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Fake news, distortion, says Smriti Irani on unemployment data

Irani was speaking to students at Shri Ram College of Commerce Business Conclave. Asked about the report and unemployment figures, she said, “I am happy that you asked this question because it gives me a sense of the distortion that is being done among people with regards to... fake news.”

Ekta Kapoor hosts 'naamkaran' ceremony for son Ravie

Ekta Kapoor hosted a naming ceremony for her newborn, Ravie Kapoor on Monday. In attendance were the who's who of the film and television industry including Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan and Smriti Irani.


Smriti Irani posts about dealing with #TeenageTantrums, and other parents relate

It's not easy being a parent of a moody teenager, so when Smriti Irani shared a photo of her with her daughter, many parents on the platform found the post hilarious and remarked that they "totally understand".

The day Narendra Modi decides to hang his boots, I will leave politics, says Smriti Irani

To an anonymous question about the Mahagatbandhan of Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh, Irani said that last time, too, when the elephant sat on the cycle, it got punctured.

No theatre in Amethi, Smriti Irani arranges for mobile hall that screens Uri for free

The screenings, currently held four times a day at a spice factory, are the initiative of Union Minister Smriti Irani, who had contested the 2014 Assembly elections from Amethi, and lost.

Delhi confidential: Special Attention

Smriti Irani may have lost the 2014 round to Rahul Gandhi, but she is gearing up for the next.


Narendra Modi gave more money to Bengal than Congress: Smriti Irani

Speaking at a ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ rally in Joynagar, South 24 Parganas, Irani said the UPA government gave Rs 1 lakh crore to the state, while the Modi government gave Rs 2.80 lakh crore under the 14th Finance Commission.

Kolkata: 'Opposition formed alliance to save themselves, in fear of Modi,' says Smriti Irani

The rally was held under the banner of ‘Ganatantra Bachao Yatra’, which the state BJP initiated after it failed to get nods from the state government and Supreme Court for its ‘rath yatras’.

Smriti Irani says Gujarat textile sector got Rs 30,000 cr in Modi rule, report released by her shows de-growth

The ASSOCHAM report, a copy of which is with The Indian Express, also stated that Gujarat’s fabric production in the last five years has registered a de-growth at a CAGR of -2 per cent.

After UK, US and EU, India to get its size in textiles and garments: Smriti Irani

Apart from launching a size-India project, the Union minister also said that government will launch a statistical study to ascertain the domestic demand in India."Our

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Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections: Ahmed Patel wins, a look at all that happened

The Election Commission of India (ECI) invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to revoke the decision of its Returning Officer (RO) in the state and declare invalid the votes cast by two Congress MLAs.

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani gets additional charge of Information and Broadcasting Ministry

With Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu now NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee, his two ministerial portfolios have been given to Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Smriti Zubin Irani.


February Top Pictures: JNU protest, Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder

JNU protest, Arun Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder - Take a look at the top happenings in the month of February.

Massive landslide in Darjeeling, Indonesian plane crash, Digital India Launch

Narendra Modi launches Digital India campaign; Massive Landslide In Darjeeling, 38 Feared dead; Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes, 100 Feared dead.

AAP protests in Delhi, demands Smriti, Sushma, Vasundhara's resignation

Aam Aadmi Party activists stage a protest against BJP leaders Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Pankaja Munde in New Delhi.

Christian school allegedly vandalised in south Delhi, alumnus Smriti Irani stops over

The incident took place at Holy Child Auxilium School following which the school was shut.


Smriti Irani, Raj Thackeray hold rallies as Maharashra poll campaign intensifies

Ahead of the Assembly polls, HRD Minister Smriti Irani addressed a public meeting for BJP candidates in Kolhapur on Wednesday (October 8).

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani were seen participating in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.

President, PM meet Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of IIT

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and HRD Minister Smriti Irani at group photo session with Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of Indian Institute of Technology.

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Will you take sanitary napkins soaked in blood to a friend’s home: Smriti Irani on Sabarimala row

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was once again in the spotlight on Monday when, during a conference, she said that if you don't go to friend's house in a blood-soaked sanitary napkin, would you do the same going to a God's house?

MJ Akbar and the #MeToo campaign: A timeline

Junior minister MJ Akbar has filed a case of criminal defamation against Priya Ramani, the first woman to have publicly accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. Here's a timeline the case so far.


MJ Akbar better positioned to speak on allegations of sexual harassment: Smriti Irani

At a FICCI event in Mumbai, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the junior minister was better positioned to speak on the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by at least 7 women journalists.

Four years of the Modi government: In education, what the HRD ministry did, is doing and failed to do

Here’s what the many ministry of the HRD ministry did with education, in our series The Last Lap. 


Vemula suicide: Doctor rejects Irani's claim about scholar's death

Hyderabad, Feb 26 (ANI): The on-duty Chief Medical Officer M. Rajshree, who confirmed Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's death, has repudiated HRD Minister Smriti Irani's assertion in the Parliament, saying she had reached the scene in three-five minutes. She further said that a group of students took her to the room where Rohith had attempted suicide and the police asked her if she could predict the time of Vemula's death. Irani on Wednesday pointed out that according to a report submitted to the Telangana High Court, the police had reached the hospital at 7:20 pm when they found the body.

I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Confirming his attendance at the ‘Mahishasura festival’ of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2011, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Udit Raj on Friday said that he changed his thoughts after joining the saffron party. Raj further stated that Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani’s remarks on the Mahishasura event were political and he attended the event as an activist then. Irani had yesterday created a huge uproar in the Rajya Sabha by reading out a document on the Mahishasur Puja, observed on the JNU campus every October since 2011.

Irani slams Rahul Gandhi over Rohith Vemula case

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Accusing the main opposition of practicing "political opportunism" Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to know as to where was Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi when more than 600 students died during the Telangana movement. Irani said "Today I am being accused of discrimination. One student dies and there is political battle over it. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. I did my duty, and I won't apologise for it," said Irani in response to Vemula's suicide in Parliament's Budget Session. She added "I have been accused that with which authority, do I to write letters Universities? Just because I contested from Amethi, you would crucify me."

Strict action will be taken: Rajnath on JNU issue

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Speaking about an event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that whatever happened at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was inappropriate. He said strict action will be taken against the anti-national elements. He added that if anyone raises anti-India slogans and tries to raise question on nation's unity and integrity, they would not be spared. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Smriti Irani also echoed similar sentiments, saying that academic institutions have the responsibility of following principles and thereby it should be kept in mind that institutions are respected. She added, “Nation can never tolerate any insult to Mother India:”