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13th and current Vice President of India (since 2017)

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Venkaiah Naidu: 13th and current Vice President of India (since 2017)
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is an Indian politician serving as the 13th and current vice president of India since 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.

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Modern India must have police force which meets democratic aspirations of people: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that a progressive, modern India must have a police force which meets democratic aspirations of the people and called for a renewed thrust to..
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VP Naidu bats for amending anti-defection law to plug loopholes

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed concern over the loopholes in the anti-defection law, saying it paved way for wholesale defection and pitched for amendments to the legislation to make..
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Vice President cautions general public against person impersonating as Venkaiah Naidu, sending WhatsApp messages


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M Venkaiah Naidu adjourns Rajya Sabha without closing remark


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Rajya Sabha fails to equal record of witnessing 13 full sittings without forced disruptions

Sources said the run of 12 consecutive full sittings of the Upper House of Parliament without forced adjournments due to disruptions was interrupted on Tuesday when the House was adjourned by chairman..
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What’s wrong with saffron education, asks VP, pans ‘Macaulay system’

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu called for Indians to “give up their colonial mindset” and instead “take pride in their own identity.” “Education in English-medium schools has given rise to a..
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Sikkim on two-day visit


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Karnataka Hijab Row: VP Venkaiah Naidu slams controversy, says 'students should be guided by uniform'

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has slammed the unnecessary controversy around the Karnataka hijab row, urging students to follow the uniform code.
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Basant Panchami 2022: President Kovind, PM Modi greet people on Saraswati Puja

President Ram Nath Kovind, VP Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
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Examining privilege motions on IT min over Pegasus: M Venkaiah Naidu


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Rajya Sabha productivity falls to 47.9%, Venkaiah Naidu calls for introspection

Naidu expressed his concern and unhappiness over the functioning of the House. In his brief valedictory remarks, Naidu urged the MPs to collectively reflect and individually introspect on the way the..
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Winter session: Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Chairman laments below potential functioning of House

Before adjourning Rajya Sabha sine die on Wednesday after it clocked a productivity of just 48% due to frequent disruptions over suspension of 12 members, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu urged all RS MPs to..
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President, PM, CJI attend wedding reception of VP M Venkaiah Naidu's granddaughter

The reception at the Upa Rashtrapati Nivas was hosted by the Vice President and his spouse, Usha Naidu, for their granddaughter Niharika whose marriage took place recently, a release said. Those who..
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Venkaiah Naidu disappointed over stalemate on suspension issue; calls for discipline, decorum in House


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Eradication of illiteracy should become a people's movement: VP

Pointing out that India still has the largest number of illiterate persons in the world, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the literacy drive should become a people's movement.
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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu calls for ‘objective’ re-evaluation of Indian history

At a time when demands are being raised from some quarters for changing the history books, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called for an “objective” re-evaluation of Indian history..
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75 years of Constituent Assembly’s first meeting: PM Modi urges youth to know more about it

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla have paid rich tributes to the leaders who were part of the Constituent Assembly which met for the first..
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'Nation has lost one of its bravest sons': President Kovind, VP M Venkaiah Naid, PM Modi condole General Rawat's demise

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders across the political spectrum condoled the demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and..
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President Kovind, PM Modi, parliamentarians pay tribute to BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 65th death anniversary which is observed as "Mahaparinirvan Diwas". Vice President M..
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Venkaiah Naidu says corruption eats into heart of democracy, calls for zero tolerance towards it


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Priyanka Chaturvedi resigns as anchor of Sansad TV show after suspension from Winter Session

In a letter to the chairman of the Upper House M Venkaiah Naidu, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said: "It is with great anguish but with a sense of responsibility and having thought through this, I..
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Venkaiah Naidu calls for debate on freebies; says Parliament must sit for 100 days in a year


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Naidu defends Rajya Sabha action, asks govt & opposition to resolve logjam

With the suspension of the 12 opposition members continuing to disrupt Rajya Sabha, chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the ruling and opposition benches to resolve the logjam, while..
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Disapproval of undemocratic conduct in House can't be decried as undemocratic: Venkaiah Naidu

