Harsh Vardhan

Offices should incentivise those who use cycles: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

Offices should incentivise those who use cycles: Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

India`s 150 elite cyclists were seen in action at the National Cycling Championships in November, including Mumbai-based film actor and cycling enthusiast Farhan Akhtar, who is the brand ambassador of Saksham Pedal Delhi. 

Dec 31, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee have same kind of DNA: Harsh Vardhan

Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee have same kind of DNA: Harsh Vardhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee has the "same kind of DNA" that made them unwavering in their commitment to public welfare which boded well for the country, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.

Nov 09, 2017, 17:44 PM IST
India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below two degree Celsius.

Nov 06, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Delhi asks for choppers to sprinkle water over city to curb pollution

Delhi asks for choppers to sprinkle water over city to curb pollution

If you're walking on the streets of Delhi and suddenly sprinkled with water, don't be surprised.

Oct 25, 2017, 07:11 AM IST
Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

Develop zero-pollution firecrackers: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to scientists

The SC put a ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till October 31, keeping the increasing pollution under consideration.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:07 PM IST

Govt believes people have right to choose in democracy: MoS for Tourism KJ Alphons

Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam on Saturday said the government's stand is that people have a right to make their own choices, be it in terms of speech or their food.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Delhi's air quality has seen improvement: Govt informs Rajya Sabha

Delhi's air quality has seen improvement: Govt informs Rajya Sabha

He said the effort of any person doing at least one good task that helps in curbing pollution would be encouraged.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

91 animals, including seven rhinos died in floods in Kaziranga National Park: Govt

Over 25 lakh people bore the brunt of the flooding in 29 districts. The administration set up 1,098 relief camps and distribution centres in the state.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the flora and fauna. 

Jul 21, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi likely to go for Cabinet expansion

PM Narendra Modi likely to go for Cabinet expansion

Prime Minister Modi first expanded his cabinet in November 2014 when he inducted 21 new faces, including Parrikar as defence minister.

Jul 17, 2017, 23:08 PM IST
'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

'Entire world looking at India to combat climate change'

Environmental experts feel that the traditional heritage of environment protection that India has can be utilised to deal with the dangers associated with environment.

Jul 11, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

Global warming, climate change result of ignoring ancestral advice: Harsh Vardhan

The minister, who started a plantation drive here, said our ancestors handed over to "us a pure environment" along with some "principles of living" to protect it.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Will address issues on cattle trade ban honestly: Harsh Vardhan

The Centre had on May 26 banned the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter through an Environment Ministry notification.

Jun 15, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
Cattle ban 'discriminatory', 'unconstitutional'? SC issues notice to Centre, seeks response in two weeks; next hearing on July 11

Cattle ban 'discriminatory', 'unconstitutional'? SC issues notice to Centre, seeks response in two weeks; next hearing on July 11

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Centre in connection with its recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter.

Jun 15, 2017, 09:23 AM IST
BJP pressing on cattle trade norm to impose RSS' political agenda: Kerala CM

BJP pressing on cattle trade norm to impose RSS' political agenda: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to introduce a new rule to impose the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) political agenda.

Jun 08, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi

World Environment Day 2017 will be observed today across the world and the theme of this year is `Connecting People to Nature`.

Jun 05, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Govt open to suggestions on cattle slaughter notification, not viewing it as prestige issue: Union minister Harsh Vardhan

Govt open to suggestions on cattle slaughter notification, not viewing it as prestige issue: Union minister Harsh Vardhan

The purpose behind the notification was not to influence people's food habits, affect slaughter business or to harm any particular group, the minister said.

Jun 04, 2017, 20:51 PM IST
India committed to Paris agreement: Harsh Vardhan

India committed to Paris agreement: Harsh Vardhan

Reacting on reports of United States President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate accord, Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that India is committed towards its responsibilities related with environment.

Jun 04, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
Cattle ban outrage: After Kerala, 'beef fest' organised in IIT Madras

Cattle ban outrage: After Kerala, 'beef fest' organised in IIT Madras

More than 50 students supported the cause by participating in this fest late on Sunday night.

May 29, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Beef fests held to protest ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in Kerala

In Kochi, Kadakampally Surendran participated in a 'beef fest', where bread and beef curry was served, even as Youth Congress activists took out a protest march in the city.

May 27, 2017, 16:40 PM IST