Society should create rather than just consume knowledge: VP Hamid Ansari

Pitching for popularising science and technology among people, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday favoured making a society that progresses, builds and creates rather than one that becomes mere consumers of knowledge.

Vice President greets nation ahead of Independence Day

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday greeted the people ahead of India`s Independence Day on Saturday and said the country should strive towards attaining social equality.

MPs seek breach of privilege proceedings against Sadhvi Prachi

Opposition MPs Friday sought breach of privilege proceedings against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi for her controversial "terrorists in Parliament" remarks and gave a notice to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari in this regard.

Sushma Swaraj's statement in Rajya Sabha without notice: Congress

Congress Monday objected to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's statement in the Rajya Sabha saying it was made without notice and urged Chairman Hamid Ansari not to take it on record claiming it was "illegal".

I&B ministry mulls adding more names to the pool for Prasar Bharti panel

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is considering broadbasing the pool from which it intends to select four new part-time members of the Prasar Bharati Board by including some more names.

Nation pays homage to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, funeral on Thursday in TN

The powerful and the commoners, jostled to offer their last respects to late APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday as President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders cutting across political divide led the nation in paying homage to a leader who rose from humble origins to occupy the top office.

President Mukherjee, PM Modi pay respects to APJ Abdul Kalam at Palam airport
President Mukherjee, PM Modi pay respects to APJ Abdul Kalam at Palam airport

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the three service chiefs led the nation on Tuesday in paying their respects and homage to former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's mortal remains at the Palam Technical Airport here.

People's president Kalam was in true sense a 'Bharat Ratna': Nitish
People's president Kalam was in true sense a 'Bharat Ratna': Nitish

Expressing his profound grief over the demise of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said he was in true sense a 'Bharat Ratna', who was deeply committed to the development of the nation.

Govt says offices to remain open, as Kalam would have wanted it to be so

Offices of the Government of India will remain open during the seven-day mourning period set out for former president Dr APJAbdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, on Monday evening following a cardiac arrest.

Three years in office, President Pranab Mukherjee to host dinners for ministers today
Three years in office, President Pranab Mukherjee to host dinners for ministers today

A dinner for the Union Council of Ministers will be hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday to commemorate three years of his presidency.

Three years in office, Prez to host dinners for ministers

 A dinner for the union council of ministers will be hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday to commemorate three years of his presidency.

PM Modi exchanges pleasantries with Opposition leaders in Rajya Sabha

Amid the ongoing stalemate in both Houses of Parliament over the Vyapam and Lalit Modi row, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday exchanged pleasantries with the Opposition leaders in Rajya Sabha, in an apparent attempt to reach out to them.

Rajya Sabha pays tributes to veteran scribe JS Anand

 Rajya Sabha on Wednesday mourned the death of its former member and veteran journalist Jagjit Singh Anand.

After tweet row, Ram Madhav calls on Vice President

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, who had criticised Vice President Hamid Ansari for not attending the main yoga day celebrations here on June 21, called on him on Wednesday.

Vice President Ansari pays tributes to Babu Jagjivan Ram

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tributes to former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary at his memorial, the Samta Sthal in the national capital.

VP Ansari replies to RTI query on Yoga Day within two days
VP Ansari replies to RTI query on Yoga Day within two days

 In a record of sorts, the office of Vice President Hamid Ansari has responded within two days to an RTI application seeking to know the reason for his absence from Yoga Day celebrations held here last Sunday, saying he was not invited for the event.

Yoga opponents should go to Pakistan: Sadhvi Prachi
Yoga opponents should go to Pakistan: Sadhvi Prachi

VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday kicked up another controversy with her remarks that those who are opposed to Yoga should go to Pakistan and that they have "no right" to stay in the country.

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Congress seeks PM's apology for Ram Madhav's tweets on Ansari

The Congress on Monday accused the ruling BJP of playing divisive politics and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s apology over his party leader Ram Madhav`s tweets about Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

Ansari row: Govt apologises for Ram Madhav's criticism
Ansari row: Govt apologises for Ram Madhav's criticism

The government on Monday apologised for BJP leader Ram Madhav's criticism of Vice President Hamid Ansari's absence at the Yoga Day celebrations here over which the Congress accused it of playing "divisive" politics.