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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Naga People`s Front leader TR Zeliang was sworn-in as Nagaland`s new Chief Minister, a day after Neiphiu Rio submitted his resignation to Governor Ashwani Kumar after his election to the Lok Sabha.
The resignation of Ashwani Kumar as law minister, Rahul Gandhi`s attack on an ordinance aimed at protecting convicted lawmakers and government`s push for judicial and legal reforms were some of the issues that kept the Law Ministry in limelight in 2013.
The probe into coal block allocation scam, which got CBI the sobriquet of "caged parrot" from the Supreme Court and saw the exit of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar over his alleged interference, marked the agency`s functioning during a tumultuous year for it.
The performance of the VVPAT system used in the recently held Mizoram assembly election was not satisfactory, as 10 per cent of the machines malfunctioned, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashwani Kumar said here on Saturday.