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  • Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on sanitation January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly US dollar 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country. He said over one crore toilets are required to...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Inter-linking of rivers to get priority: Venkaiah Naidu January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will take up inter-linking of rivers on a priority basis, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Speaking during a function organised to mark the 'India Water Week' in the capital, Naidu said, "Whatever obstacles come, that have to be addressed and they have to...
  • Over 18,000 MoUs worth Rs 10 lakh crore signed on day one of Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 12, 2015

    Gandhinagar: As the second day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit is underway in Gandhinagar on Monday, over 18,000 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 10 lakh crore were signed on day one of the summit itself. Another 5000-odd MoUs are likely to be signed today. The three-day summit kicked off on Sunday...
  • AP CM's popularity rises across social networking platforms January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is gaining in popularity on various social networking platforms, including garnering over 4.3 lakh followers on Twitter. "The number of followers of Naidu's Twitter page is 4,37,696, while the number of likes on his Facebook page is 3,38,114 and the number of likes...
  • Delhi will have country's first smart city: Venkaiah Naidu January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi will be developed into a "global city" and the country's first 'smart city' will be set up to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. "We want to make Delhi a truly global...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to let Parliament function December 22, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to opposition parties to let the House function. The remarks came in the backdrop of opposition parties demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the issue of alleged forced conversion. Naidu said, "The statements of the Union Ministers are sufficient. Opposition parties must...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Centre cites a 1987 circular in its defence on Good Governance day celebration on Christmas December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After being targeted by the opposition over an official circular that reportedly stated that Navodaya Vidyalaya schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day, the government has found an ammunition to hit back at the Congress. The BJP-led government at the Centre has released...
  • Bill in Lok Sabha to regularise unauthorised Delhi colonies December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at regularisation of unauthorised colonies and rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhopri (slum) clusters in Delhi, a bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill 2014, was introduced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • Conversion politics: Are netas playing with fire? December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
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  • Agra conversion debate in Parliament: Law needed in all states, says Centre; Opposition walks out December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties...
  • Nathuram Godse as much a patriotic as Mahatma Gandhi: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj sparked a controversy on Thursday by saying that Nathuram Godse was as much a patriot as Mahatma Gandhi. He said, "Nathuram Godse as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi. Godse was a nationalist and Gandhi did a lot for India." Gandhi's assassin...
  • Live: Culprit was zeroed down during investigation, says Rajnath Singh on Uber rape case December 8, 2014

    As the winter session of Parliament enters its third week on Monday, the deadlock over Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech is showing no signs to end. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu also appealed to opposition parties to leave the issue behind and enable...
  • Opposition parties unite, demand BJP minister Niranjan Jyoti's resignation December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition parties on Wednesday cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the controversial statement made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Parties were led by the Trinamool Congress in both the Houses as they demanded Jyoti's resignation for using abusive language. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Niranjan Jyoti apologised, no question of resignation: Venkaiah Naidu December 2, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu defended MoS for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti by saying that there was question of her stepping dow. "When Sadhvi Jyoti has apologised, then why rake up this issue now. She is a Dalit woman and come from a poor background." ...
  • BJP rubbishes Congress booklet on Modi government's U-turns December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre has hit back at the Congress which has brought out a booklet on the U-turns of the Modi government. Addressing the media, senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress was out of...
  • Chandrababu Naidu meets Japan PM to seek co-operation on developing AP November 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, currently on a visit to Japan, on Friday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who expressed confidence that bilateral ties between India and his country would be strengthened further. During the meeting, Abe said Japan would extend full cooperation to Andhra Pradesh in building...
  • Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue. Contesting the opposition charge in this regard,...
  • Government ready for discussion on black money issue: Venkaiah Naidu November 25, 2014

    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu said that the government was ready to discuss black money issue after it was cornered by the opposition in the House over the issue. Naidu said, "Just learnt opposition wants to discuss black money issue. We are ready for discussion. The government...
  • Government prepared for discussion on black money: BJP November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. "We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • PM Narendra Modi condoles Murli Deora's demise November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of senior Congress leader Murli Deora and said his warm nature made him popular across party lines. "Just yesterday I had spoken to Shri Murli Deora's family & asked about his health. Very sad to hear the unfortunate news today,"...
  • Winter session to begin today, Insurance Bill, GST Act high on agenda November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday. The government will be keen on getting parliamentary approval for the recent ordinances that were promulgated, especially the coal mines special provisions ordinance. The new law will set in motion the process of auctioning coal blocks in line...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...