Word 'Hindu' never existed in Vedas, Upanishads; Muslims invented it: Veerappa Moily

Former union minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily has triggered a fresh controversy through his recent remark that the word 'Hindu' was introduced by Muslims in the medieval age and that it has no mention in the ancient scriptures like Vedas and Upanishads.

Newspaper body takes exception to Moily`s Wage Board remark

The Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees` Organisations on Thursday took exception to reported remarks of outgoing Union Minister Veerappa Moily that government`s approval of Majithia wage board recommendations was an instance of mismanagement by it.

Modi an "untouchable" among NDA partners, says Moily

Launching an attack on BJP`s PM candidate, Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said Narendra Modi will not become the Prime Minister because he has become an "untouchable" for NDA partners.

Veerappa Moily launches veiled attack on Narendra Modi

Referring to infighting in BJP over denial of ticket to its senior leader Jaswant Singh, Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Monday launched a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying the saffron outfit wants to have a one-man party.

Yeddyurappa, Moily and Kharge file nominations

Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and Union Ministers Mallikarjun Kharge and M Veerappa Moily today entered the fray for the April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka.

Kejriwal campaigns against Moily in Karnataka

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Sunday urged the electorate here to defeat Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily of the Congress in the Lok Sabha election.

Maharashtra awaiting final nod for Shivaji statue project

Maharashtra government is awaiting a final approval of the revised design of the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, official sources said on Tuesday.

Greenpeace slams Moily`s decision on feild trials of GM crops

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace today slammed Veerappa Moily`s decision to allow field trials of certain genetically modified (GM) food crops which were put on hold by his predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan.

AAP lashes out at UPA govt for permitting field trials on GM crops

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday lashed out at the UPA government for permitting field trials of GM crops, saying such a decision was taken even when a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture had opposed such trials.

Govt to push Rs 46000 cr mission to increase forest cover

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country.

Better in interest of democracy to talk less of Kejriwal: Moily

Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who is in the eye of the storm over gas pricing issue, today hit out at Arvind Kejriwal, saying it is "better in the best interest of the democracy to talk less" of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader.

Moily says no norms compromised in granting environmental nods

Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily today said he followed all rules and did not compromise on any norm in granting forest and environment clearance to a host of projects since taking over one and a half months back.

Gas pricing scam: Mukesh Ambani, Moily, Deora booked for graft, cheating

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government`s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday filed an FIR against Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and several others for allegedly creating artificial scarcity of natural gas and for fixing prices.

Congress speaks of political vendetta after Kejriwal`s probe order

Congress on Tuesday cautioned against probe "inspired by political vendetta", as Arvind Kejriwal ordered filing of an FIR against its Veerappa Moily.

SP attacks Delhi govt for filing FIRs on gas pricing

The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday attacked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for registering FIRs against union ministers and industrialists, saying this was a "drama" staged by people like him to hide their inefficiency and attain "political martyrdom".

Arvind Kejriwal pursuing unconventional methods to attain goal: Mallya

UB group chairman Vijay Mallya on Tuesday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was pursuing "unconventional methods" to attain his objectives while asserting that there should be no "witch-hunt" against industrialists.

Gurudas hails Kejriwal govt`s move to file criminal cases on gas pricing issue

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government`s move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue.

Chandy to discuss Kasturirangan report with Moily

Asserting that farmers` rights would be protected, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said he would leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation with Environment Minister Veerappa Moily.

Veerappa Moily blames Modi for 2002 Gujarat `Genocide`

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dr. Veerappa Moily said that prime ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, had deliberately shielded the 2002 `genocide` in Gujarat.

Greenpeace demands Moily quit as environment minister

Greenpeace India Tuesday demanded Environment Minister Veerappa Moily`s resignation for giving speedy clearances to 70 projects in 20 days.