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23-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Education neglected by all Muslim segments : Hamid Ansari

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said among the identified issues faced by the Muslim community, education has been the most important one and is neglected by all the segments of the community."We have identified the issues (faced by the Muslims)...

25-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Need to ask if our freedom is in peril : Hamid Ansari

Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said that a question was staring at all of us if the open society "we used to take pride in" was facing a serious existential threat amid "voices of sanity" being silenced."Mourning is just not enough. We should...

15-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Gau Rakshaks not listening to Modi is a matter of concern : Hamid Ansari

There has been a rise of vigilantism in the country and if "gau rakshaks" (cow vigilantes) are not listening to even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then it is a matter of concern, says former Vice President Hamid Ansari."Modi is a strong leader. He is the unquestioned...

21-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Poetry is thoughts that come from above : Hamid Ansari

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that the poetry of thoughts that come from above. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the book ‘Isthmus of Time’ authored by Shri Anshuman Gaur and published by Milap Publications, here...

12-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Free, responsible media can hold power to account : Hamid Ansari

Amid raging debate over the role of the press and its freedom in the country, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said only a "free and responsible" media could hold power to account in this age of "post-truths" and "alternative facts".Addressing the re-launch...

19-May-2017 New Delhi

Arbitration an efficient alternative to litigation : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said arbitration had emerged as an efficient alternative to litigation which saves both the court's and the litigants' time.Speaking at the inaugural session of a two-day conference on 'Dispute Management in Infrastructure...

28-Apr-2017 Warsaw

Had a very productive visit to Poland : Hamid Ansari

Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, who concluded his three-day state visit to Poland on Thursday, said it was "very productive" and signalled a new stage in bilateral ties.Addressing the Indian community and Friends of India, Ansari said: "If I say my visit...

28-Apr-2017 Warsaw

Democratic means only way to solve world problems : Hamid Ansari

India's visiting Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Friday said peaceful, democratic means are the only way to resolve global problems."India sees democratic and peaceful means not only as means to resolve differences within countries, but also supports democratisation...

26-Apr-2017 Yerevan

Future technologies will reshape geopolitics : Hamid Ansari

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said upcoming technologies like manufacturing of robotics and improved cost-efficiency in renewable energy will reshape geopolitics."Every two years, for example, solar installation rates are doubling, and photovoltaic-module...

25-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India, Armenia sign 3 agreements

India and Armenia on Tuesday signed three agreements after Vice President Hamid Ansari held a bilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Yerevan."Vice President reviews entire gamut of bilateral relationship with Prime Minister of Armenia;...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull calls on Hamid Ansari

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Vice President Hamid Ansari at the latter's residence here on Monday."PM @TurnbullMalcolm held talks with Vice President Hamid Ansari in New Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay...

25-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Need to defend universities as free spaces : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that there is an urgent need to defend the intellectual freedom of the Indian universities, according to an official statement."In a period of rampant distrust of matters intellectual, there is an imperative need...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Culture shapes how we see the world : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said culture can be an important element in dealing with the issues confronting humanity and can change the attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development."A global crisis faces humanity, marked by increasing...

14-Mar-2017 Hamid Ansari

War on terror has led to killing of innocents : Hamid Ansari

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that what is needed to curb and eliminate the scourge of terrorism is for the countries in the region to unite and fight it in all its forms and manifestations. States sponsoring terrorism must be...

21-Feb-2017 Kigali

India a strong development partner of Rwanda : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said India was Rwanda's strong development partner."We in India see ourselves as a strong development partner to Rwanda. We are already cooperating in sectors such as solar electrification, food processing, skill development...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

State, society insecure in India: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said the State is responding in insurgency-affected areas by greater militarisation and both the State and society were insecure as a result."In the disturbed and insurgency-infested areas, people feel insecure both...

20-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Hamid Ansari calls for fearless journalism

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday said the media must stand up to fear, seek information and speak out."It must not hesitate to tell the powers their errors in commission and omission. It is a fundamental function of the media and a basic requirement...

