Articles about Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and Minister for Minority Affairs in the Government of India. He did his BA and LLB from the University of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He worked as a young activist in 1975 during the Emergency and was detained at Allahabad’s Naini Central Jail. In 1980, Naqvi unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections and the UP Legislative Assembly elections as a member of the Janata Party (Secular). He later joined the BJP. In the 1998 Lok Sabha elections, Naqvi won from UP’s Rampur constituency, defeating Begum Noor Bano of the Indian National Congress (INC). He became the Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2010 from UP. In 2014, Naqvi became MoS in the Ministry of Minority Affairs under Minister Najma Heptulla in the NDA Government. He also served as the MoS for Parliamentary Affairs from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha and took over as the Minority Affairs Minister.
24 Aug 2021
Urdu poetry symposium to be held on August 28: Naqvi
The Ministry of Minority Affairs will hold an Urdu poetry symposium on August 28 as part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to mark 75 years of Independence, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
10 Jun 2021
Centre to launch nationwide campaign to counter vaccination drive rumors
A nationwide campaign will be launched by social and educational institutions to curb rumors and apprehensions spread by nefarious and vested interests about the world's largest anti-coronavirus vaccination drive being conducted in India, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in Mumbai on Thursday.
23 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated
India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
26 Mar 2020
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
29 Dec 2019
Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action
A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.
21 Dec 2019
No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue
The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.
02 Dec 2019
Ayodhya verdict: Muslim body files review petition in Supreme Court
On Monday, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind filed a review plea in the Supreme Court against its verdict in the historic Ayodhya land dispute case. This is the first review petition since the SC order, in the matter.
07 Nov 2019
On Ayodhya, don't make unnecessary comments, Modi tells BJP ministers
No matter what the outcome of sensitive Ayodhya case is, you shall not make unnecessary comments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told BJP ministers on Wednesday.
25 Mar 2019
Congress wants 'contract PM' who can be 'remote controlled': Naqvi
Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today claimed that the Congress wants a "contract prime minister" who can be "remote controlled", but the country wants a "perfect" prime minister like Narendra Modi.
17 Mar 2019
Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah, President Kovind remember Manohar Parrikar
Goa Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Manohar Parrikar passed away on Sunday, after battling pancreatic cancer for months. His health deteriorated on Saturday and CMO said doctors were "trying their best" to save him.
05 Jan 2019
In new video, Naseeruddin Shah says dissenting voices being silenced
Amnesty India released a video on Friday featuring veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah where he spoke about constitutional rights of Indians and claimed there was a crackdown on dissenting voices.
27 Dec 2018
245-yes, 11-noes: Triple Talaq Bill passed in Lok Sabha
After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
04 Dec 2018
Naqvi calls Bulandshahr violence 'inhuman,' urges people to remain united
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today termed the mob violence in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh over 'illegal' cow slaughter 'inhuman' and said stern action should be initiated against those responsible.
29 Nov 2018
Sidhu's photo with pro-Khalistan activist sparks new controversy
Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been facing criticism for his visit to Pakistan for the ground-breaking foundation stone laying ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor, has landed himself in yet another controversy.
11 Nov 2018
Ram-temple issue should be resolved at earliest: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today pitched for a resolution of the contentious Ram temple issue at the earliest.
23 Oct 2018
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: 'Mushaira' to be held in Mumbai
A "Mushaira" based on the theme of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings will be held in Mumbai on Friday as part of a series of such Urdu poetry symposiums being organized by the Ministry of Minority Affairs to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.
20 Sep 2018
Rahul is a pirated laptop of verbosity: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Addressing the BJP Jharkhand unit office, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday likened the Congress President Rahul Gandhi to a pirated laptop having only "fake and fraud words".
17 Sep 2018
#ModiBirthday: 568kg ladoo unveiled on PM Modi's birthday
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and his cabinet colleague Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi unveiled a 568kg ladoo on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 68th birthday today.
10 Sep 2018
BJP calls Bharat Bandh an attempt to spread rumor, confusion
BJP today dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumor and confusion among the masses and said people will puncture the grand alliance balloon.
