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  • Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu

    Neither I nor PM Modi went to convent, it made no difference: M Venkaiah Naidu

    Mumbai: Seeking to debunk the perception that English-medium education is indispensable, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday that neither he nor Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “convent” schooling. Naidu, who often speaks about the need to preserve regional languages, said that one’s mother tongue is like the eyes whereas other languages are like spectacles.

  • Revamp higher education to meet contemporary needs: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

    Panaji: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday called for revamping higher education to bring it in tune with the contemporary needs and said the “undesirable trend” of lakhs of engineering students graduating in India without basic employable skills must stop. He said education is not only for employment, but also meant to empower students  and help them become global citizens.

  • Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu

    M Venkaiah Naidu: Hindi a symbol of socio-political, linguistic unity of India   

    New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday termed Hindi as the symbol of socio-political and linguistic unity of the country and pitched for the translation of literature of regional languages into it. Addressing an event organized on the occasion of ‘Hindi Divas’, Naidu said Hindi was the main communication language among the freedom fighters of the country and it was spoken and understood by most of the people in the country.

  • ‘Objectionable’ comments made by PM Narendra Modi on BK Hariprasad in Parliament expunged

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today expunged certain remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House that were found to be “objectionable”. The remarks made by the prime minister while referring to the opposition’s candidate B K Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman were expunged after some members made a demand in this regard, according to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

  • Congress for protecting dignity and independence of courts: Kapil Sibal

    New Delhi: The Congress today questioned the setting up of a five-judge bench to hear a petition challenging rejection of the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and dismissed allegations that the plea, filed by two party MPs, was “political”.

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu reaches Guatemala

    Guatemala City: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday reached Guatemala as part of his three-nation visit to Latin America. The Vice President was received by the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Sandra Jovel and the Ambassador of India to Guatemala Sajeev Babu Kurup at the airport.

  • States contributing to forest conservation must be given incentives says VP Venkaiah Naidu

    Dehradun: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the states that contribute to forest conservation must be given incentives. “Giving incentives to the states will encourage them to expand the green cover further,” Naidu said while addressing at Indira Gandhi National Forestry Academy in Dehradun.

  • Impeachment motion was bound to fail, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also leader of House in the Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday justified the rejection of the Opposition’s impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, saying “it was filed on untenable grounds for collateral purpose to intimidate the Chief Justice of India and other judges of the highest judiciary.”

  • Arun Jaitley

    Impeachment motion filed on untenable grounds to intimidate judges: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today that the rejected Congress-led impeachment motion against CJI was filed on untenable grounds to intimidate the Chief Justice of India and other judges of the highest judiciary. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday rejected the impeachment notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress against CJI Dipak Misra, saying it lacked substantial merit and the allegations were neither “tenable nor admissible”.

  • Unruffled Chief Justice presides over Court no 1

    Monday’s proceedings started 13 to 14 minutes late instead of the normal 10.30 a.m. The electronic display board showed that none of the court had assembled, giving rise to speculation in the Chief Justice’s court which was packed to capacity.

  • Soli Sorabjee, CJI, India, Chief Justice of India, CJI Impeachment Motin, Venkaiah Naidu

    CJI Impeachment Motion: Venkaiah Naidu has rightly applied his mind, says jurist Soli Sorabjee

    New Delhi: Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee today welcomed Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision to reject the impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra, saying he has “rightly applied his mind”. Sorabjee said the vice president has found no merit in the notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress for impeachment and has consulted legal experts before arriving at

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