South | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 29, 2015
With two cities already in the list of 12 nationwide selected for the National Heritage city Development and Augmentation Yojana project, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has requested that Srirangam also be added to it.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday January 27, 2015
India and the US have decided to take "quick measures" to develop Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Ajmer in Rajasthan as smart cities.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 25, 2015
Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the Centre is committed to develop the new capital region of Andhra Pradesh.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 24, 2015
The 35th National Games, to be hosted by Kerala from January 31 to February 14, will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu, it was officially announced today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 15, 2015
Noting that India has great solar power generation potential, a United Nations body today asked the Centre to promote it as it can help mitigate climate change and its consequences.
Delhi News | Reported by Sonal Mehrotra, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday January 14, 2015
The formula has worked in multiple elections now and the BJP will only tweak the template for Delhi, which the party hopes to add to its kitty in next month's assembly elections.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The 'Swachh Bharat' campaign today got a boost with USAID and Bill-Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) joining hands with the government and pledging a financial commitment of around USD 12 million over the next five years for the success of the Mission.
South | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 4, 2015
Union Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu said today that Centre will extend all kind of support for developing the new capital of Andhra Pradesh around Vijayawada.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 4, 2015
Delhi will be developed into a "global city" and the country's first 'smart city' will be set up to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 31, 2014
After mooting the idea of an anti-conversion law following the raging controversy over religious re-conversions, the government today made it clear that it would not bring the legislation unilaterally.
Delhi News | Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday December 30, 2014
The Union government has relaxed building bylaws in poll-bound Delhi, in which, among other things, sanctioning of building plans have been made easier.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 29, 2014
In a decision that will benefit about 60 lakh people in poll-bound Delhi, Union Cabinet today approved an Ordinance to regularise 895 unauthorised colonies which have come up till June 1 this year.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday December 24, 2014
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has issued a strong statement on the conversion row, stressing that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre doesn't support any particular religion.
India News | Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday December 23, 2014
On a day when protests in Parliament peaked over the conversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism, top leaders from the ruling party met with their party's ideological mentors, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS and reportedly agreed that co...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday December 22, 2014
Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government today said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday December 22, 2014
There is no conflict between the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS over the issue of religious conversions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 21, 2014
The Centre would soon launch a Rs 500 crore scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities across the country, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 19, 2014
University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christm...
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Opposition parties in Lok Sabha walked out of the House today, expressing displeasure over the Government's response to circular on good governance by the Human Resource Development or HRD ministry.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 16, 2014
Trinamool Congress members today alleged in Lok Sabha that CBI was being misused in the Saradha scam and staged a walkout, even as government said it was willing to discuss issues related to the fraud.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday December 15, 2014
The father of an employee of IT major Infosys, who is among those being held hostage at a popular cafe in Sydney, today said that the Australian police has assured him that everything will be fine.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 12, 2014
Delhi BJP will soon approach Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to lift the ban on e-rickshaws, fearing that the Lt Governor's decision may prompt lakhs of e-rickshaw drivers to vote against the party in the upcoming Delhi election.
India News | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday December 11, 2014
A lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj, today embarrassed his party the ruling BJP by describing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse as a "patriot."
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday December 11, 2014
During a debate on religious conversions in Uttar Pradesh, union minister Venkaiah Naidu's announcement that he was proud of his association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS - the BJP's ideological mentor - sparked sharp protests in Parlia...