Ashwani Kumar

Law minister will not resign: PM

Manmohan-SinghNew Delhi, April 27 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday ruled out the resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar.

The prime minister's assertion comes a day after the opposition demanded the law minister's removal for vetting a draft of the CBI probe report on the coal scam, meant only for the Supreme Court.

"There is no question of the law minister resigning... the matter is sub judice," the prime minister told reporters Saturday on the sidelines of a defence investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

No question of law minister's resignation: Kamal Nath

Kamal-NathNew Delhi, April 26 : Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath Friday said there was no question of the resignation of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar.

The assertion came as opposition BJP and Left parties demanded the resignation of the law minister for vetting a CBI report on the coal block allocation scam, prior to its submission to the Supreme Court.

"The CBI director has clearly said that the draft report was seen by the law minister and not the final report. There is no question of him (Ashwani Kumar) resigning," Nath told reporters here.

BJP demands resignation of PM, removal of law minister

Ashwani-Kumar-Manmohan-SinghNew Delhi, April 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and removal of Law Minister Ashwini Kumar in view of a "series of scams" and the way the government "sought to suppress the truth".

Hope DMK reconsiders its decision: Ashwani Kumar

Hope DMK reconsiders its decision: Ashwani KumarNew Delhi, March 20 : A day after the DMK announced the withdrawal of support from the UPA, Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Wednesday hoped that the party "would reconsider its decision".

"We would hope that the DMK would reconsider its decision. The DMK has been a valuable ally. I hope things will be resolved," Kumar told reporters outside the parliament.

The DMK Tuesday quit the UPA and its government, voicing dismay over India's stand over Sri Lanka at the UNHRC.

Need to broad-base appointments of judges: Law minister

Ashwani-KumarMumbai, March 9 : Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar said here Saturday that there was a need to broadbase the process of appointing judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts.

Speaking to mediapersons, Kumar said that a political consensus has been built on the same and admitted that "the present process had not proved to be adequate and there was a need to relook and revisit the issue".

Currently, judges are appointed by a five-judge Supreme Court collegium.

Cabinet approves Lokpal bill amendments

Ashwani-KumarNew Delhi, Jan 31 : The cabinet Thursday approved amendments to the Lokpal bill suggested by a select committee of the Rajya Sabha.

"I am happy to say THE cabinet has given the seal of approval. The select committee recommendations have broadly been accepted," Law Minister Ashwani Kumar said.

The bill, passed by the Lok Sabha, is pending in the Rajya Sabha. It was referred to a select committee of the upper house, which suggested several amendments to the bill.

The bill will now be put to vote in the Rajya Sabha. (IANS)

Ashwani Kumar takes over as CMD of Dena Bank

Ashwani Kumar takes over as CMD of Dena BankVeteran banker Ashwani Kumar has taken over as chairman & managing director (CMD) of Public sector lender Dena Bank, effective January 01, 2013 for a term of five years.

Mr. Kumar owns a rich banking experience of more than three decades serving. Before joining Dena Bank, he was serving the Corporation Bank as its executive director since December 01, 2010. Prior to that, he served Allahabad Bank.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa''s statement untenable: Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani-KumarNew Delhi, Dec 27 : Union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar on Thursday rubbished AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa''s charges that the UPA Government at the Centre was stifling the voices of non-Congress chief ministers, saying her statement is untenable.

Sticking to 9% average annual GDP growth rate target is difficult: Ashwani Kumar

Sticking to 9% average annual GDP growth rate target is difficult: Ashwani KumarThe impact of uncertainty in global economic situation will make it difficult to sticking to the target of 9 per cent average annual GDP growth rate during the twelfth Five Year Plan, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar admitted.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, the minister of state for planning said, "The global economic situation continues to be uncertain. It will therefore be difficult to stay with the earlier target of 9 per cent average annual GDP growth rate during the 12th Plan.”

CBI Director slams police over rising drug mafia

CBICentral Bureau of Investigation Director Ashwani Kumar, speaking at a seminar "Drug De-addiction - Role of Law and Society" organized in Ludhiana, admitted that there is a strong and deep nexus between police and drug mafia in the country which is a major cause of substantially high drug abuse in India.

Govt.sponsored research and development key to achieving technological excellence: Kumar

Minister of State for Industry Dr. Ashwani KumarNew Delhi, Nov. 18 : Government-sponsored research and development for the private sector is essential for providing a push to technological excellence in India''s manufacturing sector, said Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Industrial Policy and Promotion.

India committed for a transparent multilateral trading regime: Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani KumarNew Delhi, sept. 8 : India remains committed to a just and transparent multilateral trading regime and is in favour of continuing the Doha Round of trade negotiations, said Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Industry, on Monday.

Kumar, however, stated that New delhi could not be expected to carry a disproportionate burden for the difficulties in negotiations.

Technology, innovation are major focus areas for knowledge management: Ashwani Kumar

Minister of State for Industry Dr. Ashwani KumarNew Delhi, Feb 12 : Minister of State for Industry Dr. Ashwani Kumar today said that technology and innovation have been identified as the two major focus areas for knowledge management.

Addressing at the International Conference on “Technology and Innovation for Knowledge Management” here, Dr. Kumar said: “These two factors supplement and complement each other and provide complete solutions to many problems encountered by the knowledge managers.”

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