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Tag: Maneka Gandhi

BJP Releases 80-Member National Executive List; Maneka, Varun Gandhi Dropped
BJP Releases 80-Member National Executive List; Maneka, Varun Gandhi Dropped

The executive is a key deliberative body of the party which meets to discuss key issues facing the government and shapes the organisation's agenda. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented its meeting for a long time.

Maneka Gandhi Message To Women
Don't Be Victims Of Society's Prejudice: Maneka Gandhi's Message To Women Is Inspiring

Bhubaneswar: “Women should always inspire, motivate and encourage other women. They must stop thinking of themselves as victims” – addressing a virtual women’s leadership summit organised by the SOA Deemed to be University in collaboration with ObserveNow Media recently, MP Maneka Gandhi said that women should assert themselves and inspire others to chart a new […]

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Maneka Gandhi Shares Video Of Dog Being Run Over, Man Booked

Chandigarh: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday shared a video on social media in which a man can purportedly be seen running his car over a dog, following which he was booked in Kapurthala. In her tweet, Gandhi said, “He is a breeder and seller of dogs for dog fights. This is what he does […]

Case Registered Against Maneka Gandhi In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Malappuram Police on Friday registered a case under Section 153 of the IPC against former Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Gandhi for her ‘communal’ remark on the killing of a pregnant cow elephant near the edge of Silent Valley National Park at Palakkad in Kerala. While one person who allegedly made the […]

BJP MP Maneka Gandhi Steps-In To Rescue Injured Monkey

New Delhi: BJP MP Maneka Gandhi on Monday came to the rescue of a simian lying injured on the roadside in central Delhi after a journalist posted a picture of the animal on Twitter and tagged former Union Minister. “This monkey is injured and in a very bad state. Please some NGO or animal rights […]

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Jual Oram, Bhartruhari in race for Speaker & Dy Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Prior to the elections for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha, speculations are now rife about the five senior parliamentarians of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the race for the Speaker. Former Union ministers Jual Oram, SS Ahluwalia and Maneka Gandhi are in contention for the […]

Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-term Speaker

New Delhi: Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi is likely to be the pro-term Speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. Maneka is into her eighth term as an MP and is among the senior most members of the Lower House. Gandhi was a Union Minister in the first Narendra Modi-led NDA government. It remains to be […]

Violence in Sultanpur before polling begins

Sultanpur:  Violence erupted n Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Sunday when supporters of BSP candidate Chandra Bhadra Singh a.k.a. Sonu Singh clashed with supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Maneka Gandhi. Supporters of Sonu Singh claimed that the BJP candidate’s supporters were distributing money in villages in Dhanpatganj area after midnight. When they tried […]

Varun triggers yet another controversy

Lucknow: BJP MP Varun Gandhi has mastered the art of creating controversy after controversy. The young Gandhi is currently campaigning for his mother Maneka Gandhi in Sultanpur that goes to the polls in the sixth phase on May 12. Varun said on Monday that people should vote for ‘Bharat Mata’. “My mother is contesting from […]

Maneka Gandhi Message To Women
Maneka writes to Pradhan on honorarium hike of Anganwadi workers in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, today clarified that all the States including Odisha have been notified about the Centre’s decision on hike in honorarium to Anganwadi Workers. In reply to a letter written by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Gandhi stated that the Central share of grants-in-aid of Rs 16,694.38 […]

Maneka Gandhi Message To Women
Centre, not Odisha hiked remuneration of Anganwadi workers: Maneka Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government saying that it has been grossly neglecting women of the State by not implementing central schemes. Gandhi said that the Centre hiked the salary of Anganwadi workers but the State government claimed credit for the same. She said that even […]

Odisha failed to ensure safety of children, Maneka writes to CM Naveen

New Delhi: Taking a serious note on the allegations of sexual harassment and illegal religious conversion at a shelter home run by ‘Good News India’ NGO in Beltikri of Dhenkanal district, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi criticized the Odisha government stating that it has failed to take precautionary measures for the […]

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W&CD Ministry approves 3 fresh proposals for Expenditure under Nirbhaya Fund

New Delhi: The Empowered Committee of Officers under Nirbhaya Fund, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Women and Child Development Ministry has today approved three major proposals. The three proposals are mentioned below: Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice proposal to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) to dispose off pending cases […]

MeToo: Maneka writes to Rathore on AIR sexual harassment cases

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has asked the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore to probe the sexual harassment cases from the All India Radio (AIR) stations across the country. Maneka’s letter comes in response to reports that the women working as casual announcers in AIR’s stations are […]

