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13th Vice President of India

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Venkaiah Naidu: 13th Vice President of India
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is an Indian politician and the current Vice President of India and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, in office since 11 August 2017. Previously, he served as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi Cabinet. A prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, he also served as its national president from 2002 to 2004. Earlier, he was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. He took the oath as Vice-President of India and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha on 11 August 2017.He served as President of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Chancellor of Panjab University, Delhi University, Pondicherry University and the President of the Indian Council of World Affairs in his capacity as Vice President.

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Vice President laments poor world ranking of Indian varsities

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it was sad that no Indian university figured among the top 300 in this year's Time World University Ranking, and stressed on the need to improve quality..
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'We should never denigrate our country': Venkaiah Naidu after Rahul Gandhi's 'rape capital' remark

"Bad name is coming to India. Somebody said India is becoming capital of so & so, I don't want to get into that. We should never denigrate our country and we should also not get into politics in such..
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Outraged by Hyderabad rape, MPs call for lynchings, castrations

MPs on Monday called for swift death penalty to rape convicts, their public lynching or surgical and physical castration and their trials in fast-track courts. Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu..
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'Sorry state of affairs': Venkaiah Naidu on members' absenteeism

High absenteeism among Rajya Sabha members despite the listing of starred questions invited the ire of Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday, who described it as a "sorry state of affairs". In a rare..
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Venkaiah Naidu suggests rethink on mercy appeals in heinous crimes

"What happens even after punishment is given (to convicts). We all are witness...appeal, mercy (petition)...can anybody think of having mercy on such people," Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu..
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Congress member walks out of RS after Venkaiah Naidu cuts short his speech

Venkaiah Naidu ordered that Hariprasad's remarks would not go on record the moment the Congress lawmaker began stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets on every issue but had ignored the floods..
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Rajya Sabha marshals back to traditional attire after row on new military-style uniform

Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu had previously asked the secretariat of the Upper House to review the new dress code of the House marshals after several political leaders, and..
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Mumbai attacks: Eleven years since 26/11, nation remembers terror victims

The ghastly attacks lasted for four days killing 166 people and injuring over 300. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday paid tribute to the victims of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and offered his..
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BJP, AAP clash in Rajya Sabha over water quality in Delhi

BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members clashed in Rajya Sabha on Friday over the quality of water being piped to households in the national capital, prompting an angry response from chairman M Venkaiah..
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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as opposition members protest

Soon after laying of listed papers by ministers on the table of the House, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said he has received notices from several members to suspend business and take up discussions on the..
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Venkaiah Naidu: Focus on mother tongue critical part of quality education


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Rajya Sabha seat changed, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut writes to Venkaiah Naidu

In the letter, he stated that the change in his seating position is related to the ongoing political tussle between Shiv Sena and the BJP over government formation in Maharashtra.
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Sanjay Raut to Venkaiah Naidu: 'Seating position in RS changed to hurt Shiv Sena's sentiments'

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday wrote a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expressing dismay over the change of his seat in the Upper House. "Astonished to know that my seating..
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New uniform of Rajya Sabha marshals triggers row, Venkaiah Naidu orders review

This came after uniform of the marshals of the Rajya Sabha was changed from the traditional Indian attire to the new dress code for the ongoing winter session of the parliament.
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Venkaiah Naidu orders review of new military-style uniform of Rajya Sabha marshals

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday ordered the review of the new military-style uniform for House marshals. On Monday, during the 250th session of Rajya Sabha, the marshals of the Upper..
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'All is not well,' says Venkaiah Naidu to RS members on first day of 250th session


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Naidu expresses concern over absenteeism of MPs in parliamentary standing committees

A day before the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha begins, its chairman Venkaiah Naidu expressed concern over absenteeism of members in department-related parliamentary standing committees, saying..
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Liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation give opportunities for development: Venkaiah Naidu


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Manmohan Singh nominated to parliamentary standing committee on finance

Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has nominated a former prime minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh to the parliamentary standing committee on finance in place of party colleague..
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BJP MP Jha to head RS ethics committee

Rajya Sabha's Ethics Committee will be headed by BJP MP Prabhat Jha with Chairman of the Upper House M Venkaiah Naidu reconstituting eight House panels on Thursday.Jha replaces his party colleague..
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To reform parliamentary institutions, V-P Naidu unveils 15-point charter

