India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 25, 2015
Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who died during an expedition in South America, was today buried in his native village Nellore in Andhra Pradesh with state honours as hundreds gathered to pay tributes and bid tearful adieu to him.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday April 23, 2015
Rahul Gandhi accused the government of "carving out the internet to hand over to corporates" on Wednesday. He compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to former Soviet Union chief Mikhail Gorbachev. And if you didn't quite get it, he stepped out of the ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 20, 2015
Hitting back at the Congress after Rahul Gandhi's barbs, the government today said the party was trying to bat for the farmers' interests after "looting" them for 10 years as it insisted that it was committed to provide relief to those in distress.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday April 20, 2015
In a speech replete with jibes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today took on the BJP government over the plight of farmers in the country, in his first speech in Parliament from the opposition benches.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 19, 2015
Facing the Opposition heat over the land bill, BJP today went on the offensive with party President Amit Shah asking MPs to effectively counter "propaganda" against the government on it and highlight the schemes initiated for the welfare of farmers a...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 19, 2015
On the eve of resumption of Budget Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that it would be full of "outcomes", noting that the productivity of Parliament has "reached 125 per cent" since his government came to power.
Andhra Pradesh News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 18, 2015
Body of famed Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the high mountains of Argentina last month, would reach his native place in Nellore district by April 20.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday April 17, 2015
The body of Malli Mastan Babu, India's top mountaineer who died while scaling a mountain between Argentina and Chile, will be brought home in a couple of days, union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Saturday April 11, 2015
The government is considering introducing the Real Estate Development and Regulation Bill in the coming session of Parliament, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 6, 2015
Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Cabinet is likely to clear the government's flagship smart city project soon and it will be rolled out from next month.
Wednesday March 25, 2015
Gearing up to roll out its 'Smart City' scheme next month, the Government today said it has planned to form a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for each of the cities to execute the ambitious project.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 18, 2015
About 25 BJP MPs yesterday suffered the embarrassment of being named and asked to stand at a Parliamentary Party meeting for their absence during voting in the Lok Sabha on crucial bills last week.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian (With inputs from Reuters) | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he was "deeply concerned" about the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal and the demolition of a church under construction in Haryana, amid protests for the better protection of women and religious m...
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday March 17, 2015
The rape of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal's Ranaghat rocked Parliament this morning. As lawmakers from the opposition and treasury benches attacked the Mamata Banerjee government in the state, asking why no arrests have been made yet, Union minist...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 16, 2015
The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 11, 2015
Government today agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday March 1, 2015
There is no change in the BJP's stand on repealing article 370 of the constitution which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Sunetra Choudhury; Edited by Mala Das | Friday February 27, 2015
Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has clarified to NDTV that he neither apologised nor expressed regret for a series of remarks in Parliament that consolidated nine opposition parties. Mr Naidu said that yesterday, he sought to clear a "misunderstanding"...
India News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Friday February 27, 2015
Known for his one-liners and quick wit, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu over-reached with a series of jibes yesterday that united the opposition and forced him to apologize today.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday February 26, 2015
Venkaiah Naidu owes parliament an apology, said Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, after the senior minister took a swipe at her son Rahul, who has taken a "leave of absence" for a part of this parliamentary session to "introspect", according to the party...
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday February 22, 2015
A day before of the budget session is to begin, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu met Congress President Sonia Gandhi as part of the government's efforts to reach out to opposition parties.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sandeep Phukan; edited by Mala Das | Monday February 23, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that it was the -collective responsibility of all parties- to ensure the smooth functioning of the Parliament ahead of the Budget session on Monday. The government is looking to pass key legislation, including ...
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With PTI inputs) | Thursday February 19, 2015
In a move that can reignite the debate over who should control Delhi Police, the four-day-old AAP government has said it would try to bring Traffic Police under its ambit to improve the traffic situation in the national capital.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday February 16, 2015
The Union government discussed 23 bills which are to be introduced in the budget session of Parliament, which starts on February 23. Among them will be six bills, which are to replace the Ordinances passed after the winter session.