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Rajya Sabha members condemn acid attacks

Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Friday condemned the many incidents of acid attacks and demanded stringent punishment for their perpetrators, saying they inflict inexpressible pain on the body and minds of victims.

Govt ready for discussion on corporate espionage issue

The government on Wednesday said it is ready for a discussion into the alleged stealing of secret official documents from ministries like Petroleum for peddling to corporates.

Rs 6,300 crore alloted for benefit of minorities: RTI

 The government has approved projects worth Rs 6,300 crore for socio-economic welfare of the minority communities under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MSDP) in the 11th and 12th five-year plans, a response to an RTI query has revealed.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reviews minorities empowerment in Maharashtra

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday reviewed issues related to empowerment of minorities in Maharashtra at a meeting with the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.

BJP will do well in West Bengal elections: Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said all those involved in the Saradha scam should be punished as public money was looted, even as he expressed confidence over BJP doing well in the coming by-polls and next Assembly elections in West Bengal.

Efforts on to simplify minority schemes implementation: Naqvi

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said efforts were on to simplify the implementation process of various minority- related schemes announced by the previous UPA government.

Naqvi attacks AAP, Congress, claims BJP will win Delhi polls

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday accused certain parties of playing communal and caste-based politics in Delhi assembly elections and said they will be given an "appropriate reply" by the electorate on February 7, the day of polling.

Union minister Naqvi gets bail, courts stays conviction

A district court has stayed the conviction of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating prohibitory orders in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and granted him bail.

BJP Union ministers, MPs given charge of constituencies for Delhi polls

With less than two weeks to go for the Delhi polls, BJP on Wednesday distributed charge of the constituencies here among as many as 58 Union ministers and MPs as it eyes a win here after a gap of 16 years.

Centre to give Rs 100 cr to Maha minorities' welfare body

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the Centre will give Rs 100 crore to the Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation for providing financial assistance and subsidised loans to members of minority communities.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should resign: Manish Tewari

 Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday demanded that Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should step down after a court in Uttar Pradesh gave him a one-year jail term convicting him of violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi taken into custody over poll code violation case, gets bail

A local court on Wednesday sent Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to one year in jail for violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sentenced to one-year imprisonment for LS poll code violation
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi sentenced to one-year imprisonment for LS poll code violation

A local court on Wednesday sent Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to one year in jail for violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.

Anti-conversion law possible if all parties agree to it: Naqvi

A national level anti-conversion law could be brought if all political parties agree to it, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Friday.

Govts would together frame a legislation to stop forced conversions: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Making it clear that there was no question of government supporting the controversial 'ghar wapsi' programme, Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said state government and the Centre would together frame a "strong" legislation to stop any forceful conversions.

Modi government to reach out to minorities: Naqvi

 The government won`t allow anyone to derail its development agenda by creating chasm among different communities, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday.

Development should reach one and all, says Naqvi

Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday pledged to provide opportunities of development to minority communities through the principles of good governance.

Don't denigrate Parliament through words or deeds: Naqvi to MPs

Underlining role of parliamentary democracy in protecting Constitutional rights, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday urged the MPs not to "denigrate" Parliament through their words or deeds.

Sunil Gautam appointed PS to MoS Minority Affairs

IRS officer Sunil Gautam has been appointed as Private Secretary to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

No proposal for minority status to Kashmiri Pandits under consideration: Govt

No proposal for according minority status to Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir is under consideration of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.