where NLC India Ltd is also having very aggressive plans and will be bidding very aggressively to try and get those contracts through the bidding process," the Railways Minister told reporters here.

  • 10 crore trees to be planted on banks of river Ganga: Nitin Gadkari Nov 14, 2017 08:32 AM IST

    10 crore trees to be planted on banks of river Ganga: Nitin Gadkari

    "The tree plantation along the banks of river Ganga will create job opportunities and will also benefit the environment. (Maharashtra) Forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar will lead the project," the Minister for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation said at a programme here.

  • Paradise Papers: No transactions done for 'personal purpose', says Jayant Sinha Nov 06, 2017 10:56 AM IST

    Paradise Papers: No transactions done for 'personal purpose', says Jayant Sinha

    Sinha had worked with Omidyar Network as Managing Director in India and Omidyar Network had invested in a US company D.Light Design that has a subsidiary in Cayman Islands, according to a report based on the Paradise Papers investigation.

  • Strengthen grievance redressal mechanism, Puri asks DDA Nov 03, 2017 11:45 AM IST

    Strengthen grievance redressal mechanism, Puri asks DDA

    In a meeting with Delhi Development Authority Vice Chairman Udai Pratap Singh, he directed the DDA official for speedy digitisation of records, including land and property, and called for its completion in time-bound manner.

  • Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan Sep 15, 2017 03:15 PM IST

    Should not miss industrial revolution this time: Dharmendra Pradhan

    The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said that four key stakeholders - centre, states, NGOs and civil society - needs to work together in the area of skill development.

  • Nitin Gadkari says enough of dollars, will scoop up poor man's money to build infra projects Sep 15, 2017 08:45 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari says enough of dollars, will scoop up poor man's money to build infra projects

    The Union minister for road transport said the government was keen to build projects in the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) mode.

  • Suresh Prabhu takes charge as commerce & industry minister Sep 04, 2017 11:50 AM IST

    Suresh Prabhu takes charge as commerce & industry minister

    Suresh Prabhu is taking charge of the commerce department at a time when export growth is waning. Export growth fell to an eight-month low of 3.94 per cent in July, while trade deficit widened to USD 11.44 billion on account of high gold imports.

  • Several railway projects launched in Odisha Aug 23, 2017 03:47 PM IST

    Several railway projects launched in Odisha

    The minister of state for communication and railways launched the railway projects through video conferencing from Rail Sadan at Chandrasekharpur here. Sinha laid the foundation of Road Over Bridge (RoB) at Khetarajpur (Sambalpur) and flagged off a train on electric traction from Sambalpur on newly electrified section of Sambalpur and Jharsuguda.

  • Why it’s necessary to develop business and transport along India’s coastline Aug 17, 2017 12:47 PM IST

    Why it’s necessary to develop business and transport along India’s coastline

    To understand the coastal and ocean concepts better, it needs to be highlighted that most coastal regions remained quite undeveloped in India for centuries.

  • Smooth rollout to GST: Arun Jaitley Aug 07, 2017 07:35 AM IST

    Smooth rollout to GST: Arun Jaitley

    "It has been an extremely smooth turnover without any disruption" the Union Finance Minister told reporters here. He rejected the argument that trade registration under GST was less and said a record number of registrations have taken place.

  • Nitin Gadkari urges players to produce methanol from high-ash coal Aug 01, 2017 07:45 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari urges players to produce methanol from high-ash coal

    The Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister also asked global players like Volvo and Stena Lines whether they could run automobile and shipping fleet on methanol.

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