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Vice president Venkaiah Naidu tests Covid positive, goes into self-isolation

Earlier in the day, the vice president had paid his floral tributes to “Netaji” Subhash Chandra Bose in Hyderabad on the occasion of the latter's 125th birth anniversary on January 23.
Vice president of India M. Venkaiah Naidu (File Photo)
Vice president of India M. Venkaiah Naidu (File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 04:50 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DCW writes to Naidu seeking reconstitution of panel reviewing marriage age bill

  • At present, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sushmita Dev is the only woman member of the parliamentary panel that is tasked to deliberate on the Prohibition on Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to increase the age of legal marriage of women from 18 to 21 years.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal.
Published on Jan 04, 2022 09:28 PM IST
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Venkaiah Naidu seeks report on attendance at House panel meetings

Lawmakers were entitled to a special allowance amounting to 25% of the cost of their air travel to attend meetings before it was done away with in 2018.
A recent photo of Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event in New Delhi. (PTI)
A recent photo of Rajya Sabha chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event in New Delhi. (PTI)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 01:24 PM IST
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Birla, Naidu discuss attendance of MPs in Parliament panel meets

Birla assured the members that this proposal would be discussed in Rules Committee and General Purpose Committee for approval, another leader said.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at Central Hall of Parliament. (PTI file)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at Central Hall of Parliament. (PTI file)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 04:40 AM IST
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By, Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Opposition leaders meet Naidu after Parliament ends

After a bitter fight with the ruling dispensation during the winter session of Parliament, leaders belonging to opposition parties on Wednesday gathered at Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu’s chamber.
Opposition leaders read the Preamble to the Constitution of India, and recite the national anthem before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Wednesday. (PTI)
Opposition leaders read the Preamble to the Constitution of India, and recite the national anthem before the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:51 AM IST
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Parliament: Naidu calls for end to RS stalemate, slams stir over MPs' suspension

The RS Chairman said, “You don’t want to regret your misconduct but insist on revoking the decision of this House taken as per due process... Does this amount to upholding the principles of democracy?”
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu conducts proceedings in the House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu conducts proceedings in the House during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Ahead of Parliament's winter session, PM Modi to chair all-party meet today

The Opposition is adamant to discuss The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, in the House to corner the government over the farm issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo / ANI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2021 06:43 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ahead of Parliament’s winter session, VP Naidu urges lawmakers to rethink

In his address during the Constitution Day event in Parliament, Naidu referred to the recently concluded Monsoon Session of Parliament, during which he said the Rajya Sabha lost 70 per cent of its functional time.
“All concerned need to ponder over the fact of rendering legislature so dysfunctional,” said Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.(Twitter/@ANI)
“All concerned need to ponder over the fact of rendering legislature so dysfunctional,” said Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha clarifies VP's absence from Nehru’s birth anniversary event

“Vice President never attends such ceremonies organized in the Central Hall of Parliament as a matter of convention,” the Rajya Sabha secretariat said.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI File Photo)
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 09:45 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

MEA says China objecting to Naidu's visit to Arunachal does not stand to reason

The MEA said Arunachal Pradesh was an integral and inalienable part of India and Indian leaders routinely visited the state as they did in other parts of the country.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu receives an artwork from the speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Pasang Dorjee Sona, depicting Naidu in Memba traditional attire, on Saturday.(PTI)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu receives an artwork from the speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Assembly Pasang Dorjee Sona, depicting Naidu in Memba traditional attire, on Saturday.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 13, 2021 04:38 PM IST
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Innovation should become national mantra for development: Venkaiah Naidu

Notably, India has risen from the rank of 81 in 2015 to 46 in 2021 in the Global Innovation Index.
Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster (JCKIC) at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, Naidu talked about the power of collaboration.
Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the Jodhpur City Knowledge and Innovation Cluster (JCKIC) at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur, Naidu talked about the power of collaboration.
Published on Sep 29, 2021 07:13 AM IST
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BJP MPs top attendance chart in House panel meets: Data

