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29-Sep-2020 Mumbai

Payal Ghosh meets Maharashtra governor seeking Y category security

Actress Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday seeking Y-category security.The meeting took place at Raj Bhavan in the city. Payal was accompanied by Union Minister...

10-Sep-2020 Mumbai

Ramdas Athawale visits Kangana as mark of solidarity

Union minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday met actress Kangana Ranaut, in the wake of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolition action at her office building in Bandra the day before.Athawale was spotted...

14-Jul-2019 Chandigarh

Ramdas Athawale appreciates Haryana for work to uplift scheduled castes

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday appreciated the work undertaken by Haryana for families belonging to scheduled castes and backward classes.He said the government has done several works for socially and financially...

03-Jun-2019 Hyderabad

Ramdas Athawale urges TRS, YSRCP to join NDA

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale has appealed to the TRS and YSR Congress Party to join the BJP-led NDA government at the  Centre in the interest of the people of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.Athawale told reporters...

30-May-2019 Mumbai

Ramdas B. Athawale: Dalit face of Modi government

Rajya Sabha member Ramdas B. Athawale on Thursday took oath as a Union Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government.He was elected to the Upper House in 2014 and became a Minister of State in the first Prime Minister Narendra Modi government in...

06-Mar-2019 Mumbai

Tussle between BJP-Sena on seat allotment to RPI-A : Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday claimed there are differences between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena on which Mumbai seat to allocate to his RPI-A for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."While the Shiv Sena feels the RPI should contest...

27-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Atrocities on Dalits social problem, not political : Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said atrocity against Dalits is "not a political but a social problem" and stressed on the importance of encouraging inter-caste marriages and stringent action against the offenders to end such incidents.Noting that...

27-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Congress efforts on Rafale deal will fall flat : Ramdas Athawale

The Congress campaign against the Modi government on the Rafale deal will fall flat and the BJP will win more than 300 seats in the 2019 general elections, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said on Thursday.Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of repeatedly...

23-Mar-2018 New Delhi

‘First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 Words’ Launched

“First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by  Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment at a function here today. The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre...

21-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Blind Cricket World Cup winning Indian team felicitated

The Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot felicitated the 17 member Blind Cricket World Cup winning Indian Team and presented them with a cash award of Rs.34 Lakhs at a function in New Delhi today. The Minister of State...

11-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Ramdas Athawale for 25% reservation for upper castes

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday mooted 25 per cent reservation to economically backward among upper castes, saying the move will bring social unity.The Minister told reporters here that as people from...

11-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

Dalits are replying to attacks : Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister of State Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said Dalits were replying to attacks on them."You attack, we reply. You attack, we reply," Athawale, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, said at a seminar at Osmania University here.He...

24-Nov-2017 New Delhi

'Padmavati' should be released after necessary cuts : Ramdas Athawale

Amid the raging controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama "Padmavati", Union Minister of State (MoS) for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Friday said the movie should be released after deletion of "objectionable scenes".Athawale told the media...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind Presents 2017 Vayoshreshtha Samman

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Vayoshreshtha Samman – a scheme of National Awards for senior citizens today (October 9, 2017) at a function held in New Delhi.Speaking on the occasion, the President said that there is a healthy tradition...

17-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Give quota to upper castes : Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that reservations in jobs should go up from the present 49.5 per cent to 75 per cent on economic criteria and higher castes must also benefit.Athawale, who is from the...

01-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Ramdas Athawale accuses Kohli, others of 'fixing' ICC final

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has accused Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and others in the Indian team of "fixing" the ICC Champions Trophy final match with Pakistan and demanded an inquiry into India's defeat."With a coach like Anil Kumble,...

17-May-2017 New Delhi

Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates New Office Premises of NHFDC

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the New Office Premises of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in Okhla, Phase-1, New Delhi today. Ministers...

06-May-2017 Mumbai

Fill vacant posts for disabled in government bodies : Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Saturday directed various central PSUs and state government bodies to fill up vacancies for disabled on priority.There are 405 such vacancies in Air India, 113 in Indian Railways, one in Jawaharlal...

03-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates “National Conference on Autism”

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated a “National Conference on Autism” organized by The National Trust for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities under Ministry of Social...

22-Aug-2016 Mumbai

Free high-speed Wi-Fi for commuters at 8 railway stations

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here on Monday inaugurated a free high-speed wi-fi internet facility for railway commuters at eight stations in Mumbai and Thane.The wi-fi service shall be available on Central Railway stations at Kalyan (Thane district) and Lokmanya...

06-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Ramdas Athawale Assumes Charge as MoS Social Justice & Empowerment

Ramdas Athawale assumed charge as Minister of State Social Justice & Empowerment here today. Speaking to media persons after taking charge, Shri Ramdas Athawale said that “He will assist Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in carrying out the welfare activities to...

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