Vice President Ansari condoles death of cartoonist RK Laxman

Vice President M Hamid Ansari condoled the passing away of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman breathed his last on Monday at the age of 94.

Vice President Ansari to lead delegation to condole death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah

Vice President M Hamid Ansari is leading the Government of India delegation in Riyadh to convey condolences for the passing away of Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah.

Vice President greets people ahead of R-Day

Before leaving for Saudi Arabia to attend the funeral of king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who died Friday, Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday greeted the people ahead of Republic Day.

Hamid Ansari leads Indian delegation to Saudi King's funeral

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday will lead the Indian government delegation at the funeral of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who died early Friday.

Affordability of healthcare a serious problem: Hamid Ansari

 Affordability of health care is a serious problem for the vast majority of population with the healthcare workforce being inadequate and underutilised, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Wednesday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari greets citizens on Makar Sankranti, Pongal

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday conveyed his warm greetings to the citizens of country on the joyous occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal.

Vice President Hamid Ansari visits ANTRI

Vice President Hamid Ansari has shown a deep interest in the anthropological and cultural aspects of different aboriginal tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during his four-day visit there.

Vice President condoles journalist BG Verghese's death

Vice-President Hamid Ansari Wednesday condoled the death of veteran journalist BG Verghese, saying "we have lost a fearless commentator and a prolific writer".

Idea of a 'homogeneous' nation is problematic: Hamid Ansari

Amid the raging controversy over Sangh Parivar's Hindutva agenda, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday cautioned against connecting faith and history and propagating a "homogeneous" national identity when there are over 4,600 communities in the country.

Idea of a homogenous nation can be problematic: Hamid Ansari

The idea of a `homogenous nation` would be problematic and the pluralist structure of India needs "constant nurturing", Vice-President M Hamid Ansari said Sunday.

Spirit of yuletide soaks cities as merriment marks Christmas
Spirit of yuletide soaks cities as merriment marks Christmas

A festive spirit pervaded the air as decked up churches, midnight masses, resonance of carols and merriment ushered in Christmas across the country on Thursday.

Rajya Sabha passes 12 bills during Winter Session

The tumultuous Winter Session of Rajya Sabha came to an end on Tuesday but not before passing 12 bills during the course of its 22 sittings, while 62 hours were lost on account of disturbances over various issues.

Conversion logjam in Rajya Sabha: As it happened on Thursday
Conversion logjam in Rajya Sabha: As it happened on Thursday

Rajya Sabha has now been adjourned for the day.

Congress member suspended from RS for day for indiscipline

 Acting tough on indiscipline, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Wednesday suspended for the day Congress member Hanumantha Rao for creating ruckus in the House and demands by some opposition members for revoking of the "harsh" order were rejected.

Cong leader Hanumantha Rao suspended from Rajya Sabha for one day

Senior Congress leader Hanumantha Rao got suspended from the Rajya Sabha by Chairman Hamid Ansari for one day under Rule 255.

Leaders pay homage to martyrs on 13th anniversary of Parliament attack

Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday paid homage to martyrs on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Parliament.

Venkaiah Naidu seeks Opposition's support to clear 'heavy agenda' pending in Parliament

With the end of the week-long impasse in Rajya Sabha over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti issue, the government on Monday sought opposition's cooperation in clearing "heavy agenda" pending in Parliament.

Rajya Sabha loses Question Hour again

The Rajya Sabha lost its Question Hour yet again Monday, forcing an angry chairman to ask if the members wanted the Question Hour at all.

Vice President praises Centre's inclusive agenda

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday commended the 'sab ka sath sab ka vikas' slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying Muslims remain backward even six decades after Independence and there is a need to ensure that all sections of society are able to walk together.

Comment about Rahul Gandhi triggers uproar in Rajya Sabha

A comment by a minister about Rahul Gandhi in Rajya Sabha on Friday triggered uproar briefly with Congress members objecting to mentioning his name as he is not a member of the upper House.