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Jairam Ramesh

Book review | Strange life of a poem that revealed Buddha to world

Jairam Ramesh’s Light of Asia, there can be no doubt, is an altogether satisfying and successful experiment

10 Oct 2021 10:21 AM

Ambedkar’s Buddha inspires me more than Gandhi’s: Jairam Ramesh

I connect more with Ambedkar’s social revolutionary Buddha than Gandhi’s spiritual teacher, says Jairam Ramesh

13 Sep 2021 6:47 PM

Virtual sessions rejected, parl standing committees likely to resume meetings in July

Sources stated that virtual sessions are not possible due to the confidentiality and the sensitive character of these meetings

08 Jun 2021 11:52 AM

Chidambaram mocks PM's Rs 20L crore package as 'headline and blank page'

Says he is looking forward to the finance minister filling the blank page.

13 May 2020 1:44 PM

Life of an (un)diplomatic Maverick

These documents give the readers a glimpse into Menon’s personal professional and political life.

02 Feb 2020 6:50 AM


No ifs or buts, Cong to oppose CAB in Parliament: Jairam Ramesh

The senior Congress leader argued that a controversial matter like the CAB should have gone to a standing committee for deliberation.

02 Dec 2019 5:26 AM

PM should walk his talk by saving trees: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh said that it should be noted that no one is opposing metro.

18 Sep 2019 2:13 AM

India nation of many languages, says Jairam Ramesh

Stalin, Vijayan warn of protests against ‘imposition of Hindi’.

16 Sep 2019 6:17 AM

Jairam Ramesh slams proposed ban on single-use plastic, says idustry employs lakhs

The former Environment minister said the real problem was how to dispose of and recycle plastic waste.

11 Sep 2019 1:25 PM

'Welcome to New India': Jairam Ramesh on HC's decision for arrested activist

Bombay High Court asked Bhima Koregaon case accused why he kept 'objectionable material' like Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' at home.

29 Aug 2019 7:14 PM


'Fiscal breathing space but at what and whose cost?' asks Jairam Ramesh to Centre

His tweet comes a day after RBI took the decision in line with the recommendations of the Bimal Jalan Committee.

27 Aug 2019 1:20 PM

'Has any BJP leader said stop demonising the opposition and its leader?' asks Sibal

The reaction comes a day after Congress leaders said that always demonising Modi government won't help.

24 Aug 2019 4:38 PM

Congress in a fresh row on ‘demonising’ of PM

Singhvi said demonising the Prime Minister was “wrong” and acts must be judged issue-wise, not person-wise.

24 Aug 2019 3:35 AM

Shashi Tharoor, Abhishek Singhvi come out in support of Jairam Ramesh

‘I have argued for six years now that Narendra Modi should be praised whenever he says or does the right thing,’ Tharoor said.

23 Aug 2019 5:17 PM

God gave brains to senior Cong leaders: Shekhawat on advise to not 'demonise' Modi

A special anti-corruption court on Thursday sent former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to CBI custody till August 26.

23 Aug 2019 1:29 PM


Congress' Singhvi, Jairam Ramesh sends out a message to Oppn hailing Modi

To prove his point, Ramesh gave example of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUJ) and how successful it turned out for him.

23 Aug 2019 8:34 AM

PM 'taking revenge' for his embarrassments by amending RTI: Jairam Ramesh

RBI had rejected because of two of its key justification -- elimination of black money and counterfeit notes.

26 Jul 2019 11:00 AM

SC serves notice to centre on plea against amendments in PMLA

The plea contended that the amendments made to the PMLA were 'unconstitutional and illegal' as they have no relation to the money bill.

02 Jul 2019 4:34 PM

Delhi court grants bail to Jairam Ramesh in defamation filed by Ajit Doval's son

The complaint was filed against The Caravan and the author of the article, besides Ramesh.

09 May 2019 1:03 PM

Congress delegation meet ECI, discusses issues regarding EVM

Congress leader Ahmed Patel said that Congress never took credit for surgical strikes like BJP.

03 May 2019 8:49 PM


Congress unveils national security plan

Envisages enhancing defence budget, comprehensive integrated border management system.

22 Apr 2019 2:21 AM

Soul of nation being trampled, says Sonia Gandhi in attack on BJP

Gandhi also hit out at the BJP alleging that it does not respect diversity of India.

07 Apr 2019 5:36 AM

Ayushman bharat will benefit pvt firms: Congress

“It is not Rs 5 lakh as promised by Modi; he has exaggerated it 10 times,” the Congress leader alleged.

17 Mar 2019 4:09 AM

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh challenges PMLA amendments

A money bill is a piece of legislation which can be introduced only in the Lok Sabha, and the Rajya Sabha cannot amend or reject it.

28 Feb 2019 3:50 AM

Magazine defaming me to 'settle scores with father': NSA Ajit Doval's son

Vivek Doval had said in his complaint that the magazine was 'deliberately maligning and defaming' him.

22 Jan 2019 5:11 PM


NSA Ajit Doval’s son files defamation case against magazine, Congress leader

Vivek Doval said Jairam Ramesh, Editor-in-Chief of Caravan and author of an article in it had 'deliberately maligned and defamed' him.

21 Jan 2019 6:42 PM

Modi not prime ministerial in poll campaign, says Jairam Ramesh

The 64-year-old former minister said there were two types of communal polarisation the BJP was indulging in across the country.

