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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

New motor vehicle law won’t change, states can decide penalty amounts: Nitin Gadkari

In interview to ThePrint, Nitin Gadkari says new law not aimed at generating revenue, but to check road accidents and deaths caused due to violation of traffic rules.
Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Every ticket finalised in my presence’ — Gadkari says BJP not sidelining him in Maharashtra

In exclusive interview to ThePrint, Nitin Gadkari speaks about BJP’s chances in Maharashtra polls, economic slowdown, Savarkar, and farmer suicides, among other things.
File image of Union minister Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP clips Nitin Gadkari’s wings in Maharashtra, keeps him on fringes of poll campaign 

Of the 49 rallies Nitin Gadkari has addressed this poll season in Maharashtra, only one has been outside his home turf Vidarbha.
Uber app on a phone | Commons

RSS affiliate urges Gadkari to reduce Uber, Ola surge pricing limit in public interest

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch has opposed the Modi govt's move to allow Uber & Ola to charge customers up to three times the normal fare during peak hours.
Indian railways

Modi govt again considering merging rail, roads, aviation, shipping into transport ministry

A top govt panel is set to make a presentation of the proposal to PM soon. The idea of a unified transport ministry was discussed during Modi govt's first tenure as well.
No odd-even if you don’t have data to prove its usefulness, NGT tells Delhi govt

Delhi won’t need odd-even scheme, says Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari

Transport minister Gadkari said work was underway in the national capital to ensure it is pollution-free in the next two years.
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Should NHAI stop road construction? PMO asks Gadkari’s ministry to respond

The suggestion was communicated in a letter by PM Modi’s Principal Secy Nripendra Misra to highways secy Sanjeev Ranjan, dated 17 August.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

RSS wants to help Hindi UPSC aspirants, urges Modi govt to do away with aptitude test

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Nitin Gadkari

PMO snubs Gadkari, stalls conversion of 53,000 km of state roads into national highways

PMO stepped in as it felt that Nitin Gadkari's ministry, which has projected a revenue deficit of over Rs 37,000 crore, needs to practise fiscal discipline.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.