Secretariat data shows 92 BJP members of the Upper House had an average attendance of 56.56% while those of the Congress (38 MPs) had 41.86%.
Earlier this week, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, too, sought a report on the attendance of Lok Sabha MPs in parliamentary committee meetings.
Earlier this week, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, too, sought a report on the attendance of Lok Sabha MPs in parliamentary committee meetings.
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 03:44 AM IST
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Disruption of proceedings in House not a privilege: Venkaiah Naidu

Delivering the second Ram Jethmalani Memorial Lecture on “Is the disruption of parliamentary proceedings an MP’s privilege and/or a facet of parliamentary democracy?”, Naidu described various rules and other provisions for maintaining a certain standard of behaviour of MPs.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pointed out that after the Upper House started recording productivity in 1978, it saw 100% functioning till 1996. (ANI)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu pointed out that after the Upper House started recording productivity in 1978, it saw 100% functioning till 1996. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 19, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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Need to create right ecosystem for sports, games: Naidu

Need to create right ecosystem for sports, games: Naidu
Representative Image: Need to create right ecosystem for sports, games: Naidu(HT PHOTO)
Representative Image: Need to create right ecosystem for sports, games: Naidu(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 03:34 PM IST
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Assemblies, Parliament meant for debates, not disruptions, says V-P

While referring to the recent torrid monsoon session of Parliament, Naidu said that elected representatives should focus on improving the lives of the people by “rising to the need of the occasion”
Rajya Sabha Monsoon Session (PTI)
Rajya Sabha Monsoon Session (PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 02:35 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Oppn & treasury benches like his two eyes, equal for him, says RS Chairman Naidu

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said he held both the sides in equal esteem and on many occasions, it was the collective responsibility for both the sides to enable smooth functioning of the House.
Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu. (File photo)
Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu. (File photo)
Published on Aug 13, 2021 02:40 PM IST
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'All sacredness of House destroyed': Naidu warns of action over RS ruckus

During a discussion on farm laws, Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa climbed atop a table and was seen throwing an official file at the Chair. Union minister Anurag Thakur slammed the Congress party for lowering the dignity of the House with their unruly conduct.
Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Ripun Bora protest inside the Rajya Sabha during short debate on farmers' issue, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Congress MPs Partap Singh Bajwa and Ripun Bora protest inside the Rajya Sabha during short debate on farmers' issue, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 11:33 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Not getting time in Rajya Sabha: Oppn to Naidu

While a section of the Opposition is toying with the idea of a motion against the chairman, others are of the view that PM Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah should be targeted for the logjam in Parliament.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2021 04:39 AM IST
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'On Doctors' Day, I salute members of medical fraternity': Venkaiah Naidu

The Doctors' Day is celebrated in honour of noted doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy. Leaders cutting across political lines congratulated the doctors on the occasion.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appealed tp people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and ease the pressure on medical fraternity.(PTI File Photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu appealed tp people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and ease the pressure on medical fraternity.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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By | Written by Shanza Khan | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also said that wrong impression is being created about the passage of three farm laws.
Rajya Sabha was adjourned shortly after the session began on Tuesday morning.(ANI Photo)
Rajya Sabha was adjourned shortly after the session began on Tuesday morning.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Vice President calls for bridging gender divide in STEM related careers

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.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. (@VPSecretariat/Twitter Photo )
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. (@VPSecretariat/Twitter Photo )
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari

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

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.
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)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 06:14 PM IST
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‘Agri reforms were introduced during Narasimha Rao regime, are irreversible’: Venkaiah Naidu

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 photo: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
File photo: Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Give vaccine priority to elite athletes: Parliamentary panel

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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Carry out all trials before approving use of vaccine: House panel to govt

The panel also said that Covid-19 has highlighted the “huge disparity of infrastructure and services in public and private hospitals”.
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)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 04:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

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

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
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)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Ram temple fund drive to start with contributions from prominent personalities: Trust official

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
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)
Published on Dec 20, 2020 12:50 PM IST
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Self-regulation in social, traditional media needed: Vice President

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”.
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)
Published on Dec 18, 2020 05:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

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

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 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)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 06:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni

Foster student entrepreneurship through innovation programmes: Vice President Naidu

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.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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