Three new members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Senior Congress leader Vayalar Ravi was among three newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath today. Ravi, IUML state secretary P V Abdul Wahab and CPI(M)'s K K Ragesh, who were elected to the Upper House recently, took oath/affirmation in English.

Rare gesture: MPs ask CPI(M) to bring back P Rajeeve to RS

 In a rare gesture, Rajya Sabha today bade farewell to three of its retired members including CPI(M)'s P Rajeeve in absentia, with leaders cutting across party lines wanting his party or the government to get him back to the House.

Vayalar Ravi re-elected to Rajya Sabha

On expected lines, two UDF candidates, including former Union minister Vayalar Ravi and an Opposition LDF nominee were elected to the Rajya Sabha from Kerala in the polls held on Monday.

RS polls: Vayalar Ravi to be Congress candidate

 Congress in Kerala has decided to field former Union Minister and sitting Rajya Sabha member Vayalar Ravi for the upcoming polls to the Upper House from the state.

Congress to field Vayalar Ravi for Kerala Rajya Sabha seat

The Congress has decided to field sitting Rajya Sabha member and veteran leader Vayalar Ravi for the coming Rajya Sabha poll from Kerala.

Narendra Modi insulted OBCs by "neech jati" remark: Congress

Amid the row over Narendra Modi`s caste, Congress today attacked the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate over his "neech jati" (low caste) remark, accusing him of insulting the OBCs and demanded that he must apologise to people.

No move to enable NRIs vote from outside country

Union Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday ruled out any move to make provisions for Indians living abroad to vote in elections from outside the country.

Govt steps have helped reduce problems of NRIs in Gulf: Vayalar

With an aim of addressing problems faced by Indian workers in Gulf countries, the government has taken measures and as a result complaints of exploitation have come down significantly, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Wednesday.

Price rise not a "new phenomenon": Ravi

Price rise is not a `new phenomenon` and the central and state governments were making earnest efforts to check inflation, Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said on Sunday.

Vayalar Ravi, Uttar Pradesh, immigrants protection centre

UP`s first immigrants’ protection centre was inaugurated by Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi.

No panic situation due to new Saudi job law: Chandy

Saudi Arabia`s new labour policy, which is expected to affect expatriate workers of Kerala has not created a panic situation and India is trying to find a solution Oommen Chandy said.

Vayalar Ravi apologises as activists fume at sexist comment

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi apologised after his comment with sexist innuendo against a woman journalist from Kerala landed him in trouble with women activists and the BJP.

Government plays down sexist comments of Vayalar Ravi

Tewari said the remark was unbecoming for someone working in the public sphere, but since Ravi had apologised and withdrawn his remarks, the matter should now be put to rest.

Decision on Telangana statehood deferred

A decision on contentious Telangana statehood demand will be delayed further with the Government and Congress on stating that a "little more time" is needed to arrive at a final decision on issue.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins in Kerala

The three-day 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which kicked off early Monday is the biggest ever held in the country, a Kerala minister has said.

Indians without proper documents in UAE getting help

India is coordinating with its embassy in the UAE to help in the return of non-resident Indians who are without valid documents, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi told parliament Thursday.

45,000 Indians staying illegally in UAE will return: Ravi

As many as 45,000 Indians staying illegally in UAE are expected to seek amnesty announced by the Gulf country, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has said.

Norway child abuse case: ‘India can diplomatically do something’

India can diplomatically "do something" in the alleged child abuse case involving an Indian couple in Norway, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said on Monday.

DMRC decision on Kochi Metro on November 27: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Board of Directors meeting of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in Delhi next week will decide on its role in execution of the Rs 5,180 crore Kochi Metro.

Achuthanandan opposed various development projects: Vayalar

Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Saturday alleged that the opposition leader V S Achutanandan had strongly opposed various development projects in Kerala.