Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani given additional charge of I&B Ministry after Venkaiah Naidu resigns

Union textile minister Smriti Irani was on Tuesday given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting while Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh was handed over the charge of Urban Development. The rejig took place after senior party leader and NDA vice presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu resigned from his ministerial responsibilities on Monday. The Office of Prime Minister of India confirmed the report and tweeted, “Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu has resigned

Kanhaiya Kumar never said he is not proud to be Indian: Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday clarified that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had never said he is not proud to be an Indian. Tharoor’s clarification came days after he drew flak for comparing Kumar with Bhagat Singh. “When this young man, who you object to so strongly, stands up and says I want freedom from…he mentions casteism, he mentions capitalism. I don’t agree necessarily to things that he talks about.

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 escapes with minor injuries after car accident on Yamuna Expressway

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday night escaped with minor injuries after her convoy met with an accident on Yamuna Expressway. However, a motorcycle borne-man was killed in the chain of collisions which had led to a huge pile up of vehicles on the highway. Irani, along with other senior leaders of the BJP, was returning to Delhi after attending a meeting of the party’s youth wing in Vrindavan when

Kanhaiya Kumar's speech at JNU: Brilliant, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has applauded Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech at the JNU post his release from the jail. He tweeted, “What a brilliant speech by Kanhaiya…” #KanhaiyaKumar became the top trending topic on microblogging site Twitter following the speech. Many students were seen wiping tears during Kanhaiya’s address. JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition 20 days ago, was released from the Tihar Jail here on Thursday evening

Nationalism debate: Fight over Smriti Irani may escalate in Parliament

The debate over nationalism may continue to dominate Parliament’s proceedings this week, even after both Houses had completed discussions on the issue. The BJP came out in support of Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani after the Congress, Left and the JD(U) decided to push notice of breach of privilege against her for allegedly “misleading” the House in her reply on the debate over the issue of students of

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?

Is Narendra Modi government 'scared' or Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday roared in front of the media, saying the government was “scared” and will try to muzzle his voice in Parliament on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition row. “I will speak but they (government) will not let me speak because they are scared. They are scared of what I am going to say in Parliament so they will not let me speak,” Rahul

ABVP members raised anti-India slogans: AAP submits video clip proof to police

Defending Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, the AAP Monday submitted two video clips that purportedly show the “real culprits behind the unrest in JNU”. According to the AAP, the two clips allegedly show members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) shouting anti-India slogans. Countering the allegations, the ABVP too approached police Monday with a complaint stating that the videos were “morphed” in an attempt to

Rahul Gandhi joins candlelight vigil for Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University

Stepping up the offensive on Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide issue, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi arrived at the Hyderabad University campus on Saturday to participate in a candle march by students. Rahul is supposed to spend the night with the protesting students in the campus along with the family members of Rohith Vemula. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said Gandhi would participate in the candle march and also in the

Slogans Disrupt PM Narendra Modi 's Speech At Convocation In Lucknow

Protesters raised slogans, attempting to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, where he is chief guest at a convocation today. A student was escorted out of the auditorium and some protesters have been detained. PM Modi is attending several events in Uttar Pradesh today associated with BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution and a Dalit icon, signalling his party’s focus on