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Piyush Goyal


Delhi Confidential: Other Concerns

January 27, 2020 2:24 am

Not a single corporate or potential investor referred either to Kashmir or CAA during their interactions with the delegation led by Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

If I were not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India: Piyush Goyal

January 23, 2020 7:02 pm

Responding to a query about proposed disinvestment of Air India, BPCL and other companies, Goyal said in the first term, the government had inherited an economy which was in pretty terrible shape.

Indian economy poised to take off, says Piyush Goyal

January 23, 2020 3:26 pm

Speaking at a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit here, the Commerce and Industry Minister also said the government will hold discussions with Britain and European Union on free trade agreements.

Delhi Confidential: Menu Matters

January 22, 2020 2:55 am

A change in the menu of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) left many Keralites infuriated, as it excluded dishes from the state.

Where Piyush Goyal is right: investments in infrastructure is different from money brought in to finance losses

January 21, 2020 9:55 am

It’s possible that the minister’s harangue against Amazon was aimed more at small shopkeepers and traders, the ruling BJP’s original support base, ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections.

Gujarat: Kevadia will grow into a Rs 1 lakh-cr economy, says Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

January 18, 2020 5:08 am

Goyal was assessing the ongoing project of connecting Kevadia colony to the main railway line at Dabhoi.

A day after jibe at Amazon, Piyush Goyal says ‘all investments welcome’

January 18, 2020 7:41 am

Earlier Friday, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in Mumbai that the company was “investing to create a million new jobs here in India over the next five years”.

Day after snub to Amazon, Piyush Goyal says 'all lawful investments' welcome

January 17, 2020 7:20 pm

"My statement on Amazon misconstrued, govt welcomes all investments within regulations. We welcome all types of investment. But, if the foundation of any investment violates law then there will be a legal process," Piyush Goyal said.

Piyush snubbing Bezos will help make India $5 trillion economy: Chidambaram quips

January 17, 2020 2:08 pm

"The snub will reverse the five successive month decline in Imports and the eight successive month decline in exports," Chidambaram said, adding "the Commerce Minister should snub more people to boost Imports and Exports."

Piyush Goyal snubs Amazon chief Jeff Bezos: No great favour if you invest $1 bn in India

January 17, 2020 7:46 am

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had said Wednesday that the firm would invest $1 billion into India to “digitise” micro, small and medium enterprises.


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

November 19, 2019 11:14 am

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.