Govt extends basic services to urban poor programme till March 2017

With over 1.86 lakh dwellings still to be completed under the BSUP mission, the government on Wednesday said it has extended the programme to provide basic services to the urban poor by another two years till March 2017.

Uproar in Lok Sabha over demand for separate Telangana HC

The Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday following a Telangana member's demand for a separate high court in the state.

Clash in Rajya Sabha over clubbing of two bills

Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed a clash among lawyer-members over rules as the government wanted two bills of the Law Ministry to be taken up together for discussion, which was strongly resisted by the opposition.

Govt will push Land Bill for passage in this session: Minister

Government will push for the passage of Land Bill in this session notwithstanding the opposition to it by many parties, a Union Minister said on Monday but remained non-committal on its passage.

Housing for all by 2022 a great challenge: Naidu

New Delhi; Terming the target of housing for all by 2022 a "great challenge", Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said public and private sector cooperation is needed to make it possible.

No link between farmer suicide case, land acquisition: Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked the Opposition not to link the "unfortunate" incident involving farmer Gajendra Singh with the issue of land acquisition.

Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body brought to his AP village

The body of Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan babu, who died during an expedition in the Andes in Argentina last month, reached his native place in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

MPs made accountable for transfer of accommodation between House Committees

The government on Friday came up with a new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for transfer of accommodation between the housing pools of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, making the MP responsible for getting the transfer done to the concerned House Committee.

Chandrasekhar's samadhi to be called 'Jannayak Sthal'

The samadhi (memorial) of former Prime Minister late Chandrasekhar will now be called as 'Jannayak Sthal'.

Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body to reach Nellore today

Body of famed Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the high mountains of Argentina last month, would reach his native place in Nellore district on Monday.

Venkaiah calls for probe into snooping on Netaji's kin

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for a thorough probe into the reports of snooping on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's family members for two decades during the Congress regime starting from Jawaharlal Nehru's days, and termed the matter as "shocking".

Govt to bear expenses for bringing back mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body

The government will bear the expenses of bringing back the body of ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead in the Andes mountains after he had gone missing during a climb.

Opposing Land Bill amounts to obstructing growth: Naidu

Vehemently defending the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Monday said that opposing this legislation amounts to obstructing growth which is needed for providing jobs and creating rural infrastructure.

Tobacco warnings row: MPs having conflict of interest should declare it, says Naidu

Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules.

Efforts underway to convince opposition on Land Bill: Naidu

Facing stiff opposition on the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Wednesday said efforts are underway to convince political parties on the measure and expressed hope that a consensus would be evolved as it is willing to accommodate their suggestions.

Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday

Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till tomorrow, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted.

Snooping row: Followed procedure on collecting information, says Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that Delhi Police followed standard procedure to collect information about Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Cops' visit to Rahul Gandhi home: Congress making issue out of non-issue, says Naidu

BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday dismissed Congress's outburst over a Delhi Police official making inquiries about Rahul Gandhi and said that the main opposition party was trying to make an issue out of a non-issue.

Lok Sabha members express concern over attack on Tamil TV channel

The issue of attack on the office of a Tamil TV channel in Chennai for airing promos of a debate that questioned the need of 'mangal sutra' was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Govt to highlight development initiatives before people

Faced with Opposition attack on issues including land ordinance and budget provisions, government on Friday huddled to work out a strategy to highlight its development initiatives.