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National Handloom Day 2020: Priyanka to Vidya, celebs urge people to go 'vocal for local'

August 07, 2020 2:50 pm

National Handloom Day 2020: Celebrities took to social media to post pictures of themselves in Indian textiles, promoting the importance of traditional weaves

Irani debunks claims of lockdown leading to increase in domestic violence

June 08, 2020 12:25 pm

Smriti Irani said every man is not beating up the woman in his house in India.

Smriti Irani shares BMC's tweaked version of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi opening credits

April 16, 2020 11:17 am

Mumbai's civic body tweaked the opening credits of the hit show from the 2000s 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and its message was shared by the show's protagonist Smriti Irani.

Smriti Irani shows how to stitch a face mask at home

April 10, 2020 1:30 pm

Make sure you wash the mask with soap and hot water after use and dry it properly before putting it on the next time

People respond to Smriti Irani's #TwitterAntakshari amid 'Janata Curfew'

March 22, 2020 5:27 pm

From celebrities to little children many joined the #TwitterAntakshari challenge on the micro-blogging sites sharing links of their favourite songs, to some serenading at home flaunting their musical talent.

'Begani shaadi mein Abdullah deewana': Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi for tweet on SC ruling on women Army officers

February 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Smriti Irani also accused the Congress government of twiddling "its thumbs" on the issue. "It was PM Modi who announced Permanent Commission for Women in Armed Forces, thereby ensuring gender justice," she added in her tweet.

Smriti Irani praises Thappad, Anubhav Sinha says would love to show her the film

February 10, 2020 5:22 pm

Smriti Irani said though her political views might be opposite to Thappad director Anubhav Sinha, she would still urge the audiences to watch the Taapsee Pannu starrer movie.

Delhi polls: Arvind Kejriwal, Smriti Irani spar over 'special appeal' to women voters

February 08, 2020 4:34 pm

Hitting out at the AAP supremo, Irani asked if Kejriwal thinks women were incapable of deciding whom to vote for.

Parties that lost are supporting Shaheen Bagh protest: Irani

January 31, 2020 6:13 am

Irani said that Congress’s intention is to divide the nation. She, however, evaded questions on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi’s visit to the state earlier this month.

Delhi Assembly polls: 'CM with those who want to divide nation,' says Smriti Irani

January 30, 2020 4:14 am

Irani was campaigning along with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for BJP candidate Jai Prakash from Sadar Bazar, who is pitted against AAP’s two-time MLA Som Dutt and Congress’s Satbir Sharma.


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).

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

September 26, 2014 12:33 pm

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


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:”