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  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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? 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • PM Narendra Modi neither sleeps nor allows us to sleep, says Venkaiah Naidu November 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of functioning, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the leader neither sleeps nor allows his Cabinet colleagues to do so. "I was telling in the morning our Prime Minister does not sleep and does not allow others to sleep," the Union Urban...
  • Venkaiah Naidu to inaugurate smart city expo in Barcelona November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the "Smart City Expo World Congress" in Spain's Barcelona city, a statement from the ministry said on Sunday. As part of the three-day visit beginning on Monday, Naidu will inaugurate the event on November 18 and hold talks with Barceona...
  • National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel November 13, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'. "Our PM Narendra Modi gave us a target to provide houses to all the citizens by 2022. I...
  • 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...
  • Urban housing deficit more than 18 million, says Venkaiah Naidu November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India has been assessed to have a deficit of about 18.78 million housing units in urban areas, and more than 95 per cent of the same pertain to economically weaker sections and low income groups of the society, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said. In this...
  • Identify locations for processing solid waste in 15 days: Venkaiah Naidu November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the identification of locations for processing solid waste should be done by all the municipal corporations in consultation with the DDA within next 15 days. Reviewing implementation of the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' in the national capital here, he directed...
  • Venkaiah Naidu suggests strategy to implement Clean India drive November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for sustained campaign, voluntary participation and the role of NGO's and private sectors for effective implementation of Clean India Campaign. "Sustained campaign - continue the chain of nine; focus more on behavioural change - encourage voluntary public participation; and to...
  • Watch: Venkaiah Naidu puts on his jogging shoes for 'Run for Untiy' October 31, 2014

    Union minister for urban development and Parliamentary affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took part in the Run for Unity organised To commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's legacy. Naidu said, "I am feeling very glad. I always felt history was unkind to Sardar Patel. We decided to mark this as Rashtriya Ekta...
  • Those making noise on black money are shielding a/c holders, says Venkaiah Naidu October 30, 2014

    Bhopal: After Congress dared BJP government to disclose names of those who have stashed black money, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that those making noise over the issue were actually shielding such account holders. He also assured that the Centre was committed to crackdown on those having parked...
  • Narendra Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards 'Swachh Bharat Mission'. "Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal," Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news...