In a brazen incident, Deputy Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma on Saturday was allegedly attacked by ABVP activists in JNU campus. Sources said, he was attacked on ears with sharp object when he was returning with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi from JNU.
Interacting with media on board Air India One, Ansari, when asked whether India was looking for ways to counter-balance Beijing or any other country's influence in the area, said, "We are not in the business of counter-balancing with anyone, China or any other country.
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday said India and Indonesia would in all likelihood be exchanging letters to formalise a bilateral extradition treaty between the two countries, besides inking two other pacts - one on cultural exchange cooperation and the other on cooperation in the field of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy).
Vice President Hamid Ansari was on the receiving end of criticism heaped by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his remarks suggested that the state must take correctional measures so as to improve the condition of Muslims who were being discriminated against.
Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Vice President U Nyan Tun will not run in the general election scheduled for November 8, a top official of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (UDSP) said on Wednesday.
In a record of sorts, the office of Vice President Hamid Ansari has responded within two days to an RTI application seeking to know the reason for his absence from Yoga Day celebrations held here last Sunday, saying he was not invited for the event.
The Congress on Monday accused the ruling BJP of playing divisive politics and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s apology over his party leader Ram Madhav`s tweets about Vice-President Hamid Ansari.
The controversy over BJP leader Ram Madhav 'targeting' Vice President Hamid Ansari for his absence at the Yoga Day celebrations here escalated on Monday with the Congress accusing the ruling party of playing "divisive" politics.
Having repeatedly shown his aggressive side since his return from a 56-day sabbatical, Rahul Gandhi is likely to unleash a fresh assault on the Narendra Modi government at a conference of Congress Chief Minister here on Tuesday.
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was arrested in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, hours after US prosecutors claimed he accepted bribes during host selections for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups in France and South Africa.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari have greeted the nation on the eve of Buddha Purnima, saying Lord Buddha's timeless messages of universal brotherhood and compassion continues to show the path towards alleviate human sufferings.
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday warned that "failure" to properly educate and provide "productive employment" to millions of Indians, especially youth, will have "serious economic and social implications" for the country.