V Narayanasamy

  • Protest in Congress camp against re-nomination of Narayanasamy 15-03-2014 08:50 AM

    Puducherry: Protesting against re-nomination of Union Minister V Narayanasamy for Lok Sabha poll from Puducherry, leaders of different wings of Congress on Friday threatened to resign from the party. The leaders also held an emergency meeting. "About 50 functionaries of different wings of the party have decided to resign from...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts 27-02-2014 05:13 PM

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime...
  • Kejriwal lacks administrative efficiency: Narayanasamy 16-02-2014 08:50 PM

    Puducherry: Slamming Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who quit as Delhi Chief Minister, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday said Kejriwal was lacking in "political and administrative efficiency" and had been "playing a drama to cover up his incapability." "How can a Chief Minister stage agitation on a main...
  • Puducherry: AIADMK demands NIA probe into bomb found under minister's car 30-01-2014 03:46 PM

    Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK on Thursday demanded a NIA probe into the incident involving the detection of a powerful pipe bomb under the car of Union Minister V Narayanasamy. AIADMK's Puducherry unit Secretary A Anbalagan said, "The investigation should be expedited and be done by a central agency. The NIA...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Tourism dept responsible, says Narayanasamy 27-01-2014 12:12 PM

    A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. Minister of State V Narayanasamy has said that tourism department is responsible for the tragedy and strict action will be taken...
  • Government seeks applications for chairperson, members of Lokpal 18-01-2014 06:39 PM

    Centre on Saturday invited applications for appointment to the post of chairperson and members of the anti-graft watchdog, Lokpal. "Government has invited applications for filing up a post of chairperson and eight posts of members of Lokpal. Four posts are reserved for judicial members," a senior official in the Ministry...
  • UPA-III led by Congress will form the government: V Narayanasamy 17-01-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday asserted that UPA-III led by it will form the government after Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy said, "I have been telling this consistently, UPA-III in 2014 will be a Congress-led government." He went on to justify his claims...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised 16-01-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuclear project 'almost finalised' 15-01-2014 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said today. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he told reporters at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • Narayanasamy defends Shinde, says RK Singh's allegations baseless 15-01-2014 02:58 PM

    Two days after former Home Secretary RK Singh told CNN-IBN that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde sheiled a businessman with links to Dawood Ibrahim, MoS V PMO Narayanasamy has now defended the Home Minister and said, "I could see that RK Singh was expecting some kind of position in the...
  • Government says it will pass Lokpal Bill in current session 10-12-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will pass the Lokpal Bill during the current session of Parliament. MoS PMO V Narayanasamy said the government was ready for a debate on Lokpal Bill provided the House runs. "The government is ready to debate and discuss and then to pass...
  • PM to inaugurate CBI's 3-day international conference 11-11-2013 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation's three-day international conference on "evolving common strategies to combat corruption and crime" starting on Monday will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manomohan Singh who will release a special commemorative stamp on this occasion. The Prime Minister will also present the President's Police Medals...
  • SC stays Gauhati High Court order terming CBI unconstitutional 09-11-2013 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed Gauhati High Court order which termed the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional. The Supreme Court issued notice to the petitioner on whose plea the high court passed the judgement and posted the matter for hearing on December 6. The apex court observed...
  • Delhi: Congress to finalise candidates' list for assembly polls 08-11-2013 08:11 PM

    After series of meetings and confabulations, Congress is all set to finalise its candidates for all 70 constituencies on Saturday when filing of nominations for the December 4 assembly election will begin. The list of candidates will be finalised at a meeting of Central Election Committee to be chaired by...
  • Will seek an immediate stay on Gauhati HC order, says CBI Director 08-11-2013 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said he will seek a stay on the Gauhati High Court order. He said, "The government has already made up its mind to approach the Supreme Court by Monday. We will seek an immediate stay on the order." He...
  • Coalgate: Government will provide all documents to CBI, says Narayanasamy 22-10-2013 07:17 PM

    Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Tuesday stressed that the government would provide all the coal blocks allocation documents to the CBI. He also added that the investment climate has taken a hit due to the cases registered against some business houses. ...
  • PM will take good decision on CHOGM: Narayanasamy 24-09-2013 05:38 PM

    Coimbatore: Amid calls from most political parties in Tamil Nadu that India boycott the CHOGM meet in Sri Lanka in November, Union minister V Narayanasamy Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would take a "good decision" at the right time, respecting the sentiments of Tamils. "The Prime Minister will take...
  • Parliamentary panel seeks people's view on RTI Amendment Bill 22-09-2013 11:36 AM

    A Parliamentary Committee has sought people's suggestion on RTI Amendment Bill which is aimed at giving immunity to political parties from providing information. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2013 was introduced on August 12 in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V...
  • Nuclear commercial deal hasn't been signed: Govt sources 19-09-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to the US, the government is clearing the decks to take the Indo-US nuclear negotiations further, which has been stalled over America's objections to the civil nuclear liabilities law. Government sources say that the nuclear commercial deal has not been signed,...
  • Manmohan Singh will be apprised of issues relating to Sri Lanka, says Narayanasamy 10-09-2013 03:18 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be apprised of the objections raised by political parties in Tamil Nadu to India's plan to supply warships to Sri Lanka and his participation in the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in Colombo, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said on Tuesday. "Political parties from Tamil Nadu...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Trial runs completed, production to start soon 06-09-2013 03:41 PM

    Production at the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant is expected to start within 15-20 days as the trials runs have been completed, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said on Friday. "We will start production at the plant within 15-20 days as we have completed the trial run. The power production will slowly start....
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit 29-08-2013 01:58 PM

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • Coal scam: Efforts on to trace missing files; will be found, says Narayanasamy 21-08-2013 08:26 PM

    Hitting out at BJP for stalling Parliament over missing coal block allocation files, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said government was making efforts to trace them and they will be found. "It is not the case of missing files. The files need to be traced. The (Coal) Ministry has...
  • Modi has misused ceremonial occasion to criticise PM, UPA: Narayanasamy 17-08-2013 09:30 PM

    Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Saturday lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for 'misusing' a ceremonial occasion like Independence Day to criticise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress led UPA government at the Centre. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, he alleged that Modi had violated...
  • Govt may change rules for IAS suspension, transfer: Sources 09-08-2013 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of controversial suspension of Durga Shakti Nagpal, the Centre is considering amending rules to ensure an IAS officer is not suspended or transferred due to vested interest, government sources said on Friday. Most of the political parties are not opposed to changes in rules, the...
  • Centre in touch with UP on Durga Nagpal's suspension issue: PM 05-08-2013 12:20 PM

    New Delhi: As the UP government chargesheeted IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the Centre is in touch with the state authorities on the issue and that laid down rules will be followed. "We are in touch with the state government to find out...
  • Govt is working on amending rules to protect honest officers: Narayanasamy 04-08-2013 11:50 PM

    Reacting over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, Union Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said that the government is working on amending rules of services to protect honest officers. He also maintained that Khemka issue cannot be compared with Durga's suspension. ...
  • I have reservations on bringing political parties under RTI: Narayanasamy 28-06-2013 07:32 PM

    Congress leader V Narayanasamy said as far as the decision taken by the central commission, of bringing the political parties under the ambit of RTI Act, as a political person, I have my reservations on that. But as a government, it has to take a decision on that and still...
  • GoM meet on BSNL, MTNL revival deferred by a day 10-06-2013 08:45 PM

    New Delhi: The meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into the revival strategy for state- owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL has been deferred by a day to June 12. "It has been deferred to June 12," an official source told reporters. The GoM, headed by Finance Minister...