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  • Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu-led government completes 100 days 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who completed 100 days in office on Tuesday said that he would "not celebrate" the occasion. "I am not celebrating (the first) 100 days in office. My only objective is to take the crisis-ridden state forward towards the path of development," he...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Arunachal Pradesh seeks three smart cities in the state 5 days ago

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has requested the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to set up three smart cities in the state. The request was made by the state Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu at the National Conference of All Ministers and Secretaries of Urban Development at Vigyan Bhavan in...
  • Singapore proposes 'government to government' cooperation for Andhra Pradesh capital 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Singapore on Wednesday suggested a 'government to government' model of cooperation in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which is proposed for inclusion in the 100 Smart Cities project. A delegation led by former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 5 crore aid for Kashmir September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat packaged food. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, 145 metric tonnes of...
  • Flood alert sounded in Andhra Pradesh, CM Naidu reviews situation September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: With flood alert sounded in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed Ministers and officials to take up prompt rescue and relief measures wherever necessary. Amid flood predictions for the coastal districts, the Chief Minister has instructed officials to ensure people are safe...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • Andhra Pradesh Assembly adopts resolution on 33 pc reservation for backward classes September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to provide 33.33 per cent reservation to backward classes (BCs) in the Parliament as well as the state legislatures. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu moved the resolution in the House on the last day of the Budget...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • What's wrong in PM speaking to students: Venkaiah Naidu September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday wondered why anyone should object when the prime minister of the nation talks to students. Speaking to reporters here, he queried what is wrong in Prime Minister interacting with the students but said there are "doubting Thomas" in every place. Referring to Prime...
  • Chandrababu Naidu wants to transform AP into a "digital state" September 5, 2014

    Guntur: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said he wants the state to be a "digital AP". "Our Prime Minister Modi has an ambition to make the country a 'Digital India'. Now I am thinking to transform Andhra Pradesh into 'Digital AP' prior to other states," he said. To...
  • AP: With capital tag, Vijayawada set to regain pre-eminence again September 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: With Vijayawada being announced as the capital city of residuary Andhra Pradesh on Thursday by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, this historical and cultural hub is all set to regain its glory and pre-eminent position. Vijayawada in Krishna district of coastal Andhra Pradesh has traditionally occupied a prominent place in...
  • CM Chandrababu Naidu announces Vijaywada area as the capital of Andhra Pradesh September 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced Vijaywada as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The announcement was made in the state Assembly. Naidu said, "The Cabinet met on September 1 and resolved to locate the capital city in a central place of the state, around Vijayawada, and...
  • Vijaywada-Guntur set to be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh September 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Chandrababu Naidu government is expected to declare Vijaywada-Guntur as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The announcement is likely to be made in the assembly on Thursday afternoon. The opposition YSR Congress has demanded a discussion over the issue. The Siva-ramakrishnan Committee which was appointed by...
  • Vijayawada-Guntur set to be announced as new Andhra Pradesh capital on Thursday September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: The new capital of Andhra Pradesh will be officially announced on Thursday in the state assembly. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is set to announce the Vijayawada-Guntur area as new capital region. However, the Sivaramakrishnan committee constituted by the UPA government had said that designating the region as the capital...
  • Senior party leaders not sidelined, says Venkaiah Naidu August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'. "Nobody is sidelined. It is a generational change that is taking place. It happens in a family. It...
  • DRDO's bio-toilets can help 'Swachh Bharat' mission: Venkaiah Naidu August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The bio-toilets developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation would bring about "a revolution" in rural areas, and the government had set its sights on ending open defecation in the country, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. The NDA government was pushing the initiative in a...
  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • Naidu tried to persuade Maharashtra CM to attend Modi's Nagpur event August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu had tried to persuade Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to attend Thursday's foundation laying ceremony of Nagpur Metro. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Nagpur Metro project. The event was boycotted by Chavan after he was booed at last Saturday's...
  • Hindu not a religious concept;its a cultural identity: Venkaiah Naidu August 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Amid a raging debate on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks, Union Minister and senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday slammed attempts to create controversies whenever there is a reference to the word "Hindu". "Hindu is a not a religious concept. Hindu is a cultural identity," the Urban Development...
  • Telangana government calls for shutdown to undertake door-to-door survey August 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: The life in Telangana is likely to come to a standstill as the government has called for a shutdown on Tuesday in order to undertake a door-to-door survey. 'Telangana Samagra Kutumba Survey' or 'Telangana Intensive Household Survey' will cover over 84 lakh households in the state. The enumerators will...
  • CMs of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh hold talks to sort out differences August 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Putting aside their differences, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday met in presence of Governor ESL Narasimhan to sort out differences between the two states on various issues. Both the chief ministers told reporters after...
  • Budget session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly begins on Monday August 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Presentation of Budget, Telugu Desam Party government's white papers on different sectors, its proposed 'vision documents' for development and poll promises like farm loan waiver would be part of the agenda of Andhra Pradesh Assembly's Budget session which begins on Monday. This would be the first Budget session of the...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • Maintenance of each MP flat costs Rs 2.95 lakh a year August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The average annual cost of maintenance of each flat in North and South Avenues meant for Members of Parliament is Rs 2.95 lakh, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. The expenditure incurred per year on the maintenance of the MPs' flats in South and North Avenues per year since...
  • Congress creates uproar over Communal Violence Bill in Lok Sabha, debate likely at 3 PM August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress created an uproar in Parliament on Wednesday over the Communal Violence Bill, the debate on it is likely at 3 PM in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has been demanding an immediate discussion on the Bill as it has been deferred repeatedly. Even though Speaker...
  • 22 marks have been deleted from the UPSC examination: Venkaiah Naidu August 7, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Venkaiah Naidu said that this year some students are raising the issue based on which a section with 22 marks has been deleted from the UPSC examination. "Let the exam be over and then have in-depth discussion and formulate a...
  • Parliament struck by monkey, dog menace, Centre assures action July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament seems to be struck by monkey and dog menace. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assured the House that various efforts are being made to tackle monkey and dog menace inside and around Parliament House. Replying to Rajya Sabha MP...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pays a surprise visit to his ministry; finds officials missing July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made a surprise visit to Nirman Bhawan and found that several officials from the Central Public Works Department were not present at the ministry. Naidu has issued a stern warning to all the missing officials. Naidu also noted that personnel at...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu July 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...