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  • Babul Supriyo loses cool, threatens to break man’s leg at event in West Bengal

    Asansol (West Bengal): Union Minister Babul Supriyo stirred a controversy after he threatened to “break a man’s leg” during a public event in West Bengal’s Asansol city on Tuesday. Interestingly, Supriyo was invited at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, an event organised to donate wheelchairs and other equipment for the differently-abled people.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu betrayed us, played with sentiments: Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Kartarpur Sahib row

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his claims that Pakistan is willing to open the Kartarpur Sahib corridor. Harsimrat’s comments come in the wake of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj issuing a clarification earlier on Tuesday, saying that there has been no official communication from the Pakistani government for establishing the corridor that

  • Ask alumni for help, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tells educational institutes

    Pune: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar asked educational institutes to utilise their alumni associations for betterment instead of coming to the government “with a bowl seeking help”. The Union Human Resource Development minister was speaking Friday at a function organised here by the Jnana Prabhodini School. “Worldwide, who run educational institutes? It is the former students. Who run universities worldwide? It is the alumni who have excelled in their respective fields,” Javadekar told the gathering.

  • PM Narendra Modi virtually interacts with BJP workers of Jaipur Rural constituency

    Jaipur: The BJP’s booth-level workers from Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha constituency, which is represented by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Thursday had direct dialogue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via the NaMo application. The party’s booth-level presidents across the country watched the programme on their mobile phones, while special arrangements were made for live screening of the programme at 12 other locations.

  • Nothing wrong in using the word Dalit, RPI will approach SC to challenge govt’s advisory, says Ramdas Athawale

    Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale is of the view that usage of the word ‘Dalit’ should not be done away with. He has stated that his Republican Party of India (RPI) will approach the Supreme Court to challenge the government’s advisory which had asked media to refrain from using the word.

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    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urges farmers to make biofuel to replace petrol, diesel

    Durg (Chhattisgarh): Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday urged the farmers here to make ethanol and use it as a replacement for petrol and diesel. Addressing a public gathering in Durg, the Union Minister said that “We import fuel worth Rs. 8 lakh crore, Rupee value is falling vs Dollar. I have been saying since 15 years that farmers and tribals can make biofuel and fly aircraft. Our

  • Piyush Goyal pushes Indian Railways to rename IRCTC, after he had difficulty in recalling it’s name

    Almost every traveller in India knows about IRCTC. This Indian Railways ticket booking company is a crucial first step for all those who prefer going online to buy tickets or check for updates. However, we think Union Minister Piyush Goyal didn’t like the name of this travelling company. The union minister recently asked Indian Railways officials to come up with a new catchy name for IRCTC because even he faces hardship in

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    Air fares in India cheaper than auto-rickshaw ride, says Union Minister Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: India’s domestic air fares per km basis are cheaper than even an auto-rickshaw ride, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday. Speaking at the International Aviation Summit being held here, Sinha said: “If you look at the typical cost of an auto-rickshaw, in any of our large cities, it is around Rs 8 to Rs 10 per km… say if two people are travelling on an auto-rickshaw, then on a

  • Government plans exams for aspiring independent directors

    New Delhi : The government plans to have examinations for individuals who want to become independent directors as part of bolstering the corporate governance framework, according to Union Minister PP Chaudhary.

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    Wrong to say cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under Modi govt: Ramdas Athawale

    New Delhi: Union minister Ramdas Athawale Sunday said it was wrong to say cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Narendra Modi government. Noting that caste-related violence was continuing in the country, the Dalit leader from Maharashtra said irrespective of which party is in power, the government should take stringent action against the perpetrators. “I do not agree that (cases of) atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Modi government,

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    Rahul Gandhi suffers from schizophrenia: Union Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey

    Patna: Union Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey on Saturday said Congress President Rahul Gandhi is suffering from schizophrenia and he should be admitted to a hospital for treatment. Choubey, known for making controversial statements, said the way Gandhi has been speaking, it appears he has lost his mental balance. Another Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Friday targeted Gandhi saying he should first explain whether he is a Hindu, Muslim or Christian before going on the Kailash Mansarovar

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    River Ganga will be completely clean by March 2020: Union minister Niti Gadkari

    Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari expressed hope here today that the Ganga river will become completely clean by 2020 considering the pace at which its rejuvenation programme was in progress. He said most of the 221 projects under the Namami Gange Mission worth Rs 22,238 crore are at advanced stages of completion. “Considering the pace at which the works are awarded and getting completed, we are hopeful that by March 2020, river Ganga will be

  • Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari to dump his pet amphibious bus project into sea after getting stiff opposition

    Mumbai: A rather flustered Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari declared on Friday in a media interaction that he wanted to push his pet amphibious bus project off the Gateway into the sea. He is miffed as the project has run into stiff opposition from the Green Clearance Committee, which is not giving clearance for a ramp at Malabar Hill.

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    Kerala floods: Centre justifies refusing foreign aid for Kerala ,Opposition slams stand

    Kochi/Hyderabad/New Delhi: Opposition parties, including the Congress and CPI(M), today trained its guns on the Centre asking it to remove obstacles in accepting foreign aid for rain-ravaged Kerala, including Rs 700 crore offered by the UAE, even as government justified the stand. Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam defended the Centre’s decision, saying in refusing foreign aid for rehabilitation of the flood-hit state, the government has followed a 14-year convention it “inherited” from previous

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    Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister

    New Delhi: Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery in May, resumed his duties as Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister on Thursday after a gap of more than three months. In Jaitley’s absence, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal had been holding temporary charge of the Finance and Corporate Affairs Ministries.