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RS to meet from April 23

The Lok Sabha will meet as scheduled, from April 20, and wrap up the Session on May 8.

The Muslim face, ahead of Shahnawaz

In 2005, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said it is a serious concern that instead of excellence, some madrasas are producing extremists.


Trinamool to bring resolution on Aadhaar cards in Assembly

Chatterjee said the Supreme Court,too,is not in favour of linking Aadhaar card to disbursement of benefits under various government schemes.

Short winter session of Parliament from Dec 5

The Winter Session normally lasts a month — from the third week of November to the third week of December.

Monsoon session extended till Sept 6

The session began on August 5 and was slated to conclude on August 30.

Bansal lays foundation of auditorium at IMA Complex

Pawan Kumar Bansal,Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resource Management laid the foundation for the IND-SWIFT Auditorium at IMA Complex,Sector 35,Chandigarh.


MP: Session ends early,2 MLAs terminated

The adjournment minutes after the Speaker terminated membership of Congress MLAs Chaudhary Rakesh Singh and Kalpana Parulekar.

National conference on business law begins

A two-day National Conference on ‘Changing Facets of Business & Commercial Law’ started at the Army Institute of Law (AIL),Mohali. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs & Water Resources,Pawan Kumar Bansal was the chief guest on the occasion.

Funds released,J-K panchayats a step closer to financial autonomy

Instead,it has decided to conduct elections for all the vacancies,including 33 per cent seats reserved for women.

More tubewells not answer to city water woes: Bansal

Wastage of water in the city,lack of recharge facilities and the problems in water supply were some of the issues raised in the meeting of the newly constituted General House of the Municipal Corporation.

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Jat quota row: Will analyse reason after situation is normal, says Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted that the government is waiting for a calm atmosphere in order to come to a conclusion on the ongoing Jat community protests. He further stated that committee formation on the issue reflects government’s desire to come to a conclusion on the demands raised by the Jats. The Jat community is demanding reservations in government jobs and institutions.

BJP protests against anti-national slogans raised in JNU

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): In the row of unending protests all over the nation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joined the protest. The protestors carried placards showing anguish against the ongoing protests at various educational institutions.


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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ram Mandir construction only possible with mutual consent: Naqvi

Ranchi, Jan 11 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Ram Mandir construction is only possible with the court's decision or with mutual consent. Asserting that one must respect the court's decision, Naqvi further said the government or Bharatiya Janata Party does not do anything deliberately.

Why are secular leaders 'silent' on Malda Incident: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Describing the riot in Malda district as an act of communal violence, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday asked why secular leaders are silent on the incident. Naqvi further said the way communalisation is done under the protection of the West Bengal government is unfortunate and condemnable. He also alleged that the state government is playing vote bank politics on the incident.

Govt. has embarked on to make villages smart: Rajnath

Vijayawada, Jan 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said only 'Smart Cities' won't help and thus the government has embarked on to make villages 'smart' as well. He was speaking at NGO Swarna Bharath Trust's inaugural function in Vijayawada. The function was also attended by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.