28-Dec-2016 Mumbai

Explore alternatives as SAARC discouraging : Hamid Ansari

Observing that the experience of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) comprising eight countries in the region has not been "encouraging", Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday urged the need for exploring an alternate strategy.He said...

24-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Yashwant Sinha led delegation meets President and Vice President

In an effort to highlight the current Kashmir situation, Yashwant Sinha led delegation has met President and Vice President of India Mr Pranab Mukerji and Hamid Ansari in New Delhi on Friday. Divulging information about these meetings, former bureaucrat...

17-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Hamid Ansari calls on Tajik President Emomali Rahmon

Vice President Hamid Ansari called on visiting Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon here on Saturday."Vice President Hamid Ansari calls on President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha adjourned after washout session, Hamid Ansari upset

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday after working for only 22 hours during the entire winter session that was marred by repeated disruptions.Vice President Hamid Ansari, the Chairman of the upper house, voiced anguish over the washout sessions."Continuous...

16-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die, Hamid Ansari unhappy over bedlam

The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned sine die after an emotional speech by Chairman Hamid Ansari, who voiced anguish over disruptions of the house during the entire winter session."The 241st session that commenced on November 16 comes to a close today,"...

11-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi releases book on Rashtrapati Bhavan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released "Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj" and presented the first copy of the book to President Pranab Mukherjee.Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes to Mukherjee who on the day...

10-Dec-2016 Rourkela (Odisha)

Hamid Ansari inaugurates Biju Patnaik rural hockey meet

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday inaugurated the Biju Patnaik Rural Hockey Tournament which will see over 1400 teams from Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh competing for the title from December 16 to March 17.Inaugurating the event, organised by former...

15-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Scientific research in universities a neglected area: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said development of scientific and technological research in the universities has remained neglected in our policies.Ansari said: "One crucial area has remained neglected while formulating our science and technological...

05-Nov-2016 Noida

Future growth of IT is in innovation: Hamid Ansari

The future growth of the Indian IT industry lies in innovation, creating more futuristic business scenarios and engineering digital disruption, Vice President Hamid Ansari said here on Saturday."The future growth of our IT companies will, thus, be in being...

26-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Libraries provide free access to information: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said libraries still continued to play a central role in providing open and free access to information and ideas despite the explosion of information now being produced in digital form.Ansari was speaking after inaugurating...

20-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Hungary, Algeria visit was to revive ties : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said his just-concluded visits to Hungary and Algeria were aimed at reconnecting India's old ties with the two countries.During his visit, he had a wide range of discussions with the respective leadership in...

17-Oct-2016 Budapest

Public dissatisfaction breeds cynicism with democracy: Hamid Ansari

Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Monday said that while the public participation in the electoral exercise has improved in India, public dissatisfaction with the functioning of elected bodies is breeding "cynicism"."Record shows that while the public participation...

04-Oct-2016 Pune (Maharashtra)

Water availability to be main planning focus in future : Hamid Ansari

Vice-President M. Hamid Ansari has said the issue of water availability in India could become a central question before national planning agencies in the future with the impact of global climate changes.He urged the Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS)...

03-Oct-2016 Kolkata

Voter participation up, legislatures' functioning down : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said it is paradoxical that while registered voters' participation in elections had steadily increased, the actual functioning of the legislatures had declined."Today, we are confronted by a paradox. While the registered...

01-Oct-2016 New Delhi

OIC has 'lost relevance' : Hamid Ansari

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said the consensus based approach in decision making has rendered the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) "ineffective" and as a result the group has "lost its relevance".Returning from a five-day visit to Mali...

29-Sep-2016 Lagos (Nigeria)

India-Africa partnership mutually beneficial: Hamid Ansari

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday said a shared struggle against colonial rule provides the foundations of India-Africa partnership and "mutually beneficial engagement" will take the relationship to a "strategic level".Addressing students and...

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