Mahesh Sharma

Odisha CM writes to Culture Minister for preservation of Konark Temple

Odisha CM writes to Culture Minister for preservation of Konark Temple

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma for the preservation of Konark Temple.

Nov 11, 2018, 23:13 PM IST
Jaipur walled city proposed as next UNESCO heritage site

Jaipur walled city proposed as next UNESCO heritage site

There are a total of 37 World Heritage sites in the country at present. 

Jul 31, 2018, 17:35 PM IST
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, Sri Sri appeal to people to cut consumption of single-use plastic

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, Sri Sri appeal to people to cut consumption of single-use plastic

India was the global host of 2018 World Environment Day celebrations, the largest UN-led celebration on environment. The theme for this edition was 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.

Jun 07, 2018, 00:34 AM IST
Now, buy Taj Mahal entry tickets 30 minutes before sunrise

Now, buy Taj Mahal entry tickets 30 minutes before sunrise

The announcement was made by Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma in Lok Sabha on Monday.

Mar 05, 2018, 21:21 PM IST
Visit to Taj Mahal to get expensive from April 1, tickets to be valid for three hours only

Visit to Taj Mahal to get expensive from April 1, tickets to be valid for three hours only

From April 1, tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to pay more. The government has increased the entry fee for the iconic Taj Mahal to Rs 50 from Rs 40. It is also introducing a Rs-200 charge for those who want to visit the main mausoleum of the heritage site.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:12 PM IST
Nearly 1.71 crore stray dogs as per 2012 census: Government

Nearly 1.71 crore stray dogs as per 2012 census: Government

Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha said that while 25,10,169 stray dogs remained in urban areas, in rural parts of the country, the number was 1,46,28,180.

Jan 05, 2018, 19:40 PM IST
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
Mayawati daughter of 'daulat', not Dalit: Union Minister

Mayawati daughter of 'daulat', not Dalit: Union Minister

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma has dubbed BSP supremo Mayawati as a "daughter of daulat (wealth) and not a Dalit" and claimed that the Gandhi family was not "competent" enough to run the country.

Nov 23, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Too early to assess GST impact on tourism: Mahesh Sharma

Too early to assess GST impact on tourism: Mahesh Sharma

It is too early to understand the impact of GST on the tourism sector, though an early assessment has shown that the single tax regime has brought down the level of taxation, the government said on Monday.

Jul 31, 2017, 13:07 PM IST

24 monuments are untraceable: Govt

Urbanisation has made it very difficult to trace such monuments and often buildings come up around them and eventually parts of the historical site are "swallowed up."

Jul 24, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
July 12 violence fallout: 'No domestic help to work in Noida’s Mahagun Moderne society'

July 12 violence fallout: 'No domestic help to work in Noida’s Mahagun Moderne society'

A domestic helps’ union has decided to boycott Noida’s Mahagun Moderne society in Sector 78 after the residents blacklisted 81 domestic workers following the July 12 incident.

Jul 19, 2017, 11:16 AM 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

Had gone to China for international conference, not bilateral talks: Mahesh Sharma

Union minister Mahesh Sharma today said that his visit to China was for an international event and not for a bilateral meeting, days after Rahul Gandhi raised questions over union ministers going to that country amid the border tension.

Jul 13, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's childhood tea stall near Vadnagar railway station to become tourist spot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's childhood tea stall near Vadnagar railway station to become tourist spot

A small tea stall near Vadnagar railway station in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi sold tea in his childhood is all set to become a tourist spot.

Jul 04, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
Tea stall where PM Modi sold tea to be developed as tourist spot

Tea stall where PM Modi sold tea to be developed as tourist spot

Officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had visited the town on Sunday.
 

Jul 03, 2017, 20:47 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence

Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

Jun 22, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

This Cabinet Minister's Lutyens bungalow keeps changing hands

Cabinet Minster Mahesh Sharma`s luck with Government housing has not been going his way since his first allotment after winning his first election from UP`s Gautam Budh Nagar in 2014.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
Visit Dalit homes, have food with them: BJP top brass to party leaders

Visit Dalit homes, have food with them: BJP top brass to party leaders

 As part of the party's Dalit outreach, BJP's top brass has asked Union ministers and senior functionaries to have a meal at a Dalit household while visiting different states as part of the Modi government's third anniversary celebrations.

Jun 08, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
No historical proof of Sita's birthplace: Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma

No historical proof of Sita's birthplace: Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma

There is no historical proof regarding the birth place of Sita, the wife of Lord Rama, in Sitamarhi in Bihar and it is a "matter of faith".

Apr 12, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
'Taj Mahal is changing colour, mud therapy being used'

'Taj Mahal is changing colour, mud therapy being used'

A kind of mud therapy is being used on Taj Mahal as the white marble structure is changing colour, the government told the Rajya Sabha today after members voiced concern over the maintenance of the world famous monument.

Apr 05, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

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