Expressing concern over poor attendance in legislatures and quality of debate, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday came up with a 15-point reform charter for a new ‘political normal’ to..
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New political normal for better functioning of Parliament needed, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says


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Both houses of Parliament deliberated in favour of abrogation of Article 370: Venkaiah Naidu

Irrespective of serious differences among members of the ruling and opposition parties over multiple issues, both houses of Parliament deliberated in favour of abrogation of Article 370 provisions in..
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Having an enclave within country not desirable: Venkaiah Naidu to EU lawmakers on J&K


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NAM Summit: India hits out at Pakistan, calls it 'contemporary epicentre' of terrorism

Terming Pakistan as the 'contemporary epicentre' of terrorism, India on Saturday said Islamabad must decisively 'abjure terrorism' for its own and the world's good. Speaking at the Non-Aligned Movement..
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Pakistan must decisively abjure terrorism for its own good: M Venkaiah Naidu

"On the subject of terrorism, our thoughts naturally go to its contemporary epicentre - Pakistan," Naidu said, in a rare direct reference at an international forum to Islamabad which is accused by its..
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Any attempt to disrupt peace and interference in India's internal will not be tolerated: Venkaiah Naidu


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Venkaiah Naidu bats for detailed legislative impact assessment for informed law making

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday made a strong pitch for detailed legislative impact assessment (LIA) to bring out social, economic, environmental and institutional impacts of..
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Venkaiah Naidu departs for 5-day trip to Comoros and Sierra Leone


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On Dussehra, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls for eliminating social evils


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Terrorism enemy of humanity: Venkaiah Naidu


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India continuously draws inspiration from Gandhi's vision says Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, pays tribute at Rajghat


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Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi remember freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary


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Vice-President bats for bifurcating Supreme Court

Expressing "serious concern" over inordinate delay in justice delivery, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday pitched for bifurcating the Supreme Court to handle constitutional matters and appeals..
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Need to "correct" India's distorted history: Venkaiah Naidu


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Many distortions in history, present real picture of India to younger generation: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

"Unfortunately our history books did not mention about the contributions made by many illustrious sons and daughters of India," he said after presenting Punyabhushan Award to eminent archaeologist GB..
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Venkaiah Naidu for simultaneous polls to avoid 'deviation, diversion'

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday made a strong pitch for holding simultaneous polls across India to avoid "deviation, dilution and diversion" of the public work.
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Vice President, PM pay tribute to Deen Dayal Upadhyay on birth anniversary

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deen Dayal Upadhyay on his 103rd birth anniversary and recalled his..
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There should neither be imposition, nor opposition to any language: Venkaiah Naidu


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Isro lost communication with moon lander, not hopes of 1.3 billion Indians: Vice president on Chandrayaan-2

There is nothing to despair, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday as Isro lost contact with its moon lander. Isro's plan to soft land Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module on the lunar surface did..
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If attacked, India will give a befitting reply: Venkaiah Naidu

"In spite of grave provocations, you must be seeing in the recent past, we are not doing anything, but if somebody attacks you, we will give a reply to them which they will not be able to forget for..
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Only thing remaining to be discussed with Pakistan is handing over of PoK: Venkaiah Naidu


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India is developing weapons for security, not for war, says Venkaiah Naidu


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If anybody attacks us, we will give them reply they won't forget in lifetime: Venkaiah Naidu

"Why is the acquisition of all these weapons and technologies? Why DRDO? Why Navy, Army and other Defence forces. It's because others attack us. All Tom, Dick and Harry attack us. We will not attack..
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Abrogation of Article 370 not political issue, but national: Venkaiah Naidu


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Former PM Manmohan Singh takes oath as RS member

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha. The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. Top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul..
IndiaTimes - Published

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu reaches Estonia, bats for intensifying bilateral cooperation

He will also meet with the Indian community in Estonia.
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Abrogation of 370 is the need of the hour: Venkaiah Naidu

The issue should also be seen from the national perspective and people of the country should stand with their counterparts in J and K, he said here at the launch of his book, a chronicle of his two..
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Arun Jaitley responding to treatment: M Venkaiah Naidu


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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu gives 'quit corruption' call, plants sapling marking 2 years in office


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