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Naqvi bats for holding Lok Sabha, Assembly polls simultaneously

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advocated for holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously, saying it would restrain vote-bank politics and maintain the pace of developmental activities.

Constitutional duty to protect culture of tolerance: Naqvi

The welfare and empowerment of poor sections rising above caste and religion has been the priority of the Modi government, Naqvi said.

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's list of new ministers, their portfolios

Cabinet reshuffle 2017: Here's list of new ministers, their portfolios

With a focus on his agenda on good governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expanded the union council of ministers for the third time after he took office in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates new ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates new ministers

"I congratulate all those who have taken oath today. Their experience and wisdom will add immense value to the council of ministers," Modi tweeted.

Lalu Yadav mocks Nitish Kumar over Cabinet reshuffle — Know what he said

Lalu Yadav mocks Nitish Kumar over Cabinet reshuffle — Know what he said

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav on Sunday took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over not being invited to the Union Cabinet reshuffle today.

Modi cabinet reshuffle: 9 new faces in, 4 old hands elevated

Modi cabinet reshuffle: 9 new faces in, 4 old hands elevated

Nine new faces took oath as new members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers while three ministers were elevated to cabinet rank on Sunday morning at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The suspense continues on who will get what portfolio.

After Congress, BJP approaches EC over withdrawal of NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Yesterday, the Congress had approached the EC against the use of NOTA option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, claiming it was violative of the Constitution and electoral laws. 

Vande Mataram row: It's a 'matter of choice', those refusing to sing are not anti-nationals, says Naqvi

Vande Mataram row: It's a 'matter of choice', those refusing to sing are not anti-nationals, says Naqvi

"If someone deliberately opposed the singing of the national song, written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, it was "in bad taste" and "not in the interest of the country".

Haj committee received 4,48,266 applications this year: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Haj committee received 4,48,266 applications this year: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

India has a Haj quota of 1,70,025. Of this, 1,25,05 pilgrims travel through the HCI. The remaining devotees undertake the annual pilgrimage through private tour operators.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims

India has a Haj quota of 1.70 lakh. Out of this, 1.25 lakh pilgrims travel through Haj Committee of India, while the rest through private tour operators from 21 embarkation points.

Rajya Sabha adjourned prematurely for the day due to lack of quorum

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016, which was pased by the Lok Sabha in March this year, could not be deliberated upon as the House had to be adjourned prematurely.

Lynching issue in Rajya Sabha: Opposition alleges role of RSS members, govt says don't give communal colour

As the House took up a discussion on the issue, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government is equally concerned about the criminal incidents.

Centre has agreed in 'principle' to set up NEVA in Himachal Pradesh: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said the Centre had agreed in "principle" to establish the National E-Vidhan Academy (NEVA) in Himachal Pradesh for conducting training sessions for legislators and parliamentarians.

Triple talaq not religious but social: Minister Abbas Naqvi

Triple talaq not religious but social: Minister Abbas Naqvi

Triple talaq was not a religious issue but related to "social ills", Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on thursday, stressing that the ongoing debate on the practice would have a "positive" impact on the people.

Modi govt's 3rd anniversary: Ministers to highlight achievements

All Union ministers have been asked to highlight achievements of their respective departments as part of the massive outreach programmes being planned by the Modi government ahead of its third anniversary on May 26.

 

Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

"The campaign is aimed at educationally empowering the most poor and backward sections of the society," Naqvi said.

BJP asks backward Muslims to embrace PM Narendra Modi's policies

BJP's Muslim leaders on Tuesday urged backward sections of the community to embrace Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "pro-poor" policies at a meeting organised here following his call to the party to reach out to them.

Centre slams Farooq Abdullah for his 'irresponsible' Kupwara remark

"Hearing such an irresponsible statement from a politically mature person like Abdullah is disheartening. His remark on such an important issue like national security raises doubts on his political thinking," Naqvi told ANI.

HC dismisses UP Shia Waqf Board chairman petition on funds

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi, who had challenged an FIR accusing him of misappropriation of funds and fraudulent transfer of property.

A criminal is a criminal, should not be looked at as Hindu or Muslim: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi  on cow vigilantism

A criminal is a criminal, should not be looked at as Hindu or Muslim: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on cow vigilantism

A group of self-styled cow vigilantes allegedly attacked dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in Behror area of Alwar.