21 Jul 2018
Bareilly NGO head announces rewards for stoning triple talaq activists
The head of a Bareilly NGO yesterday allegedly announced cash rewards for anyone who stones and shaves the heads of two women who led campaigns against triple talaq.
14 Jul 2018
Haj 2018: First batch of pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims today. He said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage have been completed.
25 Jun 2018
Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections
Shia community under the banner of RSS (Rashtriya Shia Samaj) has decided to support Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
21 Jun 2018
#InternationalYogaDay: PM Modi addresses Dehradun, ITBP performs Yoga at 18,000ft
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a gathering of around 50,000 people at Dehradun's Forest Research Institute to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day.
17 Jun 2018
Muslim-minds poisoned for 70-years, hard-work needed to gain trust: Naqvi
Union Minister for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government has to do a lot for winning Muslims as their mind has been corrupted for the last 70 years.
03 Jun 2018
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minorities in India are the safest worldwide
Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, while speaking at the BJP's 'Transforming India' initiative in Goa, said that minorities in India are safer here than in any other democratic country.
22 May 2018
Citing threat to secularism, Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to fast
The Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto, sparked a controversy by releasing a circular asking Christians to offer prayers and observe a fast every Friday, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
27 Mar 2018
Malviya's tweet based on news channel report: BJP to EC
The BJP today told the Election Commission that its IT cell chief Amit Malviya's tweet on the Karnataka Assembly election dates before the poll panel's announcement was based on a news channel's report.
16 Mar 2018
Congress, Trinamool support TDP's no-confidence motion against Modi government
After the TDP decided to quit the NDA earlier today, it is now moving a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
15 Feb 2018
BJP promises free Jerusalem-trips for Christians, if voted to power
A month after the Modi government withdrew subsidies for Haj pilgrimages, the BJP is now offering Christians free pilgrimages to Jerusalem if elected to power in Nagaland.
10 Oct 2017
Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric
In an outrageous statement, Muslim clerics body Jamiat Ulama's Secretary, Gulzar Azmi, mocked gender equality saying, "If you want equality, why don't men and women carry pregnancy for 4.5 months each?"
17 Sep 2017
BJP leader's sister, an anti-triple talaq activist, receives death threats
Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's sister was waylaid and given death threats by three men in the city of Bareilly in UP.
04 Sep 2017
India Inc praises latest cabinet reshuffle
The Indian industry praised Modi for the latest cabinet reshuffle and said that it was "carefully strategized" to give a fresh boost to the process of India's development.
03 Sep 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Interesting facts about the new ministers
In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.
03 Sep 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman new defense minister, Goyal gets Railways
After the Narendra Modi government's third cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman has become the new defense minister, the first woman to hold the portfolio after Indira Gandhi.
07 Aug 2017
Gujarat Congress exodus: 44 MLAs brought back into the state
A day ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat, the 44 Congress MLAs who were being hosted at a Bengaluru resort since some days flew back into the state.
04 Aug 2017
Rs. 11cr seized in I-T raids at Karnataka minister's premises
The I-T department has till now seized over Rs. 11cr in the ongoing raids at premises belonging to Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar and his associates in different cities, including Delhi, Bengaluru and Mysuru.
02 Aug 2017
Gujarat politics: I-T raids Bengaluru resort where Congress MLAs housed
I-T raided Bengaluru's Eagleton Golf Resort this morning, where Congress is housing about 40 of its Gujarat MLAs whom it flew out amid an exodus.
31 Jul 2017
BJP offering us Rs. 15cr, assembly tickets: Gujarat Congress MLA
Forty-two Gujarat Congress MLAs being housed at a resort till the Rajya Sabha polls have denied they were being held "in semi-captivity" against their wishes.
29 Jul 2017
Gujarat: Amid exodus, Congress flies out MLAs to Bengaluru
The Gujarat Congress has gone into damage control mode after six of its MLAs resigned in two days ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.
13 Apr 2017
Sambhal: Editor-in-chief of news channel arrested for spreading communal tension
Editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Sudarshan, Suresh Chavanke, was arrested on charges of inciting communal tension and hurting religious sentiments in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh.