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KJ Alphons becomes first BJP leader from Kerala to become Union Minister

Alphons confirmed to IANS that he will be inducted as Minister of State in the reshuffle of the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday.

Sep 02, 2017, 23:56 PM IST
Right to privacy is 'subject to reasonable restrictions', says Prasad after SC verdict

Right to privacy is 'subject to reasonable restrictions', says Prasad after SC verdict

The government on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court verdict that declared the right to privacy a fundamental right under the Constitution. 

Aug 24, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi is another Mahatma Gandhi, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

PM Narendra Modi is another Mahatma Gandhi, says Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

While showering a praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi,  Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Thurday likened him to Mahatma Gandhi saying,''Today among us, we are fortunate to have another Gandhiji in the form of our prime minister who is like an inspiration.”Sharma was speaking at the launch of a book on Gandhi's salt satyagraha. 

Jul 14, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

We can't be selective about condemning violence: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said one should not be "selective" while condemning violence.

Jun 29, 2017, 20:34 PM IST
Azam Khan issues clarification after levelling rape charges against Indian Army — Here's what he said

Azam Khan issues clarification after levelling rape charges against Indian Army — Here's what he said

Azam Khan has once again come out with a clarification after creating a furore with his remarks, this time on Indian Army.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

Dasari Narayana Rao to be cremated with state honours today

Cinematography Minister T Srinivas Yadav announced that Rao will be cremated at his farm house at Chevella near here.

May 31, 2017, 08:10 AM IST

TMC not contesting RK Nagar by-poll: President Vasan

Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) President GK Vasan today said the party decided not to contest the April 12 R K Nagar by-election as it has no faith in by-polls.

Mar 23, 2017, 20:52 PM IST

Uma Bharti wants 'Somnath-like' solution for Ram temple

Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti today suggested a Somnath-like solution for the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya.

Mar 20, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

'Govt's redraft education policy in two to three months'

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today said the government is on the verge of completing its redraft education policy and hopes to release it in two to three months.

Mar 17, 2017, 23:11 PM IST
BJP minister Giriraj Singh stokes controversy, says 'rollback minority status allotted to Indian Muslims'

BJP minister Giriraj Singh stokes controversy, says 'rollback minority status allotted to Indian Muslims'

With the political scenario heating up in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Union minister and Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader stoked up a controversy on Sunday as he called to review the definition of ‘minorities’ in the country. 

Mar 05, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

BJP leader Kalraj Mishra calls Samajwadi Party, 'party of terrorists'

Union minister for micro and small industries Kalraj Mishra today termed the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh as a "party of terrorists".

Feb 25, 2017, 16:36 PM IST

Air India flight carrying Union Mininster Mahesh Sharma returns due to technical snag

Air India`s air borne flight from Delhi to Gorakhpur that had Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma onboard, returned back to Delhi on Thursday due to a technical snag.

Feb 16, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

Jairam Ramesh expresses shock over water seepage question in Rajya Sabha

Sahani said that his government accommodation has a problem of water seepage.

Feb 02, 2017, 17:18 PM IST

Union Minister welcomes Khushbu's remarks on common civil code

On the Cauvery water-sharing issue, the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways said the more than 40-year-old dispute could not be expected to be solved in four months.

Nov 01, 2016, 00:24 AM IST

Virbhadra should resign on moral grounds: JP Nadda

BJP is fully geared to defeat Congress under any circumstances and who will lead the party in the next polls is of little consequence.

Nov 01, 2016, 00:22 AM IST

Conducive atmosphere in North East must for investment flow: Union Minister Rijiju

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday called for creating a "conducive" atmosphere in the North East so that the investments could flow to the region.

Oct 28, 2016, 18:04 PM IST
J&K an example of failed political model of Jawahar Lal Nehru: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

J&K an example of failed political model of Jawahar Lal Nehru: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley criticised Nehruvian model of development, saying it had held the country back, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday termed Jammu and Kashmir a glaring example of the "failure" of Nehru's political model.

Aug 21, 2016, 22:24 PM IST

Shameful we are still slaves of English: Uma Bharti

Union minister Uma Bharti on Wednesday made a pitch for the use of Hindi in administrative works, saying it is "shameful" that the people of the country are yet to free themselves from the "slavery" of English language even after 68 years of Independence.

Jul 20, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan flays Lalu Prasad's claim

Ram Vilas Paswan flays Lalu Prasad's claim

Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan on Monday described as "false and mischievous" RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav's claim that he (Paswan) had "endorsed" the latter's views on Bihar outperforming BJP-ruled states in terms of development.

Jul 18, 2016, 15:27 PM IST

Broad consensus has emerged over GST, says Venkaiah Naidu

 Claiming a "broad consensus" on the long pending GST Bill, Union Minister M Venkiah Naidu on Sunday said the Centre was "very serious" about its passage in the monsoon session of parliament, but virtually rejected Congress' demand for a tax rate cap terming it "not feasible and advisable".

Jul 17, 2016, 20:24 PM IST