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 2021India
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 2021India
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 2020India
India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.
26 Mar 2020India
The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.
29 Dec 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2019India
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 2018India
After four hours of heated debate, the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
04 Dec 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today pitched for a resolution of the contentious Ram temple issue at the earliest.
23 Oct 2018Mumbai
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 2018Politics
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018Politics
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 2018India
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 2018Politics
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 2018Politics
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 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018Politics
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 2018Politics
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 2017India
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 2017India
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.
03 Sep 2017Politics
In its third cabinet reshuffle, the Modi government has inducted nine new faces and promoted four Ministers of State to cabinet rank.
03 Sep 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017Politics
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 2017India
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.