Vyapam scam: Sonia, Rahul to hold 'silent protest' in Parliament today

Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders will hold a silent protest today at the Gandhi Statue in the Parliament over the Vyapam scam.

BJP launches counter-attack, alleges scams in Congress-ruled states

Countering Congress' attack as the Monsoon Session of Parliament commenced on Tuesday, BJP said it was ready for discussion on all issues including on "damaad (son-in-law) and Quatrocchi", besides the "scams" in Congress-ruled states.

Congress should worry about coming down to 44 seats from 400, not chest inches: Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his '5.6 inch' chest jibe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the grand old party should instead worry about how its tally came down from 400 seats to 44 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP rejects demand for resignations of Swaraj, Raje

 The government on Monday rejected Congress demands for the resignation of a BJP minister and other leaders embroiled in charges of corruption and wrongdoing.

PM Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister NarendraModi extended birthday wishes to Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu minister lashes out at BJP state unit

Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday hit out at BJP's state unit for its remarks that Central ministers were not invited for the Metro Rail launch, saying that Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu was invited at the behest of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa but he could not make it due to an overseas visit.

PM Modi to launch urban transformation missions on Thursday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday launch the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) which are all intended to enhance the quality of urban living and drive economic growth.

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

 Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, the government on Wednesday said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.

Modi is great: Venkaiah Naidu on PM's Yoga Day initiative

"Modi is great," senior Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in observing the World's first international Yoga day.

Centre will look into Delhi Govt's land issues: Naidu tells Arvind Kejriwal

The Centre will soon convene a meeting on the issue of land availability for constructing school buildings and hospitals in Delhi.

Naidu to flag off Delhi Metro`s ITO-Mandi House section today

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will flag off the ITO-Mandi House section of Delhi Metro on Monday in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa town on aviation map

  Kadapa airport in Andhra Pradesh was inaugurated on Sunday with the landing of the first flight from Bengaluru.

People don't take Rahul Gandhi seriously, says Venkaiah Naidu

A day after Rahul Gandhi had a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his meeting with Manmohan Singh, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that if anybody criticises the meeting between the two leaders, it shows the person's "ignorance, arrogance and immaturity".

Centre has no plan to ban beef across country: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Thursday that the Centre has no plan to ban beef across the country, amidst a row over Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef.

No secret deal between BJP and BJD: Venkaiah Naidu

Rejecting allegations of a secret deal between BJP and BJD to slow down CBI probe into the chit fund scam in Odisha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the NDA government is only keen to see speedy development in the state.

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.