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Piyush Goyal


India hands over 10 broad gauge locomotives to Bangladesh

July 28, 2020 2:27 am

The locomotives were flagged off virtually by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and were received by Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen and Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan.

India, US are close to quick trade deal: Piyush Goyal

July 22, 2020 7:31 am

Goyal, meanwhile, reiterated his views that the two countries should also look at a preferential trade agreement consisting 50-100 goods and services in order to “kickstart” a trade partnership.

Piyush Goyal, Wilbur Ross discuss FTA prospects

July 17, 2020 12:20 am

Discussions were also held over concerns on the US “denying” India the opportunity to participate in supply contracts of US government agencies with respect to 24 Indian products.

Piyush Goyal seeks crowdsourcing of ideas to boost railways profitability

July 16, 2020 9:22 pm

Goyal said the Indian Railways has never stopped in the last 167 years, but it was stopped due to the pandemic. He also congratulated the staff for working as warriors in the current times.

‘TVs, ACs self-reliance focus areas in electronics’

July 15, 2020 5:57 am

"...I know for a fact that digital lenses are made in India which are being (exported) even to the United States ... But I don’t understand why we are still dependent on imported products for such very elementary stuff,” said Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

Piyush Goyal says 12 sectors with potential for import substitution or boosting exports identified

July 14, 2020 12:50 am

The government has identified 12 priority sectors with potential for import substitution and boosting exports, said Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal Monday.

Goyal asks hotel owners to be ‘Atmanirbhar’, refrain from importing furniture, tiles

July 14, 2020 1:57 am

Union Minister Piyush Goyal said he was building a hotel in Gandhinagar and going forward, he will adhere to the idea of a Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Indian Railways claims 100 per cent punctuality record for 'first time in history'

July 02, 2020 4:33 pm

Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal Thursday tweeted: "Trains in the Fast Lane: Enhancing services to unprecedented levels, Indian Railways made history on 1st July, 2020 by achieving 100% punctuality rate."

Veteran BJP leader, 3-term MLA Chandrakanta Goyal passes away

June 07, 2020 8:42 am

Chandrakanta Goyal, whose late husband, Ved Prakash Goyal, was the former BJP national treasurer and shipping minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, was elected from Matunga Assembly constituency in central Mumbai for three successive terms from 1990.

Piyush Goyal: ‘Will achieve $5 trillion economy... won’t let Covid affect resolve’

June 02, 2020 7:16 am

The talk about trains getting lost is complete falsehood. Obviously no train gets lost. When congestion on routes became too much, we diverted only 71 trains. We have run 4,040 trains. I monitor them thrice a day.


FM Piyush Goyal presents Union Budget 2019

February 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Interim FM Piyush Goyal said India is on a solid track towards growth and prosperity. The country’s farmers’ income will double by 2022, he added.

Train 18: The fastest train on route will reach Varanasi from Delhi in 8 hours

January 04, 2019 8:14 am

"The train is 45-per cent faster than the fastest train on this route. It will be flagged off by the prime minister ahead of the Kumbh Mela," PTI quoted sources as saying.

Today in pics: Idea Exchange with Piyush Goyal

September 04, 2014 12:20 pm

PM Narendra Modi met Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in New Delhi on Thursday.


26/11 Stories of Strength: Piyush Goyal Speech

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

26/11 Stories of Strength: Piyush Goyal Speech

Nepal PM discusses energy crisis with Piyush Goyal

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday met the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the Presidential Palace in Delhi to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Nepal. Nepal has been importing 280 MW from India to meet its energy demand. Nepal declared energy emergency last week targeting an end to the ongoing power crisis within the next two years. Import from India will play a crucial part in meeting Nepal's power demand during the emergency period.

Australia assures to provide access to affordable energy: Minister

February 11, 2016 5:33 am

Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.

India exploring Australian gas supplies for clean, affordable power: Piyush Goyal

February 08, 2016 4:49 pm

Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.

We aim to provide 24x7 electricity access: Piyush Goyal

January 14, 2016 10:03 am

Tokyo, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, who is presently in Tokyo to attend the eighth India-Japan Energy Dialogue, said on Thursday that the primary objective of the government is to make Japanese power firms invest in ‘Make in India’ to further provide 24x7 electricity access to the people of the country. Goyal said that he discussed and understood the challenges the Indian grids will face, particularly with the infusion of large amount of renewable energy. Goyal further assured that this engagement with the Japanese power companies will be taken to the next level in India.