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12-Nov-2018 Bengaluru

Ananth Kumar helped build BJP in Karnataka

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar, who died on Monday, was widely regarded as an able political organiser who helped build the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka to expand the party's reach in the country's south.Along with the...

12-Nov-2018 Bengaluru

Ananth Kumar dead, 3-day mourning in Karnataka

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar died on Monday at a private hospital here due to multiple organ failure, a BJP spokesman said. He was 59."Kumar passed away at around 3 a.m. at Shankara Cancer Hospital three weeks after he was admitted...

10-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi thwarted passage of triple talaq bill : Ananth Kumar

After the triple talaq bill could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, the government blamed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for thwarting passage of the bill, while the Congress accused it of playing politics on every issue.Attacking the government,...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress has become marginal party : Ananth Kumar

Terming Congress a "marginal party", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday said that its actions in the two houses during the budget session did not follow parliamentary logic.Addressing the media on Friday, Kumar blamed the Congress for the...

04-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Congress always ready to do politics in Ambedkar's name : Narendra Modi

Amid Dalit unrest in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress for always doing politics in the name of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar but ignoring his contributions.Speaking at a programme to mark the inauguration of a building...

19-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Speaker urges for setting up of NeVA at TAPOVAN

Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr. Rajeev Bindal alongwith Union Health Minister Shri J.P. Nadda met Shri Ananth Kumar Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs at New Delhi today. He requested for according sanction for establishing the National e-Vidhan Academy (NeVA)...

15-Feb-2018 Bengaluru

'Namocare' to make India largest drug maker : Ananth Kumar

The Central government's 'Ayushman Bharat' health insurance scheme, or 'Namocare' as it is popularly known, would make India the largest drug maker in the world, said Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday.Inaugurating the third...

27-Jan-2018 New Delhi

All-party meets called by Sumitra Mahajan, Ananth Kumar

Two all-party meetings will be held on Sunday, ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament which will start on Monday, government sources said.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar has called for an all-party meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and after that,...

09-Jan-2018

1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference held in New Delhi

Ananthkumar calls the Conference a mini World Parliament of People of Indian origin, an ideal platform for PIOs to partner in the development of India The 1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi here today....

07-Jan-2018 Bengaluru

Vote for BJP to develop Karnataka faster : Yogi Adityanath

Pitching for rule by the same party in the states as in the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday urged the electorate to vote for the BJP again in the ensuing Karnataka assembly elections to step up development in the state."Karnataka...

05-Jan-2018 New Delhi

With 22 bills passed, Winter Session 'successful': Ananth Kumar

Terming the Winter Session of Parliament "successsful", Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Friday said it saw the two Houses pass 22 bills in a session that had just 13 sittings.In a press conference after both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned...

05-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Congress doing injustice to Muslim women : Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary Affairs Ministers Ananth Kumar on Friday accused the Congress of doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the Triple Talaq Bill saying that they should learn from the past and let the legislation pass."They are not thinking about ensuring justice...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ananth Kumar accuses opposition of twisting Hegde's comment

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday accused the opposition Congress of twisting the statement of Minister of State Anant Kumar Hegde, who had said that the BJP government will "amend the Constitution".Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raised...

27-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ananth Kumar asks all parties to allow Triple Talaq Bill to pass

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday asked all opposition parties to help pass the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament on Wednesday."I appeal to all the opposition parties to help pass the bill on Triple Talaq in the Parliament unanimously,"...

21-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Congress has lost both plot and direction : Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday said the Congress has lost both its direction and plot, pointing out that while it was taking part in a debate on supplementary demands for grants in the Lok Sabha, in the Rajya Sabha, they obstructed cricketer...

14-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Ready to discuss all issues on floor of Parliament : Ananth Kumar

The government is ready to discuss all the issues, including those to be raised by the Opposition, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said here on Thursday, adding that he would request all the MPs to work "full time" to dispose of the business."The...

11-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi government justifies promulgating ordinances

The Narendra Modi government on Friday justified promulgation of ordinances, saying it was as per the Constitution written by founding fathers of Indian democracy.Asked if the government felt promulgating ordinances was right, Minister of State for Parliamentary...

18-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline to be completed by next year : Ananth Kumar

Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar on Sunday said laying of a natural gas pipeline from Kerala's Kochi to Mangaluru will be completed by next year."I have discussed with Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan the progress of...

15-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Congress lost credibility for its negative politics : Ananth Kumar

Accusing the Congress of fuelling the farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday said the party has lost its credibility due to its preoccupation with negative politics."The Congress has lost all its credibility...

27-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Joint Review Meeting for revival of Closed Fertilizer Plants held

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar presided over a Joint review meeting on revival plans for closed fertilizer projects under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers here today. The review was jointly held...

12-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Parliament adjourned sine die; Budget Session 'golden', says Centre

Parliament was on Wednesday adjourned sine die as the Budget Session (242nd Session) came to an end. While the Chairs of both houses expressed satisfaction over the amount of legislative business conducted, the government called it the most fruitful and golden...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

PM's 'raincoat' comment a satire on UPA: Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Thursday downplayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'raincoat' jibe at his predecessor Manmohan Singh, saying it was a "satire" on the working of the UPA government.Asked about the comment, which led to protests in both...

07-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Speaker lays foundation for housing project for MPs

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a project here for constructing 72 flats for members of Parliament.The flats, being constructed at the Bishamber Das Marg here, will have several green features, including solar power...

14-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Not a single notice from Rahul to speak in House : Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary Affairs Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar on Wednesday wondered how Rahul Gandhi can claim he is not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha when he has not submitted a single notice to the table office of the House."There is not a single notice in Rahul Gandhi's...

05-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Ananth Kumar urges opposition to allow demonetisation debate

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Monday appealed to opposition parties to allow the debate on demonetisation to take place after the Lok Sabha Speaker initiated it under Rule 193 in the lower House.On Monday, a notice for debate on demonetisation given...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

India achieves 4.2% growth in milk production : Radha Mohan Singh

India has achieved 4.2 per cent average growth in milk production, against the world average of 2.2 per cent, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday said.Milk production in India grew by 6.7 per cent in 2015-16, he added.Based...

11-Sep-2016 Bengaluru

BRICS Wellness Workshop and AROGYA fair inaugurated

Union Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and Union minister for Fertilisers and Chemicals and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar inaugurated the National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) in Bengaluru...

23-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Government planning to set up Indian Council for Fertilizers Research

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar has advocated a “3 A” approach towards fertilizers in the country, these being authenticity (Quality), availability and affordability. Inaugurating a Conference of Officers...

01-Aug-2016 New Delhi

GST bill to be taken up on Wednesday: Ananth Kumar

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said on Monday that the GST bill has been listed for discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and hoped it will be passed through consensus.The GST bill is listed for Wednesday. We hope it will be passed through consensus,...

26-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Government to promote organic fertilisers: Ananth Kumar

The central government on Tuesday said that more organic fertilisers will be encouraged in the agriculture sector even as the "neem coating" ensured that the urea meant for farmers is not diverted to the chemical industry."We will promote organic fertilisers...

23-Jul-2016 Bengaluru

Government aware of black money sources: Arun Jaitley

Reminding tax evaders of the Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS) to come clean and pay up by September 30, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was well aware of the sectors that generated black money."Everybody, including the tax department,...

22-Jul-2016 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Narendra Modi lays foundation of AIIMS, fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stones of an All India Medical Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and a fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur and said this would spur development in eastern Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a large gathering after...

22-Jul-2016 Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Holy men can make India modern: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said "sadhus and sants" (holy men) can play an important role in making India modern and prosperous.Modi made the remark after unveiling a statue of Mahant Avaidyanath, who was with the Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur."It's...

18-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Parties favour taking GST to 'logical conclusion': Ananth Kumar

All parties have made it clear that the long-pending GST Bill should be "taken to a logical conclusion" in the ongoing Monsoon Session and the government is keen to run "extra mile" to ensure its early passage by Rajya Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister...

17-Jul-2016 New Delhi

National interest should be kept above all, PM tells opposition

Stressing that national interest should be kept above all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation from opposition parties for smooth conduct of business during the monsoon session of parliament.At an all-party meeting called by Parliamentary...

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