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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for Covid, isolates himself

The Road Transport and Highways Minister tweeted that he took the Covid test after feeling weak and is currently doing well.

Road projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to be completed in Madhya Pradesh by 2023, says Gadkari

The Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister inaugurated and laid foundation stone of 45 highway projects worth Rs 11,427 crore in the state through video conference Tuesday.
File photo of Nitin Gadkari | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

Chinese firms won’t be allowed to participate in highway projects, says Nitin Gadkari

Road Transport, Highways and MSME Minister Gadkari said rebidding would be done if there are any Chinese joint ventures for existing tenders and future bids.
Union Minister for Road Transport and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari | Photo: ANI

Gadkari and other ministers’ different voices on India-China trade cause confusion

Modi govt departments and ministries seem to be taking different approaches to calls for ‘boycotting China’ and ‘self-reliance’ since Galwan clash.
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah addresses a virtual rally for the people of West Bengal | Photo: ANI

The 5 key takeaways from virtual rallies by Amit Shah, Gadkari, Rajnath and Smriti Irani

BJP leaders and Union ministers have addressed 18 virtual rallies so far, and the common theme has been PM Modi’s strong leadership at a difficult time.
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RSS affiliate wants Modi govt to cancel Chinese firm’s bid for Delhi-Meerut RRTS project

The firm emerged as the lowest bidder for the project, but Swadeshi Jagran Manch said giving the project to the firm will be against govt's ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ push.
Nitin Gadkari walks towards his car

India not interested in the land of either Pakistan or China: Nitin Gadkari

The union minister's comments come at a time when India and China are engaged in a stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

E-rallies, WhatsApp groups, nukkad meets — how BJP plans digital poll campaign in pandemic

BJP has lined up virtual rallies of its ministers such as Amit Shah and Nitin Gadkari in Bihar and MP, respectively.
File image of Union minister Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Highway projects worth Rs 15 lakh crore to start in next 2 yrs, MSME package soon: Gadkari

Union Road, Highways & MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari says saving jobs in small enterprises is essential to protecting a majority of India’s people.
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Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, road transport and highways and MSME minister was the guest at ThePrint’s digital “Off the Cuff.” Gadkari who had previously also held the post of BJP party president said that the coronavirus pandemic has hit government revenues. He added that one of the ways to protect a vast majority of the people economically was by saving the MSME sector, which provides them jobs. Gadkari pointed out that the government is supporting the MSME sector in all possible ways and will soon come up with a financial package. The minister further said that the only way to increase liquidity in the market in the prevailing economic situation is by investing in infrastructure sector, be it water, power, transport, communication, port and railways. Gadkari also highlighted that there is no dearth of funds in the road sector and how work has already resumed in 60-70% projects in the road...

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
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Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
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If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?