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Rajya Sabha was adjourned shortly after the session began on Tuesday morning.(ANI Photo)

Opposition amps up pressure over farm laws, Rajya Sabha adjourned twice

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also said that wrong impression is being created about the passage of three farm laws.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. (@VPSecretariat/Twitter Photo )
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. (@VPSecretariat/Twitter Photo )

Vice President calls for bridging gender divide in STEM related careers

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Naidu said that due to the government’s efforts, the number of girl students in IITs went up from just 8 per cent in 2016 to nearly 20 per cent now.
The vice president observed that the country rose in unison in 2020 in handling the Covid situation with the national leadership both in the Centre and in the States/Union Territories (UTs) working together.(PTI)
The vice president observed that the country rose in unison in 2020 in handling the Covid situation with the national leadership both in the Centre and in the States/Union Territories (UTs) working together.(PTI)

Indigenous Covid-19 vaccine demonstrates benefits of Atmanirbhar Bharat, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:14 PM IST
Naidu, as quoted in a release from Vice President’s Secretariat, stressed that this development can benefit not only Indians but the larger humanity. He also appealed the people to express same spirit in taking the vaccine as they did while persevering through the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
File photo: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
File photo: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)

‘Agri reforms were introduced during Narasimha Rao regime, are irreversible’: Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Naidu reminded that the reforms process was later carried forward by the Vajpayee government and is now being implemented more vigorously by the present Modi government.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water(AP)
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water(AP)

Give vaccine priority to elite athletes: Parliamentary panel

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 08:07 AM IST
The Tokyo Olympics will see approximately 11,0000 athletes competing in the postponed Games, beginning July 23, and one of the critical issues being debated globally is whether the athletes will need vaccinations to participate.
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a man, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at market area in the old quarters of Delhi.(REUTERS)

Carry out all trials before approving use of vaccine: House panel to govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:50 AM IST
The panel also said that Covid-19 has highlighted the “huge disparity of infrastructure and services in public and private hospitals”.
He said that the print media is adapting to the digital medium with sincerity, but added that information generated by the print media at substantial cost was being “hijacked by social media giants”.(PTI)
He said that the print media is adapting to the digital medium with sincerity, but added that information generated by the print media at substantial cost was being “hijacked by social media giants”.(PTI)

On media, the Vice-President speaks up | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Mr Naidu has triggered an important debate and a bipartisan consensus is essential to rein in social media companies, and treat them as just that, media companies which must follow the law both in their content and their business models
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple “Bhoomi Pujan”, in Ayodhya on August 5.(ANI FILE)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in the Ram temple “Bhoomi Pujan”, in Ayodhya on August 5.(ANI FILE)

Ram temple fund drive to start with contributions from prominent personalities: Trust official

Prayagraj, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The campaign, Samarpan Abhiyan, will start with contributions from President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Champat Rai, the general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetra Trust
He said the freedom of expression does not mean unfettered outburst of anger and hate against each other that may lead to chaos in society.(PTI)
He said the freedom of expression does not mean unfettered outburst of anger and hate against each other that may lead to chaos in society.(PTI)

Self-regulation in social, traditional media needed: Vice President

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Journalism by nature, the vice president said, is supposed to be critical of the order of the times based on facts and supported by evidence. But he emphasised that this should not slip into “complete negativity”.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu virtually attends The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Global Summit-2020.(PTI)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu virtually attends The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Global Summit-2020.(PTI)

Green buildings movement should become people’s movement: Vice President Naidu

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The vice president wanted every future building to go green mandatorily and said that this should apply to all kinds of building. Not only new buildings, the existing buildings too have to be retrofitted to make them environment-friendly, he felt.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)

Foster student entrepreneurship through innovation programmes: Vice President Naidu

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Naidu, who was addressing the TiE Global Summit-2020 through video conferencing from Visakhapatnam, called upon universities to set up incubation centres to tap and nurture entrepreneurial talent among the youth.
Addressing a global Entrepreneurs summit through videoconference from Visakhapatnam, Vice President M Venkaiah Naid asked universities to set up incubation centres to tap and nurture entrepreneurial talent among youngsters.(PTI file)
Addressing a global Entrepreneurs summit through videoconference from Visakhapatnam, Vice President M Venkaiah Naid asked universities to set up incubation centres to tap and nurture entrepreneurial talent among youngsters.(PTI file)

Vice President suggests close linkage between universities, industry to nurture entrepreneurial talent

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday pitched for establishing a close linkage between universities and industry to mentor and handhold students with novel business ideas.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)

Venkaiah Naidu launches commemorative stamp in former PM Gujral’s honour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Naidu asked younger people to take inspiration from IK Gujral and work towards the country’s peace and development
The council is SCO’s second-highest body and is responsible for handling the economic agenda and approving its annual budget.(PTI)
The council is SCO’s second-highest body and is responsible for handling the economic agenda and approving its annual budget.(PTI)

India condemns terrorism in all manifestations: Naidu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Venkaiah Naidu said trade can flourish only in an environment of peace and security, and the most important challenge faced by countries in the region is cross-border terrorism.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)

