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Ramesh welcomes Modi`s emphasis on toilets in Independence Day speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:29

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s emphasis on toilets in his Independence Day speech and suggested collective efforts to end the menace of open defecation in the country.

Explore non-bureaucratic ways of giving green nod: Ramesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 23:47

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Thursday emphasised on need for strict compliance of environmental norms and said "non-bureaucratic" ways of giving permits should be explored.

Congress asks govt to clear confusion about Aadhar card

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:01

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday asked the government to clear confusion surrounding Aadhar-linked bank accounts for direct transfer of subsidies under various schemes to beneficiaries.

Ramesh for abolishing separate budget for railways

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:22

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh is of the view that time has come to do away with the colonial idea of having a separate Budget for Railways as it accounts for just six per cent of the total government expenditure.

Difference in Congress over Polavaram issue comes to fore

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 00:07

Differences in the Congress over Polavaram issue came to fore on Monday with party MPs from Telangana interrupting the speech of Jairam Ramesh.

Uma Bharti hits out at Jairam Ramesh, accuses him of politicising `clean Ganga project`

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:46

BJP leader and Union Water Resource Minister Uma Bharti hit out at Congress` Jairam Ramesh on Monday and accused him of politicising the clean Ganga project.

Ganga cleaning not a Hindutva project: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 12:58

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused the NDA government of turning the programme to clean Ganga as a "Hindutva project" by attempting to polarise politics through the initiative on the holy river.

India should be flexible on climate change: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:24

Former union minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said India should be more flexible in its response to climate change otherwise it faces the risk of being isolated by other BASIC nations - Brazil, South Africa and China.

Indian states, Chinese provinces should interact more: Ramesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:51

Terming Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh`s ongoing and Vice President Hamid Ansari`s just-concluded China visit as "significant", former union minister Jairam Ramesh said Thursday India needs to "deepen the political dialogue" and that Indian states should engage with provinces in the neighbouring country.

PM Modi incapable of ties with environmentalists disagree with him: Jairam Ramesh

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 00:35

Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said unlike him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not capable of maintaining a relationship with those disagreeing with him on environmental issues.

Only Ramesh knows what he meant by his Modi-Nixon remark: Congress

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 21:29

Congress on Wednesday voiced its discomfort over Jairam Ramesh` remarks that PM Narendra Modi has the potential of emerging as `India`s Richard Nixon` in handling Pakistan and China.

After Tharoor`s `Modi 2.0` praise, Jairam Ramesh calls PM India`s Richard Nixon

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 17:50

Within weeks after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was criticised by his own party for overtly praising the Prime Minister, it is now former rural development minister Jairam Ramesh who has dared to ruffle a few feathers by calling Narendra Modi `India`s Richard Nixon`.