Free Press Journal
  • Parliament must debate bank frauds issue: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said Parliament should function to debate serious issue of alleged PNB bank fraud by Nirav Modi and others that have damaged the image of the country and led people to question the entire banking system.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm amid protests

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 p.m., minutes after it met for the day, on Tuesday. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House after the opposition insisted on a discussion on the Rs 12,600 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam under Rule 168, which Naidu rejected.

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon as Andhra Pradesh MPs create ruckus

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were today adjourned till noon after members from Andhra Pradesh continued their protest demanding a special package for the state. No sooner had listed papers been laid on the table, KVPRamachandra Rao (Cong) walked into the Well of the Householding a banner that read: “Implement Special category status, Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, assurance was given byPM on 20.020.2014.”

  • Opposition leaders express regret to Venkaiah Naidu for boycotting Rajya Sabha proceedings

    New Delhi: The leaders of opposition parties, which had boycotted the Rajya Sabha proceedings yesterday, sought to leave the episode behind, saying they had the”highest respect” for the chairman, and expressed regret to him if he felt hurt, sources said. Some opposition parties, led by the Congress, had boycotted the post-lunch session yesterday, alleging that their voice was being “muzzled” and that they were not allowed to raise issues due to long

  • Opposition suspends House blockade after a truce initiative by Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: The Opposition leaders on Tuesday decided to suspend their blockade of Parliament for four days until Friday after a truce initiative by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The opposition has been forcing adjournment of the House since start of the winter session last Friday. There are eight more sittings after Friday — from December 27 to 29 and January 1 to 5 — that may be hit if they resume the

  • RBI should tell people about benefits of note ban: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should soon tell people about the benefits derived from demonetisation and the amount of black money deposited in the banks after the announcement was made to scrap high-value currency notes, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said today. He said the aim of demonetisation was to check corruption and get the entire money in circulation into the banking system, including the money

  • Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu undergoes angiography at AIIMS

    New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday underwent angiography procedure at the All India Institute of a Medical Sciences, according to a senior cardiologist at the hospital. Naidu was admitted to the hospital on Friday after his sugar and blood pressure were high along with he complained of some cardiac issues.

  • Gandhi Jayanti: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bhadur Shastri

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tribute to ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary at Rajghat. The Prime Minister also took to Twitter and said, “(I pay tribute to Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti) I bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world.” President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior

  • Cabinet Reshuffle: Country gets 2nd woman defence minister

    Chandigarh: Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed the Defence Minister and Piyush Goyal got charge of the railway ministry on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his team, bringing in nine new faces and changing some major portfolios to bring dynamism and efficiency in governance.

  • Venkaiah Naidu sworn-in as 13th Vice President of India

    New Delhi: M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as the new Vice President at a simple ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhawan’s Durbar Hall here.  President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to the former Bharatiya Janata Party leader in Hindi.

  • Successor Venkaiah Naidu hits back, says Ansari comment political agenda

    New Delhi: Hours before taking oath as Vice-President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday crossed sword with outgoing V-P Hamid Ansari, rejecting as “political propaganda” the view that there is a sense of security among the minorities. Though the 68-year old former Union minister did not name anybody, his attack was aimed at a television interview of Ansari telecast by the Rajya Sabha TV on Thursday.

  • View that minorities insecure a political propaganda, says Vice-President elect Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Vice President-elect M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected as “political propaganda” the view that there is a sense of insecurity among minorities in the country, apparently a rejoinder to outgoing Vice President Hamid Ansari. Though Naidu did not name anyone, his comments are seen as a response to Ansari’s remarks in a TV interview that there was unease and a sense of insecurity among Muslims in the country, and that “ambience

  • Hamid Ansari Farewell speech: Calling spade a spade or exaggerating facts?

    India’s 12th Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari completes his second term today. Hamid Ansari was elected in 2007 under the Congress led UPA and completed two terms as Vice-President and will be succeeded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s M Venkaiah Naidu. Naidu will become 13th Vice-President after defeating opposition’s nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi by a wide margin.