Venkaiah Naidu: News

20 Sep 2023

Telugu Films

Venkaiah Naidu unveils Akkineni Nageswara Rao's statue; watch video

Akkineni Nageswara Rao is considered a pillar of Telugu films. The legendary actor had a career spanning over 75 years and was widely regarded as ANR.

It's Dhankhar vs Alva in vice presidential election today

India will elect its new vice president (VP) on Saturday, more than a week after Droupadi Murmu became the country's first tribal woman president.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The significance and powers of vice president of India

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has nominated West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar as its candidate for the August 6 vice presidential election.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's term will end on August 10 and according to the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy must be completed before the expiration of the term.

29 Jun 2022


Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

23 Jan 2022


COVID-19: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive; goes into isolation

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has tested positive for COVID-19, a statement from his office said on Sunday.

22 Dec 2021

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned; early end for Winter Session

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned sine die (indefinitely) on Wednesday a day ahead of schedule.

30 Nov 2021


Parliament: Suspension of MPs won't be revoked, says Venkaiah Naidu

The controversial suspension of a dozen Members of Parliament will not be withdrawn, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.

15 Nov 2021

Government of India

PM Modi divides Ministers into 8 groups to improve governance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has divided the 77 Union Ministers into eight groups with an aim to improve overall governance.

02 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi

Former Rajya Sabha MP, veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passes away

Former BJP MP and veteran journalist Chandan Mitra passed away, his son Kushan Mitra said on Thursday.

24 Aug 2021


Why pizza, burger when we have Ragi Mudde?: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged people to avoid junk food and follow traditional Indian food, for maintaining good health.

11 Aug 2021


Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Expressing deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing on the table in the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said he couldn't sleep because of the sacrilege in the "temple of democracy."

03 Apr 2021


Learn from tribal communities to keep COVID-19 at bay: Naidu

The tribal population in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic and their unique customary practices and traditions have helped them keep the infection at bay, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday while citing a study.

12 Jan 2021

Narendra Modi

Indians would prefer local travel in post-pandemic phase: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the country's tourism sector will get a boost in the post-pandemic phase as most of the Indians would prefer to "travel local."

29 Sep 2020

Union Health Ministry

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been found positive for the novel coronavirus during a routine test for the viral disease.

21 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

Eight Rajya Sabha MPs suspended; resolution against Deputy Chairman junked

After trying to stall the passage of two out of the three Agriculture Bills in the Rajya Sabha on Sunday, the opposition moved an unprecedented resolution, seeking the removal of Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh.

19 Sep 2020

Lok Sabha

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.

20 Nov 2019

Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut slams change in Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha seating

Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut has claimed that the party's seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha has been changed to "suppress their voice."

19 Nov 2019

Jairam Ramesh

Venkaiah Naidu orders review of Rajya Sabha marshals' military-style uniform

On Tuesday, Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu ordered a review of the new uniform for marshals in the Upper House.

17 Sep 2019

Karan Johar

#HappyBirthdayPMModi: BJP, opposition leaders wish him health and happiness

On his 69th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from his fans and critics alike.

14 Apr 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

09 Mar 2019

Costa Rica

VP Naidu meets Costa Rica President, discusses issues including terrorism

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has met President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada and held "fruitful" discussions on a range of issues, including cross border terrorism, and new areas of collaboration that hold potential to boost the bilateral ties.

20 Feb 2019

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra: Naidu lays foundation stone for Renigunta airport runway expansion

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stone for the extension of Renigunta airport runway in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, today.

25 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Vajpayee's memorial, Sadaiv Atal, inaugurated on his 94th birth anniversary

Sadaiv Atal, a memorial of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was dedicated to the nation today on his 94th birth anniversary.

RS adjourned for the day after ruckus over Rafale, Cauvery

The proceedings in Rajya Sabha were disrupted for the fifth consecutive day today over the Rafale jet deal and Cauvery issues, leading to adjournment of the House for the day.

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

26 Nov 2018


Chief Minister Amarinder flays Pakistan over terror attacks in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh today hit out at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, blaming him for terror activities in the state and killings of Indian soldiers at the border.

03 Nov 2018


Vice President Venkaiah Naidu meets Indian community in Zimbabwe

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, on his second leg of three-nation Africa visit, addressed the local Indian community in Zimbabwe today.

28 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Here's how our PM, President, Vice-President condoled Khurana's death

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among those who expressed grief on the demise of former Delhi Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana.

13 Oct 2018


Vice President Naidu releases biography of late engineer Anumolu Ramakrishna

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu yesterday released a biography of late Anumolu Ramakrishna, a pioneer in the application of innovative systems and construction techniques in the Indian construction sector.

Vice President Naidu meets ailing CM Parrikar at Delhi's AIIMS

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday met ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at Delhi's AIIMS to inquire about his health.

25 Sep 2018


Vice President Naidu, PM Modi pay tributes to Deendayal Upadhyaya

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deendayal Upadhyaya on his 102nd birth anniversary and recalled his efforts to uplift the weaker sections of the society.

17 Sep 2018


Naidu addresses Indians in Malta, hails contribution in bilateral ties

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu yesterday interacted with the Indian diaspora in Malta and hailed their contribution in strengthening India's relations with the Southern European island country.

16 Sep 2018


Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invoked India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his address to the Serbian Parliament as he underlined the need to strengthen democratic policies by internalizing the concepts of freedom, dialogue, inclusion and the rule of law.

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

10 Sep 2018


People trying to make the word Hindu 'untouchable': Venkaiah Naidu

Some people are trying to make the word Hindu "untouchable" and "intolerable", Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Sunday as he stressed on the need for preserving the true values of Hinduism to alter "ill-informed" opinions and attitudes.

09 Sep 2018


Entire world's economy is slowing down, India's is growing: Naidu

India has made tremendous progress under PM Modi in last four years and the entire world is now looking towards the country, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu told a gathering of Telugu Americans in Chicago.

04 Sep 2018


US: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to commemorate Vivekananda's Chicago speech

In his first visit to the US as Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu will address people of Indian origin in Chicago at an event to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's speech at the Parliament of Religions in 1893.

02 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Discipline is branded 'autocracy' these days, says PM Modi

Praising Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's disciplinarian nature, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said these days discipline is branded as autocracy in the country.

10 Aug 2018

Shashi Tharoor

Modi's remark on Congress's Hariprasad deleted by Rajya Sabha chairman

In an embarrassment to the ruling NDA, Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expunged (deleted from records) PM Modi's remarks which he made on Thursday in the Upper House.

31 Jul 2018

West Bengal

A chest-thumping Amit Shah says no-one dared to implement NRC

BJP President Amit Shah spoke on the Assam NRC issue in the Rajya Sabha today and said only this government had the courage to implement it.

24 Jul 2018


Monkey menace at Vice President's House, Naidu seeks solutions

Monkey menace has now struck the official residence of the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

19 Jul 2018


It's never too late! Rajya Sabha is finally Wi-Fi enabled

The Rajya Sabha is now Wi-Fi enabled, offering lawmakers of the Upper House access to the Internet for browsing government and Parliament websites.

18 Jul 2018

Amit Shah

Rajya Sabha welcomes seven new members this Monsoon Session

RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra were among the seven new members of Rajya Sabha who took the oath of office today.

07 Jul 2018


Need to encourage voluntary eye donation: Vice President Naidu

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to encourage voluntary eye donation and said this "sublime ethos" must be inculcated among children in schools.

Modi attacks Congress over Impeachment motion against CJI

In a first-ever attack on Congress over Impeachment motion against CJI, PM Modi today said that it was their way to intimidate judiciary.

21 Jun 2018


Need to include yoga in school-curriculum to create healthy-nation: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum to 'create a healthy nation'.

20 Jun 2018


Two-day conference on agriculture to be inaugurated by Vice-President Naidu

Agriculture experts and economists will deliberate upon creating an enabling policy framework, agricultural trade policy, transfer of technology from labs to land, and agricultural credit and insurance at a two-day conference in Pune tomorrow that will be inaugurated by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

28 May 2018


Cure diabetes, prevent malaria, chikungunya: VP Naidu to IIIM scientists

Applauding the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) in Jammu for supporting the drug regulatory system of India, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today asked IIIM scientists to develop drugs to cure diabetes and prevent diseases like malaria, chikungunya, and dengue.

23 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Former minister Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son dies of heart attack

In an unexpected incident, the only son of BJP leader and former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya died of a massive heart attack late at night yesterday.

Congress ends war for CJI's impeachment, will drop matter legally

The Congress has dropped its plans to legally pursue the impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, with two of its MPs withdrawing their petition in the SC.

SC dismisses Congress petition related to impeachment of Chief Justice

A five-judge bench, excluding the top five judges of the SC, has dismissed a petition by the Congress challenging Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu's rejection of its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Congress reaches SC, demanding re-look into CJI impeachment motion

The Congress seems determined to take its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra to its logical conclusion.

23 Apr 2018


Subramanian Swamy hails VP Naidu's decision to reject CJI impeachment-notice

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today hailed Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's decision of rejecting the impeachment notice moved by the Congress and seven other opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

23 Apr 2018

Samajwadi Party

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu rejects opposition's impeachment motion against CJI

In a significant but not entirely unexpected blow to the opposition, Vice President and Rajya Sabha (RS) Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected its impeachment motion against Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Congress to move Supreme Court if CJI's impeachment-notice is rejected

As the Congress awaits the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on an impeachment notice moved by it and other parties against CJI Dipak Misra, it is considering moving the Supreme Court if the petition is rejected, party leaders said.

21 Apr 2018

Dipak Misra

Vice President mulling over Opposition notice to impeach CJI

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is in the process of closely scrutinizing the notice submitted by Opposition members on Friday demanding Chief Justice Dipak Misra's impeachment.

04 Apr 2018

Andhra Pradesh

You're testing the patience of country, angry Naidu tells MPs

Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu fumed at MPs for disrupting the Parliament and reminded them the country is agitated. The house was adjourned till 2 PM.