Why is Congress shying away from debate in Parliament: Rudy

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday accused the Congress Party, and particularly its vice president, Rahul Gandhi, of shying away from having a debate in Parliament.

Congress afraid of 'skeletons emerging from closet': Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday claimed that the Congress party is shying away from a structural debate in the Parliament for fears of skeletons emerging from its closet.

BJP snubs Shanta Kumar over his 'mann ki baat'

The BJP on Tuesday snubbed party veteran Shanta Kumar over his demand for a 'Lokpal' in the party to tackle the cases of corruption like Vyapam but the former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister maintained that he had only stated his "Mann ki baat" (feelings of his heart).

Govt to bring in legislation to establish Skill Universities

 Government will bring in a legislation in Parliament to establish Skill Universities in every state, as a part of its efforts to create a large pool of skilled workforce in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Wednesday.

Government wants foolproof coastal security system: Rajnath Singh

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government wants to ensure a foolproof coastal security system for the country, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday.

BJP will from majority government in Bihar: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy
BJP will from majority government in Bihar: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Expressing confidence, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said that BJP will sweep the forthcoming elections in Bihar and will form a majority government.

Unfair to criticise only MPs for subsidised food in Parliament canteen: Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Unfair to criticise only MPs for subsidised food in Parliament canteen: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

A day after it was revealed that our parliamentarians, with average earnings of Rs 1.4 lakh per month along with perks, enjoy sumptuous meal due to heavy subsidy received by the Lok Sabha Secretariat to run the Parliament canteen, BJP leader MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday said that it is wrong to show only the elected representatives in poor light, as around 5,000 people eat in there.

Central govt would soon set up ‘Skill Development Centre’ in all 40 Parliamentary constituencies of Bihar: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Monday that Central government would soon set up a ‘Skill Development Centre in all forty parliamentary constituencies of Bihar.

Govt to set up skill development centres in Bihar: Rudy

The government will soon set up 'skill development centres' in Bihar, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Monday.

Opposition can't point finger at Modi regime on graft: Rudy

Asserting that the Central government had shown zero tolerance to corruption, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday said nobody from Opposition has even dared to point a finger at Narendra Modi regime on corruption issue.

NDA govt doing best in the face of challenges: Naidu

Noting that the NDA government has done its best in the face of challenges during its first year in office, TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday expressed confidence that the Centre would do better in the second year as well.

Skill certification could soon be requirement for job in armed forces

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said a framework could be developed to incentivize skill certification as a requirement for employment in armed forces as well as for jobs by defence contractors.

Speaker raps Rudy for his remarks against senior TMC leader

Amid protests from opposition to his remarks against a senior TMC member, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy was pulled up by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday.

Opposition accuses govt of thrusting its legislative agenda in Parliament

The Opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday accused the government of thrusting its legislative agenda on the House after it proposed to bring the controversial land acquisition bill next week.

PM Modi appoints Rudy to assess situation, calls meet on earthquake

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appointed union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy to assess the situation in the states bordering Nepal after a massive earthquake hit the Himalayan country.

Govt fully geared for any contingency: Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on monsoon

A day after the forecast of a below average monsoon by the Indian Meteorological Department, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said the government is "fully geared" to deal with any contingency that arises on account of the prediction.

PM Modi at Civil Services Day function: As it happened
PM Modi at Civil Services Day function: As it happened

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the Civil Services Day function here and conferred awards for excellence in public administration on bureaucrats.

Govt brings ITI's under Skill Development Ministry

Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that the government has taken a decision to transfer the Training and Apprenticeship verticals of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) from the Labour Ministry to his ministry

Consultations on skill development varsity in process : Rudy

 The Centre is taking efforts to come up with a legislation to set up a Skill Development University and holding consultations with state governments and other stakeholders in this regard, Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said here on Friday.

Congressmen probably "much happier" during Rahul's absence: Rudy

 Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Friday said that Congress partymen were probably "much happier" during the absence of party vice- president Rahul Gandhi who has just returned to the country from his 56-day sabbatical.