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Ahead of Budget Session, Venkaiah holds meeting

February 17, 2015 1:34 am

As many as 20 bills are ready for introduction and consideration and passing.

At 11 pm, the night is still young for Surjewala

October 11, 2014 11:05 am

All at once the narrow roads light up as Surjewala’s Mitsubishi Pajero approaches. He gets down, pops in lozenges and accepts greetings before walking up to a chaupal.

Govt to go the 'extra mile' to accomodate opposition: Naidu

May 28, 2014 1:18 pm

Congress has secured just 44 seats in the Lok Sabha, 11 less than one tenth of the 543-member House required to get the post.

Telangana Bill listed in House today; Shinde, Ramesh meet BJP leaders

February 18, 2014 12:45 am

The government has listed Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 as first legislative item after Question Hour in Lok Sabha Tuesday.

Uncertainty over Telangana, anti-graft Bills looms large

February 04, 2014 1:15 am

Session begins tomorrow; Oppn says vote-on-account priority.

Day before she voted for govt on FDI, Maya got okay for memorial

January 21, 2014 4:28 pm

A few months back, Mayawati was allotted a house on Thyagaraj Marg as president of a national party.

Lokayukta Bill in U’khand unlikely before AICC meet

January 14, 2014 12:37 am

Vijay Bahuguna would not be able to get the new Lokayukta Bill passed before the January 17 AICC meeting.

Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal Bill today

December 13, 2013 1:04 am

The Rajya Sabha can pass it on Friday and the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 10

November 28, 2013 2:42 pm

Anna asked the Centre to "show courage" and introduce the Lokpal bill during the winter session.

Assam govt taking action against fake financial institutions

April 04, 2013 2:46 pm

Government said stern actions were being taken against those duping investors.


RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP inherited problems from Congress: Naidu

February 23, 2016 6:36 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Talking to mediapersons before the Budget session, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday put onus on Congress, saying that issues like 'anti-national' activities in JNU and Jat quota have existed during the tenure of Congress and the BJP-led NDA government inherited these problems from Congress. Naidu added that there is no question of closing JNU, but 'anti-national' activities will not be tolerated. He added that the government is ready to discuss all the problems.

Budget Session: Naidu says ready to discuss all issues

February 22, 2016 2:50 pm

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Briefing the media after the all-party meet, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said today's meeting helped to build consensus to make parliament function smoothly. He added that some people wanted to discuss governor's issue, agriculture crisis, Jat reservation whereas some people suggested the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to be the top priority. He cleared the air by saying that they are ready to discuss all the burning issues.

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.