India News | Written by Sidharth Pandey | Thursday January 15, 2015
The Congress set the ball rolling on its action plan to take on the Union government today over the land ordinance, issuing a call to action to farmers.
India News | Sidharth Pandey | Sunday December 21, 2014
Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh has said he is worried that ecological laws are being violated under the current government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 14, 2014
Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been appointed as a member of a board which provides strategic policy advice to a key UN agency on environmentally-sound technologies for developing nations.
India News | Written by Sreenivasan Jain | Monday December 8, 2014
If the government acts on the recommendations of the Subramanian committee, set up to review and streamline the process of green clearances, 90 per cent of Indian forests could be opened up for mining.
India News | Ellen Barry and Neha Thirani Bagri, The New York Times | Friday December 5, 2014
Factory owners in this city on the western coast of India have been fuming, railing, and arguing for years against a single troublesome number: The pollution index used by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, which identified Vapi as an area so b...
India News | NDTV.com | Friday October 31, 2014
As some changes are being proposed in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, will they actually make it much more efficient or will it essentially dilute the whole essence of MNREGA?
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 30, 2014
Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, on Friday sought to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a leader who gives his ministers a lot of "decentralised authority".
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 23, 2014
A strong pitch was made in Rajya Sabha today for doing away with the Rail Budget with a few members feeling that it was a colonial era practice not relevant anymore.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday July 14, 2014
Parliament today passed a bill on setting up of the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh, with government assuring all possible steps for rehabilitation and resettlement of the affected people.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 21, 2014
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.
Elections News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday May 19, 2014
Hours before the Congress' highest decision making body, its Working Committee or CWC meets today to take stock of the party's humiliating defeat in the general elections, its seniormost MP in parliament Kamal Nath called for immediate internal elect...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
India still has the largest number of people defecating in open in the world, according to a new United Nations report. The report has prompted the Indian Government to admit it as a "huge shame".
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 7, 2014
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today welcomed the Supreme Court ban on the use of bulls for the Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country and expressed hope that it will put an end to a barbaric practice.
India News | Reuters | Thursday May 1, 2014
If the ruling Congress party is pushed into opposition after a general election, it would give its backing to a major tax reform it tried to bring in during 10 years in office, a government minister and party strategist said on Thursday.
Blog | IP Bajpai | Monday May 5, 2014
Arrogance is its undoing, writes IP Bajpai
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 27, 2014
The Congress party's policy has always been to support any political combination that demonstrates commitment to secular values, he said.
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday April 20, 2014
There is no Modi wave but only "Modi poison" in India, said union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday.
Elections News | Agencies | Monday April 14, 2014
Union minister Jairam Ramesh has shot off an angry letter to Narendra Modi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, accusing him of making "outrageous statements" and telling a "blatant lie."
Elections News | NDTV.com | Monday April 14, 2014
A day after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took him on in his home district of Chikmagalur in Karnataka, union minister Jairam Ramesh has written to the BJP leader accusing him of spreading "blatant lie" about his four-year-old state...
Elections News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday April 10, 2014
Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana on Thursday.
Elections News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 3, 2014
The Union minister insisted that there was "no need to be defensive or apologetic" about the performance of UPA-II
Elections News | Written by Uma Sudhir | Thursday February 27, 2014
Expelled Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP Vijayashanti has joined the Congress. So has another legislator from the party, Arvind Reddy.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday February 21, 2014
Furious clashes gave way to long, fond farewells as elected parliamentarians sat in the house for the last time before the national election, due by May.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 1, 2014
A woman from Kerala, who was protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi seeking action against sand mining mafia in the state, ended her nearly four-month long agitation after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy gave her assurance in this regard.