Govt appoints private secretaries to Rudy, Giriraj Singh

Kundan Kumar and Sudhanshu Kumar have been appointed as Private Secretaries to Union Ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Giriraj Singh respectively.

PM Modi to review govt's skill development initiatives today

Keen to empower the country's youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday review the skill development initiatives of the government at a high-level meeting at his residence. 

'PM mulling roping in defence officials for skill training'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering roping in retiring defence officials to provide skill training, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said here Monday.

Impossible to skill 500 mn by 2022 under old policy: Rudy

As the government prepares a new Skill Development Policy, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said it is "impossible to achieve" the target of skilling 500 million people by 2022 as envisaged under the existing policy announced in 2009 during the UPA regime.

National policy on skill development in three months: Rudy

 Expressing concern over the "low number" of skilled workforce in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said the Centre would announce a national policy on skill development in three months.

Rudy takes on Mamata, says BJP was attacked similarly before LS polls

New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for alleging a political vendetta against her Trinamool Congress (TMC) by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Saradha chit-fund scam.

No intention to open schools on Christmas: Govt

    New Delhi: Amid a row over HRD ministry's alleged move to keep schools "open" on Christmas day, government Tuesday asserted that it had no such intention whatsoever.

Heat in LS over whether two ministers should give 'reply' to a debate

Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed heated exchanges between opposition and treasury benches over the issue of reply by Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to a short duration debate on calamities.

TMC MP faces BJP, Left attack in LS on remarks against PM Modi

TMC member Kalyan Banerjee was on Tuesday under fire from BJP and Left in Lok Sabha for his alleged objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leading to uproar and threat of censure motion being moved against him if he did not apologise.

Ahead of Winter Session, NDA govt tries to mollify Mamata Banerjee
Ahead of Winter Session, NDA govt tries to mollify Mamata Banerjee

The NDA government on Sunday sought to mollify an angry Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, saying it had no role in the CBI action against some TMC leaders in the Saradha scam case and that there should be "no misunderstanding on this account".

Won't attend all-party meet: All India Trinamool Congress

Stung by the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday decided to skip the all-party meeting called by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister.

Rudy welcomes release of Indian fishermen on death row

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed the release of five Indian fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for alleged drug trafficking.

Confident of good result in talks with Shiv Sena, says BJP

Denying that there was any bitterness in its approach towards its former ally Shiv Sena on the issue of the Sena's participation in the Maharashtra government, BJP on Thursday said it was sure something good will emerge out of the talks between the two parties.

Rudy welcomes Lanka's move to release five Indian fishermen, lauds PM Modi

New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

'Some good outcome' soon in fishermen issue, says Rudy

Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy Wednesday said "some good outcome" would soon emerge on the issue of five fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, in which India has filed an appeal.

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."

BJP says open to support from any party, except Congress in Maharashtra

As its government braces for a trust vote in Maharashtra on Wednesday, BJP Tuesday said it welcomes support of all parties except Congress for development of the state.

Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states: Rudy

After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

BJP may face talent crunch, with leaders now in Team Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi's move to further bolster his cabinet Sunday with party leaders with an established track record may present BJP president Amit Shah with a problem of sorts.

Tech-savvy Rajiv Pratap Rudy joins Union Ministry

Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy used to fly for a commercial airline. He is tech-savvy and is active on social networking sites such as Twitter. He is also known for his love for a good life.