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Government panel holds meet to plan 'Cultural Harmony Conclave'

The first meeting of government's high-level committee on 'Cultural Harmony Conclave' was held here today and the panel decided to organise the maiden event in the national capital in the next three months.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacks Congress over leadership 'confusion'

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today attacked the Congress, saying the party is grappling with "confusion" over who its chief is and has become a "benami property" whose owner is unknown.

Sadbhavna Diwas programmes: Cong criticises Centre for removing Rajiv Gandhi's name

Sadbhavna Diwas programmes: Cong criticises Centre for removing Rajiv Gandhi's name

Sadbhavana Diwas is observed all over the country on August 20, the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.

BJP releases list of UP star campaigners; names of Varun Gandhi, LK Advani, Vinay Katiyar missing

BJP releases list of UP star campaigners; names of Varun Gandhi, LK Advani, Vinay Katiyar missing

With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh all set to kickstart come this February, the BJP on Saturday released a list of star campaigners of the party. 

Govt appoints committee to study Haj subsidy

Govt appoints committee to study Haj subsidy

The Supreme Court, in a 2012 order, had asked the government to look for ways to gradually reducing and abolishing subsidy given to pilgrims by 2022.

Saudi Arabia increases India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh - biggest such expansion in last 29 years

Saudi Arabia increases India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh - biggest such expansion in last 29 years

In a pleasant development for Haj pilgrims, the government of Saudi Arabia has increased India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh

SP dangal makes BJP mangal: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday taunted the ongoing power tussle in the Samajwadi Party, saying this "dangal" will bring "mangal" for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Centre to set up five new universities for minorities

Centre to set up five new universities for minorities

The Centre has decided to set up five new universities for imparting higher education including medical to students belonging to minority communities.

Opposition losing its credibility with rigid stand on demonetisation: Govt

Opposition losing its credibility with rigid stand on demonetisation: Govt

 PM Modi said, those who are criticizing the demonetisation move don`t have problem with the government`s preparedness, but they are having problems because they didn`t get time to prepare for turning their black money into white.

BJP, not Congress should apologise for pushing country to edge: Ghulam Nabi Azad

BJP, not Congress should apologise for pushing country to edge: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today raised Ghulam Nabi Azad`s controversial remark in the Upper House​.

'Entire nation supporting PM Modi on demonetisation, those opposing it are backing black money mafias'

'Entire nation supporting PM Modi on demonetisation, those opposing it are backing black money mafias'

Hailing demonetisation as a `revolutionary change`, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the people opposing the move are possibly trying to protect black money or black money mafias.

Congress, Arvind Kejriwal champions of political hypocrisy, lies: BJP

Congress, Arvind Kejriwal champions of political hypocrisy, lies: BJP

Rejecting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal`s allegations against the Centre over demonetization as laughable, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI, "I can see that Congress and Kejriwal are all about political hypocrisy and lies are their passwords."

Debate on Uniform Civil Code sign of healthy democracy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Debate on Uniform Civil Code sign of healthy democracy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Rubbishing opposition's charge that the Modi government is interfering in Shariat matters, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today welcomed the ongoing debate on triple talaq and Uniform Civil Code, saying the discussion is a sign of healthy democracy.

Malayalam superstar Suresh Gopi joins BJP

Malayalam superstar Suresh Gopi on Wednesday joined the BJP here in the presence of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and party General Secretary Bhupinder Yadav.

Modi govt to roll out 'Progress Panchayat' to remove `sense of fear` among Muslims today

Modi govt to roll out 'Progress Panchayat' to remove `sense of fear` among Muslims today

The campaign 'Progress Panchayat' will be launched by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (independent charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi from Haryana's Mewat,

Intense campaign on to free Waqf properties from mafia: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The government has initiated an "intense campaign" to free Waqf properties grabbed by "Waqf mafia" in several states, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

Defamation case: 'Supreme Court will decide grounds of Rahul Gandhi's U-turn'

Defamation case: 'Supreme Court will decide grounds of Rahul Gandhi's U-turn'

Taking a jibe at Rahul Gandhi`s flip-flop in the Supreme Court over his remark blaming the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for Mahatma Gandhi`s assassination, Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the apex court will now take a final call on whether the Congress vice-president`s assertion is true.

Naqvi launches websites for Ministry of Minority Affairs

Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday launched a new Hindi website and released an updated version of the English website of his ministry.

Rajya Sabha records 100% productivity, Lok Sabha 110%: Naqvi

Monsoon Session was "productive" thanks to all parties and members for their "constructive" support, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi tweeted.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's remarks irk Opposition which forces brief adjournment in Rajya Sabha

Irked over a remark by Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Rajya Sabha on Friday, Opposition members including those from Congress stormed into the Well demanding an apology from him, leading to a near washout of the crucial Zero Hour.