Vice President

Jagdeep Dhankhar raps judiciary again, slams ‘one-upmanship’

In one of his strongest remarks against the judiciary, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday slammed the “one-upmanship and public posturing” of judges.

published on : 12th January 2023

Debates, deficits & 4.88 crore pending court cases

The stage seems set for another round of contestations between the government and the judiciary.

published on : 11th December 2022

Startled there was no whisper in Parliament after SC struck down NJAC Act: Dhankhar

The NJAC Act, which sought to overturn the collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges, was struck down by the top court which described it as unconstitutional.

published on : 3rd December 2022

Shilp Guru, nat’l awards for 15 artisans from Odisha

Of the 30 Shilp Gurus from across the country who were selected for the honour for three years, two master craftspersons are from Odisha.

published on : 29th November 2022

US and allies vow pressure on North Korea after new missile launch

Hours after North Korea fired a missile that Japan said was capable of striking the US mainland, Harris met the leaders of close US partners on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Bangkok.

published on : 19th November 2022

Any expansion, particularly of geographical boundaries, involves human rights violation: VP Dhankhar

In his address at the foundation day event of the National Human Rights Commission here, he said Indian ethos is such that the country's concern is not limited to itself but cares for the world.

published on : 12th October 2022

CBI quizzes BJP national vice president AP Abdullakutty in connection with a rape complaint

The CBI sleuths questioned Abdullakutty at the central agencies' office in Thiruvananthapuram for about three hours.

published on : 20th September 2022

Man arrested for attempted shooting of Argentine VP Kirchner

Footage of the incident showed the man pointing a handgun at close range at Kirchner, who was the country's leader from 2007 to 2015 and is now facing corruption charges.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Jagdeep Dhankhar sworn in as 14th Vice President of India 

BJP president J P Nadda described Dhankhar as a first-generation lawyer fully equipped in administrative capacity.

published on : 11th August 2022

Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar visits Raj Ghat ahead of swearing in 

Dhankar's oath ceremony will take place at 12.30 pm in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

published on : 11th August 2022

Witty one-liners of Venkaiah Naidu are famous: PM Modi says in farewell speech to Vice President

Narendra Modi on Monday said that the outgoing Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu's term in office may end but his experience will continue to guide the nation for years to come.

published on : 8th August 2022

Jagdeep Dhankhar defeats Margaret Alva by 346 votes, becomes India's new Vice President

Defeats Margaret Alva by 346 votes; two TMC MPs defy party decision to abstain, cast vote

published on : 7th August 2022

Jagdeep Dhankhar elected India's 14th Vice President

The Former West Bengal Governor secured 528 votes while Opposition pick Margaret Alva who got 182 votes has lost.

published on : 6th August 2022

Margaret Alva vs Jagdeep Dhankhar: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in vice presidential poll; over 50 MPs skip

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed support to stand up and cast his vote. CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader.

published on : 6th August 2022

Vice presidential polls on Saturday; AAP, TRS to support Alva as numbers stacked in favour of NDA's Dhankhar

The 80-year-old Alva is a Congress veteran and has served as governor of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, while the 71-year-old Dhankhar is a Jat leader from Rajasthan with socialist background.

published on : 5th August 2022

V-P polls: Mayawati sides with NDA, announces support to Dhankhar

In view of the 'larger public interest' and BSP’s own movement, the party has decided to extend its support to Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, the BSP chief said.

published on : 3rd August 2022

INTERVIEW | Parties which are openly supporting me being threatened: Margaret Alva

Veteran Congress leader and Opposition vice-presidential candidate Margaret Alva in conversation.

published on : 27th July 2022

Speed up Central projects in AP: Vice-President to officials

The Vice-President asked the ministries and departments to expedite the projects by addressing the issues, if any, including taking them up with the concerned departments of the State government.

published on : 27th July 2022

Enough time for Mamata Banerjee to change mind, says vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva

The veteran Congress leader, who has spent nearly 50 years in politics, said the differences in the Opposition bloc were "like a family quarrel" which would be resolved.

published on : 24th July 2022

VP polls: TMC's decision to abstain from voting disappointing, says Alva; not against her: Trinamool

Trinamool Congress said it has taken a 'principled strand' of abstaining to protest against the way her name was 'unilaterally' decided by other opposition parties.

published on : 23rd July 2022
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