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  • Venkaiah Naidu takes oath as Vice-President of India

    India got its next Vice-President as M. Venkaiah Naidu took oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday. President Ramnath Kovind administered the oath to Naidu at a ceremony attended by a number of leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP National President Amit Shah and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Naidu was elected to the designated post after he garnered more votes against Opposition’s candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi. He has served as Union Minister and Rajya Sabha member. Born at Chavatapalem in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on July 1, 1949, Naidu is the second Vice-president from Andhra Pradesh. Before joining active politics, Naidu was much of a social worker. After completing his graduation, Naidu pursued law from Andhra University in Visakhapatnam.

    Aug 11, 2017, 23:23 IST
  • Budget Session: Naidu rubbishes reports of the session being stormy one

    Ahead of the second part of the Budget Session beginning today, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the government is willing to discuss every issue, but hinted that the Uttarakhand President's Rule issue may not be discussed as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court.

    Apr 25, 2016, 11:11 IST
  • Mehbooba, Naidu discuss ways to develop Jammu and Kashmir cities into smart cities

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met the Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu in the national capital.

    Apr 13, 2016, 13:54 IST
  • AAI wins India Pride Award for excellence

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI), an organization which is working tirelessly towards achieving India's aim of sustainable growth and is renowned for providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, passenger facilities and air navigation services at all airports across the nation, has won the 'India Pride Awards' - 2015-16.

    Apr 06, 2016, 09:23 IST
  • Centre will always stand with J&K: BJP leaders

    Minister of State for Prime Minister Office Jitendra Singh on Monday congratulated PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti for being the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Apr 04, 2016, 19:00 IST
  • AP-Telangana reorganisation act is being discussed: Venkaiah Naidu

    After a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Andhra Pradesh-Telangana Reorganisation Act, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the problem lies in the act itself.

    Mar 29, 2016, 17:54 IST
  • Cabinet minister M.Venkaiah Naidu questions Congress idea of democracy

    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday questioned the Congress Party's view of what constitutes a democracy.

    Mar 28, 2016, 19:06 IST
  • 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' has no religious connotation: BJP

    Amid the brewing controversy over 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' slogan, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the slogan has no religious connotation and added that it was just a way to salute the motherland.

    Mar 21, 2016, 15:14 IST
  • BJP holds parliamentary meeting in Delhi

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held a parliamentary meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu informed that party president Amit Shah praised the General Budget 2016, adding that Shah instructed various MP to visit their constituencies and make people aware of benefits from the budget.

    Mar 09, 2016, 13:49 IST
  • Mixed reactions over Kanhaiya's speech

    Taking a jibe at JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said he was trying to gain publicity and has succeeded in doing so.

    Mar 04, 2016, 19:05 IST
  • What happened under UPA regime was 'anti-national': Nitin Gadkari

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday remained firm on its allegation against former home minister P. Chidambaram in connection with the Ishrat Jahan murder case.

    Mar 02, 2016, 15:59 IST
  • BJP inherited problems from Congress: Naidu

    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.

    Feb 23, 2016, 12:27 IST
  • Budget Session: Naidu says ready to discuss all issues

    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.

    Feb 22, 2016, 20:23 IST
  • Naidu refuses allegations over Smart City list

    Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rubbished the criticism over the list of 20 cities selected as part of Centre's Smart City initiative, saying that the cities were selected by a process of competition and not because of any political consideration.

    Feb 08, 2016, 13:55 IST
  • Budget Session to start from Feb 23

    Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Budget Session of the Parliament will begin on February 23.

    Feb 04, 2016, 15:31 IST
  • Centre announces list of first 20 smart cities

    The Centre on Thursday announced a list of 20 cities that have been chosen for 'Smart City' projects. These 20 cities are among the 97 towns and cities chosen after a competition between different states.

    Jan 28, 2016, 21:02 IST
  • 67th Republic Day: Military prowess, social traditions on display

    The nation is celebrating the 67th Republic Day on Tuesday amid elaborate security arrangements. President Pranab Mukherjee unfurled the national flag and took salute of the parade at Rajpath in the national capital. Military prowess and achievements in different fields, country's diverse cultural and social traditions were showcased during the parade.

    Jan 26, 2016, 16:30 IST
  • Naidu meets Sonia over the GST issue

    Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that he met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill issue.

    Jan 07, 2016, 15:21 IST
  • Politicos says rapists should be dealt firmly

    Following the passage of the Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that rapists should be dealt firmly.

    Dec 23, 2015, 12:42 IST
  • DDCA-linked accusations sheer waste of time, says Naidu

    Reiterating the ‘absurdity’ of the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) accusation against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with regard to an alleged scam in the Delhi and District Cricket Association ( DDCA), Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said giving importance to useless accusations would be a ‘sheer waste of time’.

    Dec 18, 2015, 15:30 IST
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