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  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • BJP asks MPs, ministers to declare their assets by Wednesday December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday pulled up its MPs and ministers and asked them to declare their assets by Wednesday. The issue was discussed in the BJP Parliamentary Party meet. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "All MPs were asked to go to every village." Senior leader LK Advani...
  • Opposition, BJP face-off over Sushma Swaraj's call to make Bhagwad Gita the national scripture December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is facing the flak yet again following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement to make the Bhagwad Gita India's national scripture. Even before the controversy around Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks could die down, Sushma Swaraj is now facing the opposition fire...
  • Defamation case: Naqvi acquitted after Sabir Ali withdraws plea November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Saturday acquitted in a criminal defamation case against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali after the court was told that the two have reached a settlement. Ali had on September 16 sought a "written apology" from Naqvi, who is minister state...
  • Substantial legislations in Parliament session: Venkaiah Naidu November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said substantial legislative proposals would be taken up in the coming parliament session and expressed hope that it would be constructive for both ruling and opposition parties. The winter session of parliament is scheduled to be held from November 24-December...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • Bandaru Dattatreya - Lone Telangana face in Modi Ministry November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: A prominent leader of the saffron party in undivided Andhra Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya rose through the ranks from being a full-time RSS pracharak to become the lone representative of the new state of Telangana in the Union Cabinet. The four-time MP from Secunderabad, Dattatreya earlier served as the Union Minister...
  • Second Muslim minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi makes a comeback November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a prominent Muslim face of the BJP, stages a comeback to the Union Council of Ministers, 15 years after his stint as MoS Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Najma Heptullah is the other Muslim Minister in the Cabinet, in charge of...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda to join the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and General Secretary JP Nadda are two of the few others who will be sworn in as ministers in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday afternoon, sources close to them told IBNLive.com. The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will...
  • Kapil Sharma starts filming his debut movie with Abbas-Mustan November 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma has begun shooting his first yet-to-be-titled Bollywood project with director duo Abbas-Mustan. Kapil, 33, was set to make his movie debut with 'Bank Chor' earlier but the comedian and Yash Raj Films parted ways. The comedian later landed a project with Abbas-Mustan. "First day of my...
  • Arbaaz Khan teams up again with Abbas-Mustan after almost 20 years November 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Arbaaz Khan on Friday began shooting for a comedy film, to be helmed by the Abbas-Mustan duo under whom he last worked in the 1996 movie 'Daraar'. "First day shoot for Abbas-Mustan's new film. Working with the duo after 'Daraar'. Great feeling to be back on their set," Arbaaz posted...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Bhutan state visit November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee left on Friday on a two-day state visit to Bhutan, the first presidential visit to Thimphu in 26 years. Mukherjee is visiting Bhutan on the invitation of Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. He is accompanied by Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and four MPs,...
  • Birbhum clash: BJP delegation meets Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him of situation October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, led by the party's state president Rahul Sinha met the West Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him about the political situation in Birbhum. Earlier on Thursday, a three-member BJP fact finding team was stopped in Birbhum and arrested. The BJP team was in Birbhum...
  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha October 30, 2014

    Due to increased attacks on BJP workers in Birbhum district, allegedly by TMC workers, a three-member fact-finding team of the BJP visited Birbhum to assess the situation. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said that the TMC leaders had used their clout to influence the locals. ...
  • Birbhum: BJP workers led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrested for breaking barricades, released on bail October 30, 2014

    Birbhum: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's fact-finding team on the attacks on party leaders in Birbhum were on Thursday arrested and then released on bail. The team led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into custody just 4 km ahead of Birbhum as it tried to break barricades. In...
  • Meerut: Bootlegger poses as Union Minister, UP Police escorts him October 22, 2014

    Meerut: An alleged bootlegger, who posed himself as a Union minister, was provided escort by local police when he went to attend a function in Meerut. The faux pas came to light when local BJP leaders created a hue and cry on seeing Tanzeem Abbas, a resident of Falawada, saying he...
  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi October 18, 2014

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Haryana polls: Modi has eliminated 'power brokers' in Delhi, says Naqvi October 12, 2014

    Hathin-Pudana-Nooh: BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday launched a blistering attack on Congress and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had eliminated "power brokers" from the "corridors of power" in Delhi. "The biggest challenge that has taken place since the Modi government came to power, has been...
  • Palestinian unity government holds first Gaza cabinet meeting October 9, 2014

    Gaza City: Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah convened his unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza on Thursday, months after it swore oath in the West Bank. The meeting at the Gaza property of president Mahmud Abbas aims to show the international community a united Palestinian front ahead of a donors...
  • Put Congress' 'malgovernance' into dustbin: Naqvi October 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Exuding confidence that BJP will form the next government in Haryana on its own, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that time has come to rid the state from "malgovernance" of Congress. "Today, it is Gandhi Jayanti and in entire country 'Clean India' campaign was launched, in...
  • Modi's statement on Indian Muslims is not political but nationalistic: BJP September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on Indian Muslims is not "political but nationalistic" and hit out at those deriving negative meaning from it, saying they have realised that secularism can no longer be used to win votes. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not given this...
  • AircelMaxis deal: BJP promises a fair probe September 20, 2014

    A day after the CBI said it is investigating former Finance Minister P Chidambaram role's in the AircelMaxis deal, the BJP has promised a fair probe. ...
  • Maharashtra: BJP hopeful of positive outcome even as Shiv Sena refuses to bend September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As Shiv Sena has been adamant on not to give equal seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to contest polls in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the latter is still hopeful of a positive outcome. The Sena had also threatened to break the alliance if the BJP demanded...
  • Bipasha Basu is one of the finest actors I've ever come across, enjoys a huge fan following in Pakistan: Imran Abbas September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, who debuted in Bollywood with "Creature 3D", says he has certain reservations about bold scenes. Asked if he has any reservations about bold scenes, he said: "I have certain reservation with that and I can't cross that line. But when you start working, you can't take...
  • 'Creature 3D' review: The film fails spectacularly in getting the basics right September 12, 2014

    Cast: Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas Naqvi Director: Vikram Bhatt Steven Spielberg famously explained that his decision to reveal as little of the shark as he possibly could, until one was twothirds into Jaws, helped escalate the audience's tension. After all, what really scares you is the stuff you can't see. Director Vikram...
  • Mamata transformed from 'daughter of revolution' to 'queen of corruption': BJP September 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "patronising corruption", Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Saradha scam would prove to be the Waterloo for the Trinamool Congress in days to come. "We had immense respect for Mamata Banerjee and her fight...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...
  • Congress unable to digest out 'Good Governance': Naqvi August 20, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in response to the allegations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that BJP is riding on schemes of UPA government said, Congress is unable to digest our 'Good Governance'. ...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reacts on likely Bharat Ratna awardees August 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talks about the Bharat Ratna issue. "Even though this is a fixed procedure there were many people who deserved this honour in the last government but were ignored," said Naqvi. ...