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After accident I pleaded for help but Smriti Irani ignored us: Daughter of deceased

Sandili Nagar, 16-year-old girl whose father died on the spot after their vehicle met with an accident with Smriti Irani’s convoy on Saturday, has alleged that after the accident took place she pleaded HRD minister for help but she ignored her. “We were going to attend a marriage ceremony and our motor cycle’s speed was very slow. Suddenly, Smriti Irani’s vehicle hit us and our motorcycle got slipped. She came

Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech: Oxford researcher Sarmila Bose

On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, named Sarmila Bose and my book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, during her fiery response on the issue of freedom of speech. The minister’s introduction of me was most kind, and her remarks raise important issues about how to study the past and what happens when freedom

A fact check on what HRD minister Smriti Irani said in Parliament

Under intense attack, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday made a forceful statement in Lok Sabha, saying Kanhaiya Kumar and some other students had been found indulging in anti-national activities by the JNU authorities themselves. The Smriti Script One liners from HRD minister Smriti Irani’s speech in the Lok Sabha, Some of the voices are uttered in choking voice. Mujhe sooli par chadhana chahte ho… Amethi ladne ki saza doge mujhe?

CBSE books to be made available online for free, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani

All CBSE books and learning material will be made available online for free as part of the Centre’s good governance efforts, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said here on Saturday. At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in east Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools. “We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We are similarly

Smriti Irani degree case: Delhi court likely to pronounce verdict today

A Delhi court may on Wednesday pronounce its verdict on a complaint lodged by freelance writer Ahmer Khan against Union HRD minister Smriti Irani for allegedly misleading the Election Commission by giving ‘false’ information about her educational qualification. Khan had alleged that Irani in her three affidavits before the EC while filing nominations for her candidature for Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha polls had purportedly given different details

Smriti Irani visits Amethi, lauds PM Narendra Modi

Union HRD Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani is in Amethi today for a day on the occasion of first anniversary of Narendra Modi government at the Center. Addressing a public meeting here she highlighted the achievements of one-year old BJP-led Narendra Modi government. She categorically spoke about works done by her government for the welfare of people of Amethi and nearby areas. “What couldn’t be done in years, BJP

Smriti Irani points finger at MP, refuses to apologise

A combative Smriti Irani on Monday refused to say sorry in the Lok Sabha after being accused of pointing a finger at Trinamul MP Sugata Bose and telling him to sit down when the history professor intervened during a reply by the HRD minister. She also repeated the words “have I committed any sin?”, as she rubbished a “chargesheet” on her alleged non-performance. Smriti was replying to a debate over

My statement on Yale misconstrued: Smriti Irani

After stoking a fresh controversy over her educational qualifications, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said her statement regarding her participation at Yale university’s leadership program has been “misconstrued”. The HRD Minister had triggered a fresh controversy with her assertion that she also has a “degree” from the prestigious Yale University in the US. “In that kitty of mine where people call me ‘anpad‘ (illiterate) I do have a degree from Yale University as well which I can

Did Smriti Irani lie about her education?

HRD minister Smriti Irani was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy over her educational qualifications after it emerged that she had made contradictory declarations when she contested Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and 2014. The Congress, one of whose leaders struck a different note, escalated its attack while the BJP hit back asking answers from it about the educational qualifications of Sonia Gandhi. Ever since, Madhu Kishwar, a