Free Press Journal
  • Take me back or be ready for consequences: Alagiri to DMK

    Madurai : A day ahead of his brother MK Stalin’s elevation as the DMK president, expelled leader MK Alagiri on Monday hardened his stance saying he will continue with the proposed September 5 march and warned the party of consequences if he was not readmitted.

  • River inter-linking work to start in FY19

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

  • Gadkari bets on alternative fuels to reduce oil imports

    Mumbai : Union minister Nitin Gadkari is betting big on alternative fuels that will not only cut India’s burgeoning crude oil import bills but also create additional sources of income for farmers, who comprise more than 50 per cent of the country’s population.

  • AI stake sale: Govt on ‘wait and watch’ mode

    New Delhi :The government has decided to “wait and watch” for the next three-four months before taking a call on disinvestment of national carrier Air India due to prevalent market condition specially high fuel prices, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

  • Air India’s Mumbai building to be sold to JNPT: Gadkari 

    Mumbai : Air India’s iconic 23-storey building at Nariman Point here will be sold to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to keep the ownership of what was once the carrier’s headquarters with the government, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

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    Opposition uniting against BJP because it is strong, says Nitin Gadkari

    Mumbai: The opposition is uniting against the BJP because it is strong, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said, predicting a win for his party in the Lok Sabha elections next year. The implementation of the proposal to hold parliamentary and Assembly polls simultaneously would need the cooperation of all parties, the minister said yesterday.

  • Gadkari, Digvijay get court nod to jointly settle defamation case

     New Delhi : A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the joint application moved by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh to withdraw the criminal defamation complaint filed by the former against the latter.

  • Jaitley, Kejriwal move court to settle defamation case

    New Delhi : A joint plea by Union Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was moved before a Delhi court on Monday seeking to settle the criminal defamation case filed by the former against the AAP convenor in the DDCA row after the latter tendered an apology.

  • FPJ-Moneycontrol.com: India’s Road Ahead

    Connectivity—through roads, rail or waterways— is vital for stable GDP growth. At the micro level, it offers better access to education and income opportunities. Within this framework, the present Government has been doing a lot. In order to understand these activities of the government more deeply and the impact it could have, Free Press Journal in conjunction with Moneycontrol, organised ‘India’s road ahead’. Gracing the event was

  • Centre unveils ORR push for 28 metros

    New Delhi : The Indian government is planning to build outer ring roads (ORR) in  28 major cities at an estimated cost of Rs 36,290 crore, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday. Detailed reports for projects worth Rs 21,100 crore are under progress. The projects are a part of the ambitious Bharatmala initiative announced by the Cabinet last year, under which the government envisages development of 84,000 kilometres of national highways

  • Panel discussion on India’s Road Ahead: Prominent Indians deliberate the likely path to success

    Connectivity—through roads, rail or waterways— is vital for stable GDP growth. At the micro level, it offers better access to education and income opportunities. Within this framework, the present Government has been doing a lot. In order to understand these activities of the government more deeply and the impact it could have, Free Press Journal in conjunction with Moneycontrol, organised ‘India’s road ahead’. Gracing the event was Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road

  • Making India’s Road Ahead smoother: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays the roadmap

    Excerpts from the talk that Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation in the Government of India, gave at the India’s road to the future conference jointly organised by Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol on Saturday, 9 December 2017. The speech was delivered in Hindi, and given below are edited and translated excerpts from that talk.

  • Ethanol-powered bikes set to be introduced next month: Gadkari

    New Delhi : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced that 100 per cent ethanol-powered bikes would be introduced next month, without any additional surge price, in a bid to promote the production and usage of environment-friendly vehicles.

  • Ports expansion plan of Rs 90K cr on cards

    142 expansion projects worth Rs 90K cr have been identified for major ports and timely delivery  will give the much needed boost to economy, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said.

  • Indore: Gadkari assures of city’s enhanced connectivity with all parts of nation

    Indore: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday announced that Indore will soon be connected by road and rail links with southern, eastern and western parts of the country. Elaborating further, he said that while bhoomi-pujan of new Indore-Manmad rail line project will be held in four months, construction of Indore-Ichhapur and Indore-Betul national highway too would begin in near future. He said that detailed project report (DPR) is ready and added that

  • Centre may bear 4% cost of modern bus terminals

    New Delhi : The Centre is ready to partially fund modern bus terminals to be set up by states, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said amid holistic efforts to further promote public transport. The development comes as the states’ transport ministers visited the central bus depot of Vadodara earlier this month. The bus depot is termed the country’s first international standard bus terminal. “The country can have 2,000 to 2,500 bus ports.

  • Chabahar Port a gateway to golden opportunities

     New Delhi : Keen on rolling out infrastructure projects in Iran and Afghanistan, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that once Chabahar Port in Iran becomes operational, there will be no looking back as it will be a gateway to golden opportunities. As a special envoy of India, deputed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Road Transport and Shipping Minister Gadkari is in Tehran and represented India at the oath taking ceremony of

  • IPRCL to build Indore-Manmad rail corridor: Gadkari

    Indore: Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL), which is executing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore, will build Indore-Manmad rail corridor for shipments of containers to JNPT, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday in Delhi.