Prakash Javadekar
Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

Does the BJP need journalists anymore?

Early this week, the information and broadcasting-cum-environment minister, Prakash Javadekar, held an advance ‘Diwali Milan’ party for journalists on the sprawling lawns of his official residence...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

The Elephant in the Room

Earlier this month, the death of a female pregnant elephant in Kerala’s Mannarkkad forest range in Palakkad evoked a public furore. Initial reports suggested a deliberate ploy to kill the elephant, ...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

India  /  Published 07.02.19

Centre ducks quota bill call

Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Manoj Jha on Thursday contrasted the government’s rush to enact an economic quota for the upper castes “within 48 hours” with its now 671-day-old vacillation over possibl...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.12.19

Pinocchio parivar

The Centre on Tuesday announced the formal rollout of Census 2021 and the update of the National Population Register (NPR).The government ruled out any link between the update and the proposed Nationa...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.12.19

Who is UN to monitor a referendum: Javadekar on Mamata’s remarks

Various Union ministers have slammed West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee after she challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go for an UN-monitored referendum on the Citizenship (Amendment) Ac...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.01.20

Upper limit for permitting abortions raised

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved extending the upper limit for permitting abortions from the present 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The Cabinet approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment)...
By PTI in NewDelhi

India  /  Published 05.03.19

Govt airs ‘intent’ on faculty rule

The NDA government on Tuesday announced its intent to take “necessary legal actions” within two days to restore the practice of hiring university teachers by applying the reservation rule to the i...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.03.19

Reservation roster: Javadekar promises action in 2 days

Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar assured teaching aspirants that the Centre was committed to restore the reservation roster in educational institutes and there was 'no need' for a...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.12.19

Cabinet approves Personal Data Protection Bill

The government on Wednesday approved the Personal Data Protection Bill that will spell out a framework for handling of personal data including its processing by public and private entities.The decisio...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.01.20

AAP govt caused delay in Nirbhaya convicts' hanging: Javadekar

The BJP on Thursday blamed AAP government's 'negligence' for the 'delay' in the hanging of Nirbhaya gangrape case convicts, saying it took more than two and a half years for the Arvind Kejriwal dispen...
By PTI in New Delhi


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