Toyota Kirloskar Motor: Toyota snubs reports, says investing Rs 2,000 crore in electrification

NEW DELHI: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that the news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect. “The news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect.@vikramkirloskar has clarified that Toyota will invest more than Rs 2000 crore in next 12 months,” Javadekar, who also holds charge of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises apart from Environment, said in a tweet. The news that Toyota Company will stop investing in India is incorrect. @vikramkirloskar has clarified that Toyota……

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toyota: Toyota says it won’t expand further in India, blames ‘we don’t want you’ taxes

Toyota Motor Corp. won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime, a blow for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s trying to lure global companies to offset the deep economic malaise brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The government keeps taxes on cars and motorbikes so high that companies find it hard to build scale, said Shekar Viswanathan, vice-chairman of Toyota’s local unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The high levies also put owning a car out of reach of many consumers, meaning factories are idled and jobs aren’t…

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Expert Committees on Rationalisation of Film Media Units Submit Report to Prakash Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Cabinet has approved extension of President’s Rule in J&K for six months .(Image: ANI Twitter) After organising several meetings, the committee has given its recommendations, which may turn out very important for the development of film bodies in India. News18.com Last Updated: June 3, 2020, 5:34 PM IST The Expert Committees on Rationalisation of Film Media Units and Review of Autonomous Bodies submitted its report to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar. The chairman of the committees Bimal Julka was present at the venue while…

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Important to implement environmental rules to sustain gains of lockdown: Javadekar | India News

NEW DELHI: To sustain the environmental “gains” of the coronavirus lockdown during normal times, it is important that the states and the union territories should strictly implement relevant rules governing pollution, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar has said. Due to the unforeseen situation arising out of COVID-19, there has been a significant reduction in industrial activity, vehicular movement and construction activities due to which air and water quality have improved, he said in a letter to the states and the UTs, urging them to strive for this benchmark in normal…

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Prakash Javadekar Thanks Ramanand Sagar’s Family For Allowing Ramayan Re-run After It Becomes Most Watched Show

Recently, Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan became the highest watched show with 7.7 crore impressions surpassing shows like Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. The epic had been re-telecast on Doordarshan during the Coronavirus lockdown. Now Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar penned a Hindi letter for creator late Ramanand Sagar’s family, thanking them for allowing the show’s re-run, according to India Today. “The epic was first telecast 40 years ago and people loved it. But back then, there were not many television sets and people used to…

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Reduction of GST, online vehicle sales – Auto Ind pitches for several suggestions in VC with Prakash Javadekar | Automobiles News

New Delhi: Union minister Prakash Javadekar held a meeting with the captains of auto industry to discuss means for bringing the auto industry back on track during the post-lockdown period. The video conference was attended by representatives of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), auto major like Maruti, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai Motor and Toyota Kirloskar. The industry leaders suggested that their product demand should increase while the supply chain should be restored. A reduction in the Goods and services tax was also suggested but that…

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‘Bankrupt Leadership’ of Congress Opposing Every Govt Measure in Fighting Coronavirus: BJP

File photo of BJP leader Prakash Javadekar. (File photo/PTI) Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the entire country is together in fighting the coronavirus but the Congress is busy “fighting” Modi and the government. PTI New Delhi Last Updated: April 24, 2020, 5:28 PM IST The “bankrupt leadership” of the Congress is opposing every measure of the central government in fighting the coronavirus, the BJP said on Friday, asserting that nobody except “Rahul Gandhi and his gang” is against what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is…

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Up to 7 years’ jail for attack on health workers: Ordinance | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid several reports of attacks on healthcare personnel engaged in treating and tracking Covid-19 cases across the country, the cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making acts of violence against doctors and frontline personnel a cognisable and non-bailable offence punishable with prison terms of up to seven years. I&B minister Prakash Javadekar said those violating the law will attract a jail term of up to seven years and a fine of up to Rs 5 lakh. He said said the cabinet had approved promulgation of an ordinance to…

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Narendra Modi: ‘Will ensure their safety’: PM Narendra Modi on ordinance to prevent violence against health workers | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the ordinance to prevent violence against healthcare personnel will “ensure safety of our professionals” who are bravely battling the Covid-19 pandemic on the frontline. Earlier today, the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making acts of violence against healthcare personnel fighting the coronavirus as cognizable and non-bailable offences. In a tweet, PM Modi said, “The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 manifests our commitment to protect each and every healthcare worker who is bravely battling COVID-19 on the frontline. It will ensure…

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Cabinet meeting today: Cabinet nod to ordinance to protect healthcare personnel from attacks | India News

NEW DELHI: Against the backdrop of attacks on healthcare personnel fighting coronavirus, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making acts of violence against them as cognizable and non-bailable offences, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said. He said the proposed ordinance also provides for compensation for injury to healthcare service personnel or for causing damage or loss to property. “We have brought an ordinance under which any attack on health workers will be a cognizable, non-bailable offence. In case of grievous injuries, the accused can be sentenced from 6 months…

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Government’s stringent law to protect healthcare workers: Key points | India News

NEW DELHI: Union cabinet on Wednesday promulgated an ordinance to protect health workers who have been facing violent attacks in line of duty during the coronavirus pandemic. Union minister Prakash Javadekar following the cabinet meeting, addressed the media on Wednesday and said that the ordinance will be implemented after President’s sanction. Here are the key points: * Health workers who are trying to save the country from this epidemic are unfortunately facing attacks. No incident of violence or harassment, against them will be tolerated, said the Union minister. * The…

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Up to 7 Years in Jail, Rs 5 Lakh Fine for Attacking Doctors and Healthcare Workers, Says Govt

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making acts of violence and harassment against healthcare personnel deployed in combating COVID-19 a non-bailable offence with maximum punishment of seven years imprisonment and Rs 5 lakh fine, meeting a key demand of health professionals in the wake of recent attacks on them. Asserting that the government has “zero tolerance” for violence and harassment against doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare personnel, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said a person can be sentenced to anywhere between three months and five years…

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