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Mother Language Should be Made Mandatory in Schools: Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the farmers who have met him at his residence, in New Delhi on October 14, 2017.

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the mother language should be made mandatory for school education in all States. He was addressing the inaugural session of a 2-day International Conference on ‘The Journey of Indian Languages: Perspectives on Culture and Society’ jointly organized by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BAOU) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), ...

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Prannoy Roy Vs CBI Raids: Issue Turns Uglier?

With Arun Shourie and other journalists supporting Prannoy Roy over the CBI raids on an ICICI Bank default case involving Rs.48 crore, the stark question is whether it was an isolated incident of financial impropriety or muzzling press freedom by the authorities. Ironic but the answer is positive for both. The bank loan issue relates to an old 2008 case ...

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Shops to Remain Open 24/7 Soon: Minister

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said the Union Cabinet has approved the Model Shops and Establishment Act, facilitating round-the-clock working hours aimed at generating employment prospects by allowing cinema halls, restaurants, shops, banks and other such workplaces to remain open 24/7. Speaking to the representatives of the Media and Entertainment (M&E) sector, he said all their ...

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Venkaiah Naidu Advises JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar to Shut up, Why?

Within few hours after the ‘Home Coming’ speech by JNUSU leader Kanhaiaya Kumar in the campus on his return, annoyed BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu advised him to just shut up and not do "politics". The problem is not with Mr Naidu as politics and studies were seen as two different things in the past ...

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Budget 2015: Govt Tries to Woo Opposition Ahead of Budget Session

The government has tried to reach out to the opposition ahead of the budget session with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu meeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the agenda that includes the contentious ordinance on land acquisition. The government agenda for the session beginning Monday includes 44 items of financial, legislative and non-legislative business. Naidu met Sonia Gandhi in ...

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18 Telugu Celebrities Named Ambassadors for Swachh Bharat Campaign

Former cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and popular actor Pawan Kalyan are among 18 Telugu personalities from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh nominated by the central government as ambassadors for the “Swachh Bharat” drive. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced their being designated as ambassadors at a function held in Hyderabad on Monday. Majority of the personalities ...

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Navodaya Schools not asked to open on Christmas Holiday, Clarify Smriti Irani, Venkaiah Naidu

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday clarified on the floor of the house that the government has not asked the schools to remain open for an essay writing contest on Christmas day and such a participation will only be voluntary. Seeking to allay concerns of the opposition members over Navodaya Schools being asked to hold an essay competition ...

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‘Maharaj At least Honest to Say What was in His Heart,’ Says Gandhi’s Grandson

After the glorification of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the Father of Nation, as a “patriot” by BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj, the parliament today witnessed widespread protest from the opposition. While Congress sought to file a case against Maharaj, the grandson of Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, reportedly commented, ” I do not think it’s a controversial statement. Sakshi Maharaj is at ...

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Winter Session Parliament: Will It Be a ‘Fruitful’ session or a ‘Hungama’

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his hope of having a fruitful and result-oriented winter session on Monday, many leaders have came forward saying, “the session will witness a lot of hungama.” On Monday, Modi said, “It was because of the positive role by the opposition that good work (in parliament) could be done in the last session.” However, Janata ...

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Venkaiah Naidu Will Adopt Cyclone-Hit Village

A week after severe cyclonic storm Hudhud had left a trail of destruction in the state, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has decided to adopt a cyclone-affected village in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. The minister Thursday announced that he and his family members will adopt Chepalupada village and undertake rebuilding work. Venkiah Naidu said they were ready to spend ...

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