Pakistan should hand over Hafiz, Dawood to India: Naidu

New Delhi: India on Thursday asked Pakistan to hand over Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim, who also figures in the country's most wanted list, to it if the neighbouring country is serious about fighting terrorism.

No need to be defensive, govt has done no wrong: PM Modi to ministers
No need to be defensive, govt has done no wrong: PM Modi to ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Tuesday understood to have told his cabinet colleagues that government need not be defensive as it had done nothing wrong, maintaining a tough stand in the face of opposition attack over the issue of conversions.

No CBSE order asking schools to remain open on X'Mas Day: Govt

Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha there is no CBSE circular asking schools to remain open on December 25 to observe 'Good Governance Day' and an online essay competition to mark the day is voluntary in nature.

Ban on religious conversion an infringement of fundamental right: Congress

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday slammed the government for suggesting that a legislation to ban religious conversions can be brought in if all parties agree, saying it was an infringement of fundamental rights.

Efforts on to ensure night shelters for all: Naidu

The Central government is making efforts to ensure night shelters for all homeless people, specially those who have migrated to urban areas in search of work, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Wednesday.

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.

Congress working under outside pressure in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday alleged that the Congress party is working under outside pressure in Parliament and termed its attitude "irresponsible" and "immature" to protest against his colleague Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks.

Come back to Lok Sabha, govt appeals to opposition

Government on Friday appealed to the opposition in the Lok Sabha to come back after Congress, Trinamool Congress and some smaller parties walked out dissatisfied over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti issue.

Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti won't resign: Venkaiah ​Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu made it clear on Thursday that the government wouldn't relent to the opposition demand for his colleague Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's resignation.

No question of Sadhvi Niranjan resigning, says Venkaiah Naidu

Despite proceedings in Parliament being brought to a standstill on Wednesday over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's derogatory remarks, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said there was no question of the former resigning.

Due procedure followed in appointment of LS Secy Gen: Naidu

Rejecting Congress' criticism on the appointment of Lok Sabha Secretary General, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said due procedure was followed and there was no question of consultation in the absence of a recognised Leader of Opposition.

Naidu's pot shot at Trinamool: You are losing ground in Bengal

"You are losing ground...We have won Mumbai, now we are eyeing Kolkata," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said while taking pot shots at Trinamool Congress, the ruling party of West Bengal which has been mounting attack on the government over black money.

Govt has nothing to hide on black money, says Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi:  Asserting that black money was generated during the Congress-led UPA regime, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the government, which had constituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) after coming to power, has nothing to apologise or hide on this issue.

Need to promote walking, cycling in cities: Naidu

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Tuesday said cycling and walking must be encouraged in urban areas to enable quick mobility.

Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT

Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row.

National housing scheme named after Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu announced here onThursday that the central government has prepared a blueprint for the new urban housing scheme, to be called 'Sardar Patel National Housing Mission'.

Govt to go an extra mile to accommodate opposition: Venkaiah Naidu

Ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament having a huge legislative agenda, the government on Tuesday said it would go the extra mile to accomodate the opposition while conveying to it that "democracy functions through numbers also."

India would've been different if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was PM: Naidu

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had become the first prime minister of India, the fate of the "country would have been different".

Efforts on to achieve total garbage management in Delhi: Naidu

All efforts are being made to ensure total management of waste in the national capital with steps being taken to achieve 100 percent door-to-door collection of domestic garbage, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

'Swachch Bharat' should become a people's movement: Naidu

Urging people to voluntarily contribute towards keeping the surroundings clean, Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Centre's 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' should become a public movement.