Priyanka Gandhi `bargained` rent with govt, paid only Rs 8,888 for 2,765.18 sqm house

Priyanka Gandhi `bargained` rent with govt, paid only Rs 8,888 for 2,765.18 sqm house

35, Lodhi Estate was allotted to Priyanka, who is a private citizen, on the recommendations of the SPG, cabinet secretariat and the Home Ministry on February 21, 1997.

Ashwani Kumar makes emotional remarks on retirement from Rajya Sabha

With his membership coming to an end, Congress member Ashwani Kumar on Tuesday bade an emotional adieu to Rajya Sabha with two regrets, including his resignation as Law Minister in 2013 in the wake of a controversy with regard to coal block allocation issue.

Law and order deteriorating in Punjab: Ashwani Kumar

A senior Congress member on Friday alleged in Rajya Sabha that the law and order situation was deteriorating in Punjab and "dark clouds of terrorism" were looming over the state again.

Yamuna pollution: Parliamentary panel for better waste management infrastructure in Agra

 To tackle degradation of the Yamuna, a Parliamentary panel has recommended strengthening of solid and liquid municipal waste management infrastructure in Agra and preventing bathing of animals in the river and other water bodies around Taj Mahal "immediately".

Centre, states asked to deal with increasing e-waste

Noting that generation of e-waste is increasing at a "staggering" pace and there is a "yawning gap" between its generation and capacity to deal with it, a parliamentary panel Thursday urged the Centre and state authorities to take immediate remedial measures.

HLC report without meaningful consultations: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary panel has recommended formation of a new committee to consider afresh specific areas of environmental policy after it found the objections raised by experts on the proposals of a high-level committee constituted to review green laws as "valid".

Ashwani Kumar visits Pathankot; assesses environment

The Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Ashwani Kumar today visited Pathankot to review the status of environment in the region and assess various other issues.

E-waste in India increasing at alarming rate: Parl panel

Noting that the volume of e-waste in the country was increasing at an alarming rate, a parliamentary panel has recommended creation of a legislative and enforcement mechanism to prevent India from becoming a dumping ground of e-waste for developed nations.

Strange that Environment min not accepting studies linking mortality to pollution: Panel

A house panel Monday said it was "strange" that Environment Ministry was not ready to "accept" studies linking mortality with air pollution as it recommended restricting use of personal vehicles through an efficient and cost effective public transport system.

Fees made to advocates by Congress govt under scanner in Haryana

 "Heavy" fees paid to noted counsel KTS Tulsi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Ashwani Kumar when they were were hired by the Haryana government during the previous Congress regime has come under the scanner now.

Parl panel urges Punjab CM to tackle water contamination

 Reminding Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of his 'Raj Dharma', former Union minister Ashwani Kumar on Friday sought his personal intervention for resolving the issue of water contamination in the state.

Should Sonia Gandhi retire? Congress leader says no

Amid a leadership debate in Congress, former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar today said Sonia Gandhi has provided "exemplary leadership" to the party but admitted there could be differences in perspectives between her and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on certain issues.

Punjab leadership row: Ashwani Kumar meets Sonia Gandhi

Former Union Minister and Punjab Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to press for early resolution of the leadership row in Punjab and discussed the party's strategy in the state.

US companies need not unduly worry about nuclear mishap claims: Kumar

Assuring that India's civil nuclear deal with the US is within the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar on Saturday said US firms need not be "unduly" concerned over accident claims.

Ensure women's helpline functions properly: Delhi BJP to govt

Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay on Sunday asked the Delhi government to ensure proper functioning of the women's safety helpline, saying the party will not tolerate any deterioration in its working.

Governors row: NDA govt may finalise names today

The NDA government is likely to finalise the names of seven Governors to be appointed in the seven states who were asked to step down as they were appointed by the former Congress government, as per news reports.

Meghalaya Governor takes additional charge of Nagaland

Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul on Wednesday took over the additional charge as the 18th governor of Nagaland following the resignation of Ashwani Kumar from the post on June 25 last.

Krishan Kant Paul sworn-in Nagaland Governor

Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul Wednesday took over additional charge of Nagaland too following resignation of Ashwani Kumar.

President accepts Nagaland Governor`s resignation

President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar, an official statement said Friday.

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar resigns

Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar resigned today, becoming the third person occupying the gubernatorial post to put in his papers since the NDA government prodded some of the Governors, appointed during UPA rule, to quit.