Stop rampant flouting of rules, save elephants, Maneka writes to Naveen

New Delhi: Expressing her ‘grief and horror’ at the elephant deaths in Odisha, Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take urgent measures to stop elephant deaths in Odisha. “The recent electrocution of seven tuskers in Dhenkanal, which is the highest such death toll in a […]

Maneka slams Maharashtra government over killing of maneater tigress

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday slammed the Maharashtra government over the killing of the maneater tigress Avni. Gandhi, in a tweet, hit out at Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar saying “it is nothing but a straight case of crime” and said she will take up the matter “very […]

Facebook launches Digital Literacy Library in 6 Indian languages

New Delhi: In a bid to train 3 lakh Indians in digital safety, Facebook on Monday announced the launch of the Digital Literacy Library — a collection of lessons in Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. The announcement was made at Facebook’s South Asia Safety Summit here in the presence of Union Women and […]

Constitute committee against sexual harassment: Maneka to political parties

New Delhi: In the wake of MeToo campaign against sexual harassment, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday asked all political parties to constitute an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to hear complaints of affected women in workplace. “I have requested the Presidents/In-charge of all recognised National and State political parties to constitute the […]

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#MeToo: WCD Ministry to set up legal committee

New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) on Friday said that it will set up a legal committee in the wake of the #MeToo campaign, where multiple sexual harassment cases from the media and entertainment industry have come to light. “The Ministry will be setting up a committee of senior judicial and legal […]

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NCERT new guidelines in textbooks for CBSE students

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: NCERT has published information about helplines for children in all course books from Class 6-12, giving around 26 crore school children access to them, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry informed. WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had suggested the idea to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar last year during a telephone […]

Maneka Gandhi launches NARI portal for schemes for women

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi today launched a web portal, NARI, which will provide information on all government schemes for women. Users can log on to www.nari.nic.in to access information on different programmes offered by various state governments as well as the Centre, the minister told reporters. The NARI […]

Single portal for all government schemes for women launched

New Delhi: In order to make information on all government schemes and initiatives for women more easily accessible, the Ministry for Women Child and Development on Tuesday launched a new web platform – “Nari”. The National Repository of Information for Women was launched by WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi. It summarises over 350 schemes and other […]

Focusing on eradicating malnutrition: Maneka

New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said that after the “resounding” success of the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme, the Ministry is now targeting the problem of malnutrition. “After the resounding success of Modiji’s Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme that brought about a phenomenal change in the mindset, a similar […]

Child abuse in schools: Maneka Gandhi, Javadekar to meet

New Delhi: Taking note of child abuse incidents in schools, Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will meet on Wednesday to review the situation, officials said on Tuesday. Officials said that Maneka Gandhi called and requested Javadekar to consider suggestions like having women employees as the support staff and […]

Sensitise teachers, students on Blue Whale Challenge: Maneka

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi has written to all school principals, asking them to sensitise teachers and students on the Blue Whale Challenge, a social media “game” which has reportedly been linked to teenage deaths in several countries, including India. The controversial internet game involves a number of tasks which have to be completed […]

Naveen & Maneka discuss efforts to fight malnutrition in State

New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called upon Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the Odisha Bhavan here to talk on malnutrition scenario in the State. After the meeting Patnaik told media, “Malnutrition among pre-school children, lactating and pregnant women in the State were talked about. Besides, in an effort […]

Maneka Gandhi hospitalized in Pilibhit

New Delhi: Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi was on Friday admitted to a hospital in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh after she complained of pain in the stomach, an aide said. Gandhi complained of stomachache around 3 p.m. after which she was admitted to the emergency ward of a government hospital in Pilibhit, which […]

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Maneka wants special homes for children with permanent disabilities

New Delhi: Union minister Maneka Gandhi wants special homes to be set up for children with permanent disabilities, saying child care institutions are “unable to provide” sustained and permanent care to them. In a letter to the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot, she urged him to set up special homes for such […]

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Maneka seeks CM’s intervention in official hostility against cattle rescuer

New Delhi: Highlighting that the largest number of cattle in the country is being smuggled from Odisha, Union minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has sought CM Naveen Patnaik’s intervention in a case where a volunteer cow rescuer from Rayagada, Tirtha Kumar Sahu was arrested and thrashed by police and also denied medical […]

Web portal to trace missing children launched

New Delhi: The government yesterday launched an exclusive web portal dedicated to tracking down missing children. The website called “Khoya-Paya” aims to help trace missing children by allowing citizens to post information about a child who is not to be found. Simultaneously, anybody who has seen a child alone or with suspicious people can post […]