Amid continued disruption in thVenkaiahe Rajya Sabha over the suspension of 12 MPs, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said "disapproval of undemocratic conduct in the House cannot be decried as..
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Parliament stalled as VP refuses to revoke suspension of 12 MPs

A confrontation over the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha opposition MPs ensured Parliament remained stalled on Tuesday with Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu refusing to reconsider his decision and..
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12 Rajya Sabha MPs suspended: 'No remorse expressed, no revocation,' Naidu says

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday declined to revoke the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs. He said that the concerned MPs have not expressed remorse for their actions, and have on the..
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Opt for ‘dialogue & debate’ rather than disruption: VP Venkaiah Naidu


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India needs no validation from external agencies on functioning of democracy: VP Naidu

New Delhi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the functioning of democracy in the country conforms to the constitutional principles of ensuring equal rights and justice for all citizens and..
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Constitution Day: Venkaiah Naidu laments steep fall in the productivity of Rajya Sabha

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed serious concern over the steady decline in the productivity of the Upper House. He asserted that with the Constitution of India requiring the country..
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu calls for making healthcare affordable & accessible to all

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday emphasised the need to ensure affordable and accessible healthcare for all and suggested that modern multi-specialty hospitals also start satellite centers..
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On national press day, netas call to curb fake news, sensationalism

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said the role of media in providing accurate news assumes more importance in the present climate of fake news. “Media must always uphold cardinal principles of..
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M Venkaiah Naidu’s grandchild vows to cut wedding expenses for a cause


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Rajinikanth honoured with Phalke award

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and honoured a galaxy of personalities related to cinema, including Dhanush,..
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Venkaiah Naidu to be on four-day visit to Goa from October 27


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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu extends greetings on Milad-un-Nabi


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China objects to VP Venkaiah Naidu's Arunachal visit, MEA rejects comments

VP Naidu had visited Arunachal on October 9 and said that the North-Eastern Region(NER) is now decisively breaking from its troubled past.
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China objects to Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's visit to Arunachal Pradesh


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People distressed by rising disruptions in Parliament, state legislatures: VP in Arunachal Pradesh

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday expressed concern over the "increasing distress among people" with the ways laws are being framed in the country amid rising disruptions in Parliament and..
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Union government focused on promoting all-round development of northeast region, says Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu


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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on birth anniversaries


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President Ram Nath Kovind turns 76; Vice-President, PM greet extend wishes

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished President Ram Nath Kovind good health and more years in service to the nation, as he turned 76 on Friday. Defence minister..
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Increasing public spending on health need of the hour: Venkaiah Naidu


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Rajya Sabha TMC MP Arpita Ghosh resigns

TMC MP Arpita Ghosh has resigned from the Rajya Sabha and her resignation has been accepted by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, a notification from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said on Wednesday. Her..
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VP Naidu, PM Modi, LS Speaker Birla launch Sansad TV

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha chairperson M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla jointly launched Sansad TV on Wednesday.Sansad TV is a merger of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV..
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PM to launch Sansad TV on Sep 15 along with LS Speaker and RS Chairman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Sansad TV on September 15 along with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
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Venkaiah Naidu urges Centre, state govts to opt for solar power for buildings


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Editor and ex-MP Chandan Mitra passes away

Mitra, whose journalistic career included a stint in The Times of India as senior editor in the 1980s, is survived by his wife Shobori Ganguly and two sons. Tributes were offered by Prime Minister..
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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla urges MPs to maintain decency in House

A day after Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, gave a call for a “people’s movement” to influence the conduct of 5,000 MPs, MLAs and MLCs in the..
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Venkaiah Naidu urges ‘people’s movement’ to check disruption of Houses by elected representatives

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for a “people’s movement” to influence the conduct of 5,000 MPs, MLAs and MLCs in the law-making bodies for making a difference from the present...
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Pranab Mukherjee a pathfinder in troubled situations, says Venkaiah Naidu


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