SCO meet: India launches thinly veiled attack on Pakistan over terrorism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, who chaired the virtual meeting of the council, also indirectly criticised Pakistan for attempting to use SCO to raise bilateral matters and said this went against the grouping’s charter
Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)
Virtually launching the Adi Shankara Digital Academy, the vice president said information was the main commodity in the present-day knowledge society, and added that whoever has quick access to information, has the advantage.(PTI file)

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls for mass movement to promote digital literacy

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a mass movement to promote digital literacy and urged all stakeholders, including technological and educational institutions, to play a leading role in achieving the desired results.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

Constitution Day: PM Modi to address 80th conference of presiding officers today

Hindustan Times, Kevadia | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The prime minister is expected to talk about upholding constitutional rights and values and also speak on how elected representatives should conduct themselves
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI File)
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI File)

Ban on firecrackers an example of judicial overreach: Venkaiah Naidu

Hindustan Times, Kevadia (Gujarat) | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:42 PM IST
However, Naidu acknowledged that the Supreme Court and high courts have delivered several “far-reaching verdicts in furtherance of socio-economic objectives” apart from their correctional interventions
Rajya Sabha Chairman and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha Chairman and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)

‘At times, the legislature too has tended to cross the line’: Vice President Naidu

Kewadia, Gujarat | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:23 PM IST
He said the legislature, the executive and the judiciary are bound to work within their respective domains as defined in the Constitution.
Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. Patel, who was in a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month, died on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Ahmed Patel is seen in this file photo in New Delhi. Patel, who was in a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) last month, died on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Had friends across parties: Leaders mourn Ahmed Patel’s death

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Ahmed Patel died on after multi-organ failure at a hospital in Gurugram where he was undergoing treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). He was 71.
Bio-security, therefore, is a critical area of concern, the report said.(AFP)
Bio-security, therefore, is a critical area of concern, the report said.(AFP)

Parliamentary panel underscores need for govt to formulate laws to counter bio-terrorism

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:44 PM IST
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, in its report “The Outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19 And its Management”, underlined the need of bio-safety to prevent the world community from any activity signalling bio-terrorism.
An X-ray of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is seen as a doctor briefs his relatives about his medical condition.(REUTERS)
An X-ray of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease is seen as a doctor briefs his relatives about his medical condition.(REUTERS)

Sustainable pricing model could’ve saved more lives: Parliamentary panel on Covid-19 deaths

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The report titled ‘Outbreak of Pandemic Covid-19 and its Management’ was submitted to Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu by Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav.
Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 13th convocation of NIT Agartala virtually from Hyderabad.(PTI)
Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 13th convocation of NIT Agartala virtually from Hyderabad.(PTI)

New education policy aims at making India a global knowledge superpower: Venkaiah Naidu

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu underlined the need for the country to once again become a Vishwa Guru (global teacher) in the field of education.
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Can Panjab University function without a senate?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:59 PM IST
With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting education systems especially hard, PU authorities will find it tough to take key decisions on restarting classes and hostels without the senate
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and other monuments to #GoBlue on World Children’s Day

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:28 PM IST
UNICEF in partnership with Parliamentarian’s Group for Children (PGC) is organizing a Climate Parliament with Children on November 20, under the leadership of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and 30 members of Parliament.
Venkaiah Naidu in another tweet said children are the future of the country and must be nurtured with love and care.(ANI)
Venkaiah Naidu in another tweet said children are the future of the country and must be nurtured with love and care.(ANI)

Vice president pays tributes to Nehru on his birth anniversary

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Venkaiah Naidu also extended greetings on Children’s Day which is observed on Nehru’s birth anniversary as a tribute to his contribution towards the development of the nation and his love for children.
The Narendra Modi government has been observing Patel’s birth anniversary as the “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” since 2014(PTI)
The Narendra Modi government has been observing Patel’s birth anniversary as the “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” since 2014(PTI)

President Kovind, Vice President Naidu, home minister Amit Shah pay tributes to Sardar Patel

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 04:11 PM IST
In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Home Minister said the country’s first home minister is an epitome of national unity and lives in the heart of every Indian
The vice president said that music and dance rejuvenate and energise people and make their lives more fulfilling.(Pixabay)
The vice president said that music and dance rejuvenate and energise people and make their lives more fulfilling.(Pixabay)

Music, dance can provide relief from anxiety caused by Covid-19 pandemic: VP Naidu

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 01:26 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that music and dance can provide relief from the anxiety caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Raja Radha Reddy, Kuchipudi exponents’ performance will be an amalgamation of six dance styles.
Raja Radha Reddy, Kuchipudi exponents’ performance will be an amalgamation of six dance styles.

Parampara Series goes digital: Archives of performances by maestros will enthral classical arts aficionados

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:26 PM IST
From Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia’s flute to ace Vikku Vinayakram’s ghatam, everything will be heard online at this year’s Parampara Series as Natya Tarangini and Raja Radha Reddy partner with United Nations India to celebrate 75 years of UN.
The second aircraft took off from Dallas on Friday and will land after flying non-stop to New Delhi. The first plane landed on October 1, 2020
The second aircraft took off from Dallas on Friday and will land after flying non-stop to New Delhi. The first plane landed on October 1, 2020

Prez, PM’s 2nd special plane takes off for Delhi, will land today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The two aircraft were earlier scheduled to be delivered in August but the date had to be pushed due to what were described as “certain operational issues”.
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