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We provide milk when Kejriwal sets up ‘pink theka’ for women: Smriti Irani

October 02, 2022 6:54 am

Addressing the BJP’s Hello Kamal Shakti meeting of women, Irani said, “They (AAP) have come to ‘play elections’ (chutani ramva) and not win them.

Smriti Irani: Cong deprived people of benefits, BJP brought long-pending development

September 18, 2022 7:05 am

The Women and Child Development minister, who was participating in a 'Nari Ko Naman' event, said that under the BJP governments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre and Jai Ram Thakur in the state, “long-pending” development was being brought to Himachal Pradesh. The state goes to polls later this year.

Goa Silly Souls Cafe row: Lease agreement not admissible as evidence, says owner’s lawyer

September 13, 2022 10:19 am

In their reply to the show-cause notice issued by the Excise Commissioner, late Anthony D’Gama’s wife Merlyn and son Dean D’Gama stated that the property was “exclusively” their “business” and involved “no other person/persons”.

Picture This: From J&K to Tamil Nadu, the most talked about political events today

September 10, 2022 8:05 pm

Here we take a look at the major political events of the day through pictures.

Shah takes ‘foreign’ T-shirt dig at Rahul, Irani hurls ‘tukde’ jibe

September 11, 2022 7:00 am

Attending a BJP event in Jodhpur, Shah said the Congress leader who had once said that “India is not a nation” is now out to “unite” the country wearing a “foreign-make” T-shirt, while advising the latter to read the history of India.

Silly Souls Cafe being run under lease to Eightall: RTI documents

September 09, 2022 2:37 am

The Indian Express had on August 3 reported that two companies — Ugraya Mercantile and Ugraya Agro Farms — owned by Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani’s kin, had in 2020-21 invested in Eightall Food and Beverages.

Congress leaders accuse Smriti Irani of misleading court and suppressing facts

September 03, 2022 9:01 pm

The Congress leaders told the court that Irani’s family members - her husband, her son, her daughter and her step-daughter, are all shareholders in two companies - Ugraya Mercantile Pvt. Ltd and Ugraya Agro Farms Pvt Ltd.

UP: Amethi lekhpal, who failed to recognise Smriti Irani over phone, faces probe

August 29, 2022 10:54 pm

A resident of Poore Pahalwan village under Musafirkhana tehsil had on August 27 given a complaint letter to Irani saying that after the death of his father, who was a teacher, his mother Savitri Devi is entitled for pension, whose verification has not been done by lekhpal Deepak.

Goa bar row: Twitter moves Delhi HC seeking clarification in previous order

August 23, 2022 1:19 pm

Union Minister Smriti Irani has also filed a defamation suit against the Congress leaders for allegedly making baseless and false accusations against her and her 18-year-old daughter.

Stalin to Smriti, how India's top politicians are sweating it out beyond the political arena

August 23, 2022 2:58 pm

On Sunday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, a known fitness enthusiast, said he and his son often get mistaken for siblings


MPs ride down from Red Fort to Vijay Chowk at Tiranga bike rally

August 03, 2022 1:59 pm

The Tiranga bike rally for MPs across parties was organised by the Culture Ministry from the Red Fort to Vijay Chowk in Delhi for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Vijay Deverakonda, Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan: 10 celebrity photos you should not miss today

July 04, 2022 8:01 pm

Here are the latest photos of Vijay Deverakonda, Deepika Padukone, Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon, Smriti Irani, Tusshar Kapoor, Maniesh Paul, and Mouni Roy among others.

Big fight: Rahul Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari, Kanhaiya Kumar among key candidates

May 24, 2019 11:09 am

Spread across seven phases, the bitterly contested Lok Sabha election spanned from April 11 to May 19. As the results start pouring in, let's take a look at some of the prominent candidates.

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

August 09, 2017 12:02 pm

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

July 19, 2017 1:25 pm

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

March 04, 2016 2:43 pm

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

July 04, 2015 8:00 am

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

June 29, 2015 5:29 pm

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

February 13, 2015 1:55 pm

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

October 09, 2014 12:27 pm

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


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

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

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

June 08, 2020 12:21 pm

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

I attended Mahishasura event in JNU: BJP MP

February 26, 2016 9:26 am

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.

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

February 26, 2016 5:29 pm

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.

Irani slams Rahul Gandhi over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 4:49 pm

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

February 12, 2016 8:18 am

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:”