26 Nov 2018 5:41 AM

Cong slams Centre over coal import scam, demands 'fair and impartial' probe

Jairam Ramesh also asked why PM Modi did not take up the matter with his counterpart in Singapore where coal import transactions took place.

04 Sep 2018 11:15 AM

NITI Aayog working on strategy document to define 2023 objectives

During the discussion Congress leader Jairam Ramesh sought to know what was the criteria to define poverty.

02 Aug 2018 3:20 PM

Rahul Gandhi constitutes CWC, no place for Digvijay, Jairam

The new Congress Working Committee (CWC) includes 23 members, 19 permanent invitees and 9 special invitees.

18 Jul 2018 1:35 AM


‘Cong won’t give outside support to any formation post-2019 polls’

The Trinamul cannot win seats outside West Bengal and the TRS cannot win outside TS.

13 May 2018 5:44 AM

Economic equality is key to achieve India's climate goals: Experts

The conference was organized by the Department of Policy Studies at the TERI School of Advanced Studies.

10 Apr 2018 2:50 PM

Ramesh seeks special session of Parliament

The Congress MP requested a special two-week session in May-June to pass important legislation and facilitate debate and discussion.

08 Apr 2018 1:18 AM

Jaitley’s farm price promise in Budget ‘jumla number 1’: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh claimed that insufficient funds were allocated for health insurance scheme which will benefit private hospitals rather than public.

09 Feb 2018 10:07 AM

Railways rethinking on flexi-fares, may bring in dynamic pricing system: Piyush Goyal

Goyal said a committee has submitted a report on how to dynamically price the train tickets which would also help improving profits.

02 Feb 2018 7:03 PM


Senior Cong leaders should act as mentors, not tormentors: Jairam Ramesh

Lauding the performance of Cong in the Gujarat assembly elections, Ramesh said the results were a sign that the party is making a comeback.

28 Jan 2018 2:40 PM

Indira Gandhi didn't only preach, but also followed 'Mann Ki Baat': Cong leader Jairam Ramesh

‘Mann ki Baat’ is hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi every month in which he addresses the people of the nation on various issues.

25 Nov 2017 6:50 PM

Dynasty is a lazy word for political succession: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh was speaking at a discussion on ‘Remembering Indira Commemorating Her Centenary’ at the Tata Litfest 2017 here.

20 Nov 2017 1:40 AM

It’s time to democratise science in India

The academies were playing plagiarist while the laymen were seeking to sustain scientific argument.

02 Oct 2017 12:41 AM

Cong needs collective effort to overcome Modi: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh said, business as usual approach will not work against Modi and advocated for a flexibility in approach to make Congress relevant.

08 Aug 2017 12:07 PM


Congress is in existential crisis, India has changed, says Jairam Ramesh

He said it was wrong for the Congress party to think that anti-incumbency will work automatically in states ruled by the BJP.

08 Aug 2017 4:40 AM

Modi stands for murder of democracy, says Jairam Ramesh

Mr Ramesh said the BJP does not believe in the Constitution and it is weakening parliamentary institutions.

24 Jul 2017 3:32 AM

Indira was ecological pioneer: Jairam Ramesh

On the centenary year of her birth, Indira Gandhi is more remembered for Emergency and the Bangladesh war.

26 Jun 2017 12:46 AM

Jairam Ramesh chronicles Indira Gandhi rejecting minister's flight purchase proposal

The Cong leader said that Gandhi used her political authority to save sensitive areas like the NE from destruction.

25 Jun 2017 7:53 PM

On your mark, get set, take off

Will GST, set to be rolled out on June 30 midnight, create ‘One nation, One tax’?

25 Jun 2017 6:49 AM


Secular forces need to unite to end BJP’s misrule: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh, however, conceded that bringing all parties in the Opposition to an alliance is difficult and time-consuming.

04 Jun 2017 1:55 AM

Modi taking credit for UPA schemes, says Jairam Ramesh

Mr Ramesh also called Mr Modi a “ruthless politician”.

27 May 2017 3:04 AM

BJP hit by the ‘Congress disease’

BJP workers in West Bengal have not stopped complaining ever since national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya was given charge of their state.

21 May 2017 12:09 AM

Congress: Will ensure closure of landfills if voted to power

Delhi generates approximately 9,000 metric ton of waste daily.

17 Apr 2017 2:42 AM

Finance Bill 'tax terrorism', govt trying to destroy democracy: Oppn

'The Finance Bill shows the skill of the Finance Minister to go in for the kill,' Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said.

29 Mar 2017 9:08 PM


‘There is a misconception that SC banned Jallikattu. It was Jairam Ramesh...’

Youngsters started thronging Marina Beach in Chennai and within a day it became a mass movement, says Karthikeya Sivasenapathy.

30 Jan 2017 5:17 AM

Congress attacks PM Modi over Sahara list

Fires fresh salvo at PM, asks him to come clean on the payoff row.

27 Dec 2016 6:18 AM

No ‘Bharat Bandh’, only protests: Congress

The Opposition parties had announced a nation wide protest on November 28.

28 Nov 2016 5:15 AM

Modi's dream of cashless society absurd: Cong

Referring to the call for people to use plastic currency more often, Jairam Ramesh said that only 2 crore people can do so.

27 Nov 2016 3:05 PM

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