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7 August, 2018 8:42 AM Tamil Nadu Chief Minister meets Nitin Gadkari, discusses 'growth' projects

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari here and discussed various road and port projects concerning the state. Palaniswami, who holds the Highways and Minor Ports portfolio, also presented a memorandum to Gadkari in this regard, an official release said. Meanwhile, BJP state unit President Tamilisai Soundarrajan 81

26 July, 2018 11:20 AM Pvt banks show interest in funding highway projs under PPP mode

Private banks, including HDFC, have shown interest in funding highway projects in public private partnership (PPP) mode, Parliament was informed today. "Some private banks, including HDFC and Kotak Mahindra Bank, have shown interest in funding some PPP proejcts," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Lok Sabha in a written reply today 41

12 July, 2018 6:43 AM Nitin Gadkari to launch development projects at Vizag port tomorrow

Gadkari would also inaugurate the upgraded and modernised iron ore handling complex at VPT, built at a cost of Rs 580 crore under the public-private partnership model. Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will launch various development projects under the Sagarmala and Bharatmala projects worth Rs 3,685.35 crore here tomorrow 39

7 July, 2018 10:26 PM Pranab Mukherjee Didn't Hesitate To Accept RSS Invite: Mohan Bhagwat

The RSS's decision to invite Pranab Mukherjee to address its volunteers last month, and the latter's decision to accept the invitation, had raised many eyebrows, with some Congress leaders criticising him. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said the Sangh considers affection for all an ideal, and that is why it felt no hesitation in inviting former President 45

3 July, 2018 8:01 AM Opposition uniting against BJP because it is strong: Nitin Gadkari

The BJP would make efforts to convince the Shiv Sena to contest the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with his party. The opposition is uniting against the BJP because it is strong, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said, predicting a win for his party in the Lok Sabha elections next year. The implementation of the proposal to hold parliamentary and Assembly 43

29 June, 2018 5:40 PM Centre Allotted "Lowest" Funds To Bengal For Highways: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the amount allotted by the centre for work on the national highways was one of the "lowest" amongst all the states in the country. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today wrote to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, describing the amount allotted by the centre to the state for work on national 42

22 June, 2018 9:00 AM India hopes to open Iran's Chabahar port by 2019

India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, the government said in a statement on Friday, despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan that could potentially open the way for millions 40

18 June, 2018 7:12 PM Central Water Commission Ropes In Google To Forecast Floods

The Water Commission will use Google technology to improve flood prediction systems and will also use tech giant's earth engine to visualise and improve flood management. New Delhi: The Central Water Commission (CWC) has entered into an agreement with Google to improve flood forecast systems and disseminate flood-related information by using technology 75

18 June, 2018 4:36 PM Arun Jaitley Discusses Air India's Future With Senior Ministers

New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitley along with senior ministerial colleagues and officials today discussed the future course of action for debt-laden Air India, weeks after its strategic disinvestment proposal failed to attract any bidders, sources said. The meeting was attended by Piyush Goyal, who has been temporarily given the charge of finance 63

29 May, 2018 12:16 PM RSS organisation of nationalists, not Pakistan's ISI: Gadkari on Pranab accepting invite

Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today welcomed former President Pranab Mukherjee's decision to accept an invitation to attend an RSS event, saying it is a "good start" and "political untouchability" is not good. Gadkari, the Lok Sabha MP from Nagpur, also said the RSS was not Pakistan's ISI but an organisation of nationalists. Mukherjee 47