K Rahman

  • Muslims need quotas to become better-educated, employed: Rahman Khan May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Tuesday backed giving reservation to Muslims, saying the community suffers from lack of education and scant represenation in government services. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, Khan said that all the commissions formed to study the socio-economic conditions...
  • BJP accuses Congress of playing politics over Communal Violence Bill October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the Congress of playing vote bank politics following reports that the government is planning to push through the long pending Communal Violence Bill in the Winter Session of Parliament. The Bill promises to penalise public servants for dereliction of duty...
  • There is no corruption in India, claims Union Minister Rahman Khan September 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Asserting that the UPA government has taken steps to improve transparency in the functioning of the government, Union Minister of Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan on Saturday claimed that there was no corruption in the country. "How do you say that there is corruption? The so-called Coalgate or the 2G...
  • Set up body to ensure Muslims' educational rights: Rahman August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Muslims are unable to open educational institutions and a commission should be set up to address the issue, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan said. Khan said this was a right promised in the Constitution. He demanded that the government take legislative and administrative measures to ensure that no...
  • Special courts for Muslims an 'eyewash', say Muslim organisations March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Muslims organizations have expressed skepticism over the home ministry's proposal to set up special courts for speedy trial of Muslim youth falsely implicated in terror-related cases, terming the move a "lollipop" for the community. Gulzar Azmi of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said the move has been made with an eye to...
  • Special courts for Muslim youth soon, says Minority affairs minister March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Special courts would be set up soon for Muslim youth accused of various offences, including terror-related charges, Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said in New Delhi on Saturday. He said that his ministry had written to the home ministry in February 2013 asking "cases against Muslim youth...
  • Will make efforts to implement Sachar report: Rahman Khan October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Implementation of Sachar Committee Report to address socio-economic issues of Muslim community and UPA's election promises to minorities will be among the priorities for K Rahman Khan who took oath as Minister for Minority Affairs in New Delhi on Sunday. "My priority will be to fulfil all the...
  • UPA's new minister alleged to be involved in a scam October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The new Minority Affairs Ministry, K Rahman Khan, could prove to be a big embarrassment for the Manmohan Singh-led government as he is alleged to have been involved in the Karnataka Wakf Board scam. The 73-year-old Karnataka leader, who was sworn in the UPA Cabinet on Sunday, was...
  • Always wanted Rahul in Government: Manmohan Singh October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that he had always wanted Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in the government but that he wanted to work for the party and strengthen it. Rahul Gandhi has not gotten any Cabinet post or elevated within the party amidst the mega...
  • RS adjourned thrice over uproar on WikiLeaks March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes leading to three adjournments over the issue of WikiLeaks expose and reported telecom irregularities during NDA regime. As soon as Leader of the Opposition Arun Jaitley rose to say that he had given two notices - one on privilege motion against the Prime Minister...
  • Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman's stolen vehicle recovered October 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan's car, which was stolen, was found abandoned in the parking space of the Radisson Hotel in New Delhi, police said on Tuesday. The Mahindra Bolero car, which had a radio tag attached to it for entry into the Parliament House complex,...
  • RS Deputy Chairman's car stolen; security in a tizzy October 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan's car, which had a radio tag attached to it, has been stolen from his driver's residence, police said on Monday. The Mahindra Bolero was stolen on Sunday night from his driver's home in Mahipalpur in south Delhi, police officials said. The...