Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Upendra Kushwaha

 Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

NDA has to plan well for Bihar to check JD-U, RJD: Kushwaha

Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls scheduled later this year, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has sounded a note of caution for ally BJP, which has been buoyed by successive victories in state elections after its triumph in the Lok Sabha polls last year.

Bangladesh submitted 'worrying' report on Trinamool MP Ahmed Hassan Imran: Kushwaha

Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Tuesday said Bangladesh government has submitted a 'worrying' report to the Home Ministry about Trinamool Congress' Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Hassan Imran.

Hindutva remarks, conversion damaging NDA's prospects: Kushwaha
Hindutva remarks, conversion damaging NDA's prospects: Kushwaha

Reflecting the growing unease within the government over controversial remarks by Hindutva hardliners and conversion, a senior Union minister on Sunday said such issues are "damaging" NDA's prospects, citing example of Kashmir where it could not manage a single seat.

Review of automatic promotion up to Class VIII recommended

A sub-committee of CABE has recommended a review of the policy of automatic promotion up to class VIII and its implementation in a phased manner, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Ministers hit out at Manjhi for remarks of barring them from Bihar

 Union Ministers from Bihar today took exception to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's remarks that they will not be allowed entry if they failed to bring in desired assistance for the state.

Paswan, Kushwaha lead run for unity

Union Ministers Ramvilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha on Friday promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative on Sardar Patel and led the run for unity in honour of the "iron man" in the state.

BJP to fight Bihar Assembly poll with allies: Sushil Modi

Maintaining that marginalisation of regional parties in Maharashtra and Haryana must not be seen as a pattern, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said his party would contest the Bihar Assembly polls next year in alliance with LJP and RLSP.

Bihar minister slams Nitish over dharna and poll results

Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha Monday slammed senior JD(U) leader and former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for embarking on a daylong dharna to demand special status for Bihar.

Centre enhances fund under IAY by Rs 25,000: Kushwaha

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of house for all in next seven years, the Centre has enhanced unit cost for building dwellings under Indira Awas Yojna by Rs 25,000 by including labour and toilet components, Union minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

Lalu, Nitish misleading people in the name of Mandal politics: Upendra Kushwaha

Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday took on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, saying that both of them were trying to "mislead the country in the name of Mandal politics."

Steps taken to check irregularities in MGNREGA implementation: Govt

The government on Monday admitted to irregularities in implementation of the MGNREGA, and said it has taken steps to rectify them and improve the scheme`s delivery.

JD(U) will be blanked out in Assembly bypoll: Kushwaha

RSLP president and Union Minister of State for Rural Development Upendra Kushwaha on Monday hit out at the JD(U) claiming that it has completely lost touch with the masses and would be blanked out in the August 25 Assembly bypoll in Bihar.

MGNREGA: Govt asks states to strengthen social audits

Acknowledging that there have been instances of corruption in MGNREGA implementation, the government on Thursday said states have been asked to strengthen social audits of the scheme.

BJP to contest Assembly by-poll with NDA partners

BJP on Sunday said it would contest the by-elections to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar next month with NDA partners - LJP of Ram Vilas Paswan and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) of Upendra Kushwaha.

67% rural households don`t have access to toilets: Govt

The government today said that over 67 per cent rural households of the country do not have access to toilets as per Census 2011 and that it will review the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) to accelerate the pace of sanitation coverage.

Over Rs 12,000 cr MNREGA payments delayed in 2013-14 beyond 15 days: Govt

Payments of over Rs 12,000 crore were delayed beyond the stipulated period of 15 days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in 2013-14, the government on Thursday said.

PM turns down Kushwaha`s request for Pvt Secy of his choice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned down union minister Upendra Kushwaha`s choice of an IAS officer for appointment as his private secretary.

Coming together of Lalu, Nitish will only end in zero: Upendra Kushwaha

Describing the coming together of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad as "unprincipled and opportunist", Union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday said handshake of the two "rejected" leaders would have no impact in politics of Bihar.

Dais caves in during Paswan, Kushwaha felicitation function

Ram Vilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha and three other NDA MPs had a narrow escape when the dais on which they were seated during felicitation function at the Kutchery Maidan in Hajipur came crashing down.