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.

Take inspiration from Gandhi on cleanliness: Naidu

Urging people to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the Father of the Nation`s vision of `clean India` goes beyond a set of physical targets for construction of toilets.

Congress should accept coal block responsibility: Naidu

Not just an individual but the Congress party should take the responsibility for the coal block allocation case, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday after being asked about former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been accused in the case.

Issue of adjournment motion notices raises heat in Lok Sabha

Noisy scenes were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Wednesday as the government expressed concern over members frequently giving notices for adjournment motion, eliciting sharp response from Opposition members.

Task forces set up to make three cities smart

Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has set up three task forces to develop Ajmer in Rajasthan, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh as smart cities in collaboration with the US.

Government ready for suggestions on land bill: Naidu

The government is prepared to incorporate "constructive and meaningful" suggestions in the land bill which will be taken up in the Lok Sabha next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Wednesday.

Government urges opposition to back land act amendment

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday appealed to all political parties to help pass the bill amending the Land Acquisition Act 2013 in the larger national interest.

Enough funds given to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday disagreed with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu`s view that Union Budget 2015-16 failed to fulfill the promises made to the state at the time of its bifurcation.

Rail Budget realistic, not populist: Naidu

Terming the Railway Budget as "realistic and pragmatic", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday rejected opposition criticism that it lacked substance and said NDA government has taken on its shoulders all the responsibility of implementing unfulfilled promises of earlier regimes.

Shiv Sena opposes land law in its present form

NDA constituent Shiv Sena, who is also part of the Modi government, on Tuesday night it clear it will not support the land acquisition law in its present form.

Naidu meets Sonia Gandhi seeking Congress support ahead of Budget Session

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has assured the government of cooperation in ensuring smooth functioning of the budget session of parliament beginning Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.