Need to promote walking, cycling in cities: Naidu

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said cycling and walking must be encouraged in urban areas to enable quick mobility.

Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT

Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row.

National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced here onThursday that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'.

Govt to go an extra mile to accommodate opposition: Venkaiah Naidu

Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament having a huge legislative agenda, the government on Tuesday said it would go the extra mile to accomodate the opposition while conveying to it that "democracy functions through numbers also."

India would've been different if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was PM: Naidu

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had become the first prime minister of India, the fate of the "country would have been different".

Efforts on to achieve total garbage management in Delhi: Naidu

All efforts are being made to ensure total management of waste in the national capital with steps being taken to achieve 100 percent door-to-door collection of domestic garbage, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

'Swachch Bharat' should become a people's movement: Naidu

Urging people to voluntarily contribute towards keeping the surroundings clean, Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Centre's 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' should become a public movement.

Haryana polls: Parties' decision to field khap leaders fails to click

Political parties' decision to put to test Khap leaders at the hustings in Haryana failed to deliver desired results.

Maharashtra polls: BJP vote share doubles from 2009

The vote share of BJP in Maharashtra Assembly elections doubled compared to that in 2009 to help catapult its tally from 46 to 122 seats in a five-cornered contest and it was also marginally higher than it got in the May Lok Sabha polls.

'Spectacular' poll show will set trend for other states: Naidu

The "spectacular performance" by BJP in the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana would be a trendsetter for elections in other states as the "good days" are on in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

'Spectacular' poll show will set trend for other states: Naidu

The "spectacular performance" by BJP in the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana would be a trendsetter for elections in other states as the "good days" are on in the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga
Centre calls meeting of five states on Ganga

The central government has called a meeting of five states to stop the flow of untreated sewage water into the Ganga river, said a statement Wednesday.

Clean Ganga: Uma Bharti, Venkaiah Naidu urge state govts to cooperate in rejuvenating the river
Clean Ganga: Uma Bharti, Venkaiah Naidu urge state govts to cooperate in rejuvenating the river

Minister of Water Resources Uma Bharti on Wednesday discussed issues relating to urban component of cleaning of the River Ganga with Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

Public perception of legislature is matter of concern: Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the public perception about the functioning of our Parliament and state legislatures is a matter of concern.

Centre constitutes high-powered panel on decongestion of Delhi
Centre constitutes high-powered panel on decongestion of Delhi

In a bid to decongest the roads of the national capital, the Centre has set up a high-powered committee to look into the issue and suggest corrective measures.

BJP would come to power in Maha: Venkaiahv

Regretting that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance could not continue in Maharashtra, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday expressed confidence that his party would come to power on its own in the western state.

Pressure tactics won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh
Pressure tactics won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday said RLD leader Ajit Singh's "threats" on being asked to vacate his government bungalow here "won't work".

Vijayawada, Vizag to be developed as smart cities: Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday said Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh would be developed as 'smart cities'.

Peace talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand: Venkaiah

Maintaining that India wanted good neighbourly relationship, Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Pakistan should stop funding terrorists and cannot expect peace talks when there is continuous firing across the border.

Senior party leaders not sidelined: Naidu

Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'.