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Minority affairs ministry to launch vaccine awareness drive, ropes in community leaders

June 20, 2021 12:21 am

“The campaign will help crush rumours linked to vaccination. Some vested interests are trying to spread rumours and apprehensions regarding Corona vaccines in some areas of the country. Such elements are enemies of the health and well-being of people,” Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Saturday.

Delhi confidential: Battling Rumours

May 23, 2021 12:49 pm

Although Naqvi no longer represents Rampur — he was Lok Sabha MP from the constituency in 1998 — he continues to maintain relations with his former constituents.

COVID 19: Experts on whether camphor helps improve oxygen levels, relieve respiratory distress

April 27, 2021 10:25 pm

"Camphor is a naturally occurring essential oil (volatile oil). Historically, it has been claimed that camphor was mentioned by Marco Polo in the 13th century and Camoens in 1571, who called it the 'balsam of disease'"

Battle of communal politics vs inclusive development: Union minister Naqvi on assembly polls

March 02, 2021 4:35 pm

The minority affairs minister, taking a swipe at the Congress, said some political parties consider politics of inheritance their birth right, but such units are failing to perform on the development front

'Hunar Haat' playing key role in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement: Naqvi

February 27, 2021 2:03 pm

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the ministry's flagship initiative has become a "proud promoter" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Vocal for Local" campaign with people purchasing handmade products of indigenous artisans and craftsmen worth crores of rupees.

Yogi Adityanath inaugurates 24th ‘Hunar Haat’; in a first, ODOP articles included

January 24, 2021 3:27 am

Organised by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, “One District One Product” (ODOP) articles of UP have been included for the first time in the Hunar Haat, which will continue till February 4.

Govt to set up two Waqf boards in J&K, one in Ladakh

December 05, 2020 1:52 am

While Kashmir has so far not had Waqf boards, an Auqaf board was established by Sheikh Abdullah in 1932. He himself was its first chairperson. The Auqaf board functioned much like a Waqf board and was in charge of looking after Dargahs, shrines.

Naqvi says Congress formed ‘radical syndicate’ with Jamaat-e-Islami, PFI

October 26, 2020 1:42 am

Referring to Rahul Gandhi’s candidate from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in 2019, Naqvi said people were “shocked” to see that there were “more flags of Jamaat-e-Islami in his rallies” than of his own party.

Haj 2021 will depend on national, international Covid-19 protocols: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

October 20, 2020 1:55 am

Naqvi said the final decision regarding Haj 2021 will be taken in due course, keeping in view the necessary guidelines to be issued by the governments of Saudi Arabia and India in view of the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the health and well-being of people.

Delhi Confidential: Penning a Paean

October 09, 2020 1:11 am

Naqvi calls Modi’s tenure a “crown of thorns”, the thorns being the natural calamities: earthquake in Bhuj, Gujarat, and now Covid-19.


PM Modi makes surprise visit at Hunar Haat for litti-chokha, kulhad chai

February 20, 2020 8:07 am

After chairing the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to “Hunar Haat” in Delhi’s Rajpath, where he interacted with artisans and relished “litti-chokha” and “kulhad” tea.

Political leaders attend Shahnawaz Hussain and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's Eid celebration

June 09, 2019 6:38 am

BJP leaders and Union Ministers Shahnawaaz Hussain and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hosted Eid celebration programme at their respective residences in New Delhi. Their celebrations were attended by their fellow BJP leaders as well as leaders from other parties.


Murthal gangrapes: Naqvi for stringent action against accused

February 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Mumbai, Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the gangrapes, which took place during the Jat agitation in Murthal is highly condemnable, adding that stringent action must be taken against the accused. Congress leader Shobha Oza accused the Haryana Government and police of attempting to cover up the incident. She said this attitude reflects the incapability of the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon echoing similar sentiments said that such cases are a disgrace to the country. He added it is the obligation of the police to maintain law and order and if such has happened then they must be held accountable

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

NCP criticises BJP for JNU row

February 16, 2016 6:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Lashing out at the NDA Government and Delhi Police, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary Tariq Anwar said the present BJP-led NDA Government is bothering the university students without any prior investigation. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said all parties should stand up together against the anti-national elements responsible for the recent Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) issue.

Politicians react over crisis in Arunachal Pradesh

January 25, 2016 11:50 am

Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) JD(U) leader KC Tyagi on Monday held Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh. He said the move is against the spirit of co-operative federalism. Attacking the BJP, Congress leader PL Punia said recommendation of the President rule in Arunachal pradesh is the "murder of democracy". BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi countered the statements and said the Centre has taken this step as the state is in a "constitutional trouble".

BJP, Congress lock horns over Karan Johar's 'intolerance' remark

January 22, 2016 10:20 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Reacting to Karan Johar's remark that freedom of expression in India is the 'biggest joke' Minister of State for Minority Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said those questioning tolerance are ignorant and have no knowledge of Indian culture. He said India is the only country where the intolerance power is so high and whosoever is raising questions has no knowledge about county's rituals. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said no country is as tolerant as India. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said ever since BJP has come into power, everyone thinks they are not allowed to speak their ”Mann Ki Baat”. He added that except Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is supporting BJP, all the artists are against BJP's theory.

Dalit student suicide case: Cong flays Dattatreya

January 19, 2016 9:03 am

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday alleged that Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya was somewhere "anti-Dalit" in nature. He said the reason behind the Dalit student suicide has not been clearly stated. He added that the Congress has always tried to be with the downtrodden at large and would continue to do so. Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the incident that happened in the Hyderabad University was unfortunate and offenders would be punished soon. He added that Bandaru Dattatreya is a person who is compassionate about Dalits and targeting him for political gain is not fair.

TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions: Naqvi

January 17, 2016 7:25 am

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after posters praising West Bengal were seen in New Delhi on Sunday. He said that instead of pasting posters in the national capital, Trinamool Congress (TMC) should paste them in Malda or in places where communal clashes are taking place. He added that TMC should stop taking advantage of communal tensions.

Naqvi backs Ram Madhav's shocker on Aamir

January 15, 2016 8:34 am

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): With the debate on intolerance refusing to subdue, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday added fuel to the fire by welcoming Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav's remark asking Bollywood star Aamir Khan to preach to his wife about India's prestige. Naqvi said that Madhav has given a good suggestion. He added that with the political battle over tolerance and intolerance being waged, some advice has been given.

Malda incident will backfire on Mamata Govt.: Naqvi

January 14, 2016 7:58 am

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that the communal card would no longer help the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming polls in West Bengal, adding that the Malda incident will backfire on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee government.

Opposition need not behave as security expert: Naqvi

January 12, 2016 8:51 am

Ranchi, Jan 12 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday advised the Opposition of not behaving like an international expert on security matters. He added that those who have the duty of looking after national security are capable of doing so. Naqvi further said that security agencies and the government would take the right steps to look into national security matters.